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Catalog Number 1989.2.2
Object Name Newspaper
Author Various
Title The Herald
Publisher Recorder Publishing Company
Date of Publication 1953
Place of Publication Conshohocken, PA
Summary The Herald newspaper (a weekly newspaper covering Chestnut Hill and surrounding areas) from 1953. Pertinent headlines and stories listed below by date.
01/08/53 Headlines include: "John Packard, Bank Official Dies at 68", lived at Stenton Ave., and Newton St.
"F.L. Ballard Leaves Estate of $35,000.
"Woodmere Art Gallery To Exhibit Paintings" (of Walter Stuempfig & John Sharp). Hostesses are Mesdames Winthrop Aldrich, Vincent Astor, Ernest Law Biddle, James Reginald Harman, T. Charlton Henry, R. Sturgis Ingersoll, James Neale, George Brook Roberts, Robert Strausz-Hupe, Constant Wiltberger.
"Herald Editor, Wife Dine With President of Cuba" "
01/22/53 Headlines include: "Business Men Again Choose A. Hemphill" "63 Acres are Offered as Park Site in Chestnut Hill and Upper Roxborough: Houston Heirs Provide Land in Two Wards" "Mt. Airy Lions Submit Nine-Point Program to Improve Community" "All Saints' Hospital Women Will Present Benefit Show" "Women Display Gardens at Convention Hall" "Gretz Estate is $514,302" "Dean's Widow Leaves $60,000"
01/29/53 Headlines include: ""Civic Organization Selects Aspinwall" T.G. Aspinwall of 104 W.Mermaid Lane.
"Chestnut Hill Resident to Lead Area in Salvation Army Drive" Walter S. Chevallier
"Father of Helen P. Sturges To Officiate at Her Wedding" , daughter of Rev. & Mrs. Philemon F. Stugres of 8020 St. Martins Lane.
"$6,000,000 Shopping Center Proposed: 45 Acres in Barren Hill May Be Site of 40 Stores" "Railroad May Abandon Service Into Center City" "Pony League Seeks Field in Flourtown" "Korea Honors Lt. Col. Bonniwell" "Perot Elected Board Leader of Hospital"
02/03/53 "Ted Helmetag Zoning Plea Is Rejected" "Miss Helen Sturges Is Wed In Grandmother's Gown" "J.S. Disston, 3rd, Promoted by Tool Manufacturing Firm"
02/05/53 "Proposed Center Seen as Challenge: Chestnut Hill Group Urges Quick Action" "Whitemarsh Tax Rate Cut Another Half Mill" "Special Fire Tax May Be Requested in Springfield" "Doctor Dies in Mt. Airy: Dr. Fetterman, 75, Retired Last June" "W.T. Frankenfield Enters Whitemarsh Tax Collector Race" "Chestnut Hill Residents Sue Mario Lanza for $19,801" "J.S. Disston, 3d Promoted by Tool Manufacturing Firm"
02/12/53 Headlines include: "Chestnut Hill Men Selected For Drive" Morris R. Brownell of 8010 Crefeld St., Alexander Hemphill, 117 W. Springfield Ave. named. "Jane Zimmering Becomes Bride of John L. Hurst, Jr." "$6,000,000 Zoning Decision Awaited in Whitemarsh" "Herald to Conduct First Free All-Electric Cooking School At Water Tower Center"
(resident of 209 E. Mead St.) "Miss Logan Exchanges Vows With Robert A. Kingsley, Jr." son of M.M Robert Kingsley, 500 W. Willow Grove Ave.
02/19/53 "Kill Blight, Create Trade, Merchant Says" Lloyd P. Wells speaks to Conshohocken Chamber of Commerce. "Alexander Hemphills Parents of Girl" "Chestnut Hill Future Cited by E.Wood, Jr." at home of Mrs. J. Howard Patterson, 217 E. Evergreen Ave. "Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy Push Three Annual Projects" "Fetterolf, White Back Frankenfield In Whitemarsh Tax Collection Fight" "Philco Head Dies of Heart Attack at Home"
02/26/53 Headlines include: " 'Druim Moir' Given Elderly Clergymen", former home of Samuel F. Houston. "Parking Firm Organized in Chestnut Hill: Ferrier Directs New Unit"
03/05/53 Headlines include: "Chestnut Hill Garden Clubs Preparing for Flower Show" working with Frederick W. G. Peck . Others include Mrs. W. Beaumont Whitney, Mrs. Harry C. Groome, Jr. Mrs. Lloyd P. Wells, Mrs. Alfred Steel, Mrs. Horace C. Jones, Mrs. Theodore E. Eckfeldt, Mrs. Frederick W. Morris, 3rd, Mrs. George Reath.
