This Day in History: August 26th, 1907

This Day in History: August 26th, 1907


The manufacture of the Michelin automobile tire tubes was begun at the Michelin Tire factory at Milltown, today. The company is making great progress with its buildings
M. Joseph Tansey, of the Michelin Company, left last week with J. C Matlack, for France. Messrs. Matlack and Tansey are expected back the second week in September. The trip is a business one.


The borough of Milltown is not going to be behind the times. Now that South River has voted upon having a borough hall and there is much talk of the Second Reformed Church In this city, being converted Into a city hall, the members of the Milltown Board of Education have transferred to the Borough Council the South Milltown school house to be used as a borough hall. While the new school will not be ready until the first of the year, the building will be used as a school up until that time, after which it will be turned into a borough hall and meeting place for the various borough committees.

This Day in History: July 31st, 1903

This Day in History: July 31st, 1903

MILLTOWN, July 31-Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Deiner, of New Brunswick, were very pleasantly entertained at the home of Mrs. Christina Roonish last evening.

Miss Sophia Zimmerman, while returning from work in a trolley car during the heavy storm of last evening, was seized with nervous prostration. She was taken into the National Musical String factory, where restoratives were administered to her, and after a while sufficiently recovered to be able to get into the car for home.

The lightning last evening raised considerable havoc in the borough. The weather vane on the cupola of the South Milltown school house was struck by a bolt, which also ran down. the roof, tearing off some of the slate and giving some of the neighbors a fright.

A large tree near the Icehouse of George Kohlhepp was struck by lightning.

Conrad Hoffer has just returned to work at the Middlesex shoe factory, after a vacation of several weeks.

Mr Ella Kuhithau visited in New Brunswick yesterday.

Two large trees in front of the home of Mr. Schlacter, of Church street, were blown over last night.

This Day in History: July 3rd, 1914

This Day in History: July 3rd, 1914

Shoot Firecrackers Before Fourth and You May Be Sent to Jail


Pursuant to complaints received from various people throughout the borough regarding the shooting of firecrackers and pistols on the streets, and more especially in front of homes where there is sickness, Mayor William Kuhlthau said “I’ll put a stop to it or somebody will go to jail” and from now until after the Fourth of July, a special officer will patrol the streets every evening to keep order in the borough.

This means that the usual boisterous announcement of Independence Day which usually took place about midnight of the 3rd will have to cease this year and Milltown will go on record as favoring a safe and sane Fourth of July.

School Board Meeting.

Is a Board of Education liable for damage to neighboring property, or broken glass, caused by stones thrown by school boys!” is a question that was up before the educators at their regular monthly meeting held last evening with president William Kuhlthau, Jr., presiding and the following present: Clerk H. S. DeHart, George Kuhlthau, C. W. Waddington, Geo. Heyl, Spencer Berry, Albert Skewis, J. M. Brindle. The educators however could not see where they where liable for the action of the children and would not al- low their representative in the matter, the principal, to even pay the damaged claimed $1.50 out of his own pocket for a broken glass in a nearby barn. The clerk was authorized to write a letter to the claimant explaining the action of the board.

Clerk Howard S. DeHart was re- elected by the board last evening at an advance of $15.00 per year in salary.

A communication was received. from the State Federation of Boards of Education accompanied by a due bill for $5.00, but the matter was laid on table.

A committee were empowered to secure a manual training teacher for next fall and endeavor to find out Just what will be required to con- duct such a course.

Principal Meyers brought up the subject of allowing a certain local club the use of the school for an entertainment during the summer and of which half of the proceeds would. be donated to the local library, but the educators thought they would be establishing a bad precedent in al- lowing outsiders the use of the rooms, and thus put a ban on the proposition.

Three of the local teachers are attending the Summer School at New. Brunswick, viz: Mr. Meyers, Miss Shaw and Miss Ehrgood.

Library Not Open This Summer

Principal Meyers said last night that he had been thinking somewhat of opening the library to the public- this summer, but owing to the fact that a good many people seem to think that the epidemic of scarlet fever was in the school, many may hesitate to take books at the present time and thus the matter will be dropped for the summer months at least.

Why don’t the Milltown Board supply penholders, paper and pencils is another question that was put up to the Educators at last night’s meeting, but on account of many other expenses the matter was given little. consideration, although it was said that they may furnish the penholders and paper. The cost would not exceed $110 per year.

