Shown here is a photo of the Charles I. Mattern and Son General store, dealers in dry goods, notions, groceries, grain, coal and etc. taken in the early 1900s. Charles is on the left pole, Reed is on the right pole and Mark Musser is on the extreme right.
(How many stores did Beavertown have in 1940? Answer next month.)
Answer to Last Month
Jim “Puss” Umholtz was a top mechanic for the Kearns Auto and Truck industry in Beavertown. He was also a manager of the business for a while, and even became the corporate secretary. After the Kearns Company went bankrupt, Jim ran his own garage in Beavertown. He was a whiz, especially with Ford brand automobiles. The old-timers said he could fix them using only wire and a screwdriver! He was good indeed!