The Time Machine for November 26, 2012: Back in 1936...
- The area was digging out of a record snowfall for the month of November. Up to 20 inches was on the ground, with high winds and a 16-degree temperature to make matters worse. Along the East Coast, 45 people were dead as a result of the storm. Rail service was stopped in Shamokin, and driving was just about out of the question.
- Northumberland County Superintendent of Schools Charles Hilbish reported that the system he headed served 21,800 students, and that $708 million-plus had been allocated as a budget for the current term.
- Shamokinites were happy to hear about renovation and addition plans for the Gramar Hotel downtown. Manager Fred Roberts said remodeling the hotel would be extensive, and that an entirely new coffee shop, Mexican in design, would be added to the structure.
- At City Hall in Shamokin, a committee was meeting to plan the 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration for the city.
- Shamokin area investors were starting to look at the stock market as a good bet once again this year, some eight years following the Great Crash, still very much a depression time in the U.S. Some closing prices on this November day: AT&T closed at 147 7/8 and Standard Oil, of New Jersey, closed at 51 1/2. The Ford Company was still privately held in this year, but the comparative prices of GM and Chrysler were interesting. GM closed at 49 1/4, Chrysler at 81 3/4.
- At the Capitol in Shamokin, the main attraction starred Jimmy Cagney in "Angels with Dirty Faces," featuring the most popular juvenile actors of the day, known as the Dead End Kids.