The Time Machine for November 16, 2012: Back in 1934
- It was fair, but there had been a big snowstorm two days before, and weather experts were predicting a bitter winter.
- In Baltimore, Md., there was a move afoot in city hall to pass an ordinance that would impose large fees on bootleg truckers who were bringing coal into that city. The push for the regulation was by coal mine operators, railroads and the Baltimore Coal Dealers Association. Joseph Tehanski, the militant secretary of the Coal Haulers Association, testified at the hearings in Baltimore and said the city would best avoid passing the ordinance, since his organization controlled some 1,500 trucks out of the Pennsylvania coal region, and might decide not to go into Baltimore no matter what.
- In Sunbury, authorities were investigating the placing of five sticks of dynamite, along with a fuse and exploder, on the Reading Railroad bridge across the Susquehanna River.
- In Milton, Paul Stahl and George Hoy got together on an experiment that had strange results. Stahl had a grapefruit tree while Hoy had a lemon tree. Stahl grafted parts of the trees together and planted the hybrid. It grew and bore fruit, which was apparently a lemon - 16 1/2 inches in circumference, weighing 2 1/4 pounds.
- At Montgomery Ward in Shamokin, there was a sale on car heaters. They weren't standard on cars in these times, so you got the opportunity to do it yourself. This one was $7.45, but it had 48 water tubes on it, which probably made the installation a real joy.