70 YEARS AGO
The Dallas W.C.T.U. met at the home of Mrs. Charles Heidman and the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: Mrs. Earl Weidner, president; Mrs. David Brace, vice president; Mrs. Grover Anderson, corresponding secretary; Mrs. Raymond Searfoss, recording secretary; Mrs. A.H. VanNortwick, treasurer; Mrs. Harold Payne, pianist; and Mrs. Harry Allen, medical temperance director.
Dix Dazzler is a Boston terrier which won a Blue Ribbon at the annual Spring Dog Show at Dr. Fred Chandler’s Farm at Carverton. Dazzler is owned by R.M. Stapleton.
60 YEARS AGO
Ralph Rood, veteran Dallas Borough teacher who will retire this year, will be the guest of honor at a testimonial dinner at Dallas Methodist Church. Dr. R.M. Bodycomb is general chairman.
Dolores Smith, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Ira Smith, was selected Dairy Queen of Luzerne County and Shirley Austin was selected alternate.
Christian Fellowship Class was reorganized at its monthly meeting in the social rooms at Huntsville Christian Church. To be known in the future as the Christian Fellowship Society, it will be open to anyone wishing to join, regardless of church affiliation. New officers elected were: William Eckert, president; Mrs. Kenneth Brobst, first vice president; Robert Culp, second vice president; Mrs. Wilbur Davis, secretary; Walter Covert, treasurer; and Dale Warmouth, corresponding secretary.
Joseph Delet-Kanic of Kunkle was elected president of the Dallas Township Parent-Teacher Association. Other officers elected were: Raymond Kuhnert, vice president; Mrs. Paul Goddard, secretary; and Mr. Dolbear, Treasurer.
50 YEARS AGO
A Back Mountain co-ed was honored Tuesday at the awards assembly held at Wilkes College. She is Carol Herwig, Trucksville, who was recognized for her talents as an actress. Miss Herwig was presented with the trophy given annually by the cue ‘n curtain, the Wilkes student drama organization, to the most outstanding actress of the year, for her performance as Sybil, the pert lady’s maid in the recent production of “The Shoemaker’s Holiday.”
W.S.C.S. of Alderson Methodist Church met at the church for a Mother’s Day tea and elected Mrs. Stephen Hartman, Sr. president and Mrs. Raymond Garinger vice president.
Mrs. Roger Owens was appointed head of the candy booth for the Eleventh Library Auction at Tuesday evening’s board meeting of the Dallas Junior Women’s Club.
40 YEARS AGO
Three four-year scholarships to local colleges for the further education of Back Mountain boys or girls will again be available through the Back Mountain Protection Association, the gift of the Andrew J. Sordoni Foundation.
Outstanding students who might not otherwise be able to continue their education, beginning in 1968, will be interviewed. The scholarships, one each, are for King’s, Misericordia and Wilkes.
Final selection will be made by a committee appointed by the Protective Association, including E.V. Chadwick, president; Rev. Robert D. Yost, Atty. Lenahan Brown, Rev. Francis A. Kane, Robert Laux, Frank Wadas and Dr. F. Budd Schooley.
Grant Cooper, Donald Jones, Andy Kasco, Edward Havrilla and Chief Robert Cooper are getting in shape for the Tug of War Contest with Back Mountain Firemen as entrants which will be one of the highlights of the Jackson Township Firemen’s Annual Bazaar on Memorial Day weekend. Richard Holodick is general chairman. Carl Aston is parade chairman and Fred Fielding heads the food committee.
An upswing in vandalism is plaguing Dallas Township Police. Tuesday, the new Ford of Ira Smith was splattered with eggs, inside and out, making an awful mess of the automobile. The new Buick of Harrison Cook suffered a like fate the same evening.
Glass plate doors and windows at Elston & Gould, Garinger’s Machine Shop and Andy Roan’s Beer Distributor Plant were also smashed during the week and in Kingston Township the show window at Duke Isaacs met a similar fate.
30 YEARS AGO
Smoke alarms probably saved the lives of the Galachefski family, Pad 167, Valley View Mobile Home Park, Dallas, when their mobile home was destroyed by fire. Steven Galachefski and his wife Michaeline, both 24, and their two year old son, Stephen, were at home sleeping. They were awakened by the smoke alarm in the hallway.
Dallas Borough Police Chief Edward Lyons warns all residents it is unlawful for any person or persons to permit any pets to run loose on the streets or on the private property of other persons. All animals must be confined or on a leash.
Chief Lyons stated that violators of this ordinance are liable for a fine of not more than $10 or shall be committed to Luzerne County prison for a period not to exceed five days.
Helen and Billy Scott, well known for comedy routines, novelty tunes and songs of the day will appear at Sweet Valley Days.
20 YEARS AGO
Leaders from Kingston Township, Dallas Borough and Dallas Township will meet tonight in the Kingston Township Municipal Building and are encouraging private haulers to attend as well to discuss the garbage problem that is plaguing the area.
In the event the West Side Landfill Authority will not be allowed to re-open its gates, plans will be discussed on methods of disposal, including possibly dumping at the Amity Landfill in Taylor and the Keystone Landfill.
Members of Brownie Troop 637, Dallas Elementary School, held their Fly-Up Court of Awards ceremony last week. Girls taking part in the ceremony were: Megan Elston, Melody Sarti, Hope Eaton, Allison Cutter, Jennifer Russ, Gwen Zaremo, Aileen Williams, Jacquie Prothero, Kelly Killeen, Sarah Wysocki, Samantha Browne, Jennifer Bozunis, Lori Buzin, Joey Lynn Walko, Gail Culver, Stephanie Jancewicz, Tracy Patton, Jaime Elston, Jessica Elston and Vivian Riley.
Potentate Peter P. Caprari has appointed Assistant Raban Dr. Richard C. Post general chairman and High Priest and Prophet Walter H.R. Mohr co-chairman for Irem Temple’s Children’s Hospital Seventh Annual Crusade.