100 YEARS AGO
A telephone message was received in the city this morning by local officers asking them to watch out here for two men who are thought to be the ones guilty of robbing a jewelry store at Stotesbury, Mo., early this morning. The men were thought to have gone to Fort Scott on the morning Missouri Pacific train, but that train could have arrived here and the men gone on north before the message was received. The officers have found no trace in the city. No particulars of the robbery have been received here.
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75 YEARS AGO
The contents of a temporary silo on the Reuben Banwart farm east of Hammond, formerly the property of the late George Alford, have caught on fire, presumably from chemical action, and it seems almost impossible to extinguish the blaze. The silage, packed into the woven wire silo of a height of 23 feet, was first discovered to be burning last Tuesday. Efforts to put out the fire have proved unavailing. Contents of permanent, closed silos do not catch fire because they cannot dry out. But they do become very hot because of chemical action.
Marvin G. "Bud" Lee, popular junior college sophomore, was nominated by Rep. U.S. Guyer for entrance in the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Eighteen years old, Lee has been active in many college affairs, including debating. College instructors regard him as an excellent student.
Bourbon County Safety Council: The defect in most cars is the driver. This is shown by records disclosing the fact that 93 percent of all cars involved in fatal accidents last year were in good mechanical condition. So it is up to you, Mr. Driver, to keep yourself physically and mentally fit to drive -- or nor drive!
50 YEARS AGO
(Jan. 28) -- Temperatures hit a record low for Jan. 27 yesterday morning when 10 degrees below zero was recorded on The Tribune thermometer at 8 o'clock. Records back to 1914 showed no temperature that low.
Numerous homes in Fort Scott still were without water this morning as city water works employees continued a 24-hour schedule to thaw dozens and dozens of city water pipes frozen by the subzero weather over the weekend.
Streets and Utilities Commissioner A.W. Dickerson said he had no idea just how many city pipes were frozen, but added, "But it seems that most of them are."
Dickerson pointed out the condition here was worse than at any time since 1936, and that at any time he had never encountered so many frozen pipes.
All the workers have been transferred to the street department in an attempt to restore water at a faster pace.
25 YEARS AGO
Walk away with alarming savings during our January Jazz n' Jamas sale Jan. 30. Check out our January Backroom clearance sale. Vote for your favorite clerk at our Jazz n' Jamas party. Open till 7 p.m. -- Hurst-Asher Drug. Inc., Wilder House Annex Gift Card Shop, 2 South Main, Fort Scott.
Area students to be conducted into Kappa Delta Pi international education honors society include Gena Bruner, Linda Fisher, Peggy Jackson and Lisa McDonald, Fort Scott; and Keitha Marie Yoos, Arcadia. Students must have a GPA of 3.4 or better on a 4.0 average.