60 years ago
october 4, 1951
In observance of National Newspaper Week, this newspaper played host to writers of the various neighborhood columns that regularly appear. All correspondents were invited to a luncheon Saturday noon at Kingfisher’s Inn. Of the 22 community correspondents, who write weekly reports, 13 were able to attend.
The first Junior High assembly program of the year will be presented by the eighth grade class on Oct. 19. The main part of the program will be a “chalk talk.” It will be given by Marion Summervill and Lenore Wheeler, the subject being “A House by the Side of the Road.”
Old Settlers’ Day is still a week away, but reports are coming in from friends and relatives that they will be “back in the old home town” for the day of visiting and free entertainment.
Scottie Gound, owner, and Stanley Anderson, parts manager, of Gound Motor Co., will leave Monday on an all-expense-paid five-day trip to Havana, Cuba, courtesy of the Ford Motor Co. The local agency won the contest competing with dealerships of the same size showing the largest percent of increased business during the months of June, July, and August.
The Marion Junior High “Braves” defeated Council Grove Thursday, 27-6. Howard Williams scored three touchdowns and one conversion and Robert Meisinger scored one TD and two conversions.