What Made South Bend Fourth Week Of October News In History


What has been in the news in our region during this week for the past few years? The History Museum offers you these extracts from newspapers to give you an idea.

October 23, 1901: “Due to the exams taking place at Notre Dame this week, Coach O’Dea is having a very hard time getting the men out for a decent job. Neither McGlue nor Gillen were out yesterday. Captain Herbert, of the track team, played fullback for the scrubs. Winters hurt his hip and Funk was also hurt. McGowen went to the right side and Nyrie is back at quarterback. – South Bend Grandstand

October 24, 1910: “Famous recumbent comedian, a South Bend favorite, Richard Carle, who has entertained people here many times, will return as the star of Frazee and Lederer’s latest production, ‘Jumping Jupiter,’ at the Opera House. Oliver Friday Night, Oct. 28, with the original cast that entertained Chicagoans for many weeks. – South Bend Grandstand

October 25, 1923: “Two hundred and fifty members and friends of the South Bend Country club enjoyed a bachelor party at the clubhouse on the west side of town last night. A delicious dinner was served on the dining room porch at the during which vocal numbers were given by Miss Sophia Shafer, of Chicago, and Horace P. Wells, of that city, the latter accompanied on piano by Dr. KH Robison. – South Bend Grandstand

October 26, 1933: “Silver Edge beer is back on the market and Muessel Brewery, one of South Bend’s oldest industries, has once again found its place in the sun after being idle for 13 years. Its chimneys have been belching smoke for weeks, and it bodes well for reclaiming its former place as one of Indiana’s largest and most important. – South Bend Grandstand

October 27, 1943: “As of Monday morning, counter 32 in the main hall of the [post office] will be reserved to help the public zone their Christmas mail. According to the plan, people planning to send Christmas cards or parcels within the city limits are asked to prepare lists of names and addresses now and bring them to Counter No. 32 where a postal clerk will mark the zone number after each address. – South Bend Grandstand

October 28, 1951: “Rain reduced crowds but failed to dampen morale for the approximately 4,500 youngsters who packed Playland Park for the annual Halloween party sponsored by the South Bend Civitan Club on Saturday afternoon. A parade of “characters” in eerie and colorful Halloween outfits was a featured event, and the program included seven vaudeville acts by Chicago performers. » – South Bend Grandstand

October 29, 1961: “A traveling exhibit, ‘Atoms in Action,’ from the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission will be on display in the main public library in November, director Roger B. Francis announced Saturday. [Highlighting] the exhibit is an animated model of a nuclear power plant; an enlightened explanation of the meltdown and a 3-foot model of the SS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered merchant ship currently under construction. – South Bend Grandstand


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