FROM THE ARCHIVES
25 YEARS AGO Not all debenture holders for the new club deck stand at Ibrox Stadium are happy with the climb to the bridge. Some were left huffing and puffing after negotiating more than 100 stairs when the stand was officially opened for last Saturday’s match between Rangers and Dundee United. The climb to the higher echelon was further soured with claims that seats in front of the stand precluded a view of the nearside touchline and that the width of the seats themselves provided some discomfort for those sporting a frame approaching heavyweight proportions. 50 YEARS AGO Concern about overcrowding at Barlinnie Prison in Glasgow was expressed yesterday by Councillor J. O’Sullivan, chairman of the prison visiting committee. Councillor O’Sullivan, who is a police judge and former Glasgow magistrate, said the prison, built to accommodate fewer than 900 prisoners, now held 1300 prisoners. 100 YEARS AGO Four young women appeared before a local munitions tribunal in the County Buildings, Glasgow, yesterday, in support of a claim for compensation. It was stated that some time ago the firm exhibited a notice to the effect that all female employees must wear trousers and tunic after December 11. Applicants refused, and they now asked compensation in lieu of notice terminating their employment. It was held that applicants had received sufficient notice, and compensation was therefore refused. 150 YEARS AGO Cathcart Free Church-The bazaar in aid of the liquidation of debt on this church was formally opened in Langside Academy yesterday by the Rev. Dr Buchanan. The commodious rooms were beautifully decorated, and an elegant assortment of useful and fancy articles was tastefully displayed.