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Catalog Number 1989.2.1
Object Name Newspaper
Author Various
Title The Herald
Publisher Recorder Publishing Company
Date of Publication 1952
Place of Publication Conshohocken, PA
Summary Weekly xeroxed copies of the Herald for 1952. Pertinent headlines and stories listed below by date.
01/03/52 Headlines include: "His Hat Is In The Ring," "Chestnut Hill's Harold E. Stassen 's pledge my devoted efforts in the service of America, and through America in service of mankind under God,' " "Thornton Oakley Exhibition At Woodmere Art Gallery," "Variety of Christmas Decorations Add Yuletide Gaiety to Community,"
01/10/52 Headlines include: "2 Area Men Succeed Clark and Dilworth" Francis Daniel Pastorius 5th new City Treasurer, "[Springfield] School Board Moves to Acquire 40-Acre Tract for New Buildings" "Springfield Township Adult School Opens Registration For All Course" "Art Group is Established in Whitemarsh" "Joan Donofry and John Nathern Married in Seven Dolors Church" "Eugene Brennan and Daughter Hurt in Auto Accident Near Norristown"
01/17/52 "Residents Fight Plea for Rezoning of Land in Erdenheim Section" James F. Haughton Jr., Robert J. Armstrong "Betty Lewis Credits March of Dimes with Her Victory Over Dread Polio Scourge" "Adventists Plan City-Wide Rally" "Adult School's Golf Classes to Use All of Springfield Gym" "Erdenheim Women Elect Officers" "Newhall to Head Area Heart Drive" "Fire Company Elects McClenaghan as President, Reviews Year's Work" "Benedict Motors, Mt. Airy, Displays New Studebaker"
01/24/52 Headlines include: "Chestnut Hill Award Winner To Be Named At Meeting On Feb 14" T. Gardner Aspinwall, Chairman, speakers, Hon. Hugh D. Scott, Mayor Joseph S. Clark, Jr., Mrs. Constance H. Dallas, Francis D. Pastorius 5th. "Lions Club to Sponsor Mt. Airy Week Feb. 18 to 23 As Biggest Celebration Ever to be Held in Local Community" Mt. St. Joseph Alumnae to Hold Fashion Show" "Insp. Wallace Now Commands 6th Division" "Many Chestnut Hillers Register For Springfield Adult Courses" "Mary Ney Wed to John Hallowell in Nuptial Mass at Seven Dolors" "Flourtown Lists Fire Statistics" "'Hill Top Club' Brings Fun and Friendship Into Lives of Chestnut Hill Oldsters" "Mira Kirk Appears on Television Show, Is Winner in 'Beauty Parade'"
01/31/52 Headlines include: "New Trustees Are Named by Hill Hospital" Named are: John H. W. Ingersoll, Sidney L. Pell, Wilmot G. Peirce, Jr., Francis L. Pell, Jr., William S. Rawls, T.G. Aspinwall, Mrs. Nelson Bridger, James Cheston, H.P. Glendinning, Mrs. Benjamin W. Frazier, Mrs. Flagler Harris, Alexander Hemphill, Allston Jenkins, Lloyd P. Wells, Mrs. A.G.B. Steel, Morris Lloyd, Mrs. Richard T. Nalle, Mrs. Franklin Pepper, Mrs. Harris Pepper, T.M. Perot III, Mrs. Frederic Potts, Lane Taylor, Robert Toland, Rev. George A. Trowbridge, Mrs. T.V. Wood.
"Store Building Brings $52,500" 8501-3-5 Germantown Ave, formerly Johnson grocery store, now Robertson and Sons, Inc., sold by Elmen and Co.