The following bills were ordered paid: Dr. N. N. Forney, $75.00; Morrison & Blue, $8.50; C. W. Kuhlthau. $18.62: Clerk. $15.00.

To Have Water in School.

As soon as the sewer and water systems are installed in the borough. arrangements would be made to supply the local school. it was said at the meeting last night, as the present water conditions are not very good.

The custodians report follows:

Balance                                                $1.817.46

Tuition Fee                                                   3.18

Flag                                                                  3.00

Interest on Deposits.                              15.00



Teachers                                              $649.45

Substituting                                        4.00

Retirement Fund                              200.00

Transportation                                  15.30

Supplies                                               11.99

Geo. H. Bond                                     12.00

John Ademas                                     24.00

Interest on demand note.            25 00

A S. Drty                                               2.50

Interest on bonds                            222.50


Balance                                                637.68


MILLTOWN. July 3.-Arthur Heinz, son of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Heinz. of South Main street, accidentally shot himself in the left hand yesterday morning with a blank cartridge pistol, and was wounded to such an extent that he is forced to carry his hand in a sling.
Dr. Forney was called to dress the wound. This in the second boy to be shot with a blank pistol this week, Elmer Brown being the first early in the week.

German Reformed Church News.

At the German Reformed Church beginning Sunday evening, services will be conducted in the evening.. during the summer months, between the hours of seven and eight o’clock. the service to consist of first a fifteen- minute organ recital and then a song service as last year.

The program for the organ recital follows:

Swedish Wedding March Solderman Melody in “F”           Rubinstein

Minuet                                                                                                 Bilment

At the Methodist Church.

At the Methodist Church the Sunday evening services will also be conducted between the hours of seven and eight o’clock, and the pastor will take for his theme “The Devil a Myth.” Rev. Hand will have for his morning theme “The Divine Family.” There will also be a Communion service in the morning. Sunday school will be held in the afternoon as usual and it will be Missionary day.

Personal News.

Rev. L. L. Hand, was granted at two week’s leave of absence during the summer.

George Reimers has left the employ of the Simplex Automobile Company, of New Brunswick, and has accepted a position in the droughting department of the Seigel Machine Company, New York.

This Day in History: April 30th, 1926

This Day in History: April 30th, 1926

Milltown Spelling Champ Willard Lindstrom – 4.30.26 – Daily Home New

Milltown Champ

Spelling Champion of Milltown School.

The girls are still lending the hoys in the spelling bees sponsored by the Daily Home News and Sunday Times in the elementary schools of Middlesex and Somerset counties. Of the local schools six girls and five boys are champions. The best speller in Roosevelt Junior High School, who is still to be named, may be a boy, and then the balance will be even in the city schools. In the Middlesex county schools, the girls are so far ahead that the boys have no chance of catching up. Eighteen girls have been certified as champions, with but nine boys. Three schools, which have not yet named champions would not bring the boys record up to the girls, even if the champions were all boys. The boys expect to make up for their handicap of numbers by excellence of spilling

Milltown Speller Good

One of the best spellers entered is Willard Lindstrom, son of F. O. Lindstrom of Milltown. Willard will represent Milltown In the spelling bee in the Junior High School auditorium May 19. He has already won three spelling bees, conducted as preliminary contests In the Milltown school, and has been peeling in some extra time on his spelling since being named reparative of the school. In order to have the very best school speller take part in the county contest Principal Mensch of Milltown decided that more than one spelling bee was necessary as a trial of ability, Three were held, and Willand came out victorious. He will be one of the thirty-one spellers in the contest for Middlesex county honors May 19.

The latest city champions to be named is girl Leona Newman of the Bayard school, Although Leona is in grade six and a half she looks as if she had just graduated from kindergarten. She is the smallest entrant to appear on the scene, but one of the keenest. In addition to being spelling champlon of the Bayard school, she is also a champion in arithmetic. She won the spelling honor by a perfect test paper, spelling words which older pupils missed. Her alternate is Harold Levy, of the same grade. Leona will take part in the city spelling ben May 11 at Junior High School,

This Day in History: March 31st, 1914

This Day in History: March 31st, 1914


Will Be Benefit Entertainment Given by the Public

School Children Here on Friday Red Men and Friends Meet To-night.

