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The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune from Chillicothe, Missouri • Page 22

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THURSDAY. TEB. 2, 1950 THE CHILL 1C CONSTITUTION-TRIBUNE. CHlLLfCOfHE, PACSE Skating Parties, Bobsledding, Dancing Were Popular Then "The young folks of today just don't know how to have fun." "That's a phrase many of today's younger set has heard time and time again. This instead of the usual historical feature, the Constitution-Tribune decided to see just what winter entertainment the young folks of 30, 40 or 50 years ago had.

The first and most. important is that there were not as many winter sources of pleasure. Young Mr. or Miss Livingston Countian of 40 or 50 years ago had to make their own play. It wasn't just right here for them, all them to enjoy.

In winter the young folks turned to what nature had to offer them. Ice skating parties were popular. So was bobsledding. Iceskating here today is limited usually to the very young, but years ago nearly everyone skated. Bobsledding also Is in a decline.

Chillicotheans had two ponds here. One at the slaughter house still is used. It was larger but not as convenient as the mill pond, northwest of the Milbank Mill. And then a lot of the boys liked to go to Half Moon Lake (sometimes called cut-off lake) on the old Utica road. It was more than a half-mile from one end to the other.

BATES RADIO SERVICE 720 Washington Phone 55 Many fires have been burned along its banks. "A bunch of us boys used to ride in a horse-drawn sled to the lake," Arthur Huggett of 19 Webster recalls. Over at Utica, Stapleton hill was one of the most popular places for sledding. All over the county there numerous sledding parties. And it was fun just to go for a ride in a horse-drawn sled.

There were plenty of dances in the winter. All square dances. Mrs. the former Myrtle Jacobs of recalls them. "They were called 'kitchen sweats'," she said.

"The kitchen usually was the only place in the house with a floor without a carpet." Mrs. Frances Brenneman, a Wheeling resident, says home dances were the big thing. Nearly everyone had dances, she recalls. First at one person's home, and then another. "And don't let some of these folks tell you we got home early, either," she added.

"Many times it was early in the morning." There was always a farmer who had some sorghum and that called for a taffy-pull in the fall. Churches and schools also had various activities. Some churches held "sock The invitation to the social was in the form of a sock. The recipient had to have the sock to get in at the sbcial. In the sock he, or she, would put money.

That money was what the funds raised. PUBLIC SALE Having sold my farm, I will sell at public auction, located at what is known as the Dan Leeper place, 4 miles northeast of Springhill and miles northeast Pinkley school, the following Wednesday, Feb. 8 cow, be fresh 18th March; black whiteface heifer, be fresh in April; yearling heifer. disc; John Deere walking plow; 2 horse-drawn cultivators; grind stone; set harness; garden tools; post hole diggers; lawn mower; hand feed grinder; axe; hammers; saws; pitcher pump; 13-in. cylinder pump with 25-ft.

pipe- bu. machine; good 3-burner Perfection oil stove; 2 beds and springs; safe cabinet; radio; dining table and chairs, other articles too numerous to mention. IDA PREWITT, Owner Willie Mast, Auct. Opal Street, Clerk 25c BROWN SERVE ROLLS I7c Layer, regular 45c JjC BREAD Golden Crust 2 'oaves DC Chickens, Fryers ea. 1.10 ROAST Chuck Ib.

49c BACKBONES PORK ROAST Ib. 45c SAUSAGE Ib. 29c MINUTE STEAKS Ib. 79c MILK, Pasteurized qf. 15c CHILI BRICK Ib.


29c Ib. 5c tube23c bchs. 19c 5-lbs. 25c Ib. 23c 4-lbs.

29c 6 for 25c doz. 29c 3 for 25c PEACHES DelMonte 2J4 can 21 LIMA BEANS or Hommy 2 9-oz, cans 15C SORGHUM 89c PEACH PRESERVES DATES Ib. 25c ENG. WALNUTS ft. 39c DRANO SANI FLUSH can Keyko Glass Free Margarine Ib.

CRACKERS 2-lbs. 39c SOUP BEANS 4-lbs. 39c Sunsweet Large 2-lb. PRUNES box CORN Cream Style No. 2 cans 4cans29C DOG FOOD VETS Spiced PEACHES BLUEBERRIES No.

