60 years ago
may 31, 1956
Water from the new city water well, located several miles to the northeast, has been receiving a full-scale test this past week. The water is being emptied into a ravine branch of Clear Creek and has been maintained at more than 400 gallons per minute, half the normal summertime demand of the city.
The Red Cross-sponsored swimming program is scheduled to start June 11 and will be handled again this year at the Hillsboro swimming pool. Marion school buses will transport participants to and from Hillsboro. Rhonda Rath of Florence will be head lifeguard this year.
Among those attending the reunion of the Marion High School class of 1916, were Mr. and Mrs. C.E. St. John of Arkansas City. Mr. St. John was superintendent of Marion school from 1907 through 1915.
Marion Merchants baseball club met a strong nine from Potwin Sunday and by virtue of fine pitching and expert fielding won the game 5-4. Kenny Conyers holds the team’s highest batting average with .574, followed by Warren Woerz with .466, and Billy McKibbin with .461.
Governor Fred Hall will make a luncheon stop in Marion next Tuesday. Plans are being made for a luncheon in the city building basement for all residents who would like to meet and eat with the governor.