From The Examiner during the week of Sept.. 29-Oct.4, 1969:
• “WHAT LIES AHEAD HERE FOR BYPASS TOLD” – A glimpse into the future of U.S. 71 Bypass through Independence was presented last night. The study was made in an effort to keep the north-south highway from becoming a roadway cluttered by strip zoning and traffic hazards. “I can see U.S. 71 Bypass as the backbone of Independence in the future,” said planning director William C. Bullard. “There is much that can be done right now to see that it doesn’t turn into another Noland Road.” (The 71 Bypass is today’s Missouri 291.)
• “MARIJUANA WILL BURN” – Twenty sacks of cut marijuana, picked up by the Sheriff’s Patrol yesterday evening, will be destroyed. A deputy discovered the gunny sacks of marijuana on Allen Road, about four miles north of U.S. 24. “The sacks had been camouflaged under some weeds there,” said Lt. Eldon White, “and apparently were left for someone to pick up later. … We decided to bring it in rather than attempt a stakeout.”
• “ROYALS CAPTURE FOURTH” – The strong arm and hitting of fireballing Wally Bunker lifted the Kansas City Royals to a 6-2 final American League victory last night and gave the new expansion team fourth place in the league’s Western Division. The Royals bowed out with a 69-93 record, the best of any expansion team in its rookie season, and the team’s home gate was above 900,000.
From The Independence Examiner during the week of Sept.. 29-Oct.4, 1919:
• “WANT MORNING LIGHT.” – A delegation of citizens from Blue Springs went to Warrensburg today to visit the State Utility Board in an effort to get a 24-hour light service. At present the lights of the village are turned off at midnight and not turned on again until 6 a.m. The population of Blue Springs is made up chiefly of farmer folks and others who have formed the habit of early rising and six o’clock is too advanced an hour in the morning to wait for light, they said.
• “LEAGUE CAUSE WON WILSON BELIEVES – ON THE WAY HOME, ILL, THINKS THE PEOPLE ARE WITH HIM” – Aboard President Wilson’s Special – It was the President’s complete utter devotion to the great cause he was advocating – the instruction of the American people as to the merits of the League of Nations – that resulted in the illness that caused the sudden termination in Wichita, Kan., of his speaking tour.
For more than three weeks with but occasional days of relaxation he had been giving the ultimate ounce of his physical strength and the last atom of his mentality to the task of laying before his countrymen his explanation of what the League is and what it means to the future of the world.
And everywhere he talked he won the hearts and the allegiance of his hearers. The President from time to time quoted from the writings of eminent Republicans. “The great civilized nations,” wrote Theodore Roosevelt, “should combine by solemn agreement in a great world league for the peace of righteousness.”