From The Examiner the week of Jan. 6-11, 1968:
• “COUNTY HOPES TO COMPLETE NOLAND ROAD JOB BY FALL” – Most recent engineer’s estimates indicate completion of Jackson County’s Noland Road project, from Interstate 70 to U.S. 40, next fall. Actual construction work on most of the projects under the county’s $102 million bond program is expected to be under way within the next 12 months. Grading and site preparation for the two-stadium complex in the Leeds district has progressed rapidly. Completion of the sports complex is scheduled for 1971.
• “AREA OIL PLANT ESCAPES STRIKE” – In spite of a nationwide strike called by union refinery workers shortly after midnight Saturday, the American Oil Co. today continued under normal operation, with no pickets set up. A representative of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers union, which has about 400 members at the Sugar Creek refinery, said the union was “standing by at the present time to see what developed.” A strike is in progress at the Phillips Petroleum Co. refinery in Kansas City.
• A triple bill at the Hiway 40 Drive-in Theatre: 7:05 p.m., “Cool Hand Luke.” 9:30 p.m., “The Green Berets.” 11:55 p.m., “Attack on the Iron Coast.”
• The Examiner was at 321 W. Lexington Ave., just off the Independence Square. Single copy, 10 cents. Monthly delivery, $1.75.
From The Independence Examiner the week of Jan. 6-11, 1968:
• “IN NEED OF CLOTHING” – The Community Welfare League is much in need of all kinds of clothing: stockings, shoes, bedding, skirts, underclothes and especially infants’ garments and clothes for children. The best gift the League has ever received has been from the Good Samaritan class of the Christian Church. At Christmas time they gave the League eight complete sets of children’s clothes – all brand new garments made by the class, except for the underclothes, which the class bought.
• “THEODORE ROOSEVELT” (an editorial) – Few men in the short period of a human life attain to the accomplishment which Theodore Roosevelt reached. He was a great man, a useful man and a patriot of the highest ideals. When Moses turned aside and received the message from God from out the burning bush he met his opportunity. To most men the message from the burning bush comes but once in a lifetime. To Theodore Roosevelt the bush was aflame many times and not once did he fail to hear the message. His place in history is secure. He will be ranked as one of the great men of the world. (Roosevelt died Jan. 6, 1919.)
• At the New Lewis Theatre, “America’s Sweetest” Mary Pickford in “Amarilla of Clothes Line Alley” and Tom Mix in “Ace High.” Shows at 7:30 and 9.
• The Independence Examiner was at 321 W. Lexington Ave. By carrier in Independence, 35 cents a month. By mail in the U.S., $3 per year.