100 YEARS AGO
Recognizing the danger of further spread of infantile paralysis, which has already resulted in a number of deaths here and with which numerous others are now suffering, the Bourbon County Medical Society this afternoon at a special meeting advised that for the present at least, all children be kept at home; that they not attend Sunday schools, picture shows, parties, receptions of any nature, nor mingle together. It was also the consensus of opinion among physicians present that if parents have a desirable place where children could be taken during the danger period here that it would be advisable for them to do so, though a number of physicians dissented from this view. Those favorable to it, stated that such a place should be carefully selected, where none of the disease has existed, and should be away from cities or other places of general travel, as the danger there would be as great as that existing in Fort Scott.
The work of excavating on First Street from Andrick to Arthur streets and on Caldwell Street from Wall Street to First Street, preparatory to paving those sections with brick, is under way.
The dirt taken from the streets is being hauled to the grounds of the old Ivy School, which is to be landscaped.
75 YEARS AGO
Fort Scott's unit of the Kansas National Guard, Battery E of the 161st Field Artillery, will leave early Sunday by motor truck for Fort Riley where it will take part for the two weeks in the mammoth military maneuvers staged by the Fourth Army. The roster of the Fort Scott battery includes Commanding Officer Clyde Gordon and Executive Officer First Lt. George W. Bainum.
Green Gables, 1/2 mile west of Fort Scott on Highway 54, managed by John Lockwood, features a special floor show Friday and Saturday nights: "Sugar Foot and Peaches," an African-American team direct from the Ambassador Club in Los Angeles; also Dannie Byrnes and his orchestra.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "Languishing after being adorned as Queens of the ladies' links of Southeast Kansas are Ernestine Leek, Mildred Bloomfield, Virginia Crane, Barbara Gench and Dorothy Leek. They teamed up during the season just ended to find themselves at the head of the point makers and were awarded the team trophy. Teams in SEK include two from Coffeyville, two from Parsons and one each from Pittsburg and Fort Scott." -- Tribune photo
William H. Hagan, DVM, a native of Fort Scott, received the 1962 American Medical Association Award. The award recognizes Hagan for his contributions to the advancement of veterinary medicine in its organizational aspects. Dr. Hagan was born Oct. 14, 1893, in Fort Scott. He received his DVM degree from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1915. Dr. Hagan has been a professor at Cornell University for more than 40 years. He was named a dean in 1919.
25 YEARS AGO
Thirty-three attended the meeting of the Garland Community Club. Prizes were won by Donald Fiegener, Curt Rourk, Marguerite Leist, Pat Cullison, Jennifer Hart, Nathan Hart, Linda Cullison and Janie Adams.
O.F.F. Club and Restaurant presents "Nerd Nite." Wear what you would never wear in public!! -- "Triple Threat" 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.., 101 State St.
Hammond Area News (By Essie Niemeir) -- Mrs. Nellie Russell celebrated her 100th birthday Aug. 2 with open house at the Deerfield Community Building. Bernice Claypool and Bonnie Simons were among the 80 guests. Mrs. Russell, at one time, lived near Hammond.
Jim and Fred Emmerson and John and Evelyn Emmerson have returned from a camping trip to Oshkosh, Wis.