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Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper

Dec. 12, 1918 . . . The flu ban will be lifted on Dec. 20 and Midway will be able to hold the first entertainment on its Lyceum Lecture Course on Jan. 4. Churches will be able to hold one service each Sunday with no Bible or Sunday School classes. Picture shows can operate twice a week and must be well—ventilated. Pool rooms may open each day but no loafing will be permitted and ventilation must be assured. The War Department has ruled that all discharged soldiers may retain their uniforms and overcoat permanently. Silas Newton Rodgers, 84, died at his home in Lexington Friday following an illness of about two years. He was survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles Lucas and Mrs. Wm. H. Martin, and four sons, Joseph, Harry, Benjamin T. and John A. Rodgers. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. George Leavy, formerly of Midway, has been Purchasing Agent for Texas for the past several years and now, with a change of administrations, he has accepted a position with a large Dallas establishment. The Clipper will be issued a day later next week due to the taking of a holiday to observe Christmas. Dr. Converse, formerly a dentist in Midway, has received his military discharge and says shortly after the beginning of the new year he will return to Midway to re-open his practice. George Strange, for approximately $6,000, has purchased the strip of land from the Midway Distillery Company lying between the Southern tracks and the large warehouse on the north, and the property and two cottages south of the Southern tracks. Vast crowds welcomed the arrival of President Wilson and his party to French soil at Brest. The party immediately went on to Paris where he will be the nation’s guest. Official records reveal that 11,400 persons were executed by Austrian authorities during the war. The American Army of Occupation has taken up its position around the city of Coblenz, while the British have taken a similar position around Cologne and the French around Mayence. American troops are on the way home aboard such vessels as the General Gorgas, Saxonia, Cedric, Mongolia, Manchuria, Persia Meru, Carillo and Baltic. Mrs.George Cox died Monday at her home in Duckers Station. Burial was in the Midway Cemetery. M/M James Guyn and infant son, of near Versailles, are recovering from a recent attack of influenza. Godfrey Wallace, discharged recently from the Navy, arrived home this week. Marshall Craig and mother moved with the family this week to the J.W. Parrish farm on the Lee stown Pike. Mrs. D. Cotton Darnell received word that her son, Wm. Henry Lucas, will be home next week from Fort Benjamin Harrison, and that Curtis and Helm Lucas are coming home on the Martha Washington and that their ship passed President Wilson’s ship, the George Washington, en route to France. Lt. Paul Erwin Thompson, erroneously reported to his father, M.M. Thompson, as having died of pneumonia, is now said to be severely wounded in action but recovering.

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