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The Fort Scott Tribune FORT SCOTT, KANSAS 66701, Friday, May 31, 2013
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Missing WWII pilot’s story to be told at Fort Saturday By Jason E. Silvers The Fort Scott Tribune
Good Ol’ Days — The weekend festivities kicked off Thursday with Fort Scott Idol. See photos on Page 12.
What do you have to smile about today? “I have a wonderful family.” Shannon Johnson, Fort Scott
Good Ol Days severe weather plan In case of severe weather during Good Ol’ Days, citizens will be allowed in the basement of Memorial Hall and the First United Methodist Church, both located at the intersection of Third Street and National Avenue according to Paul Ballou, Fort Scott Fire Department chief. The sirens will go off in case of a tornado, but “a bad lightening or hail storm is just about as bad,” Ballou said. If needed, the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be available to help. The CERT is a group of civilians called on for times of emergency. Ballou said if there are any questions, contact the Fort Scott Fire Station (620) 223-2140 or (620) 224-8169.
Uniontown city-wide cleanup this weekend The Uniontown City Council has rented dumpsters for the city-wide clean up Saturday and Sunday. The dumpsters will be located at the southwest corner of the intersection of First and Clay streets. No brush should be left in dumpsters. Brush should be taken to the city lagoon, southeast of the city. This service is for Uniontown residents only.
Among veterans to be honored during a program Saturday at Fort Scott National Historic Site is a World War II pilot who went missing in action in the 1940s. Local resident Ralph Carlson has organized a concert of WWII music to be played at 1 p.m. in a tent on the FSNHS grounds. He said while planning the concert he came across the story of Howard Daniel, a captain in the U.S. Army Air Corp who was from Blue Mound in Linn County. Carlson said Daniel, who is the uncle of Dick Hedges of Fort Scott, had a dog that flew with him in the cockpit during missions, but for some unknown reason, Duke, the black and white cocker spaniel, did not join Daniel on his fatal flight on Oct. 18, 1944. After Daniel was declared MIA, men in his unit prepared a uniform for Duke, which featured his rank and medals. Duke was later shipped to Daniel’s home in Blue Mound. “The dog had the rank of lieutenant,” Carlson said. Daniel survived a training plane crash in Ontario, Canada in 1940. Daniel was with the 419th Night Fighter Squadron when his P-61 Black Widow fighter plane disappeared during a mission near the island of New Guinea. Daniel was declared missing in action in October 1944, and a couple of years
later, he was presumed dead. In 1972, a man from Australia discovered Daniel’s plane near Vogelkop, New Guinea, near Waigeo Island. The plane, located about 20feet deep on the ocean’s floor, was clearly seen from the water’s surface. During the program, some of Daniel’s possessions will be on display, with permission from Hedges. They include a wooden plaque that features a memorial service held for Daniel in 1946; the uniform worn by Duke; newspaper articles and photos; and a broken propeller from the plane Daniel crash landed in 1940. Besides telling Daniel’s story, the concert will honor of all WWII veterans, so organizers are requesting all veterans to attend. “We’re hoping the public will come out and celebrate these WWII heroes,” Carlson said. Carlson said performers which will include Floyd Feezell, Carolyn Tucker and the Carlsons, which include Ralph, Don and Mim, will be dressed in period attire. They will play popular music from the 1940s. Carlson said the concert ties into the purpose behind Memorial Day and pays tribute to “those who have made contributions to our freedom. That generation is disappearing on us.” “We’re trying to preserve that history and make it come alive,” he said. The program will also include recitation of a poem, “Freedom Isn’t Free,” a pres-
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Ralph Carlson looks over some items associated with Howard Daniel, a World War II MIA pilot who was from Blue Mound. Daniel’s story, along with a concert of WWII music, will be offered during a program this weekend at the Fort Scott National Historic Site. entation by musician Jerad Carlson said he also plans vided by park volunteers Bahr, remarks from WWII to make some remarks and Cindy and Dean Williams, of veteran Charlie Magee who also introduce Perry Dobbin, Sapulpa, Okla. The Williams’ will discuss his experiences who was in the U.S. Navy also plan to bring medical in the war when he was and stationed aboard a ship in equipment, a field operating attached to a B-29 bomber the Pacific during WWII. table, field desk, military group on Guam. Dobbin will also discuss his radio, litters, their wounded Veteran Ken Lyon will experiences during WWII. soldier display, “G.I. Joe,” relate the story of Janet There will also be historic and some Army Nurse Corps McCaa, of Portland, Maine, vehicles on display near the items. who traveled to Fort Scott last tent at the historic site. VisiThe couple also plan to weekend to visit the grave of tors will be able to see two participate with both of their her father, Nelson Eugene 20th Century military ambu- vehicles in the Good Ol’ Days McCaa, who was killed in lances along with the historic parade, which is scheduled to 1945 while serving as the site’s Tripler ambulance start at 6 p.m. Friday. radar operator on a B-24 shot wagon, which will offer -- Information from a 1993 down near Puerto Princesa, guests a chance to see mobile article in a Linn County Palawan. A story about advancement of ambulances newspaper was used for this McCaa and her father can be from the Civil War through story. found in the Wednesday, May the Vietnam War. 29 edition of the Tribune. The vehicles will be pro-
Good Ol’ Days Schedule Friday evening through Saturday morning
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Terri Floyd, Mercy Hospital Fort Scott vice president of finances, second from right, talks with Sheldon Weisgrau, right, following a seminar he presented Thursday at the hospital. He is the director of the Health Reform Resource Project, a group that assists consumers regarding the Affordable Care Act in Kansas. Also pictured are Karen Endicott-Coyan, Mercy director of government relations and Dave Conradt, Mercy reimbursement specialist.
