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Local News - December, 1945
Here’s what was happening in the Downingtown area 68 years ago, according to newspaper coverage at that time.
The theme of the newly remodeled Lyndell Store, owned by O.G. Shock, was “A Bit Out of the Way—But Less to Pay.”
Officers of Marshallton Methodist Church’s Sunday School were Mildred Leid, superintendent; John Morris, first assistant; M.H. English, second assistant; Mrs. Ralph Wallace, recording secretary; Betty Keehn, corresponding secretary; and Evelyn Fling, treasurer.
Evening adult classes were being offered at DHS for the ninth year. They included these subjects: blue print reading and shop sketching; typewriting; sewing and cooking; and shop courses in wood, metal and electrical work.
A Turkey Fair, to benefit the American Legion welfare fund, was held at the Downingtown Motor Co., 21 East Lancaster Ave.
St. Agnes High School of West Chester had a major upset victory when the Stags beat the DHS basketball team 40-24. Although Ray Barrow, the Whippets’ leading scorer last season, was shut down, his brother, Dan Barrow, tallied 11 points.
When the Roosevelt Theatre in Downingtown offered a free movie for kiddies on the afternoon of Christmas Day, that might have been a wonderful gift for the parents, who were exhausted because they had been up half the night assembling toys, as well as for the young children.
Majorettes Antoinette Perella, Josephine DiBerardinis, Mary DiPetro, Theresa Mascherino, Irma DelPaggio, and Helen Rodri received awards at the DHS band banquet. Jean Esworthy, a senior member of the band, was the toastmistress.