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70 Years Ago

Items taken from the Hancock Record of March 12, 1948

Reports on the Congressional hearings on taxation of cooperatives will be considered at a meeting of directors, managers and employees of cooperative organizations in Big Stone, Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse counties. A. V. Dahl, manager of the Farmers Elevator Association, and Fred Christianson, manager of the Cooperative Oil Association at Morris, are co-chairmen of the local committee sponsoring the meeting. Hearing before the Ways and Means Committee of Congress late last fall covered the subject of whether cooperatives should be required to pay corporation income taxes on money refunded to the patrons of the cooperatives. This issue and the question of whether farmers co-ops should continue to receive the benefits of exemption from payment of income taxes as provided under Section 101 (12) of the IRS Code. This exemption was originally made available by Congress as an aid to agriculture.

The Republican County Convention at Morris passed strong resolutions endorsing Harold Stassen for president and the administration of Governor Youngdahl and commending Senator Joseph Ball and Congressman Carl Anderson for their work in the Senate and House at Washington. W. W. Ernst was re-elected County Chairman, Mrs. Beth Harris as county chairwoman, Edward J. Morrison vice-chairman, Mrs. Cartwright as vice-chairwoman, Harry Quigley as treasurer and R. B. DeWall as secretary of the county organization.

65 Years Ago

Items taken from the Morris Sun of March 10, 1953

The Morris high school Tigers won the District 21 basketball championship, dethroning the Breckenridge Cowboys in the title game of the district tournament in the School of Science gym at Wahpeton, ND Friday night. The Tigers had to go into overtime before edging the Cowboys 44-43 on the strength of a last-second basket by Dick Rentz. Now the Tigers advance into Region 6 competition, meeting the touted Spuds of Moorhead in a first round game at Moorhead Thursday night. The team consists of Arland Anderson, Bob Felstul, Ernie Kellenberger, Rollie Waller, Starch Hubbard, Warner Nibbe, Dick Tonn, Maurice McCollar, Dick Rentz, Kermit Holman, Kenneth Weltzin, Claude Biros, Steve Dupont, Richard Anderson and Coach Orlin Peik.

The worth of a group of cheerleaders to a basketball team is difficult to estimate-but it must be more than a little bit. The cheering squad has followed the Tigers faithfully all season and did their bit at Wahpeton to help spur the Tigers on to victory. The Tiger cheerleaders are Darlene Tollakson, Arlene Hansen, Donna Darling, Shirley Amborn and Beverly Weber.

The temporary organization for the Stevens county Community Chest was set up at a meeting in the Agricultural hall at the West Central School. The meeting was called by a committee from the Home and Community group of the county Farm Bureau, headed by Mrs. Floyd Strand. H. H. Carpenter and R. B. DeWall of Morris were named co-chairmen of the new organization. Other officers elected were Dr. L. T. Christensen, Hancock, vice-president; L. O. Strand, Donnelly, secretary; Paul Dorweiler, Chokio, treasurer; Arnold Thompson, Morris, publicity; Tom Stahler, Morris, legal advisor.

60 Years Ago

Items taken from the Morris Sun of March 18, 1958

Formal announcement is made this week that the partnership of Verne Cruze and Kenneth Cruze in the Cruze Electric and Sporting store has been dissolved. Kenneth has purchased the interest of Verne in the store and will continue to operate the business in the future. Verne is stepping out of that enterprise to accept the position of assistant general manager of the Home Builders company's gas, hardware and real estate departments in Morris. L. G. Morley, Sr is general manager of those enterprises. The Cruze brothers established the Electric and Sporting store 12 years ago and it has become well known throughout the area as an appliance and sporting goods store.

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts from Morris and several nearby communities staged their annual Boy Scout Fair at the Memorial Armory Saturday. The fair featured booths in which the Scouts and Cubs showed a wide range of activities. Scouts and Cubs manned the several booths and presented continuous demonstrations of some of the work they do in scouting.

Four seniors, two boys and two girls, share this year's scholastic honors as members of the senior class at the West Central School of Agriculture. This is the first time that the honors have been shared by more than one girl and one boy. The two honor girls are twin sisters, Judith and Janet Harris, from Lynd. The two boys are David Kosen from Wood Lake, and LeRoy Stark from Kensington. The administration and faculty felt totally unjustified in separating the twin girls with a difference of one one-hundredth of a point, and of separating the two boys with a difference of fourteen ten thousandths of a point.