From our files, Feb. 10

Published 6:33 am Saturday, February 10, 2018

100 YEARS AGO — 1918

Jeannie Grubbs, Boyle County Demonstration Agent, will be at the Broadway City School at 2 o’clock Wednesday. She will teach practical lessons in making meat substitutes and all kinds of war breads which will be of interest to every housekeeper who is loyal and wants to observe meatless and wheatless days. There will be bulletins with recipes. All are invited to come and learn how to save meat and wheat for our soldiers.

It isn’t fair to the boy to keep him out of this war if he is old enough to enlist. He may be only 17, 18 or 19, but if he doesn’t get a chance to take part in this war he is going to have a lot of explaining to do in the years to come. When it is all over, when his associates are telling of their part they played in the great struggle, it isn’t going to be accepted that he didn’t enlist because he was not old enough. He will find plenty of fellows who went in younger than he was at the time.

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Men not of selective service age who are accustomed to handling horses have opportunity for specialized service in the enlisted Veterinary Corps, enlistments for which are now being taken. The 2,000 men wanted include veterinary and agricultural students, farmers, stablemen and others who have had experience handling horses. Pay ranges from $30 to $56 a month, with clothing, food and quarters.

Newcomers to Danville are attracted by a number of recent improvements to the city, among them being the new asphalt street from Second to Fourth on Main Street, the new high school and the parking system for automobiles.

Since the registration of the women of Boyle County, notices have been sent out to all those women registering as willing to nurse in case of need. These notices do not mean anything terrifying. There is a great need for more nurses and the government is urging our women to go into training for this service.

75 YEARS AGO — 1943

The first Red Cross Home Nursing class for colored women in Danville, organized by Mrs. Sadie Turner, president of the Bate school Parent-Teacher Association, will hold its initial classroom session next week. Twenty eight women and eight young girls comprise the group which will be taught by Miss Estelle Crawford, R.N., of the Centre College faculty.

War news: Married men with children to be drafted shortly: 14 men to leave Danville for Army service.

The Advocate-Messenger served to unite two local boys in North Africa. Nimrod “Rod” Buster, aviation technician with the armed forces of the United States in North Africa saw a piece of paper blowing across the encampment where he happened to be walking. Picking up the paper, Mr. Buster discover, to his surprise, that it was a copy of The Advocate-Messenger. Curious about the newspaper’s presence in the “Dark Continent,” he examined the sheets further and found they had been mailed to Theodore “Ted” Germann, a subscriber. Soon Mr. Buster found Mr. Germann. Had it not been for the Advocate newspaper, he would not have known a fellow Danvillian was near. Mr. Buster is the son of Mrs. Nimrod Buster of Shakertown Road. Mr. Germann is the son of Mr. and Mrs. M.F. Germann of Lebanon Pike.

With a small portion of the November quota of 124,000, Red Cross surgical dressings still need to be completed and shipped out by the end of next week. An appeal has come from the committee for the help of more volunteer workers.

Residents of Danville and Boyle County are reminded by Putney Guerrant, chairman of the local War Price and Rationing Board, to start preparing for the rationing of canned foods which will begin March 1. Beginning Feb. 20 there will be a freeze of sales to the public of foods to be rationed to permit retailers to prepare for the new program. Foods to be rationed under the new point system at the start will be canned and bottled fruits, vegetables and juices; canned soups; frozen fruits and vegetables and dried fruits. Residents are urged not to hoard these foods before rationing begins.

50 YEARS AGO — 1968

Boyle Countians believe that the heart-shaped island in Herrington Lake, formerly known as Dunn’s Island, is the world’s largest valentine.

American History Month essay winners were honored by the St. Asaph Chapter of the American Revolution at a meeting of the home of Mrs. Arnold Gregory. They are Libby Milby, honorable mention; Jana Lee Young, eighth grade runner up; William Pesci Jr., seventh grade runner up; Joel Baer, sixth grade runner up; Ivan Shelburne, sixth grade winner, Dot Neale, seventh grade winner and Wendy Hatfield, eighth grade winner.

Advertisement: Bank of Danville, South Fourth Street — Last call for anyone wanting to complete their collection of silverware which was started in 1960 by the Bank of Danville, may do so by calling the bank or stopping by the office to place your order no later than March 1. We will no longer make this offer after this date.

Staff Sergeant Edwin Wesley Leathers, 28, son of Everett W. Leathers of High Street, has been assigned to the 18th Surgical MUST (Medical Unit Self-contained, Transportable) Hospital in Lai Khe, Vietnam. The hospital is a new experimental MUST-type inflatable one that can be moveable within 72 hours to any combat area. Sgt. Leathers plays a key role as the Hospital Medical Supply Sergeant. He is responsible for providing all medical drugs and equipment for the hospital and  its patients.

25 YEARS AGO — 1993

Commissioner Bunny Davis charged members of the Danville City Commission  with discriminating against him, becoming so angry at one point that he pounded his fist on the table. The charge came when Commissioners Thomas Spragens and John Forsyth were asked to help narrow from 11 to four the number of firms proposing to prepare a renovation and operating cost plan on using the Save-A-Lot grocery building as a community center. “I’m discouraged. Every time we have a motion for a committee we have the same people every time,” Davis said. “I find that discriminatory. I’ll call names if necessary … It’s not fair.”

Video store owners in Lincoln County say they will pull adult videos if they are told to do so by local authorities. The store owners say they will make the move rather than risk prosecution or boycotts. The statements came in the wake of a meeting by local ministers and church members regarding pornography in Lincoln County.

The Junction City Council voted to not make its payment to the Danville-Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission. Council member Jeffrey Galloway said planning and zoning had not shown it had a financial hardship. An agreement Junction City, Danville, Perryville and Boyle Fiscal Court signed in the 1980s sets out the share for each government if planning and zoning’s revenues fall below expenditures.