Saturday, December 10, 2016

Character Education

     Thanks to several Korner viewers we have more complete information about a subject we broached in the last edition.
     The Kornerman had attempted to recall details of monthly school assemblies with a religious intent that were prevalent when I was in school in the early 50's and, probably, before and even after that time until its final demise.
     Larry Lindmark, BHS-63, explained, "during my time at Boone High School, when local ministers took turns coming to address the students, the assembly may have been called, "Character Education." It may have lasted 20-30 minutes and maybe once a month. Students were given the opportunity to "opt" out of the assembly. They may have had to sit in the Principal's office until the next class period. The ministers did read scripture and gave a short homily or sermon. We also had assemblies that were like travelogues to the Everglades, etc. It seemed like it was the same person (Editor's Note: Does the name Al Bell ring a "bell?") coming back several times to present them. The topic of one assembly was about the consumption of alcohol. I believe the presenter was a ventriloquist with his dummy. He made a play on words with the names of current beers. Such as Schlitz in your pockets or Hamm's in your freezer. There were a variety of beer names to work with back then. Different times. More recently, in the 80's when schools were trying to incorporate "sex education" from elementary up through high school, it caused quite a controversy."
     Curtis Dale Cox, BHS-63; Tony and Sandy Crandell, BHS-59; and my classmate, Roma Achenbach Hare, BHS-53, all verified the assemblies were "Character Education" assemblies. Curtis said, "I don't ever remember being allowed to miss one. That was in grade school at Franklin"  The Crandell's said, "they were sponsored by the Boone Ministerial Association" and Roma added, "I remember some musical numbers being part of the assemblies."
     We had also questioned that time when baccalaureate services were an important part of the graduation process. Don Cross, BHS-58, wrote, "your recollections regarding Baccalaureate are correct. It was usually held 2-3 days before the Graduation Ceremony to honor the graduates and it did have a religious orientation. I'm doubtful that such ceremonies are still observed other than at  specifically religiously-oriented institutions.......not likely in a public high school."
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     The Kornerman remembers when I was a very young guy (when was that?) that for a family Christmas get-together there were 80 people or more in attendance. But, in those days, most family members remained pretty close to the home base their entire lives. These days, travel is much easier and opportunities have expanded and family members are scattered hither and yon.There probably are exceptions........in fact I know of one.
     That Howard family is a dedicated group and they did come from hither and yon a while back for their annual family holiday get-together.......95 of them. They pretty much filled up the community building.
     One proud Howard dad, Don, told the Kornerman about son, Craig, BHS-79, who is doing marvelous mission work as Executive Director of Help Ministeries in Olathe, KS. If you're interested in more details, go to Google and call up Missions Southside, Olathe, KS. I remembered Craig as a great Toreador and college (ISU) baseball player who had an opportunity to sign with a major league team but turned it down to follow his current path. Don and Jo Ellen have every right to be proud.
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     Nice to receive holiday greetings from Mike Loehrer, BHS-64; Ann Onymous, ??: and Gary, BHS-53, and Delores, BHS-52, Grosnickle. Just happened to remember the time when I and my old buddy, Gros, were BOTH riding a single bicycle toward the McHose Park swimming pool when that thing actually broke right in two, scattering us both on the pavement. Too much weight I assume and that was 65 years and many less pounds ago.
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     Without much competition anymore, the old Kornerman feels very honored and obligated as one of you viewer's only real connection to your hometown roots. That's especially true to those of you who are quite a distance from "home."
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     BOONE CONNECTED DEATHS: Timothy Pepper, 59, Remsen. Formerly of Boone. United-75. Raised on a farm near Boone. His parents were Bernard and Marjorie Pepper.  Worked his entire life in grain elevator type work in Boone, Sutherland, Woodbine, Remsen and finally, Dodge, NE. prior to retirement. Survivors include Juli Boyd Pepper, two daughters and a son........Helen Day, 85, Spokane, WA. Born in Boone. Parents were George and Mae Hagaman. Was part of a military family that traveled the world until retirement and settlement in Spokane in 1974. Two children and a brother, George Hagaman, survive. Burial is planned in Boone in 2017.
