100 YEARS AGO
Sheriff George Cowan will swear in two deputy sheriffs to assist in keeping the peace at Gunn Park and Athletic Park for the July 4th festivities so no rowdyism is to be permitted at either place. The sale of fireworks is not now permitted in Fort Scott. This is a great aid in keeping the peace on the Fourth.
With all the thousands who visited Fort Scott and Gunn Park on the last Fourth there was not an accident of any consequence here. A number of the smaller cities of the county, which are also to celebrate tomorrow, have asked that they also be given police protection.
The cage of monkeys will be one of the amusements for the children who spend the Fourth at Gunn Park, as the four monkeys have been placed in the large cage erected there for them. Their home is an especially fine one and gives them much room for their gymnastics.
75 YEARS AGO
H.C. Stitcher, state supervisor of WPA museum services, was here yesterday in connection with the new WPA museum being established on the Carroll Plaza under the sponsorship of the city. He brought with him to be placed among the exhibits at the museum a miniature covered wagon and loom made at Emporia by WPA museum workers and 100 pictures of historic buildings, trees and scenes in Kansas, hand painted in watercolors by Margaret Whitmore at Topeka.
Maguire's, 120 South Main St.: Heinz cucumber pickles, bread and butter style, large jar 22 cents; Oleo, 2 lbs. 27 cents; hamburger, 2 lbs. 25 cents; fresh tongue, lb., 20 cents; smoked tongue, lb., 25 cents; Libby's tomato juice, No. 1 size tins, 1 dozen 89 cents.
To outfit the family shop Litwin's: for men and boys good color-fast shorts and swiss ribbed shirts in all sizes, 15 cents; rayon or cotton men's polo shirts, 49 cents; boys' polo shirts, 25 cents; all wool swimming suits in one-piece style, bright red, blue, green, rust and peach; women's $1.98; girls' $1.49.
50 YEARS AGO
Fort Scott and Kansas City skydivers thrilled a crowd of an estimated 5,000 yesterday at the Fort Scott Municipal Airport.
The aerial show was sponsored by Bob Brooks, airport manager.
Albers Rabbit Pellets, Wall Street Feed & Produce, 215 E. Wall St.
Two mailboxes have been blown up this week by pre-Fourth of July revelers, according to word received at the county sheriff's office. The rural boxes of Jack Casner, Route 4, and Merritt Jordon Route 2, were targets of persons who put firecrackers or other explosives in the boxes, it was reported.
Chet Borg, owner of the Mo-Kan Drive-In Theater, said today aerial fireworks displays are planned for tonight and tomorrow night.
Notice: Schasteen Grocery, Fifth and Burke streets, will be open all day on July 4th; also Sundays and evenings. -- Adv.
25 YEARS AGO
The Tribune will not publish Saturday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. July 4 is one of six holidays a year on which the newspaper does not publish. Others are New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
The 1987 McKinnis family reunion was held June 3-4 at Uniontown. On Friday 110 family members met at the home of Jake and Doris Underwood for an evening of entertainment. On Saturday morning, 18 of the living first cousins met for coffee at the home of Lucille Lewis, Fort Scott. On Saturday evening a dinner was catered by Ralph and Kay Roufs at Uniontown City Park.
Lynne Holt, Phoenix, gave a historical sketch on the McKinnis family in Bourbon County as obtained from the three living children of Siegle McKinnis and Effie Mae Burris McKinnis, who are Rosa Holt and Ruth Smith, Uniontown, and Harvey Smith, Springfield, Colo.