MILLTOWN, March 31-On Friday evening of this week, beginning at 8.15, at the Public School, a musical comedy entitled, “The Minister’s Honey- moon,” will be rendered, under the auspices of the local school, the proceeds of which will be used as the first step towards a free public library in Milltown.

Four of the local teachers, who are also connected with the entertainments of this sort given in the Methodist Church, of New Brunswick, will appear in the cast. They are the Misses Emma Groner, Alta Ehrgood, Hazel Hughes and Edna Vail.

It is believed that many townspeople are greatly interested in this movement towards the establishment of a free public library in Milltown, and that they will co-operate with the teachers and the Board of Education by giving their support in attending the entertainment, for which the price of admission will be 25 cents to all.

The present library at the school consists of some four hundred volumes, and it is believed that with the proceeds that will be derived from the entertainment there can be purchased a sufficient number of books to supply the citizens of the town who may wish to take advantage of this opportunity to secure reading material.

Principal H. R .B. Meyers recently suggested this subject to the Board of Education, and it met with their approval, and if the plans materialize be has stated that he will be at the school at least one night a week and will act in the capacity of librarian.

If ten dollars is made on the entertainment held by the school the State will appropriate an additional ten dol- lars toward the cause and will continue to make this appropriation once a year on similar occasions.

Property Sales.

The property as recently advertised in the Home News for sale on account of taxes, was sold on the date specified, the Schwendemann premises being purchased by Frank Rudnitskie, of Fresh Ponds, and the Whitehead property by Mayor William Kuhlthau, Jr.

To Organize Pocahontas To-night.

To-night, in the rooms of the Wickatunk Tribe, No. 135, Improved Order of Red Men, the members of this lodge, their wives, daughters, sweethearts, and in fact all those that care to attend, whether connected with the lodge in any way or not are invited to a social evening, at which time matter of organization of a Pocahontas degree will be one of the main points for discussion.

As stated in last night’s Home News there are already some forty or forty- five that have pledged their names as members of the charter roll, and it is expected by the close of to-night’s program there will be a still greater number.

Dont’ forget, it’s to-night at eight o’clock. Come out, bring one or more: with you and hear what the officers of the Great Council have got to say about the benefits that may be derived from the organization of such a degree as hereinabove named.

Reception for Dr. Hand.

To-night at the Methodist Church, in connection with the regular weekly prayer service, a reception will be given Rev. L. L. Hand, on his return to the local pastorate. It is expected a large number will turn out.

Juniors to Initiate.

To-night Goodwill Guards, of New Brunswick, will confer the third in- Itiatory degree of patriotism upon the seven candidates that Charles L. Wal- ters Council, Jr. O. U. A. M., have in tow. The ceremony will be performed in Walter’s council chamber, and will be followed by a luncheon.

Michelin A. A. Directors Meet To-night.

A meeting of the Directors of the Michelin Athletic Club will be held at the French Club this evening.


Messrs. Ralph Thompson and Allen Otis, of New Brunswick, were Sunday visitors in the borough.

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Horner en- tertained out of town friends Sunday. To-morrow evening the Misses Helen and Mamie Glock will entertain the Methodist Bible Class in the room of that edifice.

Rescue Council Notes.

At a meeting of Rescue Council held last evening, four beautiful pictures of Washington at Prayer at Valley Forge, as seen and described by Isaac Potts, March 1778, taken from the bronze by J. E. Kelly, on the Sub-Treasury, Wall street, New York, were received from William R. Ricker, a member of Rescue Council, formerly of this place, now of Elizabeth, with instructions that the council keep one for their own use and present one to each of the churches of the borough, and also one to the public school. The trustees of Rescue Council have been instructed to procure a suitable frame for the picture, and that it be placed in a prominent place in the lodge room, and it is likely that the other three will also be framed and placed where especially the children may get a prominent view of the same.

State Vice Councilor Howard S. DeHart has extended an invitation to the members of the local order to accompany him to Royal Council, No. 77, of Plainfield, on Wednesday evening of this week, where he will make an ad-1 dress, as well as the State Councilor William P. Thompson, of Moorestown, N. J. Anyone desiring to make the journey is welcome to go along.

Next Monday evening the first degree will be conferred upon Messrs. John Heinz and Alfred Hoffer.

Much regret was expressed by several members of the order last night on the demise of A. J. Cook, of New Brunswick, who was always a faithful, worker in the O. U. A. M.

