Arthur Bitting - 28 Mar 1962
Out of the Past 10 Year* Ago Winners of the Gage County spelling contest were: in the written contest, Marilyn GreU, first, Catkryn Reimer, second, and Laura Herman, third; and in the oral contest Ronald Wiens, first, Lance Johnson, second, and Marilyn Grell, third. The top four contestants, Marilyn Grell, Cathryn Reimer, Ronald Wiens, and Lance Johnson, were to attend the District . Spelling contest. Hans Andreaseh left Beatrice for New York City, from where he was to sail aboard the OsJof- jord for Denmark to visit relatives. He was to dock in Copenhagen on Easter Sunday. 20 Years Ago Don H. Kirschnef, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold" Kimchner, was cast in a leading role in Drake University's all-university production of 'My Heart's in the Highlands." Kirschner was a junior in the college of the Bible and was majoring in sociology at Drake. Jack Gobble, chairman of the conference committee, in Kansas City opened a four-state conference on "The Chamber of Commerce in Wartime," for officers, direct- oral and members of chambers in the four-state area. Secretary of the Beatrice Chamber, Gobble was also president of the Nebraska association of commercial organization secretaries.- 30 Years Ago •Hale McCown, son of Rev. and, Mrs. Ross McCown and a freshman at Hastings college, was a member of tiie debate team which went to the semi-fina'Is in the state debate tournament, held at Wesleyan university. They were defeated by Wesleyan, the team which won the tournament. The Davison estate was building a new home just north of town to replace the one destroyed here by fire. John Ossowski-and family were to occupy the house upon its completion. Howard Souder was in charge of the work. 40 Years Ago The body of Arthur Bitting, one of the heroes World War I, was on its way here, according to a message received here by his father, Herman A. Bitting. His remains lad arrived at Brooklyn, N. Y. from tihe St. Miheil cemetery at Thiaucourt, Meurthleet-Mosell, in France, where it had been buried :hree years before. Plans were underway at the Bitting - Norman post for the funeral of Arthur Bitting, in whose honor the post was named.