CLIPPINGS FROM THE BLUE GRASS CLIPPER
July 1, 1920… The Clipper was informed this week that all phone service in the county outside of Versailles and Midway has been discontinued. The work of removing the poles, etc., will be started at once. Winners in racing and jumping contests at the Sunday school picnic included from Midway, Chester Bain, Wade Littrell (3 contests), Leslie Childes and Florida Wilson; from Versailles, Gaylen Bell, John Farra (2 contests), the Rev. E.C. Lacy, Bruce Mullane and Billy Mac Jesse; from the county, B.F. Foraker and Flora Tate. W.P. Dugless, who has conducted a grocery store in Cogartown for the past two years, sold his stock and fixtures this week to Charles McNay. The former German Defense Minister says that compliance with the Allied order for disarmament would lead to chaos and civil war in Germany. Dr. and Mrs. Halley entertained with a swimming party and picnic supper Sunday at the pool of Woodburn cottage in honor of their niece, Miss Alice Burt, and her wedding party and other guests Davis E. Watts Jr., 37, son of Davis E. Watts Sr., died Thursday at his home on Lexington Street in Versailles after a long illness. He leaves a wife, two children, his father, two brothers and a sister. Services were conducted at the Christian Church and burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. William Moore, of Mortonsville, was nearly killed Monday when he stepped in front of an auto driven by a Frankfort woman. When the machine neared the corner of Main and Lexington streets, the woman blew two signals on the horn and indicated, by signal, the direction the car was going. Mr. Moore stepped in front of the car, evidently not hearing the signal. The woman quickly turned the steering wheel, but not enough, and the fender knocked Moore to the street, inflicting a 3-inch gash on his head. By turning the wheel, the machine ran onto the sidewalk in front of Glass’ Store and thus saved Moore’s life. Dr. J.P. Holt quickly dressed Moore’s wound and assured everyone that the wound was not serious. Mrs. Mary Jane Prather, 67, widow of J.T. Prather, died at her home in Clover Bottom on Friday night after a long illness. She leaves four sons and a daughter. Burial was in the Versailles Cemetery. She was a member of the Clover Bottom Baptist Church. Tax Commissioner George T. Fishback attended a four-day convention of tax commissioners last week in Frankfort. The convention was for instruction in the new tax law passed by the recent legislature.