50 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from April 19 through 25, 1964, Examiner.
• Once again the former commander-in-chief is at the helm of the wartime U.S. battleship Missouri. By remote control, former President Truman operates a scale model of the vessel which he previewed at the library. The miniature battleship is to be unveiled at the museum on April 21.
• The Gray-Y program, a YMCA community program for boys, now includes clubs at Carlisle and Sugar Creek schools, directed by Larry Cornine, and at Mount Washington and Bristol schools, directed by J.C. Waters, Cornine and Waters are students at CMS Residence Center.
• The subject of daylight saving time here has been revived by consideration by the Kansas City City Council of an ordinance that would place the city on daylight saving time from June 1 to the last Sunday in September. Howard Risinger, of Risinger’s Gardens, said he believe most commercial gardeners would not favor the change.
• Four William Chrisman High School seniors and ROTC cadets, M. Sgt. Robert Goza, 1st Lt. Wayne LaMere, 1st Lt. Gary Parsons and Capt. Alan Meinershagen, have won 57 ribbons, five trophies and three plaques in competition with more than 60 other area schools. The crack rifle team members have been together for three years of competitive firing.
100 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from the April 19 through 25, 1914, Examiner.
• It is a happy group of children that Miss Hilda Hutchins teaches at Sunny Vale, southeast of Independence. The pupils are Carey Ford, Lloyd King, Fisher and Helen Cook, Fields Fisher, Jewell and Ruth Stayton, Ernest, Theodore and Harold Frerking, Flora Westmoreland, Bessie Ford, Ella Walden, Andrew Collins, Henry Walden, Ruth Collins, Erato, Maurine, Paul and Guy Boman, Parker and Robert Porter, Sea Lowe, and Henry and Deward Pressly.
• An impromptu wolf hunt took place April 19 on the farm of J.G. White, two miles south of Raytown. A mother wolf and seven puppies were killed after a chase that drew into its exciting folds a large lot men and boys in the neighborhood. G.I. Duncan brought the scalps of the mother wolf and her cubs to the county clerk’s office and received $3 for the adult and $1.50 for each of the baby scalps.
• The Board of Trustees of the Independence Sanitarium met for reorganization. The new board includes Bishop Edwin N. Blakeslee, chairman, to succeed Bishop Richard Bullard; Charles Fry, secretary, succeeding George E. Harrington; Bishop Bullard, treasurer, succeeding Bishop Ellis Short. Dr. Harrington took charge of the Sanitarium April 21. He succeeds Dr. W.F. Messenger, who has been in charge for several years.
• There was a wordy controversy in front of Clinton’s Drug Store between Thomas W. Gentry, city marshal, and Roy Dalton, a patrolman. “You talk too much,” the marshal said, “you have been knocking on me.” “And your friends,” the patrolman responded, “have been jeering at and insulting me because they think I will soon lose my job.” Ray Woody, who is the son-in-law of Gentry, came up and Dalton turned his attention to Woods. There was some very plain talking, though no blows were struck. Mayor Ott had a private talk with the men and said “I think it’s straightened out now, there were some misunderstandings.
– Jillayne Ritchie