70 years ago
april 19, 1951
The Marion city marshal’s car has been equipped with a two-way police radio and is now able to be in constant communication with the sheriff’s office during the day and with other nearby stations and patrol cars at night.
A clipping from the Far East Stars and Stripes, tells that the shrill notes of a cavalry charge used in the days of the “wild west” is being used effectively in Korea to give the bugle-blowing Chinese a taste of their own medicine.
According to the article, at least one, whose bugle call of “charge” routed the Communist Reds, was provided by Pfc. Rudolph G. Neufeld of Peabody.
Eight Marion High School students, representing every class but the senior, have perfect grades this semester. They are Carol Ginavan, Jessie Jewett, Dorothy Sandwell, Carol Schlehuber, Alice Ward, Sarabel Wolf, Diana Herbert, and Nancy Broadstreet.
Mrs. Orlie Harrison, Sunflower correspondent, writes “The annual Sunflower school meeting was held Friday evening. It was voted to close the school. We older residents hate to lose our school. It has been many long years since the school was started.”
The winter weather this past week of rain, snow, and unseasonable cold has set back usual spring work.
John Riddle, president of Riddle Quarries, Inc., announces the founding of a new corporation, Riddle’s Soil Service, Inc. Carl Elling will be manager of the new corporation.
A second crushing plant has been purchased and is being moved this week to near Little River.
Quarry operations will be operated by Shirley H. Richards who also will be in charge of the new plant in Little River. Hans R. Hanson will be local manager at Little River, assisted by Roy Hoover.
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