"Wyndmoor Man is Pioneer in Use of Color Televsion in Medical Teaching Field" about Lewis M. Lang and Smith, Kline, and French Laboratory. "Scott & Nolde Slated for Discussion Panel for Mt. Airy Week" "Rev Bell Heads Minstel Cast" "New Trustees are Named By Hill Hospital"
02/07/52 Headlines include: "Woodmere Gallery Exhibits Philadelphia Artists' Work""Auto Strikes Eight-Year Old Oreland Boy" "Dallas, Kelly Debate Before Traffic Group" "[Springfield] School Board Faces Need for Buildings" "John Nace, PSD Principal, is an Authority on Lincoln"
02/14/52 Headlines include: "Stevens School Plans Play, Dance" "Springfield Council Names M.M. Marks to Committee" "Scott to Address Republican Women" "Chestnut Hill Award Winner to be Named at Meeting Next Tuesday" "Mt. Airy Week, Beginning Sunday, Spotlights Community's Advantages" "Avalanche Kills Chestnut Hill Man" "Mrs. C.W. Wylam Heads State Unit" "G.B. Horton Named Deputy Director of Civil Defense Training School" "Mt. Airy's PSD Gives Full Educational Opportunity to Nearly 500 Deaf Children"
02/21/52 "Alexander Hemphill Is Named Winner of Chestnut Hill Award" Hemphill, of 117 W. Springfield Ave., a lawyer, is honored for citizenship.
"Business Men Adopt Slate of Nominees Hemphill Proposed for Presidency of Merchants' Group"
"Miriam Faust Named Stevens Valedictorian" "Mt. Airy Week Proves Outstanding Success in Opening Events" "To Enforce Dog Law in Township" "Creshaim Arms to Add Cocktail Lounge" "Commissioners Hear Protests Over Cespool Conditions in Whitemarsh Village Area" "Enfield Residents Make Elaborate Plans for 10th Anniversary Dance"
02/28/52 Headlines include" Photo "A Happy Moment" Hubert J. Horan, Jr., president of the Broad St. Trust Co., Mr. and Mrs. Alexander Hemphill, T. Gardner Aspinwall, chairman of the Chestnut Hill Community Association on presentation of 1951 Chestnut Hill Award.
"Shop in Chestnut Hill" ad announcing "merchant of the week" award to CH market 8512 Germantown Ave., founded in 1917 by Samuel Blumenthal and Charles Hayman.
"Randal About to Give Up Fight Over Sanatorium" "[Chestnut Hill] College Exhibits Student Art" "Mt. Airy Blaze Ruins Apartment" "Flourtown Women Plan Panel Group" "C.H. Hospital Students Get Caps Sunday" "Meeting, Dance, Awards End Mt. Airy Week Events" "Jenkintown Store to Give Classes in Care of Babies" "Presentation Made to Dr. Parish at Chestnut Hill Hospital Dance" "C. Marshall Scott, Oreland, Has Had Extensive Career in Construction, Civic Service"
03/06/52 "'Lab' in Wyndmoor Pioneers Rutin, Cortisone Research; All Invited for Friday Tours" "Four Town Meetings Planned in Chestnut Hill Community" "Chestnut Hill Group Studies Parking Needs" "Stevens Chorus To Appear With Youth Orchestra" "Historical Data is Needed by Local Researchers' Team" article is mentions Germantown Historical Society "New Building is Planned by Flourtown Tabernacle"
03/13/52 Headlines include: "Development Group Promotes Chestnut Hill Face-Lifting"
Photo "According to Plan" shows Mrs. Albert G. B. Steel, Jr., in front of the former Johnson's grocery store, being renovated by George Robertson and Sons, florists in cooperation with Development Group.
"'Springtime in Chestnut Hill' Chosen as Theme of Pre-Easter Program" "Mrs. Bacher to Head Local Cancer Crusade" "Woodmere Offers Dual Show of Sculpture and Painting" "Postal Branch to Open Tuesday in Chestnut Hill" "To Build School in Cedarbrook" "Fair Cancelled by Flourtown Fire Company" "Grant Thrall, Traveler, Finds Adventure on Far Horizons" "Cana Conference at Ravenhall Academy" "Civic Groups Approve Plan for Fire 'Tax' in Oreland"
03/20/52 Headlines include: Photo "Future Landmark" Artist's sketch of George Robertson and Sons, florists, completed renovation of building at Highland and Germantown Aves., promoted by Chestnut Hill Shopping Center Development Group. Photo "Capped" Doris Wolf of Chestnut Hill, at capping exercises, Abington Memorial Hospital.
