75 Years Ago - New Jersey Company To Open Up Shop In Dickson City

October 25, 2018 GMT

Business moving to Dickson City Wallace & Tiernan Co., maker of chlorine and ammonia control apparatus, signed a lease for the Frieda Street Mill in Dickson City, according to a spokesman of the Scranton Chamber of Commerce. To prepare for the firm’s move into the mill, extensive repairs were made to the building that included the installation of a new floor. The firm was expected to start production in the mill soon. 3 boys nabbed for stealing a car Scranton police arrested three boys for the alleged theft of a car owned by Dr. Frank Uridel, of Newfoundland. Uridel’s car was parked at St. Mary’s Hospital in South Scranton. According to police, after the vehicle was reported stolen, police spotted it on Orchard Street. Police gave chase and the trio jumped out of the vehicle and fled when they reached River Street. They were later found hiding in a shed on Pittston Avenue. City man shortest soldier on base Private 1st Class Michael Klesko, of Scranton, had the distinction of being the shortest soldier at Camp Livingston in northern Louisiana. Klesko stood 5 feet, 1 inch tall. Before joining the service in 1942, Klesko was employed by the Lackawanna and Wyoming Valley Railroad. BRIAN FULTON, library manager, oversees The Times-Tribune’s expansive digital and paper archives and is an authority on local history. Contact Brian at bfulton@timesshamrock.com or 570-348-9140.