This day in Traveler History
100 years ago
• Promptly at 3 o’clock the game between Arkansas City and Newkirk at Athletic Park tomorrow afternoon will begin, Manager Estes has declared. … Newkirk and the Giants will measure bats and an interesting game is expected. … The Giants are thirsting for revenge and the way they pounded the ball at Pawhuska, yesterday indicates they are swinging the willow now with good results.
• After a month of proposals and counter-proposals the following agreement was reached between the clerks and the retail merchants, the Retailers announce. … Beginning Monday, July 21, all stores, members of the Retailers Association, are to close at 6:00 o’clock p.m. on the first five days of the week and at 10:00 o’clock p.m. on Saturday nights.
50 years ago
• SPACE CENTER, Houston (AP) — We are going to see a vast wasteland and it will be television’s finest moment. We will see a white boot coming down nine steps of a ladder. … We will see Neil A. Armstrong’s foot stirring the moon’s virgin dust, and nothing that has been said or written will compare.
• Photo caption: MIDGET CHAMPIONS — The Druggists were champions of the Midget League action during the regular season. … Rex Carlson, Jan Hatfield, Richard Cook … Randy Carlson … Scott Pappan, Terril Sweetwood, Kirt Webb, Jeff Bryant, Stan Scott, Tommy Talbot, Russ Gage … Johnny Carlson … Arlan Palmer, David Martin and Cliff Gentry. … Coaches D.J. Palmer, Fred Carlson and Lewis Cook.
25 years ago
• Though Cowley County Community College officials insist they are holding the line on expenses, the 1994-95 budget, approved by the board of trustees Monday, could mean a 3-percent mill levy increase. The college requested $3,241,519 for 1994-95 as opposed to $3,073,057 last year. A report submitted to the board by Vice President of Business Sid Regnier noted that the college anticipates increased operating expenses with the completion of a new dormitory and the Brown Center.
A Look Back in the Courier
20 years ago
• Members of past Horsefeathers and Applesauce companies were in town this weekend for festivities celebrating the company’s 20th season. About 150 current and past company members were on hand for a brunch and get-together and to see “1776,” the final production of the season.
• With the zone and state tournaments just around the corner, the Winfield American Legion Post 10 team is playing their best baseball precisely the right time. This time Winfield took care of McPherson 9-5, 12-11 in a doubleheader at the fairground Sunday evening to improve to 20-8 overall.
• CornerBank Mortgage is having an Open House and Ribbon Cutting beginning at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 22. They are located just east of the First National Bank of Winfield in the Old Cunningham Music Store. Refreshments will be served.