"'Springtime Contest Opens in Chestnut Hill; Awards to be Given to Customers" "Free X-Rays Sponspered by Mt. Airy Lions" "Lost Historical Manuscript Found, Proves Invaluable" "Mass Rabies Immunization Ordered for Township Dogs" "Radar Meter Test Held by Police" "Dengler Lists Fire Losses in Township" "North Woods Residents Ask Township Board for Improvements in Area" "Springside Girls Enter UN Contest"
03/27/52 Headlines include: "Dwyer Is Named Post Commander" William Dwyer elected commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Chestnut Hill Post 5205. Also elected John Dwyer, Quartermaster.
"Fashion & Flower Carnival To Be Given at Springside" Among those involved from the Parent-Teacher Council are Wilmot G. Peirce, Jr., and Thomas Wistar, Jr.
"Mrs. Helen Mikell Announces hospital Snack Bar, Gift Shop Thanks to Aid of Auxiliary"
"Large Crowd Attends First Local Meeting to Discuss Problems of Foreign Policy" "39 Captains Will Collect Oreland Fire Company 'Tax'" "Dallas Seeks Paving of Emlen St. Section" "Spring is the Theme of Store Windows in Chestnut Hill"
04/3/52 "Main Street Fair Set for October 8" Chairman, Mrs. Joseph Hoffman, Co-Chairmen of Executive Committee, Mrs. B. Rolland Achenbach and Mrs. H. Paul Abbott, Chairman of Booth Committee, Paul Abbott.
"Bronze Plaque Dedicated In Honor of Dr. McCloskey" football great who lived at 8720 Germantown Ave.
"Chestnut Hill Man Announces Drive" Henry I. McNeill of 401 Woodbrook Lane, President of Cerebral Palsy Society announces campaign.
"Chestnut Hill" column Betty Anne Glynn of 127 W. Chestnut Ave. returns from Chile, Louise and John Wanamaker and family, Anne and John Bromley and family vacation in Atlantic City, Joanne Sadtler, Robin Reath, Mini Austin, and Mary Anne MacDonald attend Ice Cannival, seen at Flower Show, the Ed Cassards of Roanoke St., Mrs. William Richards and son, Bill, and Helen Jones, St. Martin-in-the-Field, St. Paul's Church, rector Rev. George A. Trowbridge.
04/10/52 "200 Garden Club members To Hear Development Plan" Mrs. Alfred G.B. Steel of "The Chimneys'" 9230 Germantown Ave., hosts meeting of 200 members of various garden clubs including the Wissahickon Garden Club. Speakers include Lloyd P. Wells, co-ordinator of the CH Development Group which promotes a more attractive shopping area on "the Hill".
"Chestnut Hill" column "Chestnut Hill Community Ready for Card Party and fashion Show" Mrs. Alfred Putnam, in charge of children's fashion show, Marguerite Stulb, Edwin Stulb, Anne Price Hemphill, Anne McIlvaine, Anne Longstreth, Alexandra Brick, Fernanda Wetherill, Richard E. Pilling, Jr., Stephen Pilling, Anne Sims, Pat Sims, Betsy Steel, Nancy Steel, John Busser, Diana Busser involved. Fashions from the Nana Shop. Also involved are Mrs. Shippen Lewis, Mrs. Dwight Harris, Mrs. George Pilling 3rd, Mrs. George Parry, Miss Doris Earle, Mrs. Joseph Stulb.