"Pepper Rites Are Conducted" Benjamin Franklin Pepper, Pennroad President dies. "A.L. Gehman to Be Feted At Testimonial Dinner May 7 in Glenside" "Andorra [Shopping Center] Starts Series of Ads in The Herald" "Whitemarsh Absent as Erection of Turnpike Bridges Clears" "J.M. Skinner Scholarships Total $600,000"
03/12/53 Headlines include: "$500 Award Presented By Bank To Chestnut Hill Development Group" accepted by Lloyd P. Wells "Flourtown Fire Co. Drops Annual Fair" "Wells Accepts As Head of Organization" "H.W. Rose Will Head Linen Firm" "Whitemarsh Stands By, Awaiting 'Invasion' of Turnpike Crewman" "Businessmen Favor Widening Stention Ave."
03/19/53 Headlines include: "Main St. Fair Fashion Show Date Is Set" Mrs. Ernest A. Wright, Mrs. Robert H. Siler, Co-Charimen, patronesses are Desdames B. Rowland Achenbach, William Armour, John C. Atwood, Jr., Charles H. Baird, Nelson C. Bridger, Harry Lippincott Cassard, Randall Chase, Curtis B. Dall, Richard H. DeMott, G. Barnett Fairchild, B. West Frazier, A.L. Hanover, H. Albert Holland, G. Walker Ketcham, Bruce L. Lewis, Edward W. McCloskey, Robert R. Meigs, Zachariah B. Newton, B. Franklin Pepper, Edward Q. Rainey, A. Jackson Satler, Hugh D. Scott, Jr., Edward Starr, Jr., Philip H. Stubing, Ranie L. Tatnall, Carroll S. Tyson. Joseph B. Van Sciver, S. Dana Weeder, John S. Williams, Theodore V. Wood.
"Hamiltion Raps Dallas on Henry Ave. Plan" "$63,000 Bequethed Lutheran Home" "Scientists at Wyndmoor Turn Fats into Plastics"
03/26/53 Headlines include: Photo of M.M Caspar Wister and daughter on vacation.
"Carles Work on Exhibition" Arthur B. Carles, resident of Chestnut Hill.
"Mrs. James Skinner Named Mental Health Fund Chairman"
04/02/53 "Joseph Sims Dies At Home Local Historian, Architect was 63" of 319 E. Gravers Lane.
04/09/53 Headlines include: "6 Merchants Win Prizes in Springtime Contest" "Fetterolf Denies Center Will Get 'Quiet Approval'" "$40,000 Apparatus Spurs Little Enthusiasm for Flourtown Fire Co. Fund"
04/16/53 J.L. Nevill Smythe and Bride Ann Stout Are in Bermuda", wed at CH Presbyterian Church
04/23/53 "Auto Plaza Apprived by City Zoning Board", plan presented by Lloyd P. Wells, E.P. Wood, Jr.
04/30/53 Headlines include: "Whitemarsh Seeks Court Injuction to Change Route of Pike Through Township" "Parade Sunday to Mark Annual Wissahickon Day" "Group to Hear Judge Saylor" "Kuback Proprietor At Hill Pharmacy" "Nancy Harper Becomes Bride"
05/07/53 "Annual 2-Day Flower Show Opens May 14" chairman, William MacDonald; hostess, Mrs. Henry P. Borie; also involved Russell Medinger, Mrs. Caleb Fox, Mrs. H. P. Glendining, Mrs. Dorothy R. Bullitt, Mrs. H.C. Groome, Mrs. George Reath.
05/14/53 Photo of Mrs. F.W. Morris and Mrs. Caleb Fox, 3rd " 'Chestnut Hill in Bloom...' " opening
"Houston Estate Value $1,763,677 in Inventory. Samuel F. Houston, financier.
"Services Held For E.Y. Allen" of 51 Newton St.
05/21/53 Headlines include: "Benner Elected to Head Mount Airy Week Group" "Schwab Wins in Springfield; Frankenfield Defeats Swanson" "Planners Push Henry Ave. Project"
05/26/53 "Chestnut Hill GIrl Honored at Bryn Mawr" Edith Nalle of 146 E. Bells Mill Rd. graduates.
