Excerpts from the Plain Talk
The new five ton Diebold vault door has been installed this week in the new First National Bank & Trust Company. The polishing of the floor in the bank is complete. The fixtures are expected to be here in a week or two.
The burglars, who robbed the Manning and O'Connor store in Burbank, are still held here in jail. No charges have been filed to date, but authorities are awaiting reports from other states to see if they committed crimes in other areas.
A fire at the Walker farm destroyed the tool shed. It was during the church hour on Sunday when the fire caused heavy loss on the T. R. Walker farm at the south end of Plum Street. Reservoirs of water that Mr. Walker had on the place were used through the pumper and the barn and other nearby buildings were saved.
G. Meisenholder Co., will join a group of stores associated with the Marshall Field Company, Chicago wholesalers.
Records show that the current cost of operating an electric range is less than $5.00 per month.
C. E. Prentis has presented the city with ten additional acres of land joining Prentis Park on the east. This will increase the size of the park to twenty acres and doubles the size of the park.
Coach Hoy's men are invading Brookings and his team is prepared to meet the stiffest opposition yet encountered. Hoy has 5 men who can score a good percentage of the shots at the hoop.
The First National Bank & Trust Company will hold an open house on Monday, Feb. 24, 1930.
The new Burroughs bookkeeping and tabulating machine for the light plant office has arrived and work is underway to transcribe the records to the new system. The company who sold the machine is sending two experts to get the machine adjusted, open the books and instruct the auditor in its use.
The Coyotes trimmed the Rabbits in a hard game to win the first basketball championship. Final score 19-16. The University students were jubilant over winning their first conference. Coach Hoy used just seven men.
Yearly cost of running the county reaches a big sum of $158,607.77 for the last fiscal year.
A decision to establish a kindergarten in the Vermillion school system was reached at a meeting of the Board of Education on March 14, 1930. Both Jolley and Austin schools will be ready at the fall opening.
Barron's Department store is celebrating their first anniversary. The store is packed full of wonderful bargains in every department. Boy's good heavy overalls at .69 cents per pair for sizes 3-6. Men's fancy silk ties at .89 cents. Men's silk socks, slightly imperfect at .29 cents a pair. Ladies dresses from $4.95 to $9.75. Don't miss this sale.
The "A" Class at Austin school received new books this week. They have good stories and funny pictures in them. The third grade is making health posters that emphasize outdoor exercise, the value of milk and the care of our teeth.
Rolls and Coca Cola, or "cokes" as they are known in modern parlance, are the favorite orders of students of the University of SD.
In Michel's coffee shop, Clark Street, more than 300 rolls, or 25 dozen and five gallons of coca cola are consumed daily by the students in periods between classes. Second after rolls and cokes, cheese toastwiches and ham and cheese sandwiches are perhaps most popular.
The old grandstand at the fairgrounds is being torn down as rapidly as possible to make way for the new one as soon as the contract is let. The new one will be much larger and calls for an expenditure of nearly $5,000.00.
R. E. Stinson is closing out his men's clothing store and retiring from the business after 40 years. He said he might move to California if he is able to make a satisfactory sale of his home.
The Vermillion Mercantile Co. has free delivery. Just call 109, or stop at the store at No. 9 on Main Street. Best beef shoulder roasts at 22 ? cents per lb. Pork loin chops, 30 cents per lb., beef rib steaks, 30 cents per lb., navy beans, 3 lbs for .25 cents. Extra large dill pickles 5 cents each. Gallon of black pitted cherries, 98 cents.
From the Republican issue of May 6, 1880 comes the news that Bower's ice house below town caught fire from a passing steamboat and burned to the ground. Tuesday morning seven skiff loads of people came over from Nebraska to trade.
One of the greatest needs of Vermillion is a first class cemetery. The front of one of the bold bluffs skirting the Missouri bottoms would be as beautiful and picturesque a location as could be desired.
Back to 1930, 1050 pupils are enrolled in county rural schools. Seventeen of the fifty four buildings have been constructed within the last fifteen years.
More people register at the Waldorf Hotel, Vermillion, in the course of a year than there are residents in the city and students in the University. In 1929, 5,835 people stopped at the Waldorf.
News from the Dakota Republican files of the April 15, 1880 issue:
The Steamer General Terry arrived at this port Sunday morning and took on about two and one half tons of freight, consigned to Ft. Pierre. The Terry attempted to make passage on the south side of Kidder's Island, but when within about forty rods of the main channel, had to turn about and come on around on the Vermilion side of the river.
B. W. Collar has had a Stover wind mill and feed grinder put up on his farm north of town. All our enterprising farmers should call and see it.
Abe Chaussee and Joseph and Shylock Bruyer left yesterday for the Black Hills. They had five yoke of oxen and two wagons loaded with produce.
Silver coins are milled on the edge so that silver cannot be shaved from the edges without being noticed.
1930 Humor: Landlady — There is a hole burnt in this sofa cover, and I expect you to pay for it. New Lodger — Certainly not. I don't smoke, so you can't blame me. Landlady — What Impudence! You re the first lodger for three years who has refused to pay for that hole.
A Council Oak store will be opened in the Lotze store building. Since the death of Mr. Lotze, the stock of the store will be disposed of by an auction sale. Council Oak will then lease the building for five years.