Archive for Thursday, March 20, 2008

Days Gone By

March 20, 2008

5 years

¢ Tyler Hartpence and Mary Johnson were among cast members in the Eudora High School spring play "Black Comedy."

¢ The Eudora boys basketball team lost to Spring Hill 50-44 in the sub-state finals at Spring Hill. The team defeated Baldwin 66-40 to get to the final. The Cardinals finished 15-7 on the year.

9 years

¢ Eudora High School senior Joe Miller won the state championship at 189 pounds at the state wrestling tournament in Hays. Senior Jotham Andrews took third at 145 pounds.

¢ Fred and Melva Altheide opened open a new coffee and gift shop called Carroll's Classics at 1402-B Church St.

29 years ago


March 1974

¢ The Eudora High School forensics team captured three I ratings and three chances to attend the state festival at Emporia in the Jayhawk League Forensics Festival. Eudora students participating at state were Joanne Born and David Holladay in dramatic interpretation and JoAnn Abel for extemporaneous speaking.

¢ Glenn Jackson, Randy Davis and Paul Grosdidier were selected by the faculty at Eudora High School as Boys State candidates and planned to attend Boys State at Kansas University in June. Steve Mott was chosen as an alternate.

¢ The Rev. Ed Farris, formerly a member of the First Southern Baptist Church in Eudora, was selected by the Administration of Southwest Baptist College, Bolivar, Mo., to serve on the Board of Curators. He would help oversee the Redford School of Theology.

¢ Kirby and Dale Anders and Raymond Brecheisen attended the Pioneer Seed Corn meeting in Lawrence.

¢ Former Belleview neighborhood resident Esther Freese won the King of Hearts poetry contest sponsored by KLWN Radio Station in Lawrence. She was awarded dinner for two at The Chuck Wagon, jewelry from a Lawrence store, theater tickets and a dozen red carnations.

¢ Kenny Massey was selected to represent Eudora High School at the Cadet Lawman program, sponsored by the Kansas Highway Patrol and the Kansas American Legion.

¢ Robert Slaughter received his Eagle Scout award.

¢ Swift's sliced bacon was 99 cents a pound at Market Basket. Celery was 19 cents a stalk, and Dole bananas were 10 cents a pound. Purex bleach was 49 cents a gallon, and Pillsbury brownie mix was 79 cents a package.

76 years ago


March 1927

¢ The average price for eggs was $4 for 100.

¢ Now days, parents are warned to put sunscreen on their children and limit their hours in the sun. But advice in 1927 was: "Children should play out of doors in the sun to obtain ultra violet rays contained in direct sunshine.

These important, health-giving rays, which have been found necessary to the health of both men and animals, are screened out by ordinary window glass. Take advantage of every bright sunny day, and keep the youngsters out-of-doors."

¢ Eudora Department Store had a Coca-Cola cooler "of the latest model" installed.

¢ Babe Ruth signed a contract to earn $210,000 for three years.

¢ Bacon was 19 cents a pound at C. Pilla Department Store. Kraut was five cents, and coffee was 89 cents for three pounds.


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