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May 3, 1897. . . Dr. W.H. Whitsitt, who has many friends in Midway, was upheld by the directors of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary board by a 24-7 vote in a dispute brought on by charges that he was unworthy of the presidency of the college because his position on immersion was unsound. Dr. Whitsitt had written in his history that English Church could not trace the doctrine of immersion further back than 1641. The board voted that Dr. Whitsitt had been able to verify this statement by historical facts and almost incontrovertib1e testimony.

Johnson Taylor, formerly of Midway, is now manager of the Blue Grass Grocery Store at Shelbyville.

Alford Blackburn, who has been attending a medical college in Washington, D.C., is at home for a vacation.

John W. Berryman’s nomination as Versailles Postmaster was confirmed Monday by the U.S. Senate.

The Kentucky Derby was run at Churchill Downs yesterday in the presence of an immense crowd. J.C. Cohn’s Typhoon II led almost from start to finish and won with ease at 2:12-1/2. Ornament, the favorite, was second and Dr. Catlett was third. The other three starters, Dr. Shepard, Ben Brown and Goshen, finished in the order named. The stake was worth $6,000.

Starks & Co. have fitted up their soda fountain and are now dispensing the most delicious ice cream soda water ever sold in Midway. Their crushed fruits, syrup and cream are the best. Lee Sacra is in charge of the fountain.

J.M. Whitehouse, a well-known farmer, has a cow which gave birth to 70 calves. Sixty-nine were about the size of a large rat and the other was well-developed and of average size. The small calves lived only a few hours.

Mrs. Courtney Davis, second wife of H.H. Davis, died May 12 after a protracted illness. She was 76 and a Woodford native. She leaves her husband and two sons, James B. Davis and W.0. Davis, Woodford County Attorney. Burial was in Nicholasville.

Mrs. Kate E. Parrish, wife of Thomas M. Parrish, died Monday night of heart disease. She was nearly 56 and was the daughter of the late

Ben F. Rogers of Bourbon county. She had been married 38 years and leaves her husband and three sons, J.W., Dr. B.F. and Isaac W.; and a daughter, Mrs. Judge Ben Roach as survivors. Burial was in the Lexington Cemetery.

The Versailles Board of Education has in contemplation a public school building for the use of African-American children. Cost would be $4,200.

May 8, 1919. . . The Republican state convention convenes at Lexington on May 14 and Woodford party members are expected to commit to a ticket which would have Edwin P. Morrow, Somerset, for governor; S. Thruston Ballard, Louisville, for Lt. Governor; and Sim S. Willis, Ashland, for Attorney General.

E.L. Davis and J.V. Yocum were elected to the Midway School Board and each received 22 votes out of the total of 28 which were cast. Others receiving two votes each were Miss Ella Johnson, W.L. Cannon and Charles Nuckols.

H.C. Poynter and family moved to the Sutton property recently purchased by them.

Miss Ambrose Anderson and her brother, Sidney, entertained house guests over the weekend. The guests included Misses Katherine Tucker, Roberta Blackburn and Elizabeth Thomas, of Lexington; Nancy Buckner and Clay Willis, of Shelbyville; Charles Oldham, Carroll Chenault and Jesse Harris, of Danville.

Sunday School Day in Woodford was observed in Versailles and both the Christian and Baptist churches turned out 229 people each. The Presbyterian attendance was 154; Methodist 108 and Episcopal 41.

Mrs. Fannie C. Judge sold to H.A. Schoberth a house and lot on High Street, Versailles.

The Clipper makes clear its policy as follows, “We positively make a charge for our newspaper space for advertising or announcing everything, and every sort of show, meeting, supper, and the like where there is an admission charged, or articles sold, or a money consideration in any way.These things are done for the benefit of either individuals or organizations, therefore, for the newspaper, it becomes a business transaction, and a charge is made alike to everyone. No newspaper can be a real newspaper and give its space away. We must charge. In turn, we will give to the various things, like anyone else, of money, but not of material or advertising space, which is our stock in trade. Any announcement, where there is no money involved, will be gladly taken and given as good attention as an announcement where there is a money consideration. We positively have nothing to give away except money, and in this reference, we do not state it jokingly. Every other kind of business charges for the goods on its shelves. When the time comes for contributions, they give of their money. That is what a newspaper must give. News articles of deaths, and writeups of deaths and funerals are not chargeable. We charge, however, for cards of thanks. A charge is made for obituary poetry, also what is termed an obituary, is also subject to charge. Also, because an advertiser buys a display advertisement, it does not entitle him to a write-up on the side. The merchant sells his flour for biscuits but he does not give away the butter to spread on those biscuits. The newspaper sells its display advertising space. If a person wants reading space also, he must buy it the same as he would expect to buy the butter which went on those biscuits. These rules, we are pleased to say, are generally understood in this community, but frequently there are those who come in from other communities who buy a little advertising and want a lot more, in the form of reading matter, given to them.”

May 9, 1941. . . Warren Wright’s Whirlaway won the Kentucky Derby May 4 in record time. Porter’s Cap, reared near Midway, finished fourth.

Woodford County was involved in a drive with the slogan “Give That Britain May Live.” Proceeds from the drive were to go to the 40 worst bombed hospitals in Britain.

Captain and Mrs. W.G. Dennis, who came to Midway 12 years ago to operate a drugstore, will move to their farm in Nelson County next week. Capt. Dennis expects to be called into military service within the next 60 days. Capt. Dennis is a wounded veteran of the World War and is expecting to be assigned to the tank corps. He recently sold his drugstore to Dr. Paul Corum and John Maddox.

The sale of U.S. defense stamps and bonds got off to a good start in Midway. The honor of buying the first defense stamps at the local post office went to Fant Martin, and Miss Mayme D.Cogar bought the first defense bond.

Margaret Ware Parrish, who was slated to get her degree from Centre College in June, was featured in an article in the college paper on May 2. The daughter of M/M C.W. Parrish, of Midway, Margaret has majored in English and Sociology and has been very active in athletics.

She has excelled as right wing on the hockey team and has been president of the Woman’s Athletic Association; publicity chairman and editor of the state W.A.A. newspaper; active in the Y.W.C.A. and also in the Spanish Club.

Midway High’s undefeated baseball team recorded its fifth victory of the season and three of the wins came in the past week. Paul Noel pitched a two-hit victory over Danville and also was the winner against MMI, while Lester Sergent was victorious against Kentucky School for the Deaf. William Sames got three of the hits in the game.

M/M Milton Lacefield will move June 1 to their new home on the Georgetown Pike. M/M Harold Gatrell will move to their home being vacated by M/M Lacefield.

Mrs. Louis Yount has purchased a lot adjoining her property in Midway from Manly Offutt.

Mrs. Louis Pfeiffer has accepted a position with Embry & Co. in Lexington. M/M J. Howard Rouse had as dinner guests Monday, at their residence on North Winter Street, M/M Robert Kleberg and Caesar Kleberg, of Texas; and Mrs. Henry L. Martin Jr. Mr. Kleberg is manager and part owner of the King Ranch which entered Dispose in the Kentucky Derby this year. Mr. Rouse has charge of the Kleberg racing interest in Kentucky. Miss Josephine Bobbitt, who has been employed in the Chimney Corner Tea Room at Frankfort for several months, has accepted a position with the Capital Drug Company in Frankfort.

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