The Time Machine for February 4, 2013: Back in 1932
- The Pennsylvania Department of Highways announced that work on the new stretch of highway between Trevorton and Lower Augusta Township had been delayed because the work crews had run into poison weeds. The road jobs paid 40 cents an hour, and that made them very attractive in these times, when $12 a week was considered a good wage.
- The Shamokin Borough budget was submitted at just over $100,000 for the year, and councilmen weren't happy. To make up for what they felt would be a shortfall, they proposed that the county be charged 50 cents per 24-hour period for time spent by prisoners in the city jail, if those prisoners were under county jurisdiction. The councilmen thought that might bring in as much as $350 if the ruling was made retroactive for some years.
- There was an internal fight in borough council over traffic patrols. Some traffic cops had been fired and a couple of new ones, quickly tagged "The Kid Cops" by the political opposition, were hired to replace them. Burgess Yocum, who had appointed the young policemen, defended his move, but his opponents said the kid cops were practically asleep anytime anybody looked their way.
- Lewisburg Prison was nearly finished, and federal authorities said they would like to bring prisoners housed in southern federal penitentiaries north, to help finish the job. Local governments were a little uneasy about that, especially when the feds called county jails in the area and asked how many prisoners they could handle if the group from the south got out of hand.