70 years ago
september 22, 1949
Dame Fortune smiled upon Marion’s Old Settlers Day this year with more than a usual blessing. The day was ideal, the program of events went off without a hitch, much to the enjoyment and satisfaction of the large crowd.
The French “Merci Train” is expected in Marion Sept. 29. The interior of the car has been converted to display many interesting and historical articles. It represents the reply of the people of France for the Friendship relief trains sent them from this country in 1947.
Marion Warriors are rapidly rounding into shape for the opening football game this Friday at Moundridge. With 19 lettermen back from last year, including ten seniors, five juniors, and four sophomores, Coach Irish Ireland has a good nucleus around which to build a team.
A Model 40 Austin-Western self-propelled street sweeper was delivered last week and will be a welcome addition to the city’s equipment. According to plans, all hard-surfaced streets with gutters will be serviced by this machine regularly.
Max Merrill, Bud Hannaford, and Monty Frazier attended a Hi-Y Congress meeting Sept. 19 at Emporia. Max, as district congressman, acted as master of ceremonies.