Edwardsburg 60 years agoPublished 1:57pm Thursday, August 16, 2012
Sixty years ago, the year was 1952. What was Edwardsburg like in those days? From copies of the Argus from February and April 1952, this is the news:
Candidates selected for village offices were selected at a citizens’ caucus for the village. Gerald McNabb was selected for village president; Dale Padbury as village clerk; village treasurer was Jesse Hill; and trustees were J. W. Christoph, H. Klein and Alvin Mackling. Village assessor was B. Haslam.
At the independent caucus, candidates selected were Amerson Bowman, president; Russell Swanson, clerk; Walter Carr, treasurer; trustees, Glenn Babcock, Homer Williams and Don Kantz.
The Lions Club met for dinner at the American Legion Hall on Main Street and was presided over by George McKenzie, as President Chick Crothers was out of town.
The Edwardsburg Conservation Club was having a Leap Year Dance at the Pleasant Lake Resort, announced Jack Klip, secretary.
The Lions Club was planning a spring dance.
At a Memorial Hospital capping ceremony, Janice Gunn was honored and Florence Wishart was a student nurse.
Mrs. Geo. Thatcher became the local librarian after Mrs. Francis Canty resigned.
The Chamber of Commerce held meetings at the Ranch; new chamber members were Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Couch, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Bang hart and Mrs. and Mrs. Allison Smith.
Edwin Wilfert, James Gaunder and Beverly Overmyer were injured in an accident when they struck a utility pole.
Airmen Bob Pabreza and Merle Gearhart were home on leave.
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Click celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary.
The American Legion celebrated its 34th birthday with a potluck supper. A program followed with piano selections by Allan Padbury, accordion selections by Ronnie Kmitta, tap dancing by Mary Ann Gailhouse and Judy Goldsbury and baton twirling by Virginia Leach. Jesse Gunn was the Commander of the Legion.
A dance was held to raise funds for the lighting of the football field.
The Lions Club gave a basket of oranges to Cass County Hospital.
The Garver Lake Conservation Club held a potluck supper with hostesses Mrs. T. A. Hoover, Mrs. Fred Longfellow and Mrs. Robert McCormick.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Horvath are the proud parents of another son, Jonathan Rex, weighing 10 pounds 1 ounce and born March 28.
The Junior Class play for the year was “Cheaper By the Dozen.” Included in the cast were Robert Boepple, Joan Riddarsporre Beverly Barkley, Virginia Leach, Margie Gunn, Burton Blanchard, Barbara Long, Yvonne Bottom, Leonard Kmitta, Chester Kmitta, Ronnie Gordon, Ronnie Kmitta, Truman Potts, Dean Bidwell, Patsy Spenner and Barbara Sturges. Also included in the cast were Jeanne Fetters, Ray Minix, Nina Armstrong, Ada Hole, Dick Shanahan, Janice Johnson, Mary Lou Bigelow Joyce Bonebright, Tony Kujawski, Monty Johnson, Jim Griffen, Marilyn VanEpps, Gloria Shetterly and Wayne Barr. Three smaller children included in the cast were Diana Carpenter, Linda Lou Howe and Terry Shetterly.
Mr. and Mrs. Gus Skullman went to New York from where they will sail to Sweden to visit Mrs. Skullman’s sisters and brothers and some cousins. They expect to be gone for three months. Mr. Skullman had been the manager of the Roseland Farm for 17 years.
Joanne Fritz, Carol Zimmerle and Teresa Kraus attend the state FHA convention at Michigan State.
“Have You Seen Your Museum Lately?” was the title of a talk given by the education and promotion committee of the Fort St. Joseph Museum of Niles.
Atkinson Chevrolet used car sales in Cassopolis advertised a 1936 Plymouth two-door for $95 and a 1950 Chevrolet Styline Sedan with radio, heater and covers for $1,450.
That’s Edwardsburg 60 years ago.
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