60 years ago
february 7, 1952
Foundation work is progressing rapidly on the 13 new homes being built by Riddle Quarries on South Cedar Street. The eight homes on the east side of the street have been purchased by Noel Morgan, Earl Janzen, Robert Kelsey, Joe Childs, Fred Allen, Herbert Meier, Paul Minear, and Donald King. The five on the west side by Ralph Rogers, Lysle Russell, C.A. Berkihiser, Fred Wooldridge Sr., and Fred Wooldridge Jr.
Wm. Hammer, who is employed at Riddle Quarries, was quite painfully injured last week when his arm was caught and drawn into the machinery. It was severely bruised and torn before the machine could be stopped and backed off to free him. Fortunately, no bones were broken.
Pvt. Harry L. Koslowsky, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Koslowsky of Peabody, who entered service Aug. 26, 1951, sailed Jan. 17 for the Far East.
The Dramatics Club of MHS has selected two one-act plays to be presented Feb. 18 at the high school auditorium. Cast of the first play, “Thanks Awfully,” is composed of Bill McKibbin, Viola Dody, Juanita Ford, Virginia Winter, Peggy Weibert, Margaret Dody, Dorothy Sandwell, Pat Henry, Carol Schlehuber, Milly Matthews, Sarabel Wolf, Vera Johnson, Betty Bartel, and Mary Ann Skibbe. The all-male cast of the second play, “Dress Rehearsal,” is composed of Bill McKibbin, Gordon Wingerd, Dan Brodhead, Larry Stenzel, Wallace Seibel, Dale Hobein, Max Mathiot, Herb Quiring, and John Wooldridge.