Celebrating 50 years: 1967-2017

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Catalog Number 1989.2.7
Object Name Newspaper
Author Various
Title The Herald
Publisher Recorder Publishing Company
Date of Publication 1959
Place of Publication Conshohocken, PA
Summary 01/08/59 "Brilliant Career in U.S. Senate Seen for Scott"
Woman dies after man enters home in error.

01/15/59 "Area Nobles Bask in Federal and State Spotlights"
Rehabilitation center bought by hospital.

01/22/59 "Area Celebrities Share Spotlight in Harrisburg at Inaugural of New Democratic State Officials"
Mt. Airy woman becomes 'second lady' of Penna.

01/29/59 "School Controversy Rages on Defects, Safety Measures"
President of county association for handicapped children cited by Jaycees for community service.

02/05/59 "New building of Intercounty to Add Dignity"
T.J. Walsh renamed by businessmen.

02/12/59 "Herald Gets Results As Rights and Truth Prevail Over Boycott"
Rev. Kolb to leave Chestnut Hill. Scott urged to promote missle plan.

02/19/59 "'Home Folks' Acclaim Senator Scott at Lincoln Drive Dinner"
Weekly review main plant robber again.

02/26/59 "Higher Ideals, Strong Leadership, Young Republicans' Goal"
Wilbur Hamilton to run for second city council team.

03/05/59 "Officials are Mum After Meeting on School Problems"
Castro's Cuban regime 'honest and energetic' bank president says.

03/12/59 "Incinerator Tract Probe is Refused by county Courts"
Smullen backing Stassen for mayor, hopes for unity.

03/19/59 "Salons Review State Mental health Program"
Chestnut Hill outlook bright, says Traus leaving civic office.

03/26/59 "$752,796 School Budget Set Up by Ply-Marsh Board"
Foreign students views on U.S. education are revealing and disturbing.

04/02/59 "Irish President Given Ovation at Mt. Airy Center"
Ply-Marsh school searched for bomb in 'scare' Tuesday.

04/09/59 "Rio Rehabilitation Center Symbol of Doctor's Gratitude"
Today's Herald starts 14th year of service to Chestnut Hill-Flourtown.

04/16/59 "Modern Republicans Challenge GOP County Leadership"
Police raid coffee house gang party.

04/23/59 "Garthwaite, Corson Head Citizens Group for Forrest, Honeyman"
Land survey presented on Chestnut Hill.

04/30/59 "Rail Experiment to Ease Traffic is Huge Success"
Cornerstone rites at intercounty savings Monday.

05/07/59 "Area Taproom Control Basis of House Bill"
Teen party broken up at Harper's Meadow.

05/14/59 "Marie Wagner Trainer for 1960 Olympic Team"
Signs on state highway truck called abusive.

05/21/59 "325 Ballots Put Wetherill In, Boden Out; DiJoseph Victor Over Phipps for DA"
Judge Forrest, Gerber win nomination on Democratic ticket.

05/28/59 "John Foster Dulles Nephew, Cousins Here attend Rites"
CH Academy personnel in new posts.

06/04/59 "156 Will Receive Springfield High Diploma"
CH Academy Choice Concert.

06/11/59 "38 Accept Springside Diplomas"
Half century of marital bliss marked by the Michael Nolans surrounded by Kith and Kin.

06/18/59 "50 Multiple Sclerosis Patients to Hold Picnic at Fort Washington Park"
Boy, 8, confesses he started fires.

06/25/59 "Hope Rockefeller is Bridesmaid in Nupitals Here"
Graduate attacked by 2 sailors. Zoning change is sought for 41 apartments.

07/02/59 "YMCA Masseur is Party Host on his 80th Birthday"
Hospital deficits topic for legislators.

07/09/59 "Strength of U.S. Stressed by Scott at New Plant Site"
Views asked by city on its tower project.

07/16/59 "Firemen Start Sizzling Dispute over Auxiliary"
Navy Lieutenant Overawed aboard USS Swordfish.

07/23/59 "Board Cuts Budget by $18,000; Rejects Little League Dinner"
Senator Scott plans to do something about the weather.

07/30/59 "Cathedral Road Bridge Plan May be Abandoned"
Church Rd. traffic at 13,000 cars.

08/06/59 "Eisenhower to Talk with Lt. Col. Doman on Legion of Valor"
Match tossed by boy over shoulder starts $90,000 fire.

08/13/59 "'For the Promise is Unto You'"
Chestnut Hill studetns honored for aiding cancer research work.

08/20/59 "'Wherefore Art Thou O Soloman?' Sing Officials as Citizens Join in Chorus"
Color flim proof of watery woes.

08/27/59 "Interchange Plan by State Stirs Up Citizens' Group"
Residents demand end of secrecy on development map.

09/03/59 "Wells' Master Plan for Chestnut Hill Lacks Public Okay, Hemphill Charges in Attack on Community Association"

09/10/59 "Huge Rally Tuesday to Launch GOP Drive for November Victory"
Luongo asks Hamilton to list what he has done for 8th district.

09/17/59 "'Stamp Out Smut Merchants' is Plea of Judge Gunther"
Mid-Chestnut Hill residents' group formed for community progress. Luongo says Hamilton ignores local problems.

09/24/59 "Hamilton too busy to Break Bread with Dilworth but Asks the Mayor Pertinent Questions"
Bible reading continues in many schools.

10/01/59 "Khrushchev Visit May Lead to Peace Says Lt. Gov. Davis"
GOP urged to espouse political freedom and economic freedom in vote drive.

10/08/59 "Memorial Fund Started for Victim of Acute Leukemia"
Mrs. Helen Mack ends 26-year service as head of post office.

10/15/59 "Hamilton Brands Dilworth, Luongo Charter Wreckers"
Mid-Chestnut Hill residents to seek bus route change.

10/22/59 "Mid-Chestnut Hill Residents Circulate Route 'L' Petitions"
No definite plan for Morgan Tract.

10/29/59 "Council Race Main Issue in 3 Wards"
Mid-Chestnut Hill continues 'L' bus fight.

11/05/59 "Dilworth Wins, Luongo is New Councilman"
Scott claims U.S. virtually at war withy Red China.

11/12/59 "Demand for Lime Aids Corson Firm in Steel Strike"
L bus route extension is being pushed.

11/19/59 "Election Fight Rages on; Congress, Convention Delegate Next Targets"
Luongo syas he will be close to people.

11/24/59 "Riders Up 19 Pct. on Chestnut Hill Line, Reading Loses 48 Cents Per Passenger"
World's most dependable weapon Russia doesn't have or want.

12/03/59 "Senator Clark's Home Ransacked; 'Called Shambles,"
Racial and religious freedom in America cited as advantages.

12/10/59 "Capt. Ferguson, Wife View Jimmy Durante Show in Beverly Hills Home"
Waitress, PTC driver robbed at gun point.

12/17/59 "Two Sewerage Districts Added in Springfield"
New Germantown Academy erection to Start in March.

12/22/59 "Red China Disarm? Let's Try, Urges Clark"
'Nothing personal' in bomb explosion on Principal's lawn. Fire Damages Chestnut Hill Academy Gym.

12/29/59 "Clark and Scott Hail Japanese Internal Progress"
Boys fined $25 in 'bomb' scare case.
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.