Celebrating 50 years: 1967-2017

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Catalog Number 1989.2.4
Object Name Newspaper
Author Various
Title The Herald
Publisher Recorder Publishing Company
Date of Publication 1956
Place of Publication Conshohocken, PA
Summary The Herald newspaper (a weekly newspaper covering Chestnut Hill and surrounding areas) from 1956. Pertinent headlines and stories listed below by date.

01/05/56 "7 Chestnut Hill Streets Branded as 'Hazardous'"
Hamilton starts term in council pledging aid to city progress.

01/12/56 "Grace Kelly is Cast in True Love Role to Wed Real Prince"
Warden Day is dismissed. Councilman Hamiilton gets an office but where oh where is the furniture.

01/19/56 "Morgan Tract to Have 2000 Apartments"
John Krauss named Chestnut Hill-Mt. Airy business men's head. Mothers need 60 more recruits for successful march on polio Jan. 31.

01/26/56 "Arson Blamed for Rise in Fire Loss"
Florence Crittenton juniors to stage annual benefit.

02/02/56 "Coroner Rules Against Inquest in Fire Death"
Teen-agers in taprooms worry police.

02/09/56 "Missing Girl Home Again After 5 Days"
Churches prepare to unite in World Day of Prayer.

02/16/56 "Recreation Put Up to Voters in Springfield"
Mt. Airy pastor, 69, is bringing light to 'hell hole' in Tennessee.

02/23/56 "Maree F. Pamp Bridesmaid for Grace Kelly"
151 additional street lights to be erected.

03/01/56 "Bingo Halls Empty in County Wide Clamp"
30 girls will recieve nurses' caps Saturday.

03/08/56 "Legalized Bingo Gets Endorsement of County Fireman"
Judge Davis, wife and two daughters will sail with Grace Kelly to Monaco.

03/15/56 "Recreation Supports is Non-Partisan"
Businessmen discuss need of industry in Springfield Township.

03/22/56 "Palm Sunday to Mark Start of Holy Week"
Spectacular fair day April 28 will climax gay Mount Airy week.

03/29/56 "Nothing Ever Changes His Love for Man"
New Herald executive to apply photographic technique to local ads.

04/05/56 "State Loses Try for Hope Lodge Inheritance Tax"
Cancer Crusade opens, goal is $585,000.

04/12/56 "Judge Bok, 5 Others Embark June 25 on 5000-Mile Trip"
65 merchants sign up for Chestnut Hill's two-day flower show.

04/19/56 "Township Debt Spiraling, Schwab Says Opposing 2-Mill Recreation Tax"
Monaco thieves rob Maree Pamp of $10,000 in gems. (Grace Kelly Bridesmaid)

04/26/56 "Cancer Crusaders at Halfway Mark of District Goal"
Suggestion of revival of Wissahickon bridge project evokes debate.

05/03/56 "Two Youths Missing for Eight Days"
World atomic peril calls for complete early disarmament.

05/10/56 "Boys Brought Home to Face Theft Charges"
2-day flower show attracts thousands.

05/17/56 "Halt Called to Sales Pitch Instilling Fear Among Owners of Homes"
Springfield will not delay plans for new school.

05/24/56 "Swim Club Dried Up by Zone Board"
Tribute to war dead to mark community's memorial day rites.


05/31/56 "Nevada Police Sift Clues in Murder of Chestnut Hill Girl"
Chestnut Hill College to confer 114 degrees at commencement rites.

06/07/56 "Crisis in Education Graduation Theme at Springfield High"
Hamilton raps obscene books. Graduation week events at academy.

06/14/56 "Morgan Tract Plan is Finally Approved Although Grudgingly"
Gravers Lane stretch speedway for busses, is complaint of mothers.

06/21/56 "Zoning Board Halts Business Activities on Swade Property"
YMCA for area is launched with gift of $200,000.

06/28/56 "$1,000,000 Pledges Enables Hospital to Add New Wing"
Boy pinned in wreckage of station wagon is off critical list at hospital.

