From our files, September 22
100 YEARS AGO — 1918
The Woman’s Department of the Liberty Loan Organization takes this occasion to tell the women of Danville and Boyle County that they will be solicited to purchase Liberty Bonds by women solicitors. In the campaign last year, the work done by our women was so excellent and brought such good results, that it has been decided to adopt the same policy this year.
Red Cross notes: Scraps of colored wools can be used by the school children in knitting the squares for afghans, which will be sent to the Belgian Relief Commission. Leave such wool at the Red Cross room on Third Street. An urgent appeal for old clothing to be used by the Belgian Relief Commission has also been made to this chapter. What is acceptable are woolens, caps, hats, sweaters, men’s shirts and pajamas, so worn or shrunken as to be no longer serviceable, are particularly welcome, since the materials can be used for making children’s garments. Collection will be made in Danville and Boyle County on Wednesday. Have your package ready and at the door between four and five o’clock and someone will come and get it.
Sometime this week the new hospital building will be moved into and open. The new Danville and Boyle County Hospital will have a capacity of more than 50 patients and is fireproof. It’s furnished with the most modern sanitary furniture, made especially for this hospital. The general contractor was A.W. Walker, of Danville; steam heating appliances were installed by Clark Plumbing and William King did the brick work, and are all from Danville. E.R. Dillehay, of Danville, was the contractor for the cement and concrete work; B.J. Durham put in the gas fittings and plumbing; John Burns did the painting and decorating; and Walter Simpson did the pavements. Messrs. Pushin Bros. furnished the beds, tables, and rugs and Messrs. Welsh & Wiseman furnished the general linen supplies.
75 YEARS AGO — 1943
With only one week to go before the close of the Third War Loan, Boyle County has met a scant 30 percent of its assigned quota of $793,125. Boyle is now faced with the necessity of raising about $80,000 per day if the Third War Loan goal is to be reached.
The “Henry” Ford Bowling Lanes will open on Saturday, Oct. 25, upstairs in the Advocate-Messenger building at 308 West Main Street by J.E. and O.L. Ford. The brothers have operated successful bowling lanes in Winchester, Mt. Sterling, Versailles, Williamstown and Frankfort. Plans are underway for forming a bowling club among women for afternoons. Both young and old are invited to bowl.
The purchase and installation of a “Oxygenaire” one of the most modern models of an oxygen tent, by Ephraim McDowell Memorial Hospital has been announced. After more than a year of continuous struggle with priorities, boards and commissions by the medical staff and the board of trustees, the government has temporarily released a few machines so that McDowell Memorial Hospital has finally been allowed to purchase an oxygen tent.
Application for authority to operate 29 helicopter mail and passenger routes in the South, one of which would include Danville, has been filed by Southeastern Greyhound Lines. Danville is listed on Route 4. All Greyhound companies throughout the country are planning air service after the war, with interlocking schedules affording transportation to any part of the U.S.The application was filed with the Civil Aeronautics Board and called for the use of helicopter planes with passenger capacity of not less than seven people.
A jury found Stafford Webb of Perryville guilty of shooting and wounding Albert Crain, Perryville town marshal and set his punishment at $500 fine and no prison sentence.
50 YEARS AGO — 1968
At a special called meeting of the Danville City Council, action was taken last Thursday night to undertake an immediate annexation program. Notice of the meeting was not given to the press and the report of the action taken is late and incomplete. Since the paper has received news of the special meeting, neither Mayor Henson or City Attorney H.V. Pennington, has been available for comment. Since the meeting was secretly called and held without any notice to the public, it is not definitely known where proposed boundary lines of the annexation plan will be run.
A grant of $1,000 to the chemistry department of Danville High School has been given in memory of student, Hughes Jackson III, by Jackson of Danville Inc. The grant will be used to purchase equipment for the chemistry and physics lab.
Girl Scouting in Danville and Boyle County is an active, year-around program in which during the past year 224 girls and 22 adults participated in all of its areas. Through the Wilderness Road Girl Scout Council, the organization has requested $3,225 from the 1968 campaign of the United Community Fund of Danville and Boyle County for the coming year. Girl Scout Troop 409 at Centenary Methodist Church are busy preparing to work on badges. Troop members include Jane Rodes, Sharon McGuire, Ruthie Bryant, Lisa Miller, Pat Farley, Sheral Smith, Ravonne Preston, Susan Dailey, Deneen Hunter, Connie Gettinger, Kathy Wagoner, Nancy Daily, Julie Shearin, Paula Dailey, Molly Kay Kreider, Paula Gettinger, Kristie Lyons, Julie Lyones, Debbie Boyd and Karen May.
25 YEARS AGO — 1993
U.S. 27 would become a four-lane highway from Lexington to Chattanooga, with a bypass around Lancaster, under a proposal supported by county officials in Kentucky and Tennessee. For vacationers, U.S. 27 would be a scenic route and option to commercially-used I-75.
Tourism director Kay Berggren said she became concerned about this year’s re-enactment of the Battle of Perryville when she learned that only 20 re-enactors had signed up to participate. Berggren said she was aware the battle would be staged in Perryville, but she thought it would match previous battles in size.
The programs developed by the Danville schools to keep youngsters in school until graduation have been recognized by the International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers. Mike Swain, director of pupil personnel will receive the 1993 Outstanding Program Award later in October. The school system started looking for ways to deal with discipline problems when the school board did away with paddling in 1987. SAFE (Suspensions and Failures Eliminated) rooms and the Saturday School were started to handle discipline after spanking was prohibited. “Before we had to send them all home. Now we have a way for them to stay in school,” Swain said.
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