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Friday, September 14, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

Rexford (Rex) Walls returned last night from Denver, departing from there 12 hours in advance of a snow storm that started there yesterday and continued over today. He was accompanied under the welcome arch (that he gazed upon less than a week ago for the first time, thinking it was erected for him alone) and to the Union Station by the September wind, fresh from Pike's Peak, which insisted on whistling "There's No Place Like Home." Mr. Walls will continue his residence in Fort Scott.

Fort Scott automobile dealers predict that more autos will be bought by the farmers this fall than ever, and that the farmers of this section will own as many autos as the farmers in the western part of the state, who use hundreds of them. Rainy as it was, there were many farmers in town yesterday looking at machines.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

Limerick Winner:

"We'll soon be enthused over football,

"And Trade Days that come in the fall.

"In the mud should you mire,

"The car is not likely to stall." -- Vera Neil, Hiattville

Limerick Winner:

"We'll soon be enthused over football,

"And Trade Days that come in the fall,

"She'll buy Texaco gas,

"For she's a smart lass,

"And he'll wear a Key overall."

Jim Martin, who lives between Mapleton and Harding, was in Mapleton last week with some very large apples. There was one especially fine specimen that weighed 1 1/4 pounds.

Values for Fort Scott Day: Louderback's certified values include 8 lbs. Jonathan No. 1 apples, 8 lbs. 25 cents.

Consider these opportunities for investment and home buying: 317 Heylman $500; 601 Heylman $600; 623 Heylman $500. Prices will continue to rise, so now is the time to invest in these certified values. -- Fort Scott Building & Loan Association. Phone 306.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Miss Shirley Hoggatt, Fort Scott Junior College sophomore from Garland, is the new president of juco student body for the academic year 1962-63. She was elected in a record -breaking vote. A total of 124 college students cast their ballots. Miss Hoggatt led the ticket with 103 votes. Other officers elected were sophomore vice president Earl Carter; freshman vice president Kenneth McCain; sophomore class representatives Danny Magee, Patsy Blair, Mike Dikeman and Pat Niemeir; freshmen representatives Joe Rei, Marsha Becco, Sharon Harlan, Larry Sinn and Beverly Thornton. Marcel Normand, political science instructor at the college, is the sponsor.

Photo caption: "Fort Scott High School band officers for the 1962-63 season include Kenda Kay Barrett, Karen Jo Lewis, Steve McClain, Gary Cullor, Jim McCollam and Bob Haynes. -- Tribune photo

Miss Keitha Bohlander, dean of women, Fort Scott Junior College, was the guest speaker at the Chanute Business and Professional Womens Club.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Fort Scott Community College President Dick Hedges said the college is expecting a record annual 1987 enrollment. Although he expects enrollment to rise above last year's figure, the increase may not be as dramatic as the increase in the 1966-67enrollment. "We had spectacular growth last year and some the year before that. This year should be a record year," Hedges said. He added that there had been progress made in recruiting traditional students.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Reagan Administration blames skyrocketing doctor bills for a projected 38.5 percent increase next year in the nation's 31 million Medicare recipients. The Medicare program was created in 1965.

Photo caption: "Three employees of Mercy Hospital were honored with a retirement party. Honored were Virginia Stevens, 15 years in nursing service; Helen Metcalf, 22 years in dietary; and Darlene Grant, 18-year employee in dietary." -- Photo by John Lechliter

(Sept. 16)

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY

STEVE DAVIDSON,

WITH LOVE,

Julie, Sarah, Janet, Micah

Nell Dikeman
Memories spring eternal ...