Years ago

April 19, 2013 

April 1909

104 years ago

“What My Life Has Taught Me” will be the subject of a lecture delivered by Cole Younger throughout the country. Mr. Younger is now delivering this lecture through Oklahoma. His discourse is said to be replete with stirring incidents and is wholly moral and very entertaining and instructive. He is at present staying in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with a nephew, Scott Younger, who will be his booking agent this summer

April 1945

68 years ago

To many in Lee’s Summit the new President of the United States, Harry S. Truman, has long been known as “Harry.” To one here, Miss Martha Ann Truman of the Lee’s Summit High School faculty, the new president is “Uncle Harry.” He is a brother of Miss Truman’s father, J. Vivian Truman, Grandview. Harry S. Truman has been well known here since before he became judge of the Jackson County Court. Although born in Lamar, he is a product of Jackson County and has lived practically all of his life in this county. Mr. Truman took the oath as chief executive two and one-half days after Franklin Delano Roosevelt died at Warm Springs, Georgia.

April 1973

40 years ago

The end of an era is rapidly approaching at City Hall. The only city collector most Lee’s Summit residents remember, Robert Kent Scruggs is retiring April 30. Scruggs was elected to the collector’s office April 7, 1936, and has held that position ever since.

Compilied from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.

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