75 years ago
July 22, 1948
Since last Friday, Marion citizens have anxiously watched the rise of the Cottonwood River and Mud Creek, which did so much damage in 1941. Heavy rains that began last Saturday left nearly six inches of precipitation in Marion and sent streams in the area on a rampage. County Engineer Jim Meisner declared Marion’s flood threat past on 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 June 26 from Europe and will be forwarded to Florence for burial. Merle Dean Haasis, Kansas City, Missouri, a brother, is the next of kin.
Showing Tuesday and Wednesday at the Kaw is Frank Capra’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 Aug. 5 at Cottonwood Valley Saddle Horse grounds in Marion. There will be $1,000 in prizes. Afternoon races will begin at 2 p.m. with a 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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