Wet road blamed for injury accident Tribune Staff Report A Fort Scott teen was hurt in a one-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon north of Fort Scott. Ivanna J. Smith, 16, of Fort Scott, was injured when the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox
she was driving south on 235th Street struck water on the roadway and hydroplaned. Smith lost control of the vehicle and entered the west ditch. The vehicle rolled twice before coming to rest on its tires, a Kansas Highway Patrol report said. The accident took place just before 3 p.m. Thursday
on 235th Street north of Range Road about five miles north of Fort Scott. The KHP report said Smith had been wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash. She was taken to Mercy Hospital Fort Scott. The vehicle was towed from the scene.
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Emergency personnel work the scene of an injury accident late Thursday afternoon near Range Road and 235th Street.
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Tonight 5 p.m., DockDogs ExtremeVertical Competition, Skubitz Plaza 5-7:30 p.m., Good Ol’ Chicken Dinner at Wall Street between Scott and Main. Tickets: $7 for Chicken, 2 sides, and bread! Purchase by 1 p.m. Friday, May 31 at The Country Cupboard. A limited number of tickets will be available on Friday afternoon. 6 p.m., Good Ol’ Days Parade 6-11 p.m., Carnival Fun Time Shows. Skubitz Plaza West 7 p.m., Strut Your Mutt Contest at Wall and Main. $2 registration. Categories include: Best Kisser, Best Look-A-Like, Best Costume, Best Trick and Best Tail Wag 7:30 p.m., 6th Annual Wiener Dog Races. Bring your wiener dog, in costume if you like, to race other wiener dogs. Wall and Main 7:30 p.m., Red Garter Show at Scottish Rite Temple. 8-11 p.m., Street Dance, Skubitz Plaza. Ernest James Zydeco Cajun Band. No coolers or glass containers. Bring your lawn chairs. 8-11 p.m., Teen Street Dance, First Street Stage (FSS), 1st and Main, with Hull Experience; DJ Jeff Hull.
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8 a.m., Dragoon Races at Frary Field. Advance entry $10. Day of Race $15. 5K Walk/Run. Entry Form at Buck Run. 8 a.m., 10th Annual Dave Regan Memorial Softball Tournament, Ellis Park. 8 a.m., DockDogs Onsite registration. Skubitz Plaza 8-10 a.m., Fort Scott
Farmer’s Market, parking lot of Wall and State. 8:30 a.m. 5th Annual Girls’ Fast Pitch Softball Tournament, Fisher Park. Contact Danny Brown at (620) 224-4682 9 a.m., Baby Contest Registration, Memorial Hall, 3rd and National. 9 a.m., DockDogs Fun Jump No. 2, Skubitz Plaza 9 a.m., Hemphill Family Band 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Street Fair/Marketplace, from Main to Skubitz Plaza. Longer hours. 9 a.m. Carousel Carriage Rides, 2nd and Main 9 a.m., Pony Rides, 1st and Main 9 a.m., Pioneer Harvest Fiesta Tractor and Engine Display, Wall between Main and National 9 a.m., Duck Pond, Wall and Main 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Trolly Rides,Fort Scott Visitor’s Center, 31 E. Wall, $5 fee. 10 a.m., Baby Judging Contest, followed by the Crawling Baby Contest, Memorial Hall, 3rd and National Ave. 10 a.m., Timeline of the American Soldier, FSNHS 10 a.m., Hemphill Family Band, FSS 10 a.m.-3 p.m., CMA Motorcycle and Car Show, Wall and Scott. 10:30 a.m. The Great American Medicine Show, Wall and Main 10:30 a.m., DockDogs Big Air Competition No. 5, Skubitz Plaza 11 a.m., Native Medical Exploration Guided tour, FSNHS 11 a.m., Hemphill Family Band, FSS 11:30 a.m., Kansas Forts and Bases: Sentinels on the Prairies, FSNHS Red Garter Show, Scottish Rite Temple