Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Monday

March 31, 2014

News From 100 Years Ago: 03/31/2014

n ALL DEPOSITS made in the savings department of Traverse City State during the first four days of April will draw three per cent interest from April first. One dollar is all you need to open an account for this program.

n LEST THEY FORGET Chief of Police Carson wishes to again call attention to the fact that all driving violators will be taken to court if they are apprehended. This means that drivers should not speed, should not cut corners, drive on the proper side of the street and when stopping, see that their vehicles are in proper position adjacent to the right hand curb.

n H.O. JOYNT will very soon build a fine brick bungalow on his property on Cass Street between Eighth and Ninth Streets. George Lautner has the contract.

n THE BOWLING MATCH between the Medics and the Dents was called off last night because members of both teams were invited to a function that included “eats”. This looked far more attractive to the teams than bowling.

n AMON R. TOMPKINS, one of the oldest settlers of the Old Mission Peninsula, died this morning at the home of his son. He was 84 years old. He lived here when there were few farms and life was difficult.

n ASHES, ASHES, ASHES and then some. Now that the snow is melting, great heaps of ashes are evident on the city streets.

In many places, these heaps are conspicuous and impede travel. It is against the city ordinance to encumber the streets.

n GET A BUSTER BROWN WATCH for only fifty cents with the purchase of a pair of shoes you buy here for one dollar or more.

This is a stem and wind watch and guaranteed for one year. These are toys, but real keepers.

n FIRE spread through the upper story and attic of the Frank Cervenka home at 423 Elmwood Avenue.

There was considerable damage to the upper floor and attic.

The fire presumably started in a defective chimney, reminding people to check their own chimneys to avoid such a happening.

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