60 years ago
june 29, 1950
The city commission this week signed an order for the P-T Air Service, Hays, to blanket the city with a thorough spraying to kill off flies, mosquitoes, grasshoppers and other insects. Weather permitting, the spraying will be done tomorrow, June 30. Total cost for spraying of the entire 700 acres, with extra heavy doses along the river channels and ditches, will be $420. Householders are warned to cover beehives and fishponds.
Mrs. Dave Schneider of the Grapes community is a proud woman. She has running water in the house. She says she has waited a long time to have the joy and fun of turning a faucet for hot and cold water right in the kitchen.
An example of “Helping the blind to help themselves” was evidenced in Marion this week with the installation and operation of Everett Burkhead’s popcorn stand, a project of the state Welfare Department’s blind division. One of the first boxes sold by Burkhead went to Bill Ward, local insurance man.
Mr. and Mrs. James S. Kline are the parents of a baby daughter, Jill Elizabeth, who was born at 2:40 a.m. June 28 at the Marion Hospital.
Boy Scouts from Marion who are en route to Valley Forge, Pa., for the second national Boy Scout Jamboree include Paul Roberts, John Williams, Laurence Griggs, Harold Byram, and Dan Brodhead. They are escorted by Virgil Wiebe, scoutmaster.
Miss Loyette Hollar is leaving today for Nantucket Island where she will be employed during the rest of the summer.