This Day In History: 1940-05-29
The Mahwah Rod and Gun Club formed a special committee to combat any possible “Fifth Column” activity in town. The term “Fifth Column” was coined during the Spanish Civil War. When General Mola was asked which of his four columns would capture Madrid, he was reported to reply that it would be a Fifth Column of Nationists. Mr. Sherow was chosen to head the group. The club also announced that they were to receive seed from the state which will be planted to provide food for the birds.