Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 11, 2013

News from 100 Years Ago: 03/11/2013

WHOLE NATION IS AROUSED: Congress, flooded with petitions for wage law, will be given attention. Questions will be taken at one regular session. Mayor Gayner believes that low wages are chief cause of girls and women taking to the streets.

MEMBERS OF 1912 FOOTBALL: The members of the 1912 High School Football Squad were given their letters this morning in chapel. Superintendent L.L. Tyler presented the “T”s to the varsity men. It is probable that sweaters will be given to the players within a few days. The men who took part in enough games last season to win their letters were: Abbott, Shilson, Bauer, Prashill, Kubeck, Straub, Hill, Core, McGarry, Kelly and Edgecomb.

WOMEN SUFFRAGE: Topic was discussed at Friends Church. The Friendship Club of the Friends Church and their friends were entertained at the farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Chance last evening. About 35 people were present. A short business session was held, which was followed by a program which included an animated discussion of women suffrage, creating much amusement, even though probably no points were gained for the cause. A potluck supper was served at the close of the program. Out of town guests were Pike Roberts and his family along with Horace Moran and Aaron and Myra Roberts of Indianapolis, Indiana.

CITY NEWS IN BRIEF: The sidewalks were never in worse condition that they are at this time. This warm weather of the last few days has melted the snow on the walks and as the high banks have not had a chance to melt, the water and slush remain on the walks with no opportunity of running off. In many places, the water is three and four inches deep.

ACME: The farmers are putting up their ice this week while it is good cutting. There is quite a village of fish shanties on the Bay.

Editors note: An item in last week’s History column referred to a vault that was sealed containing geneaological records, family memoranda, messages, photos, etc. in 1913 to be opened in 2013, under the auspices of the Modern Historic Records Association. This was not a local effort, but took place in New York. For more information on the association, visit



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