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Friday, August 17, 2012



County Clerk Fred Schwartz has completed the compiling of the returns of the township assessors, giving many statistics in addition to the amount of taxable property in each township and city of the county and finds from the returns that the population of the county has increased 76 over the returns of 1911, the total this year being 25,309 as compared with 25,233 for last year. A slight gain was shown in all of the smaller cities except Uniontown, where the population remind the same. In Fort Scott, a gain of 48 was shown by the return.

The annual August clearance sale at the W.H. Calhoun & Co. store was advertised to start at 9 a.m. today and by the time the doors were opened more than 100 people, eager for the bargains advertised, were there. Hundreds followed throughout the morning and the Calhoun sale is one of its largest. The sale will continue until all of the summer stock is cleaned out. Everything was found exactly as advertised, as it always is at Calhoun's.



More prize limericks:

"There was a young lady of station,

Who planned an extended vacation.

I'll need a camera from Lutes,

And some good hiking boots.

Then I'll enjoy any place in creation."

--Mrs. John Dugan, Route 5, Fort Scott

"There was a young lady of station,

Who planned an extended vacation.

With a nifty outfit form Cole's,

Miller's shoes with good soles,

Oh, boy! What a swell combination."

--Mrs. J.F. Ramsey, Route 3, Fort Scott

"There was a young lady of station,

Who planned an extended vacation.

She bought a swimsuit from Joe,

And enough Texaco,

To arrive at a cool destination."

--Mrs. C.E. Benson, Fort Scott



Notice: I have sold my veterinary practice and hospital to Dr. Paul A. Schafer and will devote my time to real estate loans and investments. My office is located at 1021 S. Judson St. (east entrance). -- Dr. L.W. Richardson. Adv.

Photo caption: "Back in operating condition is the tiny steam engine which powered the popcorn machine which stood at the corner of Main and Wall streets many years ago. Frank Lampton put the little machine back in running order through the use of improvised tools in his machine shop at his home, 309 Circle Drive." -- Tribune photo

Consolidated assets of the Western Casualty and Surety Co. and The Western Fire Insurance Co., for the first time, exceed $1,000,000 in the semi-annual reports to stockholders.

TOPEKA (AP) -- Joe Skubitz defeated Walter McVey for the Republican nomination for Congress in the new 5th District by 142 votes, official figures compiled by the secretary of state showed today.

Calling all kids to the Kiddies Matinee Saturday featuring 5 cartoons at Fox Theatre Saturday at 1:30. All seats 25 cents.



Dr. Lee Droegemueller, the new Kansas Commissioner of Education, told Fort Scott Community College faculty and board members that FSCC is an outstanding faculty and is meeting the needs of the community. He spoke at the in-service banquet.

At the meeting of the FSCC Board of Trustees, a report on the college truck driving recruiting efforts and an update on adult and developmental education were heard. Steve Hoyle said the trucking companies he has talked with say they can use all the trained drivers they can get. "The demand is beyond my belief," he said. "There are 5,000 jobs waiting right now." These companies include Midwestern Distribution of Fort Scott, MCI and Tri-State, he said.

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