Sesquicentennial Highlights

Excerpts from the Plain Talk

By Cleo Erickson

1924

The lowest priced two-passenger car is the Ford Runabout for $265.00 f.o.b. Detroit.  Starter and Demountable Rims $85.00 extra.  See the nearest authorized Ford Dealer.

Want To Look Better?  Stop at the Princess Beaute Shoppe at 215 Willow Street.  Evelyn Erickson owner.

Work has been started on the new church at Garryowen. Excavating on the construction of the basement walls will be done by the parishioners, after which the contract will be let for the erection of the edifice.  The site of the new church is a quarter of a mile east of where the old one stood and is on the K. T. highway.  Estimated cost will be between $12,000 and $15,000.

Norway District No. 3 voted 16 to 1 in favor of building a new school house.


Meisenholder's Dept Store is featuring "Pick it and Pay" on Saturday May 10th to Saturday May 17th.  Two hundred feet of special tables hold many bargains.  The tables run the full length of each of our five departments, loaded with money saving values. You will find bargains in dry goods, ready to wear, clothing, shoes or groceries on these tables.

At the Civic Council meeting, money was allowed the Streets and Parks committee for further improvements at Audubon Park.  Also plans were made to buy a town clock, two faced illuminating dial, standard make, which will be placed on the opera house.

May Festival:  At the City Theatre, Friday and Saturday, May 16 and 17th, the Minneapolis Symphony Orchestra will perform.  Tickets are $3.00 or single admission for the opera is $1.50 and $1.00.  For the orchestra only tickets are $2.00 and $1.50.

New Ordinance:  Cars Cannot Be Parked on Vermillion Streets or Alleys Between the Hours of 2 and 4 A.M.  At the meeting of the city council held Monday evening, Ordinance No. 177, prohibiting the parking of automobiles on Vermillion streets or alleys between the hours of 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. was passed, and is being published in its entirety elsewhere in this issue of the Plain Talk.  On another page is this issue also appears a "Notice for Bids" for the laying of 1272 feet of 8 inch water main and 7038 feet of 6 inch main.  The work of grading at Prentis park has been completed as far as it will be carried out this year and the only other work to be done will be the building of a road through the north grove and some cleaning up of the grounds, a member of the council informs us.  Lack of funds makes other work there impossible during 1924, he said.  The rustic bridge in Audubon Park will be completed this summer and a few minor improvements will be made in Austin Park.

The Milwaukee Railway Company made a request of the council that the road leading around the hill, or from the bottom of the ravine to the site of the new depot, be graded, and the council passed a motion providing that the road be built by the time the new depot is completed.

The Davis Pharmacy will build an addition to the rear of their building to house a night clerk, who the public and local physicians wants any time of the night with the least possible inconvenience to them.  The store will be closed at the usual hour but the night clerk will answer promptly all calls at the door.

Many will be pleased to know the streets of Burbank have been filled and graded and will soon be passable.

The Best We Can Do Club of Dalesburg will hold a food sale at Elmore's Furniture Store, Vermillion, on Saturday afternoon, June 7, 1924.

Please phone Mrs. Claude Richardson at 182-J with your Society and Club news.

The first dance in the new pavilion will be held on June 12.  Wallace Post No. 1 of the American Legion is building a big dance pavilion, approximately 50×100, with an excellent floor, at the fairgrounds, and will hold their opening dance there on the evening of Thursday, June 12th.

They have secured Duncan's Orchestra, late of the Hippodrome, New York, now playing at Stone Park, for the first dance, which assures them the best dance music in the Middle West for their opening night.  Duncan's is probably the highest priced orchestra ever engaged to play a dance here and hundreds of dancers in this and surrounding communities will doubtless take advantage of the opportunity to dance to their music.

The Legion invites the world to this dance and will put forth every effort to see that everyone enjoys a good time.

Some Service Hints for the Housewife:

Salad Dressing Suggestions:  Sour whipped cream can be substituted for sweet cream in any boiled salad dressing.

For cooked salad dressing recipe use yolks of 3 eggs, 3 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, 1 tablespoon mustard, 1 cup weak vinegar, 1 tablespoon salt, dash cayenne, and 2 tablespoons butter.  Mix the dry ingredients.  Heat the vinegar in double boiler and add butter.  Beat yolks of eggs, add dry ingredients to eggs and then slowly add to vinegar.  Cook all together, stirring constantly until it all thickens.  Use with any kind of salad.  Whipped cream may be added before serving to make the mixture richer.

The fire department was called to the C. E. Prentis residence at 215 Court Street when the roof ignited from a chimney cleaning process being used.  Little damage was done to the roof.  The house is occupied by the Zeta Chi Delta sorority.

End 1924

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