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Examiner
  • 50 Years Ago

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  • The following items were taken from the Nov. 2 through Nov. 8, 1963, Examiner.
    • The old tavern, which once stood at a stage coach stop at Barry, a crossroads village in Clay County, is being reassembled on a wooded site at Lake Jacomo, piece by piece by Sidney Moore, authority on antique structures. The tavern was built around 1820.
    • H.G. Linkhart, 704 E. Walnut, doesn’t profess to be an expert on butterfly technical data, but his large collection attests to the fact he’s an expert on netting them. He estimates his collection at nearly 1,000, with more than 50 varieties.
    • Ken White, Outdoors Editor of The Examiner, reigns as the world champion of fresh water fishing. White won the championship in a five-day World Series of Fishing at Bull Shoals, Ark.
    • One year ago this month, the Cuban missile crisis had everyone thinking about Civil Defense. When President Kennedy delivered his ultimatum to Russia last year, there were no fallout shelters in Independence. Now there are 22 and a radiological program is conducted by Capt. David Chadwick of the fire department.
    • DeWayne Powell, a 17-year-old 4-H club Junior Leader and a 7-year club member, has been selected as a 1963 State Award winner in the 4-H Automotive program. DeWayne is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elywin Powell of Blue Springs.
    – Jillayne Ritchie
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