The Time Machine for February 6, 2013: Back in 1929
- The main topic of conversation was the arrival of something many thought would never come: talking movies. Up to this point, films had captions, and whatever sound accompanied those was provided in some theatres by pianists who would try to fit music into the mood of the plot. But now three rival firms announced that, for the first time, you could hear actors speak and sing. In Shamokin, the Capitol used RCA's system - Photophone. The Majestic had Vitaphone sound and the Victoria used Western Electric.
- Shamokin native Attorney William Schneder was reappointed a deputy attorney general in Harrisburg by the new attorney general for the commonwealth, Cyrus S. Woods. Schneder had been appointed six years before by Gov. Gifford Pinchot, but Woods, who was appointed by Gov. John Fisher, said, "Attorney Schneder is my kind of man and I want him to stay on."
- Two young girls boarded a Reading Railroad train in Philadelphia bound for Shamokin. When the conductor asked for their tickets, they said they had none. The girls said their parents in Shamokin had given them enough money, but that their purses had been stolen by thieves. The conductor allowed them to ride all the way to the Reading Station in Shamokin. The girls were met in Shamokin by a train line detective and were immediately taken to City Hall and kept there until their folks came with the exact fare.