This Day In History: 1934-01-24
Petitions were accepted for five persons wishing to run for the four vacancies on the School Board in the election scheduled for February 9th. Dr. Harry DeGray who had been appointed to fill out the term of Fardale representative Edward Thomas was the only person to announce that he was running for the one year remaining on that term. The other four, running for full three-year terms were Ardelle Cory, Mildred Russell, Frank B. Scherer and Irvin Tiedeman. Both women had been active in Girl Scouting and in the Mahwah Woman’s Club. Mrs. Cory listed as her greatest achievement the administration and establishment of the Girl Scout camp, Waternook. Mrs. Russell pointed to her organization of the George Washington Bicentennial pageant. Both men were veterans of World War I with service overseas. Scherer had won the silver star for bravery in battle. Scherer had served as commander of the local Legion Post and had been in the Mahwah Fire Department since 1915. Tiedeman was the only one of the four who was then serving on the Board and was running for a third term. He pointed to his bringing of business methods to the Board’s purchase of coal and other supplies as his greatest achievement in his four years on the Board. Two of the openings off the Board came about when James Devine and Edwin C. Lane chose not to run for reelection.