Utopia Lodge, Knights of Pythias, is working with the Robinson Amusement Company of Cincinnati to bring a carnival to Danville for a week-long engagement. The contract has not yet been signed, but it is believed that all plans will be successfully completed. Representatives from the Cincinnati company have been to Danville to discuss details with the lodge officers. The carnival is expected to take place in the vacant lot between College and Walnut streets.
Vehicles of all kinds will be prohibited from entering the Centre College baseball park this season. In seasons past the vehicles have interfered with the players and the game, so it was considered a necessary step by the college officials. It is expected that this season the grandstands will be filled with members of the fairer sex and their gallant beaux.
75 years ago - 1931
The Big Baby Pageant boasts 150 participants this year. The pageant features local children between the ages of 5 and 8. The children will dramatize stories from "Take Me Back to Babyland," which will be read by Mrs. Paul Mannini. Mrs. W.W. Durham will accompany her on the piano. The show will take place at the high school. The pageant is to be performed two nights in a row and is sure to be a great entertainment to everyone. All Danville residents are encouraged to attend.
Professor James H. Hewlett of Centre College is slated to deliver the Charles H. Rodes memorial lecture on the poetry of Robert Burns. The lecture will be held at the Centre College chapel and the public is invited. The lecture is part of the terms of a donation made by Boyle O. Rodes, Clifton Rodes and Nelson D. Rodes in honor of their father, a member of the class of 1887. Rodes was known to be particularly fond of the poetry of Burns, which is why his sons stipulated that an annual lecture be given on the subject.
The various Boy Scout troop committees from the Danville area and the district committee met at the Gilcher Hotel to discuss the annual financial campaign and discussed work for the members of the area's five troops. It was decided that workers will meet at the Gilcher Hotel, where pledge cards will be distributed, so that they can begin to solicit funds. Last year, there were only 30 Boy Scouts in Danville, but this year there are more than 200 and it is hoped that the boys will be able to raise the needed funds quickly. Last year's quota was reached in two days.
Classes will be canceled next week at the Danville elementary schools and high school so the faculty members can attend the annual sessions of the Kentucky Educational Association in Louisville. The Danville teachers will have the opportunity to observe classes in the Louisville public schools before attending the KEA sessions. High school principal J.D. Williams will be delivering an address before the secondary department of the sociology division. Danville schools will boast 100 percent representation at the event and Centre College will be represented by a booth at the Brown Hotel.
50 years ago - 1956
Students at Eastern Kentucky State College organized a Boyle County Club. Right now, the club is meeting once a week, but plans to convene twice a week once they become better organized. John Cooper of the physical education department, was elected to serve as the group's advisor. The club's next meeting will be held in the Blue Room of the Student Union and will include a dinner session. All Eastern students from Boyle County are encouraged to attend the meeting and become part of the group, which hopes to encourage Boyle County high school students to attend Eastern State.