50 YEARS AGO:
Orkin Exterminating Company, the world's largest pest control company, was located at 1011 Truman Ave.
County commission Chairman Gerald Saunders was opposed to a rule that would require the commission to release written agendas to the public and press in advance of a regular meeting.
The State Road Department reported that Monroe County had a surplus of $1,194,500 in the road funds.
Jack Hendrix, an organist, was known as the "man with a 1,000 tunes" and was familiar with at least 2,500 musical pieces.
A Navy mine testing vessel that accidentally sunk was recovered from 165 feet of water and towed to the Naval Station.