100 YEARS AGO
The last annual school report showed that of more than 8,000 school students in the county, between 3,000 and 4,000 attend the rural schools, while the school attendance in Fort Scott is more than 4,000. The school students in Fort Scott have athletic associations, basketball, baseball and other games, societies and social and other things outside their school work which make school life pleasurable. The students of the rural schools make up a large proportion of the students of the county, and a move in the direction of more recreation in the country schools would certainly not be amiss.
PAINT CREEK -- A large number of this vicinity attended the store opening given by A.M. Routh Saturday. A free lunch and gifts were given to every guest present. Mrs. Oscar Cowan was fortunate to have one of the lucky numbers which entitled her to a sack of flour.
75 YEARS AGO
(Dec. 6) -- The mercury descended to 7 above zero in Fort Scott last night for a new winter cold record in Fort Scott, the previous low mark being 8 above on November 21. The minimum Saturday night was 14 above and the thermometer never got above 32 all day Sunday. The maximum Saturday was 45.
Thirty-nine merchants want you to see a free show Wednesday afternoon as their guest, and all you have to do is ask them for ticket admission. It's free!
The merchants are sponsoring the show themselves, and Cope Forbes at the Liberty Theatre, where the show will be given, has secured for them a first run feature film, "Big Town Girl" starring Claire Trevor and Donald Woods, a comedy-romance that is termed a "hit." In addition, there will be a comedy and a cartoon.
50 YEARS AGO
Two Uniontown football players have been selected to the All-Area team for the past season by the Topeka Daily Capital. They are Dewayne Fuhrman and Lee Ramsey. Both players have finished their third year of varsity football at Uniontown and both possessed great team spirit and team leadership. Self-discipline, a must for any champion, was exemplary of Fuhrman and Ramsey. Uniontown was undefeated this year and won the Linn League championship, closing out its season with a decisive victory over Parker. Coach Dick McKinnis said, "It is a great honor for our school to have these two boys selected to this squad and from the effort they have put forth this past season, I know they are well deserving."
Photo caption: "Jim Comstock gets off a 2-pointer while Charles Hunsaker makes a futile attempt to halt the play. Garyl Erie gets set for the rebound in an Interstate Conference game at Memorial Hall." -- Tribune photo
For Christmas: A beautiful French Provincial three piece bedroom suite of solid oak, $169.50. Remember, no carrying charges at Lotterer & Sons, 113 Market.
25 YEARS AGO
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) -- The 46th anniversary of Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor was being commemorated today with a solemn ceremony aboard the USS Arizona Memorial where 1,177 servicemen died.
The memorial, which spans the hull of the battleship, sunk in the Dec. 7, 1941, attack "serves to remind us that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance," said Adm. Ronald J. Hays. The United States entered World War II following the air attack on the naval base here and other military installations on Hawaii. "The attack thrust America into the position of leader of the free world -- a position from which we dare not shrink," said Hays, head of the Pacific fleet.
Dance to Triple Threat (Rock & Roll) Dec. 11. Dance to High Country Dec. 12. Sponsored by Eagles Lodge. Location at Old Disco Barn, Highway 69 South; $ 2 donation at the door.