$10,000 Loss in Lake Fire

Members of four of Toledo’s socially prominent families narrowly escaped death injury early Monday in a fire which destroyed two cottages at Wampler’s lake, 16 miles northwest of here, and badly damaged a third with a total loss estimated at $10,000.

The fire started in the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baither of Toledo and quickly spread to the cottage of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Rorick also of Toledo. Both cottages burned. Continue reading “$10,000 Loss in Lake Fire”


Dance To Be Given At Moose Hall In Albany

Eck Rorick’s Collegians orchestra, which played last winter, has been engaged for the winter season at the Moose hall, it was announced today. The first dance of the winter series will be Saturday night, and will be preceded from 8 o’clock to 9 o’clock by a concert at the Moore music house on First street, to be given by the Collegians.

Source: Albany Democrat, October 9, 1924.

The Manhattan Quartet

The Manhattan quartet of The Dalles, Or., is composed of high school lads who have willingly sung, free of charge, for several years at church entertainments, charity shows and private social functions. The boys have become the most popular signers in town. They are members of the board of regents of the Manhattan club which gives dances, benefit parties and various other social events frequently. Continue reading “The Manhattan Quartet”

The Day in Michigan (Excerpt)

An argument ensured when LeRoy Dew, 32, and his brother, Johnny, 26, came to the farm of John Rorick, Jr., near Adrian, and claimed that back wages were due to them.

The argument developed into blows, and the brothers began beating Rorick on his porch. Mrs. Rorick got a shotgun and brought it to her husband. He held the two callers at bay until sheriff deputies arrived. They arrested the Dews and held them for assault and battery.

Rorick checked his gun when the shells began sliding down the barrel, and found that Mrs. Rorick had loaded it with 20-gauge shells instead of 16s. It may as well have been empty, but it served the purpose.

Source: Detroit Free Press, June 11, 1954.

“Are Husbands Necessary?”

The answer to that provoking inquiry, “Are Husbands Necessary?” shouldn’t be given in whiffles.

A “whiffle,” according to that picture of that name now at the McDonald, is what Mr. Cugat calls any exaggeration of Mrs. Cugat’s. And if Mrs. Cugat isn’t a “natural born” whiffler, she has certainly developed whiffling into an amusing of its (or her) own.

Based on Isabel Scott Rorick’s humorous book of sketches, which was a steady if not phenomenal best seller for more than a year, the film was known during production days by its original title, “Mr. and Mrs. Cugat.” When Xavier Cugat, the congaphile, brought suit against Paramount and won, after claiming his was the only family in the U.S. with that surname, the studio changed the show’s title to its present and perhaps more boxofficeworthy one.

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The Rorick-Smith Wedding


Music, Flowers and Friends Lend Attractiveness to the Occasion.

Mr. David Rorick and Miss Mina I. Smith were united in marriage at the residence of the bride’s mother in north San Bernardino Tuesday.

The house had been tastefully decorated for the occasion, and when at 2 o’clock Rev. David Walk took his place in the parlor and the air was filed [sic] with the Lohengrin march, to the friends present the scene was an impressive one. The bridegroom was accompanied by Geo. L. Smith of Colton as “best man” and the bride by Miss Zelma Smith, also of Colton as bridesmaid.

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Jessie H. Rorick

Funeral services for Mrs. Jessie Harper Rorick, 54, of 2486 N.W. Westover road will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Spencer-Libby funeral home in The Dalles rather than on Wednesday as previously announced.

Mrs. Rorick died of a heart attack in The Dalles Monday while visiting friends and relatives.

Source: The Oregonian, May 20, 1948.

City Attorney Resigns

The resignation of City Attorney David Rorick has been filed with City Clerk Harry D. Brodie, and will be acted upon at the next meeting of the board of city trustees. The resignation has not been opened, but it has been learned that no reasons will be found when it is.

Neither is Rorick saying very much about the resignation.  The rumor is that the action of the attorney was prompted in part by the action of the board of city trustees in adopting the so-called liquor ordinance.  The vigorous enforcement of the measure would call for a whole lot of work, and while Rorick has not been accused of shirking his duty, his friends say that he would rather be free.

The plan of having a resident city attorney, instead of depending upon attorneys of San Diego, whose services have been sought from time to time, has been satisfactory and considerable regret has been expressed because Rorick has felt it expedient for him to resign.  In the discussion of Rorick’s successor, the name of Attorney John Johnson, Sr., has been heard.

Source:  San Diego Union, May 4, 1909, excerpted from an article about the City of Oceanside.


Miss Hudson is Bride of Mr. Rorick

A mix of traditional and modern made Julie Hudson’s wedding Saturday afternoon one of the most striking of the entire June season.

The bride herself wore the wedding gown of lace and silk illusion which had been worn by her great grandmother, the late Mrs. Theodore DeLong Buhl, and eventually by her mother, Mrs. J. Stewart Hudson.

In the frocks of the bride’s attendants was the touch of 1948, because they were fashioned on the very newest ankle-length lines.

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