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Boy survives fall from YMCA window

Friday, March 23, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Dr. Newman yesterday afternoon removed a hedge thorn from the hand of William Reeves after it had been embedded eight years. Reeves is now but 15 years of age. Eight years ago he was residing with his parents at Richards, Mo., and was attending school there. A playmate struck him over the hand with a hedge club, one of thorns penetrating the flesh and breaking off there. An effort was made at that time to remove it, but it could not be done. The wound apparently healed, but it had always remained painful and it was recently decided to have the thorn cut out.

Uncle Sam's newest role is that of candy maker. The bureau of chemistry, in the department of agriculture now has a candy factory in full operation and an assortment of striped sticks, lemon drops and similar delicacies has been added to the department's interesting exhibits.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

Eleven-year-old Billy Denham, who lives with his grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Runkle, 6 E. Oak St., escaped serious injury when he fell from a second-floor window of the Y.M.C.A. building to the Wall Street sidewalk yesterday evening.

He had been foot racing around the gymnasium balcony and as he started to sit down in a window to rest the heavy wire mesh window screen fell out and he plunged to the sidewalk below. He was unconscious for a short time and was rushed in a Konantz ambulance to the Main Street Mercy Hospital. He was suffering so badly from shock that X-ray pictures could not be made at once. X-ray pictures this morning disclose no broken bones, although particular attention was paid to the pelvic bones and the right hip and ankle. He will remain for a time at the hospital as it is possible he may have received internal injuries.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Kenneth L. Irby has been assigned to Task Force Eight of Sandier Base, N.M., to support Operation Dominic, a joint Department of Defense-Atomic Energy Commission nuclear test series conducted in the atmosphere over the Pacific Ocean. This task unit is composed of scientists, engineers and technicians of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force assigned to the Weapons Effects Group, Field Command, Defense Atomic Support Agency at Sandier Base. Irby, a fiscal clerk in the task unit at Sandier Base, entered the Army in August 1960. He carries the rank of Army specialist four.

Lynn Farrell has accepted the head basketball coaching job at Hastings, Neb., college. He resigned as head coach at Pittsburg High School to begin duties immediately in Nebraska. Farrell is the son of Ona Farrell, Devon, and a graduate of Uniontown High School and Fort Scott Junior College.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Photo caption: "Mr. and Mrs. Albert Hill, 1306 E. Wall St., will celebrate their 63rd wedding anniversary Tuesday at Scottview Center. Friends and relatives are invited to the event planned by Lottie Tomlin, Mildred Ayers, Goldie Roberti and Louella Pitts.

Albert Hill and Fontella Hickman were married by the Rev. William McCray on March 26, 1924, at the home of the bride's parents, 1701 East Oak St. They have all their married life in Fort Scott. Mr. Hill was employed by the Kress store 14 years and Fort Scott Post Office 29 years. He has served on the YMCA board, Buck Run Community Center board and served with the Bourbon County Storm Watch with Alan Lotterer. Mr. Hill is a deacon and trustee and Mrs. Hill is a deaconess of the Shiloh Baptist Church. They have a daughter, Jacqueline Hardy, Kansas City, Kan. A son, Donald Edward Hill, served 27 years in the Air Force. He died in 1979."

Nell Dikeman
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