From our files, April 21

Published 4:15 pm Monday, April 23, 2018

100 YEARS AGO — 1918

Maurice S. Hansford, 37, son of Mr. Smith Hansford, died suddenly this morning at his home in Harrodsburg. He had been bothered for several days with a carbuncle on his neck, but it was not considered serious until last Saturday when he was compelled to leave his business and go to bed. Blood poisoning developed and he passed away this morning, causing a shock to the people of Harrodsburg.

There will be a grand march and a grand masquerade at the skating rink on Fourth Street on Thursday evening. Six prizes will be awarded. First prize, 1 pair of skates to both lady and gent for the best and prettiest costume; second prize, $2 worth of skating tickets to lady and gent for the most original costume; third prize, $1 worth of skating tickets to the lady and gent wearing the most comical costume. Admission is 15 cents. Skates for ladies are 5 cents and 10 cents for gents.

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Wanted: a place in the country for a white girl, 24 years old, who is willing to do any kind of work that is not too heavy.

Carl King, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. King of Danville, left last Saturday for Lexington and from there will go to Fort Thomas and take military training. Carl enlisted in the service immediately after war was declared. While in training a gun accidentally discharged causing him to loose two fingers and he was discharged from the service. There is no slacker blood in Carl King’s veins and he was anxious to get in the Army and go to the front and has at last succeeded in being allowed to reenlist.

A large number of Uncle Sam’s soldier boys, said to be on their way from Wisconsin to South Carolina, stopped off in Danville last Wednesday morning and marched up town. They were a fine looking lot of men. They passed east on Walnut Street, then north to Main Street, west on Main to Fourth Street, Fourth to Walnut and then returned to the depot.

75 YEARS AGO — 1943

The next city-wide tin can collection will be April 29, after some confusion had arisen among housewives as to the salvage collection date. A special trip to the Darnall General Hospital netted the salvage depot 34,000 pounds of scrap and a special collection at Junction City is expected to add about 20 tons to Boyle County’s scrap pile.

Corp. Joseph N. Frankel Jr., of Luke Field, Arizona, has arrived to spend his furlough with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joseph N. Frankel.

A total of 50 telephone installations was completed by the local office of the Southern Bell Telegraph and Telephone Company between March 1 and April 15.

No doubt money has been raised in many curious ways to pay for Victory Band subscriptions, but a patron of Oliver Kays and Hullin Mattingly literally dug her money out of the ground. Kays and Mattingly visited an elderly lady who was a prospect for a $100 Victory Bond. The lady had relatives and friends in the service and while discussing teh Victory campaign, the woman increased her purchase to $500. Their conversation was still going strong when the woman snatched up a hoe and started for her garden with the bewildered Mattingly and Kays at her heels. A few stokes of the garden tool brought up a fruit jar which contained a long sock. The lady reached inside and brought out 15 $50 bills.

50 YEARS AGO — 1968

Tonight’s TV schedule includes: Truth or Consequences; Have Gun Will Travel, Walter Cronkite, Huntley-Brinkley, I Dream of Jeannie, Daktari, Garrison’s Gorillas, Red Skelton, It Takes a Thief, Peyton Place Big Valley and Ernie Kovacs.

Three Danville High School boys, Buddy Merrick, Thurman Preston and Mike Singleton found a bird thought to be a first record for Boyle County when a Florida gallinule flew into their car near the bowling alley. The boys pursued the bird and brought it in for identification. Dr. Frank Heck of Centre College easily recognized it from its slate-gray duck-like appearance plus a red chicken-like bill. The bird was probably migrating northward and dropped down in this area.

Centre College seniors, Pam Racke of Fort Thomas and John “Buck” Rogers of Louisville, who are to be married on June 15, will reign as queen and king of Centre’s 64th annual Carnival Pageant and Ball to be held here Saturday night.

25 YEARS AGO — 1993

After nearly four years of planning, the McClure-Barbee House will soon open as the welcoming center for the community. The historic home at the corner of South Fouth Street and Martin Luther King Blvd. was shown off to managers of Kentucky Main Street Programs, who were in Danville and Harrodsburg for their quarterly meeting. The blues, beiges and yellows on the walls were selected to reflect thestyle of interiors that were popular in the mid to late 1800s, said Yvonne Morley, director of Danville’s Main Street Program, called Heart of Danville. The target date for completion is mid-May to give the four agencies — Heart of Danville, Tourism Commission, Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Foundation — time to move before the Great American Brass Band Festival in June.

Beth and Bill Clark dropped out of the rat race of the city only to enter a new one after opening the Wood Shack at US 27 and Ky. 152 in  northwest Garrard County. The Wood Shack features exhibits of 50 crafters, while the Clarks market cedar lawn furniture, willow furniture and Buck brand wood-burning stoves. Mrs. Clark’s business philosophy is: “You don’t stand still in business. You must go forward or you will go backward.”

For the second time in less than a year, police have found an indoor marijuana-growing operation in the Whispering Hills subdivision near Camp Nelson.

Long distance telephone service was lost Thursday throughout the eastern half of Kentucky when a crew accidentally cut a telephone cable between Georgetown and Paris. In Danville, the 911 emergency line was out for about an hour as a result of the cut cable.

Two balls of foil made it to the Danville-Boyle County Recycling Center as part of the observance of Earth Week. Bate’s roll of foil was about four inches high. Donna Fechter, director of the Clean Community Commission, said she hopes with more notice next year about the competition, schools will have more time to prepare for the “Great Balls of Foil” and they will have to be rolled into the recycling center.