07/05/56 "Fort Hill Area Seen of Greater Historic Value than Valley Forge"
Use of Allens Lane opposed as approach to Wissahickon Bridge.

07/12/56 "Director Searches for Little Blonde to be 'Princess Grace at Wedding'...and is it Ever a Superhuman Task!"
Hope Lodge is gaining new historic stature by Dechert's protest.

07/19/56 "Electric Co. Buys 38 Acres Adjacent to Historic Area"
Gun explodes, man loses right thumb.

07/26/56 "$5000 Award Gathers Dust as Friends Seek Harmony Anew"
Morgan Tract development is certainty.

08/02/56 "Zone B Needs Volunteers for United Fund"
Increase in accidents spurs safety survey in Bethlehem Pike stretch.

08/09/56 "195 Opposed to Shopping Center Move"
Robber hurls self through window, tots lead police to his hideaway.

08/16/56 "75,000 Fans Roar as Rochester Wins 2d Derby in Row"
First voters' rally is viewed as victory trend for Eisenhower.

08/30/56 "Bikes-for-Ike Crusade Listed by Teenagers"
Famous skating stars to appear at opening of rink in October.

09/06/56 "Area Schools Reopen in City and Township"
Safety campaign alerts drivers in school zones.

09/13/56 "Area's Forces Unite in Fight to Avert Fires"
Nixon speech to highlight GOP rally.

09/20/56 "New Parking Lot to Open in Time for Fair Crowds"
Grace Kelly's wedding to be re-enacted in playground pagent.

09/27/56 "4000 to Hear Nixon Speak at Academy"
Main Street fair to attract 30,000.

10/04/56 "Parade, Thrill Show to Attract 40,000"
GOP must get out vote to win warns Hugh Scott. Hamilton asks Clark's stand on tax boost.

10/11/56 "Man and Wife Hide Faces from Cameras at Vice Ring Hearing"
Brilliant civic career of Wm. Hamilton Jr. ended by sudden death.

10/18/56 "New Parking Lot to Open Monday"
Rector tells why clergy is not breaking down.

10/25/56 "Henry Ave, All Dressed Up But going Nowhere Fast"
Operation Santa Claus is launched early by Flourtown civic group.

11/01/56 "Early Vote is Urged Tuesday for President to Avoid Jam at Polls"
Five-year-old girls skate at ice rink as Grace, Prince applaud.

11/08/56 "Eisenhower, Scott Win - Clark Leads Duff"
Installation of rector set at St. Paul's.

11/15/56 "United Campaign Extended 2 Weeks"
Sexton, retiring from temporary job after 36 years, reminisces.

11/20/56 "Thanksgiving Day to be Observed in Area Churches"
President Eisnehower acknowledges gift from Mt. Airy illuminist.

11/29/56 "Help for Hungary Drive Opens Today"
Woman, 64, is attacked by thug, 19. Gold runes 2 touchdowns, White, Nolan, Groff each one to beat Ambler 33-13

12/06/56 "Huge Disposal Plant Project in Whitemarsh"
Burglar hurls himself through shut window and flees in darkness.

12/13/56 "Chemistry Expert Checks Plant Odors in Fort Washington"
Schools of area expanding spirit of yule season.

12/27/56 "21st Ward Road Work to Exceed 20 Million":
Thief uses fog as shield to rob couple.




Notes This archive is comprised of The Herald for the years 1952, 1953,1955, 1956, 1957,1958, 1959, 1960, 1961,1962. (We do not have 1954.) There are also partial photocopies from the same years with the acession numbers 2006.66.1 - .3. These were copied and made available to David Contosta and CHHS by Lloyd Wells.
Mr. Wells is a significant figure in the history of Chestnut Hill from the mid 1940s' to 1976. He founded the Hill Hardware Company (with Eli Schmidt), now the Hill Company, the Chestnut Hill Parking Foundation, the Chestnut Hill Development Group, and rewrote the bylaws, creating a quasi-governmental organization with the city of Philadelphia.
Also a political activist, Mr. Wells founded the The Cymbal newspaper in competition with The Herald. The Cymbal eventually became the Local; The Herald ultimately went out of business.