100 YEARS AGO
A CHRISTMAS PLEDGE: "I will be brave enough to give only where love and sympathy and helpfulness make giving worthwhile. I will not turn Christmas Day into a day of barter and exchange. I will bring joy, as far as I am able, to those who otherwise would have no joy -- the poor, the lonely, the ill, the old, the friendless and the helpless."
Probably no part in the daily paper is so filled with human interest as the WANT COLUMNS.
Chicken supper menu at the Episcopal church Saturday 5 to 8 p.m. in the Sunday School room, cost 25 cents: chicken, cranberry sauce, hot biscuits, slaw, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, apple and pumpkin pie, coffee. Note: Biscuits will be baked from Brooks Best Flour.
The hopes of the high school basketball team are running high and they expect to give Iola's team the drubbing of its life tonight.
At a special meeting of the board of education, a decision was made to cancel the contract held with a Weir company for the face brick for the new high school. It was found that the two carloads received are defective. A new firm will not be looked for.
75 YEARS AGO
Thru the Shops with Sue:
At Christmastime, there is no gift quite as personal to treasure through the years as a photograph from Lutes Studio.
To give or keep Fostoria is always correct. You will find it in the Crystal Shop at the Fort Scott Greenhouse.
Why gamble when you can buy personal accident insurance, 25 cents for 24 hours' coverage? See Charles Hanes, 111 1/2 E. Wall St.
Looking for a Christmas tree? Then hurry to Schafer's -- they have a miniature forest of lovely spruce and Douglas firs priced at 25 cents tp $1.75. Better hurry -- the prettiest ones go first.
Correction: The price of the Master Mixer, complete with juicer, at the Kansas Utilities Co., is $23.75 instead of $22.50 as stated in Friday's column.
Christmas shoppers see Bachmann's unusual display of colored gift boxes of delicious candies, 33 cents to $1.75.
Gifts Galore! Take your choice: Bicycles, $21.95 and up; Tricycles, Wagons, $1.19 and up; Scooters, $1.21 and up; Toasters, Electric Irons, 98 cents and up; Electric Grills, Waffle Irons, $1.15 and up. -- Western Auto Associate Stores.
Perfect for Christmas! Sheaffer's Lifetime "Feathertouch" pen carries a proud guarantee. -- Master Printers.
50 YEARS AGO
Photo caption: "The student council of the junior high school this week sponsored a canned food drive for the Salvation Army. Families of Fort Scott sent cans of food to school with their children. The food will provide needy families with food for Christmas. Pictured are Steven Aldis, teacher Mrs. Maxine Kinnery, Stephen Ray, teacher Mrs. Alice Miller, Bruce Zimmerman, Debbie O'Dell and Donna White."
Five scholarships of $600 each for college study in the coming school year were announced today by trustees of the Key Charitable Fund. K.W. Pollock, chairman of the trust, said the scholarships will be awarded on the basis of family need, scholastic achievement and character of the applicants.
Let your dog have a Merry Christmas. See the dog blankets, sweaters, baskets, collars, leashes, harness, etc. at the Leist Pet Store, 102 Axlrr FW.
Official Boy Scout and Cub Scout uniforms and equipment make nice Christmas gifts. -- Joe Kennedy's Men's Wear. Adv.
Need film? Flash bulbs? Fresh Flash Batteries? You'll find them at Cowen's. -- Adv.
Please notice...All purchasers of Polaroid cameras from Cowen's will be notified by mail or phone when Polaroid colored film arrives. -- Cowen's. Adv.
25 YEARS AGO