100 YEARS AGO
(April 5) -- The Theaterette picture show at the north end of Main Street has been chartered by the Citizens Committee for tonight and the picture show there will be open to the public without charge. The room seats about 350 people and everyone is invited. The fine program of moving pictures will be interspersed with short speeches by candidates Hubert Lardner, E.C. Gates, Martin Milller, John Crain, John Caldwell and others.
Miss Hattie Gordon, teacher of Latin at the high school, has for some time been doing various walking distances, but Saturday made her record walk when she traveled on foot to the Missouri state line in one hour and 20 minutes. The walk was made on a wager that she could not make the distance in 1 1/2 hours. It is four miles to the line and the above record is fine.
75 YEARS AGO
George Purdy, who has made his home in the Stringtown vicinity for 41 years, was in town today with a basket of eggs topped by a big goose egg measuring over five inches from tip to tip. The egg was from an Embden, which is much larger and heavier than the average stock. Mr. Purdy purchased a pair of Embdens in the Sedalia, Mo., poultry territory last year and hopes to establish a flock of the birds. With the big egg was an egg from one of his common blue geese which measured three and one-fourth inches and the two made a startling contrast.
More than 1,200 pupils of the rural schools of Bourbon County, together with their teachers, and in many cases their entire families, came to Fort Scott this morning for the annual rural school music festival at Memorial Hall.
The big hall was packed to capacity.
The program was in commemoration of the adoption of the Constitution of the United States.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: Mrs. Junior Schoonover and 5-year-old son, Frank, pause in front of the one-room Catt School located 3 1/2 miles southeast of Fort Scott where Mrs. Schoonover would have enrolled the youngster in September had it remained in operation. It has been closed three years and tomorrow night board members will decide to which district students of the area will be attached. The school was established in 1886 and for 74 years furnished elementary education for many of the citizens still living in the area." -- Tribune photo
Sports Shots at Random (By John M. Davis) -- Tom Givens comes up with what appears to be the best idea on seating at the boxing matches held at Memorial Hall. He suggests that the ring be moved nearer the bleachers, seats be placed all around the ring, and back to the stage. He suggests a single price be charged for all tickets.
25 YEARS AGO
It's beginning to look a lot like spring! Join a craft class at the Country Cupboard, 12 N. Main St., Downtown Fort Scott. We'll be delivering Easter gifts free. Get your order in early.
All TWIRP shirts 15 percent off at Shirt Shack.
Photo caption: "Lisa Barr, a junior at Fort Scott High School, found she was dancing in the air during noon hour sock-hop. Her dancing partner was FSHS science instructor Pat Lamb. The sock hop was held Wednesday as part of TWIRP Week at school. -- Photo by Courtney Eblen
KANSAS CITY, MO. (AP) -- Federal agricultural officials estimate 1 million cattle and calves died last week when savage back-to-back snowstorms swept Kansas and two other beef producing states.