The Journal for that week also had some news
about Manchester College which was asking for
some help to pay off an indebtedness of $l,900.
The Journal quotes a circular distributed around
town asking for support noting that the circular
gives "the following not surprising information:
The attendance is about 100 each term and the
average cost is about $40 a term or about
$20,000 a year (the total for the entire
enrollment) which amount is distributed among
our merchants and business men."
Advertisers in this issue included Owens and
Hardman, agents for Star Windmills; W.H. Webers,
Propritors of fruit, nuts and oysters; Laketon
Nurseries; Dr. W. H. Shaffer, a dentist
advertising gold and porcelain crowns. For $2.50
you could get a combined subscription for both
the New York Weekly Tribune And the North
Forty years later "The News-Journal" was
being published in North Manchester by W. F.
Billings. It came out on Mondays and Thursdays,
and consisted of eight pages. There were still
no photographs, but the headlines were slightly
larger than the type, in bold face, and still
one column wide.
The big news on March 30, 1933 was the demise
of Sunday train service via the Big Four. This
had the effect of cutting off all Sunday mail
service to and from the town, as well as Sunday
passenger service to Chicago.
Harting Furniture company carried a full page
ad announcing its opening. "Let's get
acquainted... You'll like us, we'll like you,"
the ad stated. A living room suite, made in
Markle, could be had for between $46.50 and $99.
Oppenheims was advertising men's dress shirts
for 49 cents.
The News-Journal also reported that issue on
the number of "Hoboes" in the local jail. The
headline for the article, on the back page, read
"853 Hoboes So Far This Season." The article
stated that March was the busiest month for
hoboes, with 189 locked up that month and 853
jailed since October, costing the town $26 to
feed them breakfast before sending them on their
way. "That is a cost of about 3 1/3 cents a feed
and is much cheaper than to allow these
transients to wander about town begging food and
money." declared the paper.