100 YEARS AGO
WASHINGTON, April 23 -- Because of the huge crowds interfering with the work, the Senate Titanic inquiry was resumed today in a small room from which the general public was excluded. Thousands were turned away. Third Officer Pitman testified that the Titanic had had only one boat drill. That was before sailing. He said he saw no icebergs during the trip nor indications of them and that there was no reliable way to tell the proximity of ice. He said the fourth officer received he ice warning Saturday night and marked it on his chart. He testified the ship was making 21 1/2 knots Sunday evening. He denied any attempt was being made to reach her full speed of 24 knots. The life and death struggles of the victims were pictured by Pitman. Chairman Smith pressed Pitman regarding the scenes after the sinking of the ship.
75 YEARS AGO
The great panel pictured in this photograph gives only an inadequate conception of the sweep and virgin beauty of the Great West in the early days as it will be developed by the artist who will execute the mural to be placed in the federal courtroom in the post office building.
This design was made by Oscar E. Berninghaus of Tace, N.M. The completed mural will adorn the wall opposite the judge's bench in the courtroom. The mural will be valued at $2,600. The scene is typically a Kansas one, and its coloring will portray the summer skies and brilliant sun of the Sunflower State as it greeted the settlers who moved across its mighty prairies -- prairies that soon were to yield a harvest of golden grain.
Mrs. O.J. Helmlich of the Nehi Bottling Co., 325 E. Wall St., has announced the addition of the new Royal Crown Cola in the complete Nehi line here. The new beverage is marketed in a bottle twice as large as the usual bottle.
50 YEARS AGO
FSHS Teen Talk (By Kathy Hewett) -- The "Parade of the Posters" is finally over. For a week the walls of FSHS were covered with campaign posters of every size, color and slogan. Gary Cullor was elected over Mike Willard for the office of Student Council president. Bill Lewis will be the boys' vice president next year. Bruder Stapleton opposed him. In the race for girls' vice president, Kathy Hewett edged out Rachel Hall for the office.
The fund for sending three FFA boys, Mike Dikeman, Dale Carter and Dale Niemeir, on a European goodwill tour will be several hundred dollars richer if all of the items at tonight's auction are sold. The auction will be held on Main Street between Wall and First streets. Merchants were still donating items this afternoon.
Four Prudential agents from Fort Scott will be honored at an awards dinner when the Pittsburg District office is honored tonight. Included are Eugene A. Vignatelli, Roy T. Seal, August L. Kotzman and Charles B. Wenderott.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Sophomore James Tubach and freshman Chris Maycumber, members of Fort Scott High School's golf program, worked on their short games at Fort Scott Country Club's practice green." -- Photo by Bob Weems.
Shirley Pellegrino rolled her first 200 game and 500 series on April 13 in the Monday Maids League, coming in with a 222 game and a 511 series.
Photo caption: "Leigh Ann Sipe and Jennifer Cantrell, both seniors at Fort Scott High School, pose for a snapshot in front of the backdrop at the prom held Friday at the school. Senior Michelle Comstock took the picture."