Superiorland Yesterdays

EDITOR’S NOTE: Superiorland Yesterdays is prepared by the reference staff at the Peter White Public Library in Marquette.

30 years ago

SANDS–A house trailer in Sands received minor damage Friday morning from a fire caused by heat tape around a water pipe apparently shorting out. The Sands Volunteer Fire department was called at 7:15 a.m. Friday to the Scott Sebaly trailer home at 553 Mobile Estates, Lot 197 to extinguish the fire, which burned the tape and an electrical outlet, said fire Capt. Mike Cluly. Damage was estimated at about $200. No injuries were reported and the six firefighters who responded with two trucks returned to the station at 8:09 a.m.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE–Approximately 20 organizations were represented at the formation of a Marquette Citizens for Decent Literature group during a meeting in the Peter White Public Library. Mrs. W. L. Casler, temporary chairman, conducted the session at which operations of the Cincinnati Chapter of Citizens for Decent Literature Inc. were reviewed. The group decided to “tak[e] facts about obscene literature and the social and moral consequences of exposure to obscene material” and “employ this background of awakened public opinion to see to it that enforcement of obscenity laws and prosecution of offenders is carried out.” Mrs. Casler named a nominating committee to present a slate of candidates for the group at its next meeting in January. The committee includes: Mrs. James A. Brisson, chairman, and Mrs. George Lynott, Robert H. Clark, Mrs. George Lelvis and Mr. Brisson.