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Out of the Past

70 years ago

Oct. 8, 1936

• A thief or thieves entered the Saginaw and Manistee commissary Saturday night and made good their escape with merchandise valued from $200 to $300.

The entire loot was made up of articles of wearing apparel or articles that could be disposed of. Nothing in the grocery or food line was disturbed. Watches, hosiery, shoes, shirts and other similar articles comprised the loot.

The thief or thieves entered by breaking the panes from a window and left by the same avenue but were careful to leave no clues that would be of any assistance to officers in solving the robbery.

50 years ago

Oct. 11, 1956

• Mrs. T. E. Way, who had charge of this fall's Episcopal Church Rummage Sale, conducted Friday and Saturday, disclosed this week that the sale was most successful and almost a complete sellout. She stated that the merchandise offered was of excellent quality, thanks to the generosity of the donors, and that the customers were gratified at being able to get this class of merchandise at very reasonable prices.

35 years ago

Oct. 4, 1971

• Williams Country Grocery offered bacon for 49 cents per pound in a weekly advertisement. Forty-eight tea bags could also be purchased for 49 cents and squash was 7 cents per pound. Three pounds of shortening was offered for 89 cents.

(Editor's note: The preceding news items were taken out of the Williams News (1889-present).

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