100 YEARS AGO
NEW YORK, April 25 -- Two-hundred-and-five bodies of Titanic victims recovered by the Mackay-Bennett are being taken to Halifax. The Mackay-Bennnett captain confirms the identification of George D. Widener in a wireless to the White Star. He says the majority of the bodies will never come to the surface.
Captain Lardner also sends word that the bodies are floating many miles east and west in the wreck vicinity. Following is the dispatch today:
"Drifting in a dense fog since noon yesterday. Total picked up 205. We brought all embalming fluid to be had at Halifax, enough for 70 bodies."
Another wireless states: "Medical opinion is that death was instantaneous in all cases owing to the pressure when the bodies were drawn down in the vortex."
The body of Major Archibald Butt, among the recovered, was decided at the White Star office following the receipt of a wireless giving the name "L. Butt."
75 YEARS AGO
The reporter had a headline to write and he had to write it in a hurry.
The "copy" said that the Nehi Bottling Company had added a new cola drink to its big line of beverages here -- a drink marketed in a bottle "twice as large as the usual size." That appeared to the reporter, who gets very warm sometimes and as a "cola" drinker who will bow to no one in his liking for that form beverage. So, with triumph gleaming in his eyes, he slapped a headline "Nehi Bottling Company adds 'Jumbo' Cola to Line." Poor reporter! How could he know that "Jumbo" was a patented, copyrighted, trade name and not to be bandied about lightly. He meant Nehi's big double-sized Royal Crown Cola, that's what it meant! And just to prove it, he is going down right now and get one!
50 YEARS AGO
MARMATON (By Mrs. Oriole Mulanax) -- As Tuesday was the last day of school, parents and patrons of the district brought dinner in the evening.
Table grace was given by Robert Jones. Martha Schnichels and Steve Haas each received $1 for perfect attendance.
Marmaton School has four eighth graders this year: Betty Ruby, Carolyn Neil, Leanna Taylor and Dale Arnold. Mrs. Grayce Beck will teach at the Xenia school next term.
Mo-Kan Drive-In Theatre opens tonight. Admission is a buck a car every night. Walt Disney's "Nikki" and "Sundowners" now showing.
Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Brown, 524 S. Main St., visited recently with their son, Lt. Don L. Brown, U.S.N., and Mrs. Brown and made the acquaintance of their new granddaughter, Barbara Angela Brown. They made a tour of Washington, D.C. Lieutenant Brown will leave soon for Karamursel Air Station near Istanbul, Turkey.
25 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Cody Cook and Tod Hessong, both kindergartners at Winfield Scott Elementary School, brushed up on their soccer game Sunday afternoon in the near 90-degree weather. More of the same is forecast. Cody is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Cook, 727 S. Judson, and Tod is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Randy Hessong."-- Photo by John Lechliter.
Todd Egbert, Fort Scott, and Angela Lowery, Pleasanton, have been initiated into the Pittsburg State University Chapter of Omicron Delta Epsilon international honor society in economics.
Mrs. Goldie May (Whiteside) Steele will celebrate her 100th birthday at a reception Saturday at the home of her niece, Mrs. Ava Webber, 219 W. Wall St. A highlight will be Mrs. Ronald (Marilyn Whiteside) Bailey wearing a dress from Mrs. Steele's early years.
Photo caption: "Water reflects a variety of patterns in this window on Eddy Street. No precipitation and warm temperatures have prompted many local residents to begin watering their lawns." -- Photo by John Lechliter