Other CHers mentioned are Polly Cooke (Mrs. Merritt J. Jr.) of Roanoke Court who writes for the Ladies Home Journal, Betsy Clay of W. Springfield Ave., Tommy Aspinwall, Jimmy Stewart, Louise Martin, Crozier Martin, Logie Bullitt.
"Frederic L. Ballard, Jr., named Chairman of the 1953 Red Feather Campaign's Districts' Department.
"Magistrate Edward Chew to Head Ambulance Drive" "240 Dogs Receive 'Shots' at Cooperative Rabies Clinic" "Oreland Fire Company Collects $3,000 in 3-Day Drive" "Chesney Downs Home is Sold for $15,000" "Morris House Committe to Have Flower Mart to Raise Garden Funds"
04/17/52 Headlines include: "75 hear L. Wells Describe Plans of Development Group"
"Springtime In Chestnut Hill Won by Esther Sherman As 10,000 Ballots Are Cast" Shop is Esther Sherman Candles of 8605 Germantown Ave., Mrs. F.E. Smith of 219 E. Willow Grove Ave., names as a ballot-box prize winner, 2nd place, Galante's Market, 8036 Germantown Ave., 3rd place, the Deb Shop, Germantown and Springfield Aves.
"Chestnut Hill Academy Adds Three Years Of High School"
"Planning Exhibition Opens At Chestnut Hill Academy Portrays Traffic, Housing, General Improvements"
"Chestnut Hill" column, Large White Rabbit, Egg Hunt, Parties, make for Chestnut Hill Happy Easter", those mentioned, the Gene Holt family of Roanoke St., Patsy and Dick Walsh, Henry Ross, CH Card Party guests, Mesdames Arthur M. Goodfellow, Orlando Crease, Jr., Francis Shunk Brown, Jr., Edwin H. Strulb, Jr., Henry Stewart, W. Griffin Gribbel, William Fulton Kurtz, L. Eric Jones, Henry P. Brown, Jr., Benjamin Sackett, G. Henry Woodruffe, S. Knickbacker Boyd, J. Fulton Boyd, Herbert J. Wetherill.
"Civic Association Vetoes Sunnybrook Walks" "[Flourtown] Fire Company Places Order for Engine" "[Presbyterian] Church Plannin 100th Anniversary Celebration Week" "Main Street Fair Card Party Set for Cricket Club" "Cecilian Academy All-Girl Cast of 117 to Give Operetta" "Wyndmoor Fire Company Sends Letters in Emergency Fund Appeal"
04/24/52 Headlines include: "Garden Clubs Hear Plans For 'The Hill' " , meeting held at "Sugar Loaf", home of Mrs. Alfred A.G.B. Steel.
"Woodmere Art Gallery Holds 12th Annual Show"
Photo "Looking Ahead" Major Joseph S. Clark, Jr., Mrs. Sydney L.W. Leas, Miss Elizabeth M. Colt, Roert A. Kingsley, headmaster, CHA, Richard K. Stevens, President of Board of DIrectors, CHA review model of proposed improvements of the CH Development Group.
"Chestnut Hill" column "Two may Flower Events On Agenda; Orpheus Club to Hold Spring Event" Those involved are Jimmy Stewart, Bill Sinkler, Joe Disston, Joe Sims Sr. and Jr., Cappy Wallace, John Williams.
05/08/12 "Sgt Back From Japan, Saw May Day Riot" Sgt. George Clark "Air Raid Test to be Held in Springfield"
05/12/52 Headlines include: "34 Wyndmoor Children Participate in First Holy Communion" by Elsie Muck, Walter E. Woolson (incomplete Monday edition),
05/15/52 "Wells To Speak On Hill Planning" (Lloyd P. Wells)
"The Catholic Women's Committee of Chestnut Hill Sponsors Lecture" Mesdames Henry Stewart of 422 W. Chestnut Ave., George Parry, Jr., Phillip Cooney, Walter Dwyer involved.
