100 YEARS AGO
For the first time in several weeks the fire alarm sounded at the noon hour today, the fire department responding to a call at 415 S. Margarine St. A few minutes later and before the first fire had been extinguished, the second department was called to the Lee Milestone residence, near the corner of Fourth and Crawford streets, where a small shed was ablaze. Only two men were at headquarters for the second run but they were able to control the blaze with the aid of chemicals. The first fire was at the W.H. Morton home, and did but little damage. The run there was a long and hard one, as it was uphill for much of the distance. The loss in both fires amounted to but a few dollars.
J.I. Sheppard left yesterday for Independence on law business.
Jonathan Davis was among those in town yesterday from the western part of the county.
75 YEARS AGO
PLEASANTON -- The A.O. Culture Club sponsored a dance recital at the high school auditorium by the pupils of Thelma Parker's dance class. Accompanists were Mrs. Edythe Biggs and Mrs. Moriarty of Fort Scott.
BLUE MOUND -- Mr. and Mrs. Lester Emerson observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Nov. 13. They were married in Blue Mound in 1887. Mr. Emerson is 71 years of age and still runs his barbershop where he has been in business for over 50 years. Mrs. Emerson is 67 and is still very active in church work.
She has lived in Blue Mound longer than any other resident. This couple are held in very high esteem and the community extends to them congratulations.
The new amended traffic ordinance as drafted by City Attorney Glen Louderback, with its clause providing for two-hour parking limit in much of the downtown district, was not passed by the city commissioners yesterday because of the fact that representatives of business houses along National Avenue in the downtown district, which was not included in the two-hour limit draft, had notified officials that they desired National, between Oak and Second streets, to be included in the limited parking district. Naturally, the movement to include National in the district has resulted in a growing demand that Scott Ave., between Wall and Second streets, also be included.
50 YEARS AGO
The airport improvement bond issue Nov. 8 evidently did not interest 320 Fort Scott voters as they voted for county candidates but failed to cast ballots on the airport proposal. Figures released by County Clerk Nola Graham disclosed that the 3,561 voters cast by city residents, only 3,241 voted on the airport issue. Another 1,821 voters failed to go to the polls.
Photo caption: "Uniontown seniors have gone beatnik for their class play, 'All Shook Up.' It is a wild satire on modern college life, poking fun at students and faculty alike, and taking nothing including itself, very seriously. Players in this scene are Dewayne Fuhrman and Cheryl Graham."
DALLAS (AP) -- Harvey Bailey emerged from prison Thursday looking more like a kindly grandfather than a gangland gunman.
He left the federal correctional institution at nearby Seagoville and departed for the state penitentiary at Lansing, Kan. Authorities would not comment on Bailey's release from federal custody.
When Bailey led the Memorial Day escape, he had served only about a year of a 50-year sentence for the $32,000 robbery of a bank at Fort Scott , Kan., in 1932. He is going back to serve that sentence.
25 YEARS AGO