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As Published - August 1945

August 1945 (Vol. 13 No. 7), pages 476 to 477.
Transcribed by lhn;
digitized with permission of the Kansas Historical Society.

"Kansas County Homes After the Social Security Act," was the title of a twenty-four-page article by Violet M. Fischer in The Social Service Review, of Chicago, December, 1943.

The story of the Dewey-Berry cattle feud, which resulted "in the hottest murder trial in Kansas' history," was reviewed in a three-column article, "Chauncey Dewey Comes Back Into Headlines," in the Manhattan Mercury-Chronicle, July 16, 1944.

The history of the Hermansberg Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, in northwest Marshall county, was sketched in the Marysville Advocate-Democrat and the Marshall County News, August 10, 1944. The church was organized on August 8, 1869, and observed its diamond anniversary in 1944.

A history of the Emporia Public Library, organized December 14, 1869, was sketched in the Emporia Gazette, December 14, 1944.

Dr. Carl Coke Rister, head of the history department of the University of Oklahoma, reviewed the opening of lands in the Indian territory in "Free Land Hunters of the Southern Plains," in The Chronicles of Oklahoma, of Oklahoma City, in the Winter, 19441945, number and "'Oklahoma,' the Land of Promise," in the Spring, 1945, issue. The first article gave the background leading to the Boomer movement of 1879-1889, and the second featured David L. Payne and other leaders active in that decade of Boomer agitation.

Mrs. T. B. Matlock is author of a feature, "Narratives Incident To Life As It Was And People As They Were on Our Frontier," which has been appearing at irregular intervals in the Marion Record-Review. Individuals and subjects featured in recent months include: "The Billings Home," August 10, 1944; "John Madden," September 14; "J. H. McAllister, the Village Blacksmith," October 12; "Early Elections on Our Frontier," November 9; "Reuben Riggs, Iowa Frontiersman," December 7; Marion county firsts, January 18, 1945; "Indian Scare," March 1, 8; "Crane's Ranch," April 5; "Charles W. Thompson," April 26, May 3; "The Cobles," May 24, and ramblings, July 12. Other articles of historical interest September 14-the old settlers' issue-were: "An Institution [Salem home] Dating Back to the Early 90's Disappears This Year" and "Marion Co. Dreamed of Prosperity in Chingawassa Springs, Quarry Siding and Rainbow Lake," by Lucy Burkholder. Short paragraphs relating to various phases of the history of Manhattan and vicinity are being furnished the Manhattan Mercury-Chronicle by Walter McKeen, president of the Riley County Historical Society. Publication of the paragraphs, which are being used as occasional fillers, began in November, 1944. Feature articles of general interest in recent numbers of the Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, of Lawrence, include: "Review of the Fossil Vertebrates of Kansas," by H. H. Lane, December, 1944, and "The Development of Kansas Wildlife Conservation Policies," by Edwin O. Stene, March, 1945. The first state legislature of Kansas passed an act in May, 1861, establishing closed seaesons for wild game



A series of sketches by George H. Weld entitled "The History of Little River" appeared in the Little River Monitor from January 31 to May 23, 1945. Interesting Arkansas City history is reviewed in Walter Hutchison's "Folks Hereabouts" column appearing occasionally in the Arkansas City Daily Traveler. The founding dates of several of the city's churches, which now number more than twenty, were mentioned in the article printed February 8, 1945.

An article by the late Howard C. Rash describing Salina in 1870 was republished in the Salina Journal, March 14, 1945.

A description of early-day Meade county, as gleaned from the February 19, 1886, issue of the Meade County Globe was written by William R. Owens for the Meade Globe-News, of Meade, April 12, 1945.

The history of the Missouri, Kansas & Texas Railroad Company, founded in Kansas in 1870, was briefly sketched in the Topeka Daily Capital, May 20, 1945.

The part Winfield citizens played in the establishment of Stillwater, Okla., in 1889, was reviewed by Dr. Berlin B. Chapman in a four-column article in the Stillwater News-Press, June 10, 1945. Dr. Chapman, who is a member of the faculty at Oklahoma A. & M. College at Stillwater, is preparing a book-length history of the town. He recently consulted the file of Stillwater's first newspaper, the Oklahoma Standard, and other papers preserved by the Kansas Historical Society which are not available in Oklahoma.