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Christmas is A-Comin'

     Thinking of Christmas, this popped into my old head. Remember in the 50's, maybe even before and a bit beyond, it was not unusual for schools to have a monthly visit, an assembly, from a minister who read scripture and/or did a short sermon. There may have been a musical number also. What was it called? Was it something to do with chapel.....chapel talk or ? Anyway, I remember it as a regular, monthly assembly. Seems to me like attendance was not mandatory so those who didn't want to be there went to study hall. Why can't it still be that way? It seems so simple, if you want to take part, fine, if you don't, fine. You decide.
     Then, too, in those days, there were baccalaureate services, a celebration honoring a graduating class, typically, a Christianity-based interdenominational service. Wasn't it held a day or two prior to graduation day?
     Can anybody out there verify or provide more details?
     That type of thing, unfortunately,  has been long lost and would certainly be condemned by some these days.
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     Earliest Christmas/holiday greetings from John and Linda Hinz, BHS-64, in Minnesota, Rick Houser, BHS-63, in Virginia, Max, BHS-46, and Larry (lefty) Moore, BHS-52, in California and Tom Peterson, BHS-67, right here in good old Iowa.
     John and Linda have made a move from Lake Minnetonka to the city of Minnetonka just prior to leaving for Arizona for the winter months.
    Thanks to all. The Kornerman is very appreciative of their great, longtime, support of the Korner.
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     California's Jerry Manriquez, BSH-57, has provided additional railroad hotel/depot information. He sent a sketch that shows the area and some of the accompanying structures. We notice that across north and adjacent to the tracks are two lumber companies side-by-side, Otis Lumber and P.T. Nelson's Sons Lumber. This was in 1925.
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     Super Bowl talk is increasing and that brings to mind the fact that a couple years ago, I, the Kornerman, suggested to the Boone Historical Society that one of their monthly or beyond "specials" should be a tribute to the late Jim Doran, a Boone Countian most of his life and a frequent Boone visitor who still counts many relatives in this area. Nothing regarding my suggestion was ever developed.
     Briefly, for those of you unaware, here is his story. He became a football All-American receiver at Iowa State University, went on to the NFL, primarily with the Detroit Lions. A few years prior to it being called the Super Bowl, the NFL had what was simply called the league championship game. In that title game in the early 50's, quarterback Bobby Layne threw a game-winning touchdown pass to Jim Doran. So, you could say that a Boone Countian received the winning touchdown pass in what eventually was named a Super Bowl game. Quite a feat for "one of our own."
     Speaking of Jim Doran, I see there is an award given to an ISU football player each year honoring Doran. Its called the Jim Doran Outstanding Special Teams Player award. Again this year, that award was given at the recent ISU football post-season banquet.
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     No more daily/multi-weekly paper so you view things here you won't find anywhere else in Boone County........twice weekly.
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     BOONE CONNECTED DEATHS: Jean Heldenbrand, 92, rural Madrid. Johnston HS. Was a U.S.  Navy veteran. Farmed with her husband, Don Heldenbrand, in the Van Meter area. Boone area survivors include her husband, Don, her sister and brother and six children.........Tyler Scott Nelson, 32, Pleasant Hill. Boone area survivors include his parents, Deb and Tim Gioffredi of Madrid.......Ann Dennert, 84, Boone. BHS-50. She moved to Boone at age two. Was a musician in high school and with the Boone Municipal Band. Worked at Woolworths prior to a long career as a telephone company employee. A brother, John, survives as does a Boone sister-in-law, Mary Ellen Dennert-Burman.
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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Let's Visit the Old Railroad Depot Complex

     Regarding our most recent discussion of the old Chicago and Northwestern depot and hotel, Vern Modeland, BHS-50, has given us a very unique "walking/virtual tour" of that railroad complex.
