Memories spring eternal ...

Monday, June 18, 2007

100 YEARS AGO

(1907)

There were nine persons in police court this morning arraigned on charges ranging from the unpardonable offense of harboring a dog to the common matter of wife beating. A couple were fined for street walking. They didn't think they were guilty and later today will be given a trial. A well known young man about town was picked up on a charge of vagrancy. He put up $25 for his appearance in court this morning and didn't show up and the amount went into the coffers of the city.

The will of Fred Zingrich, who was fatally burned at the Missouri Pacific shops, was probated this afternoon. Paul Neubauer was named as administrator. The deceased left an estate of $5,000, practically all of which was in cash. He willed that the sum be equally be divided, share and share alike, among his father, mother, sisters, his uncle Peter Zingrich, and Mrs. Paul Neubauer.

75 YEARS AGO

(1932)

About 40 members of the Chamber of Commerce plowed their way through the mud from Coleman's Corner to the Hoag River Cottage where the dinner by the losing side in the recent membership contest was served to the winning side. All who made the trip and followed the snake-like rut, which had been made and which you had to stay in or go into a ditch, surely is sold on some kind of a hard surface road in every direction. However, after driving in low almost the entire distance and consuming four times the usual time in making the trip, the cottage was finally reached by all who braved the trip. And from then on until the return trip everything was lovely. The cottage was brilliantly lighted and the cooks had been at work preparing the 25 spring chickens and side dishes to be served. Everything on the menu was cooked in a manner that reflected much credit to the culinary artists. A couple of hours was spent playing games and occupying easy rockers. The place was cleaned up in readiness for the next entertainment to be staged.

50 YEARS AGO

(1957)

Photo caption: "Patsy Ann Durkee, winner of the Bourbon County Dairy Princess contest, is flanked by her attendants, Miss Chlorine Rose and Miss Leona Mason. The winner received $180 in cash and merchandise prizes. The attendants received $25 savings bonds."--Tribune photo

Yesterday, June 17, was the 25th anniversary of the holdup and robbery of Citizens National Bank at Wall and Main streets. It was in the morning in 1932 that four bandits, headed by Harvey Bailey, a bold and brazen character, entered this institution and after commanding all the officers and employees, as well as some 20 customers, to lie down on the floor, picked up some $32,000 In cash and securities waked out of a south door and escaped in a waiting car. The loss is fully covered by insurance.

25 YEARS AGO

(1982)

Letter to the Editor:

Miss Becky G. Hereford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Hereford of Route 4, was crowned Kansas High School Rodeo Association queen at the Topeka state finals and will compete at the national finals at Douglas, Wyo. Goat-tieing is the choice for Becky as this will require her to take only one horse on the long trip to Douglas. Fund raisers are planned for Becky's trip.

Jon Carpenter of Fort Scott has been assigned to Headquarters Battery, United States Army Field Artillery Training Center at Ft. Sill, Okla., for basic training. Carpenter is a 1982 graduate of Fort Scott High School and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry D. Carpenter, 701 Lawman.