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Examiner
  • 50 Years Ago - March 9-15, 1963

  • The following items were taken from the March 9 through 15, 1963, Examiner.

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  • The following items were taken from the March 9 through 15, 1963, Examiner.
     
    • Independence will have “meter maids” handing out parking tickets on the Square if plans for hiring two young women are left in the budget, according to chief John Crawford. The women would replace motorcycle patrolmen.
    • Dr. Forrest (Phog) Allen, a veteran K.U. athletic figure and an international prominent cage personality coach who started his career in Independence, is proud to have a third generation in the sport. A grandson, Micky, a ninth grader at West Junior High in Lawrence, has been a leading scorer on his team.
    • Four young men from Missouri, one an Independence resident, are making a name for themselves singing Bluegrass songs in Hollywood. Billed as the Dillards, the boy from Independence is Dean Webb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Webb, 809 S. Willis.
    • Christmas in March was recently celebrated by the Virgil D. Miser family. A son, Seaman Larry Kaye Miser, recently returned from 18 months service with a firefighting crash crew at Subic Bay in the Philippines and all the packages he had sent home for Christmas had been waiting for his return.
    • Both the Hoover letter expressing gratitude for Truman’s friendship and Truman’s reply have been n framed and will be hung in the former president’s office. Former President Hoover thanks Truman for opening the door to him to the only profession he knew, public service.
    • Missouri is without a Sunday closing law. The Missouri Supreme Court ruled the 137-year-old Sunday closing law was unconstitutional.