70 years ago
january 8, 1948
The first 1948 baby in Marion arrived in the Marion hospital at 2:15 a.m. January 1. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Wharton Hoch and has been named Robert Wharton — weight 7 pounds 3 ounces.
Mr. and Mrs. Jess Coons announce in this issue the formal opening of their new restaurant located in the former State Bank of Commerce building.
Mrs. George Miser entertained the girls in the fifth grade, their teacher Mrs. Fay Showalter, and Wanda Lou Propp at a party at her home Saturday afternoon to celebrate Carol Beth’s 10th birthday. Appropriate games were played and refreshments were served.
Harold Ehrlich of Lawrence spent Christmas Day with his mother, Mrs. Lena Ehrlich. He returned to Lawrence Thursday evening and on Friday left with the rest of the KU team, who boarded the Clipper Jayhawk in Kansas City for their 1,300-mile trip to Miami, Florida, where they will play the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech on New Year’s Day.
Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Longhofer are the happy parents of a son, Darold James, weight 6 pounds 14 ounces, born at the Hillsboro hospital December 30. The grandparents are Mrs. Inez Ray and Mr. and Mrs. D.D. Longhofer.
Mr. and Mrs. G.R. Keazer are pictured as they cut a cake on Christmas Day at the celebration of their golden wedding anniversary, which occurred earlier in the month.