Following are articles and advertisements from The Monroe Evening News, forerunner to The Monroe News, from May 1920. These are how actual items appear in the newspaper.

Following are articles and advertisements from The Monroe Evening News, forerunner to The Monroe News, from May 1920. These are how actual items appear in the newspaper.

Eclipse of moon Sunday evening

Folks who bemoan dry evening since liquor departed, may find some thing unusual to do Sunday night by watching the total eclipse of the moon.

This eclipse will be distinct, coming at the moon’s full phase. The planet will enter the umbra or shadow of the earth at 7 p. m. The total pass will commence at 8:13 and the phenomenon will be over at 9:27.

It will be the first total eclipse of the moon in three years.

A partial eclipse of the sun will take place May 18, but will only be visible in Australia and parts of the Indian Ocean.

May continues to present a sky rich in planets. The evening sky contains Jupiter, Saturn and Mars, together with the almost invisible Neptune. Venus now rises only a short time before the sun and will soon change from a morning to an evening star for the second half of the year.

Movement started to plant trees on Arbor Day for Monroe’s hero dead

Present indications are that Arbor day, May 7, will be observed this year with more than the usual interest in this city, since there is a movement underway to celebrate the day by planting a tree for each soldier made the supreme sacrifice during the last war.

Mayor Southworth said, “I am in favor of the proposition. It is a very good one, and I am in favor of planting trees at all times and in all places.”

Organizers will likely take action requesting the three nurseries, Ilgenfritz Sons Nursery Co., the Greening Nursery Co. and the Monroe Nursery Co. to donate the trees. The public and parochial schools will be closed at noon, so the school children can take part in the ceremonies. The Monroe Band will contribute its services. The trees will be planted in the park on E. Front St. Mayor Southworth will issue a proclamation requesting the business houses and residents display the nation’s colors as conspicuously as possible.

A parade made up simply of school children and Boy Scouts will form at the Armory and headed by the Monroe Band may be held. Each little marcher will be requested to carry a small flag if possible and the line of the march will be north on Washington to E. Front and east on E. Front to the parks.

The planting of the trees will likely be left to Engineer Sturn of the public works department.

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River Raisin opens first aid hospital

The River Raisin Paper Co., which is always on the lookout for the welfare of its employees, has opened a hospital in connection with its mammoth mills. The hospital is made up of several first aid rooms and a general hospital dispensary which is equipped with an operating table and other operating equipment.

The rooms are finished in white and present a neat appearance and inasmuch as Monroe is without a hospital, the River Raisin emergency hospital will fill a long-felt want.

No more worries over excessive coal bills

It is not generally known that even the small coal consumer can have his coal shipped directly from the mines, thus saving the profits that otherwise would go the wholesaler retail dealer, besides saving haling expenses. Of course big manufacturers and other large consumers have always bought this way, but the man who buys only enough for his household is now in position to take advantage of the same purchasing privilege.

Monroe population for 1920, 11,573. Gain 4,680 since last census.

A special telegram to The Monroe Evening News from Congressman Earl C. Michener received at 1 this afternoon stated that Monroe’s 1920 population as announced by the government census bureau was 11,573, an increase of 4,680, or 67.9 percent since the last census, which was taken in 1910.

Within the past several weeks, any number of bets were made by those of a sporting turn of mind that the count would show that Monroe had 12,000 people. The wager can be settled as the figures furnished by Congressman Michener are official.

MOTHER’S COOKBOOK

Meat Substitutes

Meat, though wholesome and well-liked by the majority of people, is not essential to a well-balanced meal and many housekeepers who are interested in lessening the food bill, substitute some other foods equally or more nourishing and at less cost.

Foods to take the place of meat should be rich in protein and fat. Cheese is a staple food with which everyone is familiar and one which may be used.

Cheese custard Spread sufficient slices of bread to supply the family, rather generously with butter. Place in a shallow baking pan and pour over a custard using one egg for each cupful of milk and salt and paprika to taste. Bake covered until the custard is set and serve at once, while puffy and light.

Monroe physicians increase rates

Due to the high cost of drugs, gasoline and other general expenses, the physicians of this city decided to increase their rates at a meeting held at the Dorsch Memorial Library.

Day calls, which until now, have been $2, have been increased to $3. Night calls were once $3 and will now be $5. Office calls were $1 and will now be $1.50. Obstetrical cases will remain the same as they have been since Jan. 1, $25.

One prominent physician stated today that the doctors under the old rate did not receive as much as the taxi cab drivers at $2 a call. The new schedule of rates will go into effect immediately.

Sons and daughters to tell the world of their mothers Sunday

Sunday will be observed as Mothers Day in Monroe, and the florists are now busy getting their stocks of carnations in shape for the sons and daughter who, on that day, will wear flowers to tell the world of their mothers.

The mothers, who give and give and give of all they have every day of every year, have this one day out of the usual 365 which they may call their own.

It is a pretty thought and pretty sentiment, but it is not nearly enough recognition to give that greatest of all women, one’s mother.

A flower in a coat lapel is scarcely tribute enough for the mother who has lavished love, tender care, her strength and her every life on her family.

Instead of remembering that you have a mother, why not remember mother herself.

It has always seemed that nothing could please a mother better than news and communications from her children, and nothing can hurt more than to have them forget her, to leave her alone with no word and no evidence of any thought.

Why not remember mother with a letter, a long, cheerful loving letter.

“Oh Listen, Girls” Pleases

Hurley’s “Oh Listen, Girls” made its initial bow before crowded houses at every performance at the New Reaper Theatre Sunday, and judging from the applause and the scores of comments made by the more critical auditors, the company is the strongest and best balanced one ever seen at this theater.

Famous male chorus coming to Monroe

When the famous Mountain Ash Chorus comes to the Presbyterian Church Thursday evening, local music lovers will have the opportunity to hear one of the most enjoyable concert programs that can be imagined.

Under the baton of its able conductor, Glyndwr Richards, the chorus will be heard in magnificent ensembles, a splendid party of perfectly trained male voices, of the musically inclined Welsh nation, can certainly rendering thrilling and unusual program.

The Minneapolis “Daily News” says: “I never in my life heart such beautiful singing from a small men’s chorus.”

The chorus’ songs include “Long Day Closes” and “Peaceful Night.”

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The 100 years ago column runs monthly in The Monroe News.