     Vern wrote, "come with a fella who remembers every step and scene. We'll meet at the two-story wooden gatekeeper's castle. It was on the southeast corner of the meeting of rails and street. Across the street west was a 10-foot or so walkway that stretched all the way past the Chicago and Northwestern (stet) complex. All red brick. Some redder than others, the "hotel" building the reddest. There was a little manicured park with a couple of elm trees. Sitting north-south, next to it, was the building where the dispatcher for the on-call crews came in the middle of the night. I remember those too. Dad would answer with just one word and Curly Davis would know who that was and would expect him on time. After a little green space, came the imposing building to the west, on the south side of the tracks, which housed the ticket windows, luggage storage, benches for passengers and stairs up to the second floor which, when I was young, was offices but I suspect was a hotel once with a few units. On west was more support structures for the railroad with a two-story addition, then parking, then the crew quarters where passenger crewmen stored their tools-of-the-trade, a tin can with "few-zees" in it (with spikes on the unlit end so they could be thrown between the rails and stick upright. The tin can also held a red flag for appropriate use, and some "torpedoes." They were dynamite caps packaged in a clip that could be left on the rail and, when the next engine  put its huge weight on one at speed, it would blow up. Made a noise loud enough to be heard by the on-coming crew. A series of one or more of the "torpedoes" would alert them to various things per the Chicago and Northwestern (stet) Employee's Handbook and "rule book." Beyond that wooden building was, what, Boone Street? And, of course, there were rails for the east-bound trains, since the Chicago and Northwestern was built by the English and, therefore, went opposite to U.S. rules of forward-on-the-right. There were two and a half runs of light rail there too, for switching out the cars for Otis Lumber Yard, which occupied most of the block north of the depot complex. There was another section of paved or brick space north of the station waiting room for passengers heading to Chicago. No cover either, it rained, you got wet. Stored at the crew quarters down toward Carroll street were the red and green signal lights that operated on a fuel and were changed at train stops. Red for port and green for starboard side of the train, ahead of the on-coming traffic. This was a time before radio communications, remember."
     Vern concluded with, "Alll uh boart!"
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     BOONE CONNECTED DEATHS: Anita Morgan, 69, Des Moines. Services this evening (Saturday) in Boone at Stonebridge Church.
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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Detailed Depot/Cafe Memories? We've Got Them

     Remember when we, the Korner, were struggling back and forth as to whether there was actually a Northwestern Hotel as part of the old Chicago and Northwestern depot? Pshaw.......the very idea.........to even question whether there was a question.
     Well, your faithful editor, via lots of help,  has discovered that not only was there a hotel there, it was a 33-roomer.
     Courtesy of some "old hands," we have the very latest and detailed info on this depot/cafe story. Anthony Crandell, BHS-59, and Jerry Manriquez, BSH-57, are "on deck" this time with more Boone news you won't find anywhere else, and then, in our next edition, Vern Modeland, BHS-50,  will provide some neat information, a walking tour, of the entire depot complex.
     Tony told us, "my grandmother and my dad's aunt ran a railroader's rooming house that took up the entire second floor at 809 Keeler street (Editor's note: now occupied by Ron Do Styling Salon.). There were 12 regular rooms and one common bath. Since she lived just a half-block away, she also made the beds at the depot hotel. When I was five or six, I loved to go with her and pull the wagon, loaded with sheets and pillow cases, up and down the hall. The bed linens would come from Hawkeye Laundry in big cloth hampers on wheels. There were 33 rooms that ran the length of the whole second floor. There was one very large, common bath. I loved to go with her as each dresser drawer was a treasure trove of half-used lantern batteries, the big square ones, and generally, a fuzee or two, the ones with the spike in the end......and, once in a while, a railroad torpedo......little squares of dynamite that clipped onto the rail and would go off and, thus, alert a train of a stopped train ahead. As Boone was a division point, train crews were always coming and going. Sometimes, my grandmother had to go there three times in 24 hours to remake beds. That depot hotel and the 24-hour restaurant on the main floor were operated by the Union News company. In the 1945-50 era, she was paid the grand sum of 10-cents per bed. She was not required to clean the room, just change the bed linens. The room was cleaned during the day, weekly. The room fee for an eight-hour stay was $1. The rooms were never locked so the "caller" could open the door and wake the crew member without knocking, thus, disturbing the other occupants of the whole floor."
