Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MARQUETTE — Local Coke distributors raised $750 in the U.P. for the benefit of Easter Seals. Local businesses asked their patrons to donate $1 and sign the Rising to Independence card, which featured an American Eagle and wheelchair logo designed to raise awareness of challenges faced by people with disabilities. Awards were presented to businesses in each county that raised the most money. Wally’s Bar in Gladstone raised $118 and was the top fundraiser in the U.P. The Wright Place, Marquette, raised $73 and came in second. Funds raised will be used to continue programs and services for children and adults with disabilities.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — A World Community Day service will be held in the Calvary Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. Nov. 4. The Rev. Ahil Karjala will be the guest speaker and a women’s trio from the Mitchell Methodist Church will sing. Gowns, bandages, tape, and other material that can be used in medical kits should be brought to this meeting. Lunch will be served by the ladies of the church. World Community Day has been observed on the first Friday of November each year since the war years when “World Community” was just a wistful dream. Millions of bundles of clothing, blankets, yard goods, and sewing equipment have gone annually to many parts of the world. Women have joined in an offering for work with displaced children, training of women for Christian citizenship, and for support of United Church Women’s educational program for world peace. This year the need is great for hospital gowns and medical kits. Requests from more than 300 institutions are waiting to be filled. Please have come from hospitals in parts of the world where gowns are beyond the expectations of mothers and nurses. There will be ships leaving within the month after WCD for Burma, India, Africa, and South America with these gifts aboard.


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