A Look Back in Time – March 1955


March 16, 2020 - 10:37 AM

These women served punch at the Allen County Centennial Belles' tea in Memorial Hall in 1955. From left are Miss Mary Hankins, Mrs. Howard Lust, Mrs. Genevieve Anderson and Mrs. R. L. Hart. The women wore their very best "frontier style" frocks in accordance with the centennial's theme. Photo by Chronicles of Allen County: 1946-2000

The mercury dipped to six degrees above zero for the second time within a week here last night to set another late March low temperature reading.


Iola’s “T-Men,” a volunteer group of local traffic monitors, held a meeting last night with Assistant Chief of Police Everett Shepherd to take a look at the results of their first month’s work. They plan to increase their numbers and continue the traffic monitoring program sponsored by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. When a T-Man sees a traffic violation, the offender’s license plate number is given to the Iola Police Department. Assistant Chief Shepherd sends courteous letters to the violators telling them what they had done and urging their cooperation in better driving practices in the future. Reaction to the letters was good in every case, Shepherd reported. 

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