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Forty different aircraft manufacturers gather in Detroit for a week where they displayed sixty-three different aircraft in the nation's first aircraft show.
Source : Michigan Historical Calendar, courtesy of the Clarke Historical Library at Central Michigan University.
Highlights from the Detroit Free Press, April 21, 1912...
EIGHT SURVIVORS OF TITANIC HERE; SICK OF HORRORS: TWO WOMEN, NERVE-SHATTERED AND HYSTERICAL; THREE CHILDREN, ONE A BABY ONLY ONE YEAR OLD; THREE BELGIANS, STEERAGE PASSENGERS SEEKING NEW WORLD FORTUNES, ARRIVE IN DETROIT. TELL AGAIN GRIM STORY OF TRAGEDY AND SUBLIME HEROISM MRS. FRED QUICK AND MRS. JOHN HAMLIN RELATE HOW THEY WERE PLACED IN BOATS AS SHIP WAS SINKING; LATTER LAST WOMAN IN LAST LIFEBOAT SWUNG OVER SIDE; MEN SAY THEY SWAN TO SAFETY. TITANIC SURVIVORS IN DETROIT.
TITANIC PROBE WILL BE DRIVEN DEEPLY MONDAY: J. BRUCE ISMAY AND VICE PRESIDENT FRANKLIN, OF WHITE STAR LINE WILL BE QUESTIONED IN WASHINGTON. INQUIRY IN NEW YORK SHOWS ICEBERG WARNINGS IGNORED DETERMINED EFFORT WILL BE MADE IN SPITE OF ALL EVASIONS TO FIX RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE SEA HORROR. DEVELOPMENTS.
WORLD WILL WEEP TODAY FOR VICTIMS: CHURCHES OF TWO CONTINENTS WILL HOLD MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR THE 1,635 LOST OF THE TITANIC DISASTER OF MONDAY.
TAKING RESCUED ON BOARD THE CARPATHIA AT SEA [PDF] Detroit Free Press
CROWD AWAITING TITANIC SURVIVORS ON THE CUNARD LINE PIER IN NEW YORK
"WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST"--THE CAPTAIN LAST: THIS IS THE TRADITION OF THE SEA AND THE RULE IS RECOGNIZED AND OBEYED BY MEN OF ALL CLASSES AND ALL NATIONS.
GLOWING TRIBUTE PAID TO C. L. FREER'S ART EXHIBIT: WASHINGTON CRITIC ENRAPTURED WITH DETROITER'S EXTENSIVE COLLECTION NOW ON VIEW IN NATIONAL MUSEUM AT WASHINGTON, WHERE IT IS ATTRACTING WORLD-WIDE ATTENTION.
CROWD ESTIMATED AT 26,000 PARTICIPATES IN DEDICATION OF NAVIN FIELD STADIUM; JUNGALEERS BEAT CLEVELAND IN 11 INNINGS: MULLIN'S GREAT WORK IN PINCHES ENABLES HIM TO STAVE OFF DEFEAT. HIS SINGLE SENDS WINNING RUN ACROSS AFTER BUSH AND STANAGE HAVE HIT SAFELY IN FINAL ROUND.
THORPE AND SHERIDAN WILL FIGURE IN OLYMPIC GAMES: UNITED STATES WILL LOOK TO THEM TO SCORE POINTS IN BIG EVENT IN SWEDEN--MANY OTHER STARS MAY TURN UP TO HELP THE TEAMS.
300 ARE DEAD, 50,000 HOMELESS IN FLOODS NEW ORLEANS REPORTS
CONDUCTOR'S NOSE BROKEN: PERE MARQUETTE PASSENGER TRAINS COLLIDE AT BAD AXE.
HORSELESS AGE NOT IMPROBABLE: GLEESON MURPHY, OF THE GENERAL MOTORS TRUCK CO., SAYS BEAST IS DOOMED.
POLITICS FAILS TO STOP PROSPERITY: PRESIDENTIAL YEAR NO COLD WATER DOUCHE TO THE AUTOMOBILE INDUSTRY.
