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Man dies in plane crash

Friday, January 4, 2013

100 YEARS AGO

(1913)

The Y.M.C.A. will have a bowling league and games will be played Tuesday and Saturday nights. Secretary Benning has long been considering just such a league to work up better bowlers who can be picked to form the All Star team. The more men who bowl the better material there will be to pick from to form an All Star team.

On next Tuesday the Giants will meet the Cubs for the opening battle of the new league. There is much interest being taken among the players and the rivalry will become intense before the season is over. This league will be one of the biggest things ever pulled off.

Wanted at once -- A chambermaid at the Knox House.

Harold Konantz came in from Uniontown on business and to visit with friends.

For Sale: Wolf, coon, skunk and o'possum hounds. All trained dogs at the right price. N.E. Collins, Route 4, Fort Scott, Kan.

75 YEARS AGO

(1938)

News of Farmers and Farming (By Harry V. Cowan, The Tribune Farm Editor):

At the Josie Ruble home in the Hammond vicinity, a ladder is standing up against the front of the house next to an upstairs window and the casual passerby may wonder why. Inquiries about the matter brought to light that Raymond, the 19-year-old in the family, uses the ladder to go up and down stairs and gain access to his room instead of going up and down the stairs in an ordinary way.

Raymond has had scarlet fever and was quarantined to his room upstairs. He is able now to be up and outside but has not been officially released from quarantine. So, as not to violate the rules of his imprisonment or endanger other members of the family, he avoids going through any other part of the house and climbs the ladder and crawls in and out the window.

50 YEARS AGO

(1963)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Administration will ask Congress to raise the pay of active duty servicemen and reservists an average of 14.4 percent. The estimated annual cost of the proposed pay increase is about $1.7 billion. About four million persons would get the boost. President Kennedy has given his approval to the plan. Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara said. It will be submitted to Congress this month.

Photo caption: "Major and Mrs. William Rodgers pose with Maj. Gen. Willis S. Matthews, retired First U.S. Army Deputy Commander, after the major was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for his service as Aide-de-Camp to General Matthews since December 1961 at Governors Island, N.Y. Major Rodgers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. John W. Rodgers, Fort Scott.

25 YEARS AGO

(1988)

A former Fort Scott man was killed Friday morning when his home-built airplane crashed into Mill Creek near his parents' home about one mile west of Fort Scott.

Vernon Pavey, 34, of Overland Park, was piloting the Starlite single engine, single seat airplane when it split apart and crashed into the creek.

Several of Pavey's relatives witness the crash and his father, Paul Pavey jumped into the creek to try to rescue him. Paul Pavey was taken to Mercy Hospital for treatment following his attempt to rescue his son in the shoulder deep frigid water.

Rescue workers found Vernon Pavey's body in the water near the north bank of the creek.

Pavey was president and part owner of Pavey Machine Works, Route 3, and was actively involved with the business until February 1987 when he moved to Overland Park.

Nell Dikeman
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