100 YEARS AGO
Since the announcement was made several days ago that the Y.M.C.A. was to install a root beer fountain and serve that drink, many people have gotten it into their heads that the "Y" has turned into a saloon. They expect to see mirrors placed around the wall with swinging doors in front. As a matter of fact the association will install the fountain and sell root beer -- the most harmless drink dispensed at any soda fountain. Yesterday morning a well known woman representing her club called up Secretary Benning and informed him he was going to serve intoxicating drinks, that root beer contained alcohol. Mr. Benning informed her that she was sadly mistaken that the drink was absolutely pure and free from anything injurious. She was not satisfied, however, and will continue to wage war against the proposed "saloon." For years this club of women has tried to down the Y.M.C.A. as an objectionable place.
75 YEARS AGO
Funeral services were conducted for Mrs. Elizabeth Lifer yesterday.
Mrs. Lifer was a well-known pioneer resident of the county. She was one of the vanishing race of pioneers who truly showed faith. She came here in a covered wagon and slept under the stars and was imbued with the faith "that passeth all understanding." Interment took place in Maple Grove Cemetery with the following acting as pallbearers: Lee Beth, Henry Beth, Albert Beth, Bert Beth, Arthur Beth and Art Beth.
Friends here have received word that Olan Crane, who recently went to Kansas City to take a position with an optical company there, will appear with his musical saw tonight on the stage of the Tower Theater, Kansas City's vaudeville house.
Olan is being billed in his appearance as the "Kansas Wonder."
Place your orders for Easter at Bachmann's Confectionery, 16 N. Main St.: novelty china ware Easter baskets, 15 cents; Baskets filled with candy, 15 cent; Easter eggs, lb. 15 cents; Easter bunnies, 5 cents Easter ice cream molds (brick or bulk), pint 15 cents and quarts 25 cents.
Coach J.J. Rupar brought his boys' and girls' teams of Fulton High School to the Falk Studio here yesterday for group pictures.
The Fulton cage teams, in a slump the past few years, this season showed flashes of the old championship drive and power which should make them dangerous contenders in Southeast Kansas Class B circles next winter.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Miss Rosemary Warren, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.E. Warren of Bronson, has been selected to attend the 1962 Sunflower Girls State on the KU campus. She is sponsored by the Bronson American Legion Auxiliary. She is a junior at Bronson High School, ranking high in grades and extracurricular activities and is an active 4-H member."
Photo caption: "Fishing Saturday in Lake Fort Scot, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin (Red) Endicott banked 20 bass using minnows. Mrs. Endicott caught six in 15 minutes, while her husband was cleaning 14. One weighed six pounds."--Tribune photo
Probate Judge John S. Baker announced that he is resigning his office to accept a position with the Western Insurance Companies. At the same time, Justice of the Peace Godfrey E. (Dot) Spencer said he has filed his candidacy for the post and will run in the August primary.
Photo caption: Pictured are seven of the nine Fort Scott boxers who will carry the colors of the Junior Olympics Tuesday night in the star-studded boxing show at Memorial Hall. Included are Delbert Ayers, Leonard Nickerson, Clarence Cummings, Buford Harris, Ernie Lee, David Morrow and Barry Regg."
25 YEARS AGO