Looking Back in Newton’s History
From the files of the Newton Daily News
100 Years Ago This Week —May 12-18, 1913
(NOTE: copies of the Daily News were not available for this week; these items are from the Newton Daily Journal)
The Lyric Theatre on the west side of the square was showing the movie, “A Wise Old Elephant,” a two-reel feature starring “Toodles, the world-famous elephant actor,” in the lead role ... The Newton Home Savings and Loan Association signed incorporation papers today, and will be able to open for business after they are approved by the state executive board. Officers of the association are C. P. Axtell, president; C. F. Morgan, secretary; and F. W. Jasper, treasurer) ... Lightning struck the C. E. Greenleaf home on Greencastle Ave. on May 13, setting fire to the house, but doing only minor damage. The home was equipped with lightning rods but, ironically, the lightning struck at a point where there were no rods or wiring.
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