70 years ago
december 14, 1950
A long-arriving milestone was reached this week by Marion School District No. 1 when the last of the $1,000 bonds on the high school building were paid off, freeing the district of all bonded indebtedness with the exception of the new gymnasium. The high school first opened for classes in the fall of 1922.
The eighth grade one-act play, “When the Little Angel Sang,” will be given Tuesday in the high school auditorium. Lead parts will be played by Judy Thatch, Johnny Williams, Laurence Griggs, Ann Davies, and Janet Priddle. Instrumental numbers will be presented by Wanda Propp, Carolyn Merrill, Nila Hoopes, Carol Beth Miser, and Norita Starkey.
Harold Bowers, Roger Hannaford, and Warren Hayen, Marion freshmen at Bethany College, Lindsborg, were three of five freshmen awarded football letters for the 1950 season. Bowers played tackle, Hannaford played halfback, and Hayen played center for the Swedes.
Pictured on the front page with a caption of “All I want for Christmas is a new toupee,” are five bald-headed gentlemen sitting down in a row to have their morning coffee.
The counter lineup of the newly-organized Bald Headed Coffee Club includes dentist Dr. J.E. Tibbetts, filling station operator Harold Meredith, florist Rendel Newsom; welfare director Ed Stocking; and car dealer Scottie Gound.
Restaurant owner Jess Coons, crouched at the end of the counter, doesn’t count since he still has a few hairs left on top.
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