100 YEARS AGO
The proposed woman suffrage amendment to the constitution carried in Bourbon County by a majority of 750. It was given a majority in 11 county precincts and in every city ward. The 10 county precincts which gave majorities against it are North and South Osage, West Freedom, South Franklin, West Mill Creek, West Marmaton, East Drywood, East and West Pawnee and East Walnut.
Many merchants along Main Street have been having an exciting time with their screens and many are so confused they can't tell whether they are on or off. When the snow came last week, every screen door along Main came down, and now every one is up again. The weather has been changing back and forth so much it is impossible to keep track and to know just how nice or how bad it is. One man who conducts a business on Main had the following to say: "I have taken my screens down five times and my wife has had me take them down from our house at least that many times. Now they are down and the flies are so thick you can kill them by swinging a club in the air."
75 YEARS AGO
The City Commission did not pass an amendment to the city traffic ordinance at their weekly meeting, as had been expected, fixing a time limit of two hours on parking in certain downtown areas. But the question of just what downtown areas to include in the amendment presented such an obstacle that Attorney Glen Louderback decided to wait a week to draft the amendment. It had been tentatively decided to apply the two-hour parking rule to Main Street, between Market and Main Street, between Market and Second streets, and to First Street and Wall Street between Scott and National avenues. It was decided to take time to determine just what all the downtown business houses downtown desire before taking action.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "These three men have been busy the last few days cutting grass, raking leaves and, in general, putting the finishing touches on U.S. National Cemetery No. 1 before the centennial celebration observance Saturday. The men are George Jones, Jewell Smith and Nole Beerbower. Smith has been on the since 1949 and Jones since 1950. Beerbower has been added to the staff in anticipation of the observance." -- Tribune photo
(Nov. 8) NEW YORK (AP) -- Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt, a first lady whose stature grew from the White House to the world, died in her Manhattan apartment Wednesday night. The 78- year-old widow of the nation's 32nd president and niece of the 29th president had suffered what the family described as "complicated type of anemia" for 2 1/2 years. "One of the great ladies in the history of this country has passed from the scene," said President Kennedy. Leaders of the nation and the world joined in expressing sorrow and loss.
25 YEARS AGO
Junior Mike Emerson broke off a 92-yard run for one touchdown and sophomore Tim Bradbury fired a 43-yard halfback pass to senior tight end Matt Goltra for another, as Fort Scott High School's Tigers outlasted Ottawa 15-14 in the regular season finale.
Former Fort Scott Street Commissioner Hilton Herman "Slats" Wogan, 78, died Saturday at Mercy Hospital. He was a lifelong resident of Fort Scott.
A Veterans Day memorial service is planned for Wednesday at the Fort Scott National Cemetery, with Mayor Wally Anthony as master of ceremonies. A rifle salute will be conducted by the Fort Scott National Guard commanded by Sgt. Troy Shankles.