100 years ago
december 13, 1917
The Florence schools were out of coal this week and for a day or more the schools were dismissed and all the boys went out and chopped wood for fuel.
A prominent citizen asks the Record to give publicity to the suggestion that owing to the seriousness of the coal situation the churches of the town unite in Sunday evening services during this winter, just as they did in the summer. Many tons of coal would be saved every Sunday by the union evening service.
Earle Rogers has contracted with H.A. Jones, the local Delco-Light agent, for the installation of a lighting plant at his country home.
Owing to the fact that the automobile has become such a staple article and that there has been such an increase in the stealing of cars, there has been a rapid growth in the auto insurance business. Case & Son tell us that they write an average of about two auto insurance policies a day.
George Hauser, W.H. Carpenter, and Fred Williams were elected directors of the drainage district, without opposition, at the election on Tuesday. As soon as they organize, they will select a competent engineer who will make a survey of the territory, lay out a plan or plans for relief, and prepare maps and estimates.
Hear the primary children sing and spread the Christmas cheer by attending the special “Butterfly” feature at the Auditorium next Thursday night.
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