100 YEARS AGO – MARCH 26, 1920
SUGAR GROWS ON FIR TREES, BUT AT $66 A POUND
WASHINGTON- Announcement is made by the American Forestry Association that the phenomenon of sugar growing on fir trees is located in the province of British Columbia and in the eastern part of the state of Washington. This discovery was made by Prof. John Davidson, botanist in charge at the University of British Columbia at Vancouver. A letter for the Madison laboratory states that the manna from the Douglas fir tree contains about 50% of a sugar known as melezitose, which in small quantities is selling for $66 a pound. The sugar is exceedingly sweet, giving a flavor comparable to the highest class of the manufactured article.
75 YEARS AGO – MARCH 23, 1945
NEIMEYER’S PARENTS GET PURPLE HEART
Megargel, Tex.- The Purple Heart has been received by Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Neimeyer for their son, Cpl. Edwin Albert Neimeyer, who died of wounds received in enemy action in the South Pacific on November 12, 1944. The Citation of Honor was also awarded to the 28-year-old air corps mechanic, who volunteered for the Air Corps on November 25, 1941. Memorial services were conducted from the Mergargel Methodist Church on Sunday, February 25th.
50 YEARS AGO- MARCH 26, 1970
GLOBETROTTERS TO BE IN WICHITA FALLS
The famed Harlem Globetrotters are returning to Wichita Falls…with an all new show. The razzle dazzle court wizards are coming to Midwestern University Coliseum Monday, April 6th, to put on their patented basketball entertainment, sponsored by the Wichita Falls Rotary Club. The illustrious globe circling team will play the New York Nationals in the feature program, starting at 7:30 p.m. The game will be backed up by entertainment personalities the Globetrotters bring along for the pre-game and between-halves variety show, all talented artists discovered in various parts of the world.
25 YEARS AGO-MARCH 23, 1995
BARZONA BREEDERS HERE FOR ANNUAL MEET
More than 100 members of the Barzona Breeders Association of America are in Olney to attend the twenty-seventh annual meeting. Robert O. and Lucille Andrews and Andrews Cattle are hosting the event at their ranch south of Olney. Activities begin with a southwestern breakfast at 7 a.m. in the Civic Center. The group will leave at 8 for a tour of Barzona Cattle by Brad Morrison, county agent.