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Safety reminders

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

For the past two weeks a tabernacle meeting has been in session at the Christian church at Helper. Up to last night, 84 new members had been added to the church. Sunday services were held the entire day and about 500 people were present.

The Bailey-Lockwood Company is certainly making good with Airdome patrons this week. Last night's offering, "The Morning After," proved a big hit. Tonight they will present a rural comedy drama, "Out of the Fold." Thursday night is "When We Were Twenty-One." The specialties are of an unusually high quality.

This is the big day for the annual Fulton Fair and over 300 from Fort Scott are attending. The roads were lined with rigs and automobiles, all bound for Fulton. Many went by rail. The fair is pronounced by far the best yet.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

FOLKS! For the best buy in fresh and cured meats try our up-to-date market. We buy direct from the biggest packer in Kansas City with three deliveries weekly. This makes it possible for us to bring you these values on the best quality meat that money can buy: Full center slices smoked ham, each 6 cents; extra tender beef steak, pound 15 cents; pure meat (no cereal) hamburger, 2 lb.. 25 cents; extra nice lean pork chops, lb. 25 cents; Tropic Oleo, 2 lb.. 25 cents; New Bourbons 15 lb. peck potatoes 23 cents; Pork & Beans, four 1 lb. cans 25 cents; Potted Ham, 5 cans 15 cents, 14-oz. bottle catsup, 10 cents; full quart mustard, 10 cents. -- Economy Grocery, 124 S. Main. Phone 184. Free Delivery.

Twelve dollars in dimes from a coin bank was taken last night by a prowler who burglarized the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. McDonald, 1206 E. Wall St. The McDonald's were uptown and upon return home found entrance had been made though a bathroom window.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

A cheerleader's sweater and skirt have become almost a uniform for Miss Helen Kay Foster, juco sophomore. This month she began her eighth consecutive year as a cheerleader. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Foster, 1606 S. Eddy St. Her first tryout for cheerleading, in the seventh grade. She said she loved it so much it became a part of her life. She has done part-time work after school hours and during summer vacation and has maintained a high scholastic record.

Young Republicans elected the following officers: Linda Davis, Marsha Becco, Robert Satake, Llona Marshall, Henry Aldis, Sandra Barlow and Ed Gordon. Miss Keitha Bohlander is group sponsor.

Photo caption: "Tim Bloomfield and his father, Bill, combined to win the first father and son championship on the Country Club course in one year. Tim was Junior Flight for boys under 16 and Bill won A-Flight.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

A Safety Reminder:

Spurred by late summer rains and unseasonably cool temperatures, many lawns seem to have so far avoided the dormancy that usually overtakes them this time of year.

That brings to mind a caution that is almost as unseasonable as 65-degree days in September. Beware: that mower can be dangerous. Solid objects lurking beneath the grass can become lethal projectiles.

Dewey Hyden, who lives south of town, was telling about how he was mowing last week when he heard the crash of mower blades meeting a solid object. When he had finished mowing he found the dangerous piece of metal off from where he had hit it.

Fortunately, no one was in its path when the metal came out from under the mower like a shot out of a cannon.

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...