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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

H.G. Moore, president of the Kansas City Commercial Club and one of the big men of that city, will deliver an address on "Town Development and the Necessity of a Good Live Commercial Club" at the annual meeting of the Fort Scott Industrial Association meeting tomorrow. The address will be delivered at the banquet to be held at the Goodlander Hotel. Also, a couple of local speakers will discuss certain matters pertaining to the good of the city and its future development. Don't make any dates with your wife tomorrow and don't go home to supper. Take in the banquet at the Goodlander and have a good, profitable time.

The people of Hammond challenge the claim of Richards, Mo., as being the biggest hay shipping point in this section. George Currier, one of the biggest hay shippers in that section, says that there is an average of between 300 and 400 carloads of hay shipped out of Hammond every year. There also is much stock shipped out of Hammond.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

To L.H. Taylor, second-hand dealer on East Wall Street, Tribune advertising means something. Mr. Taylor advertised for 100 dozen fruit jars. He left his advertisement for less than a week. He reports that through the ad he had bought and sold a total of 200 dozen of the fruit jars, tripling the business he original expected to do.

Time is drawing near for placing of entries in the Corn Festival to be held Saturday in Fort Scott and in which cash prizes will be awarded. Indications are that the festival will bring in the best grain products in the county for exhibition in downtown Fort Scott. Large crowds will be present and the school band will parade and give a concert. Farmers and 4-H members should make arrangements at once through the Chamber of Commerce for space in downtown store windows.

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

A continued interest in their children's progress was evidenced by a large percentage of parents at the junior High School PTA open house last night. The auditorium was filled for the business session. Darrel Ray, president, conducted the meeting.

Devotions on "The Bible as a Home Library" were given by Ray Dobbins. The flag salute was led by the Camp Fire group of Mrs. Dick Phillips. Superintendent Robert Hicks urged support of a two mill levy on a countywide basis in the November election. "It is an opportunity to allow people in the county to help share the expense of the junior college," Hicks said. Junior high principal Joe Arkle and office manager, Mrs. Arkle, were introduced.

Kent Atkins, a Fort Scott 1962 pharmacy graduate of the University of Kansas, and now of Wichita, was among pharmacists and sponsored students who attended a course conducted by the university Oct. 5 at Lawrence. The traveling pharmacy education program featured lectures by KU professors.

25 YEARS AGO

(1987)

Tickets go on sale Thursday for the annual Frontier Christmas Tour of Fort Scott National Historic Site Dec. 4-5. The tour provides visitors with an opportunity to observe traditional holiday festivities circa 1845. Park staff and volunteers dressed in period costume will present vignettes during the tour showing aspects of life on the frontier. A $3 fee will be charged to cover expenses associated with the tours.

Sheriff's officers said a cow owned by a rural Bourbon county farmer was apparently killed and mutilated sometime during the weekend. Leslie Seaver, Route 1, reported that sometime between Friday and Monday someone mutilated an Angus cow. Officers said no other such reports have been received.

Nell Dikeman
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