The following items were taken from the Nov. 13 through 19, 1960, Examiner.

The following items were taken from the Nov. 13 through 19, 1960, Examiner.

New president of the Missouri Hospital Association is A. Neal Deaver, administrator of the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital. Other Independence residents taking part in the convention will be Dr. Vance E. Link, M.D., a member of the staff at the hospital, and Bishop Walter N. Johnson of the RLDS church.

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“The United States has a great responsibility as leader of the non-communist nations of the world in the struggle against communism,” said Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt, who was speaking before more than 1000 persons in the new William Chrisman high school auditorium. She was discussing America’s role in facing up to world leadership. She was brought to Independence by the Independence Business & Professional Women’s Club.

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An 18,750 square foot United Supermarket opened at 17301 E. 24 Highway in Susquehanna Village. Owners are Clarence Heflin and Jerry Fisher, who also own the United Super at East Alton and Kiger Road.

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The remarkable growth of Wild Woody’s Bargain Barn was told by owner, Edgar C. Wood. In 1955, Mr. Wood started his business at 4200 Noland Road. The business, the first of its kind in the metropolitan area, is now the largest in the U.S., according to Mr. Wood. Two hundred area residents depend upon it for their livelihood. Regular customers come from Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska. Once, a customer came from North Dakota and stayed in a local motel two days while making purchases.