Former editor visits Democrat

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Trumann Democrat Staff was surprised last week when Bob Vandergiff and his wife, Betty, stopped in the office for a visit.

Bob was the editor of the Trumann Democrat from Aug. of 1948 to June of 1949. The couple was taking a road trip to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary.

They made several stops in this area. The couple now lives in Van Buren, where they were originally from.

Bob said he took the job immediately after graduating college and he and his wife moved to Marked Tree while he worked at the Trumann Democrat.

Bob wrote an article each week titled, "Bob Tales." The following article is Bob Tales from the 1948 Thanksgiving edition of the Trumann Democrat.

Bob Tales

Orchids to the Wildcats

Here's an orchid for the Trumann football team. They have played good football this season in winning five games (up to Harrisburg), tying two, and losing only one. Let's hope the basketball team can do as well.

While I'm on the subject of football, here's orchids for the entire crop of seniors who are graduating.

Television success

Television has come to Trumann to stay apparently. Most of the dealers in televisions reports good success in the Memphis telecasts and now at least one business in Trumann has purchased a set for use in providing amusement for people whether they are customer or not.

Last call for bacon

This is the last week of the free bacon deal the Democrat is offering to subscribers. Remember, you get one pound of good grade (the best grade) bacon at your favorite grocery store for one subscription. This offer ends at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 27, 1948. So Hurry!

A Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

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