100 YEARS AGO
A number of residents of the West Liberty neighborhood spent yesterday afternoon in Fort Scott raising funds for the employment of the Fort Scott Band at the candidates' picnic to be held at West Liberty on the 25th. The necessary amount was raised within a short time and the band has been employed for the day. It is possible that many will go from Fort Scott to West Liberty on the 25th as practically all of the county candidates and a number of those who are asking for state offices will be present and the gathering will be made one of the largest of its kind held in the state of Kansas.
Cheney's Undertaking; lady attendant. Phone 86. -- Adv.
A gasoline shortage. -- State Oil Inspector J.S. Longshore says dealers cannot supply demand and there is no relief in sight for automobile owners.
Several youngsters amused themselves this afternoon in a dangerous manner. Two boys and one girl came down National Avenue and across the Missouri-Pacfic tracks in a baby buggy. It was senseless in nature as it was a narrow escape from vehicles.
75 YEARS AGO
The old story of the Westerner who went East and was taken in by a couple of eastern sharks was reversed when Carl Eshelbrenner, just returned from a visit in Pennsylvania, and his brother recently reeled in a couple of genuine five-foot sharks in Delaware Bay. They really weren't after sharks, having gone out on the bay in a double-oared rowboat for deep sea fish. But the sharks came in handy, as fishermen at the docks were willing to clean the entire catch for the two sharks, which they considered quite a delicacy.
The school board met last night. The budget as proposed provides for a 10 percent increase in he present salaries of the teachers of the Fort Scott School System and other employees. This is the second partial restoration of drastic cuts made a few years ago in the salaries of school employees. Two years ago a restoration was made amounting to 5 percent of the salaries the employees then were drawing, and less than 4 percent of their original salaries. The salary scale here has always been low and the board felt that with increasing costs burdening the teachers and others, it was necessary to make an adjustment at this time.
50 YEARS AGO
School District No. 9 selected a site for its proposed eight-classroom school. The northeast corner of property at the intersection of highway 7-39 and Airport Road was chosen by the site committee on advice of architects of the Kiene and Bradley firm of Topeka. Ten locations were viewed by the committee and architects. The final decision was between the site of the present Catt School and the location selected.
The paramount factor was the availability of utilities. It was estimated the costs of installation of gas and water would amount to between $12,000 to $15,000 per mile and the site chosen would effect a savings of several thousand dollars to the new district.
An election will be held by Aug. 15 to vote on the proposed site.
The site committee includes Burl Johnston (chairman), Mrs. Mary Townsend, Melvin Seavers, Carl Lundberg, Barbara Schoonover, Walter Campbell, Roy Singmaster, Fred Clary, Bob Johnson and Herman Clark.
Photo caption: Winners of trophies in the recreation tournament are John McFall, champion; Gary Rhodes, second; and Bob McFall, third. The trophies were presented by Bill's Sports Shop and Helen's Beauty Salon. -- Tribune photo
25 YEARS AGO