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25 Years Ago

The 1993 production of the Lemoore Cultural Arts Festival – Hans Christian Andersen – continues with three performances this week in the Lemoore High School auditorium. The play is directed by Dottie Anselmino. The musical stars Tom Brownell as “Hans,” Steven Warkentin as “Peter” and Kerry Carmean as “Dora.” LCAF is presenting the musical in conjunction with West Hills Community College and the City Recreation Dept. of Lemoore.

College of the Sequoias will stage an open house at its new Kings County campus from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday. The new center is located in the former Kings Athletic Club, located at 12582 13th Road, midway between Lemoore and Hanford off Hwy. 198.

 30 Years Ago

Money and organizational skills are needed to put together a plan to paint and otherwise restore the landmark Lemoore water tower. No organized effort on the part of the community has been put forward so far, says Allen Goodman, city manager.

Lemoore Municipal Golf Course hosted the Jerry Lewis Golf-A-Thon on July 31, raising more than $2,700 in pledges and donations for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Participants gathered pledges per stroke in the scramble meet. This was an extremely low budget event, say co-chairs Bill Holloway and Jerry Zwickl.

55 Years Ago

Covering an area about the size of the state of Rhode Island, Lemoore Union High School District buses in 1963 transported daily about 1,500 elementary and high school pupils at a per mile cost of 25.5 cents compared to 25.6 cents in 1962, it was reported by Supt. W.H. Reilly.

Joining the Agriculture Mechanics department of Lemoore High School is Everett Ehda. He received his bachelor of science degree in animal husbandry from Fresno State College.

75 Years Ago

There will be no modification of the Food Distribution Administration order so as to permit the sale of raisin variety grapes for fresh shipment to wineries, according to R.J. Esrey, well known Lemoorean. Attending a meeting of the Raisin Producers’ Association in Fresno Monday was Esrey, pioneer Lemoore rancher who reports the following statement by M.A. Clevenger, regional administrator, of the Food Distribution Administration: “We need every pound of raisin variety grapes converted into raisins. I hope that every grower will do his part, as I personally feel that it is the least we can do for our fighting Allies who are giving their all to help us in our fight against the common enemy.”

The United States Marine Corps will accept a few more 17-year-old men during the month of August, Lieutenant Colonel Roscoe Arnett of the Los Angeles Recruiting Office announced today. “These young men must have their parent’s consent, present their birth certificate and be citizens of the United States,” Lieutenant Colonel Arnett said. Men accepted will be placed on inactive status and called for active duty within 30 to 60 days.

Classes in plane recognition for ground observers have been inaugurated here with Miss Annetta Siegfried serving as instructor, who points out the various characteristics of the planes and how they differ. Many people do not realize, according to Eye Aloft, that the volunteers of the AWS are an essential part of the U.S. Army Air Forces. Often the tendency has been to confuse Aircraft Warning Service with the OCD, the AWVS and other volunteer agencies who are performing truly splendid work in our war effort.

80 Years Ago

Kings County’s “iron lung” has arrived. The mechanical breather, known as a Drinker-Collins Respirator, arrived this week and was carted to the county hospital, then returned to the civic auditorium in Hanford when no suitable place could be found for it at the hospital. The “lung” will be kept at the auditorium until after the public health demonstration planned by the Kings County Nurses’ association early next month when it is hoped also to have the famous “transparent women” for a three-day showing. In case the respirator is needed it can be set up for immediate use. While the “lung” is not a cumbersome piece of machinery, it is heavy, weighing in the neighborhood of 1,400 pounds. When set up it is about six feet long, five feet high and three feet wide, dimensions that require considerable space when provision is made for its proper operation. The “lung” may be described as a comfortable cot on wheels. After the cot has been pulled out of the air chamber to receive the patient, it is rolled back into the cylindrical chamber with the patient’s head only remaining outside on a comfortable head-rest. Inside the chamber the patient’s body has ample room for movement, but his neck is yoked firmly to the machine in case of delirium.

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