Down Through The Years
By Shirley Erickson
100 Years Ago
Miss Bessie Hooker entertained Friday afternoon in honor of Miss Marguerite Lucas, of Lincoln, Neb., who visited Miss Hooker and other friends for a few days the latter part of last week. A two course luncheon was served. The following were Miss Hooker’s guests: Mesdames E. B. Stevenson, H. H. Reed, Walter Reyburn, Fred Beckley, C. H. Dunaway, W. A. Bedell of Van Buren, Ark., R. W. Allred, F. G. Lobban, G. W. Hill, L. W. Grant, C. E. Muruphy, F. B. Miller, Keith Clevenger, John Punshon, S.S. White, W. N. Webb and Misses Nellie and Grace Campbell of Chicago, Camilla Pearson, Cleda Pace, Norma Nicely, Grace Root, Mary Smith, Vida Harker, Marguerite Lucas and Lila Weber.
Mrs. Sam Keith and daughter, Maurene, of Council Grove, arrived Saturday to be the guest of Mrs. A. M. Slocum and other friends for a week. Mrs. Keith and Mrs. Slocum are sisters-in-law.
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. VanVoorhis, and daughter o Rich Hill, Mo., visited Mr. and Mrs. J. O. VanVoorhis the later of last week. Mr. W. R. VanVoorhis is in business in Rich Hill.
75 Years Ago
The softball curtain of 1936 fell with a bang out at the stadium Friday night when the Missouri Pacific Boosters came out on top of a 3 to 0 score over the Hoag Stores of Pleasanton, in the final game of the district tournament. Neal Odell, Pleasanton pitcher, started off by strking out the side in the first stanza just to prove that he was right – and when right he’s plenty tough. He handled the local lads with ease until the sixth. Austin Farley set the stage when he doubled into left field. Jake Landers skied to Evans in shortfield. Bill Eddy took second on the next pitch to Jim Torbett, who later sent up a fly that Ison was under, Farley holding third on a perfect peg to the plate. Then up came Raymond Conklin, who had already tasted Odell’s blood with a single in the fourth. First pitch was a called strike and “Conk” dug in. The next was ?? ball. Then Odell uncorked one of his famous inside pitches and wham!, Raymond took it for a single into left that sent his two pleading mates over with the runs that sewed up the ball game. Tom Speck forced Conklin for the third out. Then just to make it easier for Torbett, Frank Okorn led off the seventh with a double and scored when Clopine threw the ball into left field trying to get Okorn going down to third after Porter had thrown out Herb Smith.
50 Years Ago
Five new members were formally initiated into the Calling All Girls Club at a meeting held Monday night at the home of Niki Hawkins. They are Pam Beach, Joanne Cook, Ramona Burgoon, Rita Shaw and Phyllis Ludwig. The constitution and pledge were read to them and they were presented with white carnation corsages.
Following the initation, a business meeting was held. The program for the nursing home was discussing and committees for refreshments and entertainment were appointed. Committees to start planning for the annual Christmas formal were appointed also.
Three youths from the Four County Area have been named 4-H club state winners, according to Roger E. Regnier, state club leader. Janis Nesbitt, Mound City, and James Dunn, Ottawa, were named the outstanding club girl and boy in public speaking.
George Teagarden, LaCygne, was named the livestock award winner.
25 Years Ago
Osawatomie has received its first payment from the city’s transient guest tax. And it was a nice surprise. The payment totaled $1,195.33 and represented tax collected for a period beginning March 31 and ending June 31. City Manager Arthur Shufflebarger said the receipts for the quarter totaled more than city officials had expected for a year. The 2 percent tax is charged on the gross receipts collected from transient guests as payment for sleeping accommodations in any hotel, motel or tourist court inside the city. Revenues from the tax are to be used to promote tourism in Osawatomie.
Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Leonard W. Cuddy participated in the International Naval review in New York Harbor during the July 4 celebration. Cuddy is the son of Velma E. Cuddy, Osawatomie.
Seaman Recruit Jeffery A. Kerr completed basic training and graduated with distinction from the Naval Recruit Training Command at Great Lakes, Ill. He is now stationed at the Service School Command at Great Lakes where he will undergo 13 weeks of engineman schooling. A May graduate of Prairie View High, he is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Kerr, Parker.
15 Years Ago
The Town and Country 4-H Club met Sunday in Faith Baptist Church, Osawatomie. Buddy Jo Byard, president, conducted the meeting.
Lance Barnes became a new member.
Reports of the officers and leaders were given.
Pins were presented to the members unable to attend the banquet. Pin covers were also given out.
Other members and leaders attending were: Johnna Jo Dodson, Shawnna Jo Dodson, Ely Dodson, Jade Barnes, Matt Johnson, Stewart Kasper, LaChell McCormick, Brenda Stringham, Joyce Dodson, Janette Byard, Kevin Kasper, Vicky Kasper, Rose Johnson and Angela McCormick.
The meeting was closed with the 4-H motto.
SAN ANTONIO – Air National Guard Airman Chasity A. Macabrie has graduated from six weeks of basic training at Lackland Air Force Base. She is the daughter of Annette Gull, Ottawa, Kan., and Dennis E. Underwood, Mound City, Kan. She is a graduate of Anderson County High School, Garnett, Kan.
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