Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
Dec. 5, 1918... Mr. Newkirk’s section crew on the Southern Railroad had a considerable shake—up last Saturday on their return to Midway. The auto car which they were riding, left the rails near Kinney’s and ran quite a distance on the ties before it came to a stop. The men and tools were thrown in all directions. Each man was considerably bruised and all eventually received treatment when they finally returned to Midway.
Marie Barnes Logan, 19 months, died Wednesday in Lexington of pneumonia. She was the youngest daughter of Richard Logan and was buried in the Midway Cemetery.
Lexington was allotted 12, the Downs 12, Douglas Park 13, and Latonia 23, spring racing days by the Kentucky Racing Commission this week. J.N. Camden, of Woodford County, is chairman, and S.C. Nuckols Jr., also of this county, is secretary. The Lexington track gets dates from April 24 to May 8, Churchill Downs gets dates from May 10 to May 23, Douglas Park has from May 24 to June 7, and Latonia from June 10 to July 5.
Sixty South Carolina farmers are scheduled to arrive in Lexington Dec. 5, and travel by interurban to the farms of Sen. J.N. Camden and to McKee Brothers stock farm before continuing their journey to the Livestock Exhibition at Chicago.
Among the officers returning to civilian life last week from the Field Artillery Replacement Depot was Lt. John W. McCabe of Woodford County.
Owing to the improvement in the Midway area relative to the Spanish flu epidemic, the “emergency hospital” will be closed until further notice.
Misses Evelyn and Mary Clarke, who teach in Jackson, Ky., returned there Saturday to resume their duties.
Ulee Osborne, who has been stationed at Camp Gordon, Ga., returned home Sunday having received his discharge from service.
Four cars of a westbound L&N freight train were derailed near Spring Station Monday about 5:30 a.m. Traffic was delayed for several hours until a wrecking crew cleared the debris.
C&O and L&N trains were detoured by way of Versailles and Frankfort. There were no injuries.
Mrs. Sallie Lewis Marvin, 78, of Paynes Depot neighborhood, died Friday after a lengthy illness. One son, Charles E. Marvin, survives.
J.C.B. McCoun, of Route #2, Versailles, was in the list of severely wounded posted last week.
M/M Harry Schoberth, of Versailles, were notified Sunday of the death of their son, Raymond, who was killed in action in France on Nov. 3.
Dec. 6, 1940… Charles D. Arnett, 61, Secretary of State during the Chandler administration, died in Louisville this week due to a stroke which was apparently brought on from over-exertion due to the destruction of his home by fire in Beuchel a day or so before.
Mrs. J.P. Mower, of near Midway; her daughter, Mrs. Fred Wagner; and granddaughter, Mary Ruth all were slightly injured when Mrs. Wagner drove into a car driven by Roy Younger on Winter Street as Younger was trying to cross Winter from Higgins Street. Younger required treatment and was hospitalized for a time.
James K. Dunavent, of Midway, was injured when he drove off the Leestown Pike near the site of the Old Pepper Distillery while en route home from his office in Lexington. Mr. Dunavent was blinded by oncoming lights as he topped a hill. His car was demolished after hitting a telephone pole and two fence posts. Mr. Dunavent suffered a chipped vertabra in his neck.
Woodford County Democratic chairman A.B. Chandler issued a call for precinct mass meetings to be held on Dec. 7, for the purpose of electing committeemen and women from each precinct.
Midway High avenged a decisive defeat at the hands of Lawrenceburg last year by blazing to a 56—15 win Dec. 4. Center Paul Noel scored 19 points in the first half and 27 for the game and Ambrose Wilson contributed 15 points to lead the local scorers. Sams added eight, Craig three, Sergent two and Portwood one. Also playing were Jefferson, Hash, Hill and H. Wilson. Prof. Smith’s B team defeated Newtown 22-10. Hill led the way with seven, followed by Hash, five; H. Wilson, four; Redden, four; Jefferson and Carpenter, one each. Also playing were Craig, Riddle and D. Jefferson.
The resignation of county agent John R. Collins takes effect at the end of December and the report by a farmers’ committee studying applications for the position is expected next week.
A small tobacco crop this season has brought the price up to nearly $20 a hundred, which is about three dollars higher than when the sales first began.
M/M Julian Walden have chosen the name Susan Parrish for their second daughter, who was born Nov. 26.
Judge and Mrs. G.T. McKinney, who have been spending the summer at High View Farm near Mortonsville, have returned to Midway for the winter.
Mrs. Lige Daughtery, of Cogartown, who caught her hand last week in an electric clothes wringer, was removed to the hospital in Versailles for further treatment.
The condition of Dr. J.S. Lehman, who has been a patient at Good Samaritan Hospital for the past week, remains unchanged.
A son born Thursday at Kings Daughters Hospital in Frankfort to M/M John Douglas Sutterlin, of Frankfort, has been named John Douglas Jr. Mrs. Sutterlin was Miss Gladys Campbell of Versailles and Midway.