21 December 2010

Amanuensis Monday - From the December 1920 Conway Springs Star Files

Reprinted from the December 9th, 2010 Conway Springs Star and Argonia Argosy with permission from Dalice Cline.

Duncan Produce Company has sweet skimmed milk at 20 cents a gallon.

Alice M. Cline and R. H. Cline, Owners, Conway Springs Star.

Henry Varenhorst of Conway Springs, who is a German by birth, today filed his application for his final papers of naturalization as an American Citizen.  His Witnesses were F. A. Ruse and A. W. Hammond, both of Argonia.  Mr. Varenhorst came to America in 1868 and to Sumner County in 1890.  He made application several years ago for his first papers, and thought he was made an American citizen, until when the war broke out, he learned his first papers did not make him a citizen of this country.

Reverend McKibben pastor of the Viola M. E. church spent a few days first of the week with friends here in town.  The parsonage folk included.

The meat market will be open from 8 - 10 a.m. and 4:30 to 5 p.m. on Christmas Day.

The choir at the Baptist Church intends to go caroling on Christmas eve.  This is to furnish a treat for those who are unable to attend exercises.

Miss Vesta Garst, a teacher in the Mulvane schools, is spending holiday week at her home here.

Mr. and Mrs. R. J.Shetlar and John Holcomb drove through from Johnston, Kansas last week.  They drove over frozen roads until they got to Kingman, then the car began breaking through in places and they say it was a truly interesting trip from then on in.

The Home Laundry does washing for 40 cents a lb.  When done by pound all bed linens, table cloths and towels are ironed.  Phone 95.

The school has purchased new window shades through the building which are certainly a great improvement.  The total cost of the shades was over $600.

Sugar is down to 8 or 10 and candy is still $1.50; fat cattle are 8 cents and beefsteak is 40 cents; hogs are 9 cents and bacon is 50 cents.
A beautiful day last Sunday caused enough consumption of that 30 cents gasoline that some of those oil fields that intended to shut down will surely extend operations a while longer.