75 years ago
march 18, 1948
The weatherman cooperated with a perfect setting for two days of exhibits and entertainments at the big Spring Merchandise and Tractor Show. Exhibits drew many interested spectators, and the Auditorium was jammed for both of the style shows and for entertainment by the Ark Valley Boys.
Two Peabody men injured in a shooting at Peabody have died. R.C. Pace, 57, charged with the death of Marvin L. Evans, 31, of Peabody, died Saturday at Axtell Christian Hospital in Newton. Evans died in the same hospital Thursday. Immediate cause for the shooting was a $1 check that Pace gave to a waitress in a tavern. Evans demanded cash instead.
“The Monkey’s Paw” is the title of a one-act play to be performed by Marion High School students at a league contest Friday afternoon at Council Grove. Characters will be played by Donald Dody, Mary Louise Heath, Harold Wayne Kline, Charles Muse, and Kenneth Sly.
Ella Meier, a junior at Bethany College and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Meier Jr. of Marion, is a member of the chorus of the Bethany College Oratorio Society, which will perform Handel’s “Messiah” on Palm Sunday at the college.
Paul Minear, accompanied by Leo Brose, Ed Hauser, and Gene Heath, and Braden Johnston, drove to Kansas City for the Kansas State-Oklahoma A&M basketball game Monday evening.
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