Francis E. Murray of Platte City has been appointed by Judge Richard M. Duncan of the U.S. District as bailiff. He is a native of Platte City and has been a special deputy and guard for U.S. Marshal F.M. Wilson. The appointment was made on March 18 and he will be sworn in later. This court district covers 66 counties in western Missouri with courts in St. Joseph, Springfield, Joplin and Jefferson City.
Fred Cannon, Tucson, Arizona, shown with his Armenian cucumbers grown on the Arizona desert. These cucumbers were grown in 2.5 inches of dirt, in half a gas tank from a car. He installed it on wheels so he could move it into the shade when the very hot sun was beaming down. They grow to 22 inches in length and weigh four pounds. They make very good bread and butter pickles, he said.
Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Norris of 206 SW Westview Dr., Ankeny, Iowa, whose 50th wedding anniversary is March 31, 1978, will celebrate the occasion at an open house on April 2 at the Hawkeye Park Shelter House from 2-4 in the afternoon. All friends and relatives are cordially invited to come. Hosts will be their children and families, Mr. and Mrs. Bruno Norris, Mr. and Mrs. James Gannaway and Mr. and Mrs. Granville Norris, all of Ankeny. Mr. and Mrs. Norris ask for no gifts, please.