50 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from the March 3 through 9, 1968, Examiner.
• Kansas City signed a contract to purchase three specially equipped helicopters for an around-the-clock system of police patrol, the first major city in the world to authorize such a system. C.M. Kelley, chief of police, said the system, known as Sky Knight, will be a great aid in reducing crime.
• The tea Mrs. J. Marcus Kirtley gave was her farewell to the house at 1604 W. Lexington in which she had lived since 1952. The 10-room brick home, built soon after the Civil War, has been sold to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Locke Sawyer of Kansas City.
• An order adopted by the Jackson County Court authorized the filing of a condemnation suite against 14 property owners to acquire right of way for Noland Road widening. The order said negotiations had failed to develop agreement with the property owners.
• The Lutheran Community Hospital will be completed and operated as a general medical hospital under provisions of a reorganization plan expected to be approved by Judge Elmo Hunter of the U.S. District Court for Western Missouri. The hospital is on a 10-acre tract at Missouri 78 and R.D. Mize Road.
100 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from the March 3 through 9, 1918, Examiner.
• Mrs. Allen Taylor and Mr. Ferguson Davis of Kansas City will appear with the Edison Phonograph in a recital at the Liberty Street Presbyterian Church. The concert is given by the Independence Chapter U.D.C., the proceeds from a silver offering will be for the benefit of a hospital bed to be maintained in France by the Missouri Daughters.
• One hundred women attended the demonstration of the use of sugar, fat and wheat substitutes given at the Gas Office by Miss Robinson, a government expert. Miss Robinson showed how to make Ginger Bread, Oatmeal Biscuits and Sorghum Ice Cream.
• Thomas B. Hudspeth sold at his farm near Sibley 64 mules for a total of $12,600. The top was a pair of mules which brought $380 and the average of the sale was about $300. The mules were three and four years old, raised and broken by Mr. Hudspeth on his farm. The sale was an auction and buyers came from many states.
• The annex to the William Chrisman High School will be officially known hereafter as “The M.C. Swope Art School.” So the board of education decided. This building, which for many years was the residence of the late Judge G.L. Chrisman, and was given by his sister, Mrs. Margaret C. Swope, to the Independence School District.
– Jillayne Ritchie