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100 Years

Montpelier Examiner

November 14, 1919

X-Ray Outfit Installed in Montpelier Hospital

The Montpelier hospital is now equipped with a Wappler X-Ray outfit of the latest model. H.C. Harlan of Seattle, representing the Wappler company, spent three days here last week installing the outfit and instructing Dr. Ashley regarding its operation. The machine works automatically and exposure can be taken for any period of time from one-sixtieth to five seconds. Exposure of any part of the body can be taken as easily in daylight as in the dark., and there is a special attachment for exposures of the teeth.

The machine will be of inestimable aid to the physicians of the county by enabling them to see the exact nature of fractured bones and locating the cause of chronic disorders in the human body. Already, Dr. Ashley has taken several exposures which will aid him in the treatment of his patients. One was the Michael boy’s jaw, which was badly shattered several weeks ago by a .22 rifle. The exposure located the bullet, which was lodged in the boy’s neck and also disclosed the nature of the fractured bones, which has enabled the doctor to make proper adjustments.

The machine is the only model of the kind in Southeastern Idaho, and Dr. Ashley is to be commended for adding to the equipment of his hospital.

75 Years

The Paris Post

November 23, 1944

Stock of Playthings is Larger Than Last Year, but Still Short

Eager-eyed kiddies will have to be content with about half as many toys this year as they used to get before the war, when they come dashing in to the parlor on Christmas morning. As everybody knows, all kinds of civilian goods are scarce, including toys. It’s a wonder, in fact, that there are any toys on the market, in the midst of a great war.

Both toy factories and toy makers are busy making war materials — percussion caps for torpedoes and shells, gas masks, and a thousand other things. They make toys out of scraps and leftovers, and substitutes like wood and pasteboard. But at best they couldn’t make nearly enough to satisfy everybody this year.

50 Years

The News Examiner

November 20, 1969

Crucial Time For Accidents

Accidents go up when the sun goes down. It’s a fact says the Idaho State Automobile Association.

Starting Oct. 26, when clocks were changed to Standard Time, darkness came an hour earlier. This means twilight and nightfall will come during pedestrian and vehicular rush hours.

To reduce accidents at this critical period, the AAA suggests the following:

Cut down driving speed at night. Be especially watchful for pedestrians. Pedestrians wearing dark clothing are difficult to see under artificial light. Keep headlights and windshields clean to provide maximum visibility. Check taillights, turn signals, and high and low beams to make sure they are working properly. Make allowances for your age. Let vanity take the back seat to intelligence. Recovery from glare takes longer for older drivers than for younger ones. Adjust your speed accordingly.

25 Years

News Examiner

November 30, 1994

Bell from famous local train donated to Bear Lake

Meriel Nielson Monical, representing the Nielsen family, last week donated the bell from the “Ping Pong” train to the Rails and Trails museum.

“The ‘Ping Pong’ railway was constructed in 1911. Its official name was the “Farmer’s Friend.” The engine was of the 1,000 series and had a “Cow Catcher” on the front of it, a balloon stack, and a shrill pinging bell,” JoAnn Farnsworth history relates. Knowledge of the bell has remained with those who had possession of it for the last 50 years.

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