Looking Back for May 14

20 YEARS AGO

The Bell Telephone office that was located at the corner of Oak and Water streets is shown in this 1950 photo.

The Bell Telephone office that was located at the corner of Oak and Water streets is shown in this 1950 photo.

Local man running for state rep in 101st district

A local man, David Palsrok, has thrown his hat into the ring as a Republican candidate for the hotly-contested State Representative seat in the 101st district. A graduate of both Manistee High School and Michigan State University, Palsrok said, “I am running for this seat because I believe I have both the experience and ‘Capitol know-how’ to be effective my first day on the job.”

60 YEARS AGO

Five retiring from schools

The Manistee County MEA honored its retiring teachers at a dinner at Warren Inn on May 6, which was attended by more than 60 teachers and guests. Corsages, MEA service awards and pins were presented by Mrs. Florence Mason, president, to the following honor guests: Miss Maime Peterson (46 years), Miss Clara Johnson (41 years), Mrs. Bessie Alkire (37 years). Mrs. Elsket Chaney (15 years in Copemish School and others), and Miss Ann Iben, school nurse.

80 YEARS AGO

Air mail week

Tomorrow some 45,000 post offices will begin what no doubt will prove to be the biggest event ever attempted by the post office department, “National Air Mail Week.” This event will be featured by a spectacular demonstration of the nation’s progress in commercial and private aviation when on Thursday hundreds of privately owned planes will engage in the “special pick up service.” Manistee will get this service when a plane will stop here Thursday at 3:44 p.m. make a ten minute stay, then leave for Ludington and Muskegon where it will connect with the regular mail plane going east.

Program tomorrow

The radio program of sacred music to be presented by the Northfield Seminary for girls and Mount Hernon School for Boys over the NBC Red Network tomorrow afternoon will be heard at 1:30 p.m. Miss Patricia Chamberlain, daughter of Mrs. Eleanor White Chamberlain, will be a member of the girls’ chorus which will sing.

Compiled by Mark Fedder at the Manistee County Historical Museum

 

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Mark Fedder is the executive director of the Manistee County Historical Musuem. He can be reached at (231) 723-5531 ormanisteemuseum@yahoo.com.

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