40 Years Ago

March 5, 2014 

February 1974

The fire prevention program of the Lee’s Summit Fire Department, for the third consecutive year, has been selected as the best in Missouri. Ken Wright, fire chief, attributed to the success of the department to the involvement of the community in the program and the work of George Melling, fire prevention officer.

The Post Office announced new, higher rates will go into effect on March 2. It will now cost 10 cents for mailing a first class letter.

John Braden was chosen as Boss of the Year in Lee’s Summit. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Lee’s Summit. He is also serving as Mayor of the City of Greenwood.

There was a picture in the Journal of members of the XXV Study Club looking through some wearing apparel that had been donated to the "Clothes Closet." The Closet is located on the second floor of Division I High School Building. The clothes were for any needy School District R-7 children. Holding up some of the clothes were Jo Fisher, Sue Diekmann, Sylvia Hughes and school nurse Jean Alley.

The Director of the Missouri Division of Highway Safety reminded Missouri motorist that they should be very careful when taking advantage of Missouri’s new "Turn Right on Red" traffic law.

– Compiled from the files of the Journal by Jim Carpenter.

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