Kelley says thanks
To the Editor:
I appreciated the story about Luther Taylor, the Baldwin deaf baseball player, and am enjoying reading the autographed copy sent to me by the author, Darryl Brock, of Berkeley, Calif.
A copy of "Havana Heat" will soon be in the city library so all may read.
Thanks, too, for the notice of the award to be given to me by the Friends of the Library March 28. It is nice to be their "First, Best Friend," but I would like to give credit to the wonderful people who have so generously supplied me with historic scrapbooks, old pictures, obituaries and other information which I use in my "Local History Corner" of the city library. Special recognition should go to Joe Spurgeon, Caimie Steele, Anne (Kelley) Hemphill, Vernell (Hagerman) Randel, and Ruth Van Tries, for the valuable material in their scrapbooks.
Three large local cemetery maps and alphabetical listing of burials have been provided Old Baldwin City Cemetery (now called Pioneer Cemetery) donated by Amelia J. Betts, Oakwood Cemetery provided by Joe Simunac and Phyllis Braun, and the Prairie City Cemetery plots furnished by Dorothea and John Jackson.
The Harvey Booth family gave money for a microfilm reader which is in great demand to read the old Baldwin newspapers (on film) donated by the local Santa Fe Trail Historical Society.
Many more people such as Lenore Frys, Noreen (Morgan) Williams, Helen (Talley) Longfellow should also be mentioned. I couldn't have been the "First, Best Friend" without their help as well as the city library.
Katharine B. Kelley