60 years ago
december 19, 1957
This is the first Christmas of the satellite age. To herald the new age, American youngsters will find telescopes, missile launchers, and space platforms under the family Christmas tree.
With the announced intention of county commissioners to reserve 1958 car tags one, two, and three for themselves, it will make it less attractive for the long, early-morning “wake” session participated in each of the past few years by some 40 to 50 hardy souls.
Albert Bernhardt, Marion hardware and appliance store owner, was unanimously elected to head the Marion Chamber of Commerce for the coming year.
Buildings and contents of Comet School District No. 91, located two miles south and two east of Tampa, will be sold at auction Jan. 4. Col. Wm. Schnell is the auctioneer.
Rex L. Siebert, Marion, received $100 in this week’s Cash Day drawing. Also winning were John W. Ely, Marion, $5, and Albert Hart, Marion, $5. Clarence Lorenz of Durham missed $15 and Claud Noll, Florence, missed $15.
Dear Santa Claus, I would like a bride doll with some little clothes. I want a bride doll with some little high heels. I want a little top. I want a little Santa Claus. Merry Christmas to you Santa Claus. The top is for my sister. My sister is one year old. Santa I want some blocks and a doll for my sister too. My brother is 12 years old. I am 7 years old. Rita Hein, Route 4, Marion.
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