Headlines in History 1934: Studebaker male chorus to perform in Chicagoland music festival

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Headlines in History
Headlines in History

What was making news in our area during this week in years past? The History Museum offers these newspaper excerpts to give you an idea.

August 14, 1903: “The annual pilgrimage from Kalamazoo, Dowagiac, Niles, Buchanan and other Michigan points to Notre Dame will take place next Sunday. About 2,000 Catholics are expected at the university and services for their benefit will be held in the Church of the Sacred Heart.” — The South Bend Tribune

August 15, 1912: “The third season of the Orpheum theater, in this city, will begin Monday, Aug. 26, after the customary summer period of darkness in the playhouse. The theater will be operated this season on practically the same plan as of former years, with three performances of vaudeville daily.” — The South Bend Tribune

August 16, 1929: “The George Wyman & company entered its 70th year of continuous business Wednesday. With the close of the company’s anniversary sale in the next few days an extensive remodeling program is planned, in which the entire first floor of the store will be altered.” — The South Bend Tribune

August 17, 1934: “The 62 members of the Studebaker male chorus will leave Saturday morning for Chicago to represent South Bend in the Chicagoland music festival. At 1 o’clock Saturday afternoon in the Gold room of the Drake hotel the chorus, under the direction of Mrs. Floyd Gaumer, will compete with 10 choruses of the same type.” — The South Bend Tribune

August 18, 1949: “The outbreak of poliomyelitis will not delay the opening of South Bend and St. Joseph county schools the second week of September. School and health officials this morning announced that no such delay is foreseen here, and other school officials in Indiana had assurance from the state board of health that school closing is not necessary.” — The South Bend Tribune

August 19, 1958: “The St. Joseph County 4-H Fair, Inc., long frustrated in its aim to establish a permanent fair site on a 40-acre tract at Ironwood and Jackson Rds. In Centre Twp., has encountered another delay.” — The South Bend Tribune

August 20, 1968: “Six individuals and four relay teams from the Penn-Mishawaka Swim Club earned high finishing places last weekend in the Indiana Amateur Athletic Union age group championships at Wabash, Ind. The two-day event concluded the Penn-Mishawaka team’s summer season.” — The South Bend Tribune

This article originally appeared on South Bend Tribune: What made news the third week of August in South Bend in history