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Sympathy earns a swim

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

H.C. Jones, 75 years of age, and a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on National Avenue last night while seated in his chair. Mr. Jones was an old resident of the county, having lived in the Berlin neighborhood for many years, but recently came to Fort Scott and was living at the bend of National Avenue, leading to the National Cemetery. The funeral will be held Friday at the home.

During the game of armory hall between the Presbyterians and the County Institute, Superintendent of City Schools H.D. Ramose, in running to second base, slipped and fell. He was assisted to an automobile and taken home. Dr. Newman was summoned and found one of the bones broken at the ankle, which will incapacitate Mr. Ramsey for some time to come.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

The lack of a dime to gain admission to the municipal swimming pool was a small obstacle to one Fort Scott youngster, who resorted to his own ingenuity to achieve the desired end.

Approaching a stranger, the youngster remarked, "Sure is a keen day to go swimming," and continued, "I don't have any money to go swimming because I give it all to my mother and I left her at home sick. I stay with her 'till Dad gets home from work. He is on WPA and he gives her all the money, too. I don't ever get a chance to go swimming."

"Well, see here Sonny," said the man who didn't have a kid in swimming. "If you did have a dime to go swimming, would you be sure to get home in time for supper?"

"Oh sure, you bet I'd get home in time," he promised. And in another moment the dust was flying as he made for the bathhouse, a dime clenched in his fist.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Marilyn Clary and Darnel Niemeir are the final candidates for Saturday night's Dairy Princess contest.

Marilyn Clary is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clary. She is a spring graduate of Fort Scott High School and has been a 4-H club member for five years. Miss Clary was FFA queen and track queen and a band majorette.

Darlene Niemeir, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Niemeir, is a 1961 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She has been a member of 4-H for nine years and received special honors.

Montgomery Ward June Jamboree -- Regular $34.85 boy's or girl's Hawthorne bike $29.88; regular $39.95 maintenance free aluminum storm and screen door $31.88; five piece stainless set $24.88.

Food suggestion: A bonus for leftover meatloaf is to cut in thin slices and then in small squares. Place a square on a saltine and dab with chili sauce.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Photo caption: "Terry Hughes worked this morning on the base of the Dale Hammons memorial at the Fort Scott Middle School. Over the past 1 1/2 years students raised money for the memorial through activities such as bake sales, book fairs and a talent show. Hammons, who had been principal of the middle school since 1979, died of Guillain-Barre Syndrome in December 1985. -- Photo by Gretchen Peppenger

The eighth annual Homes for the Holidays tour, Dec. 5-6, features three Victorian-era homes: the 1873 home of Dr. and Mrs. Charles C. Anderson, 1124 Burke; the 1881 home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gentry, 801 S. Crawford; and the 1887 home of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth D. Lunt, 512 S. Judson. The event is sponsored by the Historic Preservation Association of Bourbon County to raise funds for association projects including the Ralph Richards Museum and the Old Congregational Church.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...