From The Examiner during the week of Aug. 25-31, 1969:
• “INDEPENDENCE RESIDENTS AID MISSISSIPPIANS” – “Operation Camile” – a massive airlift of clothing and canned foods to survivors of the Mississippi Gulf Coast hurricane, received a boost from Independence residents who joined in making contributions to the effort. Residents joined the rest of the metropolitan area in the effort. The contributions were slated to leave Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base today in three Air Force planes.
• “8-MONTH DELAY ON HOUSING JOB” – A full force of workers are back on the job at the city’s public housing project for the elderly at 214 S. Pleasant, Dale Nelson, architect with the Herbert Duncan firm, representing the Housing Authority, said at its meeting yesterday. The $3.5 million 250-unit high rise apartment for the elderly stands at only 6 per cent completion cost-wise. Ground for the project was broken last December with the anticipation that it would be finished by March 1970. However, poor construction weather, coupled with the four-month building strike, has delayed the project.
• “HEARNES CALLS A SPECIAL SESSION FOR SEPTEMBER 8” – Jefferson City, Mo. – UPI – Gov. Warren E. Hearnes Friday called a special legislative session to at 5 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 8. A Senate poll showed the 18 votes necessary to pass a proposed increase in the state’s personal and corporate income taxes. With the already approved accelerated tax collections bills and another written in to the income tax bill to accelerate collections of the withholding tax, it was expected to meet the $110 million which the governor said the state needs for the next fiscal year.
From The Independence Examiner during the week of Aug. 25-31, 1919:
• "STANDARD OIL INCREASE” – An increase of 10 per cent in the pay of the laborers at the Standard Oil Company at Sugar Creek has been recommended by the Industrial Relations Committee. This includes about 800 men, the men who recently went out on a strike. On a basis of present pay of $4 it would mean an increase of 40 cents a day. The recommendation will be submitted to the General Board of the company for approval.
• “CIDER AND SORGHUM” – Cider and sorghum time has come again. Maurice Hughes who lives South of Independence on the old Lee’s Summit road had six big loads of cane which he has converted into fifty gallons of molasses of the sort that elevates a “flapjack” to the nth power of goodness as a breakfast food. Cider making also begins early this season. One reason is that so many fine apples were blown from the trees in a recent wind storm, and can be saved by turning them into cider.
• “DON’T TURN HIM LOOSE” – Ralph A. Long, arrested at the Missouri Pacific station by Officer Tonnebill, was brought before Judge Latshaw Tuesday morning and sentenced to serve four years in the Missouri penitentiary. It was almost an accident that Long was arrested. He was at the station where officer Tonnebill holds out and the wind blew aside his coat and exposed the butt of a revolver. But for the exposure of the pistol he would not have been molested. Long was rather worse for liquor. He was arrested and brought up town, and his suit case was opened. He had 10 watches, other pieces of jewelry and $203 in money. Chief Harris got busy. He inquired and began to find things out and where the jewelry came from. Long was held here and a charge of burglary was placed against him in the criminal court.