Archive for Thursday, September 18, 2003

Days Gone By

September 18, 2003

7 years ago
September 1996
Eudora's football team snapped a 20-game losing streak when it downed Spring Hill 20-16. The last victory for Eudora was Oct. 22, 1993, when Eudora High School clubbed Pomona 23-6. The Cards finished 3-5 that year.
¢ Jay and Margean Cress, Topeka, met up with former Eudora resident Forrest "Bud" Williams while on vacation with their family in northern California. Williams was the manager of the vacation property where the Cresses stayed while fishing for trout on the upper Sacramento River. Williams attended Eudora High School in 1935 and lived two miles east of Hesper. He joined the Army in the fall of 1936 and retired in 1959.
Margean (Westerhouse) Cress was originally from Eudora.
¢ The Cardinal cross country teams brought home a first-place boys trophy and the second-place girls hardware from the Wamego meet. It was the first time the men's team had claimed a championship.
Senior Eric Bloom crossed the finish line in 18 minutes, a second-place individual finish in the boys race. Kenan Staples finished third in 18:06. Junior Robert Moffitt clicked off the course in 18:37, a ninth-place individual finish.
Sophomore Jessa Stein crossed the line first for the girls team. She was third at 13:22. Senior Gi Stein was 12th at 13:52.

67 years ago
September 1936
Eudora High School had 112 pupils in attendance the first day, three pupils more than any opening day since the school was started. Additional desks had to be secured to accommodate the increase in the student population.
¢The Goff Oil and Gas Company had been drilling for gas on the C.C. Gerstenberger farm about 100 yards south of the house when a cave-in occurred and the drilling bit and stem were lost for the time being. The drill had reached a depth of 600 feet when the cave-in occurred.
¢ The new high school teachers staying at different homes in Eudora included Helen Talbert at the home of Mrs. C.E. Cory; Mildred Strube at the home of the Rev. and Mrs. H. Reifschneider; Calvin Foreman at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Winter; and Gardner Sellers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. George Gerstenberger.
¢ Mrs. Kelvin Hoover was taken to Lawrence and was recuperating at the home of Mr. Hoover's mother, Mrs. V.K. Hoover. She was able to be up and around and was soon to return to her home in Eudora. She was taken very ill and removed from a train when returning from Colorado Springs 10 days before and was rushed to a hospital at Sharon Springs.
¢ Harold Gabriel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gus Gabriel, returned from a 10-week motor trip to the West Coast and national parks. He accompanied his cousins Arthur Barber, Herbert Wright, and Miss Esther Kemp of Massachusetts.
They spent several days at Colorado Springs and called on Mr. and Mrs. Ed Bartz.
They visited Denver, Salt Lake City, Zion National Park, Grand Canyon, Boulder Dam and the San Diego Exposition. They spent two weeks with their aunt and uncle Mr. and Mrs. Hal Williamson and Mr. and Mrs. Preston Beauchamp in Los Angeles.
From there, they continued northward to visit Yosemite National Park and the famous giant Redwood trees, then to Oakland and San Francisco, where they spent several days and visited the Leland Stanford University campus.
From San Francisco, they continued up the Coast Redwood highway to northwest Oregon, where they had the misfortune of being involved in an auto accident. Mr. Gabriel was in a hospital there for nearly five weeks as the result of a leg injury.
Mr. Barber returned with him by train and was spending several days visiting relatives here. The other members of the party returned directly to Massachusetts.

73 years ago
September 1930
The City of Eudora organized business owners and farmers to form the Eudora Community Club. The goal was to promote Eudora businesses and strive toward community betterment.
Officers were C.E. Cory, president; M.B. Starr, vice president; E.W. Milville, secretary; and George Lothholz, treasurer.
¢ Arleta and Cleo Grimes gave a farewell party in honor of Fredericka Schlegel, who was leaving for Anadarko, Okla., to attend school.
¢ Firefighters were called to the home of John and Martin White. A barn of hay and a granary of corn were destroyed.
¢ The fourth-annual Strobel family reunion drew 119 people to the Dan Reber home.
¢ William Roe was the principal and seventh- and eighth-grade teacher of the Eudora Grade School. Vera Hibbard, Winnifred Stevens, Miss Jerrett and Miss Slavens taught the other grades.

94 years ago
September 1909
Carl Gerstenberger, Charles Brazil, Charles Hill, George Votaw, Mary Henley, Mildred Davis, Erna Cloud and Laura Stanley went to Wichita to enter Friends University.
¢ Samuel Strobel was severely injured when struck by a bolt of lightning while plowing in his field with a gang plow.
¢ Seitz pitched the Blues to a 5-2 victory over De Soto. De Soto scored its two runs in the ninth inning.
¢ Alvena Wuensch, Mrs. Gus Fiehler and Lydia Hammig were Lawrence visitors.
¢ C.C. Bartee was visiting in the Valley. He sold his farm in Missouri and intended to move back.
¢ Cal Walker of Hesper rented the Mrs. John Hammert residence on the east side of the square.

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