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December 15, 2003

100 years ago - 1903

The firms of T.Y. Shaw and Mobley and Arnold, two of the leading blacksmith and carriage repair shops in the city, have changed hands. Arnold sold his interest in the firm of Mobley and Arnold to W.E. Stahl, who has been connected to Central Kentucky Carriage Co. Stahl purchased the entire business of T.Y. Shaw on Second Street.

Farmers throughout the county have been busy the past week filling their ice houses to last through the good, old summer time. Several houses in the city also have been filled.

The honor roll of the Junction City Graded School for November includes several pupils. The school's principal is Professor T.A. Hendricks. Those on the roll are: grade 1, Christina Lewis, Florence Daws, Catherine Shannon, Mary Steele, Ruth McGraw, Dan McCarty, Zora Pitman and Lillian Taylor; grade 2, Marguerite Keane and Ruth Lingle; grade 3, Arthur Watson; grade 4, Lena Prewitt; grade 5, Lavina McGraw; grade 6, Pattie Brownfield; grade 7, Flossie Perkins; grade 8, Ray Hopper; freshman, Luella Lingle; and normal class, Mary Burka.


Miss Clyde McGinnis' dancing class closed its fall session with a dance at the opera house. A large crowd was present, consisting of several out of town guests and all the regular pupils. Professor Lane's orchestra furnished the music.

The Advocate will receive and forward mail to Santa Class. All letters may be addressed to him at this office. The newspaper is his only authorized agent in the city and we would like to see every little child in Danville write him a letter.

While Main Street was crowded with Saturday afternoon shoppers, a large, white dog with a package of lighted firecrackers attached to his tail created pandemonium. Officers informed The Advocate that this was done by some young men who are old enough to know better. They will be dealt with in police court for firing explosives on the street.

75 years ago - 1928

It will be a big mistake to purchase Christmas presents before seeing the beautiful display by the ladies of the Baptist church. Their work can be bought for the cost of the material. The bazaar will be held in the new Masonic building.

Members of the Danville Kiwanis Club played Santa Claus to 15 underprivileged boys of the county. They were described as children who never before had a new article of clothing to wear. The Kiwanians completely outfitted the children in underwear, shoes, stockings, pants, belts, shirts, sweaters and caps. Several members gave as much as $8, the cost of completely outfitting a boy. Each child received a haircut and a sack of candy and fruit. They all went to the picture show. The children were selected by Miss Eva Herman, community worker, and Mrs. Florence Sullivan, Red Cross nurse. The Kiwanians hosted a similar party last year and only three of those clothed last year were back again. The others had progressed during the year and were in better circumstances.

Edwin Kubale, better known to Southern football fans as "Battling Ed," has been appointed head coach of Centre College athletics for the next three years. Since his graduation in 1925, Kubale has been first assistant coach to Matty Bell at Texas Christian University. Kubale entered Centre College weighing 150 pounds, but weighted down with all the courage and smartness necessary to make an outstanding gridiron player.

Many who travel over the Danville and Lebanon Road and the Parksville and Junction City Road are complaining of the condition of these highways. Several have said that if the chuckholes, or several have called them "duck nests," were filled, it would be a great relief.

50 years ago - 1953

Mrs. Beulah Adams, a widow with three children, decided about two years ago she would raise poultry and conduct a hatchery. She hoped to add to her income and she succeeded, but night prowlers have been making frequent visits and have carried away every fowl she owned except five hens. It is inconceivable that any human, knowing Mrs. Adams, could commit such an act.

Danville's newest industry, Bluegrass Plant Foods, a $250,000 development, has opened. It will employ 35 people during peak season and make about 35,000 tons of fertilizer a year. It is located on Vaksdal Drive in back of Corning Glass. Osmer S. Deming of Cynthiana, a former Centre College student, is president. Zach P. Smith is the local manager.

Bate's Bulldogs trounced the Frankfort team 74-73 at Bate gym. The tricky five Bate team is composed of John Davis, Arthur Napier, James Coulter, William Pittman and Charles Langford. The team has won nine straight game and had no losses. Other team members are Carl Alcorn, Earl Leverett, Robert Johnson, Charles Langford, Curtiss Kinley, Oliver Wheat, Maurice O'Neal, Paul Smith, Benny Garr and Gene Johnson. Charles Dabney is coach.

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