This Week in Local History: Dancing, cop cars and pie


Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com



Callers and their wives at a square dance in 1966 at Our Lady of Peace School, from left, Red and Bert Correll, of Waymart and Ardy and Dick Jones, of Long Island, New York.


Abington Journal file photos

This photo of a peanut butter pie tempted readers in 1969.


Abington Journal file photos

1966 — The Abington Allenmanders held a big square dancing event at Our Lady of Peace School, for which the group brought in a national caller from Long Island, Dick Jones.

“Invitational dance included local square dance clubs and some Binghamton and Baltimore,” read a photo caption.

1968 — The front page attention grabbing headline of the week read “Wheel falls off cop car and only 1 new car bid received.”

According to the article, Capt. Frank Zam was driving the car out of his driveway when the wheel fell off.

The incident was described as “not an isolated mechanical problem.”

1969 — The paper shared the following recipe for peanut butter pie, tested in the kitchen of Mrs. William Kirkendall, of Glenburn, who was at the time a member of the Journal staff.

1 cup light or dark corn syrup

1 cup sugar

3 eggs, slightly beaten

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/3 cup creamy or chunky peanut butter

1 unbaked 9-inch pastry shell

Mix together corn syrup, sugar, eggs vanilla and peanut butter. Pour into unbaked pastry shell. Bake in 400 degrees F (hot) oven, 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees F (moderate) and bake pie 30 to 35 minutes longer. (Filling should appear slightly less set in center than around edge.)

Callers and their wives at a square dance in 1966 at Our Lady of Peace School, from left, Red and Bert Correll, of Waymart and Ardy and Dick Jones, of Long Island, New York.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-LH-0406-1966.jpgCallers and their wives at a square dance in 1966 at Our Lady of Peace School, from left, Red and Bert Correll, of Waymart and Ardy and Dick Jones, of Long Island, New York. Abington Journal file photos

This photo of a peanut butter pie tempted readers in 1969.
http://theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/web1_ABJ-LH-0406-1969.jpgThis photo of a peanut butter pie tempted readers in 1969. Abington Journal file photos

Compiled by Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal

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