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October 30, 1919… A fairly large crowd greeted Hon. Matt S. Cohen at the Amusu Theatre in Midway Oct. 24 when he appeared and spoke on behalf of Gov. Black. Cohen flailed away at Black’s opponent, Edwin P. Morrow, saying the “P” stood for promising. A large Democratic majority was predicted.

Henry L. Martin Jr., on Oct. 23, purchased the Bell farm of 186 acres, located partly in Scott and Woodford counties and about three miles from Midway. Price paid was $32,550, or $175 per acre. The J.E. Mitchell place was offered the same day and was taken down when the highest bid was deemed unsuitable.

Dr. A.J.A. Alexander, chairman of the Kentucky Forward League and admitted leader of all temperance forces in Kentucky, came out this week strongly in favor of Gov. Black’s election to a full four-year term.

Captain and Mrs. Field Harris and baby, accompanied by Mrs. Harris’ mother and sister, Mrs. Naomi Chinn and Miss Ruth Chinn, left Thursday for San Francisco. They expect to sail shortly for the Philippines, Captain Harris having been ordered there for a three-year tour of duty.

The People’s Board ticket for Midway City Council lists L.F. Sutherland, W.A. Gatrell, Vernon Sutton, Samuel L. Gatrell, Bethel Murray and W.E. Risque.

R.L. Sutton sold to Mrs. Nannie Boston the “Blagrave place,” 11 acres, for $10,500.

C.B. Sullivan & Company sold to William and Hardin Field the “Fairgrounds” property, 73 acres, for $25,000.

W.H. Railey sold 42 acres, near Faywood, to Marion Cox for $15,000.

Buford Twyman sold to Judge Mulcahy his home on Rose Hill for $9,500.

Ulysses Turner and John Y. Rout sold at auction the place on North Main known as the “Rout place” for $7,500. They had paid $6,500 about a year ago.

Chilton A. Reid, 80, died at his home near Troy on Oct. 24 and was buried at Wilmore. Woodford relatives included nephews, Joe and J.S. McDonald, D.J. and Chilton A. Howard; nieces, Mrs. Davis Watts Sr. and Mrs. Robert Baker; and a sister, Mrs. Burilla McDonald.

October 31, 1941… F.E. Morancy, unopposed candidate for the state Legislature, was chosen to head the Woodford County Farm Bureau at the Oct. 30 meeting. Morancy succeeds Jack Steele, who was made treasurer. H.E. Sellers is the new vice president.

Mrs. Sarah Clarke Oltmans, Presbyterian missionary to Japan, is expected to arrive in San Francisco in early November on her way back to Midway. She has cabled her mother, Mrs. Jennie Clarke of Midway, to say that she is safe and on board the steamer Paiyo and will stop in Honolulu briefly. Mrs. Oltmans is returning to America due to war conditions in the Orient. Mrs. Oltmans first went to Japan 26 years ago and has been a teacher at a boys’ school. Her sister, Miss Evelyn Clarke, is a teacher on the Midway High School faculty.

Midway and Versailles officials are to be elected in Tuesday’s balloting and all are unopposed. Midway’s councilmen seeking reelection are J. Howard Rouse, D.S. Richardson, H.A. Harper, Joe Lehman, R. Breeden and John Boots will be elected to replace W.G. Dennis, who moved from the city. In Versailles, Dr. W.C. McCauley is up for reelection as mayor; David J. Howard seeks reelection as police judge; councilmen, Ward 1, are James S. McDonald, James Y. Edwards and Charlton H. Graves; and in Ward 2, Eugene Barnes, W.B. Tillett and John H. Edger.

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