THE WAY WE WERE – May 2024

THE WAY WE WERE
Culled by Judy Garrison From April 1924 issues of
The Andes Recorder – 100 Years Ago

WEEK IN AND ABOUT ANDES

Events of a week as chronicled by the Man on the Street

The Andes Public Library has received a grant of $85 from the State. This amount must be expended for Books, subject to the approval of the Department and 35 per cent of the books must be non-fiction.

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Papin’s Life of Christ and Patterson-Smyth’s Life of Christ have been added to the Andes Public Library thru the kindness of Miss Angelica L. Gerry.

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May 11 is go to church day in Andes. Everyone make an effort to fill the two churches. You who attend the movies come and see the King of Heaven (by faith) infinitely above any movie star. Strangers welcome. Good preaching. Special singing by the choir. Free seats. Walk right in.

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The State School of Agriculture at Delhi has been appointed to maintain a teachers’ training class. The work differs somewhat from a regular training class course in that sufficient agriculture rural sociology, rural economics and home making are taught to cause the prospective teacher to be in sympathy with country life conditions and to have the respect of the trustee and the patrons of the school.

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Who remembers when an automobile driver was required to stop his car on the road and help get horses past his machine.

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Transmissions of photographs from Cleveland to New York city over long distance telephone lines was accomplished Monday in a demonstration by laboratory experts of the American Telephone and Telegraph company. Actual transmission showed that photographs could be transmitted to New York and made ready for producing newspaper plate within 190 minutes of time the original photograph was placed on the transmitting machine. [Ed.: Interesting that the advanced technology was available, but only used by newspapers.]

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The smoke stack on the Superior Cream Company Plant was blown down and it took until noon on Monday to get it repaired. Farmers had to wait to get this milk unloaded.

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At lower Shavertown Mrs. Floyd Davis had an exciting experience. Seeing the storm coming she had gone out to shut some chickens up in their cages. Before she had completed the task the hurricane caught the coops and chickens and hurled them into the air. Mrs. Davis was struck by some of the coops and knocked down. She crawled on her hands and knees to the door of the house and just as she reached up to take hold of the doorknob she was hurled against the glass door and her arm was cut in three or four places by the broken glass.

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A ”bee” was held one day recently and dirt hauled to fill for grading the grounds of the Public Library.~