YEARS AGO Archives
The Canton Independent Sentinel
100 Years Ago-1919 6/13/2019
The Canton High School Commencement, though scheduled for Friday the thirteenth, was successful in every way.
An interesting experiment is being tried out on a farm near Springfield Centre, which is the only experiment of its kind in the United States, and possibly in the world. Different combinations of lime and fertilizer, or lime alone, of fertilizer alone, and of combinations of the two, along with experiments of unlimed and unfertilized land, are being tried with various crops, under the direction of the State College of Agriculture. There are seventy different one-tenth acre plots, each treated differently. The remarkable difference at the conclusion of the the first year's test is a striking illustration of plant food needs of worn out soils.
A memorial service was held at the Adventist church in Newelltown in memory of Private Jay Marcellus Jackson. He was reported missing November 1, 1918, and his many friends have been hoping against hope that he would eventually be found, when the war was over. His people were recently officially informed by the War Department that he was dead. All united to do honor to a brave soldier who gave his life for his country.
On June 24 at the Crawford Theatre "The Bluebird" will be given as a benefit for the Play Ground Fund. Tickets will be for sale by all VIA members at 35¢ for adults. There soon will be placed on the Play Ground tables and seats for picnic parties. Some will be on the First Street side near the memorial trees and some on the second street side under the large elm.
90 Years Ago-1929 6/13/2019
Attorney C. Arthur Bullock, while on his way to Towanda, ran over a doe deer weighing about 130 pounds. The animal jumped over the bank and ran directly in front of the car, which was traveling about thirty-five miles an hour. The left wheel ran over the animal, breaking both its hind legs. Game Warden McCabe was notified, and he directed Howard Bailey of the County Poor Farm, to take possession of it and kill it. The accident happened between Burlington and Luther's Mills.
D Wesley Soper, son of Rev. M A Soper, former pastor of the Canton Methodist Church, has written a book entitled "Studies in Romans."
The furniture and office equipment has been removed from the room on Lycoming street formerly occupied by T S Hickok.
The Beethoven club will be entertained on Friday afternoon by Mrs. C M Harding.
The Mendelssohn club will meet on Monday evening with Mrs. E C Ottoson.
Graduating exercises for the class of 1929 were witnessed by an audience that taxed the capacity of the gymnasium. Forty-eight diplomas were presented. Mr. William Foster of the school board spoke a few words in memory of Louis Williams, a member of the class who died during his senior year.
Wm. J Brann, Packard & Burlingame, and Fairbanks & Anderson will close their markets at 12:30 each Wednesday pm during the months of June, July and August.
There are three intersections in Canton which should be taken care of with traffic lights or traffic policemen and we think lights would probably be the most economical. We refer to the corner of Main, Lycoming and Sullivan; Main and Minnequa; and Troy and Union streets.