40 Years Ago

August 28, 2014 

August 1974

George W. Constable, 73, died. He was a lifelong resident of Lee’s Summit and was retired from the company he founded – the Constable Family Sanitation Service. He leaves his wife and seven children. Burial was in the Lee’s Summit Cemetery.

The Lee’s Summit Historical Society plans to bring a weekly marketplace to downtown Lee’s Summit. Beginning on Saturday, Sept. 7, the parking lot of the Farmers Trust Bank, 301 S. Main, will be set up with booths providing a wide range of products. Mrs. May Howard, president of the fledging Lee’s Summit Historical Society, said her organization has four main objectives for their "Country Market." The first is to raise money for the society, which is only nine months old. Secondly, we hope the market will bring shoppers to the downtown area each week. The third and fourth reasons are the buyer and seller. By providing the place, we will be helping both sides.

A service award in recognition of 30 years of association with the O.K. Tire and Rubber Company, was presented to Hubert Swain, owner of the O.K. Tire Store, 118 E Third St. O.K. Tires national headquarters are in Ashland, Kentucky.

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

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