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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 29, 1922.)
Special trains are now passing through Iowa carrying thousands of Mennonites from Saskatchewan, Canada, to San Antonio, Chihauhau, Mexico, where the Mexican government has set aside 250,000 acres of land upon which to found a colony.
These religionists are taking with them livestock and poultry, farm machinery and all equipment that will be required to cultivate the land. It is estimated that 100 trains will be required to transport the entire colony.
Going from the frigid to a tropical climate will be an unusual experience. The Mennonites refused to fight in the World War and many of them were imprisoned. There are several Mennonite settlements in Iowa.
Cheyenne Lauds Dry Law:
The commissions of the city of Cheyenne, WY, through a resolution, adopted in regular session February 6, 1922 and sent to their Senators and Congressmen at Washington, protested against the action of the city council of Chicago regarding the legalization of the manufacture and sale of beer and wine for beverage purposes and said: “We believe that no law has a more beneficial effect upon the city of Cheyene than the law prohibiting the beverage liquor traffic; to substantiate this belief we call your attention to the following tabulation of the records of the office of the chief of police for the year of 1917, the last complete year under the liquor license system and the year 1921.
1917 compared to 1921
Arrest for drunkness, 907…150.
Arrests for disorderly conduct, 849…211.
Violations of liquor laws: 64…36.
Domestic crimes (wife beating), 5..1.
Arrest of aggregate: 3072…1341.
Marriage: last week Florence Bush and George Cooper.
Obituary in this edition: William H. Cowan.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 27, 1947.)
Jeannette Werner, four year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elton Werner, of Tular, CA, won first place honors in her age group in a beauty contest held recently in Tular.
She was awarded a blue ribbon for beauty and another for being countess of the royal-court.
A meeting for the purpose of reorganizing the Mount Ayr veteran’s baseball team was held Tuesday evening at the American Legion hall and Eddie Graham and Troy Weehler were appointed as managers for the team.
Land has been rented from Doyle Baker at the old fairgrounds on Hwy. 169 and a baseball park will be located in the northeast corner of the grounds, with entrance on the north.
Marriages: March 22, Hazel Weakly and William Bowen…March 15, Maxine Mehaffey and James Arneal.
Births: March 17, a son, Wayne, to Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Saylor…March 18, a daughter, Marilyn, to Mr. and Mrs. Royce Davis…March 23, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Victor Shields…March 8, a son, to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Rush.
Obituaries in this edition were: William N. Hanks, Elizabeth Stuck Campbell, Charles George, Luster Stephens Payton, and Sarah Ann Scott Wallace.
Fifty Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, March 30, 1972.)
Twelve seniors and five juniors of Mount Ayr Community high school were inducted into Parnassus local chapter of the Naitonal Honor Society, Wednesday night of last week.
The honored are Chet