50 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from July 26 through Aug. 1, 1964, Examiner.
• Fred William Glover, 27, of 12128 E. 49th St., is one of the graduate students and faculty members of the colleges and universities receiving awards from the Ford Foundation in business and economics. Glover has been doing graduate work and part-time teaching at Carnegie Tech in Pittsburgh.
• Plans for a 25-mile industrial highway paralleling the Little Blue River and utilizing flood control levees as its road bed were revealed by Harvey A. Jones, county highway engineers. The U.S. Corps of Engineers has launched a flood control study with funds voted by Congress.
• The shovels full of earth turned by former President Harry S Truman and Ginger Rogers, the hometown girls who made good, are significant because of the fact that they inaugurate the city’s lighting improvement program on Jackson Square. Mayor Pro Tem James E. Kelly presented Miss Rogers the key to the city.
• Al Travostino and William Spencer, employees of the Remington Arms Co. Inc. at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant have returned from India where they spent a month furnishing the government assistance in the establishment and operation of ammunition plants. They observed the work done by some technicians trained at the Lake City plant under the government military assistance program.
• A group of Independence Boy Scouts and leaders plan to use only flint and steel for making fire in their encampment at the Philmont Scout Ranch near Cimarron, N.M. Adults leaders of the expedition are Paul R. Rannie, Troop 223 (Stone Church) Scoutmaster, Carl Mesle Jr., troop commission chairman, and Marvin Talcott and Mark C. Baker, assistant Scoutmasters.
100 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from the July 25 through Aug. 1, 1914, Examiner.
• It has been said that the farmers will not come to town to trade if there are no saloons. We know that this is a libel on the farmers of Jackson County. The women of the country hate the saloon business just as bad as the women of the city. They dislike to come to town and face ugly things just as much as do the women who live here. They will delight in a clean town in the same way and the women do the buying. The men who refuse to trade in Independence because there are no saloons are the men whose trade is not worth much to any other kind of business.
• Wednesday specials at A.B. Robinson’s Racket store, 117 S. Main St.: 11 bars World Beater laundry soap, 25 cents; ladies’ white silk Lisle hose, 22 cents; flowered silk ribbons, 18 cents; stone slop jars, 35 cents; boy’s hose, 25 cents; white embroidered center pieces, 25 cents; all widths embroidery yarn, 10 cents per yard; water proof matting suit case, $1.25; water set, pitcher and six glasses, 75 cents; men’s work shirts, 45 cents; alarm clocks, 49 cents; eye glasses, 50 cents.
• W.S. Swift started out one day last week to join Mrs. Swift in Minnesota. When he got to the union station and went to the window to buy his ticket he discovered that he did not know the place. He telephoned to The Examiner to find out where he was going. We told him we were sending the paper to Mrs. Swift at Nisswa, Minn., and he went his way rejoicing.
• M.J. Cleveland has been notified by the Curtis Publishing Company that he is one of ten salesmen of the Saturday Evening Post to be awarded an engraved, monogrammed gold watch from the company. The competition was open to all dealers who handled The Post and was given for the best business and best percentage of increase. Ralph Shoup is one of the boys who sells the paper in Independence and he is now in close competition for a free trip to the Worlds Baseball series this fall.
– Jillayne Ritchie