100 YEARS AGO
The lack of interest in Evergreen Cemetery is regarded by those who are directly concerned with the management of the cemetery as being astonishing. There are 5,000 bodies buried in the cemetery and yet only 12 people attended last year's annual meeting of the lot owners. The year before, the attendance was but 13. The cemetery is being beautified continually and it is believed that more interest will make it still a more suitable place.
Report from North Franklin:
The telephone lines are in bad shape in this neighborhood.
We hope that our cold weather is about over.
The farmers are not able to get in the fields because they are so wet.
To look down toward Sam Willis's over the old range bottoms Monday morning looked like a good place to sink the Titanic.
Mr. Tom Johnson is out this morning repairing his pasture fence for stock.
75 YEARS AGO
Missouri State Accredited Heavy Breed Chicks $5 per hundred all this week.--Aaron Produce, 106 N. Hill St. and Farmers Produce, Bell Town.
Notice! Heavy Breed Chicks $5 per 100 from Blood Tested Culled Flocks. These are not sexed chicks. Money can buy no better.--Arctic Ice & Feed Co., on the bend of National Avenue.
Whiteside's Specials: Campbell's tomato soup, 3 cans 19 cents; Campbell's tomato juice four 14-oz. cans 25 cents.
Announcement! Deluxe Taxi has moved from 505 East Third Street to the Courtland Hotel, 121 E. First St.
No one wants the "No. 13" dog license. Miss Christine Luffel said the number is being rejected and she is wondering if she will have to cancel No. 13. Raymond Smith, who resides on State Street, asked for his money back after being handed No. 13. He said too many unfortunate things happened in his family on the 13th.
50 YEARS AGO
FSHS Teen Talk (By Kathy Hewett)
Six carloads of Young Republicans and Democrats (Are you surprised they could go somewhere together?) "had a blast at Abilene."
They were accompanied to the ceremonies honoring former President Dwight D. Eisenhower by Mr. Marcel Normand, sponsor of both clubs. (Here is the reason they can get along; their sponsor is so unbiased!)
Forfeiting the pleasure of battling tremendous crowds to see the parades, they went to the library to wait for the dedication services.
Harry Darby was the first speaker, followed by Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and then Gov. John Anderson. Then came the climaxing speech by Dwight Eisenhower.
Joe Rei was taking pictures with an ordinary camera when one of the men with the Eisenhower team asked if he was with the president. Joe said, "Well, I am taking pictures." so Joe was waved on with the Press photographers and got his pictures.
25 YEARS AGO
The Fort Scott City Commission voted unanimously to pass an emergency ordinance regulating pit bull terriers which allow pit bulls already in the city limits to remain and prohibits new pit bulls from being brought into the city. Other animals deemed dangerous also are prohibited by the ordinance, including any vicious dog which has a tendency or propensity to attack or otherwise endanger the safety of humans or domestic animals without provocation, and warm-blooded carnivores, wild or exotic animals (including but not limited to non-human primates, raccoons, skunks, boxes and wild and exotic cats) and any animal with a poisonous bite.
Photo caption: "Delegates chosen to attend Kansas Boys State from Fort Scott High School are Tom German, Dusty Drake, David Regard, Shane Wood and Jim Endicott."-- Photo by Anna Laudati
This Mother's Day select a "basket of love" filled with a variety of silk, flowering no-care plants from Sekan's Occasional Shop, U.S. Highway 69 South, Fort Scott.