100 years agO
december 16, 1915
The church choirs of the town have planned an Evening of Music, to be held at the Methodist church Friday evening. There will be special numbers by the various organizations and all will unite in the singing of the fine old Christmas songs.
We have heard nothing by commendation for the way the play “Charley’s Aunt was presented Friday evening by the Senior Class. A feature worth mentioning is that only one week was spent in preparation. The parts were assigned less than a week before the performance.
We had an item a short time ago about the upland corn, and mentioned Al Nienstedt’s yield of fifty bushels to the acre. Have heard of another field that beats that. C.W. Kline got fifty-six bushels to the acre, from twelve acres of upland. His corn was of the “Bloody Butcher” variety—believe that some people have another name for it, though can’t recall the name. The top of the kernel is yellow but the point is a deep red.
The Daniels residence on north Walnut street was totally destroyed last Tuesday evening. There was no one at home and when the fire was discovered it had gotten such a start that nothing could be saved.
The meeting at Youngtown last Thursday evening to discuss the oil and gas matter was well attended and much interest was shown. Leases are being secured east and south of Marion and the chances are good for some prospecting here before many months.