D. Alexander Wieland, of Spring Lane named chairman of Zone B, Red Feather Drive.
06/04/53 "First Parking Plaza May Open Saturday"
"Chestnut Hill Man Heads Cancer Drive", Morris R. Brownell, Jr.
"Local Sculptor Wins Prize", Walker Hancock honored.
06/11/53
"Dr. J.M. Fogg Given Position At Arboretum U. of P. Vice Provost Named DIrector at Chestnut Hill"
Photo of Chairmen of Main Stret Fair Old Clothes Booth, Mesdames Edward W. Kling, John W. Clegg, Jr., William Draper Lewis.
06/18/53 Headlines include: "Pike Route Suit Listed for Court Argument" "Sewer Bids to Be Received by Springfield" "Milligan Buys Bells Mill Inn" "Norris Estate Left to Nurse"
06/25/53
"Mrs. Jay Cooke Services Held" , wife of banker and Republican city chairman was daughter of M.M Robert Glendinning.
07/01/53 "Chestnut Hill Man Elected" J. Wesley McWilliams named president of Pennsylvania Bar Association. Resident of Crefeld Street.
"Penn President To Reside Here Dr. G.P. Harnwell Removes in August" to 8212 St. Martins Lane.
07/09/53 Headlines include: "2000 Children Take Part in July 4 Program" "Wassem Buys Lowry Agency" "Overmyer Gets Traffic Post"
07/16/53 John R. Wanamaker, 422 Moreland Ave., named co-chairman of United Fund Campaign
"Newtown Square Man Weds Cynthia Whitney At St. Paul's". Mrs. Philip Torrey of CH in wedding.
Elizabeth Phelps, daughter of M/M Charles M. Phelps of 11 W. Chestnut Hill Ave. debutante at June Ball.
07/23/53 "H.L. Duhring Dies at 79 Architect Was Former Chestnut Hill Resident"
07/30/53 Headlines include: "$45,000 Medical Center Nearing Completion at Chestnut Hill Hospital" "Lafayette Hill Branch of Norristown Bank OK'd" "Anna Marie Kuhn to Sing Aug 6. at Pastorius Park" "Ridge Pike to Be Widened"
08/06/53 "Giant Crane Lifts Spire Into Place" (Our Mother of Consolation Church), "Residents Protest School Opening in Hill"
08/13/53 Photo of a crane adding a spire to Our Mother of Consolation, "Dr. Donath, Orchestra In Concert Spotlight with Young Soprano" (summer concerts at Pastourious Park), "Irishman Favors Hill's Clover Over Shamrocks" "Ginko Tree Hit By Automobile"
08/20/53 "11 Students From France See Our Town" (some time spent in Chestnut Hill), " 'Holidays' To Be Theme Of Gala 10th Annual Main Street Fair" "Miss Margaret Geogheagan Wed at Chesnut Hill Church" "Son's Arrival Turns Mother's Fear to Joy" "All Saints Hospital Shares in Estate" announcement that The Stevens School is combining Upper and Lower Schools "Trolly Crash Injures Six 80 Shaken Up In Hill Accident"
08/27/53 "Noted Author, Naturalist, Wed Mrs. Shippen Lewis Married at City Hall' , Mary Fanning Wickham of CH, widow of Shippen Lewis, wed to James Bond, naturalist, curator of tropical birds at Academy of Natural Sciences.
"University President, Area's Newest Resident, Is Musician - in Private" Dr. Gaylord P. Harnwell lives at 8212 St. Martin's Lane, university owned house.