INCREASE WAGES DECREASE HOURS: HUPP MOTOR CAR CO. EMPLOYES GO ON 9-HOUR DAY AT 10-HOUR PAY.
MICHIGAN IN TURE AND STORY: LOTS OF SWEETNESS IS MANUFACTURED EACH YEAR IN THIS "SUGAR BUSH" NEAR MASON, LARGEST IN MICHIGAN ORCHARD COMPRISES 80 ACRES, WHERE 2,200 TREES EACH SPRING YIELD UP THEIR SAP. SOME HAVE BEEN TAPPED 70 YEARS FROM THEM THE INDIANS MADE SUGAR IN THE DAYS BEFORE THE WHITE MEN CAME.
PRETTIEST RESORT ALONG THE GRAND: THAT IS THE CLAIM EATON RAPIDS PEOPLE MAKE FOR THEIR RIVERSIDE PARK.
OLD AGE PENSIONS.: NOTED WRITER DOES NOT SEE ANY DANGER IN THE PROPOSITION.
SUFFRAGE AND THE HOME.: NO DANGER OF ILL EFFECTS ARE SEEN BY THIS ADVOCATE OF EQUAL FRANCHISE.
A LITTLE SAGE AND SULPHUR MAKES THE GRAY HAIR VANISH: A HARMLESS WAY TO DARKEN HAIR; SIMPLE REMEDY FOR ALL HAIR TROUBLES.
SURELY TAKE "SYRIP OF FIGS" IF HEADACHY, BILIOUS, CONSTIPATED: SWEETENS YOUR STOMACH, CLEARS YOUR HEAD AND THOROUGHLY CLEANSES YOUR LIVER AND 30 FEET OF BOWELS OF SOUR BILE, FOUL GASES AND CLOGGED-UP WASTE.
WHY A RING IS WORN ON FINGER: STRANGE CUSTOMS AND SUPERSTITIONS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ORNAMENT.
Note : The Main Library now provides the MSU community online access to the historical Detroit Free Press from 1858 through 1922.
By the shores of Gitche Gumee, another writer finds inspiration : Ron Riekki sits down for an interview with Upper Peninsula author Ellen Airgood, whose "South of Superior" was a local best-seller.
Getting a drive-through meal could take on new meaning in Michigan if legislation is approved making it easier to take home road kill.
Sen. Darwin Booher, R-Evart, is sponsoring a bill to simplify the road kill claiming process and allow more people to keep dead animals for food, bait or pelts. It unanimously passed the Senate last month.
“All of us are disgusted by looking at deer lying on the side of the road for weeks until they rot right out,” Booher said in a telephone interview while driving. “The only thing that distracts me anymore is that I look along the road” and see animal carcasses, he added.
The lifelong hunter said he’s hit 11 deer with his car since joining the Legislature in 2004, but hasn’t kept any. It can take hours for officials to deliver a salvage tag needed under current law, he said.
But the Michigan Department of Natural Resources says the legislation would create a legal loophole for poachers and could particularly endanger wild turkeys. The department said it’s working with lawmakers on the bill, and wants to require hunting licenses and species cap limits.
For the full article, see Emma Fidel, "Road kill bill would make claiming animals simpler", Detroit News, April 20, 2014.
Sometime before midnight on April 20, two-year-old Jessica DeBoer of Ann Arbor, Michigan, is scheduled to disappear, leaving behind a heartbroken couple she calls Mommy and Daddy, a dog named Miles, her yellow bedroom and just about everything she has ever known, except perhaps a few favorite stuffed animals. Under court order, the dark-eyed, inquisitive girl will be transported 400 miles west to the small farming community of Blairstown, Iowa, to begin life anew as Anna Lee Schmidt.
For more information:
Jon D. Hull, "The Ties That Traumatize : A bitter custody battle over Baby Jessica sets adoptive parents everywhere on edge", Time, April 12, 1993.
"In Re Clausen, Natural v Adoptive Parents, 442 Mich 648 (1993)", Michigan Bar Journal, March 2009, pp. 27-29.
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