From the archives of the
Bonner County History Museum
611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864
50 Years Ago
Feb. 8, 1968 — THE BIG MAUMOO
That ol’ smoothie, The Big Maumoo…that Superb Jazz guitarist Keith Carter will make a 1-Night appearance at Connie’s Saturday, 9 p.m. to closing, along with KEG on the keys.
Mrs. Hazel LaMoreaux, Sandpoint Sears store manager, said the door prize winners at the “Meet the Manager” sale were Mrs. Nora Leonard, toaster; and Tom Timoskevich, electric drill.
MRS. IRISH DUE HONOR
Mrs. Floyd (Leona) Irish, Sagle, Bonner County Cooperators Federal Credit Union treasurer, will be honored at the state convention of credit unions in April as the outstanding leader of chapter training sessions last year. After special training in the insurance needs of credit unions, Mrs. Irish led the North Idaho Chapter educational effort with the highest participation in the state.
CITY BUDGET WILL BE LESS THAN ‘67
The proposed 1968 budget for the City of Sandpoint will prove to be $20,000 less than that for 1967, according to Ken Hackworth, city clerk.
The final budget adopted for 1967 was $540,000. The new budget figure of about $520,000 will be read into the minutes of next week’s council meeting.
100 Years Ago
Pend d’Oreille Review
Feb. 8, 1918 — MAY ENLIST IN MARINES
Registered men may enlist in the marine corps with a release from their local board stating their number is so low they will not be needed to fill any deferred percentage of the current quota.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS STOP
Adjutant General Moody Saturday notified all district exemption boards to delay the physical examination of men in class No. 1 until further orders. The halt will hold up examinations until new regulations can be sent out. It is anticipated examinations will be made less rigid, with a view to passing practically all men of military age.
DISCONTINUE SENDING FOOD
The Council of National Defense is asking the public to discontinue sending food to camps and cantonments for soldiers and sailors. The request particularly applies to relatives of the boys who have responded to their country’s call.
NO HOUSEHOLD FOOD SEIZURES
The U.S. food administration has been obliged repeatedly to deny rumors that the government intends to commandeer preserves and canned goods put up in American homes. In 1918, home canning and preserving will be done on a greater scale than ever before, officials in Washington believe. And they assure all patriotic housewives that foods so saved are theirs, and theirs alone.
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