50 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from the Oct. 28 through Nov. 3, 1967, Examiner.
• Harry Wood, vice president of Woodco Sales Inc., 4200 S. Noland Road, has announced his company's purchase of Dunham, Carrigan, Hayden Co. Inc., a wholesale distribution firm in San Francisco, for $2 million. Woodco officials will go to San Francisco to take over operation of the company.
• Finally, a big sigh of relief is heard from many residents who thought they would never live through the past six months of daylight-saving time. At 2 a.m. Sunday, all clocks will be set back. Daylight-saving time was thrust on the nation this year, and for the first time all sections of the country are doing whatever they are doing by the same clock schedule.
• Acting City Manager Keith Wilson's proposal to talk with officials at the LDS church with headquarters in Salt Lake City, about acquisition of the property at Walnut and River for a city park and recreation area, brings to mind a business transaction of the Independence Board of Education involving this tract. The board wanted to build a high school there.
• The story of Bone Hill in Eastern Jackson County was that every seven years since 1862 there comes an October night when a bright flame leaps high above the wall showing where gold buried by fleeing residents lies. Edwin Borgman, 80, retired Levasy banker, owns the land but says he never saw the lights.
100 YEARS AGO
The following items were taken from the Oct. 28 through Nov. 3, 1917, Examiner.
• The best judge of Jersey cattle among the rural high schools of Jackson County is a girl, Miss Ethel White of the Raytown High School. In the annual stock judging contest at the Longview Farm of R.A. Long, Miss White made the highest individual score and was a member of the high school team which won the trophy cup for the ensuing year.
• A new flag was raised at the court house lawn, the old one having been almost completely worn out by the wind. There was no ceremony this time, the janitors simply putting it on the ropes and hoisted it into position. The first one was hoisted to the accompaniment of booming cannon, martial music and patriotic speech-making one afternoon early last summer. When the remnant of the first flag was taken down and loosened from the ropes, it was cut up into souvenirs by especially patriotic habitues of the court house.
• It is not considered probable that the new William Chrisman High School will be ready for use before the first of the coming year. Owing to the magnitude of the job, and the fact that winter weather might set in almost any time now, it may be even later than that. The concreting and plastering of the big building is more of a job than one can realize without a personal visit. A small army of men are busy at this part of the work and the building is rapidly taking on a beautiful appearance.
• The Ostertag-Schuler Millinery Co. have just added to their fine stock of Millinery a complete line of corsets and accessories. A cozy little fitting room has been arranged and a complete Corsetiere in charge, will select and fit your corset according to your individual needs. Special attention given to surgical cases. A corset is the foundation of your appearance and can produce either beautiful or unsightly lines in your figure.
– Jillayne Ritchie