Holyoke Snippets — 25 February 1913

by Laurel | February 25th, 2013

25 February 1913

Criterion Club Wants Justice from School Board.  The Criterion Club is Arming itself for an attack on the school board, claiming that they are not receiving the treatment which is accorded to the Paragon Club, a rival organization. The Criterions claim that following the permission given to use the William Whiting School basement for a gymnasium that the Paragons collected there and largely improved their muscle and their athletic ability without cost while the Criterions were requested to advance 35 cents an hour for the use of the rooms and did not get the rooms when they wished them. The school board has the matter under advisement and will probably explain things to the satisfaction of the warring club. The decision will be rendered at the Monday night meeting of the Board.

 Police Court Cases — Eighteen “drunks” appeared at the police court yesterday morning. Arthur L. Baulne was “sent down” for a month, 12 were fined, three had their cases continued, one was probated and one was released. Frank Garland, who was arrested on a charge of larceny on his reappearance in Holyoke, after an absence, was fined $25.

Short Time at Farr Alpaca Works — The shortening of the working hours at the Farr Alpaca Company went into effect yesterday morning, the employees working but 40 hours a week until further notice. This will come especially hard on many of the lesser paid employees.

Miss Nora Healey, teacher in the Lawrence School, has sent in her resignation, and her marriage to James Meahan of Woodstok, Ct., will take place in the Holy Cross Church soon after Easter.

Mrs. Kate Thompson of Springfield underwent an operation at the Holyoke City Hospital yesterday, Dr. G. L. Gabler performing the operation. Mrs. Thompson was at the hospital in 1906, and at that time was attended by a New York physician, and later brought action against hiim for sewing up a sponge in the wound.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.


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