100 years ago
May 14, 1911: A new state law will give interurban and passenger train conductors the powers of a deputy sheriff. After July 1, a person who gets drunk or causes trouble on a train, at the depot, or on other rail property, could find himself under arrest by the conductor.
75 years ago
May 14, 1936: Sears and Roebuck, 312 North Center Street, is having its Golden Jubilee sale. It advertises Kenmore washers for $32.95; gas stoves for $29.95; a dozen rolls of toilet paper for 69 cents; ladies hose for 39 cents a pair; and men's suits starting at $16.50.
50 years ago
May 14, 1961: Movie star Gary Cooper died after a long battle with cancer, just few days past his 60th birthday. He won Oscars for his roles in High Noon and Sergeant York. For more than a third of a century, Cooper ranked as one of Hollywood's top stars.
25 years ago
May 14, 1986: Harish and Gian Sud, brothers from Charlotte, N.C., have bought the Roberts Imports car dealership. James White of Marion is a third partner. Twelve hours after closing they reopened as Sud's Motor Car Company, selling Volvos and Mercedes-Benz cars.