Local Debutantes, Edith Anne Collins, Sara Jane Fischer, Nancy D.Muth, Sandra D. Rex, Marian Lee Scott, Charlotte R. Rockey, Pauline Wendler.
United World Federalists members, Lloyd P. Wells, Thomas Wister (sic), Mrs. Thacher Longstreth, Mrs. Crozier Martin, W. Draper Lewis.
Tours of Chestnut Hill Hospital given by Lloyd P. Wells, Robert Toland, Joseph Pirrall.
05/22/52 "Development Group Reveals Plans for Shopping Center Russell Ferrier, Lloyd Wells Explain Details to Merchants, Parking Plaza Seen As Solution".
"Newly Opened Maternity Ward At Hospital Honors First Birth There" Betty & Henry Kurtz, parents.
"Hill Painter Granted European Scholarship" Cresson Award from PAFA goes to Susan V. Corse.
"Shippen Lewis Died Friday at Hill Home" (8018 Navajo St.)
05/29/52 "Dr. Woodward, Former Senator Dies Sunday" Dr. George Woodward, physican & public servant, died at Krisheim June 22 survived by sons George, Jr., Stanley, U.S. Ambassaabor to Canada, Charles H., and grandchildren, Quita, Geroge 3rd, Stanley, Jr.
06/05/52 "Former 'Stag Inn' Building To Be Restored According To Development Group Plans"
formerly the Jarrett House at 8433 Germantown Ave., to be restored and renovated by M/M Donald Leas, current owners. The former Henry Cress Hotel, now Robertson's Sons, was first 18th v. building to be renovated. Jarrett House is the second.
"E.M. Scull Dies At Home Here" E. Marshall Scull lived at 8709 Shawnee St, was a life-long Quaker.
"Robertson's Opening On Sunday Successful Event; Attended by Many", among Mrs. John McCloskey. Mrs. Margaret Allen, Miss Katherine Dempsey, Miss Marion Longo. Garden of M/M Huston B. Almond admired. Mrs. Ravland Lippincott and Mrs. John Zimmerman work on Main Street Fair.
06/12/52 "Wells Named Head Of Area Planning Committee" Also representing the 22nd Ward is
Joseph Pirrall.
"Prizer Named Cancer Director" Joseph B. Prizer, Esq., of 8800 Montgmoery Ave., is general counsel for the Pennsylvania Railroad, was 1952 Cancer Crusade chairman.
"Hill Man Named To Park Board" Philip Price, attorney and former chairman of the Committee of Seventy, appointed to Fairmount Park Commission. His father, Eli Kirk Price, was "guiding spirit" of the Commission and responsible for construction of the Art Museum.
Hillers in the CH column news, members of the United World Federalists (see 05/15/52), plus Thomas Wistar, Jr., chairman of the CH Chapter, Main Street Fair participants, Mrs. Charles Cowperthwait, Mrs. John Zimmermann.
06/19/52 "Two Great Gala Events On Calendar For Hill Folks This Week-End", Ladies' Auxiliary of Chestnut Hill Post of the Veterans' of Foreign Wars and Eight Annual Garden Party.
06/26/52 "Mrs. R.W.Taylor Named Head Of Crittenton Home", resident of Benezet St.
"Signs Go, As Business Labor To Better The Appearance Of Stores" , work done by Lloyd P. Wells, Charlie Gilles, Joe Pirrall, Alex Hemphill.
07/03/52 "W.B.Churchman Wills Estate To Wife, Children", wife, Alice B., children, Mrs. Fitz Eugene Newbold, Mrs. Churchman Patterson of Chestnut Hill, Miss Cynthia Churchman, Mrs. F. George duPont, Captain William B., 3rd.
07/10/52 "Shopping Area To Get 14 More Shade Trees" announced by Lloyd P. Wells.
"Society Honors Hill Resident", John E. McTague, 198 E. Willow Grove Ave., commended.
