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Examiner
  • 50 Years Ago - Jan. 5-11, 1963

  • The following items were taken from the Jan. 5 through 11, 1963, Examiner.

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  • The following items were taken from the Jan. 5 through 11, 1963, Examiner.
    • Jason W. Jones, who leases the drug department at Wild Woodys, was announced the winner of a $1,000 U.S. Savings Bond for his display of Bayer Aspirin. Jones’s display was one of three in the nation to receive the $1,000 award.
    • New postal rates are just like any other “cost of living” hikes, Postmaster Edgar G. Hinde Jr. says. People will find stamped envelops will cost an additional one cent in lots of 500. Stamps will be $2 for a book of 40 5-cent stamps.
    • Al May has completed 20 years as a member of the U.S. Naval Reserve, but a recent presidential message froze all reservists in “ready reserve status.” May, owner and president of the May Grain Go., was a naval commander in the South Pacific during World War II.
    • A chapel for the Independence Hospital is a goal of the Independence Sanitarium and Hospital Nurses’ Alumnae Association. There are 744 active members  in the association with Mrs. Darrell Craton president. Miss Faye Franklin, finance chairman, began planning a chapel fund 10 years ago. The present goal is $15,000.
    • Col. Rufus Burrus, retired, Reserves, had the privilege of pinning a captain’s bars on the shoulder of his son, Rufus Burrus Jr., in a ceremony at the Army Reserve Headquarters in Kansas City. Captain Burrus became a first lieutenant while with the U.S. Armed Forces in Korea.