100 YEARS AGO
The Y.M.C.A. Red and Blue membership teams were guests of the association. An excellent dinner was served in which everyone did credit After the last plate was scraped clean, Chairman Marble congratulated the teams upon the remarkable success they had in getting new members. The idea is for members of both teams carry blank applications. In this manner, the membership will be increased to 600 before the end of summer.
This morning there were several warrants sworn out against owners of dogs for not paying their taxes this year. If arrested, a fine of $2 must be paid if found guilty. Now that many people have found that the dogs will not be killed they feel they have a good chance to slip out of the tax, but this year the war is waged against the owners and not the dogs themselves. So there will be many indignant people sitting in police court to be found guilty.
75 YEARS AGO
UNIONTOWN -- It was decided to make the 1937 fair strictly a Bourbon County Fair allowing no exhibits its outside of the county. The special features will be a style review and horse show. Other special attractions will be secured. Fair dates are Aug. 24-27.
Plans are under way for sponsoring a penny ice fund in Fort Scott again this year. Captain Olin Brigman of the Salvation Army said last year's drive proved successful in meeting a serious need of ice during the hot summer months for needy families. Ice is to be made available at special rates for distribution to needy families. Deliveries will be made to families on payment of but one cent a day. Contributions to the fund will be received at Citizens National Bank.
50 YEARS AGO
Four men of the area have enlisted in the Navy and are now at recruit training at San Diego. Jackie L. Oharah, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marion Oharah of rural Uniontown, Raymond Holsman, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Holsman of Pleasanton, and Elbert L. Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Ford of rural Uniontown have enlisted under the guaranteed school program for high school graduates. Kenneth E. Sabine, son of Mrs. Mary L. Wallace of Pleasanton, chose the general field.
AMEN -- Nancy Brown of Arcadia is one of The Tribune's rural correspondents. Among her stories this week includes the following:
"While fishing recently in a strip pit near their home, Marion and Dale James pulled their boat up against a bank ... It scared a frog which leaped into the water and startled a four-pound bass which leaped from the water right into their boat."
Photo caption: "Gary Roufs of Fulton displays a 7-pound bass caught in a farm pond on live bait. Roufs' reel wasn't working well so the 14-year-old fisherman backed away from the water until the fish was on the bank and his pals grabbed it."--Tribune photo
25 YEARS AGO
Sunny skies played vital role in the success of the Sixth Annual Good Ol' Days celebration. "It was our best ever," said Anne Emerson, Good Ol' Days Steering Committee member.
Sheridan Steele, superintendent of Fort Scott National Historic Site, said 12,675 people signed the register at the old Fort, where guided tours, weapons demonstrations and firings, mounted dragoon demonstrations and living history took place.
Every performance of the Red Garter Saloon show sold out, with a total of about 1,400 people attending. The cast of about 25 locals included dancing girls, musicians and singing bartenders. And, of course, Carrie Nation and her followers.