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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

ISHPEMING –The Easter Seal Society and Kenny Rehab are sponsoring a picnic for U.P. polio survivors, their families, and guests on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at the Al Quaal Recreation Area in Ishpeming. The picnic will begin at 11:30 a.m. Dan Conner, assistant district manager for the Social Security Administration, will be present to discuss Social Security benefits and answer questions. Picnickers are asked to bring their own lunch. Coffee will be provided.

60 years ago

NEGAUNEE — WLUC-TV today signed a $65,000 contract with RCA factory and RCA Service Co. to install the newest type of equipment into its micro-wave system. This figure brings the total expenditure for the year to $215,000. RCA Service Co. will start this complete renovation Monday. The completion date is set for Sept. 25. Involved in this new installation is the latest decoding system which can predict trouble before it starts, or pin-point it when it happens. RCA Service Co. will guarantee, after the completion date, that the network loss of time will be measured in minutes for the year to come, rather than in hours and days. With this guarantee, WLUC-TV has hopes of retiring its “Please Stand By” slide, company officials said.

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