Sesquicentennial Highlights

1952

Pete�s Produce on National Street is producing a new hybrid pheasant-chicken. They look like chickens but their grandparents a few generations back were pheasants. The new hybrid has developed through five matings of pheasants and chickens. They are for sale in five Vermillion stores; Council Oak, Stark & Lass, O. P. Skaggs, Hinchliff�s, and the City Market. The bird produces a finely grained meat of a rich succulent flavor. They have 15% more meat, a mild pheasant flavor, white meat on the thigh and a broad breast.

There will be a grand opening of the Hotel Coffee Shop and new banquet room on Saturday, August 16th. Come and enjoy free coffee and sandwiches from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. Come and greet the new managers, Mr. & Mrs. Bill Peterson.

Guy Lombardo with �The Sweetest Music This Side of Heaven� plus 6 top TV acts will be at the Corn Palace September 21st through September 27th. Dance to the Guy Lombardo orchestra on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

The former airport hangar will be moved to the fairgrounds site. The building has been purchased from Mr. L. H. Holmes who purchased the building in 1951.

Two Courtesy winners were chosen by the Retailers Committee for the month of August. Mr. Sid Engman, an employee of Russ� Gamble Store since 1936 and Mrs. Fred Christopherson of the City Market were chosen the winners. Mrs. Christopherson has been employed at the City Market for two years.

Vermillion will have a drive-in theatre next year according to plans announced this week by George March, manager of the March and Co-ed Theatres. The new theatre will have a 350 car capacity and will be located just east of the intersection of Highways 19 and 50, northwest of the city.

All concrete work on the new Cherry Street extension of Highway 50 is scheduled to be completed today. After all the inspections are made and the state engineering department has approved the work, the highway will be open for traffic.

Connie Chaussee and Don Delzell were named Queen and King of Tanager Day. Trudy Hasse will reign as Miss Dakota this year.

The Dakota Hospital Auxiliary was organized on October 3, 1952. The purpose of the organization is making supplies and doing sewing for the Dakota Hospital. Regular meetings will be held the first Friday of each month at 2:00 pm in the hospital dining room. All women interested in belonging to the Auxiliary, please feel free to attend the next meeting on November 7th.

Interest in the first two adult education classes to be offered at Vermillion High School has far exceeded expectations, according to H. O. VandenBerge, Supt. Of Schools. A total of 40 persons are registered for the 12 week courses in beginning typing and short hand. Tuition fee for the classes is $6.00 for each course.

Traffic signals are planned at the corners of Center and Main and Dakota and Main Streets. The City Council is advertising for bids for the signals. The Council approved the bid of Benson Motor Company for a new police car. The bid is for a four door Ford V-8.

The City Council met on Monday night to open bids on the traffic control equipment for the proposed new traffic signal lights to be installed on Main Street. Following the reading of the bid proposals from four companies a motion was made to reject all bids. The motion carried in a divided vote.

It is expected that Clay County was the hardest hit county in South Dakota by poliomyelitis in 1952. Pointing out that 38 cases were reported in 1952, Theodore Donley said that approximately half of the families of the victims of the disease have requested assistance from the Clay County chapter of the National Foundation. Aid runs from $5.00 in some cases to over $70.00 in other cases. A county wide fund drive for the Foundation will be sponsored by the local auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

End 1952

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