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Sunday, December 2, 2012
The Dallas Post
Community Newspaper Group
15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18711 ® 570-675-521
Dotty Martin
Joe Butkiewicz
Diane McGee
Library citrus sale
Is favorite scene
One of the favorite scenes around the Back Mountain Memorial
Library is the delivery of fresh fruit for the annual citrus sale. Fruit
previously ordered may be picked up from 3 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday,
Dec. 7 or from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 8.
Amnesty Week
Another popular time at the library is the annual Amnesty Week.
This year it will be held from Monday, Dec. 10 to Saturday, Dec. 15.
Any current fines for items returned late during this week will be
Meet Tux
And one of the library’s most highly-anticipated family events is
the Wilkes-Barre /Scranton Penguins Reading night. Come and cel-
ebrate the holidays with Mike O’Brien, Tux and star players from
the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in a lively reading program.
All ages are welcome to attend at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 18 in
the Children’s Room. Space is limited so families are asked to call
the library at 675-1182 to reserve seats.
The players will talk to the families about the importance of read-
ing, about being a team player and about their careers as profes-
sional hockey players. Tux will then entertain the children with his
antics as the players read holiday books to the children.
Bring your questions, along with your memorabilia to be signed
and get ready to have some fun with the Penguins.
Holiday Open House
Don’t forget to mark your calendars for the Back Mountain Me-
morial Library’s Annual Holiday Open House. This year the Open
House will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 19 and Thursday, Dec. 20.
Stop by the library on those days and enjoy light refreshments and
soft instrumental holiday music.
Friends extend thanks
The Friends of the Back Mountain Memorial Library would like
to thank everyone who supported their recent fundraiser at Leg-
gio’s restaurant in Dallas. This event was well attended and very
successful, largely due to the outstanding staff and service provided
by this restaurant. Our sincere thanks to the owners of Leggio’s for
supporting this important library fundraiser.
The History Channel
* On Dec. 5, 1933, the 21st Amendment to the U.S. Constitu-
tion is ratified, repealing the 18th Amendment and bringing an
end to the era of national prohibition of alcohol in America.
Utah became the 36th state to ratify the amendment, achiev-
ing the requisite three-fourths majority of states’ approval.
® On Dec. 3, 1947, Marlon Brando's famous cry of “STELLA!”
first booms across a Broadway stage, electrifying the audi-
ence at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre during the first-ever
performance of Tennessee Williams’ play “A Streetcar Named
® On Dec. 9, 1950, Harry Gold - who had confessed to serv-
ing as a courier of top-secret information on the atomic bomb
- is sentenced to 30 years in jail for his crime. Gold implicat-
ed his brother-in-law and sister, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg,
who were later convicted and executed for espionage.
* On Dec. 5, 1964, the first Medal of Honor awarded for
action in Vietnam is presented to Army Special Forces Capt.
Roger Donlon of New York for his heroic action at Nam Dong.
Donlon was shot in the stomach during an attack by hordes
of Viet Cong. He stuffed a handkerchief into the wound,
cinched up his belt and kept fighting.
* On Dec. 8, 1982, “Sophie's Choice,” starring actress Mery!
Streep as a Holocaust survivor, opens in theaters. The
“choice” in the film's title refers to a terrible decision
Streep’s character is forced to make, about which of her two
children will live or die while in a concentration camp.
"YOUR SPACE" is reserved specifically
for Dallas Post readers who have something
they'd like to share with fellow readers.
Submitted items may include photo-
graphs or short stories and should be sent
via e-mail to, by
Jane Brennan, of Dallas, hit the camera button at just the right moment and captured this lightning strike during a storm in Ocean City,
fax to 675-3650 or by mail to The Dallas
Post, 15 N. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711.
Information must include the submitting
person's name, address and telephone num-
ber in the event we have questions. Readers
wishing to have their photos returned
should include a self-addressed/stamped
envelope. Items will be published in the or-
der in which they are received.
The editor of The Dallas Post reserveS the
right to reject any items submitted for publi-
20 YEARS AGO -1992
Nesbitt Memorial Hospital's
popular Candy Striping program
opened its fall session with more
than 70 participants. The pro-
gram is comprised of girls and
boys between the ages of 13 and
17 who volunteer their services
to many hos-
pital depart-
Among the
are Desiree
Ahlum, Sha-
Keri Bach-
man, Dal-
las; Jackie Gabhardt, Trucks-
ville, Brianna Herron, Dallas;
Blake Nagle, Dallas; Becky Ni-
chol, Dallas; Jennifer Quimby,
Hunlock Creek; Harmony Suda,
Dallas; and Tiffany Suda, Dallas.
30 YEARS AGO -1982
Dallas Area Gridder Jerry
Rollman was named MVP for his
performance in the Dallas-
Meyers football contest. Roll-
man, defensive tackle and offen-
sive guard, led the blocking for
teammate Greg Kravitski and
garnered six sacks in the Moun-
taineers’ victory.
Back Mountain Library Story
Hour members presented a gi-
ant bookmark to Dallas Mayor
Paul LaBar in honor of Chil-
dren’s Book Week. Participating
children are: Amy Shoemaker,
Marty Noon, Kevin Joseph, A.J.
