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Examiner
  • 50 Years Ago

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  • The following items were taken from the Nov. 9 through 15, 1963, Examiner.
    • John F. Zander had been nominated to the board of governors of the Good Government League to fill the unexpired term of President Jack Terry.
    • At long last, the famed Black Jack Oak Tree from which the little settlement of Lone Jack got its name is to be replaced. Members of Boy Scout Troop 307 of Glenwood Methodist Church have found a suitable specimen.
    • A former Independence man is much sought after on recent television current events in the New York area because of his intimate knowledge of Latin American affairs. Joe Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Taylor of Independence is now on leave of absence from United Press International, where he served as a top news executive in Cuba and South American counties. Taylor is a graduate of Chrisman High School.
    • John Freytag, mechanical drawing teacher at Chrisman High School Div. I and president of the Independence Community Teachers Association, led the delegation of the Independence school system at the annual convention of the Missouri State Teachers Association.
    • Mayor L.F.P. Curry and City Manager Ken Kyle will take part in a ribbon cutting ceremony officially opening Gaslight Square. The square will be underscored by use of old-fashioned gas lamps throughout the apartment area.
    • Leading off the program for the “Star Spangled Harmony” show was the eight-man ROTC drill team from Chrisman High School. The drill team is under the direction of M. Sgt. Paul Radle. Members are David Rosenbaum, Robert McConkey, Pete Hirst, Edward Woody, Robert Skinner, John Marck, John Worrel and Arthur McIrvin.
    – Jillayne Ritchie

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