Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 8, 2012

News from 100 Years Ago: 10/08/2012

By Emma Jane Muir
Special to the Record-Eagle

---- — n The annual meeting of the American Hospital Association has begun in Detroit and will continue through Friday. Physicians and superintendents of many hospitals throughout the United States are in attendance.

Traverse City is well represented by a large contingent of doctors and other medical professionals.

n The Fife Lake businessmen have secured a lecture course for this winter at considerable financial risk. These entertainments are high class and merit the cooperation and assistance of the public of the community.

n The fall meeting of the Peninsula Township Association was held last week. Not many being present, there was no forenoon session. The afternoon session opened with devotionals and a paper ready by Louise Pratt on "Social Purity". A pleasing solo was given by Floss Ghering with Isabel Reay at the organ.

n Frank Smith, who won the silver cup for the fruit shown at the Detroit fair last month, has announced that he will make no more exhibits. He claimed that he has had his share of honors and now retires from the field that someone else may also win money prizes and silver cups.

n At the home of the bride's parents, last Wednesday, occurred the wedding of E. Guy Walter and Miss Myrtle A. Loucks. The ceremony was performed by Rev. A. W. Bakes in the presence of only the immediate relatives after which light refreshments were served.

n Guy Hamilton, general manager, and E. Cook, secretary, of the Gaylord Motor Car Company, arrived in the city yesterday in one of the Gaylord 1913 test cars. They drove through from the factory at Gaylord, a distance of 72 miles and report excellent roads all the way until they came to Traverse City.

n The Woman's Suffrage question was thoroughly discussed today at the library by Dr. Alfred Wishart of Grand Rapids. Dr. Wishart is one of the leading speakers on the subject in the state. He is a pleasing speaker and is in close touch with the movement throughout the state and country. He is very optimistic over the prospects in the state and believes the ballot will be granted women by the votes of the men at the November election.

n There was a pleasant gathering at the home of Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Crain of Silver Lake last evening, the occasion being a reception and greeting to Mr. and Mrs. Fred H. Johnson of Tacoma, Washington, a newly married couple who are enjoying their honeymoon trip in the east. The evening was pleasantly spent in a social way after which a sumptuous repast was served.

n Rev. Bridgewater was calling on friends at Fife Lake Sunday and Monday. He has not accepted an appointment for the year because of Mrs. Bridgewater's poor health.

n Advice on deportment. No gentleman should ever enter the ladies' dressing room at a ball.

n Medical advice of a century ago. Keep out of the ear all oils, all soaps, all cold water and everything else recommended by well, mistaken friends

n Best buy of the week. Thin Etched Tumblers, Set of 6, 45 cents at City Book Store.