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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-27 MARY'S MEMOIRS Mary and Sam are still on the road. They see a Chi- cago Cubs baseball game, visit Granfs home, squeeze in a couple of movies and eat a lot of hot dogs. Mary has frog legs and likes them a lot~ Enjoy! Thursday, Aug. 27, 1936 Up very late. We ate break- fast at 10. The sun is trying to come out but can't make it. Quite windy. Sam and Capt. Kent went to the store and I sent off a letter to Betty. Wrote quite a big letter this time. The men raked the road good so it is now in wonderful shape. The grader was over it yesterday. Now I'm going out to do dishes and clean up my cabin. Must pack as we start for Chicago tomorrow. Sam went to call up Art Bochs and found he was By CLYDENE home so as soon as he HOSTETLER came back I quickly put my stuff in the suitcase and we left. Rather hated to leave as we had such a good time. The Bochs were glad to see us. Sam and Art went over everything they had done for the past 20 years and some of the old pic- tures Sam had taken when he was about 20. The one of the motorcycle was the funniest. We saw all their photo albums and I was especially interested in Yellowstone Park. They had been there twice so told us all about cabins, places to go, eat etc. To bed very late. The room was lovely and I slept very well. Photo courtesy of the Mary Theler Collection This photo is of the 1936 Chicago Cubs baseball game program. The game cost $1.10 to attend. Friday Aug. 28, 1936 Then I rode with Mrs. Kent as Up early and the folks in- far as the Menominee where sisted we eat breakfast with we ate dinner. It was a fine them. Then we started out in trip. The big farms and many the rain to Monico where we cattle. No gardens, but many were to meet Kents. We waited fields of corn. As we neared about 10 minutes and then Milwaukee, vegetation changes saw them come along. Fol- considerably and the highways lowed them to Antigo where we are very narrow and crowded. ate breakfast and fed Tommy. Sam found out his friend was out on his vacation so we kept selling and buying corn, wheat, right on going. Took number 42 rye and cotton. What an excit- or Sheridan Road to Evanston. ing place. They make signs with My, it was a lovely road. Very her hands to tell the price they winding and large trees almost wish to buy or sell at. It was screening enormous homes, all very thrilling. From there The only thing I ever saw that we went to see Roy Elmer at compared to it was the ride I his office at the Northern Life took through Beverly Hills. Of Insurance Company. He went course the style of architecture with us to lunch above the Stop is somewhat different. Ate our and Shop. We saw everything dinner and Sam had his Swiss to sell in the food line and roast cheese sandwich and I had frog chicken, ham, anything to take legs. What a treat! It tasted home to serve. We went to the almost like chicken! We found baseball game and saw the 1111 Dobson St. and met Mr. Bees beat the Cubs 6 to 4. It and Mrs. Charles Kent. Also was a good game. My first pro- saw the house Kents are going fessional game and very good. to live. Then over to Elmer's and We enjoyed it very much. Then sat and talked quite a while. All home to Elmefs and ate din- were tired so went to bed. Sam ner. We were all quite tired so and Capt. Kent went over to felt good to sit down. Mr. Elmer stay at the fraternity house, showed me a Swedish pipe that was over 100 years old. Now Saturday, Aug. 29, 1936 we are going out for a ride. The I woke up about eight and men went in Sam's car and took a bath. The men came Mrs. Kent and I in hers. We before I was quite ready to go. went to Chicago and saw "His Had to press my dress. This liv- Brother's Wife" with Robert ing in a suitcase has its failings. Taylor and Barbara Stanwyck. We rode down past the Edge- Very good. Ate one of those hot water Beach Hotel, by the way, dogs deluxe and home very late. I sought it last night and it was grand. The imitation trees are Sunday, Aug. 30, 1936 all of blue bulbs and the orches- Up at nine and ate breakfast. tra played beneath. The people Sat around until dinner at one dance overlooking the lake and and then until 3:15 when we did it's a grand sight. I saw so many the dishes. Mr. and Mrs. Charles large buildings. I can't remem- Kent were there. Afterwards ber the names of them all. We Ethel took her mother and I for a took a tour through Marshall ride out towards Sheridan Road. Field and Company store and It was fine. Then I rode out with saw practically every depart- Sam and Harold. We saw his ment from where the young school and the Wrigley tower. clerks are tonight, lunchrooms Ate some hot dogs and went for customers and clerks, fur home. Two of Ethel's brothers storage and toy department, were there. Sat and talked until The rugs are grand and so were late. The brother who is a broker the dishes. Never saw so many told us several interesting things in my day. From Marshall Field about the market. we walked up to the board of trade where we saw the brokers see MEMOIRS, page A-28 exposition during the past two weeks. Shelton's Conflagration: That was the opportunity to talk free Bond Would Allow Hospital to Seventeen Buildings in the of charge via long distance telephone Expand Heart of Shelton and a Score of to any place in the United States from Business LinesDestroyed the American Telephone Company While Mason General Hospital exhibit on Treasure Island. Mrs.boasts new doctors, surgeons and "In the cold gray dawn of the Grunert called her mother in Seattle, some of the most sophisticated morning after," for a second time Mr. Grunert his mother in Tacoma. patient-care technology, the facility is Shelton finds itself bereft by fire, and busting at the seams. gazing on an expanse of ruins that 'Iii i 'l| lr'J[iP w mAl Dmw lmi I m There's hardly a department within marked a good part of its business Record Crowds Visit Mason MGH that hasn't outgrown its life a few hours before. Fortunately County Fair 1966 design, according to Hospital there was no loss of life, such as occurred when the Webb Hotel The Mason County Fair concluded Administrator Steve Smith. burned early Thursday morning, three days of activity Sunday night To better accommodate the 23 September 5th, 1907, when eleven witha record attendance of fair goers services MGH has added since were either burned to death or died to view the exhibits and activities, its construction 21 years ago, the later fromtheirinjuries. Fair Manager Clive Troy said commissioners and hospital staff are seeking voter approval of a Almost on the seventh anniversary attendance for the three days was $10-million capital improvement of that fire, comes the second that almost 9,000. bond. The bond, which will be on the many have predicted would come to An increased number of exhibitsSeptember 19 ballot, would expand wipe out the old frame structures in and special attractions greeted fair the 45,000-square-foot facility by the heart of the town. visitors this year, the second year 29,000 square feet. for the fair at its new home at the ~'Bm-iil&tX~lLWAuM'mmilM~ Shelton Airport. New buildings had ICW CoInfoFt Grunerts Doubly Lucky;Each been added since last year, giving Win Phone Call at Fair more space for displays. Commenting on the fair, Troy and Two lucky Sheltonians -Mr. and Fair Board President Martin Auseth Mrs. Clarence Grunert -won the said "Once again the people of Mason privilege thousands have waited days County have shown that they are to get at the San Francisco fair on willing to work together and support ~.~,~ the same day during their visit to the a worthwhile project. ........ th@" CHRIS -- Serving All of Mason County Since 1886 This advertisement appeared in the August 11, 1949 edition of the Mason County Journal.