From our files, March 2

Published 7:49 pm Friday, March 1, 2019

100 YEARS AGO — 1919

Dr. J.W. Weber, of Stanford and Richmond, the famous chiropodist foot doctor, who guarantees to remove corns, bunions, ingrowing nails, falling arches and other troubles of the foot, will be in Danville at the Gilcher Hotel every Tuesday and Friday beginning on March 11 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

George Owens and Clayton Strode, who bought the I.S. Tevis farm of 875 acres, known as Travelers Rest, will subdivide and sell it at public auction on March 11. It will be a big sale and a lot of stock, feed and farming implements belonging to Mr. Tevis will go to the highest bidders.

Leslie Southwood, who resigned his position with the Chesnut-Salter Hardware Company to enlist in the army, has been mustered out and has arrived at his home in Danville. The Chenut-Salter store is welcoming its former employees as they return home, advising them that their places are ready for them. Southwood requested his employers to allow him a few days vacation, which they gladly did. He will go to work next Monday morning. He is a good man and his firm is doing its duty in their loyalty to those who were willing to sacrifice their all that this country might be free.

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Times certainly have changed and the boys have changed with the times. Twenty years ago a boy was willing to spend two or three and sometimes five years learning a trade. A lad strikes you today for a job, and if you suggest that he work for a week or a month for “experience” he’ll give you the laugh. He must have wages from the moment he doffs his cap.

75 YEARS AGO — 1944

The proceeds of an amateur hour program set for 7:30 p.m. at the Danville courthouse will go to the Navy Mother’s Club of Boyle County, with the provision that it represent the organization’s contribution to the 1944 Red Cross War Fund campaign. Admission will be 15 cents.

The 10th anniversary of Pastor Rev. A.R. Smith will close Sunday night at the Church of God West Green Street. The church is bringing to town one of the greatest musical programs that has ever been heard. It will be sponsored by the Radio Preacher of Louisville, Rev. J.L. Lofton. This program will be presented at Bate High School. Both white and friends and colored are invited. The title of the program is “Songs in the night.” Come and hear this radio chorus.

This last week the Price Hatchells, from Shelby City, received a letter from a nurse in Ireland telling of their youngest son, Harold, receiving treatment in a hospital there. And on last Wednesday, they were informed a troop train was passing through Junction City at 6:45 p.m. Mrs. Hatchell had the good luck to catch a taxi who was speedy enough to reach the station in time to greet her son, Charles and wish him God speed on his trip to a southern camp.

Advertisement for Danville Laundry and Dry Cleaning Company: Our supply of hangers for garments is practically exhausted and we must again request our patrons to dig into their clothes closets and place their surplus hangers into use. We will pay a reasonable fee for unused hangers, both the metal and cardboard types. However, in line with strict war-time policy, it will be impossible for us to deliver garments on hangers unless one accompanies the garment when it is sent to our plant.

50 YEARS AGO — 1969

According to information provided by the Boyle County Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association, located at 448 S. Third St. in Danville, the key to the revolution in tuberculosis treatment lies in modern drugs, first effectively employed in the early 1950s and by now improved to a point where the TB patient under therapy can be no more a  public health menace than a newborn babe. Now that control of the disease in most patients is so much quicker and simpler, there is no excuse to neglect our periodic tuberculin test or chest X-ray. Make it a part of your annual checkup.

Army Nurse First Lieutenant Dorothy Brewsaugh, 28, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Brewsaugh of Fitzpatrick Street in Danville, was assigned as a surgical staff nurse with the 29th Evacuation Hospital near Can Tho, Vietnam on Jan. 8.

Bids on the improvement and correction of an area in Boyle County that has been labeled “a death trap” will be opened in March when proposals for a connector road from Ky. 150 to Ky. 52 are considered. The area is known as the “crossroads.” A connector road will actually be an extension of Gose Pike from Ky. 27, Stanford Road near Sam’s Truck Stop, to the Lancaster Road, Ky. 52 for a distance of  .149 mile.

The Boyle County Board of Education has authorized an architectural firm to proceed with preliminary sketches of an elementary school for grades one through eight, to be located on a part of the campus of the present Boyle County High School. The board also announced that negotiations for about 20 more acres from Virgil Kinnaird, adjoining the present BCHS campus are almost complete.

25 YEARS AGO — 1994

Kentucky Utilities plans to start construction this month on an 11-mile gas pipeline through Garrard County that will serve its E.W. Brown Generating Station near Burgin. Estimated cost is $8.9 million. The high-pressure line will help KU meet periods of peak demand for electricity and save rate-payers money. The pipeline will allow KU to obtain natural gas to feed the new combustion turbine generators being constructed at the power plant.

The Boyle County Jail is no longer holding minors, even for short periods of time, since the Department of Corrections recently found no acceptable space for juveniles at the jail. Juveniles had been held in isolation cells until they were either released or transferred to a juvenile center elsewhere. But during a routine visit Feb. 16, state inspectors said the practice didn’t comply with state regulations.

Did pioneer William Whitley have a series of tunnels leading from the dungeon of his famous Lincoln County house to nearby caves? Evidence continues to mount on the side of those who believe he did. The manager of the William Whitley House State Historic Shrine said he noticed a hole had opened up to an underground cavern while inspecting the grounds recently. Toward the bottom of the hole were solid rock walls on each side. There have been countless stories from area residents that the pioneer had dug the tunnels. A steady stream of water running through the cavern could have prompted Whitley to tunnel into the caves. During Indian attacks it would have provided his family with a fresh source of water.