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sept. 19, 1963
Two 15-minute parking stalls in the center of several downtown blocks will be marked off soon to help shoppers. The Chamber of Commerce asked the city commission for these limited-time spots to help with parking problems. Many shoppers want to stop for a few minutes only and have trouble finding a parking place.
James Albert Wheeler, prominent Newton pediatrician and a former Marion resident, will be principal speaker at the afternoon program Sept. 17 at Old Settlers Day.
The popular Record column Mostly Malarkey, written by Bill Meyer, has again won first place for excellence in column writing in an annual contest conducted by newspapers of the state.
About 230 women met Tuesday in the city building basement for the annual Community Guild banquet. The script for the program, with modernized Mother Goose tales, was written and directed by Mrs. W.K. Holmes, assisted by Mrs. Monette Avery and Mrs. Leroy Riggs. The modern Mother Goose characters were portrayed by several local women.
Starting this year, reunions of MHS classes in 10-year increments will be an annual feature of Old Settlers Day. This year, the classes of 1953, 1943, 1933, 1923, 1913, and 1903 will be spotlighted.
Jim Keazer, injured seriously in an automobile accident Aug. 14, is recovering nicely from surgery Sept. 9 at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.
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