The annual flag rush between the sophomore and freshmen classes took place beginning at 8 a.m. and ended at 10:30 a.m. with the freshmen winning. The only casualties were two students who were knocked about, one suffered a foot cut, and several others came out with shredded clothing, bruises and scratches following the scramble around the tree. On campus, the tree trunk was well greased with oil and lard but two freshmen were able to climb it and raised their class flag. Around the tree stood several sentinels armed with buckets of white wash to keep the sophomores away.
75 YEARS AGO - 1933
The Danville Board of Education unanimously voted to keep the current tax rate of $1.15 per $100 of assessed property value for the next year. However, the school system will still see a decrease in revenue due to the decrease in property value by more than 21 percent in 1932. This reduction in income has caused salary reductions and postponement of maintenance, equipment and instructional supplies.
Miss Virginia Heimer, graduate dietitian and expert in the art of cold cookery, will give a demonstration from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Hub Department Store. The Hub is the exclusive dealer for the 1933 Majestic electric refrigerator. One of the features of the demonstration will be the gift of a new Silex coffee maker. Miss Heimer will use a Majestic electric refrigerator in her presentation and all ladies are invited to attend.
Danville welcomed the delegates to the fourth annual convention of the Kentucky Department of Disabled American Veterans of the World War, with flags flying high and the hospitality for which the town is noted. Merchants downtown displayed flags and visitors wearing overseas caps were seen walking the streets. Dr. John M. Acton of Danville is commander of the Acton Chapter No. 12 DAVWW, which is hosting the convention. The group met in the circuit court room at the courthouse after registering at the Gilcher Hotel.
50 YEARS AGO - 1958
Wards at the corner of Main and Third streets is having a gigantic stock room clearance sale. Featured sale items include: toilet closets, $28.88; hot water heaters, $109; lawn mower, $9.88; coffee makers, $1.88; Hi-fi system, $99.88; tie and pencil sets, 77 cents; long hand and bow ties, 57 cents; work shirts, $1; dress shirts, $2.66; handbags, $1.99; billfolds, 77 cents; boys' pajamas, $1.66; boys' army twill trousers, $1.99 and boys' dress pants, $2.97.
Construction of Eben Henson's new Pioneer Playhouse, which has been in the making for the past several years, will be ready for shows by mid-June. The new playhouse is near the site of the old one, which was torn down. Brickwork for a terrace in front of the theater will offer a good view of the stage. A natural bowl-shaped area is the perfect location for the amphitheater. Some hand-hewn beams, rescued when the Blue Grass Garage building was remodeled last year, were used by Henson in the restaurant area to further achieve the desired pioneer western feel of the area. Season tickets for the Pioneer Playhouse will be sold and handled by the Danville Business and Professional Women's Club.