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Back in the Good Old Days for July 19-20

Monday, July 19, 2010

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1930

* Wesley C. Downs, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Downs, of Monett, was enlisted this week at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., for the 13th engineer's branch of the service in the United States Army. Downs will be sent to his station at Camp Ord., Calif, for training.

* Mrs. Raymond English was the guest of honor at a delightfully appointed stork shower yesterday afternoon at the country home of Mrs. W.B. Bolton. Mrs. Bolton was assisted in the entertainment of her guests by Mrs. Ed Howard.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1940

* The Cash Store at 211 N. Fourth St. has 1,000 Grab Boxes "designed to daffle, dazzle and delight you" for 49 cents a grab.

* Monettans were out to see the first trainload of Arkansas coal bound for St. Louis under new trainload rates and it may come as a surprise to the sophisticates to learn that a train still can attract a crowd down to the station as in days of yore.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1950

* Washington, D.C.----In a message to Congress today, President Truman authorized Defense Secretary Louis Johnson to call for active federal service "as many National Guard units and as many reserves as may be required" to deal with the situation in Korea.

* Missouri's finest small city bank will be opened for the public's inspection when the Gillioz Bank and Trust Company swings open its doors at 9:30 o'clock Saturday morning.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1960

* Willis Morlan, a city mail carrier, last night was elected commander of the Monett Hobbs-Anderson Post 91 of the American Legion.

* A haring for the discontinuance of the Frisco Railroad's Missouri portion of the Monett-Wichita passenger run opened this morning in the county courthouse at Joplin.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1970

* Temperatures were 30 degrees cooler today than yesterday as the mercury dipped into the 60's after Sunday's 90-degree weather. Last night's low was 59 and the high yesterday was 96. It was 63 at noon today.

* Mrs. Edna Johnson, of Dayton, Ohio, and granddaughter Becky and Kathy Rhodes, of Lorain, Ohio, are visiting here with Mrs. Melvin Peck and Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lassister and family.

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1980

* Christopher John Toliver Crawford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Berlie Crawford, of Monett, as been selected as one of the 15 finalists in the Tiny Master (age 1-2 years) division of the Missouri Baby Miss America Pageant, to be held in Kansas City.

* Stanley Stockton, a native of Monett, has been named as the new manager of the Hinton District of West Virginia Water Company, effective July 15.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 19, 1990

* Continuing odor problems from the nearly $2 million Mid-America Dairymen pretreatment facility here have resulted in the issuance of a second notice of excessive emission by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

* Summer fun time opened in full force last night as the Jaycee's opened their annual carnival in the Sixth Street municipal parking lot.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 19, 2000

* For the first time in 12 years, the Monett Water Thrashers captured first place in the Monett Invitational.

* State Auditor Claire McCaskill told the Kiwanis Club she has not made friends in her party the way she has done her job, but the taxpayers will see the benefits.

EIGHTY YEARS AGO

July 20, 1930

* As Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Floreth were returning from a four day's vacation at Ozark Beach at the White River dam, a tire blew out, causing Mr. Floreth to lose control of the car and it turned over on its side. Passersby stopped and helped to get the car up and Mr. and Mrs. Floreth drove on home.

* Miss Christine Johnson is taking a two weeks' vacation from her duties as saleslady at the Milsap Dry Goods Company.

SEVENTY YEARS AGO

July 29, 1940

* Honolulu----Statehood for Hawaii and immediate expatriation of all dual citizens of Japanese ancestry were read in a resolution drafted today by New Americans, a newly formed organization of Japanese Americans in Hawaii.

* Mr. and Mrs. Glen Thompson and Edward Russey left Sunday morning on a vacation trip to New York City where they will attend the World's Fair.

SIXTY YEARS AGO

July 20, 1950

* More than 21,000 fingering bass and blue gill were received from the State Conservation by landowners to be placed in Roaring River below Eagle Rock.

* "Other Days at Eureka Springs" is the title of Miss Nellie A. Mills' new book just off the press. It is a continuation of "Early Days at Eureka Springs" which was published last year.

FIFTY YEARS AGO

July 20, 1960

* Barry and Lawrence County farmers today joined other wheat growers throughout the nation in voting on marketing quotas for the 1961 wheat crop.

* After 41 years as a railway postal clerk, D.F. DeWitt , of Monett, is retiring this month and plans to pursue his hobby of raising and showing rabbits.

FORTY YEARS AGO

July 20, 1970

* Lowene Ellis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M.G. Ellis, Route 2, has been named to the Dean's List of Distinguished Students for the Spring Semester at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark.

* Rev. Winford Davis will president his slides and a talk on his recent trip to the Holy Land at the Aurora Free Will Baptist Church on Thursday.,

THIRTY YEARS AGO

July 20, 1980

* Monett City and rural Fire Departments were kept busy over the weekend with a series of fires, including one home fire, and one which destroyed an outbuilding.

* Selective Service registration for men born in 1960 began today at the Post Office in Monett, with those born in 1961 to register next week.

TWENTY YEARS AGO

July 20, 1990

* Annual Cancer Crusade by the Monett Unit of the American Cancer Society was once again a major success, with over $4,700 received in the residential and business canvasses conducted in the Monett area.

* "I see lots of changes going on in the next five to six years," said 130th District Representative Earle Staponski to the Pierce City R-6 Board of Education at its annual tax levy hearing.

TEN YEARS AGO

July 20, 2000

* Becky Craig, a Monett High School graduate, has been employed as the director at the Clark Community Mental Health Center in Monett and will oversee the proposed Smart Start Day Care Center in Monett.

* Work has started pouring 10 concrete pads for the soccer fields under a Local Landmarks Park Program grant. Park Superintendent Mark Blackwell said the grant will help fund lighting, a permanent concession building with handicapped accessible restrooms, new bleachers, drinking fountains and a hookup to the sanitary sewer system.

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