Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Monday

November 18, 2013

News From 100 Years Ago: 11/18/2013

• The Potato Growers’ Association, in session in Grand Rapids where it has a large exhibit of the tubers from this vicinity, was first organized in this city last year which was one of the first sections to form such an organization in this part of the state. There are fifty boxes of seventeen varieties that were sent from here and are said to be the finest that are shown.

• Chicken Pie Supper – Wednesday, Nov. 19, 5 to 8 p.m. European Hotel, Mrs. Robey Wilson building. Ladies of Church of Christ. 25 cents.

• Team Kept Moving – Cadillac must be defeated next Saturday. The win over Manistee, Saturday, earned the members of the Black and Gold squad no vacation. There are but two more games on the schedule and Coach Dowden is taking no chances on a delayed slump which might mean the spoiling of the fine showing made by the team since they have struck a championship gait.

• Fell Down Shaft – John Smith injured. He accidently fell down the elevator shaft in the feed room of the Hannah & Lay Mercantile company’s store this morning, badly cutting his head and bruising his body. Mr. Smith, who lives with John Porter at Old Mission was in the city this morning and went to the Mercantile Company in search of the driver of the H.M. Lardie motor truck with whom he was going to return home. He went into the feed room and not finding his man started out, and while there are signs on all sides and one on the elevator door warning people about using the apparatus, and a spring lock, yet in some way this was opened and not looking to see if there was any elevator was there, he stepped off and fell to the floor below a distance of twelve feet, striking on his head and shoulders.

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