Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Time to Remember

Newspaper article Evansville Courier & Press (2007-Current)

Time to Remember

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Big Story

The big story 100 years ago this week (1913) was the death in London of Emily Wilding Davison. The militant suffragette had jumped the fence at Epsom Downs during the running of the Derby and thrown herself in front of King George V's horse, Anmer. She sustained a fractured scull and died a few days later at a local hospital. Colleagues draped her death bed with the fateful colors of the Women's Social and Political Union.

100 Years Ago (1913)

The biggest subscriptions of the campaign to build a coliseum in Downtown Evansville are expected to be turned in at a noon luncheon today, said the members of the executive committee. After a day of rest Sunday, workers for the project will start with new vigor today. Ministers in most churches spoke in favor of the movement, urging every man interested in the progress of the city to lend a hand.

Each day for the next 77 days, a picture will appear in The Courier, each representing the title of a book. Name the 77 correct book titles and you could win the First Award: a $1,000, five- passenger 1913 automobile, complete with electric lights and self- starter. If you are not taking The Courier, telephone 300 today to have it delivered.

75 years Ago (1938)

Public reaction toward a movement for construction of a free bridge across the Wabash River near Mount Vernon, Ind., is "very favorable," according to the Evansville Chamber of Commerce. A spokesman said yesterday that several people have called to say they were heartily in favor of the action being taken regarding free bridges over the Wabash. A special committee is also investigating abolition of tolls on the present bridge at New Harmony.

Democratic Senator Frederick Van Nuys will campaign for re- election as the candidate of an "independence party" which he will organize next month. The incumbent, opposed by the Democratic state machine, will be the party's only candidate for office. …

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