Past In Review from 02-14-2002
75 years ago
Feb. 17, 1927
Many Visitors During The Week
Those Who Have Entertained and Were Visitors
In the Middletown Vicinity
Miss Mildred Ginn spent the weekend in New York City.
Miss Eugenia Beasten was a visitor in Reading, Pa., the past week.
Mrs. Charles Stewart and son Lewis spent Wednesday in Wilmington.
Mrs. Walter Cox, of Baltimore, Md., is visiting her grandmother, Mrs. Moore.
Mrs. George D. Crossland and Mrs. J. Carson Segelken spent Tuesday in Wilmington.
Mrs. Dan M. Cochran is the guest of her sister, Miss Camelia Ginn, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mr. and Mrs. Francis Hukill, of Allentown, Pa., were guests in town one day last week.
Mrs. Mame Shannon, of Wilmington, has been visiting Mrs. Rose Shannon, the past week.
Mr. David I. Allen quietly celebrated his 76th birthday at his home on Lake Street, Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Ringgold Richards, of Claymont, spent the week-end with their parents here.
Mrs. P. Earle Pleasanton was an overnight guest of Mrs. W. Lee Penington on Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. John Stewart, of Chester, Pa., were Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Stevens.
Mrs. L. E. Cullen is spending several weeks with her daughter, Mrs. John D. Gill, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Mrs. John W. Jones, of Newark, spent Wednesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. S. Fouracre.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Daniels had as their guest last week, her sister Mrs. Annie Knock, of Cecilton, Md.
Social News of Middletown
Mrs. W. Lee Penington Entertained for Mr. and Mrs. Benedict
Mrs. Elias Shallcross entertained at lunch one day last week in honor of Mrs. Carl Harrington, of Germantown, Pa.
Dr. and Mrs. Warren S. P. Combs were guests at a dinner party on Thursday evening of last week given by Mr. sand Mrs. Richard Cann, Jr., of near Kirkwood, Del.
In honor of Mrs. Chester H. benedict, of New York, Mrs. Watson K. Betts, entertained three tables of friends at a bridge luncheon at the Betty Lou Inn, Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Wiley entertained at a most attractive dinner party at their home on South Broad Street, Thursday last, the guest being Rev. and Mrs. Walter Hearn, Mr. and Mrs. James E. Walls and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Stevens.
Miss Helen Shallcross was hostess on Monday to the Afternoon Bridge Club, when she entertained Mrs. Frank Hardcastle, Mrs. Nellie Lockwood, Mrs. Howard Pool, Mrs. G. Lindsey Cochran, Miss Laura Willits, Miss May Holten and Miss Helen Brady. A guest prize was given Mrs. Nellie Lockwood and Miss Willits won the club prize.
Mrs. And Mrs. W. K. Betts Entertained at their hone on East Main Street, Saturday evening, at dinner and bridge in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Chester H.l Benedict, of New York. Their guests were: Mr. and Mrs. Chester Benedict, Mr. and Mrs. L L. Maloney, Dr. and Mrs. W.S.P. Combs.
50 years ago
Feb. 14, 1952
Troopers Arrest 22 Men
In Crap Game Raid Feb. 8
Twenty-two men were arrested by state troopers in a surprise raid on a crap game just outside of Middletown last Friday night.
Police said they were tipped off that the gambling was going on in Hamtown, a community adjoining Middletown on the East
Troopers said they confiscated dice, money and cards they said were in use when they entered a small frame shack on Hamtown’s New Street.
Only two troopers were needed to carry out the raid.
Work Has Begun Here
On New Steel Water Tank
Pleasanton & Edgell, Dover contractors, who were in October awarded the contract for erecting the new 150,000-gallon steel water tank on the town property on West Green Street, began laying the foundation last week. The pipelines which will connect the new tank with the main feed lines and the supply lines for the southern section of this town, were completed last December. The contract price for this work is $51,296.35.
According to Mayor and Council the steel for this auxiliary reservoir has not as yet been shipped. The contractors have until next October to complete their work. When completed, this installation is expected to correct the low water pressure now found in some of the homes south of Main Street, as well as assure an additional supply of water in the event of a serious fire in Middletown.
25 years ago
Feb. 17, 1977
Those Who Entertained And Have Been Away
Mr. Gay A. Rimert has returned to his home in Sharondale after spending the winter months with his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Trussell in League City, Texas.
Mr. and Mrs. George Peyre-Ferry of Glenolden, Pa., were Sunday visitors of Mr. and Mrs. George Orr.
Mrs. Hanna W. Smith was the Sunday dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. Harold B. Watts, Sr. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Watts, of Newark were Sunday visitors of his mother and brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Roe R. Buckworth were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Whiteoak, Sr., in Elkton.
Mrs. John c. Green entertained at luncheon at the Brick House in honor of her niece, Mrs. Dorothy Temple Hadfield, of Sunny Vale, California, on Thursday of last week. Guests were Mrs. Harold Burge and Mrs. Richard Green, of Middletown, Mrs. Robert Mench, of Chadds Ford, Pa., and Mrs. Ella Carter Patterson, of Hardingville, N.J.
Mr. and Mrs. F. Banick, of Middletown, N.J. visited Mr. and Mrs. Harold Hoffman over the weekend.
Mr. and Mrs. Miller Jensen, Sr., of Elkton, were Sunday dinner guests of Mrs. O.A. Husfelt and Miss Emma D. Husfelt.
Mrs. Ella Patterson, of Hardingville, N.J., visited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.B. Carter, near town, last Thursday.
Mr. Steve O’Rourke, of near Newark, visited Mr. and Mrs. Alec Berkman here last Friday. Mr. Berkman and Mr. O’Rourke were classmates at the University of Delaware in 1918. Mr. O’Rourke is a world traveler and lecturer on horticulture.