75 years ago
july 15, 1948
Two near-antiques — an early ladder wagon and hose reel — were gently rolled from their storage stalls at the city waterworks last week for one last dusting and polishing as part of activities centering on a Chamber of Commerce program honoring members of the Marion Fire Department. Old age, hard usage, and termites had taken their toll, however, and the ladder wagon fell apart just after a picture on the front page was taken.
A Main St. business transaction that concluded this week was the purchase of Sanitary Market by Art Miller from his brother, Milton Miller. The two have been operating the firm for the past several months since purchasing it from Mr. and Mrs. Clive Jarvis.
Six members were initiated Saturday night into Sub Deb Club. They were Vicki Barrett, Patsy Hett, Joyce Keazer, Norma Sly, Virginia Wright, and Nora Zeller. They had a slumber party afterward at the county club.
Mr. and Mrs. H.F.K. Mueller, Tampa, announce the engagement of their daughter, Paula, to Warren D. Fike, son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Fike, Ramona.
A race track at the Saddle Horse Grounds has been brought up to proper grade and smoothed in preparation for races. Ballpark patrons are being asked not to drive over the track, especially during wet weather.
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