25 Years Ago

Dec. 30, 1987

The first meeting of the Hamburg Area High School Arts Guild was held recently in the home of Loretta Budden, president of the Hamburg Area High School PTO. The function of this newly formed organization is to offer support and assistance to the high school choral, drama and musical groups.

“Cinderella” will be featured at Hamburg Strand LTD., January 2 through January 4.

Pop’s Ice Cream Special: Pineapple Sundae is 99 cents.

This week’s program of the Rotary Club will be “College Student Day” with college students home for the holidays, as guests.


50 Years Ago

Jan. 3, 1963

One Hamburg industry is making plans for expansion in 1963. I.F. Burkey, of Hamburg Knitting Mills, confirmed the purchase of 32 acres of land in Windsor Twp. along old Rt. 22 for the erection of a factory building to supplement their present plant on Pine Street. The land purchased is the former Baver tract.

John V. Hanf, of 837 Reber Street, Shoemakersville, was recently named credit manager of Price Battery Corp., Hamburg. An active musician, he is presently director of the Third Brigade Band of Pottsville

Randall Dunkle, North Fifth Street, Hamburg, will head the board of directors of the Hamburg branch of the Y.M.C.A. for 1963.

A/2C Leon J. Wagner, son of Mr. and Mrs. John H. Wagner of Bernville, R1, recently completed special training at Syracuse University, N.Y., and will be assigned for additional training in security service in Texas.

Special of the Week! Odds and Ends of Sweaters--$1.99 each or 2 for $3.00 at Hamburg Hosiery Sales Company.

75 Years Ago

Dec. 30, 1937

Dr. A.A. Cope was in charge of this noon’s session of the Rotary Club with a program planned for college students who were guests.

Manager Bob Ludwig’s Town Five scored a decisive 50-39 victory at Topton, last Thursday evening to maintain their clean slate and a tie with Fleetwood and Muhlenberg for first place in the Northern Division of the Berks Recreation League.

Tyrone Power and Loretta Young star in “Second Honeymoon” this week’s feature at Strand Screen.

New Year’s Eve Party, Hoe-Down and Modern Dancing from 10 p.m. to ?, at Schlenker’s Ballroom on U.S. Rt. 22, between Hamburg and Shartlesville, December 3. Music by Red Nevin and His Swing Commanders. Admission is 15 cents.

Asco Coffee is 20 cents a lb., Lima Beans—two lbs. for 15 cents, Double Family Bread—11 cents for a large loaf, Steak—29 cents a lb., Chuck Roast—19 cents a lb., Turkey—31 cents a lb., Chickens—25 cents a lb. at American Stores Company.

100 Years Ago

Dec. 2, 1912

W.E. Schmick, accompanied by Charles J. Tobias and family, left Sunday evening for Oakland, Maine where the latter will supervise the erection of a large broom handle factory for the Schmick Lumber and Handle Company, of which Mr. Schmick is the president. The company has many thousands of acres of good timberland in that sate, which will guarantee a supply for many years.

Corporal H.K. Merrifield, of the State Constabulary force, has been placed in charge of the local station, to succeed Sergeant Ely, who has been transferred.

Rentschler and Haag, Dauberville, are operating the sawmill for Charles Geschwindt, who has several teams hauling logs from different places that he has bought.

John Howe and J.H. Smith, two of the principal employees of the Keystone Multiple Parts Company of Philadelphia, for whom a new factory building is being erected on South Third Street, Hamburg, arrived here Monday to arrange for the location and foundation beds of the machinery, which will arrive shortly.