60 years ago
october 16, 1952
A special section of this week’s newspaper features the opening of St. Luke Hospital, the culmination of a 10-year fund drive to secure a hospital for Marion and the surrounding area. Patients will be received next Monday, Oct. 20.
Home from Kansas State College for the weekend with homefolks were John Newcomer, Ted Heath, Jerry Tuell, Gordon Wingerd, and J.B. Miesse.
Service pins, provided by the Kansas League of Municipalities, were presented to long-time city employees at last week’s commission meeting. Those recognized were retired power plant supervisor James Blackim, 40 years, public utilities foreman Clarence Baxter, 10 years, and custodian Jake Hein, 10-years.
Sharon Propp, Shirley Lucas, Imogene Gaede and Johnsie Just were Saturday overnight guests at the Clarence Propp home.
Mrs. Roger Morse and daughter Jean entertained Thursday with a party for Christine Herbert who left Sunday with her family to live in Stafford. Games were played and Mrs. Morse served supper to the girls. Those present included Charlotte and Helen Langley, Mary Melton, Mary Stevens, Anita Schlehuber, Judy Richards, and Shirley Love.
The committee for the first Country Club dance of the season has engaged the popular Stardusters orchestra for the affair. Committee members are Mr. and Mrs. Rosse Case, Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Tidwell, Mr. and Mrs. Noel Morgan, and Mr. and Mrs. Scottie G. Gound.