Short News Items from 1939

William Rochelle, age 37, Fifth and Heaton streets, was taken to Fort Hamilton hospital, directly from the train on which he returned from the Mayo Brothers Clinic, Rochester, Minn., Thursday night at 5:30 o’clock. His condition is serious. (Hamilton Daily News Journal, March 3, 1939)

Miss Ivadell Beardslee is home from Michigan State College for the Christmas vacation. (Clarkston News, December 22, 1939)

Short News Items from 1936

Christmas was brightened for Harvey Porritt who is unable to get around on account of the cast on his leg, and his wife, Marguerite, who is still in Goodrich Hospital when it was made possible for Harvey to be taken to the Hospital where could enjoy a Christmas dinner Christmas tree together. (Clarkston News, January 1, 1936)

Mr. and Mrs. Lee Porritt, Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Whims of Flint and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Alleman of Lake Orion were visitors at the home of Mrs. Sara Bailey at Oxford Thursday. The Allemans are moving from the Scripps farm to their home on Ensley street in Oxford where Mrs. Bailey has resided for several years. Mr. Alleman has accepted a mechanic’s position for the Oakland County Roads maintenance. (Clarkston News, April 10, 1936)

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Short News Items from 1935

A birthday dinner in honor of Mrs. Mabel Briner was given at her home, February 20. Guests were: Mr. and Mrs. C.A. McGrew, Mrs. Ella Mae McGrew, Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Briner and daughter, Rose Elfa, Mrs. Elfa Green, and a sister of Mrs. Briner who is visiting her from Portland. (Medford Mail Tribune, February 22, 1935)

Mrs. Clara Chrysler, Mrs. Fred Donnally and daughter Deborah Jane, Miss Helen Chrysler, Columbus, and Mrs. Karl Eschman, Granville, spent Sunday and Monday with Mrs. Ella Frazier and other relatives. Mrs. Chrysler is a sister of Mrs. Frazier. (Zanesville Times Record, November 13, 1935)

A Bad Runaway

Miss Etta Ayers Sustained Painful Injuries Yesterday

During the funerals yesterday several horses took fright, among them one being one driven by Miss Etta Ayers and companion, Joe Griffith. The animal ran away on North Sixth street and came south across the bridge. Near the south end of the structure the buggy collided with another occupied by Earl Dykeman and June Twells and Miss Ayers was thrown out. Dr. Jordan happened to be driving past and he assisted the young woman to her home near there where he applied the proper restoratives, and it is thought the victim of the runaway will be all right in a few days. The driver of the horse, Joe Griffith, was not injured, although the buggy was badly damaged. The other buggy is also in the repair shop. Both horses and rigs belong to Ketcham, the liveryman.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, November 6, 1899.

Short News Items from 1934

Miss Mary Sullivan, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.T. Sullivan, is a member of the graduating class of the state college at Athens, Ohio, next week, and has the honor of winning the oratorical contest in that institution. (Adrian Daily Telegram, June 2, 1934)

Miss Marguerite Hoard of Leonard and Miss Dorothy Jean Rogers of Oxford were week end guests at the Porritt Dairy Farm. (Clarkston News, October 5, 1934)

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Schoff spent several days last week with the latter’s sister, Mrs. Manley Brodt, at Marlette. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Thurstin were also recent guests of the Mrs. Brodt. (Orion Weekly Review, October 26, 1934)

Cannot Stand Fusionism

Lifelong Democrat Will Support Republican Principles.

J.T. Rorick, of Klickitat County, Sends a Letter to the Chairman of the Central Committee—His Reason for Leaving Fusion Ranks

GOLDENDALE, Oct. 25.—J.T. Rorick, manager of the Interstate Investment Company at Grand Dalles, Klickitat county, a lifelong Democrat and a man of great intelligence and force, is the latest recruit to the Republic ranks in this section. Mr. Rorick recently addressed a letter to Hon. W.B. Presby, chairman of the Republic central committee, in this city, in which he gives his reason for joining with the party of sound money and progression. Since coming to the state five years ago Mr. Rorick has been prominent in the councils of the Democratic party, and, while never an office-seeker, has attended all the county conventions and has been prominent in the party councils. Before coming to the state he was editor of one of the influential Democratic papers of Michigan. His letter to Chairman Presby is as follows:

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Short News Items from 1933

Mr. and Mrs. M.S. Meeks has as guests Tuesday afternoon Mr. and Mrs. Ech [sic] Rorick and Charles Rorick*, who had driven up from The Dalles, Oregon, and found their trip through the valley most delightful because of the wonderful advancement shown. Their father, Judge J.T. Rorick, who died last August, always showed a keen interest in this section of the country. (White Bluffs Spokesman, April 6, 1933).

About 20 neighbors and friends of Mrs. William Furman met at her home east of Canandaigua Thursday to spend the day with her. A potluck dinner was served on the porch and the afternoon was spent playing bridge. Mrs. Sidney Perry won first honors and Mrs. Jay Call second. Guests from away were Mr. and Mrs. William Strobeck and Mrs. Estella Payne of Devils lake and Mrs. Hattie Hayford of West Adrian. Mrs. Furman who has been in poor health for some time remains about the same. (Adrian Daily Telegram, August19, 1933)

Mrs. George Rorick Clarke entertained the officers and committee chairmen of the Oneonta Lyric Club at a lovely luncheon at her home, 1931 Marengo avenue, Tuesday, November 21. (South Pasadena Foothill Review, November 24, 1933)

*”Charles” Rorick must be a typo, but it’s unclear who this is a reference to.

Saved From Drowning

Narrow Escape of the Young Son of A.B. Stanton

About 6:30 last evening while bathing in the race near the Water Works, James the 13-year-old son of Mr. A.B. Stanton waded into deep water, and was rescued by Wiser Ayers, an employe [sic] at the electrical light works, as he was sinking for the third time. The lad was unconscious when taken form the water, but revived after the usual rough treatment had been applied. Ayres [sic] is entitled to a medal, for this is the third or fourth boy he has saved from drowning.

Source: Logansport Pharos-Tribune, June 17, 1891.