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feb. 5, 1948

H.G. McDaris, owner of McDaris Implement Co., announced this week that he has secured an Oldsmobile dealership for Marion County. A new 1948 Olds sedan has been placed on display at the company’s showroom at Walnut and Santa Fe Sts.

Pupils attending Marion schools got an unexpected vacation Tuesday when classes were dismissed to conserve gas because of heavy fuel demand resulting from a severe cold spell.

According to an ordinance published in this issue, the salary of the Marion city clerk is being raised to $120 per month and the city marshal to $140 per month.

[Editor’s note — Factoring in inflation, $120 in 1948 would be equivalent to $1,527 today, and $140 would be $1,781, so annual pay for those positions in 1948 was equivalent to $18,324 and $21,372 today.]

Second grade students, all members of Brownie Troop No. 5, and their leader, Mrs. Wayne Johnson, visited the newspaper office Monday afternoon. Brownies present included Molly Brodhead, Marilyn Dixon, Jeannie Harris, Carol Frances Hollar, Joan Johnson, Wanda Johnson, Gaila Marie Jost, Darlene Oblander, Carol Ann Perriman, and Susan Thiel.

Bowling alleys at Marion Recreation Parlor will reopen Feb. 7 under the new ownership of Gordon DeWesse and Kenneth Bigler. The alleys have been refinished, and new automatic pinsetters are being installed.

Another addition to bright lights along Main St. is an attractive new neon Dodge and Plymouth sign installed last week on the front of the Powell Motor Co. building.

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