70 years ago
april 7, 1949
Marion citizens will go to the polls May 3 to register their wishes on two special questions: (1) whether or not packaged liquor is to be sold in the city, and (2) shall we issue bonds to build a modern, sanitary swimming pool?
Jess Coons, Marion’s hardball team manager, has issued a call for the team’s opening workout for 2 p.m. April 10. Other teams in the 6-team Cottonwood Valley Baseball League are Peabody, Canton, Emporia, Newton, and Hillsboro.
Roy Powell, a native of Ohio, is the new manager of the Kaw Theatre. He replaces Paul Ellsberry who has gone to a drive-in theatre near Kansas City.
Work is progressing this week on building a foundation retaining wall on the Main Street hillside property of Dr. C.R. Magee. Plans have been in the making to build a modern building to house his office on this attractive location across from the park.
Mrs. Fred Meisinger, correspondent from the South of Town area says that spring is just lurking around the corner. A sure sign is that 11 carloads of cattle were unloaded at Oursler on Sunday. The trainmen say that more cattle are handled through Oursler than any other station on this Santa Fe branch.
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