This day in Traveler History

 

100 years ago

• Wednesday, June 1: (The) cornerstone of the Central Christian church will be laid with appropriate services Thursday evening. … It is fitting that the people turn out to the service as the church is indissolubly connected with the things that are fundamental to the uplift and progress of the city.

• Wednesday, June 1: The chamber of commerce has been presented with a chance to function in the highest possible manner. … With the railroads calling a halt in employment and laying off a large number of employees, the Stanton construction company which has been putting in the paving here, has employed many of these men. The chamber of commerce … will serve as a clearing house for the laborers. The Stanton Construction company ... has agreed to ascertain through the chamber of commerce the claims for work by these men …

• Wednesday, June 1: Y.M.C.A. Elects Officers — New Board Met Last Night … — John McE. Ames, president; C.T. Main, vice president; E.C. Overholt, secretary; R.J. Grover, treasurer.

• Wednesday, June 1: An Arkansas City young man (is) in the movies. Marion Duncan, known as Robert Gordon in the motion picture world, accompanied by his wife, was in the city this morning for a short visit with … E.L. McDowell and other friends and related to them his story of becoming a motion picture actor. Duncan … is a son of Charles Duncan, who was employed as a bookkeeper in the office of the Arkansas City mill here for many years.

 

50 years ago

• Photo caption: Centennial Style Show Models — A style show of old-fashioned dresses, gowns, vests and even a swim suit were shown Tuesday night to some 100 women representing various women’s clubs. … Models are pictured. … All fashions are available at Centennial Headquarters, 109 N. Summit.

 

25 years ago

• Monday, June 3: Photo caption: Restoration project — Jeanai Madison …, Linda Kieffer … and Toni Rojas … strip paint free from a wooden screen door. Their effort is part of a restoration project to a 70-year-old house Rojas and Kieffer are helping to remodel at the corner of Fourth (Street) and Spruce (Avenue). Madison just stopped by to lend a hand.

 

A Look Back in the Courier

 

100 years ago

• Wednesday, June 1: (The) cornerstone of the Central Christian church will be laid with appropriate services Thursday evening. … It is fitting that the people turn out to the service as the church is indissolubly connected with the things that are fundamental to the uplift and progress of the city.

• Wednesday, June 1: The chamber of commerce has been presented with a chance to function in the highest possible manner. … With the railroads calling a halt in employment and laying off a large number of employees, the Stanton construction company which has been putting in the paving here, has employed many of these men. The chamber of commerce … will serve as a clearing house for the laborers. The Stanton Construction company ... has agreed to ascertain through the chamber of commerce the claims for work by these men …

• Wednesday, June 1: Y.M.C.A. Elects Officers — New Board Met Last Night … — John McE. Ames, president; C.T. Main, vice president; E.C. Overholt, secretary; R.J. Grover, treasurer.

• Wednesday, June 1: An Arkansas City young man (is) in the movies. Marion Duncan, known as Robert Gordon in the motion picture world, accompanied by his wife, was in the city this morning for a short visit with … E.L. McDowell and other friends and related to them his story of becoming a motion picture actor. Duncan … is a son of Charles Duncan, who was employed as a bookkeeper in the office of the Arkansas City mill here for many years.

 

50 years ago

• Photo caption: Centennial Style Show Models — A style show of old-fashioned dresses, gowns, vests and even a swim suit were shown Tuesday night to some 100 women representing various women’s clubs. … Models are pictured. … All fashions are available at Centennial Headquarters, 109 N. Summit.

 

25 years ago

• Monday, June 3: Photo caption: Restoration project — Jeanai Madison …, Linda Kieffer … and Toni Rojas … strip paint free from a wooden screen door. Their effort is part of a restoration project to a 70-year-old house Rojas and Kieffer are helping to remodel at the corner of Fourth (Street) and Spruce (Avenue). Madison just stopped by to lend a hand.

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ericandreas24@yahoo.com

You left out Winfield in looking back! Doesn’t anybody proof read the paper? Get it together!

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