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65 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of February 18, 1949


Ironing shirts is a bugaboo for many homemakers but Jeanette Henrichs, Rensville 4-H club member, has proven she is already an expert at it.  Jeanette demonstrated shirt ironing at the Minnesota State Fair last fall and was awarded second place among 4-H demonstrators.  A picture of Jeanette at work appeared in THE FARMER magazine of Feb. 5.

A squad of Morris High School wrestlers, under the guidance of Coach “Shab” Shabatura, went to St. Cloud Tuesday where they competed in the sub-regional tournament at St. Cloud Technical High School.

Miss Beverly Hubbard has been a guest of the St. Paul Winter Carnival association and the Morris Civic and Commerce Association for several days this week at the colorful Carnival activities.  Miss Hubbard was invited to be a special guest at the Carnival by virtue of winning the Communitennial Queen contest at Morris last summer.  On Wednesday evening she was to appear in the brilliant Torchlight Parade and yesterday was to participate in other carnival activities.  

The Morris High School Tigers go to Appleton tonight where they will tangle with the dangerous Aces in what has developed as the most crucial West Central Conference game of the season for the locals.  A victory of the Tigers tonight will make them conference co-champions with the Litchfield Dragons. Morris' record at this time is seven victories against one defeat.  On tonight's game, therefore, rests the Tigers' hopes for a share in the title.  

This weekend promises to be a hectic one for the staff of The Sun and The Tribune for the plant of these newspapers is now in the process of being moved to the new Sun and Tribune building on East Sixth Street, just across the street from the post office.

Mrs. Maurice Platt of this city will soon hit the feature columns of Glamour, one of the leading women's magazines of today, with an article airing her views and impressions on homemaking, it was disclosed last week. This will not be the first time Mrs. Platt has broken into print in national publications.  Last year she had two articles accepted for publication in nationally distributed life insurance trade magazines.  

45 Years Ago

Items from the Tribune of February 13, 1969

After an all-day series of meetings on the University of Minnesota, Morris campus on Feb. 10, President Malcolm Moos announced the membership of a search committee to recommend a successor to Provost Rodney Briggs.  Provost Briggs has accepted a position with the Ford Foundation in Nigeria beginning May 1.  Named to the committee were eight faculty members, all from the UMM faculty; three UMM students; two member of the University's central administration, and a representative from the UMM civil service.  

Sno-Days, an annual campus event, will get under way at the University of Minnesota, Morris on Friday, Feb. 14,  featuring winter sports, snow suclptures, broom and ice hockey tournaments, dances, a variety show, and the election of an all-campus Sno-Queen to reign over snow festivities.  

Donald Chizek, senior high school mathmatic instructor, has been named Morris Teacher of the Year by the Morris Teachers Association. Mr. Chizek, a graduate of Moorhead State College, has taught in Morris for eleven years. Before coming to Morris he taught in Graceville for two years.

Specialist Fifth Class Robert Mahoney was promoted to that rating Feb. 1, according to word received by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald Mahoney of rural Morris.  Sp. 5 Mahoney is assigned to an Army maintenance unit at Germersheim, Germany, where he will be stationed for two years.

Dan Griffith of Morris, sophomore at St. Cloud State College, scored St. Cloud's only pin to help the Huskies to a 25-11 NIC victory over Bemidji in the Huskies league opener last Friday.  Griffith wrestles in the 115-pound division for St. Cloud State.

Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stahman will be sworn in as members of the Peace Corps in an official ceremony in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa, on Feb. 17. They have an assignment in elementary education in Ziobly, Liberia.  After graduating from the University of Minnesota, Morris, the couple resided in Moscow, Idaho, where Mrs. Stahman was employed as a social worker by the State of Washington and Mr. Stahman attended the University of Moscow College of Law. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Walter Stahman of Morris and  Mr. and Mrs. I. J. Itzen of Herman.  

25 Years Ago

Items from the Sun of February 7, 1989

The Morris Tiger Sharks Swim Team hosted a Northern Lights Swim Association swim meet this past Saturday.  The action was enjoyed at the top-notch facilities of the University of Minnesota-Morris.  Talented young swimmers were showcased in front of a good number of swim boosters.  One of the Morris swimmers on the team is Laura Busian.

Morris was the only outstate city to have low gas pressure problems last Friday, although there were reports of similar problems around Minneapolis.  Morris was the only place in the territory with the problem.  A combination of unusual circumstances- a problem with a relief valve and the very low temperatures-caused the low pressure that in turn caused many pilot lights on furnaces to go out.  The pressure was restored later Friday morning.  Minnegasco received about 100 calls to relight pilot lights, and so far, haven't heard of any damage such as frozen water pipes.  

A sign of changing eras is represented by H. F. “Sparky” Gierke, the first Vietnam veteran to ascend to the post of American Legion National Commander.  Gierke, with an entourage of fellow Legion dignitaries, visited Morris Saturday evening.  Walter Tripp Post 29 and its Auxiliary were delighted to host such a special occasion.  What explains the Legion's growing success in getting Vietnam era vets in its ranks?  Gierke feels the first key step was the Vietnam War Memorial in the nation's capital.  Another was the internment of the unknown Vietnam Veteran in Arlington National Cemetery.  Passage of time itself has likely had a healing effect, he feels, along with the improved economic situation that often comes with getting older.  

A Morris mother has joined the lifeline of mothers across the country who are saving breast milk to send to an Oklahoma girl whose system will tolerate no other food.  Kathy Ford shipped nearly 500 ounces of breast milk last week packed in the plastic refill bags for nurser bottles.  They went to Lacie Lynetter Smith, a seven and a half year old girl in Milburn, Okla., who was born with severe allergies and whose body is allergic to everything except human breast milk.  The girl has a rare disease and Lacie's mother had to stop breast feeding her because of medications she was taking. According to Ford, doctors are again doing some experimental drug therapy so Lacie might be able to tolerate other food.  But until then, she needs 300 plus ounces of breast milk a day.  

   Some of the City of Morris employees were called to repair a broken water main on Ridge Road Saturday. The temperature was about 15 below zero that day whhile the crew were doing repairs.