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Examiner
  • 50 Years Ago

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  • The following items were taken from the Dec. 21 through 27, 1963, Examiner.
    * A special display of greetings to President Harry S Truman from internationally known persons has been opened for Christmas at the Truman Library. Greetings from Clementine and Winston Churchill, Violet and Clement Attlee, Eamon de Valera, General DeGaulle, the King and Queen of Greece and the Ambassador of China are among those from foreign personages.
    * William Austin, assistant cashier at the First National Bank of Independence, compares the new dollar bill with the old one, which is a silver certificate and will eventually be completely replaced by the new one. The Treasury Department has recently placed the new federal reserve note in circulation.
    * Robert Stewart, a 1959 graduate of William Chrisman High School, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Stewart, 600 W. Truman Road, is now holding his senior commercial art exhibit at Central Missouri State College, Warrensburg. Although his commercial art exhibit is extensive, his abstract oil painting “The Crucifixion” is attracting the most attention.
    * The volume of Christmas mail in the Independence Post Office the week before Christmas was down 10.9 percent over this time a year ago. Postmaster Edgar G. Hinde Jr. was puzzled over a 10 percent increase in stamp sales despite the 28 percent price increase.
     – Jillayne Ritchie
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