80 years ago
NOV. 5, 1942
War ration books for each man who enters the armed forces must be turned in to a local rationing board member, who will send the book to the Marion rationing office until such time as the original holder is home on leave or needs the book. In case of a person’s death, his book must be turned in to a local rationing board member.
Mr. and Mrs. Nodie Baker entertained Monday evening at dinner in honor of Harold Ewert, who left Wednesday for Leavenworth. Places were marked for Mr. and Mrs. Harold Ewert, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Kline, Bernice Kline, Wm. Baker, and Mr. and Mrs. Baker.
Guess what Marion man took his wife to a meeting and then forgot where he had taken her and had to call up friends to find out where the meeting was being held?
A hilarious Halloween was enjoyed Friday evening by all the county officers, employees, and their families. The committee in charge was Helen Seifert, Clara McKay, and Francis Roberts. A full evening was spent in playing games and races. Numerous prizes were given to the winners. Refreshments of glazed doughnuts and coffee were served.
Marion County went over its goal of 950 tons in a big scrap drive designated as the United Newspaper Scrap Drive.
A total of 1,944,734 pounds was gathered into victory piles to feed defense factories through the coming winter.
Marion Hill School, which presented weight tickets for 138,420 pounds of scrap collected, won first prize of $40 in War Stamps. Lost Springs was second with 92,790 pounds and will receive $30 in stamps. Lincolnville District 7 was third with 90,362 and will receive $20 in stamps. Fourth prize, $10 in stamps, went to Aulne.
Prizes will be forwarded to the winners by Ollie Wight, county salvage chairman.
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