In the Quolt League of Rescue Council last night Schlosser and Wolff gained a firmer hold on the first place, when they defeated Gerland and Hoelzer three straight, and Junker and Kohrherr two out of three.

Emens and Meyers defeated Evans Evans and Selover two out of three and lost two out of three to the DeHart brothers.

Evans and Selover defeated Gerland and Hoelzer three straight.

Evans and Junker defeated DeHart brothers two out of three, and also defeated Junker and Kohrherr three straight.

Mrs. Caroline Van Hise Dies at Newark.

Mrs. Caroline Van Hise, who sided in the borough up to a short time ago, passed away at the home of her sister, in Newark, yesterday morning.

More Personals.

Mrs. Charles Denhard and son have returned after a sojourn to New York. Paul Matzke is confined to his home with tonsilitis. He was unable to talk yesterday.

G. Geipel recently moved from the corner of Broad and Clay streets to the Kuhlthau apartments on Main street.

Jos. Cchorke is ill at his home in Fresh Ponds with the mumps.

The factory of the Michelin Tire Company was closed in part yesterday and to-day for the purpose of taking Inventory.

Monsieur Jacobs resumed his duties at the Michelin tire factory yesterday, after being confined to his, home for several days with the grip.

Mrs. James Townsend is ill at her home on School street. with pleurisy. A meeting of the old Board of Education will be held at the school Thurs- day evening. And on next Monday evening it is expected to hold another meeting when the organization of the new board will take place.

An informal dance will be held by members of the A. A. A. in Red Men’s Hall to-morrow evening.

Would Benefit by Sewers.

In many of the cellars of the homes in the neighborhood of Broad street, Clay street and Riva avenue, there has been as much as three or four feet of water, all of which no doubt will be easily overcome should the new sewer system be installed, and which no doubt will be a matter very seriously, considered, especially by the residents of this section.

A copy of the deed for the transfer of a property belonging to John Richter and wife, and located on the south side of Clay street, 155 feet north from Broad street, Milltown, has been filed in the County Record building, New Brunswick. The purchasers are Simon Fournier and wife.

This Day in History: December 24th, 1917

This Day in History: December 24th, 1917

Public School To Not Reopen Till Jan. 7, To Conserve Coal

MILLTOWN, Dec. 24-Christmas exercises were held in the individual class rooms of the Milltown public school on Friday afternoon which marked the closing of the local institution until Monday, January It was originally intended to reopen the school on the 3rd, but since their action by the School Board, official notice from the fuel administrator has been received to the effect that the school shall not be reopened until the 7th, with a view to conserving coal.

Vesper Service This Afternoon Christmas vesper service was held at the German Reformed Church yesterday afternoon at 4 o’clock. A special choir, the best talent of the town, rendered selections.

Milltown, As Usual, Goes Over Top.

Milltown again went over the top in the Red Cross drive waged in the borough during the past week, securing a large percentage over her allotment. The quota for the borough was placed at $800, but in addition to this, there were hundreds of subscriptions taken in the Michelin Tire Co. plant and Russell Card factory that brought this number considerably over and above the number set.

Milltown was divided into 16 districts, and an army of 50 or more willing workers canvassed each home. The workers are to be congratulated upon the enthusiasm and good spirit which prevailed throughout the campaign, and by which the exceptionally good results were obtained.

While it was originally suggested that all members place a candle behind their window display card on Christmas Eve, this idea has been abandoned at the request of the fire insurance underwriters, owing to the hazardous possibility of such action “Better Prepared for Next Drive.” 1 With a view of being still better 1 prepared in distributing the district 8 for the next drive the canvasser each reported back to the general committee in this drive the number of houses and families in each district, by which means those in charge will be better enabled to equalize the work in the future.

Milltown Mission Notes.

Today is the Vigil of Christmas and is a fast day. The Sisters of St. Peter’s Hospital have given the Mission the stations of the Cross An organ has also been given to the church for Christmas by Mrs. Celestine Haefner, of Riva avenue

A choir is going to be started and all those desiring to join should give their names to Mrs. Mary Kopetz (Dee Zenewich). Mass will be held on Christmas Day at A. M.

The Red Cross will meet on Thursday of this week.

Miss Helen Emens has accepted a clerical position at the Michelin office.

Frederick Wagner, of New York fs visiting his mother, Ms. K Wagner, of Main street,