70 years ago
april 8, 1948
Marion Equipment Company announces a big free entertainment at the Marion City Auditorium April 15. Eight popular WIBW stars will be here in person to entertain.
Starting last Sunday the morning Santa Fe Doodle Bug bound from Ellinwood to Florence comes through Marion at 10:45 a.m., a half-hour than formerly. It now gets into Florence at 11:05 a.m.
Grand Champion bull at the Hereford Shoe Saturday was Alf Beau Rollo, 47th, from the polled Hereford of O.J.Shields of Lost Springs. Junior champion bull was Baron Lamplighter 46, owned by Henry Waner, Florence.
Pictured on the front page is the weekly G.I. Vocational Agriculture class as they watch a welding demonstration.
Three Marion High School entries won signal honors of highly superior at the district music festival last week in Emporia. They are Donna Hobein, saxophone; Katherine Popp, flute; and the girls’ triple trio. comprised of Donna Pankratz, Betty Holmes, Patsy Harris, Elizabeth Ford, Madeline Penland, Marilyn Hayen, Gladys Eitzen, Katherine Popp, and Edna Grimes.
Charles Heerey, who farms southwest of town, left Friday bound for a visit to his native Ireland with a stopover in Chicago for a three days visit with his brother. He will sail from New York April 9 aboard the S.S. Washington. He plans to return May 27.