Scenes reminiscent of the year 1917 were reenacted in Mauch Chunk this morning when Robert Lobien, 23-year-old Second Ward resident, among the first Carbon County draft eligibles to volunteer for selective service training with Uncle Sam's first peace time army, entrained for Wilkes-Barre aboard a L.V.R.R. train amid a tumultuous ovation collectively contributed by more than 1,000 people, 500 of them school pupils. Music was played by the Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk school bands.
On this date
Friday, November 25, 2011