100 YEARS AGO
There is a rumor being circulated to the effect that the county commissioners have decided to publish a list of the names of people who received help from the city and county during the past winter. The people who did charity work are up in arms about the matter and are trying to persuade the commissioners to spare some of the people a great deal of pain that this publication would do them. The commissioners claim they are going to do it to stop the impostors, but it is argued that the impostors are the ones who would not care if their names were publicized. It is the people who want work and are unable to make a bare living and as a last resort are forced to ask for aid. The people who are doing charity work are doing all they can to keep it out of the papers.
75 YEARS AGO
S.S. Carroll, assistant engineer in the office of the District United States Engineer at Kansas City, Mo., is in Fort Scott making an investigation regarding the most disastrous Marmaton River flood, that of September 1916. Mr. Carroll will determine the extent of the overflow, the damaged caused to homes, places of business, bridges, other structures and objects. He will determine the height reached by the water at various points in the flooded area.
Mr. Carroll's investigation is another preliminary step toward the proposed beginning of the federal government for the control of floods on the Marmaton River.
Too marvelous for words! WHITE graduation footwear in a complete variety of styles for $2.95. -- Family Shoe Store, next door north of Vogue.
McNabb's Sanitary Market -- baby beef steak, 2 lbs. 25 cents; beef and pork for meatloaf, 1 lb. 10 cents; all beef hamburger, 2 lbs. 25 cents.
50 YEARS AGO
Graduates of Fort Scott High School will be honored with a party sponsored by their parents following commencement tomorrow night at Memorial Hall. A dance and party will be held at the National Guard Armory. A popular orchestra has been engaged and there will be gifts and the best of food, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Hammons, overall chairmen announced.
Dr. and Mrs. Francis Stone will be in charge of decorations and Mr. and Mrs. Julian Cochran will have charge of refreshments. A program has been arranged by Mr. and Mrs. Phil Frick and Mr. and Mrs. Harl Campbell.
The class sponsors are Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Clayton and Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Manley. Invited guests include Dean Ralph Evans Mrs. Evans and Superintendent of Schools R.E. Hicks and Mrs. Hicks.
Mr. and Mrs. Don Simpson of Garland entertained with a party Sunday evening at their home celebrating the first birthday of their daughter Lisa.
25 YEARS AGO
The downtown streets of Fort Scott are again lined with barrels of flowers. This year they are more abundant due to the efforts of the Downtown Fort Scott project.
According to Judy Renard, chairman of the Promotions Committee, the project financed the purchase of additional barrels, the soil, and hundreds of plantings. Twelve volunteers from downtown businesses assisted and three PRIDE members to include Dee Anne Renard, Jennifer Covey and Troy Collier.
Downtown merchants who have planters in front of their businesses have accepted the responsibility of maintaining their flower barrels, said Mrs. Renard.
Fort Scott Municipal Swimming Pool, Fisher Park, will open Monday and will remain open until after Labor Day, according to Gloria Key, manager. The fee is $1 per person per visit. Season passes are available for families at $40, plus tax; for singles 18 years old and older at $30, plus tax; and for singles under 18 at $20, plus tax.