60 Years Ago - 1954
The Graysville Local Board of Education and the West Monroe Local Board o Education have agreed to operate jointly a department of Vocational Agriculture.
Rookie Mary Weddle hurling sterling ball Monday night, June 7, indicated that a much needed fifth pitcher has been found. It was a 4-3 victory over the Lassies. The 20 year old took over in the third inning and held the Lassies the rest of the way.
New York- The National Foundation for Infantile taralysis has announced an “emergency march of dimes,” August 16 to the 31 to raise an additional 20 million dollars.
Sheriff Francis L. Sulsberger’s monthly report for June includes the following offenses: breaking and entering in the night season; stealing milk; stealing musical instruments from a high school; killing a pheasant.
Fourth of July flicks: Last time for free, “Outlaw Women” at the Leatherwood; Doris Day in “By the Light of the Silvery Moon”; “The Cat Creeps” and special showing at the Monroe Theatre Thurs- Sat, Marciano vs. Charles in the World’s Championship fight.
Ad- All nice figures aren’t on the beach. Look at the figures following these items at the M-K: Miracle Whip, 1 qt., 55 cents; Starkist tuna, 37 cents a can; Rinso, 2 1g. boxes for 61 cents and cabbage, 3 for 10 cents.
Ad- Special Turkey Dinner Independence Day, Sunday, July 4. Baye’s Restaurant.
50 Years Ago - 1964
Highlighting the combination sesquicentennial and July 4 Celebration will be the gigantic parade. The parade will form at City Park, proceed to South Main thru the public square, to Maple Avenue, out Maple Avenue to Fairground Road where it will disband.
Invitations have been extended to the oldest residents of Monroe County to attend a special recognition ceremony July 1. The oldest resident located so far is Frank Cline of Graysville who was born May 16, 1864.