60 years ago
january 3, 1952
Although less than an inch of rain has fallen in Marion during the past two months, the total for the year 1951 was an astounding 61.20 inches, according to Dr. P.J. Garrison, local weather observer. This is an all-time high, and is more than double the average of 30.13.
Dr. Eugene N. Duty, pastor of the First Christian Church at Marion for the past seven years, closes his stay here Jan. 8, it is announced this week.
Miss Pauline Best, whose marriage to Robert S. Edmunds took place last Thursday was honoree at a surprise grocery shower at the hill school Wednesday. Hostesses were members of the Teacher’s Association.
An advertisement is this issue for Meier’s Shoe Clinic tells of the addition to the store of a modern new X-ray machine so there will be a better and more scientific job of fitting your feet in a pair of Dr. Scholl’s shoes.
Relatives and friends of Sgt. H.J. Groves are happy to know that he arrived by plane in Texas Dec. 22 and is recovering from very severe burns and injuries received from a plane explosion in Japan early in December.
A large crowd of men and boys were out to Youngtown for the wolf hunt Monday. One coyote was killed.
News from Marion Hospital includes the births of the following: Robert Ernest, son of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Depler, born Dec. 27; George Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Miser, born Dec. 28; a daughter, yet unnamed, born to Mr. and Mrs. Junior Pruitt of Florence and son, also unnamed, born to Mr. and Mrs. John Reznicek of Lost Springs, both born Jan. 1.