Time Machine: December 12, 2012
- It was fair and cold in the area, where state police announced still another crackdown on illegal one-armed bandit slot machines.
- The Young Men's Hebrew Association of Shamokin, with businessman David Hirch as chairman, was getting set for its annual ball.
- The Independence Fire Company said its members had collected a ton of candy for the needy, adding that every widow in the general area would get a pound of it.
- John Shroyer, president of the Shamokin Borough Council, announced that there were two appointees to the borough police force. They were World War I veterans Thomas Curran and Raymond Lynn.
- The Shamokin Motor Club discussed the possibilities of a new area road. The route the club members wanted was from Shamokin to Gratz via Gowen City and Klingerstown. The argument was that the borough was losing business under the road system as it existed.
- The place of the automobile in the society of 1924 had yet to be firmly established. There were those who saw the future accurately, and many who did not. On a national level, one of the problems the growing ownership of cars presented was an alarmingly rapid rise in auto accidents. In Washington, President Calvin Coolidge called auto-related accidents a growing menace.