1926: Off the Press

For – OFF THE PRESS 1926 – 90 years ago

From the Lake County Star March 12, 1926 Edition

1.     Six orders were promulgated by the Department of Conservation this week that justify the name of the division that looks after our sports welfare. Up size and down limit is the gist of the orders, with the spear and net definitely outlawed on lakes and streams. Bass limits are cut to five in a day and ten in possession, and they must be 12 inches in length, two inches longer than before.

Trout limits are cut to 15 in a day and 25 in possession. The size is 7 inches as before. Hook and line fishing only is permitted south of the north line of the Lake County in both rivers and the smaller streams from April 1, 1926, which cuts out the spearing of suckers and read horse, which has long been the opening for “prodding” the big trout. It justified the spearer in being on the stream with his harpoon and unless the game warden caught him red handed with trout in his possession he got away with it.

2.     School Notes:

•     Out of thirty-seven recitations in algebra during the last six weeks, Frans Davis scored thirty-seven perfect marks.

•     Things we are glad to get away from: The old school pump, the blindless window and the ash-covered blackboard.

•     Phyllis Updegraff has presented to the intermediate room the picture “Storm at Sea”

•     A play “The Discovery of America” will be given Sunday evening, March 21 by the pupils of the intermediate room under the auspices of the Sunday school. We would like to see a good attendance.

3.     W. C. Harding of Chicago, arrived the first of the week to take charge of the construction of the Baldwin Lumber Company’s buildings and arrange for the reception of the first shipment of stock. He is confident that the building activities have only begun in this resort section and that the present year will see a very material increase in the construction of summer homes, a view in which the public generally concurs. The first of the company sheds is now sheeted and ready for roofing and construction of the concrete floor beams on which the lumber will be piled, has begun while the enclosure of the big shed is being carried on by the crew of carpenters. The building is 100x60 over all. Later coal shed, lime house and concrete storage are to be added, but the present consideration is to prepare the main building for the reception of the lumber. Resaw and sanding machinery are to be installed before the building season opens.

4.     St. Patrick’s Day has been designated by the I.O.O. F. band for the second of its series of old time dances and the boys are looking forward to a large crowd despite the many counter attractions in the surrounding country on this popular holiday. The hard-times ball was so much of a success that the boys have decided to duplicate it in program, giving the old time dances with old-time music, Jesse Bradford “fiddling” as before, while the music for the new dances will be supplied by the Rhythmite orchestra. Supper will be served by the band in the supper rooms.

5.     I have a car of West Virginia coal on the way, to be here in a week. Will sell direct from the car at $7.75 per ton and an additional 25 cents per ton off for cash. Get your orders in at once.     W.R. POTTER

6.     Advertisements:

HOTEL FENNER. Good Meals. Short order cooking. WARM MEALS AND COUNTER LUNCHES AT ALL HOURS IN THE HEART OF TOWN.

Dr. FIELD will be in Baldwin on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Special calls other days answered from Chase. Office in Torbeson Block.

The QUEEN’S PANTRY. At last we are able to offer you a neat, sanitary, vermin-proof food cabinet that will be both a convenience and an ornament to your kitchen. The Queen’s Pantry is built of the finest enameled ware, with galvanized shelves, a full size door, and will hold sufficient food to supply the needs of a large family. DRILLINGS “The Sports Store”

7.     A GREETING TO THE PUBLIC. We have purchased the W.L. Messenger Store and are prepared to supply your needs in the lines of groceries and provisions. It is our plan and policy to carry lines we can un-hesitatingly stand back of. They will be always fresh, clean and desirable from every viewpoint. Goods will be sold at prices that will insure us a reasonable profit only but that will insure you an absolutely satisfactory service. We respectfully request of former patrons of the store that they give us a trial. Believing we can satisfy their requirement in goods, prices and I prompt and dependable service. We extend the invitation to those who will appreciate such conditions of trade. Our success depends upon the service we give and we will appreciate your suggestions for its betterment. We still carry flour fee, hay, grain, salt, stock and poultry food, and similar lines carried by our predecessor. WOLGAMOTT & CO. Messenger Building

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8.     DON’T START YOUR CAR WITHOUT OVERHAULING. It will soon be spring! And You will want to use your car as soon as the warm weather comes – earlier this year because the roads will be open a full two weeks earlier where they have been plowed! Spring will be upon you before you realize it, and you will be taking out your car without knowing whether it is (in) shape or not. If any little thing is wrong you will put off fixing it until it grows into something serious and expensive. No car should be put into a new season’s service without an overhaul. Your service manual tells you to go over your car after it has been in service a while and tighten up all burrs and bolts. This is more than usually essential after the long period of cold has shrunk the steel and stretched every joint. The same thing happens in side. Bring your car in and let us look it over. A thorough inspection at this time may save you grief and expense later. We have the new NICKLE RADIATOR SHELLS for Fords. THE BALDWIN GARAGE. A.E. MacLeod, Proprietor, Baldwin, Michigan “Real Battery Service”