Polly’s Pop, league leader of the Eastern Jackson County midget baseball division, stayed undefeated the easy way at Oak Grove. The winners humbled the Oak Groves A’s 30 to 0, behind a 21-hit attack. Don Buschhorn struck out 16 Oak Grove batters and had a no-hitter until he allowed a scratch single with two outs in the last inning. Greg Lewis and Bobby Fields led the hitting spree with three hits apiece. It was the fifth straight victory for Polly’s Pop.
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Richard H. Swaim, vice president and cashier of the Bank of Independence, has notified the board of directors that he has accepted a position as executive vice president of the First National Bank of Cape Girardeau, Mo. Swaim came to the Bank of Independence in July 1947 as cashier, and in 1951, he was elected vice president and cashier.
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President Eisenhower said the Soviet execution of former Hungarian Premier Imre Nagy has shocked the conscience of the free world and set back negotiations for a possible summit conference. The president said that the Soviet Union clearly intends to pursue its own policies of terror and intimidation. He said the Hungarian executions were proof that the free world could place no confidence in Moscow’s words and actions. The president also said Nagy and his compatriots were not guilty of evil, but were only seeking to remove their country from Soviet domination.
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Listeners to religious programs on the radio will hear a new voice when Dr. Cecil R. Ettinger moves into the “Hear Ye Him” program to replace the veteran Evan A. Fry. The program is aired on KMBC at 8:30 a.m. each Sunday, and is sponsored by the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Ettinger brings a broad ministerial background to his new duties. He has served the church since 1948 in pastoral and missionary assignments, the latest being the pastorate of the RLDS church in Des Moines. The 36-year-old minister and his family make their home in Independence.
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The highest honor the International Order of DeMolay can convey was presented in the arena of the Auditorium to 75 men from the Midwest. In the group receiving the Legion of Honor award was T. Hall Collinson, editor and general manager of the Independence Examiner. The award was given to men who are outstanding in their fields of endeavor and for outstanding service to the community and mankind.
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Fred Pimblott, 728 N. Liberty St., was elected commander of the Tirey J. Ford Post, American Legion. Pimblott is a deputy with the Jackson County Board of Election Commissioners. He is a veteran of World War II and was in the service for 3 1/2 years as an instructor in the Corps of Engineers. He was the first World War II veteran to become a member of the local Legion Post.
 Jillayne Ritchie compiles the 50 Years Ago column.