2018 Spring Newsletter

50 years ago

on toast for breakfast. (Note: Time really does fly. Now it’s 67 years ago.) The obituary of 51-year-old Somerset resident Harry Mor gan is published. Harry was the husband of Ruby Charlotte Little and stepfather of Patricia (Little) Schmid. Towne’s Market advertises Butternut or Wonder bread— two loaves for 29 cents. Eddie Chapman, Stewart Hink and Stephen Hink are hon ored Feb. 6th. at a banquet held at Glenwood Manor hotel in Overland Park for having attained the rank of Eagle Scout this year. From The Purple and White: Last Friday, both the A and B basketball teams were de feated by Paola on the Panthers’ home court. Earlier, the freshman squad also lost to Paola, 30-25. (Marvin) Dibben and (Lanny) Smith led the scoring with 9 and 8 points, re spectively. Those who are ill: Clifford Urton has been quite ill at his home, suffering from a kidney infection. J. S. Rosner continues to improve at Providence Hospital in Kansas City. Homer Steger entered the K.U. Medical Center Sunday for major surgery Thursday. Mrs. Estella Burns was dismissed from the K.U. Medical Center and is staying at the home of Miss Vera Burns in Kansas City. In her column Rambling On, Viola Reynolds writes: Thought garnered from a sermon was passed on to me and From an exchange paper I see in the Farlinville items (a very small town in Linn County, northeast of Mound City), “A wood sawing was held last Friday afternoon for all the elderly people of that community.” All the brotherly love hasn’t gone out of all people yet, I guess. (Note: Viola and her husband, Bob, were the owners of The Louisburg Herald at that time.) A few typical advertisements from that issue appear below: I give it to you: “An infidel is a person who has no invisible means of support.” Valentine’s Day poems appear: To Miss Hattaway: If I were a head of lettuce, I’d cut myself in two; I’d give the leaves to all my friends, And save the heart for you. --From Senior Girls

From the February 14, 1963 Louisburg Herald Rev. John P. Dunnivan has been appointed pastor of the Immaculate Conception Church. Floyd “Bill” Massey received burns on his hands and ab domen in a workplace accident at the Panhandle Eastern plant. He was treated by Dr. Melvin Masterson and will re turn to work in about a week. Two pilots with connections to Louisburg died in crashes: Dale Abney, 31-year-old nephew of Mrs. Floyd Richardson of Louisburg, was killed in a plane crash near Winnemucca, Nevada on January 29 th. Dale was born in Somerset and his family moved to Wash ington in 1937. U.S. Navy Lt. Robert S. Eberhart and his crew of 13 men were killed last Wednesday when the Lockheed P3 Orion anti-submarine warfare plane he was flying crashed into the Atlantic Ocean about 230 miles southeast of New York. Lt. Eberhart was the grandson of the late Mr. and Mrs. Frank Greves and the grand-nephew of Mrs. B. C. Starry, Mrs. Ada White, and Mrs. Anna Aiken. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Hahn of Trier, Germany announce the birth of their daughter, Rita Sue. Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Lee announce the birth of a son on Feb. 8 th. Rev. Rodney Stanbro will be leaving the Assembly of God Church to become the pastor of the Bethel Assembly of God Church in Wichita. Rev. Stanbro of Lamar, Mo. and Rev. Wayne Neal of Drexel conducted an evangelistic reviv al meeting in a ten in the city park in Louisburg in August 1956 which resulted in the formation of the Assembly of God Church in Louisburg. The contractor who will lay the sewer lines was in town Monday and part of the equipment is here and it looks like things will be going before long. The only sour note is that the contractor stated he will not hire local union labor un less they want to work for wages under the scale. Too bad a situation like that exists. (Note: I thought the sewer line project occurred several years prior.) Time passes very rapidly. It hardly seems possible that World War II was some 17 years ago. Even heard of an ex-GI who lets his wife serve him chipped beef In The Devil’s Column, Editor Bob Reynolds writes:

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