The Way it Was

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

100 years ago

Telephone improvements to be made

Theodore Gary, president and general manager of the Nevada Telephone company, and A.F. Adams local manager of the Joplin District Telephone Company, left on the early morning train for Joplin. These gentlemen spent yesterday looking over the property and inspecting the lines of the Nevada company, preparatory to making valued improvements and extending the lines.

Mr. Gary informed the Mail that many improvements will be made on this property preparatory to extending the business of the company. Mr. Adams, who is an experienced telephone manager, will have personal supervision of the changes to be made.

50 years ago

Arrest servicemen on Nevada car theft charge

Sheriff Les Hunt planned to go to Liberty today to return two AWOL Army men from Camp Chaffee, Ark., to Nevada to face car theft charges.

The two were arrested by Clay County authorities yesterday after abandoning a car stolen Monday night from Ola Fentonk, who operates a garage on Highway 71 near Camp Clark.

Sheriff Hunt identified the two as Charles Edward May, 17, and John Franklin Sayer, 18. The sheriff said the two stole a car at Fort Smith, Ark., and abandoned it north of Sheldon on Highway 71. The sheriff recovered the Fort Smith vehicle earlier this week.