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Examiner
  • 50 Years Ago - Dec. 1-Dec. 7, 1962

  • The following items were taken from the Dec. 1 through 7, 1962, Examiner.

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  • The following items were taken from the Dec. 1 through 7, 1962, Examiner.
    • The Independence Chamber of Commerce issued its Community Fact Survey on the city’s current status. The survey, prepared by Chamber of Commerce manager Coburn Jones, estimates the city’s population at 87,000.
    • The first marked Civil Defense shelter in Independence was labeled. Major East, city civil defense director, affixed the black and yellow marker to the Walnut Street side of the RLDS Auditorium.
    • Only 14 years ago Independence encompassed only four square miles, the original township which had been unchanged since 1889. The areas to be annexed by 1965 would make a city of about 100 square miles.
    • Blackburn Elementary School is finished and equipped for an open house. The eight-room building will be occupied by 250 pupils from DeKalb and Spring Branch schools, said Dr. Guy Carter, superintendent of schools.
    • Direct distance dialing will be extended to all Missouri customers in the Kansas City metropolitan exchange in about two years, James F. Haake, division manager for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., announced. Customers dial a three-digit area code, then the telephone number.
    • The Truman Library and the Franklin Roosevelt Library will be linked to the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and to five university campuses in a unique “Tele-Lecture” circuit to evaluate this method of sharing professors. Dr. Phillip C. Brooks, director of Truman Library, will be one of the speakers.