Aerial view of the Stevens School 8836 Crefeld Street
09/03/53 "Test Borings Made For Span At Wissahickon Plans to Be Drawn For Chestnut Hill-Roxborough Bridge" "National Trade Paper Praises Ad in 'Herold'" (ad was for The Deb Shop) "Summer Music Concerts End 1953 Season Was One Of Best In Years" "Stable Is Transformed Into House And Studio" "Claire Kremer Is Married At St. Martin-in-the-Fields" "Plan Junior Week At Cricket Club" "Six Area Girls In 1953 Hospital Nursing Class" (includes Jane I. Why, Sarah W. Leiper, Edith M. Root, Margaret E. Parker, Margaret F. Addis, Virginia M. Arnold) "Fair Workers Are Appointed Committees Names For Main St Event" Photo of workers from the Chestnut Hill Hospital Shop booth of the Main Street Fair at Lakeview farm: Mrs. Richard L. Thurber, Peggy Ann Frank, Mrs. Beaumont Whitner, and Albert B. Nesbiitt "Sailing Honors For Bud Stillmun" "New Pastor At Chestnut Hill" (Rev. Joseph E. McCabe at Presbyterian Church at Chestnut Hill" "Ida Apeldon Dies at 89"
09/10/53: "Sales Tax Problems Clarified; Merchants Given Details on How to Set Up Books" "Chestnut Hill Shopper Beckons Trade to Area" "Vaccancies Announced By Free Library" " Colonial Dames To Visit Historic Homes In Area" "Chestnut Hill Visitors Enjoy 'UN' living" "Son, Daughters Share Estate" (Walter W. Pollock leaves Chestnut Hill Estate to Walter Jr, Mrs. Margaret P. Zug, Mrs. Roxanne Whittier Guerrero, Mrs. Elizabeth P. Bowen) "Mrs. Roman Dies in Hospital" "Mary O'Connell Dies at 83" "Three Sisters Share Duhring Estate" "Baptist Rally For Young People" (Chestnut Hill Baptist Church) " "Eugene Allen Left $381,000; Trust Set up for Engineer's Wife" "Drunken Driver Fined By Church" (Olle Richter of Chestnut Hill Bakery) Photo of Jacob S. Disston and Henry Disston of Chestnut Hill
09/17/53: "Plan Fails For Palsy Aid School" "Councilman Reports on Visit to Germany" (Constance Dallas) "Meter Ad Suit To Be Heard Next Wednesday" "Japanese Prince Visits Three Days In Mt. Airy With Former Teacher (Chesnut Hill also mentioned) "McWilliams Named By Automobile Club" "Colonial-Type Front Planned For 9th Store; Melvin Grebe Joins Developmental Group's Long Range Program" "Woodmere Opens Art Classes" "Tryouts Sunday For Soccer Teams" (Chestnut Hill Soccer Club)
09/24/53: "Lake Work Questioned At Meeting; Businessmen Also Oppose Bridge At Cathedral Ave" "School Term Opens" (Steven School) "Big Frolic Oct. 7 Will Aide Hospital; Main Street Fair to Feature Many New Attractions" "Cpl. George Black Due Home Soon" ""Jean McCouch, Naval Employee Are Betrothed" (Jean McCouch to marry Gordon Kendrick Bell) "Mildred Jones Becomes Bride" (Mildred Jones married Richard P. Montot) "Herald Now on Sale At 15 More Locations" (including Chestnut Hill) "Rep Scott to Address DAR Chapter Oct. 13" "400 Enrolled At College; Mass At Chestnut Hill College for Opening Monday" "Fair Table Conducts Sale; Advance Baregains Offered At Hospital" "Education Official To Speak At Luncheon" (Jenks) "Gabell Speaker at SAR meeting" "Laboratory Instruction At Hospital; 3 Students Enroll In 18-Month Course At Chestnut Hill" Parents-Teachers Tea At Norwood Academy"
10/01/53: "Publishers Join in Fight on Meter Ads; State Newspaper Group Sides With Merchants in Legal Test Cases" (Chestnut Hill-Mount Airy Business Men's Association), "Air Raid Test Tuesday Night; Defense Authorities Issues List of Rules" (Civil Defense stations set up in Chestnut Hill), "M'Carthy-Kerry Ceremony Has Local Interest", "Memorial Fund of Red Cross Honors Worker; Wissahickon Branch Plan Is Tribute to Late Mrs. Jay Cooke", "Driver Killed in Auto Crash; Chestnut Hill man Dies in New Jersey" (Charles Tyler Cowpethwait), "Socialite Held On Drunken Driving Charge; Chestnut Hill Man Arrested After Auto Hits Truck" (Carter Buffington Simonin), "Main Street Fair to Thrill Record Throng; 15,000 Are Expected To Share All-Day Program of Fun", "Fireman Aid Safety Drive; Many Events Listed For Prevention Week", "Foreign Relief Canvas Nov. 2; Women to Collect Door-to-Door" (The United Council of Church Women of Chestnut Hill and Vicinity), "Police Pension Fund" (Lennox L. Moak), Photo of Charles S. Williams working on a house in Chestnut Hill