Wyce, Ann Moore, Sherry Love,
Shaun Love, Greg Riley, Mike
Vozniak, Allyson Jones, Jessica
Kern, Robbie Campbell, Geanna
Powelia, Jenifer Reese and Kelly
40 YEARS AGO -1972
The Dallas Track team was
awarded jackets and patches by
the Dallas Lettermen-Booster
Club. Members of the team are
Wayne Evans, Barry Carle, Ed
Connor, Craig Tupper, John Mul-
hern, Scott Wimmer, Gary Arcu-
ri, Craig Kasper, Douglas Lar-
son, John Hiller, Peter Calkins,
Robert Wallace, Charles Griffin,
Mark Arcuri, Michael Cybulski,
Robert Goeringer, Roger Ho-
well, Joseph O’Malia, Steve
Summa, Douglas Wasserott and
Michael Kasper.
Karen Sue Lefko was named
the recipient of the $500 scholar-
ship awarded each year by the
Dallas Junior Woman's Club.
50 YEARS AGO -1962
Mrs. Francis Desiderio will be
installed as president and Susie
Crispell as vice president at the
meeting of Lake Township Dem-
ocratic Club, Wednesday at the
Sportsman’s Club in Noxen. Oth-
er officers: secretary, Margaret
Grey; assistant secretary, Elsie
Franklin; treasurer, Anna Crake;
assistant treasurer, Frances Yan-
koski; chaplain, Betty Lopasky.
Altar and Rosary Society, St.
Therese’s Church, Shavertown,
will hold its annual Christmas
Party December 5 in the Church
Auditorium. Mrs. Edward Za-
boski, general chairman, has ap-
pointed the following commit-
tee members: Telephone — Mrs.
Edward Kupstas, Mrs. John Mi-
halick; punch bowl — Mrs. Rob-
ert Dienne, Mrs. Norman
Schoell; decorations — Mrs. Lo-
ren Fiske; publicity — Mrs. Jo-
seph Burns.
60 YEARS AGO -1952
Mrs. Stanley Davies enter-
tained officers and secretaries of
the Dallas Methodist WSCS at
her home Monday night when
reports were given and plans for
the Tuesday night meeting were
discussed. Present at the meet-
ing were Mesdames J.C. Flem-
ing, president; A.E. Fiske, Ray-
mond Kunert, Lawrence Up-
dyke, Raymond Hidden, William
Heapps, Edward Stair, Z.E. Gar-
inger, Edgar Brace, Ruth Fiske
and the hostess.
Powder and Wig Club, Dallas-
Franklin Township High School,
will present a three-act comedy,
“He Couldn’t Marry Five,” to-
night in the school auditorium.
Sponsorship is by the Seniof
Class and all actors are seniors.
Bob Achuff, Don Wiedner, Jessie
Carey, Yvonne Schlittler, Betsy
Bunney, Gloria Davis, Mary
Sholtis, Emma Stritzinger, Carol
Swisher and Shirley Welsh com-
pose the cast.
70 YEARS AGO -1942
The mountains beyond Root
Hollow in Wyoming County
were the “happy hunting
during the bear season whi
grounds” for local iif
closed Saturday. There lat 4
Thursday afternoon Alva Eggel-
ston of Vernon shot a 400-pound
black bear, the largest killed
hereabouts in many seasons.
Anthracite Chapter Future
Farmer’s of America elected Jo-
seph Hardisky president suc-
ceeding Paul Carlin, and George
Stofila, vice president succeed-
ing Card Ward at its reorganiza-
tion meeting held in Dallas
Township High School.
Information for “Only Yester-
day” is taken from back copies of
The Dallas Post which is
vears ago. The information he )
is printed exactly as it originally
By Samantha Weaver
 |t was revered civil-rights leader Mohandas Gandhi who made
the following sage observation: “Freedom is not worth having if it
does not connote freedom to err.”
e |f you're afraid of rats and mice, you might not want to read
the following tidbit: Those who study such things say that 60
percent of all the mammals on earth are rodents.
e Athletes playing baseball on steroids have frequently been in
the news in recent years, but drugs are nothing new in America’s
national sport. During the late 1960s and throughout almost all of
the "70s, Dock Ellis was a valued pitcher who played for several
teams, including the Pittsburgh Pirates. On June 12,1970, Ellis took
LSD, under the mistaken belief that it was an off day for his team.
By the time he realized that the Pirates were scheduled to play
against the San Diego Padres that evening, it was too late. The
drug proved to have no ill effect on Ellis; in fact, he pitched a
no-hitter. When he recounted the event to a reporter 12 years later,
he said he remembered only bits and pieces of the game, though
he felt euphoric. Many years later, after being treated for addic-
tion, Ellis became a coordinator for an anti-drug program in Cali-
e |t's been reported that Albert Einstein did not like to wear
* Historians say that Russia's Peter the Great was nearly 7 feet
“'Diary of a Wimpy
“I'm not sure. It might
Kid." It's about what have been ‘Sherlock
kids go through when Holmes."
they go to school.” Ed Frederick
Noah Tripp Dales
“The Avengers.’ It
was kind of like a su-
per hero movie."
Rick Carrion
“Courageous. It's a
Christian movie about
men being dads and
Susan Roskos
Lake Louise
“'Flight.’ Denzel Wash-
ington is an alcoholic
airplane pilot who
lands a plane upside
down to save it.
Krista Connolly
“Lincoln.” It was fab-
ulous. Well worth the
money, beautifully
done with strong po- ¢
litical views."
Jane Kishbaugh
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