Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
Jan. 16, 1919... Mrs. Ella Combs sold her brick residence on Bruen Street, between Winter and Gratz, to L. F. Sutherland. A brick cottage adjoining was sold by Mrs. Combs to Harve Lunsford for $3,000.
The brick cottage on the northeast corner of Gratz and Bruen Streets, owned by William Campbell, was sold last week to Floyd Phillips for $2,500.
George Strange, who recently acquired the two cottages on the Georgetown Pike known as the distillery property, sold one cottage to Mrs. Henry Fisher for $2,500 and the other to Gus Younger for about $1,000.
City council elected J. V. Yocum to audit the city’s books, granted a billiard room and public hall license to the Amusu Company, granted restaurant licenses to S.L. Gatrell and Abbie Tilford, and granted butcher licenses to Arnett & Co. and D.M. Adams.
Nearly two milllion acres of forest land, which had been carefully built up through conservation practices by the French, were lost during the war and the German occupation of this part of the French countryside. It will require many years to get these areas back to any resemblance of its pre-war condition.
Roy Morgan, of Scott County, will open a garage in Midway in the near future.
Dr. Converse returned to Midway Tuesday and will again take up his dental practice after having been in military service for some time.
Joe Lacefield, who has been in the Naval Aviation Service and has been in France for quite a time, arrived home Sunday for a 15 day leave, after which he will return to Hampton Rhodes, Va.
Several Midway organizations are beginning to have their first meetings in nearly five months, all due to the influenza epidemic.
Major Charles M. Harriss, of Versailles, President pro-tem of the Kentucky Senate, who has been serving in Washington with the Judge Advocate General’s office, has received his discharge and has returned to Versailles to resume his law practice. Major Harriss, during his four months in Washington, shared an apartment at the New Willard Hotel with Sen. Martin, Kentucky’s junior senator.
Mrs. G.T. McKinney was elected secretary to the board of education this week in place of Mrs. Edna Hicks who wished to devote more time to the bank and to her own business.
John Purvis, 38, a tenant on the J.D. Smith farm near Duckers, died Sunday of pneumonia, just a few days after his wife died of the same disease.
E.L. Hagedorn died at his home on Lexington Street in Versailles Friday of typhoid fever. He is survived by his widow and two small daughters.
Mrs. Sophia Cassidy died Saturday at her home on Lexington Street in Versailles. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. O.F. Floyd and
Misses Ruth and Norman; two sisters, Miss Mary Wasserboehr and Mrs. A.H. Jackson; and a brother, George Wasserboehr. Mrs. Cassidy taught in the Versailles City School for a number of years and her death was unexpected.
Mrs. Harriet Goodloe Ridgely died at the home of a son in New Orleans. She was a resident of Versailles many years ago and is survived by three sons and a daughter. Another son, Ben, was in the diplomatic service in Europe before his death.
Mrs. Tom Carter, 32, died at Pinckard of influenza.
The Rev. J.M. Maxon, formerly Episcopal minister in Versailles and president of Margaret College for eight years, has accepted a call and will move from Louisville to Knoxville, Ill.
George Dunlap sold 150 acres of his farm to S. Maynard of Garrard County.
Private James P. Jesse has landed safely in this country from France. He was wounded twice and had been overseas many months.
C. Nichols, of near Midway, who bought the Black place on the McCracken Pike, will move there shortly.
A “German” was given at the Masonic Hall Saturday night, the first dance in Versailles in many months. A Hawaiian band furnished the music and the leaders were M/M Frank Bohannon. January 17, 1941... Midway High lost for the first time in eight games on Jan. 11, when Kavanaugh spoiled an undefeated season with a 28-23 victory.Midway came back the next night to defeat Wilmore 31-23. Kavanaugh concentrated on stopping Paul Noel, who had scored 27 against Lawrenceburg, and they were able to hold him to 14. Other scoring came from Sergent, three, Portwood and A. Wilson, two each, Craig and William Sams, one each. Jefferson and Hash also played. Kavanaugh was led by LeBus, with 12. Sams, Virgil Hash and R. W. Craig were laid up with flu and were unable to make the trip to Wilmore. In that game, Noel again had 14, A. Wilson and Jefferson each had eight and Sergent had three points. Portwood and H. Wilson also played.