10/08/53: "Stork Outsid Himself During September" (high number of births at Chestnut Hill Hospital), "Open House Program Includes Five in Area" (2 in Chestnut Hill), "Official Speaks At Jenks School" (Miss Elsa R. Jaegar), "Socialite Fined In Accident; Pleads Guilty To Drunken Driving" (Carter Buffinton Simonin), "NEw Pastor Is Installed; Presbyterians Greet Rev. Dr. J.E. McCabe", "Students Report On European Trip" (Springside)
10/15/53: "Moak: Malfeasance, Misfeasance, Nonfeasance?" "Seven Homes Open Sunday: Women of St. Paul's Sponsor Tours" "Hifgh School Given Training Auto" (from Chestnut Hill Ford dealership) "Judge Winnet Heads Speakers Bureau" Photo: Mrs. Theodore V. Wood, Mrs. B. Rowland Achenbauch, Mrs. H. Paul Abbot of the executive committe of the Main Street Fair, "Coed Is Named Fair Queen: Gettysburg Girl Miss Main Street" (Miss. Courtney Lenhard of Gettysburgg named Miss Main Street Fair 1953) "Young Republicans Sponsor Dance Oct. 30" (Young Republican Clubs of Germantown and Chestnut Hill) "Cleaning Firm Opens Branch" (Gerbron Cleaning Firm opens a branch in Chestnut Hill) "Horace Nalle, Ethel Benson wed at St. Paul's Church" Photo of Miss Isabel Lenoir Matthews "Book Shops Mark 30th Year" (Miss Mary F. Brinley, Mrs. H. Rene Ruegg, owners of the Frigate Book Shops of Germantown and Chestnut Hill) "Mary Thayer's Betrothal Announced" (Miss Mary Eustis Thayer to marry Anthony Morris Zane), "Worker Hurt In Cave-In: Sewer Trench Collapses In Flowertown" (John Henry Meyers was taken to Chestnut Hill Hospital), "B.C. Tilghman Dies in Bermuda" (former Chestnut Hill resident), "Mrs. T.H. McKay Services Thursday" (former owner of the Kitty McKoy Shop in Chestnut Hill), "V.F.W. Auxiliary Party Thursday" (Veterans of Foreign Wars of Chestnut Hill), "Upper Springside Students Elect", "Three New Teachers At Springside School", "Trip To Germany Subject of Talk" (Mrs. Constance Dallas of Chestnut Hill reports on her trip to Germany), "Republican Club Holds Meeting" (Republican Club of Chestnut Hill), "'Shopper' Display Attracts Attention At Convention", "Springside Students At Friends Conference"
10/22/53: "Sweeping Changes Are Advocated in Mercantile Unit: Lloyd P. Wells Who Is Seeking Presidency Voices Demands For Realignment of Memembership" (Chestnut Hill & Mt. Airy Buisnessmen's Association), "Sale of Attic Treasures To Lure Antique Buyers" (St. Paul's Rummage Sale), "Barbara Wood Is Married To Chestnut Hill Man" (married LeRoy Grove Rieger), "Hallowe'en Parade At Jenks School", "Jenks Faculty To Meet Parents", "2-Story Commerical Bilding is Sold" (in Chestnut Hill), "J.B. Van Scivers In Auto Show" (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph B. Van Sciver Jr. of Chestnut Hill have several entries), "Rummage Sale" (held by the Philadelphia Club of Chestnut Hill College Alumnae Association), "Officers Elected by Soccer Club" (Chestnut Hill Soccer Club), "Stagecrafters Present Comedy", "Springside Wins", "Chestnut Hill, Temple, Split in Hockey"
10/29/53: "Parents Urge Traffic Light: Chestnut Hill Group Prepares Demands" (intersection of Germantown and Southampton Aves), "Highwyay Work to Eliminate Many Hazards: Project Is Speeded On Germantown Ave at Cost of $34,5000" (work done in Chestnut Hill section), Photo: Mrs. Kay Layton (Board of Education) and Judge Leonard M. Propper at the John Story Jenks School, "Jurist Charts Way to Mold Good Citizines: Advice on Juvenile Guidence is Given by Judge Propper" (spoke at the John Story Jenks School), "Parking Meter Ad Suit Case is Postponded" (suit brought by Chesnut Hill and Mount Airy Buissnessmen's Association), "T.G. Aspinwall Dies at Home" (Thomas Gardner Aspinwall dies at his home in Chestnut Hill, sevice at St. Martin-in-the-Fields), "School 'Open House'" (John Story Jenks), "City Voters Asked to Keep Sitting Judges: Republican Chiefs Are Encouraged By Pre-Election Trend" (Voters in Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy), "Kathleen Walsh To Be Married" (Kathleen Walsh of Chestnut Hill marries James O. Hawkins), Photo: Miss Margo Ansley (engaged to CHarles Wistar Wood), "Bell-McCouch Wedding Nov. 21" (Miss Jean Gordon of Chestnut Hill to marry Gordon Kendric Beil), "Woodmere Art Shows Listed; Butens' Wedgewood Rarities Displayed", "Nurses To Give Holiday Dance" (dance given by the Student Government Association of Chestnut Hill Hospital's School of Nursing), "New Planetatrium is Demonstrated" (at Spitz Laboratories), "Speaker Chosen FOr UN Rally: Constance H. Dallas to Talk On Germany", "Two Area Residents In Youth Orchestra" (Robert T. Marvin and Crescentia A. Stark of Chestnut Hill), "Leaves $23,9000 Estate" (Marina Roman of Chestnut Hill), "Nurses to Revive Class Yearbook" (Chestnut Hill Hospital School of Nursing), "Drive to Aid Overseas Needy: 10 Churches Sponsor One-Day Campaign" (including churches in Chestnut Hill), "School Merger is Announced: Miss Zara's Unites With Springside"
