60 years ago
july 11, 1957
Ten days is ordinarily all it takes to complete the wheat harvest in Marion County. But this year farmers have been at it for almost three weeks and the best overall estimate is that the harvest is 60 to 75 percent complete.
Marium Webster, well-known local mechanic for the past 12 years, announces this week that he has purchased the Pritz garage on West Main. He has re-named the garage and will operate as the Webster Auto Service.
A full page advertisement for Jackson’s clothing store advertises Curlee suits, regularly $29.95 to $47.50, for $19.95 to $29.95; men’s sport coats, regularly $29.95, now $19.95; Haggar sport slacks, regularly $6.95 to $7.95, now $4.95; fall shoes, regularly $10.95, now $6.66; and nationally advertised men’s sport shirts, reg. $3.95 and $4.95, now $2.49 and $2.95, one special group only $1.
Dr. and Mrs. Chas. R. Magee and three children will go to their summer home at Georgetown, Colorado, Saturday where they will vacation for the next month.
Longhofer Supply advertises the Stroda bale elevator for $199.50. The elevator is 20 inches wide, elevates to 15½ feet easily and is powered by a 1/3 or ½ hp electric or small gas engine. It is complete with carriage, 15-inch wheels, and electric motor mount.
Marion City Slicker square dance club will meet at 8:30 p.m. July 13 at the tennis court, city park. Grounds will be sprayed for mosquitoes and bugs.