A look back in time


November 11, 2019 - 9:55 AM

70 Years Ago

November 1949

A large crowd, estimated by Iola police officers at 25,000-30,000, enjoyed the 1949 Armistice Day celebration in perfect weather. The Hon. Errett P. Scrivner, Congressman from this district, was the principal speaker at the bandstand at noon. The afternoon’s parade was two miles in length and included 27 bands, 29 elaborate floats and scores of other entries. Beginning at 9 p.m. the four dances were the center of attraction and all were jammed with dancers and spectators.


Mr. and Mrs. E.V. Wright announced they have sold the Radley Creamery to Donald F. Darling of Kansas City. Mr. and Mrs. Wright have been in the creamery business here for 16 years and have been proprietors of the property at 715 East St., since they bought out Mr. Radley 14 years ago. Darling said he intends to retain the name of the Radley Creamery at least for the immediate future.