07/17/52 "Hill Woman Helps Eisenhower Cause" Mrs. William Kolb, of 16 E. Bells Mills Road, leader, aided by Mrs. John W. Whittaker, Mrs. Robert Wolf. *Do not have copy in Collection
07/24/12 "William F. Welsh Marries Ruth Coffin in Germantown" "Former Judge to Head Fete, Plaque to Honor Smedley D. Butler" "Elymer A. Perry is Given Newcomb Post"
07/31/12 "New Director is Named for Nurse Group" Ms. Mariana Ward "First Free Concert in Park Wednesday, Thirty Musicians to Perform in Chestnut Hill" Directed by Michael Sorangelo
08/07/52 "Parking Plan For Off-Street Lots Approved" "Dr. Woodward Estate Filed"
08/14/52 "Queen Will Be Crowned At Main Street Fair", those involved are Mesdames Jay Cooke, Theodore V. Wood, Lloyd Van Sciver, B. Rowland Achenbach, H. Paul Abbott, Benjamin W. Frazier, Jr..Helen McG. Mikell, Richard Nalle, Davenport Plumer, Jr., Edwin Van Sciver, Charles Cheston, Logan M. Bullitt, John H. Dilks, George Clark, Wolcott Heyl, Bayard Roberts, Morris W. Stroud, III, Floyd Starr, Pierre de St. Phalle, John S. Stokes, E. Lloyd Watkins, Rowland Lippincott, John P. Prizer, Gerald F. Rorer, William F. Delafield, J. Sanders Haas, Frank Pilling, James Lehman, John J. Shober, Lowell Thomas, John Zimmerman, Donald Leas and Mr. Alexander Hemphill.
08/21/52 "Rites Conducted For Dr. Buckenham" Dr. J.E.Burnett Buckenham of 8601 Germantown Ave., retired pysician , dies.
"Chestnut Hill Physician's Son Is Named Commanding General of the Third Army" Lieutenant General Alexander R. Bolling, son of Dr. & Mrs. Robert H. Bolling, born at 117 Bethlehem Pike.
08/28/52 "Nana Shop Opens Next Thursday" owned by M/M Donald S. Leas, Jr.
09/04/52 "Church Gets New Pastor" THe Rev. Willard Schofield named.
"Six From Chestnut Hill Will Aid Red Feather" They are William G. Foulke, E. Calvert Cheston, Carl W. Funk, Floyd T. Starr, Mrs. Henry Miller Watts, Jr.
09/11/52 Marriages Mr. William Stewart MacColl of CH to Jane Thompson of New York, Julia Anne Spencer, daughter of M/M John H. Spencer of CH to Henry H. Reichner of Germantown.
09/18/52 "Dr. Ingraham Appointed CIty Health Head"
09/25/52 "Bank Approval Given Proposal for Parking" under leadership of Lloyd P. Wells
10/02/52 "One Day Main Street Fair To Be Held on Wednesday" headed by Ms. Jay Cooke & Mrs. Theodore V. Wood.
"Store Is Praised For Shrub Beauty" announced by Lloyd Coates, chairman of landscape committee.
10/09/52 "The Herald to Occupy Office in Chestnut Hill" at 8504 Germantown Ave.
Anne Lytttleton Savage, daughter of M/M Ernest Chauney Savage of CH, married.
"College Adds to Library" gift the Chestnut Hill College Library by Rev. John Morton, brother of Sisters Rita Gervase and Rose Anita, S.S.J.
10/16/52 "Distinguished Daughters of Pennsylvania" Dr. Ruth Patrck Hodge, Mrs. Virginia Wireman Cute, and Mrs. Ruth Sprague Downs, Needlework Guild of PA, Secretary Chosen as Miss Main Street Fair
10/23/52 "Chatter from Chestnut Hill" Mary Whittaker and Nancy Longstreth working at Eisenhower Headquarters. Alson involved, Mesdames Alec Dixon, Robert Pemberton, Alfred Putnam, Edward Mitchell Edwards, Colbert Cheston, Charles Tyson, B. Coleman carroll, Richard A. Lilley, Jr., & Mr. John Newlin.
