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Looking Back in Newton’s History

Taken from the files of the Newton Daily News

Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 11:40 a.m. CDT

75 Years Ago This Week — Oct. 27 — Nov. 2, 1938

The J. S. Lambert building at 216 First Ave. E., which was previously home to the F. E. Cutchall Motor Co., will be remodeled into a skating rink …

American Art Week, Nov. 1-7, will be celebrated in Newton with elaborate displays in the windows of many downtown businesses, a children’s art exhibit in the public library, and speakers on a variety of art-related topics …

Six American elm trees were planted on the Courthouse lawn, two more on the grounds of Skiff Hospital and two Scarlet Hawthorne trees at Sunset Park. The trees were a gift of Mrs. Frank P. (Blanche) Ross of Chicago, a former Newton resident (she was the daughter of Vernon & Mary Frances Skiff, and sister of the founder of the Jewel Tea Co.

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