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This Was Hatboro-Horsham, 1933

A look back at Hatboro and Horsham, 78 years ago this week.

From the Public Spirit, Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 4, 1933

Cooking school draws 150 women -

The Public Spirit Cooking School, sponsored by this newspaper and conducted by Miss Vera A. Schneider, widely known home economics expert, got off to a fine start on Wednesday afternoon with about 150 women in attendance.

The school is being held in Wilgus Hall, over Holbert's Unity Store, Penn street and Moreland avenue, on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons of this week between two and four o'clock. All sessions are free of charge.

Much favorable comment was expressed by members of the audience following the first session. Miss Schneider's efficient manipulation of the latest kitchen accessories and her clear explanations of their work as she prepared appetizing dishes, which were later given to those in attendance, proved exceedingly interesting and instructive.

Miss Schneider was introduced by Miss Edith Hallowell, known for years to Public Spirit readers as "A County Woman," whose recipes are a regular feature of our Woman's Page. This Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Paul W. Longsdorf of Rushland, chairman of the Home Economics Committee of The Neighbors, will be hostess; and on Friday, Miss Sarah Miller, former president of the Junior Neighbors will have that honor.

Prizes are awarded to attendees each day. On Wednesday, the Grand Prize of twenty-four pounds of Ceresota Flour went to Mrs. W. Greb, of Willow Grove, and Mrs. W. Brehme, of Hatboro.

Ten baskets were awarded containing Holbert's Unity canned goods, five pounds of Ceresota Flour, Freihofer's Bread, Ivins Crackers, Morning Sip Coffee and Krumm's Macaroni. Other prizes included Felin's Gold Medal Sliced Bacon, lemon chiffon graham cracker pie, Apple Charlotte, macaroni salad and chocolate nut cake.

Horsham Farmers Club meets -

The Horsham Farmers Club held its September meeting on Saturday night at Pennepack [sic] Lodge in Hatboro, Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Warner being hosts for the evening.

Clarence Mullin, reporting for the crop committee, said that potatoes in his neighborhood were fair, but the sweet corn was a failure due to the storm in August. For the same reason, it would be a loss to cut and husk field corn.

Mrs. Fred Eyre gave an easy method to remove the skins of potatoes and peaches, by holding them on a fork for an instant over an open flame.

Mrs. Charles Harper Smith described four flower arrangements that would make a pleasing picture. She told of an arrangement that had won prizes in recent flower shows. She gave the reaons for their excellence, as well as hints on flower combinations and harmonies.

Howard H. Comly addressed the question, "Is the acreage restriction of wheat practical in this locality?" He read a clipping that stated there was little wheat shipped from this locality, that nearly all of it was used as feed on the farms where grown. The wheat crop is a failure this year, there being 30 bushels or less per acre. This question caused considerable discussion, the gist of which was that the acreage restriction in this locality would make little difference.

In telling of his hobby, Joseph W. Hallowell, Jr. displayed three frames of butterflies, moths and bugs, which he had collected. He explained where he had caught the speciments and where to mount them.

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Barbers set prices and hours -

The barbers of Lower Montgomery County, including Hatboro, Glenside, Roslyn, Ardsley, Willow Grove and Edge Hill, at a meeting Wednesday night, discussed the matter of prices and hours according to the NRA [National Recovery Act] code.

The prices agreed upon are: ladies' and men's haircutting, 50 cents; children's haircutting, 35 cents; shaving, 25 cents. The new hours - daily 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays and holidays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - have already gone into effect in Hatboro and Willow Grove.

The temporary officers elected at this meeting are: Joseph Gibbons, Glenside, president; Samuel Rienzi, Hatboro, vice president; A. DeLaurentis, Willow Grove, treasurer; A.J. Ventresca, Roslyn, secretary.

The next meeting will be held at Fanelli's barber shop on Tuesday afternoon.

Horsham P.T.A. plans upcoming meetings -

The Horsham Parent-Teacher Association's program committee has announced its plans for the first half of the school year. The officers hope for a large attendance of parents at each meeting.

The next meting will be on the afternoon of October 26 at the Lower Horsham school, with a covered luncheon before the meeting. Mrs. Morris Jewett has secured Dr. Campbell, of Harrisburg, to talk on "Prevention of Contagious Diseases."

In November, there is to be an evening meeting at the Dorothea Simmons school in Prospectville. Miss Anna Jarrett will be in charge of a program entitled "Local History of Horsham." No meeting will be held in December.

Mrs. Edna MacNair, principal of the Dorothea Simmons school, has secured for the evening meeting on Thursday, January 18, Dr. Francis Harvey Green, of Pennington, N.J., formerly of West Chester. He is a speaker who has delighted audiences in this section on many previous occasions.

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Hatboro and Horsham Happenings -

Welsh Strawbridge is recovering from an illness that confined him to his Horsham home, "Graeme Park," last week.

Dr. Robert Shoemaker of Byberry avenue, Hatboro, went to Chicago on Saturday to attend a meeting of X-ray specialists at the Palmer House, and also to go to the Century of Progress exposition.

Edward C. Bates is having a well drilled on the lot along Moreland road in Horsham, where he is building a house. It is reported he will build three houses in that section.

About seventy-five new books have been added to the library at Hatboro High School. The books are both fiction and non-fiction.

Earl W. Hartman, of Horsham, entertained his playmates with games and refreshments on his seventh birthday Tuesday evening.

George Blilie has the contract to erect enclosed porches on the first and second floors of the Britton M. Hamman home on York road, above Moreland avenue, in Hatboro.

Mr. and Mrs. William Reading and daughter are residing in the east side of Mrs. John M. Finney's house on Lehman avenue in Hatboro.

A heating system is being installed in Mrs. Mercer's bungalow, the former Babylon school in Horsham.

Mrs. C.E. Yerkes, of Hatboro, who was confined to her bed for two weeks, is now able to be about her room.

An attractive rock garden has been made by Maurice Buckman at the entrance to his place on Maple avenue in Horsham, where a strong spring flows at all seasons. The rocks and plants are being placed around a ten-foot pool, which has been made of concrete.

Mrs. Susan J. Williams, Howard Jarrett, Misses Rachel E. Jarrett and Mary Anthony, all of Hatboro, motored to Atlantic City on Sunday.

The Senior C.E. Society of Grace Presbyterian Church in Horsham is arranging for the screen picture "Abraham Lincoln" and the reel "All the King's Horses and All the King's Men," a story of electricity, to be shown on Friday evening, October 13, at the church. A silver offering will be taken.

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