The following items were taken from the Sept. 7 through 13, 1963, Examiner.
• The battle of annexation apparently was over with Blue Springs claiming victory in the “land fight” with Independence. Independence had originally sought more than six square miles in the disputed area northwest of Blue Springs, but agreed to seek only an area slightly more than one square mile, said S. Ralph Stone, acting city counselor for Independence.
• Robert P. Livesay, cashier for the city light department since March 10, 1936, has resigned. Livesay, who lives at 119 E. Pacific, said he is now 70 and needs more time for fishing than just the weekends.
• Two sets of twins are among the 47 young women who began training at the Independence Hospital School of Nursing. They are Pam and Paul Shearer, daughters of Mrs. Irene Shearer, and Janet and Joyce Valliere, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. James B. Valliere.
• Two Jackson County 4-Her’s will represent the 4-H Clubs at the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago later this year. Janice Clark of Independence and Spencer Miller of Kansas City were named top speakers at the State 4-H Achievement Day at the University of Missouri and were awarded the expense-paid trip to Chicago.
• Gov. Orvall Faubus of Arkansas will attend a dedication of a section of the Truman Library containing historical exhibits relating to the 35th Division, and honoring the late Gen. Ralph E. Truman, cousin of the former president, who at one time served a commanding general of the division. Gov. Faubus served with the 35th Division during World War II.
– Jillayne Ritchie