19 July 2010

Amanuensis Monday - Ninety Years Ago - May 1920 Conway Springs Star Files

transcribed by Sherry Stocking Kline
19 July 2010

The following is excerpted with permission from owner Dalice Cline, from the Conway Springs Star - Argonia Argosy - Thursday, May 13, 2010

From Star Files
Ninety Years Ago, May 1920...
Teachers have been hired to teach the country schools in these parts next term at salaries ranging all the way from $90 to $150 per month.

At Chapman Hotel Sunday with ice cream and other good eats - for 5 cents.  Phone us at 61, Friday.

The danger posts are being placed on Spring Avenue in the center at street intersections and they are nicer than the ones seen in the average town.  They are steel posts, set into the ground about six feet on a cement base.  In the center of a nice top ornament electric light bulbs will be placed and will be protected by red globes.  When these markers of "guide posts" are all in place motor car drivers and in fact, drivers of all vehicles will have to "look a little out" for all traffic rules.  The work will begin next week.

The ice wagon is now running every morning.  Hang up your card early.  Phone 255.

These airplanes that are flying around over this country and passing above us every few days  - why are they not being used for some useful purpose, carrying freight, express or mail instead of wasting fuel and oil to give a few fellows joy rides?

From Argosy Files
Fifty Years ago, May 1960...

Merger Sunday will be held at the Argonia Methodist Church according to the Rev. Paul Irwin, Pastor. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by Merger Service at 10:45 a.m.  The merger will be between the Argonia and Milan Methodist churches.  A special program, music and giving of deeds and property to the merged church will be included in the service.

In the Argonia second grade, Nancy Greenwood brought a tadpole for the class to observe.  We are hoping it turns into a frog before school closes.