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 –A chemistry professor from Wayne State University in Detroit will lecture on depletion of the ozone Wednesday at Northern Michigan University. Joseph S. Francisco will speak on “Role of Halocarbons in Stratosphere Ozone Depletion Processes: The Other Half of the Story,” also addressing related chemical problems. A native of Louisiana, Francisco received his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1983 and has won the Presidential Young Investigator Award and Wayne State Minority Faculty Research Award. He has been listed in “Who’s Who Among Black Americans.” Sponsored by NMU’s Chemistry Department, his lecture is free and open to the public at 3 p.m. in room 239 of the West Science Building.

60 years ago

ISHPEMING–Howard James, former Marquette resident, will become The Mining Journal’s Ishpeming correspondent next Monday. Now a resident of East Lansing, where he has operated an independent news bureau. James was a newscaster with WDMJ-TV when the television station first began operation. He is a graduate of Michigan State University and is married to the former Dorothy Fontaine, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Fontaine, E. Michigan St., Marquette. During the past summer, James published a weekly newspaper in a resort area near Lansing. Mr. and Mrs. James will reside in Ishpeming. James succeeds Frank Szarenski, who resigned as Ishpeming correspondent to accept a position with the Saginaw News in his hometown.