From our files, Nov. 4

Published 1:27 am Saturday, November 4, 2017

100 YEARS AGO — 1917

Before one of the largest crowds that ever attended a football game in Danville, Centre College defeated State College Wildcats with a score of 3 to 0. The attendance was over 1,600 and all the stands and new bleachers were filled to overflowing. A large delegation from State come over, accompanied by their band, but this was not enough to prevent the Colonels from getting their due. Centre twisted the Wildcat tail and pulled the ear of the fierce beast and mashed its nose and sent it home growling.

We fear the good women are going a little too far right now in objecting to sending tobacco to the boys in the trenches. Those fellows have offered their lives for us. Let them have what they want. Tobacco is objectionable, of course, but this is no time for sermonizing on such matters. Wait until peace is declared, then take up these questions. Bullets and shells are too thick about those boys to give time to anything but taking a chaw and shooting Dutch.

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Have you seen the new home of the Red Cross work? Every thing went so well yesterday. All the work will be continued in the Red Cross store room on Third Street hereafter. There will be more days for work too. Tuesdays and Wednesdays there will be surgical dressing work. Thursdays and Fridays there will be sewing of every kind. The room will be open at 2 o’clock and every one is urged to give some or all of an afternoon for this work.

The sugar situation in Danville is not as rosy as many would like, still it could be worse. The J.P. Frank Grocery Company is entirely out of white sugar and is unable to secure any more. It, however, does have a stock of 20,000 pounds of brown sugar. Some of our readers who are on teh shady side of life can rememver when the time was they were glad to have brown sugar to use. Some few of Danville’s retail dealers have a small amount of white sugar in stock but are only selling a few pounds to each customer. Mr. Frank stated that the sugar situation was a puzzle. He said that times like these our people must meet disappointment and must of necessity use brown sugar or do without.

75 YEARS AGO — 1942

A total of 46,700 surgical sponges were prepared by 327 volunteer workers in 42 day and night sessions by members of the surgical dressings department of the Boyle County chapter of the American Red Cross. The surgical dressings quota set for the local group is 500,000.

Boy Scout Executive A. Dumas opened a Scoutmaster’s raining course at the First Baptist Church, colored, on Wednesday night. All colored churches in Danville were urged to send as many men as possible to take the course. “Our boys must be better trained and good scoutmasters are needed to help in this work,” said Rev. P.A. Carter, of Troop 154. “As are the men so will be the boys,” he stated.

Boyle County will fall in line with Kentucky’s next salvage drive which will start on Nov. 16 with the collection of women’s silk and nylon hosiery for coversion into powder bags for big guns. Women will be expected to take their discarded silk and nylon hosiery to collection depots in retail stores. The retailers, in turn, will be expected to ship, by collect freight, bales of from 100 to 300 pounds to Defense Supplies Corp. in Green Island, N.Y. Hosiery must be washed before it is turned in and can be all types of nylon and mixtures of silk, nylon, rayon or cotton. Silk is the only textile that burns completely and leaves no hot embers in the breech of the gun. This makes it possible to reload the guns more quickly

50 YEARS AGO — 1967

The annual bazaar of the Ephraim McDowell Hospital Auxiliary will be on Nov. 16 at Centenary Methodist Church. According to Mrs. Evan Edmiston, publicity chairman, this year’s bazaar is going to be bigger and better than ever. The auxilary, which was formed in the fall of 1955, conducts an annual bazaar in order to raise money for items needed at the hospital.

The Colonel’s Mandolin Band, sponsored by Col. Harland Sanders of Blackwood Hall, near Shelbyville, will be among the headliners in the revamped annual show of the Danville Kiwanis Club on Nov. 13.

A main feed line of Western Kentucky Gas Company on Hustonville Road was hit and broken by a bulldozer working in the area. The result was that gas escaped heavily in the vicinity of South Second and South Fourth Streets and strict precautions were observed for safety until the line wa completely repaired. While the work was in progrss members of the Danville Police Department, trucks and crews of the Danville Fire Department and the Rescue Squad, also ambulances stood by on the accident scene. Rescue squad members of the Firemen’s and Rescue Squad Auxiliary delivered hot coffee to the workers.

25 YEARS AGO — 1992

Barrels, barricades and detour signs that have become fixtures on Ky. 34 for the past several months are supposed to be removed today, signaling the long-awaited opening of the new bridge over Herrington Lake. The 68-year-old Chenault Bridge and approaches to it will remain open to local traffic. Teh state will continue to maintain the old bridge.

An endowed scholarship fund has been established at Eastern Kentucky University in recognition of a 26-year-old Burgin man who died in a plane crash on July 4. Flying was the late Harold Lee Morre Jr.’s passion, and the scholarship fund will help professional piolot majors finanice their education. “We want to help other kids make their dreams come true,” said Frankie Morre, Lee Moore’s mother..