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May 30, 2004

100 years ago - 1904

The Danville Orchestra, under the leadership of Professor Wolf of Lexington and Mr. Trost, the popular clarinetist, gave a fine program at class day exercises at Caldwell College. They also performed at Mr. and Mrs. George Cogar's reception. The orchestra will be able to hold its own with the best of them before long.

The historic home of Col. Isaac Shelby at "Arcadia" was the scene of a beautiful wedding. Miss Jean Shelby and Peter McRoberts of Stanford were married. Immediately after the ceremony, a seven-course breakfast was served. After the meal, the couple and their guests went to a side porch were they cut the cake. After the bride cut the cake, the other guests had their turn with the ring being found by Miss Sadie Cecil, the needle by Miss Nannie Fisher and the thimble by Miss Alice Johnson. Amid a shower of rice and old shoes, the couple left on the 4 p.m. train for a tour of the East. Many gifts were given, including a silver service from the Stanford bar of which McRoberts is a member.


The entrance examination board will meet in Danville. These exams usually are conducted only in large cities, but will be held here for the benefit of Kate Roach of Harrodsburg, who expects to attend Wellesley College, and Miss Rose B. Wood of Danville, who intends to enter the Woman's College of Baltimore. Dr. Chase Palmer will be in charge of the testing.

Capt. Richardson and the officers of Company G are trying to get a new armory to accommodate the local Danville company and its equipment. The present room is not large enough for drills. They would like to secure rooms formerly occupied by the Masons. Richardson plans to go to Frankfort to confer on the issue.

Miss Terah Moore closed her Spring School at Willow Grove with appropriate exercises. The prize for best attendance went to Claude Phillips. Other prizes were: first grade spelling, Joe Irvin; first grade math, Mabel Gose; primary language, Elveree Cobb; fourth grade spelling, Maryetta Cobb; and fourth grade math, Robert Irvin.

75 years ago - 1929

Seventy-six crippled children from Casey, Boyle, Lincoln, Garrard and Mercer counties went to the crippled children's clinic in the Christian church. The Rotary Club assisted. Dr. R.L. Woodard of Louisville was the examining physician. Mrs. Florence Sullivan, Boyle County's Red Cross nurse, and several helpers also worked in the clinic.

The 100th anniversary of Trinity Episcopal Church's organization was observed. The Rev. Franklin Davis is rector at the church that is located in the heart of Danville's business district. "The Good Shepherd" was sung by Mrs. Hughes Jackson.

Katherine Arnold, the 18-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.L. Arnold of Danville, was elevated from Miss Danville to Miss Kentucky for 1929. She will represent the state at Galveston, Texas, in the International Pageant of Pulchritude of Beauty. The grand prize is $2,000. A golden crown was given to her when she won the title in the state contest at Louisville. Gov. Sampson will name her a colonel and in the future she will be Col. Katherine Arnold.

All ex-soldiers of Boyle County have been asked to meet at the courthouse to march to Bellevue Cemetery for Memorial Day services. A 35-piece boys band from Mackville and Perryville will perform under the direction of Fred Smith. Add Lanier will preside over services at the cemetery.

Camp Daniel Boone on the Kentucky River, operated by the YMCA for 16 years, will open for summer campers. An usual feature of this season's activities will be a recreation institute designed to prepare leaders of recreation for schools, churches and communities. Some of the program will include how to plan and conduct games, rhythm games and folk dances, community singing and hiking.

50 years ago - 1954

Unless a hard and lengthy downpour of rain should occur, Centre College's 50th annual carnival pageant will get under way. This is the 21st year that Superintendent J.J. Steiger has planned and directed the construction of the carnival settings. The setting for this year will be an almost exact replica of the front of one of Centre's oldest buildings that once was the Caldwell College president's home. Henry V. Pennington, local attorney, will be master of ceremonies.

Corning Glass Works already producing 37,000 items in the world of glass wants more ideas for new products. L.A. Amylon, Danville plant manager, says the contest is designed to stimulate employee interest in creating new products. The top prize will be a 15-day, all-expense-paid trip for two through California and the Pacific Northwest or $1,000 in cash.

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