100 years ago
March 2, 1922
The craze for wireless telephone outfits is sweeping the country. George Baxter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Baxter, was the first, we understand in this territory, to get interested enough in the wonderful device to rig up one for himself, and he has been listening in on messages all the way from Philadelphia to the west part of the country for a year or more.
The big snow of the first of the week virtually stopped all business. Merchants and others depending upon trade might just as well have shut their doors and taken a few days holiday, had they been able to go anywhere.
The Hillsboro schools which were closed several days last week on account of diphtheria were opened again the first of the week.
Muscogee Red, well-known printer, who worked in this office about a year, and who has been in the hospital in California, is recovering and will return to Marion.
The bad weather has hindered the work on the new city water plant, which was progressing nicely. The forms were in for the dam when the rain of last week filled the excavation and made more work necessary.
The Record foreman, Mr. C.P. Ashcraft, went to Protection the last of the week to ship his household goods here. Mrs. Ashcraft went to Wichita where she visited her sister. They will live in the Henderson Martin property.
With nearly three inches of rain and half a foot of snow the past ten days wheat should be amply protected against March winds—its greatest enemy.
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