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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 — Marquette High School senior Dan Scholnik has placed in the top 100 of 19,300 students who competed in the 33rd Annual Michigan Mathematics Prize Competition. Scholnik, the son of Aaron and Margaret Scholnik of Marquette, will receive a college scholarship for his effort. His award will be one of about $25,000 in total college scholarships awarded. Information on the amounts of individual scholarships hasn’t been released yet. The scholarships and awards program are supported in part by donations from Ford Motor Co., Kuhlman Corp., MacMillan Publishing Co., The Upjohn Co., Unisys Corp., Monroe Auto Equipment, the Matilda Dodge Wilson Foundation, and the Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

60 years ago

MARQUETTE — Ernest L. Pearce, Marquette, president of the Union National Bank, will be seen on the CBS television show, “I’ve Got a Secret,” over WLUC-TV tonight. Pearce, who recently received his high school diploma at the age of 75, went to New York City to appear as a guest on the nationally televised panel show. He is believed to be the first Marquette resident who will have appeared on a national TV show. The half-hour program begins at 9:30 o’clock. Ordinarily, “I’ve Got a Secret” is seen over WLUC-TV as a delayed broadcast, but John Borgen, Marquette, station manager, arranged to have tonight’s program carried direct from New York City because of Pearce’s part in the production. Henry Morgan will act as master of ceremonies for tonight’s program, in the absence of Garry Moore, who is vacationing in Mexico. Members of the panel who will try to guess Pearce’s secret will be Betsy Palmer, Bill Cullen, Jack Carson, and Wally Cox.

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