Down Through The Years Jan. 22 2011

By Shirley Erickson

100 Years Ago

Business picked up for the amateur detectives Tuesday morning when the intelligence of the burglary of the R. B. Hanson Clothing Co. and the theft of $625.00 in cash and currency and about $200 in checks became generally known on the streets of this city. Full two dozen theories had been expounded before Mr. Hanson had convinced himself that he had actually been “touched.”

When he came down to open up the store Tuesday morning he noticed an unusual amount of mud and lime scattered over the floor back of the counter where the rubber overshoes and boots were kept, and where it had been Mr. Hanson’s custom to deposit small amounts which he kept in the store over night until but recently.

Mrs. Elijah King who lives in the south part of town met with a very serious accident Thursday morning. While she was out doing her chores she fell and dislocated her hip. She lay there for more than an hour before any one found her, Mr. King being away from home. Her injuries were very painful but she is doing nicely.

75 Years Ago

The Past Matrons Club was entertained Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs. Maude Landis with Mrs. Esther Teeter assisiting hostess. After a pleasant evening a delicious luncheon was served to Mesdames Anna Miller, Katherine Howard, Stella McCurdy, Loda Beckley, Maude Landis, Jennie Eleanor Truxall Beasley, Candace Case, Beulah Eddy, Violet Ayers, Edna Sides, Mabel Beville, Esther Teeter, Mildred Rice, Bessie Lanning, Hattie Isbel, Claudia Rees, Carrie and Virginia Haigh.

Mrs. Douglas Hagadorn was hostess to her bridge club Monday evening at her home. Club prizes were received by Mrs. Ralph Fee high and traveling prize and Mrs. W. W. Eddy, second. The guests for the evening were Mrs. Howard Wiseman and Mrs. Ralph Fee. The members present were: Mesdames Roberts Day, Bethel Perry, M. J. Crotty, Jr., Jimmie Powell, R. E. Johnson, W. W. Eddy, Arleene Galbraith, Ann Dick, Margaret Carpenter and Dorothy Schowengerdt.

Seven O’clock Bridge Club

Mrs. R. E. Johnson was hostess to her seven o’clock bridge club last Thursday evening at her home. Miss Marie Sterbenz and Miss Ann Dick won the club prizes. The guests of the club for the evening were Mrs. Douglas Hagadorn, Mrs. Perry Bishop and Miss Anna Dick.

50 Years Ago

Two soldiers from Osawatomie, Kenneth L. Weide and Keith E. Weide, will participate in the inaugural parade for President-elect John F. Kennedy in Washington Friday as one of the presidential military escorts. The twins, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Nelson H. Weide, 117 Pacific St., Osawatomie, are stationed in the Army at Fort Myer, Va.

Officers for the next two years had been elected by the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, Lodge No. 65.

R. E. Sherman was elected president, M. G. Cadwell, vice-president, and H. A. Stanley secretary-treasurer.

Sherman succeeds D. F. Lindsey, Caldwell replaces Alvin Blackstone, and Stanley succeeds G. A. Hardesty.

Others appointed to serve:

Conductor, Fred P. Angleton; chaplain, William C. Hartford; Warden, I. H. McMahon; inner guard, Lawrence E. Akers; outer guard, Earl F. Padgett; secretary of the board of finance, McMahon; and safety committee members, J. J. McQuade, McMahon, and J. G. Sheldon.

25 Years Ago

The Missouri Pacific Women’s Club met Thursday in Memorial Hall for a covered dish dinner. Thirteen members were present. The tables were decorated with red roses and pretzel wreaths. Marie Fausett gave the invocation.

Lorene Hydorn, president, conducted the business session.

Alta Robinson read an article on “How to Be a Friend.”

Games were played and prizes won by Barbara Seaborn, Margaret Moberly, Nora Baker and Mrs. Hydorn.

The hostesses will be Clara Mays and Celia Shaefer for the Feb. 12 meeting.

John G. Sumner has been assigned to the USS Voge out of Mayport, Fla. Sumner left Jan. 7 for his new assignment after spending a two-week leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Sumner, Osawatomie. He graduated from basic training Nov. 15 at Great Lakes Naval training Center, Ill. His new address is: Fr. John G. Sumner, Commanding Officer, USS Voge FF1047, FPO Miami 34093-1407.

The post office in Osawatomie was one of 14 cited for its efficiency in collecting and delivering mail during the icy weeks of November and December.

In discussing the citation, Osawatomie Postmaster Charles E. Timmons said, “The people in this office are very dedicated and give service beyond what is demanded of them.

15 Years Ago

The construction class at Osawatomie High School is building 8 foot by 10 foot storage sheds. The sheds will sell for $750 picked up or the class will deliver the buildings for $800. John Hedrick, class instructor, thinks the students are learning skills that will help them find jobs in the future. Members of the construction are Kirk McKoon, Andy McRoberts, Kevin Page, Levi Roberts, Terry Ballou, Travis Butler, Mark Doudna, Michael Dunn, Jared Ford and Terry Mathis.

The Kansas State Historical Society has expressed interest in helping to set up a temporary information center in John Brown Memorial Park near the John Brown Museum to greet out-of-town visitors stopping by to tour the historic sites damaged Dec. 21 by a fire.

Dr. Raymond Powers, director of the State Historical Society, on Tuesday stopped short of announcing definitely that the state plans to restore the historic Adair Cabin and John Brown Museum.

Nine members and one guest of Osawatomie Rebekah Lodge No. 336 met for breakfast in the Beagle United Methodist Church Saturday. Members and guests attending were Nettie Clearwater, Florence Burgoon, Ruth Cook, Ina Mathia, Mary Higginbotham, Odessa Edwards, Mary Baxter, Herman Edwards and Neal Higginbotham.

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