This Day in History: March 31-April 4, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Local history compiled by Marshall Public Library Genealogy staff.

March 31

1905 - George Taylor has bought Walter Utley's lot on High street for $275. This is the lot formerly occupied by Casebolt's restaurant. Miami Weekly News

1941 - The first year of an organized music program for the rural schools of Saline County is nearing completion. Set up under a budget of $2,000 the program has given valuable music instruction to hundreds of children in the county. The Daily Democrat-News

1962 - Mrs. Harrell Boedeker, Malta Bend High School music director, happily reports that her students claimed 16 No. 1 ratings in the District Music Festival at Central Missouri State College at Warrensburg. The Daily Democrat-News

April 1

1910 - There was a large crowed reported to have attended the Pie social at Brownlee school house last Friday night and everything passed off nicely except a little disturbance created by a few drunks. Arrow Rock Statesman

1930 - There is in the windows of the Lear Clothing Co. a display of art work done by the pupils of the Lincoln school, and each article is splendid, an indication that the instructors are doing a good work. The Slater News

1943 - The county court will widen the driveway of the Court House so that parked cars will not force passing cars off the paving onto the lawn. Concrete will be laid for the width of two sidewalk blocks on the east side. The Daily Democrat-News

April 2

1909 - Persons desiring dental work done at their homes in the country will write or phone Dr. F.W. Switzer. He is considered the best tooth extractor in the county and will take all kinds of live stock in exchange for dental work. Marshall Republican

1953 - Next week a city representative working under the police department will begin picking up all dogs running loose without licenses. The dogs will be confined in the city's new dog house near the old city dump. The Daily Democrat-News

1999 - Members of the Marshall drag racing team are making plans for going after their 11th straight championship in the "High School Challenge" at Kansas City International Raceway. The Marshall Democrat-News

April 3

1897 - Beginning April 1st, the Kansas City Daily and Sunday Times will be circulated with the Daily Democrat-News. This will give the people an up-to-date metropolitan and local paper at the same time. Two good dailies for 15¢ a week. Weekly Democrat-News

1924 - One of the happiest events of the spring time in the social life of Marshall was the April Fool Party given by the Maids and Matrons Club at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John Marshall. Weekly Democrat-News

1950 - All men interested in playing semi-pro baseball this summer are invited to attend a meeting tomorrow night at the Earl Boland used car garage 9 W. Eastwood. Robert Nightwine will be manager of the team. The Daily Democrat-News

April 4

1913 - E.E. Logsdon, proprietor of the Logsdon Hotel has newly painted the hotel and grocery store and he has installed one of the most modern lighting systems on the market. Blan-gas is safe and produces a beautiful light. The Blackburn Record

1956 - Plans are nearing completion to install a modern telephone system in Arrow Rock. The area served by the Mid-Missouri Telephone company will have service second to none. Harold Jones of Gilliam is the company manager. The Daily Democrat-News

1968 - Carrollton's Tom Corbin, the defending point champion of the super modified races at Sportsman's Speedway, has signed a contract to drive exclusively the big sprint races for the United States Auto Club. The Democrat-News