From Our Files Nov. 16, 2021
Published 7:00 am Tuesday, November 16, 2021
100 YEARS AGO —1921
• Centre College will play the one and only post-season game in San Diego on December 26. The opponent has not been announced. Sixteen thousand dollars was placed in a San Diego bank to the credit of Centre so a football game there will be played.
• Clifton Rodes of Roaring Brook farm on Shakertown Pike has accepted an offer from Judge Robert W. Bingham, editor and owner of the Louisville-Courier Journal and Louisville Times.
Rodes will work with Bingham’s great plan of Burley cooperative marketing. Rodes and his wife will make their home in Louisville while he works. He leased his farm to Homer Donayon of Harrodsburg.
• M.F. Germann of Lebanon Pike has purchased a number of tobacco crops. He paid from 24 to 40 cents per pound for the crops. The tobacco will be shipped to Louisville.
• Laura D. Brown, a representative of the Kentucky Children’s Home Finders’ Society, asked the local Chamber of Commerce to help support in aiding the children’s home in its building project.
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75 YEARS AGO —1946
• Dr. Walter A. Groves of Louisville was named president of Centre College. He succeeds Dr. Robert J. McMullen. He was chair of systematic theology at the Presbyterian Theological Seminary.
• A Gallaudet Day program, under the auspices of the newly-formed Kentucky Chapter Gallaudet College Alumni Association, will be presented at Kentucky School for the Deaf. Dr. George McClure will give an address on “What Gallaudet College has Done for Our Graduates.”
• The local burley tobacco market opens in Danville at Peoples Warehouse where producers expected to sell the first of their 3,000,000 pounds this season.
• Frances Brown Caldwell and Tom Gentry portrayed two of the leading roles in “A Murder has Been Arranged” that was presented by the Centre college Players Club. Professor West T. Hill was director of the production.
• Clay M. Spoonamore, South Fourth Street, a pharmacist for the past 30 years at Spoonamore’s Drug Store on Main Street, announced he has purchased the drug store from his brother, Clarence Spoonamore.
50 YEARS AGO — 1971
• Danville’s coal conservation committee held an emergency meeting and urged citizens to do everything they can to stretch their coal supply during the coal strike.
• A group of alumni with Charles A. Thomas, chairman, has undertaken to complete a drive for funds to purchase equipment for the football team of Kentucky School for the Deaf. The drive began in 1941, but was halted because of the war. Players have done with nondescript equipment for the past several years due to the lack of money and the impossibility of finding sweaters, shoes and helmets.
25 YEARS AGO — 1996
• Families counted their blessings on Thanksgiving Day. Two Boyle County families are thankful their daughters are alive. Lisa and J.R. Fields’ teenage daughter, Ashley, went to the hospital in July for back surgery and came home in a coma. Amanda Davis, daughter of Charles and Debbie Davis, suffered a brain damage and was in a coma and was recuperating at home after being discharged in October from the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.
• Jenny Rogers Elementary School ’s cooks Mary Beasley and Ruth Rogers prepared enough turkeys to feed 280 students and 25 staff members the last day before the Thanksgiving holiday.
• Downtown stores offer wide range of gift possibilities for the holidays. Marnie Gregory of the Heart of Danville said shoppers can find all kinds of gifts.