75 years ago
FEB. 26, 1948
Appearing recently over Marion are 25 bright, new, shiny Ford gumball machines — inviting adults and children to have a chew for a penny and at the same time produce revenue to help underprivileged children in the community. Twenty-five Marion merchants have donated counter space for the machines, placed by Kiwanis Club.
The basement of the Hill School is being converted into a shop for the use of the G.I. vocational agriculture class. Classes are expected to begin March 1.
Twentieth Century Club was the name chosen Monday evening for a new junior women’s organization sponsored by Coterie Club. Membership includes Mrs. Jack Summerville, Ella Marie Reinke, Joan Wight, Delores Edmunds, Wanda Ireland, Corrine Longhofer, Rose Marie Avery, Margie Frazier, Charlene Kuhn, Norma Jean Province, and Norma Jean Sandwell.
The Cubby Hole at 132 N. 2nd St. advertises deluxe hamburgers, good coffee, delicious ice cream, and beverages. “A treat you will repeat.”
A flag that could not be dislodged from the top of a pole at the courthouse is down because of the work of Harry Helmer, who was able to jerk it loose after climbing about 25 feet up the pole. Now the problem is getting a rope back up over a pulley so the flag again can be run to the top of the pole. Any flagpole sitters in the area?
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