What made the fourth week of October in South Bend a history

What’s made headlines in our area this week for the past few years? The Historical Museum offers these newspaper clippings to give you an idea.

23 Oct 1901: “Because of the trials taking place at Notre Dame this week, Coach O’Dea is having a lot of trouble getting the men out for a decent job. Neither McGlue nor Gillen were out yesterday. Track and field team captain Herbert played full back for the Scrubs. Winters had severely dislocated his hip and Funk was also injured. McGowen went to the right end and Nyrie is back in the quarters.” – The South Bend Tribune

10/24/1910: “The famously elongated comedian, a South Bend favorite, Richard Carle, who has entertained people here many times, will star in Frazee and Lederer’s latest production, ‘Jumping Jupiter,’ on Friday night, October 14 in the… Oliver Opera House return 28, with the original cast who entertained Chicagoans for many weeks.” – The South Bend Tribune

25 Oct 1923: “Two hundred and fifty members and friends of the South Bend Country Club enjoyed a bachelorette party at the clubhouse west of town last night. A delicious dinner was served on the dining porch, with singing performances by Miss Sophia Shafer of Chicago and Horace P. Wells of that city, the latter performed by Dr. KH Robison was accompanied on the piano.” – The South Bend Tribune

10/26/1933: “Silver Edge beer is back on the market and Muessel Brewery, one of South Bend’s oldest industries, has found its place in the sun again after 13 years of dormancy. Its smokestacks have been belching smoke for weeks, and it promises to recapture its former place as one of Indiana’s premier and largest. – The South Bend Tribune

27 Oct 1943: “From Monday morning window #32 in the main lobby of the [post office] is reserved to help the public in zoning their Christmas mail. According to the plan, people wishing to send Christmas cards or packages within city limits are asked to prepare lists of names and addresses now and bring them to window #32, where a postal clerk will tick the zone number after each street address.” – The South Bend Tribune

28 Oct 1951: “Rain reduced crowds but couldn’t dampen the spirits of some 4,500 youth who packed Playland Park for the annual Halloween fete sponsored by the South Bend Civitan Club on Saturday afternoon. A parade of ‘characters’ in strange and colorful Halloween garb was a special event and the program featured seven vaudeville acts performed by Chicago entertainers.” – The South Bend Tribune

29 Oct 1961: “A touring exhibit, ‘Atoms in Action,’ from the US Atomic Energy Commission will be on view at 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 illuminated explanation of the merger and a 3-foot model of the SS Savannah, the first nuclear-powered merchant ship currently under construction.” – The South Bend Tribune


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