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Signature campaign

Thursday, December 6, 2012

100 YEARS AGO

(1912)

The Holiness Industrial Children's Home wishes to thank those who so kindly remembered us on Thanksgiving Day. The offerings were as follows: Mrs. Ralph Kinders, 3 cans of corn; Mrs. J.H. Lane, 1/2 gallon peaches, one peck of walnuts; Grandma Piles, 2 bushels walnuts; from Eastern Study Club, 3 quarts peaches, 1 quart plums, 2 quarts plum butter, 2 quarts fruit butter, 2 glasses jell, 2 quarts tomatoes, caddy of ginger snaps and peck of potatoes; from Mrs. Loura, 1 peck potatoes; received from the primary Sunday School class of the Grace Methodist church, 1/2 peck potatoes, 1 peck apples, 4 pounds popcorn, 3 pounds walnuts.

Our children all wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. -- Maggie V. Shull, Superintendent.

Editor, Tribune:

The article in last evening's Tribune headed "Stolen Coffee Recovered" was somewhat misleading, especially that portion stating that the coffee was found back of the Plaza School by the pupils and distributed among them, and later the officers recovered the same. The coffee was found back of the school and the same reported to me and I immediately called up the chief of police. The officers did not know of the stolen coffee until they were informed by me. -- E.J. Hawkins, Principal Plaza School.

75 YEARS AGO

(1937)

An organized campaign to obtain the signatures of a majority of the citizens of Bourbon County on petitions which call upon Congress to keep America out of war is to be launched immediately under the supervision of Foreign Wars of the United States. The appeal to Congress reads as follows:

"We, the undersigned citizens of the United States of America, call upon the Congress and the President to adopt and apply policies designed to keep America out of war and supported by a national defense program adequate for the protection of our country and its people."

A quantity of petition blanks were received by Commander A.W. Burke from national headquarters at Kansas City.

These petition blanks will be circulated by members of Post 1165 and distributed to various other local civic, patriotic, religious and fraternal groups.

Gold Star Mothers in this community will be given the first opportunity to affix their signatures to the petition, according to Commander Burke.

He said, "It is the privilege of these mothers to be the first to raise their voices in opposition to war."

50 YEARS AGO

(1962)

Hewitt-New Unit, American Legion Auxiliary, Mound City, heard a report from rehabilitation chairman Vera Williams. She reported that 101 pounds of carpet rags, 40 dozen cookies, 160 books, three pairs of scuffies, six lap robes, one laundry bag and two bibs had been sent to Wadsworth Veterans Hospital. During November, "gift boxes" for Wadsworth had been placed in Mound City business houses. Cash donations totaled $122. Since the Nov. 21 meeting, an additional 20 dozen cookies and 35 pounds of carpet rags have been delivered to Wadsworth.

Membership chairman Ruth Poole reported to date there are 142 members, with a quota of 150.

Washable plastic 54-by-72 inch table cloth ($2.98 value) with the purchase of $2 or more gas at Co-Op Service Station, 308 N. National Ave.

Franklin vaccine and supplies for livestock at Fort Scott Drug Co., 103 S. Main St.

Have her stone remounted for Christmas. Mounting $13.95 and up. All diamond work done in our store. -- Adams Jewelry.

We loan money for any worthwhile purpose. Atkins Insurance and Loans. Money dial -- BA3-0701.

Open a Christmas account and pay nothing till March 10. No down payment and no minimum payment. -- Edmistons

Nell Dikeman
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