News: Curtiss Advance Newspaper History (1922)


Surnames: Ostenson

----Source: Olson Family Scrapbook

At one time, Curtiss was the business and social center of the area. "Curtiss Advance," a newspaper was published, beginning in 1922 relating many of the activities of the area.

The Curtiss Advance reported about the best events, school notes, poetry, and gave notices and announcements on the front page. The inside pages were information about communities around the state; a page for farm folks, ads for ailments and local businesses advertised their wares. Issues from November 14, 1923, February 27, 1924, March 6, 1924 and March 19, 1924 recorded the excerpts we have used throughout this book.

A subscription contest was held. Roy Ostenson was the winner of the new touring car. Roy, was a brother of Eda Ostenson, a Curtiss resident.

"Now that candidates are entering upon the last days of the race for the Touring Car and all the other rewards, thoughts of "now or never" are hovering in their minds. Contestants in the prize campaign are rallying their forces and marshalling their aids as would a general on the eve of a great battle; preparing with feverish haste to make their final stand for victory before Thursday night, November 22, the closing night of the entire campaign — while all the surrounding territory is watching, ' wondering — and hustling for their favorites.

Leading candidates are seething with the hustle of preparations for the final dash and with one accord are fighting valiantly and determinedly to reach the goal where the big prizes wait."



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