Justice Hockaday runs for governor
125 years ago, 1896 Fulton Gazette
The ice plant is being built by Mr. JW McIntire, is now nearing completion and ice making began last Monday. The factory can produce five or six tons per day so that our citizens do not have to fear an ice starvation.
Judge Hockaday is running for governor. He was born at the mansion a representative Missourian, a longtime Democrat, a true blue, a lawyer and a statesman. The Democrat believes that the Hon. John A. Hockaday of Callaway County is such a man. Standing as he has for a quarter of a century in the fierce light that beats the throne of public life, he has been found flawless. Callaway County is proud of him and Callaway Democrats will do their duty in showing Democrats in other counties that they fully appreciate his worth as an official worthy of this honor and up to the task of fulfilling the highest state function.
100 Years Ago, 1921 Missouri Telegraph
The announcement of a sharp drop in prices for Buick Automobiles was received in Fulton on Saturday morning to take effect immediately. The cuts came as a surprise as it had been understood that this company was going to stick to the prices announced last December. The price of the five-passenger Buick passenger car at the Flint, Michigan plant, according to the new schedule, is $ 1,525, up from $ 1,795. The Roadster is $ 1,495 versus $ 1,795. The seven-passenger Buick will cost $ 1,795 compared to $ 2,065.
The appearance of the courthouse in this location is undergoing a major change and from the small section now covered by the new paint it will look much improved. The painters started working on Monday morning and are doing well. The courthouse has been painted red for many years but the county court decided that a light gray would be a better color or change and it is the color that will be highlighted for the next few years. Two coats of paint will be given to the building.
75 years ago, 1946 Missouri Telegraph
Three Fulton girls, all of whom were students at William Woods College this year, will be counselors at Camp Wyman, Eureka, Missouri, for a month this summer. The girls, Miss Shirley Scott, Miss Sarah Anne Deaver and Miss Frances Weigle will go on cam this weekend to practice before camp, then on June 18th they will return to Eureka for a month of camping, Miss Scott will be swimming advisor, Miss Deaver, senior advisor and Miss Weigle, cabin advisor.
Ira L. Johnston has announced the sale of his store, “Johnston’s Cash Grocery”, on West Fourth Street to former town collector WV (Bill) Berry. Berry took over the management of the store on Saturday. Johnston, who has been in the grocery business here for 13 years, said he plans to “rest” and added that his plans for the future are undefined.
50 Years Ago 1971 Fulton Daily Sun Gazette
Bruce Musick, executive director of the Fulton Housing Authority, explained a cleanup operation of an abandoned clay quarry that also served as a municipal dumping ground. During the cleanup, the city transported 30 trucks of garbage collected over the years. Now plans include a lake at the center of the project with an extension of Westminster Avenue from Fourth Street to Second Street and a completed community center. Housing and urban development officials have called the project one of the best developments in the state of Missouri. “There is nothing like it,” they said. The chairman of the local Housing Authority is John C. Harris, with Al Maune vice chairman. The other members are Home Larson, EL Scott and Joseph E. Davis, Jr.
Strikes from Herb Sandker and Malcolm Woodley propelled Safeway’s baseball machine to its sixth unbeaten win on Thursday night. The two men each had a 3-4 night at home plate as they led their club to a 16-1 Optimist massacre. Each batter has scored three times and had three RBIs. The game was never in doubt as hits from Charles Baker, Jim Tharp and Woodley gave the Grocers, the Kingdom’s league leaders, a 5-0 lead. Tharp was the winning pitcher fanning six while Harding was the loser.
25 years ago, 1996 Fulton Sun Gazette
Gene C. “Jeep” Maupin, 60, a longtime resident of the Fulton area. De Fulton, owner and operator of Maupin Funeral Home in Fulton and Auxvasse, passed away on Tuesday June 4, 1996 at Boone Hospital in Columbia. Mr. Maupin was born December 20, 1935 in Mokane, son of Glen Y. and Eula Carr Maupin. He married Mary C. Hart on July 28, 1959 in Brownsmills, NJ. She survives. He was a graduate of Fulton High School, Kemper Military Academy, and the University of Minnesota. He was a veteran of the United States Army. Mr. Maupin has participated in many activities in the Fulton area. He served two terms as Coroner for Callaway County; he was former president of the Fulton Inter-City Golf Tournament and not president of the Kingdom of Callaway Supper in 1983. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the IOOF and the Shriners. He loved to golf and fish.