The following items were taken from the Feb. 21 through 27, 1959, Examiner.

Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shrout and Mr. and Mrs. DeWitt Shrout received the coveted Balanced Farming Awards, presented by the Kansas City Chamber of Commerce at the annual Soils and Crops Conference. Charles and DeWitt are twins and operate and manage their farms, located four miles east of Independence on U.S. 24 as a joint venture.

Three crippled children were photographed with Mr. Truman at the Truman Library to produce pictures for use of the forthcoming National Foundation drive, formerly known at the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis. The children were Danny Foster, 7, afflicted with a birth defect, son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Foster; John Campbell, 15, afflicted with juvenile arthritis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Campbell; and Terry Saitwell, 9, a polio victim, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bert Saitwell.

Jack C. Hefter Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack C. Hefter, 2605 S. Arlington, was named third alternate to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y. Jack, a senior at Central High School, has been active in the school’s R.OT.C. Corps for four years. He recently was made lieutenant colonel on the division staff and is assistant chief of staff in charge of operations for R.O.T.C. cadets of Greater Kansas City.

Several Independence Sanitarium and Hospital employees were presented with certificates and pins for their years of service. Those recognized: 36 years, Gertrude Copeland; 37 years, William Smith; 25 years, Mabel Faulkner; 15 years, Nelle Morgan, Shirley Butler, Eva Franklin, Mrs. Mary Scott, Clara Day, Jennie Lund, Mrs. Ora Lee Ash, Elizabeth Rittenhouse, Mrs. Kizzie Mabie and Winnie Dobson.

Independence Police Benefit Association officers were elected at City Hall, with Chief Louis R. Howell as president of the group. Other officers: Sgt. Vernon L. Stevens, first vice president; Mike Westwood, second vice president; Lawrence P. Mikulich, secretary; and Lt. D. W. Moss, treasurer. Named to the board of trustees: Charles R. Layland, Dr. Eugene Theiss, Lester Milgram and George Hare.

The following items were taken from the Feb. 21-27, 1909, Examiner.
The City Council has directed C.C. Madison, city counselor, to prepare an ordinance placing a license tax of $60 per year on tea, coffee and other wagons that come to this city, take orders and then deliver the goods directly to customers. Some time ago, the council passed an ordinance imposing a tax of $100 a year on such wagons, but it has never succeeded in collecting anything.

The unlicensed dog must go “to the happy hunting grounds” unless he finds himself a tag, showing that his master has paid taxes upon him. As a result of the city council discussion, the city marshal was instructed to kill all dogs on which the owners had not paid the tax. Pups under six months are exempt. The tax on male dogs is $1 per year, $2 on females.

Oscar Mindrup concluded an important deal with Burnham-Munger Manufacturing company, which has a branch factory in this city. Mindrup will erect a new overall factory building to stand on the lot immediately north of I. Lieberman’s on North Osage.

A recent sketch typifies a true American girl. An exquisite profile, most perfect in outline, the very embodiment of refined intellectuality. A lofty brow, a beautifully arched eyebrow and a wistful eye are replete with fascinating interest. The mouth is expressive and combined with a perfectly formed chin completes a study idealic in its entirety. Combine these attributes with a refulgent personality and the result is the epitome of artistic completeness.