28 October 2013

Amanuensis Monday - February 1913 - Conway Springs (Kansas) Star

Conway Springs Star & Argonia Argosy
7 February 2013

From the Star Files 
February 1913

The Home Telephone and Water Company has closed a deal for a new water tower to be built on the site of the old one near the Missouri Pacific depot.  The work of the erection will begin just as soon as the weather will permit.  It will be higher than the old one and have a capacity of 70,000 gallons.  The old standpipe has served Conway Springs for 25 years.  The new one will be of a different model, a large tub supported by steel towers.

There will be a big stock sale at Viola Wednesday, Feb. 19 when Charles Dalbom and F. A. Little will sell a large umber of good horse and mules.

Tuesday and Wednesday were probably the coldest days we have had this winter, but with a heavy snow on the ground and no high wind, the wheat fields were protected and such weather was very beneficial to the country even if it was hard on coal piles.

Wm. Wycoff says this morning that there are some very deep snow drifts in the roads in some places and he is not delivering mail in his auto this week.

Conway Springs post office hours are 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Mails close mornings at 8:30 and 10:30; evenings at 6:45.

Joel Campbell was appointed city marshal when Mr McCollough could not serve and will probably remain on the job.

Martin Bolmer is now assistant Y.M.C.A. secretary at Coffeyville.  Martin is an earnest and energetic young fellow and he will be missed by his co-workers in the Methodist church here.

Mrs. A. L. Fullerton left Friday evening for DuBois, Neb., where she will visit her two grandchildren a few days, then go on to St. Joseph, Mo. to buy her spring millinery.

Mrs. Jacob Funk was here from Peabody the first of the week to attend the funeral of her mother, Mrs. A. (Lydia) Landis.

21 October 2013

Colonel George M. Boyd - Tuskegee Airman - to Speak on October 21st

On Monday, October 28th, 87-year-old former Tuskegee Airman, George M. Boyd, Colonel in the Civil Air Patrol and former Wing Commander of the CAP and Retired Major in the United States Air Force, Wichita, will present the program “Keeping Our Dreams Alive”, a program about patriotism and being American, to the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society at the Wellington Senior Center, 308 South Washington, Wellington at 6:30 p.m. Contact Jane Moore at 620-447-3266 in case of inclement weather.

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19 October 2013

Amanuensis Monday - Newspaper Flashbacks - Carry Nation smashes first saloon...

Conway Springs Star & Argonia Argosy
21 February 2013

From the Star Files
February 1933

Local thermometers registered 10 to 14 degrees below zero during the winter's worst cold wave which hit here.  High wind made that night and Tuesday morning most disagreeable.  The wind subsided Tuesday night but the thermometer went on down to 18 below, with 20 below Wednesday morning.  Failure of the local gas supply to meet the demand caused a lot of inconvenience in homes and places of business and caused school to be dismissed all day Tuesday.

I. R. Attebury, who is the new state superintendent for the Western Telephone Corp., was in Conway Springs last week making plans for State Office to be in operation here by March 1.

The Rev. J. W. Winrod of Wichita will speak here Thursday night at 7:30 in the Christian church.  Mr. Winrod was the bartender of the  first saloon which Carry Nation smashed.  Immediately after smashing his saloon, Mrs. Nation became world famous.  Mr. Winrod will tell his experience in the old saloon and how Carry Nation was instrumental in putting him into the ministry.  He has recently returned fro a speaking tour through Pennsylvania and New York state.  He has seen both sides ad says that Prohibition at its worst is better than the old saloon at its best. 

16 October 2013

Amanuensis Monday - Conway Springs Star - February 1923

From the Star files
February 1923
Reprinted in the Conway Springs Star & Argonia Argosy - 14 February 2013

Loyal Lads of the Christian Church organized Sunday morning.  This class has twenty-two boys ranging in age fro twelve to fourteen.  Liel Rice was elected president and Lawrence Showman secretary.

   Fred Burchinal, a recent CSHS graduate, is putting Milan on the athletic map.  His teams have done good work all year and last Friday the basketball team defeated Belle Plaine in a regular Sumner County league contest. 

   The Boy Scout band had its first rehearsal Wednesday night with twenty-four members present.  It is the desire of those interested to raise the membership to a fifty piece band.  Mr. Patton is the director.

   What's the matter with our village she-vamps? Do you realize that this town's bachelor list includes merchants, banker, a preacher, veterinarian, dentist, auto salesman, and a lot of other desirables and otherwise?