100 Years Ago: Germans from Russia prove hard workers and good farmers; Greeley police chief dons straw hat; Greeley censors prohibit showing of film | MyWindsorNow.com

100 Years Ago: Germans from Russia prove hard workers and good farmers; Greeley police chief dons straw hat; Greeley censors prohibit showing of film

Mike Peters
For The Tribune

One-hundred years ago in the Greeley Tribune-Republican, for the first week of May 1915:

THE GREELEY city directory came out today, and a newspaper columnist pointed out that there has been a large increase in the number Germans from Russia moving into Greeley and Weld County. Over the past five years, the number has doubled, and, the columnist noted, "They've proven what hard workers and good farmers they are."

IN THE war in Europe, (which will become World War I when the United States joins the war in two years) the Germans have been using gas bombs to kill hundreds of soldiers fighting in the trenches. Other countries have said it is a violation of all rules of civilized warfare.

FASHIONABLE PEOPLE of Greeley have been waiting for someone to break out and "officially" declare it late spring or early summer by donning their straw hat. Surprisingly, it was done this week by Police Chief Morgan, who came out in public in his white straw Panama Hat. Now, we see them all over town.

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IN NEW York City, a woman named Hanna Goldstein was insulted by two men who laughed at her new Sunday hat. She chased after them, cornered them in a store, and had them arrested for disorderly conduct. It is unknown if the charges will remain or be dropped in court.

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EDGAR DUNHAM, 44, of Greeley was at work 10 days ago at his desk and suffered a pin prick to his finger. He ignored it until it became infected. By then it was too late to help him, and he died yesterday.

A PRAIRIE dog poisoner from Cheyenne came to Grover last week, and announced that he could get rid of all of the prairie dogs in Weld County if the farmers would just cooperate and pay him properly. Farmers are hesitant to believe his statements.

THE GOOD Roads Boosters of Weld County is a group that rewards the government for repairing and/or building good roads. Yesterday, the Boosters paid a visit to the Weld County offices and gave cigars to the men and candy to the ladies.

STERLING THEATER in Greeley has a new owner, and he learned a valuable lesson today. He advertised and scheduled a film called "A Fool There Was," and had it set up to run for the public this week. However, Greeley's Censuring Committee saw the film first, of course, and agreed that it contained portions that were not up to the proper standards of Greeley. The owner then had to schedule a new picture show for this week.

AT THE courthouse, Gus Chrisginther was going on trial for insanity, when police suddenly decided he was not insane, but was a hobo. He was given a 60-day sentence for Vagrancy.

"100 Years Ago" is taken from the original pages of the Greeley Tribune, the Weld County Republican, and, when they merged, the Greeley Tribune-Republican. Questions or comments may be sent to mpeters26@comcast.net.