2 can 39c PEAS, CORN, RHUBARB SHOE STRING POTAT GREEN BEANS (fate. ICE CREAM qt. 25c For school children itecoratiori" Day was a big event throughout the county. At old Central school the chilrren each with a small American flag in hand, would march to the cemetery, via the square, to decorate the graves. When all the children were together the line Was blocks long.

Going to. school wasn't as easy as it is today by any mpans. iiam j. Olenhouse, present county recalls he had to walk in Snow many that covered the fence posts to get York school. He had three-quarters of a mile to go.

New things were always interesting. Like the time the first automobile was brought here. A large crowd was on hand at the depot to see it unloaded from a car. Owned by the Montgomery-Ward company, it was for advertising purposes and was here only a short time. The "horseless carriage" was driven slowly through the streets with the tiny 2-cylinder motor beneath the high seat going "chug- chug" and a large crowd following it.

Animals were always a big at- i traction. Spring Ilifi Items Remember, church services and Sunday school every Sunday at Mt. Pleasant and Spring Hill. Won't you try to attend one of these meetings. Mr.

and Mrs. Pen Lewis were in Ghillicothe shopping Saturday afternoon, and while there Mr. Lewis attended the sale. Mr. and Mrs.

Ezra Stevens visited Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Snedeh and sister, Tillie, Friday Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Akers were in Chillicothe Monday on business, and while there they called on jirs.

Akers' mother, Mrs. Will Reeter. Mrs. Ruda Grouse spent the week-end in Chillicothe with her son and family, Mr. and Mrs.

George Grouse. They spent the day Spickard with Mrs. Grouse's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Stottlemyre.

Mrs. Vern Mast called on Mrs. Ben Young Saturday evening. Mr. and Mrs.

Sterl Lamp visited Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Sfceden and sister, Tillie, Sunday evening. Erriest Stith was in Spring Hill shopping Monday morning. Mi-, and Mrs.

Harold Lamp spent Sunday with his parents, Mr. and Among the winter sports of a half-century ago, ice skating was popular at two ponds here (styles in this sketch were taken from advertisements in the Constitution of 40 years ago.) There also were literaries, debates over various subjects. There were box socials, pie socials, many of which are still popular today in rural areas. One thing some of the older farm people give the farm folk of today credit for is the amount of activity in the country. The women all have extension clubs.

The children have then- 4-H clubs and the automobile gives folks an opportunity to go "visiting" without getting home at all hours of the night or morning. There were many things to keep the youngster busy. In Chillicothe about 50 years ago, it was quite a tiling for young boys to hitch rides on the mule-drawn street cars. But you had to watch out for the driver's blacksnake whip. "He wasn't beyond popping a youngster's trousers with it," one old-timer said.

There were four of the cars here. They went from the Burlington depot to the Milwaukee and out towards the business college and Edgewood cemetery. Most everyone liked to watch tlie fire drill each afternoon at 4 o'clock at the fire station. When the bell rang the two fire horses would get under their harness, which dropped 011 them. A fireman would snap the harness on and hook up the wagon hi less time than it takes to tell.

Who could ever forget old "Nig" the black horse which pulled the Peoples' Telephone qompany wag- 09. Nig, old timers recall, was coal black and smart. Ofteil the wire crew would stop at the offices upstairs on the west side. Occasionally they would not get back down to the wagon by 6 o'clock, when they were off work. But Nig wanted td quit work whether the crew' did or not.

Shortly before the various factory whistles would blow indicating 6 o'clock, the horse would "inch" his way out into the street. Then when the whistle sounded, off he 'went. At a steady trot he would go south on Washington, east on Clay and south on Locust to the barns at Ann street. There the crew would find' him, waiting for someone to take the harness off. INSURANCE YfS We wiU write your FIRE, WINDSTORM and LIABILITY INSURANCE also Surety Bonds, Robbery and Theft Just ring our phone 452, and we will soon be there.

OFFICE 915 CHERRY R. I. RAWIINS AGENCY TWO- TRETCH inside Your Key fo Greater Value HERE'S THE NEW 1950 BUICK SUPER 126, companion body-type to the equally new ROADMASTER 130. Bath are shorter than last year's 4-door Sedans 4 inches longer in wheelbase. In both, the difference is used to give you real stretch-out room in the rear seat.

