30 October 2010

Amanuensis Monday - From Conway Springs Star & Argonia Argosy Files - July 1, 2010

The following is excerpted with permission from owner Dalice Cline, from the Conway Springs Star - Argonia Argosy - Thursday, July 1, 2010
From Argosy Files - Seventy Years Ago, July 1940

Around Town

The death of Eva Pake came Thursday evening of last week, July 4, after an illness of several months.  Mrs. Pake was taken to the Hatcher Hospital in Wellington, but remained there only about two weeks when she returned to her home and remained there until her death.

Miss Elaine Handy has been awarded the Miller Hall Scholarship at K. U. which entitles her to a room in Miller Hall which is a girls' dormitory.  Mrs. Minnie Stayton, formerly of Wellington, is the house mother.

Miss Eve Anne Heyter, Leo Davis and Audene Haworth, Wichita, and Harold Beck, Whitewater, were dinner guests at the C. E. Haworth home Sunday evening.

Governor Payne Ratner urged Kansas communities last week to do their full share in the Red Cross campaign for aid to alleviate suffering in Europe.  Contributions to the war relief fund may be given to George Tracy or R. W. Karnahan.

First Argonia Child Dies.  
Francis Argonia Salter, first child to be born in Argonia, died July 7 at the Union Printer's Home in Colorado Springs.  Mrs. Susanna Madora Salter, first woman mayor of Argonia, was his mother.  He was born in Argonia on February 13, 1883.  For more than 40 years he followed his trade as a printer starting his work on the Alva Pioneer in 1898.  He became ill in February and spent a month in Carnegie Hospital.  From there he went to the printer's home in Colorado Springs.  Interment was in the cemetery there.  He was survived by one child, Mrs. Walter Harmon, one grandchild and his mother.

Editor's Beatitudes:
Blessed are the merchants who advertise because they believe in it, and their business shall increase many fold.

Blessed are the correspondents who send their well written news items every week.  For their efforts are greatly appreciated.

Blessed is the woman who submits a well written account of a party or wedding for she shall see the details of her guests, correctly reported.

Blessed are those who do not expect the editor to know everything but call her when an interesting event occurs to them for they shall have a newsy paper.

Blessed are those who get their copy in early for they shall have a warm place in the editor's heart.

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