A greatly liberalized deer season with 61 counties open to hunting is expected to turn out over 50,000 Missouri nimrods for the five-day hunt Nov. 1-5.
June 24, 1885
Postmaster Linzee has received the new special ten cent stamp, which is intended to insure prompt delivery at all offices where the population exceeded four thousand in 1880.
November 14, 1965
Rock and Roll, the Frug and the Monkey are not so far out as we sometimes think. A little over a generation ago youngsters were cavorting with the Charleston, the Black Bottom and songs such as “Yes, We Have No Bananas.” Two generations ago the Hoochy-Koochy, memorialized in “Meet Me in St. Louis, looe-ee”, was pretty far out too.
"The Aloof", a Frug in the film "Sweet Charity", choreographed by Bob Fosse.......wildly entertaining! (you have to watch this with the volume up so be careful where you are when you listen to it:)
Those in the third grade who did not miss any spelling words last week were Billy Roberts, Betty Jo Boucher, Virginia Hansford, Sylvia Laughlin and Hugh Griffin.
September 10, 1985
Central School News – Chocolate milk will be available every Monday for the same price as white milk, 15 cents.
March 10, 1925
Peirce City’s (original spelling of Pierce City) third sales day, held Wednesday, drew a record-breaking crowd. It was demonstrated that the “buggy age” is not entirely over with, as an old dilapidated surrey, looked like the vintage of ’76, sold for $19, while a Ford touring car only brought $15.
1906, Ford Model N Touring Car
George Litehenhaum of southeast Pierce City suffered quite painful injuries to his back when he fell out of a pear tree one day last week.
October 1, 1935
The ladies of the Baptist church met at the home of Mrs. L.H. Staub Tuesday and canned apples for the Baptist orphans’ home in St. Louis.
July 8, 1925
Within a decade, electric stoves, washing machines, heaters, mixing devices and similar appliances will be as much a part of a house as the modern bathroom, is the prediction of Earle Whitehorne, editor of Electrical World.
Ladies from Queensland, boiling clothes in a copper pot, 1925.
A city automobile license was levied by the city council. The licenses will cost $2 for Model T Fords and $3 for all other cars. The money is to be used for general revenue and means that street lights will not have to be turned off.
August 11, 1945
First Lt. Jack George arrived Tuesday from El Paso, Texas on an 85-day terminal leave. He was in the Pacific area 27 months.
October 17, 1935
The tarantula captured last week by Mrs. James Doyle died Friday while on exhibit at the Leader-Journal. Floyd Duncan, who makes entomology a sort of a hobby, asked for the dead insect. In order that it might be preserved until he could finish his examination, Victor Niemeyer of the Wessell Funeral Home injected some embalming fluid into the spider.
Found this on a free images site and thought it so bizarre I had to share it with you. Certain to put a spring in your step.
Threshing is a family affair for Mr. and Mrs. Frank Borusheski. Mr. Borusheski is on the machine, son, Donald, 13 on the bundle wagon. Little Dolores, 8, handles the tractor which powers the machine. Mrs. Borusheski drives the grain truck back of the separator. Dolores turns the power off and on. They farm 160 acres.
May 17, 1885
Ed Buchner has been engaged a few days on a set of buggy harnesses which will be placed with the harness exhibit of Mr. Wm. Buchner at the fair.
September 3, 1925
Each Monday night there is a good crowd present to see the men go through their drills and operate the giant searchlights which is very interesting work, at Battery “A”.