That means easier parking, easier tucking away in family garages, easier maneuvering in crowded traffic. There are some other things too. An extra rear-quarter window not found in standard. 4rdoor Sedans. A different upperstructure styling that makes this body-type stand out as pretty special.

Even special names that let you say, "I drive a SUPER 126" or "Mine's a ROADMASTER 130," just by way of being different. les, we think we hit on a happy idea in the "Longfellows," as they're coming to be known. They 'hat the boys did here really calls for some medals. We gave them the job of coming up with something that was bigger room and longer in wheelbase important to good riding qualities- yet unbulky and easy-handling in over-all dimensions. Just look how well this tidy number meets these' 'impossible'' specifications! Item cushions are a full foot wider than last year's SUPERS and ROADMASTERS.

Item two-r-in every leg-room, head-room, hip-room, rear-seat compartment is bigger than previous nearly four inches longer, fore and aft, than other 1950 Buick interiors. Item three wheelbases are the longest of our 1950 line. On the SUPER, it is 125W instead of the ROADMASTBR130M" instead of where the magic comes in the whole car is shorter Actually less from bumper to bumper than previous Buicks in these series. Tune in HENRY J. TAYLOR, ABC Nalwark, ivery Monday evening.

dealer. If he doesn't have; one on hand, he. can get it pretty promptly at a price and on a deal you'll have trouble matching, much less beating, anywhere else. See him now, will about placing an order? Features like these TME mur HIGHER -COMMtESSIQN Fireball power in three engines, hp ratings. (New F-263 engine in SUPER models.) NfW-PAUOtN STYLING, with bumptr- guard grilles, taper-through fenders, "double bubble" taillights.

WIDE-ANGIE VISIBILITY, close-up road view both forward and back. JRAfflC-HANDY less over-all length for easier parking and garaging, short turning radius. EXTRA-WIDE SEATS cradled between the axles. SOU, SUKK UOt, from all-coil springing. Safety- rims, tires, ride-steadying torque- rube.

are not longer, on the outside, but DYNAFLOW DKIVE standard on all ROADAMSTERS, there's a two-way in width and in the rear compartment. You're going to. like as you'll see by calling on your own Buick optional at extra cost on SUPER and SPECIAL Jeries. NINETEEN with Body fay Fisher. WIDE CHOICE OF EQUIPMENT adding flexibility to prices that brocket every price range -above the lowest.

twee BUICK a demonstration -tiffht -HI MM Peet Buick Company 421 WASHINGTON 208 Sirs. Latrip. Joe Lamp took dinner Sunday with his brother, Mr. and Mrs. Sterl Lamp.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Zullig and family spent Sunday with Mrs. Zullig's parents, Mr. and Mrs.

Charles Hutchinson. Mr. and Mrs. Een Beaman were shopping in Chillicothe Saturday. -Indians occupy almost five million acres of land in New Mexico.

NERVOUS STOMACH norethan a Dimon Mart Cut Rate, 707 Webster, Chiffl- cOthe, LESTER KINCAID Manager "BROOKS" 12 ox. 15c TROPIC GOtO" Orange lake oz. 25c PRICES GOOD FRI. SAT. Kraft Di box REMARKABLE BRAND Hoi PEACHES 2ior35c RALPH ROBINSON, Butcher CHOICE onv Chuck Boast ft.

Ik Wilson's Lokeview SLICED BACON LY25c PURE LARD 8 lb. pail Von Camps Pork Beans Wiley Tomatoes Silver Row Brand Corn 300 size can lOc No 2 can 3 for 29c 2 can 3 for 29c Kraut, L'art Brand No. can lie Libbys Deep Brown Beans can lOc Ring Packed Jonathan Apples bu. $2.19 126 or 150 Size Sunkisl ORANGES for Codlfef Willow Ting Apptes 4 Iks. Ifc ih.

UK Nancy Hall SWEET POTATOES Zfts. 19c Log Cabin SYRUP IZozcan 25c T.S. Pancake Flonr Slh.bag 2Sc 1 Ib. bog Apricots 37c DelMonte or Sunsweet 2 Ib. box Prunes 37c Chocolate Drops Ifc APflf 28 oz.

Jar BMtfcr I7t cans CANDY BARS Milky Way or Iferstef 3 tor Me ICWt Ib. titty Russeti Pofeices.

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