11/05/53: "Students To Hear Friends Official" (Springside Students hear talk about an affiliate school in France), "Herald's Fre Electric Cooking School to Open Nov. 17 at Water Tower", "School to Mark Education Week" (event at the John Story Jenks School), "Clothes Collection Nets Six Tons" (United Council of Church Women of Chestnut Hill and Vicinity), "Gabriel Opens New French Beauty Salon" (at the Southeast Corner of Germantown Ave and Gravers Lane), "Kathleen Walsh Peter Hawkins Are Married" (at Our Mother of Consolation Church), "Party Committee meets at School" (at Stevens School), "Elsie Damico Married At Holy Cross" (Elsie Damico originally from Chestnut Hill), Photo: Mrs. Constance Dallas (Phildadelphia Councilwoman and Chestnut Hill Resident), "Voters Back Sitting Judges" (election results in Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy), Photo: William C. Leingang (of Chestnut Hill), "Churches Aid Overseas Needy" (including St. Paul's), "Former Resident is Concert Soloist (Rita de Petris Burtes performs at St. Paul's).
11/12/53: "Christmas Fete For Children: Gala Movie Party Sponsored By GOP" (sponsored by the Chestnut Hill Republican Club), "9-Year-Old Girl Wins Snow Contest" (Bonnie Warwick, student at Springside), "Huge Array of Prizes For Cooking School Opening Next Tuesday" (Cooking school located at the Watertower Recreation Center at Ardleigh Street and Hartwell Lane), "Rector Feted At Dinner: Fellowship Honors Rev. Trowbridge" (Rev. George Trowbrige of 18 E. Chestnut Ave), "Cathedral Ave. Span Assailed: Mrs. Dallals Promises Study of Situation", "Knights To Give Equipment, Oxygen Apparatus For TB Hospital" (given to All Saints Hospital at Stenton and Evergreen), "C.H. Dougherty, Retired Clerk" (Charles H. Dougherty of Chestnut Hill Died November 4th, 1953), Photo: William L. Dempsey (of Chestnut Hill) and Ferdinand Klossman (the 2 men worked at Sharp and Dohme, a division of Merch and Co., Inc), "Stevens School Students Guests at College", "Area Churches Hold UN Party" (including St. Paul's), "Springside Parents To Meet Wednesday", "Christmas Bazaar To Benefit Church" (Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill), "Latin American Students At Chestnut Hill College", Photo: Frances E. Hornyok, Pat Corrigan, Antonio Lopez, Oscar R. Dias, Miguel Espino, and Osvaldo Cortex of Chestnut Hill College, "Railroad Elects 3 Area Men" (including Edward Starr Jr and William S. Crowder of Chestnut Hill), "St. Martin's Bazaar Set For Nov. 19", "Mrs. Dallas Describes Tour: Visit to Germany Is In UN Day Topic" (Constance Dallas of Chestnut Hill), Photo: histology department in the lab of Chestnut Hill Hospital, "Chamber Music Concert at St. Paul's"
11/19/53: "Holiday Decor In Trade Zone: Merchants Sponsor Yule Lights, Trees" (Christmas decorations in Chestnut Hill), "Gala Features Tonight To End Cooking School at Water Tower Center", Photo: cooking class participants Mrs. Olga Fort, Mrs. Russell Chido, Mrs. Frank Cardamone, Mrs. M.J. Nolan, and Mrs. J. Wassell, "Businessmen Nominate Goudy, Wells: Candidates Oppose Each Other On Major Issues" (Nelson J. Goudy and Lloyd P. Wells nominated for president of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy Business Men's Association), "Main Street Fair Net Is Highest Ever", "Disc Jockey Guest At Water Tower Dance", "Catholic Parish Of St Genevieve Is Established: Will Serve 200 Families In This Area" (Thomas G. Dalaney, former assistant rector of Our Mother Consolation in Chestnut Hill has been appointed pastor of St. Genevieve), "Rector Feted At Dinner: Fellowship Honors Rev. Trowbridge" (Rev. George A. Trowbridge of St. Paul's).
