Only Yesterday: Dallas Post linotype operator broke wooden leg in 1958

Compiled by Kim Rollman - For Dallas Post
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July 15, 1998 – 20 YEARS AGO

Marilyn Devlin Olenik, Shavertown, received the Grace Andrews Award at the recent College Misericordia Senior Awards Dinner, held prior to Commencement. The award is presented annually to the outstanding nontraditional student demonstrating enthusiasm for lifelong learning. Olenik graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in English/secondary education.

Recently, 18 teams from Northeastern Pennsylvania schools were recognized at an awards ceremony and pizza party for their performance in the 1997-98 Stock Market Game competition. Two teams from Dallas Elementary School earned second and third place awards in the competition which was held at The University of Scranton and sponsored by Prudential Investments. The second place team members are Shannon Kotch, Brittany Prater, Robert Justice and Brian Goeringer. In third place was the team of Laura Morgan, Sara Sweptston, Chelsea Calhoun and Cassie Snider.

July 15, 1988 – 30 YEARS AGO

Some people will go almost anywhere for what they believe. Darci Davis, of Newberry Estates, Dallas, is one of those people. She recently spent three weeks on a missionary trip in Hong Kong, China and the Philippines with LIGHT Internationals, a Christian Group from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA. The group performed at various churches and mixed with crowds in Manila that gathered to talk about the gospel.

Candy Stripers at The Meadows Nursing Center, Dallas, recently attended an orientation as part of their educational program prior to beginning their summer volunteer assignments. Participants include Maria Farris, Carrie Snell, Milissa Hopfer, Susan Rygelski, Amy Brown, Dale Wallace, Althea Roote, Kristin Davis, Janna Brocious and Caryn Gramley.

July 15, 1978 – 40 YEARS AGO

Back Mountain Jay-C-ettes completed their 11th CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) class for Frances Slocum State Park rangers and life guards last week. The three-day course was sponsored by the Jay-C-ettes through the cooperation of the American Red Cross. Back Mountain residents completing the course included Colleen Bergevin, Dallas; Edward Fritzinger, Dallas; Fred A. Rosencrans, Dallas; Edward Sartin, Wyoming, John Havir, Noxen; and Wilmur Faux, Harveys Lake.

The Back Mountain Memorial Library is getting a new look this week as several young adults are pitching in to scrape and re-paint the exterior of the building. Among the participants were Jill Hiller, Beth Ann Schmidle, Richie Andrews and Tom Sands.

July 15, 1968 – 50 YEARS AGO

The Library Auction Antiques Committee has two life members, Miss Frances Dorrance and Mrs. Fred Howell. Both women were in large measure responsible for the first Library Auction, a project which was looked upon by the community in the light of a rummage sale…until the returns from the auction were announced. Instead of the $1,000 which had been the goal, the figure shot well past the $3,000 mark and the Library Auction at once became a summer fixture of Back Mountain life.

John H.D. Ferguson, Demunds Road, has begun a one-year term as member-at-large of the Executive Board of the Leonard H. Kinnard Chapter of the Telephone Pioneers of America in Harrisburg. Pioneers are telephone industry employees or retirees with 21 or more years of service and the organization is devoted to community service and fellowship.

It’s Auction Lamb time again, and true to tradition the lamb is coming from Highland Acres. For years the baby lamb, decorated with a pink ribbon bow, slept comfortably in Herman Thomas’ wagon before being hoisted to the Auction Block. This year the lamb is the gift of the Richard Pearsolls, who purchased Highland Acres at the time the Herman Thomases moved to Machell Avenue, and later to Florida.

July 15, 1958 – 60 YEARS AGO

Earl McCarty, linotype operator for the Dallas Post, broke his leg while working on his machine Monday morning. The heroic linotyper reached down and unscrewed the leg at the ankle, inspected the detached foot, and reached for the telephone. “What will it cost to replace this bolt?” he inquired of the prosthetic mechanic. Earl is limping around with a crutch until his wooden leg comes back from the repair shop.

Members of the Dallas Lions Club Auxiliary met at the Continental Inn Monday night and made plans for a picnic to be held at Lake Nuangola July 27. Present at the meeting were Mesdames Irving Berger, George Eddy, Edward Ribotski, Richar Myers, Bert Fennell, Bradley Kitchen, Russell E. DeRemer, Russell A. DeRemer, Herman VanCampen, John Hilbert, Leo Luckasavage, Robert David and Harold Davis.

New Rotary Ann officers were installed at a joint dinner meeting with men of Rotary at Irem Temple Country Club last Thursday evening. New officers are: Mrs. L.E. Jordan, president; Mrs. Ornan Lamb, vice president; Mrs. H. Demmy, treasurer; Mrs. Lemuel T. Troster, second vice president; Mrs. Robert Holland, recording secretary; Mrs. Jack Stanley, corresponding secretary.

July 15, 1948 – 70 YEARS AGO

Members of the Brace Bible Class of Dallas Methodist Church will entertain their wives and friends at a covered dish supper in the Ohlman Grove Monday at 6 o’clock. Members are asked to bring a covered dish, their own silver, plates and cups. Coffee and dessert will be served by the class. Chairman of the committee is H.M. Strub assisted by Harry Ohlman, James Besecker and Dan Robinhold.

The Daily Vacation Bible School of Lehman and Idetown Sunday Schools presented an excellent program in the Idetown Church Sunday morning at 10 o’clock and in the Lehman High School at 11 o’clock recently. Officers and teachers were: Rev. Frank Abbott, dean; Elsie Jean Ide, secretary; Mrs. Charles Nuss, Mrs. Della Parrish, Joanne McKenna, Patsy and Eleanor McKenna, Dorothy Meade, Betty Fannon, Marilyn Reily, Mary Lou Elston, Shirley Welch, teachers; Elsie Jean Ide, pianist; and Marion Evans, assistant pianist.

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Compiled by Kim Rollman

For Dallas Post

The Dallas Post is 130 years old. Information here is reprinted exactly as it first appeared.

The Dallas Post is 130 years old. Information here is reprinted exactly as it first appeared.