Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper
September 9, 1897… The 1,200 Cherokee Indians, who are to visit Wahtohona’s grave near Russellville, will start from Indian Territory about Sept. 20 and expect to reach their destination by Nov. 3, the 148th anniversary of the battle with the Shawnees in which the Cherokee chief was killed. The grave is on the farm of Mr. Cooper, two miles north of Russellville.
Rain fell on nine days in August to a depth of 3.50 inches, against 3.24 inches in 1896. The average for 10 years is 4.19 inches. The highest temperature, on the 29th, was 93 and the lowest, on the 16th, was 55. In the past 20 years, September has only been very dry twice.
Misses Frances and Russell Wasson went to Richmond Tuesday from Versailles to attend the Madison Female Institute, of which Miss Lloyd has charge.
M/M Sant Doggins have gone to Bourbon County to reside, he having accepted the position of superintendent of Dr. T.C. Collins’ farm near Elizabeth Station.
James Parrish had a well drilled to a depth of 185 feet, and failing to strike water, gave it up as a bad job.
James T. Blagrave sold to Nathan N. Wilson 60 acres of improved land on the Frankfort Pike, 3-1/2 miles from Versailles, at $75 per acre.
J.E. last week purchased (Risque) the residence property of S.M. Branham on Higgins Street for $1,050. He and his family have moved in.
The African-American city school began Tuesday with 65 pupils and since that time 20 more have been added, making a total of 85. Last year the average attendance was 125. The school has a principal and three assistants.
The public city school opened on Monday with 65 pupils in attendance.
September 4, 1919… Mrs. Elizabeth Clark Haley. wife of the Rev. J.J. Haley, passed away in Santa Cruz, Cal, in late August. Mrs. Haley, a sister of former House Speaker Champ Clark, was educated at the K.F.O.S.
Midway High School will open for classes on Sept. 16 and Supt. McChesney says he will insist on regular attendance in order to comply with the law. Miss Annie Stagg is principal this year and head of the language department; Miss Elsie Potter has domestic science and mathematics; Mrs. Stella Davis has 8th grade; Miss Lelia Nave has 7th grade; Miss Alice Baxter, 6th and 5th grades; Miss Sallie Pates, 4th and 3rd grades; Miss Denton has 2nd grade and Mrs. Brannock has primary.
Ben M. Thompson, who lives near Lock #5, while handling hay, was bitten by a snake. He came to Versailles with a badly swollen arm and received medical treatment.
Miss Routh Clarke begins teaching in Lebanon on Monday.
Two Woodford boys, Jack Montgomery and Floyd McCauley, were winners of the bronze triangle at Camp Daniel Boone last week. Of 150 boys at camp, only 37 qualified for this honor which is given for certain physical, mental and moral tests.
The Macey place on South Main in Versailles was sold in late August to Ward Macey, of Indianapolis, for $10,700.
Miss Henrietta Jackson, daughter of M/M A.H. Jackson, was married Saturday to Roy H. Krabill, of Ohio, in a ceremony at St. John’s Church, officiated by the Rev. George H. Harris. M/M Krabill will be at home in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Miss Berta Slone, of Louisville, has begun her duties as visiting Red Cross nurse and will make her home at Mrs. Cotton’s on Rose Hill.
The Logan Helm Memorial Library, which has been closed for several weeks during the absence of Mrs. Edwards, librarian, opened Monday.
September 5, 1941... Bill Portwood, son of Charlie Portwood, of Midway, is a sophomore on the U.K. football team for 1941 and is expected to start at end. Noah Mullins, of Versailles, star halfback who made two touchdowns from kickoffs for the Wildcats last year, is a nephew of Portwood. U.K.’s nine game schedule includes V.P.I., Washington & Lee, Vanderbilt, Xavier, West Virginia, Alabama, Georgia Tech, Southwestern and Tennessee.
An interracial service, with the cooperation of all the churches in Midway, will be held Thursday night at the A.M.E. Church. The Rev. William M. Clark, of the Midway Presbyterian Church, will deliver the message with ministers from the other churches on the program. This is the third annual service of this kind which was originated by the Rev. S. Lynem of the A.M.E. Church.
Among those from Midway who attended the Cincinnati-St. Louis baseball game last Saturday and saw Lon Warneke pitch a no-hitter for the Cardinals, were Tom Roach, Julian Walden, C.H. McLemore, Owen Rouse, Bob Hicks and Owen Rouse Jr.
Ten Woodford men who have been employed and are repairing the Park & Tilford plant and office building are Sherman Columbia, Taylor Maye, Elgin Duncan, James Hancock, John W. Robinson, Ambrose Wilson Jr., Oscar Blades, Ollie Poynter Montgomery, Henry White and James William Estes. M/M Estes moved this past week to one of the Wallace Apartments on Gratz Street. Desmond Beam, of Midway, has been signed as a distiller and Mrs. Katherine Uttinger is employed at secretarial work.
Mrs. Lyman G. Barrett, wife of the Clipper publisher, has resigned as public health nurse for Wayne County to accept a position on the staff at Woodford Memorial Hospital.
Miss Louise Riddle, 17, daughter of M/M Herman Riddle, was taken to St. Joseph Hospital Wednesday and was listed in serious condition. She and her mother had become ill, apparently from some sort of ptomaine poisoning.
The trustees and executives of the K.F.0.S. are studying this year the advisability of establishing a junior college in conjunction with the Orphan School in Midway. For the current term, from over 300 applicants, 230 girls have been accepted.
Miss Mary Allen Stout has been added to the VHS faculty for this school year and will teach in the junior high school. Classes were slated to begin on Sept. 10 at the high school and the day before at the grade school in Versailles.
Midway High is expecting the largest enrollment in its senior class in history. A class of 17 or 19 is the largest any Midway citizen can recall, and this year’s class may have 27 members.