     Jerry wrote, "I remember the Northwestern Hotel very well. In 1955, when I was a high school sophomore, I worked at the Northwestern Cafe and Hotel from 4 p.m. to 12 p.m., five days a week. I think I made 35 cents an hour. Russell Jennings and his wife, Mabel (?), ran the cafe and hotel. Russell worked on the railroad so he was not there very much. The cafe was on the first floor and had about 14 stools. I washed dishes, cleaned and mopped the floors, and even did a little short order cooking. The lounge area was for the railroad workers who stayed in the hotel, which was on the second floor. I think the lounge was for passengers in earlier years when there were passenger trains coming through Boone. The lounge had couches, big chairs, newspaper and magazine racks and was connected to  the depot waiting room and the cafe. There was a stairway in the lounge leading up to the rooms on the second floor. The hotel rooms were on both sides of a long hallway and they started above the depot ticket area on the East and ran to the West end of the building. A large restroom, with showers, was located at the far West end. My duties were to make the beds and clean the hallway, rooms and the restroom. At the time I was working at the hotel, the only people who stayed there were railroad employees who had a layover in Boone, since it was a division point. But, there were a few retired railroaders who made the hotel their permanent home."
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     BOONE CONNECTED DEATHS: None to report.
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Saturday, November 26, 2016

Boone and the White House (Boone Area News You Won't Get Anywhere Else)

     Betcha can't name the Boone resident that spent some time with President Obama at the White House Wednesday of this week.
     Yes, Boone's Gretta Irwin was at the White House when President Obama pardoned a pair of Iowa turkeys from possible Thanksgiving Day doom. Its a tradition that started when Harry Truman was President of the United States and its continued each year since.
     For the sixth time, Iowa turkeys, this year named Tater and Tot, were selected for pardoning. John Reicks, Chairman of the National Turkey Federation, decided on the Hawkeye state's birds.
     Gretta is Executive Director and Home Economist for the Iowa Turkey Federation and led the Iowa delegation to the event which featured the annual pardoning by the President.
     Gretta and her husband, Charles Irwin, and their three children live in Boone. She has been employed by the Ames-based Turkey Federation for 19 years after graduation from Central College and a time as a high school Home Economics teacher. She also has three years of experience in food service. Gretta has continued to  put her home economics background to good use at the Iowa Turkey Federation; she compiled the Iowa Turkey Federation's first cookbook in 2007 and is currently working on a second.
     It was a quick trip to Washington D.C. and back. Early the morning after the pardoning, Gretta was interviewed on WHO-radio on the Van and Bonnie show about her White House experience, including all the security measures that were imposed.
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     A former Boone resident, David Fisher, BHS-55, now a Des Moines businessman, captures more than half of one of the Des Moines Register's editorial pages yesterday (Friday) with a column he wrote, "UI: Say "No" to Friday Night Football."
     Recently, the Big Ten Conference, along with some other collegiate conferences across the country, announced they would start scheduling some of their football games on Friday night. You can be sure, financial considerations were part of their decision for wanting to do so.
     However, forever, Friday night has been proclaimed THE night for high school football. You can see the possibility of numerous clashes here and the possibility of this proposal being especially hurtful to high schools and their expected revenues from that night. And that's not even to mention some spectator decisions that will be required........"I have season tickets to the college game but a son playing in the high school game etc."
     Fisher's "Iowa View" column is very much opposed to the Big Ten's decision and he concludes his column with, "UI President Bruce Harreld and Athletic Director Gary Barta should stand up and just say "no" loud and clear to this proposal."
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     Quick Notes: (1) Ran into Tim Duffy, BHS-74, who said he and  his wife, Cindy Howard Duffy, BHS-75, were "home" for a big Howard family Thanksgiving bash. We provided the Korner's website address and Tim promised that Cindy, the families computer whiz, would give us (the Korner) a look now and then.
     (2) Mark Tompkins, BHS-60, sent me a picture of classmate Tom Grasso in celebration of Tom's 75th birthday. The picture shows Tom proudly displaying some new Superman pajamas.
     (3) Vern Modeland, BHS-50, sent a myriad of pictures, primarily Boone railroad pictures of all kinds and sizes.
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     JUST A MINUTE.
     Here we thought we had this Northwestern Hotel location finalized. Last week, Tom Matt, BHS-60, had a picture of a building at West Second and Main Streets with a sign on the building site that read, "Northwestern Hotel." Question settled? No, wait one minute.
