Down Through The Years Dec 22 2010

By Shirley Erickson

100 Years Ago

“The strike is settled!’

“Didn’t I tell you so!”

“Have you heard about the strike?”

“That is certainly one good Christmas gift, eh Bo!”

Such were the exclamations that greeted people on the street Tuesday morning.

The rumor of the settlement between the striking machinists and allied crafts was becoming more and more general, and every one had it “straight,” but the rumor was confirmed about eight o’clock Tuesday morning, when the Kansas City Star telephone this office The Association Press bulletin, regarding the strike.

The strike which has been on since May 2nd, 1910, was finally settled Monday night, December 19th, in St. Louis, when A. W. Sullivan, general manager of the Missouri Pacific and the representatives of the strikers, came to an agreement long enough to put their names on the papers.

75 Years Ago

Out of a field of thirty-nine candidates, Jimmie Powell and Clifford Price finished first and second respectively in the Civil Service examinations given here Novmber 16 under the supervision of Miss Della Orr, and both will start work in the postoffice January 1. Jimmie’s grade on the examination was 97.4 and Clifford’s was 96.2.

Jimmie will be given his choice of whether he will work inside as a clerk or outside as a carrier and Clifford will be given the other job. Both were graduated from Osawatomie high school. Jimmie attended Baker University and Clifford, Kansas University, but neither finished their college work.

Page Wagner was elected district chairman of scout officials at the Presbyterian church in Paola Monday evening. John Erickson, Harry Henry and Kersel D. Henneigh were elected vice-chairmen to represent Osawatomie, Paola and Louisburg respectively. F. J. Officer was elected district comiissioner.

Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Grant and Henry spent Saturday in Kansas City. Roxie Whitaker had charge of the store in their absence.

Mr. and Mrs. Bert Mumaw were Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Glen Mays in Osawatomie.

50 Years Ago

Sale of the Flamingo Drive-In, 1212 South Sixth St., Osawatomie, was announced Monday. The new owners are Mr. and Mrs. Allen “Buster” Young of Osawatomie. Mr. and Mrs. Junior Gaston, who operated the business the past three years plan to take a vacation for a month to Florida. They purchased the firm from Dale Goudie.

George C. Hunsperger, cashier at the American State Bank for almost eight years, has resigned.

Younger members of the Job’s Daughters and their escorts found the Christmas formal dance an exciting affair. Among the younger set attending were Richard Kester, Kent Harmony, Linda Cornelius, Susan Hermreck and Joe Chitwood. Brightly colored formals were a highlight of the dance which was held in the Elks Hall.

Judy Harry Fisher held his final session of Miami County District Court Tuesday and ruled on 11 cases. He will be succeeded early in January by Robert H. Miller.

More than 50 veterans who served in World War I, gathered at the City Hall last Wednesday, for the purpose of organizing into the National Association of World War I Veterans.

25 Years Ago

Doris Vasquez was honored Thursday for her eight years of service as a Social Worker II with the Osawatomie Area office of the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Friday was her last day of work. Mrs. Vasquez worked at Osawatomie State Hospital for 19 years. Before taking her position with SRS, she was a Licensed Mental Health Technician II. She and her daughter, Debbie, live at 309 Brown Ave. During her retirement, Mrs. Vasquez plans to spend more time with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B.J. Hewitt, Route 2, Osawatomie. She also plans to work for her church, First Baptist, and work on her tole painting and other hobbies.

Terese Lindell, a sophomore at Pleasanton High School, will represent the school at the 1986 Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation Leadership Seminar. It will be held in either Wichita or Lawrence in the spring. Lindell is the first entrant into the nationwide competition form Pleasanton school. She is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lindell.

15 Years Ago

Children of First Steps Pre-school sang Dec. 13-14 to the Osawatomie Court Apartments residents.

Ryan Robertson, Clinton Hampson, Dustin Cole, Tad Roseberry, Devon Minckley, Cody Hoagland, Dawnialle Seitter, Trina Antwine, Michael Kennedy, Stephanie Waln, Alisha Brown, Rachel Fisher and Brittney Booe sang Dec. 13.

Stephan Conners, Tarin Bradfield, Tanner Bradfield, Darin Good, Gary Wayne Wilson, Mark McMahon, Megan Good, Michael Powls, Michael Welch, Alex Colbert, Christopher Smreker, Ryan Bellinger, Kristen Sharp, Shelby Allen and Ben McMahon sang Thursday.

A chili and soup supper was served Monday in the home of Juanita Lindsey, 821 Fourth St., Osawatomie, to 14 members and one guest of Harmony Family and Community Education Unit. Her daughter, Cheryl Meinig, was co-hostess.

A show and tell roll call was held. Each member showed their oldest Christmas ornament and told about it.

Ruby Law reported that the unit had served a total of 2,338 volunteer hours in 1995. Of this total 811 were for FCE; 1,253 ½ for community service; and 273 ½ for churches.

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