11/24/53: "Advisory Council Formed For Recreation Center" (advisory council for Water Tower), "Final Concert At St. Paul's", "Chestnut Hill Operatic Star Gains Nation-Wide Spotlight When He Fails to Kill 'Carman'" (David Poleri), "Cooking School Is Acclaimed" 200 Receive Prizes During Three Days" (Water Tower), "University Tract is Up For Sale" (85.7 acre tract between Chestnut Hill and Wyndmoor)
12/03/53: "Relationship to God is Stressed at Dedication" (Concerning newly built Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School), "Route 309 Plan is Explained" "Arthur F. Paul Dies at Home: Andorra Nurseries President was 74" "John Lear's Drawing Sold at Exhibition" "Mozart Program At Jenks School", "Norwood Academy Christmas Fete", Photo: Phylis Joy Mahn, "Hospital Shop is Busy Spot: Volunteers Serving Many Gift Buyers" (Chestnut Hill Hospital), "Self-Analysis Quiz Points Up Duties of Teen-Ager's Parents" (quiz developed by Springside and Germantown Friends School), "Yule Music To Be Sung By 50 Voices" (Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill), "All-Star Team Honors for Two" (Charles J. McKinney, Jr and George A. Lear), "Attorney's Wife Leaves $20,000" (Jessica R. Richardson), "Church Society Marks Anniversary" (Saint Andrews Society of Philadelphia held services at Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill), "Yale Club Elects Warner, Wright" (John Warner and Minturn T. Wright elected to Yale Club), "Patent Granted William Smith: Step Toward Cheaper Storage Batteries" (William Wharton Smith), "Loan Officials Hear Bachner Construction Lending Topic Meeting" (Joseph T. Bachner of Chestnut Hill Savings And Loan Association), Photo: James J. McGinnis, Roger W. Clipp, Dr. Charlotte Grave at the Chestnut Hill Center, "3-Year Effort Pays Off, Traffic Signal Install" (Germantown and Southampton Aves), "Stevens School Names Miss Agnes Bergen", "Housing is Topic of Committee Forum" (Germantown and Chestnut Hill).
12/10/53: "Flourtown Firemen Elect Earl Johnson" "Springfield Township School Board Elects Victor Walens President" "Chestnut Hill Land Invovled in Park Deal: Greenfields Turn Over 5 Acres for Smaller Tract, Proposed Exchange of Land (Alfred M. Greenfield and Fairmount Park Commission, Sugarloaf 9230 Germantown Avenue)" "Edward J. Hendrick of 619 E. Mt. Airy Ave named Head of Philadelphia County Prisons" "Miss Frances Allen is Concert Soloist (of 64 E. Abington Ave.)" "Pope Yeatman Dies at 92: Chestnut Hill Man was Mining Engineer" "Arthur Paul is Buried" "[Chesnut Hill] Republican Club Elects Officers" Walter P. Miller Jr. and Lewis M. Stevens, appointed chairmen of 1954 member enrollment of the Philadelphia Fellowship Commission and the Fellowship House, "Skies Watched 'Round Clock for Possible Enemy Attack" 3 Photos: Jay F. Bodle, Mt. Airy, with Charles R. Bectle Jr., Arthur Jordan Jr., Roxborough, Paul Kopczynski, and Walter Orr, Tioga.