William A. Hammond, 81, retired contractor, died Jan. 13, following a week’s illness with influenza. He was survived by a brother, Charles W. Hammond, of Midway, and several nieces and nephews. Services were held at the residence on the Georgetown Pike and burial was in the Midway Cemetery.
A two story house occupied by John Hollman and located on the Frank Hawkins farm, about three miles from Midway on the Frankfort Pike, was completely destroyed by fire on Jan. 14. No one was at home when the fire started.
Frankfort police tracked thieves to Versailles on Jan. 15, following a robbery at the Wolf Rosenstein clothing store in Frankfort the previous evening. A hack saw unwrapped at the scene revealed that the wrapping came from Farmers Union in Versailles and company clerks remembered selling the saw to two African-Americans, one short and one tall.
As of mid-January there were five active Boy Scout troops in Woodford County. J.W. Brather is scoutmaster of the Midway troop. David L.
Thornton resigned as scoutmaster of Troop 43 in order to begin work on organizing another troop at the Methodist Home. Dr. Jerry Adkins was elected to succeed Thornton and will be assisted by Lewis McDannold and Tandy Chenault.
Volunteers preparing to leave the county for military training in January included Elsforth Leonard Samuels, 24; Raymond Mucci, 29; Richard Ward, 29; Everett Lee Thomas, 21; Henry Lynn, 25, Jesse Franklin Spencer, 21.
S.B. Cosby sold to Henderson A. Owen a 40-acre tract on the McCoun’s Ferry Pike at the intersection of the Mortonsville Pike. Stamps attached to the deed indicated the purchase price was about $7,000. Both men are from Mortonsville.
Joseph P. Pfieffer, 59, of Midway, died of pneumonia Jan. 11, following an illness of about three weeks. He is survived by his wife, a brother and two sisters.
Col. Thomas J. Johnson, retired U.S. Army officer, has been ordered back to active duty and will serve with the Peruvian Army at Lima, Peru. Col. Johnson had been in retirement for two years and had operated a farm in Woodford County. Johnson’s two previous assignments had been with the Remount Service, both here and at Washington. Col. Johnson will be establishing a breeding program in Peru similar to the one used in the U.S. by the Army Remount Service.
The Rev. Clinton B. Meininger has been confined to bed with flu. Should he be unable to preach on Sunday, the pulpit of the Midway Christian Church will be filled by Mrs. Meininger.
The Rev. W.M. Clark will be installed as pastor of the Midway Presbyterian Church on Jan. 26.
Mrs. Irving Spencer, of Versailles, will christen the destroyer Woolsey when it is launched on Jan. 25, at Bath. Maine. Mrs. Spencer is the granddaughter of Capt. Melanchtoon Tay1or Woolsey, a hero of the War of 1812, for whom the ship is named. Commodore Woolsey was in command of the Pensacola Navy Yard in 1874, where he performed heroically during the Yellow Fever epidemic and died of that scourge.
Services were held for Miss Lillian Cain, 68, at her residence on Elm Street in Versailles Jan. 13. She is survived by a brother, J. Andrew Cain; and a niece, Miss Lillian Todd.
Miss Frances Estill Crain, daughter of M/M Victor Estill Crain, of Versailles, will be married in the summer to Creston Craig Lynn, son of Mrs. John G. Lynn of Danville.
There are literally hundreds of cases of flu in Woodford county as mid-January arrives.
Col. E.R. Bradley, who has been ill for several weeks at his Idle Hour Farm on the Old Frankfort Pike, is now improved enough to be making plans for his usual winter trip to Palm Beach, Florida.