     Now, the Korner has received another picture from Larry Lindmark, BHS-63, of the downtown depot and clearly on the front of the depot is a sign that reads, "Northwestern Hotel."
     So........apparently there were at least two Northwestern Hotels in Boone.
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     We still have additional depot material, in depth, for our next edition thanks to Anthony Crandell, BHS-59, Vern Modeland, BHS-50, and Jerry Manriquez, BSH-57.
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     BOONE CONNECTED DEATHS: Janet Grimm Jacob, Ill. Boone area survivor is a sister, Betty Burt, Ogden........Mabel Moeller, 86, Boone. Born in Boone. BHS-48. Was a teacher for 32 years, 25 of those at Trinity Lutheran School. Boone area survivors include daughters, Pattilee Frei and Danelle McBirnie, both of Boone, sister, Maxine Anderson, of Des Moines, and sister in laws, Beverly Sturtz, Carol Moeller and Mary Ann Granzberg all of Boone.
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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Additonal Depot Information

     Some questions were posed in the last edition. Was the old Chicago and Northwestern Depot a single story structure or more?
     Tom Peterson, BHS-67, and Curtis Dale Cox Jr., BHS-63, both sent pictures of that old depot and it appears it definitely had more than one story.......Cox said "maybe three."
     Other questions were, "if it does have more than one story, are there rooms on a second floor AND was at least part of the building called the "Northwestern Hotel?" Pictures of the depot that  Larry Lindmark, BHS-63, and Mike Loehrer, BHS-64, sent also mentioned the "Northwestern Hotel."
     Tom Matt, BSH-60, apparently has an answer to the hotel question. He wrote, "here's a positive location of the "Northwestern Hotel." It was located at West Second and Main Streets" and he had a picture at that location that showed "Northwestern Hotel" on the side of a building there.
     Tom added, "the hotel faced south on West Second behind a Pestotnik "Deep Rock" gas station, which sat on that same corner facing east toward the Court House. The Lincoln Highway ran in front of the gas station and is now called Main Street."
     In this discussion last time the Kornerman had also wondered if, perhaps, the hotel that was located just west of Sacred Heart school was the "Northwestern Hotel?"
     Loehrer answered that, "one of my Sacred Heart classmates, circa 1958, was named Bob Blanche and his dad owned that hotel.....the Boone Hotel. I remember the first time I went there, Bob took me in his bedroom and it was one that was used for those who stayed overnight. I thought he was the luckiest guy in town. Regarding the theatres, my dad once told me there was a contest to name the third theatre after the Rialto and Princess and the winner of the contest received a year's pass. He said somebody came up with the name the Boone Theatre and won the pass."
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     John Kueck, BHS-61, wrote, "maybe viewers will have some imput on this subject. Hal Lyness taught one of the best classes I ever had. It was history or civics. In any case, it was during an election year and we held a mock election for president. Prior to that, we had lessons on the electoral college and related topics. Hal made it a fascinating course. Coincidentally I also worked for a company that made the scanners for scoring number two pencil tests, tests that we're all familiar taking. My company, in partnership with state organizations, sponsored classroom voting during presidential election years. Do your viewers remember similar voting in school for president? Any results for this year's Boone High School mock election.?"
