75 YEARS AGO - 1932
The public is reminded to attend the Japanese Bazaar sponsored by the Danville Branch, American Association of University Women. Many inexpensive novelties, direct from Japan, will be on sale. Proceeds of the sale are used to help support the organization's scholarship.
The J.P. Frank Wholesale Grocery building is being used by the American Legion and the Auxiliary for use as a canteen that will open Dec. 23. The organizations will serve soup, country sausage sandwiches, hamburgers and coffee. R.D. Stigall, commander of the Boyle Post, has donated a hog, and the Danville Public Market has offered to butcher and to grind the sausage. Everyone who is really hungry will be given a meal for free, and if enough food is donated, the children who are being fed at the school cafeterias also will be fed here during the holidays. Parents of the children also will be taken care of. The Freeman Furniture Co. and the Baugh & Garner Co. are furnishing the stoves to heat the building. No one in town will be solicited for donations. However, anyone who wants to help will be welcomed. This is a case where all the donations will be used strictly for charity. All will donate their services and every cent will go to those who are in actual need of food.
A state highway department crew of engineers are in Liberty to determine where to locate a new bridge on the Liberty Road about a mile outside of Columbia. The old bridge, which spans Russell Creek, is in a bad state of repair. It is hoped that the road commissioners will see fit to replace the bridge soon.
50 YEARS AGO - 1957
The Bryant Record Shop, which has been in business for 22 years next door to the post office, has moved to a new location at the end of East Walnut Street. A big assortment of phonograph records is being featured. Mrs. Russell Bryant is in charge of the shop. And her son, Russell Bryant Jr., heads the service department and assists his mother in the record department.
Pvt. Lowell T. Smock, 20, member of the U.S. Army and son of Mrs. Mary Smock of 533 S. Third St., recently completed a course in bayonet training conducted by the 11th Airborne Division's 504th Infantry in Germany. A rifleman in the infantry's company B., Smock entered service in 1956. He completed basic training at Fort Bragg, N.C., and arrived in Europe last July. Smock is a former student at Danville High School.
The Boyle County Fire Department was called to Hustonville to fight a fire in the school building there. All 520 students were evacuated without injury. It is believed the fire started in the furnace room and if there is sufficient water available, the fire should soon be under control.
The Hustonville Lions Club will be selling Christmas trees from now until Christmas in the lot adjacent to the national Bank of Hustonville. The evergreens are $1 each and all proceeds from the sale will go toward the club's projects, including providing eyeglasses to needy persons. Club members include T.M. Carroll, Ray Moore, Rayette Sanders, M.H. Hounchell, A.G. Patterson, Randolph Damron, Russell Carney, Carols Nunnelley, Floyd Peyton, Jerome Hanson, Cecil Purdom, Gibson North and Ralph Hovious.
25 YEARS AGO - 1982