12/17/53: Photo: Leslie Stuart Geisert, Flourtown, helped design Interior of Philadelphia International Airport, "Route 309 Topic of Oreland Meeting" Photo: MRS. Emeline Clayton Weakly, resided at Colonial Manor, W. Evergreen Ave. Chestnut Hill, "Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to Direct Palsy Center", Majorie Topliss Flynn, Wyndmoor, and Carroll L. Corson, Plymouth Meeting, wed, John F. McCoy, 476 W. Manheim Street, elected to Board of Directors of Germantown Symphony Orchestra Association, Four sisters, Mathilda Higgins, Louise Anderson, Sophia Wiffen, and Bertha Patterson, share estate of Mrs. Emma M. Rometsch, Betrothal of Audrey Elaine Charlesworth, Upper Darby, and William Harmstead Kingsley Jr., 8020 Roanoke St. Chestnut Hill announced, William W. Ambler of 214 W. Highland Ave. dead, [Pope] Yeatman estate exceeds $200,000, divided between Penelope P. Sturgeon, Mrs. Jane and James McCann, and Nora Butler
Tuesday 12/22/53: "Bridge Delay is Fought by Estate Group: Houston Trustees Ask City Official Action of Wissahickon Soan" (insisting commision of Cathedral Avenue Bridge across Wissahickon, below Rex Avenue), "Pvt. Arthur Lennenfield Arrives in Korea" "Whitemarsh Levies $5 Tax, $20,000 Yield to Pay for Trash Collection", Wreck of Chestnut Hill commuter train (Nov. 11, 1953) blamed on Charles Bowker Jr., 5910 Chew Ave. Germantown, Marriage of Mildred Sharp Eldeborn, 508 Wyndmoor Ave., and S. Kerth Taylor, Mr. Airy, Photo: Beginning of planning Chestnut Hill Association's festive "Hey Day", patronesses meet, Mrs. W. Morgan Churchman, Mrs. Robert A. Kingsley, Mrs. Alexander Hemphill, Mrs. George Harrison, Mrs. Charles Ingersoll, Mrs. William L. Disston, Mrs. George Plath, Mrs. George P. Pilling, Mrs. John R. Wanamaker, Margaret Dooley of 24 East Gravers Lane, Chestnut Hill Dies, Henry Ott Belleville, 406 W. Durhaim St. Dies, James J. Furney, 207 E. Gravers Lane dies, "High School Adopts name of Colonials" (Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School), "Charming Obstetrician from India Gives Stork Help at [Chestnut Hill] Hospital Here" (Photo: Dr. Charumati Rau and "Dixie"), "Major Given Bronze Star" (Walter P. Berger, 20 Franklin Ave).
Tuesday 12/29/53: "Building Loan Merger Plan is Announced: Wyndmoor Board Has Voted to Join Chestnut Hill Assn", "1953 Annals Depict Year of Progress in Chestnut Hill Area", "Desk Sergeant Resigns Post" (Charles Wagner, Morton H. Fetterolf Jr.), Photo: Edmund Cordery, principal of Flourtown Elementary, Private First Class Earl S. Swearer weds Ruth Marie Jacquier, Albert N. Dingee named Director of Public Relations at the Electric Storage Battery, Photo: Students of Mt. St. Joseph Academy, Chestnut Hill, participated in "Young Pennsylvanians", 8229 Stenton Ave., Wyndmoor, estate left to Anna M. Geppert, 6327 Sherman St., Mt. Airy, home sold to Pauline M. Lipschutz, "Starry-Eyed, But It's Not Romance" (article about the Chestnut Hill College Observatory, which had been reopened for use five years prior. Pictured are Barbara Sullivan and Rosemarie Schmidt), "Hamilton Aiding in State's Clean Streams Program"(W.C. Hamiltion & Sons, paper manufacturer in Miquon), Jesse Achey Jr. of 6444 Germantown Ave., Mt. Airy, dies, Dr. Wharto Sinsker Jr., psychiatrist and former member of staffs of Chestnut Hill and Episcopal Hospital, dies. Year in Pictures photographs and last page, include Lloyd P. Wells, Herbert J. Horan Jr., Committee of Springfield Twp. Adult School, Mrs. Paul Moyer, John Caffrey, Mrs. Helen Helms, A.L. Gehman

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.