Betty, Mrs Donald Hanson, wrote a book Tidbits, but not Pineapple as advice to pass on to her grandchildren, is pictured in a 2008 Roland Library get-together talking to folks about her book. A number of Story County writers, five from Milford, including Kathy Roberts with her book, Soul Support, were showcased.
Miss Matters is wearing her "M" club sweater with six chevrons. Girl's basketball had just begun a year earlier at Milford so there's a little speculation as to how she earned the other four chevrons. Fellows from the time report that they thought the girls received a chevron for cheerleading and so it may be that Miss Matters was a four year cheerleader besides her two seasons of playing basketball.
By the fifties, this policy had changed. A separate "M" was issued with a small megaphone on it.
The Marvin Smith II family lived 2 miles east of Milford School on the NW corner of that intersection. He was a veteran of WWII in the Pacific theater who was a B-24 pilot. He flew 20 missions, participated in six campaigns and has two Air Medals.He met his wife, Dolores, while in the Army Air Force at Hammer Air Field in California and in 1945 were married in Fresno, California. Hammer Air Field is now the Fresno Municipal Airport. During the mid fifties he farmed in Story County with his Dad and his brother-in-law Ray Lounsberry. He worked in the farm auction business during the winters. His Dad, Marvin Smith, once served as a Story County Supervisor. He and Dolores were the parents of Marvin III'65, Merrie Lyn'67, Ted'70 and Jennifer'73. Marvin III became a third generation farmer in Milford Twp. See pages 70 and 238.
Marvin Smith Jr. died of a heart attack while on a Farm Tour in Peru in 1974.
At the Tuesday Meeting of the Story County Board of Supervisors the Story County Poor Farm was rented to Mr Samuel Christian of Howard Township for a rent of $450 for the year.
Edit: That was for about 300 Acres of ground. Cash rents for good ground in 2009 are in the area of $200 an acre with some higher.