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One Hundred Years Ago
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 10, 1923.)
The failure of a Ford car to negotiate, by reason of the fact the supply of gasoline had been exhausted, near Grant City, MO, a week ago Saturday, led to the discovery that the car was loaded with cow hides, evidently on the road to St. Joseph, MO.
The discovery was made when the two men who were piloting the popular make of automobile found themselves unable to proceed and exchanged a check on the Citzens Bank of Grant City for a supply of gasoline.
The gentleman to whom the check was given telephoned to the bank and found the maker of the check had no funds in the bank. Suspicion was aroused, the holder of the check returned to the place from whence he came, that being the spot where the Ford was stranded, and a glance in the rear of the car revealed the fact the car was loaded with cow hides.
Arming himself with a large sized wrench the man who had received in good faith the bogus check commanded the other men to consider themselves under arrest. They did not, but instead took to their heels and broadened the distance between them and the holder of the check and monkey wrench as rapidly as their sprinting ability would permit.
The sheriff of Worth county was notified, took the car and hides in charge and notified Deputy Sheriff King, who went after the property and brought it to Mount Ayr. The hides were found to have been stolen from U.S.G. Lynch’s slaughter house.
W.H. and Clifford Moore, of this city, have been arrested and at the preliminary hearing before Justice Tennant Saturday waived to the grand jury and in default of bail were placed in the county jail. The case will be investigated by the grand jury which is now in session.
Marriage: January 1, Lora Dennis and C.A. Knight…January 4, Fannie Nichol and Robert Buck and December 30, Vera Price and George Garrett.
Births: January 7, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Warner…January 7, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Hanson.
Obituaries in this edition were: Hettie Ann McNaughton Rabb, Charles Francis Bastow, Seigel Morgan Shidler and Martha Virginia Button Bellamy.
(From the Mount Ayr Record-News,Thursday, January 8, 1948.)
Dr. Gordon Doss arrived Monday in Mount Ayr and is located for the pratice of medicine and surgery in the office formerly occupied by Dr. F. C. Smith. Dr. Doss who is 29 years of age recently received his honorable discharge after serving for the past 2 years with the medical branch of the US Army. He is a former resident of Memphis, TN and is married and has a 6 year old daughter.
State aid for the 57 town and rural schools of Ringgold County has been received in the amount of $36,092.22, according to a tabulation of payments received recently, Miss Vera Dickens, County Superintendent of Schools.
The amount received represents a total of over $4,000 less than was requested for the operation of schools in the county.
A wolf and fox hunt, sponsored by the Mount Ayr chapter of the Izaak Walton league, will be held Sunday, January 11. Hunters will meet at 1:30 p.m. at the junction of Hwy 66 and Hwy 2. Only shot guns will be allowed.
Marriage: December 25, Mary Clifton and Paul Fullmer…December 21, Ruth Lorimor and Ralph Rigg…December 20, Mary Ingram and Thomas Case…December 24, Hazel Smith and Claire Foltz…December 26, Olive Reynolds and Paul Davis.
Births: December 31, a daughter, Lillian Ann, to Mr. and Mrs. Lyle Whitmore…Mon