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From the Vault: News from the Thursday, Oct. 19, 1961 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted 10/18/17

Breaking ground for new school next Thursday

Two significant actions will take place within a month which affect the Middletown Area School System’s program to expand school facilities.

The …

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From the Vault: News from the Thursday, Oct. 19, 1961 edition of the Press & Journal

Posted

Breaking ground for new school next Thursday

Two significant actions will take place within a month which affect the Middletown Area School System’s program to expand school facilities.

The first will come next Thursday when the H. B. Alexander construction firm, of Harrisburg, will break ground for the new Lower Swatara Township Elementary School.

The second will be the opening of bids on Nov. 24 for the new $3 million dollar high school which will be constructed north of town on the former Coble farm property along Route 441.

The Porr and Loddengaard architectural design indicates the junior-senior high structure will utilize two stories — with classrooms being located on both levels. Other facilities will include quarters for the administrative staff, the principal and his assistant, a conference room, general office, a spacious library and cafeteria, a large gymnasium which can be converted into boys’ and girls’ gymnasium with room remaining for an auxiliary gymnasium.

The large auditorium will be positioned on the first floor along with the gymnasium, cafeteria and library,

There will be an art room, homemaking center, wood, metal and agriculture shops, and a band room with convenient storage rooms for instruments.

Local students selected for ‘State Fair’ movie extras

Two local college students will be seen in the motion picture “State Fair,” under production in Dallas and Oklahoma City.

Anthony Giannettino, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. Thomas Giannettino of 516 Highland Ave., and Daniel McCracken, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. McCracken, formerly of town, are extras in race and crowd scenes shot at the Oklahoma City Fair Grounds.

The film stars Pat Boone, Bobby Darin, Alice Fay and Tom Ewell and others. Anthony appears in one scene with Pat Boone as he goes through the crowd looking for his girlfriend.

Both were also in scenes with Tom Ewell and Alice Fay.

Both are students at Oklahoma City University.

Record parade expected for Halloween celebration

The annual Halloween Parade, sponsored by the Mothers Congress and The Kiwanis Club of Middletown, will be held next Thursday afternoon and evening.

As usual, the members of Mothers Congress will have for sale in front of Roth's store home made baked goods and candies, starting at 11 a.m. There have been four entries for the queen contest, Misses Donna Leggore, Lillian Miller, Rose Marie Rishar and Ruth Rudy. These persons will contest for the honor of being queen by securing votes from the citizens of the community. They will have proper identification.

From the interest already shown, and the number of inquiries received, this promises to be one of the largest parades of its kind to be held in Middletown. Many groups have already signified their intention of participating, especially the school groups.

Plans also call for a disc jockey dance, honoring the queen, to be held it the Community Building immediately following the parade.

Raiders meet Palms in big game

Middletown Area High’s Blue Raiders come to the crossroads this Saturday. If they make the right turn, they'll be headed for their first Capital Area Conference championship. The wrong turn will make such an achievement more difficult.

This crossroads situation means Ray Reider's undefeated Raiders will be opposing Palmyra's Palms for the blue chips. A win over the Palms will just about clinch matters. A Palmyra triumph would put Ken Bowman's team on top of the Capital Conference heap.

Headlines from the edition

• School buses are damaged by vandals

• Religious census slated for Shope Gardens area

• Jewelry valued at $170 taken at Moose Home

Hot buys

• Lassie and Kentmore coats, $35 to $53. The Christine Shoppe, 12 S. Union St., Middletown.

• Three-piece living room suite, nylon cover, foam rubber. Regular price, $250. Our price, $174.95. Feeman & Walter Furniture, 101 Mill St., Middletown.

• $50 a month buys $1,461 in cash for 36 months. At Preis Finance Company, you can “buy” money just as you buy other things — by the month. 54 E. Emaus St., Middletown.

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