100 YEARS AGO
Many disappointed hunters returned to Fort Scott yesterday evening after spending a day in the field in pursuit of "Bobwhites," reporting that quail are scarce this season and that their destruction during the two weeks of the open season will not be as general as had been anticipated. Some were fortunate enough to return with good bags, but the majority of the hunters had but few, if any birds. Many of the better places for hunting birds near Fort Scott have been posted against hunters, and hunting is absolutely prohibited there. On the farms where one may hunt, it is said that the hunters have been so thick during the early fall that the game has been exterminated. The quail have either been driven from these places to others where they receive the protection of the owner of the land, or they have been exterminated, the early hunters practically shooting them in "self defense."
75 YEARS AGO
One of the earliest snowfalls to ever be recorded in Fort Scott hit here last night and when the fall ceased early this morning it measured 7 1.2 inches, or .72 of an inch of water. The snow was very wet and helped to relieve the dry condition in this vicinity. A review of Tribune records failed to reveal a snow of this heavy nature so early in the season in the past 20 years. The record showed some very cold weather. On Nov. 16, 1932, the mercury stood at 1 degree above zero in Fort Scott.
Dr. J.D. Hunter, who with his wife and Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Beatty, have been at Hutchinson visiting the Hunters' son, Richard Hunter and wife and baby daughter Cynthia, last night wired his assistant, Mrs. Mary Johnson, that the party was snowbound at El Dorado. They expected to reach Fort Scott later today.
50 YEARS AGO
Kenneth W. Lyon of Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, has advised his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Lyon, that he has received a promotion from first lieutenant to captain. Lyon returned from Korea in September after 13 months assignment there. His wife is the former Janet Whiteside, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Whiteside.
The staff of the Fort Scott Greenhouse requests the honor of your presence at our 33rd annual Flower Festival 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18. Flowers for everyone. Prizes awarded. B.P.W. Club and City Federation members will be your hostesses. Thanksgiving and Christmas open house.
Photo caption: "TV student Tom Miller, Fort Scott junior at the University of Kansas, works with other students in the television laboratories at the university. Tom, son of Mrs. Shirley Miller, is majoring in radio-TV in the William Allen White School of Journalism and Public Information."
25 YEARS AGO
Michael Dikeman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Dikeman of Route 2, has received the Distinguished Teaching Award of the American Meat Science Association. He is professor of animal science and industry at Kansas State University and has been on the faculty since 1970.
In 1974, Dikeman received the Kansas State College of Agriculture's Outstanding Faculty Member Award and was named one of the Outstanding Young Men in America. In 1979, he received the Gamma Sigma Delta Outstanding Teacher Award of Merit. He was selected "Faculty of the Semester" in 1980, 1983 and 1987. In 1981, he received the Distinguished Teacher Award from the Midwest Section of the American Society of Animal Science. He received the Outstanding Teacher Award from the Central Region of the National Association of College and Teachers Agriculture in 1983.