60 years ago
october 18, 1956
Plans were made at the Marion Chamber of Commerce meeting Monday night to continue the popular Cash Day series each Wednesday. Also discussed was the possibility of closing earlier on Saturday evenings. No final plans were made, but a number of the merchants would welcome 8 p.m. closing hours on Saturday during the winter.
Al Bernhardt, owner of Marion Hardware, has won an expense-paid trip to Louisville, Kentucky, and will leave by a special train Sunday and return Thursday. The award is for outstanding sales of General Electric appliances.
The Marion school system is the owner of a former Army staff car, a 1951 Chevrolet in good condition that they bought “for a song” at surplus sale in Topeka last week. They will repaint it and put it to general school use.
A new welcoming service starts operating about the first of November. The service is being started as a project of the local 20th Century Club.
Members of the National Thespian Society of Marion High School, Troop 670, of the Dramatics Department, held its initiation Monday. Officers are president, Bob Eckstrom; vice president, Frank Leutschaft; secretary, Margaret McClain; treasurer, Margie Bernhardt; clerk, Elda Pankratz; reporter, Bruce Coe; and sponsor, Ruby Reed. Other members are Roland Vogel, Wade Robertson, John Minear, John Price, Jon Thole, Mickey Seaton, Warren Gardner, Maxine Hinz, and Mary Lou Conyers.