100 YEARS AGO
Since the passage of the new pension measure which grants an increase to practically all veterans of the Civil War, many of the old soldiers in Fort Scott and Bourbon County have written to the pension department in Washington to request the increase. No application of this nature will be accepted because requests must be made on the regular forms provided by the department. It is to the advantage to those who are entitled to the increase to make application as soon as they can get the forms as the increase will date from the date of the application.
Did you know there are three Fort Scott teachers to be married during the coming few months?
That two people who work on Main Street are to be married next month?
And that a young lady who is a regular visitor to Fort Scott has just received a diamond ring from a man in California?
75 YEARS AGO
T-bone or cube steak cooked tender and juicy. --Land Inn; telephone 611.
Treat the family. Take home a quart of ice cream: caramel pecan, lemon flake, pineapple grape, fruit salad, black walnut.--Bachman's Confectionery, 16 N. Main; phone 831.
I-C-E -- on the bend of National Avenue.
Home made cinnamon doughnuts, dozen 25 cents. -- Home Lunch, 17 S. National.
One-third of experience behind every Spartan refrigerator. Automatically turns off and on to defrost. -- Richards Co., opposite Y.M.C.A.
Servel Electrolux operates for 2 cents a day. -- Weaver Sales Company, 5 E. Wall St.; phone 930.
50 YEARS AGO
Eugene Ware School and the family of Roy Dodson Jr. have produced another composer and her original composition will be presented to the public for the first time Thursday morning.
Eleven-year-old Marilyn Dodson seems to be following in the footsteps of her 15-year-old brother Tommy, who already has tasted success as a composer and recording artist.
Marilyn's composition titled "Clarinet Ensemble" will be presented at the Eugene Ware recognition assembly. Students who will play the piece are Larry Jones, Kelly Hart, Judy Salisbury, Saundra Swank, Beverly Hill and Debbie Carpenter.
MAPLETON -- A large barn at the Mark Walker farm a mile and a half mile south of here was destroyed by fire about 1:30 a.m. today. Responding to the fire were Pat Sanders, Charles Artz, Jim Hollis and Pete Mulkey. Dale Dennis assisted a fire truck with a pump. The group was able to save farm buildings close to the barn.
25 YEARS AGO
The sixth annual Good Ol' Days, Fort Scott's own community get-together and entertainment extravaganza, will be held June 5-7. As usual, events start with a parade on Friday evening, followed by the Meal-on-the-Mall and a street dance. The popular events from past year -- the street fair, children's fair, Red Garter Saloon, railroad exhibit, antique show, quilt show and, from last year, the lip-sync contest--will be back again. Don't forget the Dragoon Charge 10-kilometer run or the softball, tennis and horseshoes tournaments, or the bed race, or the bread bake-off. And of course there will be the entertainment, virtually non-stop on five different stages. New this year will be the ugly truck contest, in conjunction with the parade and a chili cook-off.
Eighty-four members attended the meeting of American Association of Retired Persons with Ava Webber presiding. Jill Gorman, music instructor at St. Mary's School, introduced 19 first grade students who entertained the group. Mrs. Gorman was assisted by Irene Langerot.
Does 8.5 percent interest you? -- Certificates of Deposit -- Edward D. Jones and Co., Marvin Silliman.