This week in history: Mrs. Arington coming for show in Breckenridge
This week in history as reported by the Summit County Journal the week of March 27, 1920.
FAMOUS ARINGTON STOCK COMPANY BRINGS ‘BEST TALENT THAT COULD BE OBTAINED IN THE WEST’
With the coming of the Arington Stock Company, Breckenridge will again enjoy the presensce of Mrs. Arington, who comes to the city again as the leading lady of the famous company.
Mrs. Arington is a most capable and talented little lady, and those who were fortunate enough to see her in the title rolse on former tours will be pleased to learn of her return.
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The company has been working double time since coming to town in order to complete rehearsals prior to opening Saturday evening in the G.A.R. hall when they will present “Help Wanted.”
MISS MERLE HAUGHT WINNER OF COUNTY SPELLING CONTEST HELD HERE FRIDAY
Friday afternoon in the High School assembly room the County spelling contest instituted by Mrs. Mary C.C. Bradford, state superintendent of schools, was held under the direction of County superintendent Mrs. H. Hayden to determine who should represent Summit County in the big state contest at Denver Thursday the 30th.
Miss Merle Haught of the eighth grade class in the Breckenridge schools won first place by successfully spelling ninety-six out of one hundred words.
ED SKOGSBERG ARRESTED ON CHARGES OF OPERATING STILL AND MAKING ‘WHITE-MULE‘
Late Friday afternoon Sheriff Jerry Detwiler, District Attorney Eugene A. Bond, and city marshal Steward made a raid on the residence of Ed Skogsberg, arresting him and confiscating a home-made “still” a copper worm and about forty gallons of mash as is used in the manufacture of “white-mule”.
The raid was made after the officials had been informed of the existence of the still by John Leuthold, publisher and editor of the Summit County Star.
Much of the bad liquor has been in evidence for the past few weeks, and it was evident that it was being made either in town or very close here, but the officers had been unsuccessful up to locate them up to Friday.
FRIENDS OF MASTER ROBERT THEOBALD ENJOY A VERY PLEASANT BIRTHDAY PARTY
Robert Theobald, son of Mr. an Mrs. J.A. Theobald, celebrated his fifth birthday last Wednesday, March the 24th, by entertaining a number of little neighborhood friends.
BRECKENRIDGE CONCERT BAND PROGRESSES IN SPITE OF DELAY OF INSTRUMENTS
The Breckenridge Concert Band held a meeting this week in the band rooms of the Firemen’s hall and discussed with considerable anxiety the delay experienced in getting the instruments shipped from the Conn factory in Elkhart, Indiana.
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