Celebrating 50 years: 1967-2017

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Catalog Number 1989.2.9
Object Name Newspaper
Author Various
Title The Herald
Publisher Recorder Publishing Company
Date of Publication 1961
Place of Publication Conshohocken, PA
Summary 01/05/61 "W.E. McLaughlin Named Supervisor of Whitemarsh"
Dr. Hatfield, surgeon, dies in hospital.

01/12/61 "Charles Woodward Heads Chestnut Hill Planning Committee"
Time running out, may sieze Morgan Tract, says Bodine.

01/19/61 "Chestnut Hill Man Heads 4 Inaugural Balls in Capital"
Chestnut Hill Academy to celebrate 100th year at dinner dance Feb. 18.

01/26/61 "Inaugural Crowd From Phila. is Cut by Giant Snowfall"
Nursing home zoning change appeal appeal filed.

02/02/61 "Action is Sought on Development of Morgan Tract"
Batista's foe speaks tonight at Springside; bitter towards Castro.

02/09/61 "Castro Will Fall, Reds Flee Cuba, Says Ex-Official"
Roads on Hill like 'outer Siberia'.

02/16/61 "$19,000 is Asked by Springfield Schools from U.S."
Johnson turns down proposal of Hamilton.

02/23/61 "Welcome Jimmy 'Inka-Dinka-Doo' Durante to Captain Ferguson's Testimonial Dinner"
Elmo date with chair set today. Maryann Mitchell murderer faces electrocution.

03/02/61 "Captain Ferguson Acclaimed by 450 Notables and Friends at Rousing Testimonial Dinner"
Morgan Tract future is up in air again.

03/09/61 "Whitemarsh Audit May be Rejected by Supervisors"
Unbeaten Springfield faces Radnor High in Palestra clash tonight.

03/16/61 "Armed Trio Sought for Daring Holdup of Service Station"
Palestra jinx haunts Spartans, Radnor wins PIAA semifinal 57-41.

03/23/61 "No Withdrawls of Candidates in Two Townships"
Morgan Tract discussion at standstill.

03/30/61 "Churches Set to Greet Day of Resurrection"
City seeks aid in widening of Stenton Ave.

04/06/61 "Zoning Change Bill 'Too Hot to handle' on W. Evergreen Ave."
Community pondering Rappaport propostion for Morgan Tract.

04/13/61 "Clark in Senate 30 Years More?"
NAACP protests use of six portable classrooms in area.

04/20/61 "Gala Celebration by Development on May 4,5"
Artificial respiration and oxygen mask fail to save life of boy.

04/27/61 "249,735 Voter are Eligible to Vote in Primary"
Springfield republican club election.

05/04/61 "Gala Highlights Citizens' Pride in Chestnut Hill"
Oscar for 'Best short' film awarded to brother of Chestnut Hill woman.

05/11/61 "Chestnut Hill Celebration is Gay Event"
Democratic primary slate is unopposed.

05/18/61 "Family of 5 Wiped out in Air Crash Killing 79 in Sahara"
Benj. West Frazier recieves award for community service.

05/25/61 "MCHR Opposses Down-Zoning, UrgesOne-Way Streets"
600 to attend 100-year dinner in gymnasium of Chestnut Hill Academy.

06/01/61 "$100,00 Drive Begun for Seven Dolars Parish"
Chestnut Hill College graduates get degrees from ARchbishop Krol.

06/08/61 "Archbishop Krol Confers Degrees on 161 Condidates"
Tall opposition to high bulinding on Pennsy Tract.

06/15/61 "Tall Apartment Unwanted by 100 at Open Meeting"
Retail outlets abound nearby, Chestnut Hill needs no more stores.

06/22/61 "13-Story Apartment Objections Called 'Inconsequential'"
Educating foreigners promotes good will, CHA graduates told.

06/29/61 "Zoning Board Okays Apartments and Stores; Appeal Issue Secret"
32 students leave Chestnut Hill by bus; meet President Kennedy.

07/06/61 "Firemen, Photographer Risk Lives as Fuel Oil Blaze Rages Under Live Wires"
Apartment approval by zoning board will be fought in court.

07/13/61 "Residents Can't Get Along with Busses - or Without Them"
$118,675 pledged for new seven dolors church in Wyndmoor.

07/20/61 "Township Police Smart, Burglar Will Avoid Them"
Three men jailed in brutal attack on Officer Urban.

07/27/61 "Chestnut Hill Man, Wife Hurt as Bus Upsets in Canada"
Chestnut Hill traffic flow is unique.

08/03/61 "Judge Serves Notice He'll Jail Motorists Who Race on Highways"
Luongo for U.S. District Judge?

08/10/61 "Magistrate Sued for Slander by Capt. Ferguson"
Track repairs delay trains on Pennsy.

08/17/61 "Springfield Township Public Schools Open Sept. 5"
Zoning board defers parking lot hearing.

08/24/61 "Apartment Design to be Revised and Appeal Dropped"
Residents ignored on traffic issue, organization says.

08/31/61 "Ferko String Band to Parade Sept. 9 on the Minsi Trail"
Deadly 4-day holiday starts Friday - will it be your last?

09/07/61 "Railroad Property use for Apartments Before City Council"
Statistics charmfully radiate from 1961 Miss America contest.

09/14/61 "30,000 Celebrate Opening of Bethlehem Pike"
McNeil laboratories, Inc. dedicates new headquarters on Fort Washington Tract.

09/21/61 "Luongo Named U.S. Court Judge"
Zoning changes granted by two requests.

09/28/61 "1,000 Women Present Main Street Fair Next Wednesday"
Morgan Tract future clouded after 7 years.

10/05/61 "Downzoning Views to be Discussed at Open Meeting"
'Much-wanted' theif hears his sentence.

10/12/61 "Developers Offer Apartment Plan on Morgan Tract"
Latin America nations need help in choosing Christ, pastor claims.

10/19/61 "Capt. Ferguson to Honor Durante in City on Nov. 12"
Oreland airman gets medal for risking life to save officer in crash.

10/26/61 "Swearing for Judge Luongo Impressive Ceremony"
18-story apartment costing $3,000,000 for Morgant Tract.

11/02/61 "Springfield GOP and Demos Tangle in Hot Campaign"
Youths jailed in $4 killing.

11/09/61 "Intercounty S&L Elects Pirrall as New President"
CH graduates selected as participants in U.S. foreign aid programs.

11/16/61 "Two from Woodmere are First Prize Winners in Regional art Show"
Service improvements set on Chestnut Hill, Manayunk 30-cent commuter trains.

11/21/61 "Large Crowd Attends CD Meeting at Water Tower Recreation Center"
CH beauty in finals for 'Miss. Phila.'

11/30/61 "Open Memorial Exhibit of Oakley Art Sunday at Woodmere Gallery"
St. Martin's yule bazaar plans day of 'family fun' Saturday.

12/07/61 "Morgan Tract Matter in 'Fluid State' as Residents Wait Answer"
Attorney's son missing in India.

12/14/61 "White's Son Found in India Hospital"
CH Academy Yule Programs Open Tuesday.

12/21/61 "Woodward Declines Presidencey of CH Compromise Group"
Mother flies to India to bring home ill son.

12/28/61 "Burglars Fail to Open safe at Interrcounty"
Sara J. Davis dies; mother of Lt. Governor.
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.