Lots of calls for Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2011

100 YEARS AGO

(1911)

Fire Chief Ausman has issued a second holiday warning asking that the greatest caution be used in all Christmas decorations. It should be taken into consideration by property owners that their insurance is invalid when they have increased the fire risk by installing decorations of a flimsy combustion nature, and should a fire result it would be difficult to collect on the loss.

The Tribune-Monitor management is greatly pleased with the efforts put forth by the boys and girls who have been securing new subscribers on the dime basis -- a dime for every new subscriber. Tomorrow evening circulation manager L.C. O'Brien will dispense the dimes among the contestants who have been on our pay roll for five weeks. There should not be a person in Fort Scott to whom the paper is not delivered when the contest closes in another week. The Tribune-Monitor is an evening paper chock full of foreign and local news.

75 YEARS AGO

(1936)

A major business transaction affecting downtown Fort Scott was announced today in the completion of leasing the Liepman clothing store building at 12-14 N. Main St. to the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company for a modern new store. The closing of the deal was announced by J.M. Liepman. The leasing of the building for the new A&P store one of the great pioneer retail firms of the city. Since 1866 the large building has been occupied by the Liepmans. The store was founded in that year by Morris Liepman, the father of J.M. Liepman, and his brother, Joseph H. Liepman. The firm began as M. Liepman and brother. The name has become closely identified with the city. Mr. Liepman will continue to live in the city with no plans for the immediate future other than devoting his time to looking after business interests.

50 YEARS AGO

(1961)

Christmas visits by long distance have become almost as traditional as fruitcake and holly and this year will be no exception as Fort Scott residents are expected to make a record number of calls. Fort Scott customers are excepted to top last year's record of 772 calls on Christmas Day, according to Mrs. Belle Bryce, chief operator for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company.

"We have a full force of operators working Christmas Day" she said. "Calls placed Christmas Eve or early Christmas Day will go through fastest."

Say Merry Christmas with fresh flowers. Special cash and carry: flocked centerpiece, 98 cents. -- Fort Scott Greenhouse, 9th and Horton

25 YEARS AGO

(1986)

Now that the Fort Scott public hearing on the abandonment by Trailways Bus Lines is over, city officials are encouraging residents to take one more action.

Community Development Director Don Russell, who is leading the city's fight to keep the bus service, said he is asking that residents write to Elizabeth Dole, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and the wife of Sen. Bob Cole, R-Kan.

Russell said that writing to her office would be useful, because she might have some influence with the Interstate Commerce Commission.

The Kitchen Kabinet (By Nell Dikeman) -- There are subtle reasons for enjoying gifts of food -- you don't have to dust it! You don't have to find a permanent place for it! Everyone loves to eat and it is the homemade treats that always taste the best! When packaging, let your imagination rule!

Photo caption: "Uniontown senior Paula Elder and a Central Heights opponent were locked in during the first half of the Three-Rivers League -- Upper Division. Elder had a team-leading 12 points for the Eagles, but they faded after a close first half and dropped a 50-33 decision to the Vikings." -- Photo by Dave Wagner.