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October 25, 2004

n A telephone message from engineer Reihm says that the water level is low and unfit for drinking purposes unless boiled. Several pools above the waterworks have been opened and the company may be able to pump for a few more days. Consumers all over the city should be careful with their hydrants and economize as much as possible.

n The concrete work on the filtration plant at the Danville Water Works is almost completed. The dam will be finished in a few days and the coagulating basins are almost done. This dam should store sufficient water to prevent a repetition of the water famine that is happening now.

n The first run of the Danville Coon Hunters Club took place but the dogs were unable to follow the trail because of the dry weather. The route was from the water works dam up the river to Rice's Bend and across to Lancaster Pike. Ten were in the party.


n Robert Crouch, who is known as the Steeple-Jack of Danville because he has worked on so many church steeples, smokestacks and other skyscraper structures, gave another exhibition of his perilous work. He adjusted the cross on top of the Episcopal church steeple. A large crowd of spectators gathered on Main Street to witness the affair. The cross was taken down a few days ago to be painted.

n Boyle County exhibitors of livestock at the World's Fair received the premiums they won in August. The amount will total $2,200 with $7,500 to be added by the state. The Boyle County exhibitors will get a good slice of the $7,500. Those from this county were: W.L. Caldwell, J.R. Knox and I.S. Tevis, all jack stock; B.F. Slavin, mules; and J.G. Cecil, trotting breed stock.

75 YEARS AGO 1929

n All existing contracts for athletic events between Centre College and the University of Kentucky are canceled by mutual agreement. Contests had been scheduled for a football game Nov. 15 and a basketball game Feb. 18. The schools had been meeting in football games since 1891.

n An evangelistic campaign conducted in a large tent seated about 2,500 people. Evangelist M.F. Ham has been holding the meetings for about four weeks. His closing subject was "The Great Salvation" and about 125 people made confessions at the end of the service. A love offering of $1,650 was given to Ham. He already had received $3,400 for expenses.

n The Danville Admirals smeared the highly touted Somerset Briar Jumpers by a score of 19-6. About 1,500 people saw the game. It was the third consecutive win of the Admirals over the Briar Jumpers. Hendren, Admiral quarterback, was the lad who spoiled the afternoon for Danville's rivals. Hendren, who weighs only 150 pounds, broke loose for numerous runs of 20 to 40 yards at a time.

n Centre College does not have a slush fund for athletes, says A.E. Porter, faculty adviser of the athletic board at the school. He was responding to a report by the Carnegie Foundation in The Courier-Journal. Porter says he recalls the visit by investigators, but that all their questions were answered and there was not insinuation about the cleanliness of Centre athletics.

50 YEARS AGO 1954

n A 68-year-old man was found murdered in his Frye's Lane home. His head had been beaten with a hatchet and there were signs of a struggle. Boyle County Coroner T.M. Edwards had not examined the body. Police Chief Clark said the motive probably was robbery because the man was known to keep large sums of cash in his home. Officers did not find money in the house.

n Main Street parkers, pressed for time in their shopping and other business by one-hour meters, will get two-hour meters soon. The City Council voted to purchase 100 two-hour meters for use on Main Street between Second and Fourth and also on Third Street between Broadway and Walnut. The new meters will cost $4,950. The meters on Main Street will be re-moved and used to replace meters in other areas.

n A display of 38 framed photographs of homecoming queens and scenes from Centre College carnival pageants are on display for year's homecoming. The photos were hung in the Alumni Memorial building. The photos were the idea of Mrs. Virgil Kinnard Jr.

n Jerry Wayne Caswell, 10-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Caswell, tried hard, but failed to answer an important question on the television show, "The Big Payoff." He was in New York City with his sister, Betty Caswell. Jerry Wayne was selected for the show after writing a letter saying that he wanted to win prizes for his sister.

Jerry Wayne did answer questions correctly by identifying the song "Tenderly" and naming the color of uniforms won by Confederate soldiers. His sister did not receive a mink coat, but she was given other clothes and a bottle of perfume.

25 YEARS AGO 1979

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