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 General Hospital and its nursing union failed to reach a labor agreement after lengthy negotiations with a federal mediator Thursday. The MGH chapter of the Michigan Nurses Assocation met with the hospital’s bargaining unit all day Thursday before talks broke off at midnight, said mediator Dean Sederstrom, a commissioner with the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Services of Green Bay. Sederstrom has been involved in the negotiating process since July 28. “An agreement wasn’t reached and future meetings will be scheduled,” Sederstrom said today. Progress is being made, he said, but it is unknown when the two sides will meet again. During the past several months, both parties have been meeting to negotiate a contract for the more than 270 registered nurses whose three-year contract expired July 31.

90 years ago

ESCANABA — The Ludington hotel, which was taken over by J. P. Oberlin, of the Delta hotel on July 17, is again under new management, Mr. Oberlin disposing of his interest to the newly organized Ludington hotel company. The new owners have announced a program of immediate improvements to the well known hotel and a continuation of the policies which were in force during the many years it was under the management of James Christie. Ray Perring, formerly salesman for Miller and Hart, of Chicago, will be the manager, assisted by Mrs. Perring, who for 11 years was clerk of the Ludington hotel. The officers of the hotel company are: E. J. Van Ornum, Iron River, president; C. A. Robinson, Iron River, secretary-treasurer, and Ray Perring, vice president and manager.