60 years ago
march 20, 1952
The hearing on the Santa Fe’s application to discontinue the familiar “doodlebug” trains on the Florence to Ellinwood branch will be held March 21 in McPherson.
Don Burkholder was the honoree at a surprise dinner party at his home March 17 to celebrate his 17th birthday. Guests included Jean Kline, Lois Hiebert, Elsie Smith, Carol Jean Schambron, Janice Hayward, Dan Brodhead, Don Kline, LeRoy Bartel, Jim Smith, Bob Cook, and Don’s sister, Nancy.
A high wind swept through east of Lincolnville Wednesday leveling many small buildings and open sheds. It is said the wind was traveling from 70 to 80 miles per hour and lasted about an hour.
John Childs and Carolyn Merrill, Marion High School musicians, are participating in the Neosho Valley Youth Symphony that meets at Emporia State Teachers College on alternate Saturdays.
Warren Woerz, former player on the Marion Merchants semi-pro ball club, is now making a name for himself as a ball player in the Air Force. Playing with the Albrook Flyers, he has been mentioned in newspaper articles as a star leftfielder and a first rater in the batting box.
An impressive marriage ceremony was performed for Sylvia Winters and Jack Helmer March 13 at the Evangelical parsonage. Rev. S.D. Hower officiated at the double ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Fred Winters of Lincolnville. J.G. Helmer, Marion, is father of the groom.