100 YEARS AGO
A cigar salesman has been working the city selling a grade of cigars that are said to be of the usual Christmas quality. He has met with poor success. He is catering to the retail trade, but found that a majority of the smokers prefer to purchase their cigars from local dealers, where they know what they are buying.
Tickets are being distributed among the poor children of the city for the Elks' Christmas tree to be held on Christmas morning at the Davidson Theatre. The tree will be a treat for all of the poor children and will contain something for each of them. In addition to the Christmas tree and an abundance of presents to delight the hearts of the children, a free picture show will be given for them showing Christmas subjects.
Johm Faulhauber, Fred Stotes and R.L. Post, of Mapleton, have been visiting here and doing some Christmas shopping.
75 YEARS AGO
Christmas Special! Permanents 2 for the price of 1. Our regular $5 oil permanents. -- Inez Beauty Shop, 314 Main St.
Whiteside's Holiday Foodfare; place your orders now for Christmas candy. We've been busy selecting fine foods to offer you for the holidays: mixed nuts, 2 pounds 15 cents; Crisco, 3 pounds 47 cents; Kraft's Miracle Whip, quart 34 cents; Libby's finest mincemeat, 2 pounds 33 cents; Kraft's Parkay Margarine, a 21 cent value at introductory price, pound 15 cents; unpitted dates, 2-pound package 19 cents; vanilla flavor, triple strength, 8-ounce bottle 10 cents; new crop pinto beans, 4 pounds 20 cents; Post Toasties, package 10 cents; Mayfair toilet tissue, 7 rolls 25 cents; table salt, 10-pound bag 18 cents; IGA Finest Flour, 24-pound bag 79 cents; finest granulated sugar, 10-pound bag 52 cents; No. 2 can tomatoes, 4 for 25 cents; IGA cranberry sauce, 2 cans 25 cents;
50 YEARS AGO
Plans are in the making for the Fort Scott Junior College Christmas dance Saturday at the Eugene Ware auditorium. A "Mr. and Miss Merry Christmas" contest is being sponsored by the Student Council. The candidates will be nominated by the various organizations and voted on by the students. The winners will be announced during intermission, according to Marcel Normand, council sponsor.
The council received a letter of commendation from Superintendent of Schools Robert E. Hicks for the group's efforts in working for the recent school bond election.
The council voted to donate $15 to the Salvation Army in its efforts to light the Christmas tree on top of the Fox Theatre.
The dental offices of Dr. Max H. Patterson and Dr. Richard L. Spencer will be closed Dec. 24 until 8 a.m. Monday, Jan. 4.
25 YEARS AGO
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Metropolitan Life. Have a Happy Holiday and a New Year that's secure and prosperous. -- Bob Hill, 4th and Judson.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to our friends, neighbors and patrons. May peace by God's gift to you from Frank and Gypsy Hereford. -- Adv.
Fort Scott Greenhouse is the place of blooming imagination. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year in glowing color. Our home-grown poinsettias are the freshest and have the largest blooms in town up to 15 inches across. We are so proud of our poinsettias that we will guarantee them for 30 days. Priced from $3.99.
Photo caption: "Jayhawk-Linn senior Garren Walrod penetrated between Humboldt defenders Jon Kettler and Travis Taggert for a first-half point during Friday's Three River League -- Upper Division boys' basketball match-up at Mound City." -- Photo by Dave Wagner