70 years ago
July 22, 1948
Since last Friday, Marion citizens have anxiously watched the rise of the Cottonwood River and Mud Creek that did so much damage in the 1941 flood. Heavy rains that fell daily beginning last Saturday left nearly six inches of precipitation in Marion and sent streams in the area on the rampage. County Engineer Jim Meisner declared Marion’s flood threat past Tuesday.
Four American Legion junior baseball clubs of District 4 will fight it out for district honors in a two-day tournament opening Saturday at the Marion athletic field. Emporia and Marion, winner and runner-up of the south half district meet will tangle with Abilene and Manhattan, winner and runner-up of the north half district tourney.
The body of the late 2nd Lt. Herman L. “Jack” Haasis, USAF was returned from Europe June 26 and will be forwarded to Florence for burial. Merle Dean Haasis, Kansas City, Missouri, a brother, is the next of kin.
Showing at the Kaw Tuesday and Wednesday is Frank Capri’s “State of the Union” starring Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Van Johnson, Angela Lansbury, Adolph Menjou, and Lewis Stone.
The only horse races in this area will be held Aug. 5 at the Cottonwood Valley Saddle Horse grounds in Marion. There will be $1,000 in prizes. Afternoon races begin at 2 p.m. with the nighttime horse show beginning at 8 p.m. Admission for each will be adults, $1; grade school age, 50 cents; and pre-school, free.
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