From our files, Oct. 5

Published 9:00 am Tuesday, October 5, 2021


From Our Files

100 YEARS AGO – 1921

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• Colonel Halstead wired the War Department, about the Fifth Corps Area and  Commanding General at Camp Knox will  march  on the main streets of Danville. The column of doughboys headed by their commander with the band playing and the colors whipping the breeze will be marching amid the cheers of the local people.

• Stout’s Theatre, home of high class moving pictures with the “Centre Five” the best Jazz Orchestra in the South, furnishing the music, will feature Pearl White in “The Mountain Woman.”

• The Harvard special train will leave Danville for Boston in a couple of weeks. The marked improvement in the Centre College line has rekindled the hope Centre will down the Crimson clap. Reservations is open for reservations.

• Banks Hudson of Danville, who has 400 acres of hemp on his Milledgeville Pike farm, said the crop was damaged fully 25 percent by the fall rains.

75 YEARS AGO – 1946

• Robert C. Campbell, president of Perryville Lions Club, and principal of Perryville High School, was appointed chairman of the Perryville canvass in the United Service Organizations’ campaign in progress in Boyle County. The first contributor was Boyle Post No. 46, American Legion, which gave $100. General chairman W. Terry Griffin, said the drive has “started out with a bang.” The goal for Boyle County is $2,600.

• Arrangements for the purchase and shipment of 33 Angus feeder cattle to be sent to Florida were competed by the Boyle County Angus Breeders Association. Manly McBeath, secretary of the association, worked with S.N. Strom of Quincy, Florida, and  initiated the deal. The Angus association supplies breeding stock for all parts of the country.

• Perryville is preparing to observe the 84th anniversary of the Battle of Perryville. Chenault Huguely wrote “It took blood and many battles like Perryville to write into our Constitition that the Union is perputual and indestructible.

• Five area veterans passed tests for their pilot’s license, Claud A. Akin, manager of Danville Aviation Company announced. They are: Chauncey Alcock, Bpb Turpin of Stanford, William Clinton Alford of Burgin, Dewitt Sims of Duncan in Mercer County, and Dominie Klonceki of Wisconsin.

50 YEARS AGO —1971

• The City Federation of Colored Women’s Club hosted the Kentucky Association of Colored Women’s Clubs at First Baptist Church. “Club Women and the Generation Gap” was the theme. The evening session was at the home of Helen Fisher. Willa Mae Ball hosted a breakfast for the group.

• The Danville-Boyle County United Community Fund campaign, is seeking to raise $69,000 for 11 local agencies. The funds will help with essential health, welfare and recreational services.

• Lewis Porter, dairy manager of Happy Valley Farm, Danville, was winner of the Kentucky 4-H Alumni Award. He received a plaque. He was a 4-H’er in Illinois for eleven years with his dairy project. After moving to Danville, Porter organized the first community 4-H Club in Boyle County.

25 YEARS AGO – 1996

• Thelma May was honored during National Homemakers Week for her 67 years as a member of the Lexington Avenue Homemakers club. She began canning vegetables and fruits in 1915, and helps others in the club with her experience in homemaking. She taught school at Parksville Elementary at age 18 and later married Luther May. Her advice for her long life is to stay active. At 91 years old, she still works in her garden and exhibits her jars of fruits and vegetables at Boyle County and Kentucky state fairs.

• A 2-year-old Boyle county child was diagnosed as having an illness caused by E.coli, a toxic form of a bacteria that in most forms is harmless. The bacteria usualy comes from undercooked ground meat. Mark Reed, environmentalist with the county health department, said the cases appears to be isolated.

• A new brochure promotes the Danville school system. It has been prepared to make it easy to get information about schools to families considering moving here and to distribute to the community.