A look back in time

Opinion

September 10, 2018 - 9:11 AM

70 Years Ago
September 1948
Construction of the addition to M&M Packing company east of Iola has progressed rapidly over the past month. The Dalton Construction Co., Joplin, Mo., has the contract. This firm also built the Register building in the 1920s. The M&M is continuing its operations in spite of the building. Grover Menzie and W. P. McFadden, owners of the business, say their volume has been exceptionally good during the past 10 days.
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Hall Brothers, manufacturers of Hallmark greeting cards, will open a temporary branch plant in Iola within the next 10 days, Charles Stevenson, vice president of the corporation, announced this morning. It will provide employment for 35 to 50 women and three men. The firm has leased the building at 206 S. Jefferson, which is owned by the A.W. Beck estate and which was occupied for many years by the Curtis Furniture Store. Although the branch will be opened on a temporary basis, Stevenson said it may be a permanent Iola institution if sufficient employees can be secured and operations prove to be satisfactory.

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