From our files, October 13

Published 6:32 am Saturday, October 13, 2018

100 YEARS AGO — 1918

Don’t be a slacker. Where are those women who registered as being willing to nurse in case of an emergency? Where are those members of  First Aid and Home Nursing classes who took these courses at the expense of the government for use in just such a crisis as confronts the School for the Deaf at the present time because of the influenza epidemic? Offer your services if only for a day or a night. Many of the children and teachers at KSD are ill. Prof. Rogers has made every effort to get the necessary assistance but because of the scarcity of nurses, he has only three when eight are needed.

The Distinguished Service Cross has been awarded to First Sergeant Stallard Thrower of Parksville, for bravery in service in France. The citation reads: “First Sergt. Stallard Thrower, Company I, 16th Infantry, for extraordinary heroism in action near Soissons, France, July 21, 1918. After all of his officers had been killed or wounded he assumed command of the company and with exceptional bravery and courage kept continually pressing on and engaging the enemy.”

Mrs. Mitchell Taylor, who lives near Danville, was showing some fine peanuts this morning to her friends. They were grown in her garden and demonstrate the fact that peanuts can be raised in this community.

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What to do if you have Spanish Flu: A Danville physician says: First, call the doctor early in the morning. If he knows about your case early, he can plan his work to a much better advantage to you and to him. Second, before the doctor arrives at your home, go to bed and stay there! Third, take a laxative of castor oil. Use hot drinks of lemonade. Take hot mustard foot baths. Apply cold clots or ice bag to the head.

75 YEARS AGO — 1943

The urgent need of the government for waste paper, rags, scrap iron and other metals and tin cans, was stressed again by Boyle County Salvage Chairman Ned Wiseman, who reminded city residents of the bi-weekly truck collection. All of the items called for are important as weapons of war and desperately needed to keep war production at the required level. Waste paper is being converted into bomb bands, practice bombs, wing tips, airplane signals, parachute flares, ammunition chests, shell protectors and containers.

A new courthouse for Danville was recommended by Judge Jay Harlan, local attorney, who pictured today the “Post War World in Danville” for members of the Kiwanis Club.

Members of the board of directors and the organization of Broadway Parent-Teacher Association, approved a curfew law which would require children under 16 to be off the Danville streets by 9:30 p.m. between Oct. and April and 10 p.m. between April and October, unless accompanied by a parent.

Lieutenant Cecil Sanders of Lancaster, and nephew of Ott Jones, a farmer and merchant in Boyle County, has been credited with the recent sinking of a 6,000-ton Italian transport and an accompanying tugboat in the Mediterranean. Lt. Sanders commanding officer on one of the tiny P.T. Crafts, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Sanders of Lancaster where he once taught school. He was known to the community also as “the galloping ghost,” a nickname given him by football fans for his fleetness of foot and ability to carry the ball over the goal line.

50 YEARS AGO — 1968

The Perryville Baptist Church, which was 150 years old on May 30, 1968, will commemorate its 150th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 20.

The annual governor’s tour, sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, featured Gov. Louie Nunn and he drew a big ovation from a large number of Boyle Countians in front of the courthouse when he said Jacobs Hall will not be razed. Nunn said that he “had heard” that Danville is a dying city, but that he wanted to proclaim that no city with the cultural background afforded to Danville by Centre College, other institutions and a wonderful citizenship, could ever die.

Following a public hearing, the Boyle County Planning and Zoning Commission announced that it would recommend the approval of a zoning change on Lebanon Pike on the Minor farm, from agricultural to commercial. The tract contains about 50 acres.

25 YEARS AGO — 1993

The Danville City Commission postponed a decision on a request by the local model railroad club until more information could be obtained about use of city hall. The club wants to set up its display, which has several model trains running on tiered tracks from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. The request came through Mayor John Bowling, who is a modeler railroader. A decision was delayed because commission members wanted more information about where meetings scheduled for that room could be held and if the standard $3 fee per use should be required. The exhibit would be open to the public at no charge.

A Danville-licensed television station that serves central Kentucky, WDKY-TV (Channel 56) will air “NYPD Blue” now that the show has been dropped by the ABC affiliate WTVQ (Channel 36) in Lexington. WDKY will begin broadcasting the controversial ABC police drama beginning on Oct. 26. WTVQ dropped the show after the second episode because of opposition from a majority of callers in a telephone poll. A Lexington resident who helped organize a local campaign against the show on WTVQ because of brief nudity, graphic language and violence.

Lexington Avenue Baptist Church has voted to withdraw from the South District Baptist Association, a move the church’s members hope will bring to an end a controversy that has divided the association. The controversy arose more than a year ago when Lexington Avenue ordained a female deacon. In January of this year, the church ordained its female education minister.