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Clippings from the Blue Grass Clipper

October 24, 1941… More than 400 persons attended the open house staged by the Cogar-Rumley Co. at the recently comp1eted residence belonging to M/M C.B. Wilson in Midway. The Clipper crowed a bit because they heavily advertised the event. Lyman Barrett, Clipper owner and editor, observed his 50th birthday and mused on things he had seen and done in those years. The greatest impression, obviously, was his participation in what he called “one of the world’s most ferocious wars.”

A fine water well was recently brought in by G.R. Wallace near his home on Highway 62, just southwest of the Midway city limits. The vein was tapped at 70 feet.

L&N trains #19 and #16 will make their final run through Midway on Oct. 25. Trains #15 and #20 will continue to operate daily, with #20 passing through Midway enroute to Lexington at 10:39 a.m. and #15 passing through here enroute to Louisville at 5:18 p.m.

The Oct. 26 issue of the Courier Journa1 has scheduled a feature on “Woodford County’s remarkable system of roads.”

As of Oct. 23, there were over 4,000 barrels of new whiskey stored at Park & Tilford’s plant in Midway and 300 barrels were arriving daily. No old whiskey has been stored here yet.

Southern Pacific Railroad, headquartered at Spring Station in Woodford County, has sent $62,000 to the sheriff for 1941 franchise taxes. Of this total, $30,000 goes to the common school fund and $32,000 to the county.

M/M Carl Thomas and son, of Jett Station, moved Saturday to the Wallace apartment in Midway.

The wedding of Miss Margaret Purdom, of Hazard, and Marshall Allen Dawson, son of Mrs. A.B. Dawson, of Versailles, was solemnized Oct. 4 at the Christian Church in Hazard. John Willmott, of Versailles, served as best man. The bride was a UK graduate and a teacher in Versailles. The groom is Woodford’s county attorney.

County officials reelected include Wilmot Carter, county agent, whose salary will be augmented by $1,500 by the county; W.E. Cox, county infirmary receiver and superintendent, with a salary of $850 for the position and $150 for the latter; and Dr. J.P. Holt, who will be paid $225 for being county physician.

Because of the new law permitting the military discharge of soldiers over the age of 28, R.W. Lacefield Jr. and Elmer C. Downey have both received their honorable discharge.

The recently completed city well near the water works will provide at least 60 gallons per minute, according to recent tests. The well is not needed at present and was constructed to take care of any emergency that may arise in the future.

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