The Time Machine for May 6, 2013: Back in 1932
- The district meeting of the Women's Home Missionary Conference of the Methodist-Episcopal Church was winding up. More than 200 delegates from all over the coal region had attended the event at the Lincoln Street Methodist Church in Shamokin.
- Kids, young and old, were in heaven as the famed Walter Main Circus checked in at Weigh Scales.
- In Mount Carmel, Sam "Blinky" Ferrari was arrested. Police said he might be the central figure in a counterfeit ring that had been operating in the area for some time. Ferrari was from Newark, N.J.
- To give an example of how inflation hits different items different ways over the years, consider these Shamokin Market prices in 1932: Hamburg was 20 cents a pound, and lamb was only 22 cents a pound.
- Less than three years after the stock market crash of 1929, Phillips Petroleum closed on the New York Exchange on this day at 3 7/8.
- Ed Wood was elected chairman of the Republican Committeemen of Shamokin.
- In the 1930s, the state police barracks was located in Tharptown. Around 3 a.m., two young men staggered into the barracks demanding to, in their words, "see the cops." They were greeted by two sleepy troopers who were in their underwear. The intruders ignored these non-uniformed types and loudly demanded to see a badge. Pushing ensued and the two were finally booked as drunk and disorderly.