25 Years AgoMay 30, 1990 >> Virginia Weidman, outgoing president of the Woman’s Club of Hamburg, passed the gavel to the newly-elected president, Hilda Achenbach.
The 39th annual Shoemakersville Children’s Fair and Parade will be held Saturday starting with a five-division parade in the morning. Krista Weidman, 1989 Hamburg Area High School Junior Miss, will be the parade Marshall.
The Eslieblichst Maedel (fairest one) pageant will be held June 17 at the 36th annual Kempton Country Fair.
50 Years AgoMay 27, 1965 >> Hamburg’s Junior Chamber of Commerce will sponsor its annual Memorial Day activities for the public at the Hamburg Recreation Park on Sunday afternoon. The Triumphs have been scheduled to perform starting at 2 p.m. Earl Keller’s group will entertain. The pool will open on Sunday and other activities are planned.
Memorial Day ceremonies on Monday will start at 9 a.m. at the flag pole on the Recreation Park grounds.
Poppy sales have been initiated by the Ladies’ Auxiliary to Wagner-Good Post No 216, V.F.W., of Hamburg.
John F. Homan, Shoemakersville, received the Unit Commander’s Medal First Degree as one of the platoon leaders of the best company during the ROTC Field Day ceremonies at Drexel Institute of Technology, in Philadelphia.
Extensive preparations are being made for the Fellowship dinner in the Field House next Sunday following the 175th anniversary service of the Lutheran and Reformed congregations of Hamburg. Mrs. Clifford Wagner, Mrs. Margaret Sauerwine, Mrs. Nevin Miller and Mrs. Donald Keiser are on the committee in charge of these arrangements.
“Lawrence of Arabia” starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Sharif will be featured at the Strand on May 29 only.
75 Years AgoMay 23, 1940 >> Ray Yerger defeated Harold Fink, 7 to 0 and 7 to 1, last Friday to capture the crown in the local marble tournament conducted by David C. Oberholtzer and then placed third in the district finals at Fleetwood, Saturday.
Plans to hold a frankfurter roast at the outdoor gardens of Nevin Bachman’s Northmont Avenue home at 6:30 p.m. on Monday evening, were made at a meeting of St.Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary in the residence of the president, Mrs. H.E. Hahn, last Monday evening.
At a recent meeting of the board of directors, Supt. Bruce W. Edris of Hamburg was elected president of the Berks Foundry and Manufacturing Company, West Hamburg, to succeed the late William S. Adams, who had held that position since the firm’s organization in 1915.
Tyrone Power and Dorothy Lamour in “Johnny Apollo” will be featured at the Strand on May 28 and 29.
100 Years AgoMay 27, 1915 >> William I. Billman, proprietor of the Cigar and Tobacco Store at State and Second Streets, will open an ice cream parlor in connection with his business for the accommodation of the people of that section of the town. He will serve Wertley’s famous ice cream by the plate or in quantities and will also have all kinds of soft drinks on hand. There will be a special parlor for ladies.
The Hamburg Athletic and Military Association will hold a festival in Armory Hall on Memorial Day, next Saturday evening, the 29th. There will be dancing at the close of the festival and Grim’s Orchestra will furnish the music.
In the essay contest on the subject “Woodrow Wilson,” in which all the graduates participated, the prize of $5.00 in gold, offered by the Alumni Association, was won by Miss Mae Seaman, with honorable mention to Miss Hazel Clifton.
The Early Files are compiled every week by Peggy Sterner for The Hamburg Area Item.