50 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from the Jan. 6 through 12, 1968, Examiner.
• Bringing job analysts from Chicago to research the local labor market and tell us what we should pay was assailed by Council Member L.M. 'Bill' Gibbons. The deal would permit the city to adjust some salaries.
• A new patient care area in the newly completed third floor of the Independence Hospital will open this week. A. Neal Deaver, hospital administrator, said the hospital can now accommodate 219 patients.
• A St. Mary's High School senior, Dick Champion, has won district honors in the VFW sponsored Voice of Democracy contest. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Champion of this city, Dick took district honors for his talk on”Freedom's Challenge.”
• The spring exhibition of the 1967-68 season at the art gallery at Rutgers State University, New Brunswick, N.J., includes 93 paintings by Barton Church, oldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Church of this city. Dr. Church is director of broadcasting for the RLDS Church.
100 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from the Jan. 6 through 12, 1918, Examiner.
• The California, Missouri, high school and elementary schools decided to ask the board of education to order that school be taught six days in the week instead of five, till as many days had been taught as are still remaining in the school term. This arrangement will cause the schools to close 16 days earlier and will enable the pupils to give that much more time to thrift gardens, farm work and other war measures. A large majority of the students voted for this arrangement.
• There are two ways of recognizing an American soldier coming toward you out of a London fog. You can spot the looming silhouette of his hat, although this is not always to be relied upon as the New Zealanders wear similar hats. Watch for the feet. If you see a pair of shoes in action that, by the fitness of things, ought to be attached to a high-spirited overlord of creation, rest assured you are rapidly approaching a Yank in Europe.
• Missouri will begin the celebration of her first one hundred years as a State at Columbia, Missouri, Jan. 8. A proclamation issued by Gov. Garner set aside Tuesday as the State's first centennial, commemorating the date when Missouri's first petition for statehood was presented to Congress. The celebration will be held under the auspices of the State Historical Society of Missouri. Chapters of history have been written, it is told, by Missourians Lewis and Clark, Doniphan, Grant, Pershing, Mark Twain, Eugene Field, Eads and Bingham are worthy of highest honor.
– Jillayne Ritchie