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     BOONE CONNECTED DEATHS: Mabel Moeller, 86, Boone........Carole Ann Gibbons Hurst, 79, Arkansas. Was born in Madrid in 1937.........Elinor Gilbert, 95, Madrid. MHS-39. On two different occasions, she taught music in the Madrid Community School System. Also worked for Sundberg Funeral Home. Sang and played the piano for over 75 years at services at her dad's Sundberg Funeral home (now Sundberg-Kirkpatrick Funeral Home). She and her husband, Ed, operated Sundberg Floor Covering and Draperies, managed the Woodward Golf and Country Club for four years and Elinor worked in the activity department of the Madrid Home for a time. Three children survive..........Irene McLeod Jacobson, 100, Boone. Born in Madrid, moved to Boone in 1927. BHS-34. Worked at Northwestern Bell Telephone. She and husband, John McLeod, lived in Boxholm for seven years before returning to Boone. Worked at Bacon Jewelers for 23 years. Survivors include a son, John Douglas McLeod, and a daughter, Pamela Turek..........Deloris Burt, 84, Ogden. Worked in Ogden at three different cafes. Boone area survivors include sons, Bill, of Ogden and, Ric, of Stratford, brothers Ray Elsberry and Ed Elsberry of Ogden and sister, Phyliss VanderBroek of Madrid.........Gloria Jones, 86, Ogden. Pilot Mound HS-48. Farmed with her husband, Carroll, northwest of Ogden until 1963 when they moved to Ogden while continuing to farm. Gloria worked for the Ogden schools for 10 years and also did wood finishing and painting in many Ogden homes. Boone area survivors include her son, Kent Jones, and daughters, Jana Rector, and Jodi Sward, all of Ogden...........Albert Gomez, Ogden.........Elvira Marie Heide, Wisconsin. Boone area survivor is a daughter, Valerie Arnold, of Ogden........Nancy Sayre, 63, Ames. Married Dick Sayre in Boone in 1972. The couple moved to Ames in 2006........Donald Hadaway, 85. Born in Boone. Gilbert HS. Boone area survivors include his wife, Opal, daughter, Cindy Miller, of Luther and sons, Tom of Madrid and Clarence and Kenny Hadaway of Boone.
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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Leading the Way

     The Kornerman always likes to begin the Korner on a positive note...........and, we have such a story that you may or may not have heard about.
     The Kent State University men's basketball team used our national anthem for a show of unity, as each player was asked to pick someone of a different race from the crowd and invite them down to the court to stand with them for the anthem prior to a recent game.
     Senior guard Deon Edwin was quoted as saying, "it was a special moment. We all came together as one. It wasn't about color of skin. If we can do that at a small school, everyone can do it."
     School spokesman Eugene Canal added, "it went very well. It came off very organic. All of the players went into the stands and picked people from the crowd. Everyone came down on the court and was arm-to-shoulder. It was cool because I don't think anyone in the crowd knew what was going on. None of the fans knew about it beforehand."
     Its planned that the team will do this prior to each home game this season.
     We (the USA) are certainly in dire need of any signs of unity during these troubled times. Its great that this basketball team took a leadership role in this endeavor.
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     In addition to sharing a lengthy history of Jimmy Archer's baseball career in the last edition, Larry Lindmark, BHS-63, also had some thoughts about Boone's history.
     Larry wrote, "I have a couple postcards of the Chicago and Northwestern depot in Boone. However, on one of these cards, it just says,"Northwestern Hotel." I remember being in the first floor of the old depot. But, I don't remember being on the second floor so there must have been hotel rooms up above. I wonder how many rooms? It must have been in competition with the Holst Hotel, the Mondt and Crary. I imagine many years ago a horse and buggy would take travelers to the "outlying" hotels and, in later years, a taxi would take them a few blocks to the other hotels. Any history on the "Northwestern Hotel?""
     Then too, Larry had a comment on the Boone theaters. He wrote, "I came across an ad in my mom's 1939 Scrollette that listed the Rialto, Princess and Boone theatres. Just three words in the same ad so it makes me believe that all three were owned and/or managed by the same person or company."
     He concluded, "thanks for all of your coordination in putting together the thoughts and remembrances sent in by those of us with ties to Boone."
     The Kornerman replies, "Korner viewers have visited and revisited the theatre situation at various times and are well aware of the three theatres Larry discussed. I don't believe we've ever tried to determine if they were all part of one conglomerate or were distinct, separate entities. On the other matter, I, too,  recall the old depot and spending some small minutes there. I can't recall it being a two-story building. I just remember it as being dark and dank. Maybe it was my mind that was "dark and dank." Anyway, was the old motel on Story Street, west of Sacred Heart school, ever named the "Northwestern Hotel?" Just asking."
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     The Kornerman likes this. I think it may have been attributed to a member of the Chicago Cubs hierarchy. "What makes a great organization is a thousand little sacrifices that you make when no one is looking." That thought could probably apply to individuals as well.
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     BOONE CONNECTED DEATHS: Jackie Reeves, 78, Boone.
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