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Noted author dies

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Some time ago the Good Housekeeping Magazine offered prizes for the best answers given on the question as to how retail dealers may get the most benefit out of the advertising done by the manufacturers of goods in the magazines of national circulation. "How to Cash in Locally on National Advertising" was the question as it was put. James E. McFarland, of Prichard-Blatchley Drug Co., gave an answer to the question in a letter of Feb. 3. and was much pleased yesterday on the receipt of a draft for $50 which was the second prize offered. A letter accompanying the draft advised him that the delay in making the award had been occasioned by the immense number of contestants and the amount of time it took to judge the winners.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

(April 10) -- Noted author and biographer Albert Bigelow Paine, 76, a resident of West Reading Conn., and formerly of Fort Scott, died last night. He was a resident of Fort Scott for years. In 1888, Mr. Paine and his father-in-law, a man by the name of Schulz, erected the brick building at the northeast corner of Sixth and Main streets, now occupied by Standard Advertising and Printing Company. An engraved stone set in the face of the building bears the legend, "Paine and Schulz, 1888." The "A.B. Paine photographic Supply Company" was located there and proclaimed in large letters on one side. Standard Advertising and Printing bought the building about 18 years ago.

One of Paine's first works was "Rhymes of Two Friends," written in collaboration with William Allen White. A member of the Pulitzer Prize Committee for the past eight years, Mr. Paine had just finished reading the novel which will bring its author the award next spring. He was author of more than 40 novels, biographies and other works.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Each Wednesday during Lent a prominent American invites you to join with him in his favorite prayer. Today is Vice President Lyndon R. Johnson:

"Almighty God, grant us fallible mortals the strength and the wisdom to so arrange our affairs that we may leave to future generations a heritage of courage and faith that will sustain them through the dark and trying days and justify the struggles of mankind throughout the centuries to attain peace and freedom under Your wise guidance."

Photo caption: "Carol Perry, Uniontown, receives a gold medal at the Kansas State High School Speech and Drama Festival which was held at Kansas state University. She received a I rating in the oral interpretation of poetry event.

Foodtown: Grove frozen strawberries, full lb. pkg. 25 cents; whole fryers, 27- cents a lb.; Crisco, 3-lb. can 69 cents; Campbell's soup, 6 cans for $1; Puffs 200 count facial tissue, 10 cents; Tastemark orange drink, quart carton 5 cents sliced brick cheese, lb. 89 cents; Blue Star frozen meat pies, 5 for $1; McClure red potatoes, 10-lb. bag 39 cents

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Just Browsing in Fort Scott -- See what's new for Spring:

Ken Asher should have an Easter contest to guess how many kinds of Russell Stover candies he has at Hurst- Asher Drug, 2 S. Main St.

John Bartelsmeyer, our local artist in residence at Bartelsmeyer's Jewelry, is a master at seeing a beautiful gem in a whole new light, or in a whole new "setting."

The month of March just passed was wet and cold with a precipitation of 2.68 inches and an average temperature of 41.59 degrees, according to the report of E.A. Shaver, the local weather observer.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...