50 years ago
march 11, 1965
The city commission this week unanimously passed a resolution reserving water rights of up to 1,000,000 gallons daily from the Marion Reservoir being built on the Cottonwood River.
Marion’s brand new Municipal Water Plant will open its doors this Sunday afternoon in an official “open house” to the public. Along with the open house at the water plant on North Walnut street will be the invitation to inspect the new sewage disposal plant at the south edge of the city—all part of the overall program of continual improvement being engaged in by the city.
Roger H. Morse and Dean C. Batt have announced this week the formation of a partnership for the general practice of law.
Dr. and Mrs. R.R. Melton drove to Lawrence Saturday to visit their daughter, Mary, and also to see the Rock Chalk Revue. Mary was the script writer and assistant director of the Alpha Phi skit which won first place.
The Marion Parent-Teacher fund-raising home talent show, “Variety Special,” this year carries the title, “Opening Night.” Highlights are fun, laughter, music, dancing and mell-o-drama. Back by popular request are a number of stars from last year’s hilarious production that includes Bob Edmunds, Conrad Steinel, Maxine Bell, Janice Case, and Fred Allen.