The following items were taken from the Sept. 21 through 27, 1963, Examiner.
• The City of Sugar Creek has received a favorable court judgment to annex an area totaling about seven square miles. If the voters should turn down the annexation, Independence would be in a position to annex.
• Seventeen Sea Scouts built a three-mast sailing ship during the past several months and sent it on a shakedown cruise on Lake Jacomo with First Mate J.C. Waters, Starnes Walker and David Greaves. The 17 Scouts are members of a Sea Scout troop sponsored by the East Independence RLDS Church.
• An entire division of 16,000 U.S. armored troops will be airlifted to Germany next month in the largest such movement ever undertaken. The troops will maneuver in Germany for a week under NATO command, Defense Secretary Robert S. McNamara said.
• Independence residents may see themselves as they were in 1849 when they watch “The Travels of Jaimie McPheeters” on the screen. Paintings of the town at the time were used to make the set for the film.
• Petey Childers’ Independence Prescription Shop will be mentioned on the “Beverly Hillbillies,” when Granny orders her medicine with the words, “Hello, Petey Childers Perscripshun Farmacy? Petey, this here’s Granny.” Paul Henning, creator of the “Hillbillies,” was born on the Withar Farm on Blue Ridge at Sheley Road.
– Jillayne Ritchie