100 YEARS AGO
Well, well, here is a new wrinkle -- one that certainly ought to make a hit with the Tribune-Monitor readers. After giving away cans of pork and beans, soups, macaroni and spaghetti, and other of the delicious Yours Truly line of foods, now Yours Truly is going to give away dimes -- dimes to every reader who will watch the Tribune-Monitor closely for the coming week and learn the simple conditions on which the dimes are given away.
Don't miss this deal -- it is a good one. We are sure of that, although we have not the slightest idea of what it is going to be. But it is enough for anybody who shared in the earlier Yours Truly feasts to know that Yours Truly is back of this week's gift.
Get wise -- look for the Yours Truly advertisements today in the Tribune-Monitor. And continue all week to watch for advertisements for details of this free dime gift.
75 YEARS AGO
BLUE MOUND (Special to the Tribune) -- Word was received here today telling of the death of J.E. Latimer, 72, former editor and owner of the Pleasanton Herald, who died last night at the home of his sister, Mrs. Ethel Naylor, at Cimarron, Kan. He was born in Abbington, Ohio. He had lived in Pleasanton since he was a small boy. For 50 years he operated the Pleasanton Herald, having inherited it from his father. Recently it was sold to the Observer Enterprise.
The city yesterday received final payment by the government for its part of the construction of the swimming pool in the South Main Street Park. The payment amounted to $6,160.
The WPA has opened quarters in the Richards Building on the Plaza for the refinishing and rebuilding of old furniture for needy families. The facility is also available to needy families who may come to restore furniture and then take it back home with them.
50 YEARS AGO
The Fort Scott Rotary Club has established an annual scholarship in the amount of $50 for a student nurse enrolled in the Mercy Hospital School of Nursing. Howard Cress, Rotary president, said it will be called the Wilkening Scholarship in memory of the late Dr. W.T. Wilkening, who was a member and past president of the club. The scholarship will be administered by the Mercy Hospital Nurses Loan and Scholarship Fund.
Plans for sealing of a time capsule to be opened in 2061 were discussed last night by five members of the Fort Scott centennial steering committee, who met with Chamber Manager Douglas MacLaury. The capsule is to be placed near the museum at 2:30 p.m. on Dec. 31.
WASHINGTON (AP)--The unemployment rate dropped last month for the first time in a year. The rate fell from 6.8 percent of the work force, where it has remained nearly constant for 11 months, to 6.1 percent.
25 YEARS AGO
Midwestern Distribution Inc. announced the company has been notified a grant has been approved to permit construction of some of the Belltown facilities destroyed in the October floods.
Midwestern applied for a $400,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Economic Development to rebuild its B&D Motor parts subsidiary, whose facilities were destroyed in the flooding.
The company also announced it will be locating its administration and other offices downtown in the Western Insurance building at 14 E. First St. The company's news release said Midwestern had reached agreement with officials of American States Insurance Co. to locate administrative, accounting systems and operations offices in the building on First Street.