Superiorland Yesterdays

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

30 years ago

MUNISING — The state Department of Corrections began a training course for would-be corrections officers this week and enrolled 100 Upper Peninsula residents. “This class is all Yoopers,” said correction spokesman Lou Chapell. “We have had more applications from U.P. people and we’re excited about their participation in this program.” No other group has been as well prepared for interviews in the corrections department, Chapell added. “The U.P. instructors have done an outstanding job” preparing students for entry into the department, he said. Once the students graduate May 25, they will undergo on-the-job training before being assigned a permanent position.

90 years ago

ESCANABA — A motion that Escanaba join with Gladstone and Manistique in drafting a uniform daylight saving time proposal to be placed on the ballot at the spring elections in the respective cities was adopted by the Escanaba City Council. This step is being taken to avoid the confusion that occurred last spring when the various communities fixed different days for the beginning and ending of the “fast time” schedule. At the same time, the Escanaba City Council went on the record as endorsing the daylight saving plan for next summer. Officials of Escanaba, Manistique and Gladstone will hold a conference in the near future to decide upon the wording of the proposal to be voted on in April.