From The Examiner the week of Jan. 20-26, 1969:
• “GIANT AMUSEMENT CENTER PROPOSED” – A proposal for the development of a major family-type amusement and recreation center in connection with the Jackson County Sports Complex was revealed today. The center was described as similar to Disneyland in California, Six Flags over Texas or Six Flags over Georgia. According to Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt’s proposal, it would be on 70 acres on the west side of the original 375-acre sports complex site.
• “GROUP SEEKS BUILDING BAN” – A second attempt to stop building a rezoning in the Rock Creek watershed will be made by Independence Action Inc., a group promoting flood control in the city. “We are now in the process of drafting another petition ...” said chairman Joe Mittlestadt. “With the spring rainy season not too far ahead, we are afraid we’re going to be flood out again down here, if we don’t do something.”
• “NIXON VOWS TO STRIVE FOR PEACE” – Washington (UPI) – Richard Milhouse Nixon became the 37th president of the United States today with a solemn commitment to devote all his energies to “the cause of peace among nations” and the healing of strident divisions among the American people. Nixon offered “not the cup of despair, bit the chalice of opportunity.”
From The Independence Examiner the week of Jan. 20-26, 1919:
• TOWN CLOCK STILL SILENT – COUNTY HAS FIXED TOWER BUT THE CITY OWNS THE BIG CLOCK” – It seems that we were in too much of a hurry when we announced a few days ago that the town clock would be running again. The big clock is still pointing its helpless hands at 10:10 and unable to move a wheel. The clock is the property of the city. Heretofore the city has been paying Fred Koehler $48 a year to see that the clock was in shape and kept running. Some time ago Mr. Koehler notified the city that he could not do the work for that money and requested $100 a year. The city has made no reply.
• “BITS OF GENERAL NEWS” – Losses of the 35th Division (Missouri and Kansas National Guard) in killed and died of wounds during its entire service in France up to November 7 were 827 men, Secretary Baker told the House Rules Committee in connection with a resolution by Representative Campbell of Kansas, calling for congressional investigation of reported excessive losses in this division. Baker said the Argonne battle was “the most difficult operation ever undertaken by American troops.”
• “TO CROSS ATLANTIC” – Paris – Airplane manufacturers are losing no time in developing long-distance machines for transatlantic flights for which tempting prizes have been offered by various newspapers and aviation clubs. The rumors persist in Paris that a Handley-Page machine has already crossed the ocean, from Newfoundland to Ireland, but that the flight was kept secret in order that the Germans might not know that a machine had been produced which could bomb Berlin.