Berthe Patterson & Anne Churchman give shower for Cynthia Churchman.
Marian Lingo, owner of Marian's Boy and Girl Shop, opens new store.
10/30/52 "Chatter From Chestnut Hill" Jean & Carl Dodge entertain Mary & Logie Bullitt, Bob & Lucretia Erwin, Mary & Bill Stedman, Ted & Ginny Parry, Monty & Betty Haines, Ted & Bobbie Zimmerman.
Edith Nalle, daughter of M/M RIchard Nalle holds dinner in honor of Cynthia Churchman.
11/06/52 "Wells Asks Protests against Meter Ads" "Clark Signs Controversial Meter Bill"
"Church Planing Sunday Canvass Of Membership" under leadership of Henry T. Reath.
"League of Voters Invites Congressmen to Conference" , international relations chaimran, Mrs. Robert B. Wolfe.
"D. Robert Yarnall Writes One of 6 Chapters in Book on Quakers"
"Cynthia Churchman Weds Philadelphia Man Friday"
"Chestnut Hill Chatter" by Gigi Boothby & Fran Borie. Halloween parties given by Anne & John Bromley, Mary Anne & Bill McDonald.
11/13/52 "Chestnut Hill Chatter" by Gigi Boothby & Fran Borie. CH-Mt Airy Business Men's Association meeting included William Dwyer, Isabelle Sullivan, Joseph MacNamee, Joseph Pirall, Henry Ross, Herbert Rothe. M/M C. Barton Brewster's daughter and granddaughter visit. Lucretia & Robert Irwin's son, Joseph, to be christened.
11/20/52 "Chestnut Hill Family On World Tour" by Gigi Boothby & Fran Borie. Bob & Ellie Wolf and children start tour. Also traveling, Lorette Kolb, Nancy & Alf Steele.
Frances & Frank Pilling entertain at luncheon before Irwin christening. Also Entertaining, Geoff & Louise Smith, Steve & Marge Pearson, Anne & John Bromley.Henry & Nell Reath purchase home on Navajo St. Also moving, Patsy & Bob Heath, Betty & John Findley, Tommy & Sallie Thomas.
11/25/52 "Chestnut Hill Hospital Shop Ready WIth Gifts for Patients", headed by Mrs. Helen McGinnis Mikell. "Chestnut Hill Getting 40 New Trees In Move to Beautify Shopping Center" referring to Andorra Shopping Center constructed in September 1952
12/04/52 "Chestnut Hill Carol Singing Begins Dec. 19" Chestnut Hill Community Association president, G. Gardner Aspinwall announces. Mrs. Morgan Hebard involved in creche building.
"Stassen Saying Farewell To Chestnut Hill; He Is Next U.S. Mutual Security Director"
12/11/12 "W.H. Rohrbach Again Heads Fire Company" "Lutherans Pay $6,000 for Land, Buy 5-Acre Tract in Barren Hill" property was from Houston Estate.
12/18/52 "Store Front To Be Changed" (photo) "Drawing of Paul Scherr, architect, shows how the store front of John de Palma, furniture and decorator shop, at 8528 Germantown Ave., will look when new Colonial front is completed. It will be the severnth store in Chestnut Hill to be altered under Shopping Center Development Group plan."
12/23/52 "Mrs. Francis Wetherill 'Best Dressed' Woman" of New York Dress Institute.
12/30/52 "Chestnut Hill Corner Bought From Estate, Wells Announces Parking Plans for Part of Land" Property at Evergreen & Germantown Aves.
"F.L. Ballard Funeral Held In Whitemarsh"




Notes This archive is comprised of The Herald for the years 1952, 1953,1955, 1956, 1957,1958, 1960, 1961,1962. (We do not have 1954 or 1959.) 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.