60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of April 3, 1956 The 10-inch snowfall last week wasn't relished by too many folks — but to the small fry the heavy, wet snow was ideal for making snowmen and whatever else their fancy dictated. Snow sculptures appeared in all sections of the city. A cowboy with bowed legs and his pony were erected by the Russell Brown children, Marjorie and Louise Brown, in their yard on West Fifth Street. A neighborhood admirer of the cowboy and pony, Linda Mumme, partook in the fun.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of March 27, 1956 Barbara Jean Beck, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard H. Beck, Morris, has been chosen as Morris' representative to Girl's State to be held at the state fairgrounds in St. Paul. Selection of Miss Beck was announced by H. J. Kerneghan, principal of Morris High School. The alternate chosen by vote of the girls of the junior class is Beverly Boettcher.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of March 23, 1956
Items taken from the Tribune of March 16, 1956 Sen. Estes Kefauver, candidate for the Democratic nomination for the presidency, along with his state campaign co-chairmen, Hjalmar Petersen and Congresswoman Coya Knutson, arrived in Morris during his swing through the Seventh Congressional District. The Memorial Armory seated 1,200 persons to hear Kefauver.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of March 6, 1956 The journalism class at the West Central School of Agriculture visited the Sun Tribune offices and shop to learn first-hand some of the intricacies of newspaper publishing and commercial printing. One group of students, Jane Vogt, Shirley Hagen, Eugene Furhman, Dennis Heifner and Paul Vogt, watched Neil Handorff during operation of the Heidelberg commercial printing press. Nathaniel Mann is the journalism class instructor.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of February 17, 1956
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of February 10, 1956 As part of their observance of national Boy Scout Week, the Troop 67 scouts will sing as a choir at their regular morning services in First Lutheran church. Directing the choir is Mrs. Arthur Bratlie.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of February 7, 1956 The Morris High School debate squad and its coaches displayed the Region 6 championship trophy that was won at Moorhead. The trophy is emblematic of the first regional debate championship in the history of the school. Local debate stars are Barbara Beck, Leanne Qualey, Gary Eidsvold and Judy Sifers. Debate team coach is Mrs. Jean Peterson and assistant coach is Leonard O'Koren.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Tribune of January 27, 1956 Airman First Class James Norby was recently named the quarterly outstanding airman with the 1907th AACSRON at March Field, Riverside, California. According to his superiors, Norby has repeatedly demonstrated his ability to supervise and perform quality maintenance. Airman Norby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harvey C. Norby, who reside in Morris. Jim enlisted in Minneapolis five years and eight months ago, and is a definite career man.
60 Years Ago Items taken from the Sun of January 31, 1956 Pfc. Luther M. Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Sigvald Thompson, Cyrus, is taking part in the Army's Alaskan "Exorcise Moose Horn" in the Big Delta area, 165 miles from the Arctic Circle. During the four-week maneuver, several thousand troops will receive practical training in tactical operations and cross-country movement under simulated combat conditions. Winter temperatures in the region drop to about 50 degrees below zero.