Memories spring eternal ...
100 YEARS AGO
More burros are being ridden here this summer than ever before. There are several of the little animals in use. For the most part they seem so docile and too lazy to run away even if a good chance presented itself.
John H. Crain was in El Dorado the other day while the county fair was in progress. Mr. Crain says it is an outrage that such a good wholesome entertainment as the county fair is, should be allowed to die out here. The Fern Lake festival this fall is to be patterned after the fair, with the exception there will be no horse racing.
The labor trouble at the Y.M.C.A. building site cleared up today when contractor Widgeons hired union men to go to work. The settlement of this affair will be welcome to everyone.
75 YEARS AGO
In observance of the 111th anniversary of the founding of the Young Men's Christian Association, all of the associations in the United States will set aside Oct. 11 to be known as Founder's Day to honor the memory of Sir George Williams who first conceived and started the Y.M.C.A. Recognition is planned for the founding of the local association in 1888 and the original body of the local directors. Gilbert Blatchley will serve as chairman.
Items From Mapleton: Mrs. Myrtle Kern entertained her Sunday School class with a picnic at the Lake View cabin. The afternoon was spent playing games and climbing the "mound." Refreshments were sandwiches and pie. Present were Betty Lou Marshall, Fort Scott; Helen Johnson, Maxine Patterson, Doris Patterson, Wilma Clayton, Marie Clayton, Pauline Clayton, Mildred Clayton, Katherine Clayton, Lavon Clayton, Creta Johnson, Mrs . Alicia Taylor, Roy Danley, Ray Danley, Victor Johnson, Charles Johnson, Byron Patterson, Donald Clayton, Billy Dick Clayton and C.A. Kern Jr.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Pictured here is Dale McDaniel, a Fort Scott boy, and his car 23, that he drives on the Butler, Mo., speedway. It is owned by the employees of the Ford Motor Company at Butler. McDaniel was the "B" feature champion in 1956 and has won several other trophies."--Photo by Dixie McDaniel
ROME (AP)--The Italian government today turned over the body of Benito Mussolini to the late dictator's wife. The government has kept Mussolini's burial place a tight secret and it remained secretive in announcing the action. His bullet-ridden body was hidden on government orders after it had been hung by the feet in front of a filling station on the outskirts of Milan.
Coaches John E. Davis and Dick McKinnis brought a squad of 30 Uniontown High School boys here today for a physical checkup by Dr. Guy Akers at the Newman-Young Clinic.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Fort Scott High School girls are slated to open their tennis season Thursday with an invitational tournament at Parsons. Team members include Catherine Reeves, Marti Tummons, Tonia Burchett, Trina Burchett, Jan Roberts, Susan Allen, Leann Shores, Michelle Hamilton, Robin Ward, Kay Caldwell, Nancy Hembree and Heather McCurley. The coach is Lynn Barr.--Photo by Dave Wagner
A brushy 16-acre tract of land, complete with a view of the Fort Scott National Cemetery, may become a municipal park within the next five years if negotiations between the city and a Fort Scott businessmen are successful. Danny Ellis, chairman of the board of directors at Midwestern Distribution, Inc., wants to donate the land to the city for use as a Fort Scott/Bourbon County park, according to Don Munsell, city manager. Ellis had purchased the property with the idea of establishing a small trailer park to house truck drivers on overnight layovers.