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69 YEARS AGO

JUNE 18, 1953

Focus on agriculture

First and Farmers National Bank hired James S. Roser of Fayette County as the bank’s agricultural representative.

He made many friends here when he served as Pulaski County Deputy Agricultural Officer from 1949 to 1950.

happy to be here

Former Governor and former Baseball Commissioner AB “Happy” Chandler will address the Kiwanis Club tonight.

The club cherishes Doyle

Mrs. WG Doyle of Somerset was elected treasurer of the Kentucky Federation of Business and Professional Women’s Clubs Saturday in Ashland.

The Somerset club received the Stabilization Citation for getting every member to renew their membership for the club’s new year.

Let there be lights

Bobtown 4-H Club is planning a pie supper to raise money for school wiring for electric lights.

Ford to recap

Visit the Ford Garage near the railroad shops in Ferguson for expert retreading of passenger and truck tires. W. A, Ford, Proprietor.

Parson in training

John A. Parsons, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ola Parsons, 105 Crawford Avenue, is undergoing basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas.

On the way to the Navy

Barney Lee Carter, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Carter of Valley Oak, and Donald Hansford departed for Bainbridge, Maryland and inducted into the United States Navy. Both are graduates of the Rogers School of Business.

Do you have a problematic case?

See Conrad H. Fey at 116 ½ North Main for all your chiropractic needs. Specialized in problematic cases.

Fagalie’s fracture

GN Fagaly from Burnside broke his arm last week when he was accidentally hit by a boy on a bicycle here.

Biggest crowd ever

Outdoor wrestling bowed out in the city on Tuesday night to perhaps the largest and most enthusiastic crowd ever reported here. The stage was the Pulaski County Farm Pavilion.

Around 450 fans watched Pat O’Brian beat Jim Siksay and Cora Combs defeat Helen Blazes in brutal action-packed matches.

Dr. Bates in town

Dr. James A. Bates, Jr., has joined the staff at Somerset Clinic. The 29-year-old hails from Birmingham, Alabama.

He resides at 114 Richardson Drive.

Crowd to come

Memories of Commodore George Dewey’s destruction of the Spanish Fleet and the exploits of ‘Teddy’ Roosevelt and his Rough Riders will be rekindled on Sunday when United Spanish War veterans from Kentucky gather here for an encampment of Three-day state. The head office will be the Beecher Hotel.

Between 800 and 1,000 veterans are expected.

super sale

Bobby Brooks’ cool summer suits are on sale now for $12.95 at The Fair Store.

Throw away the towel(s)

Rasner Maytag Company, 122 South Maple, offers a 48-piece Cannon Towel Set with the purchase of every Maytag washer.

picking jobs

Many food processing jobs will be available this season in Ohio and Indiana, according to local employment office officials.

Taxman Taylor

Col. William Solander Taylor, a Somerset native who has been on the Louisville District staff of the Internal Revenue Service for 20 years, has been appointed supervisor in charge of an office in the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax Division which will be operated in the Louisville Federal Building.

Colonel Taylor is a brother of Mrs. AW Cain.

Lineman injured

Ebb Looper, 26, Somerset, a lineman for the South Kentucky Rural Electric Cooperative, is recovering in city hospital from injuries sustained after being struck from a pole on Monday morning when his hand came in contact with a 7200 volt line.

Looper and his brother, Jay, were filling in for a transformer near Pence School.

His right thumb was nearly ripped off.

Announced hirings

The Pulaski County School Board employed Miss Dora Decker as secretary to the superintendent; Ms. Regina Correll, Assistant Secretary and Bookkeeper for the Veterans Program, and Ms. Barbara Angel Massey, Secretary to the Attendance Supervisor.

The Frisbie family comes together

The Frisbie family reunion took place at the home of Estel Flynn.

TO REMARK!

Garner’s Barber Shop on South Main will be closed every Wednesday in July and August.

Need for observers

The Ground Observer Corps’ Somerset post may have to be closed due to insufficient volunteers, local supervisor Burrell Howard said after the Knoxville screening center put an air raid warning to rest.

Howard said people wanting to enlist in the Ground Observer Corps can do so by calling 155-R.

Among those who took part in the alert were Howard, James Wilson, James Eastham, Johnny Hartett, Bob Haney and Paul Howard.

“We were able to keep the post on a sketchy basis until 7 p.m. Saturday,” Howard said, “but we couldn’t get enough men to keep it open Saturday night, and only four men were available Sunday. .”

Howard said the post was supposed to have two or three men on duty all the time until the call came in to close the post. He said, however, that “it was absolutely impossible to cooperate with the Air Force with only six men willing to do so.”

The post needs 75 to 100 men and women to do its job adequately, Howard added. He said women can be used on the phone.

All local civic groups should be contacted in an effort to get more observers, he said. If interest is still lacking, the position will be closed.

Pointing out that Russia already possesses a long-range air force capable of launching a highly destructive and possibly devastating atomic attack on vital U.S. communities, Howard said the crucial ingredient in any defense system is the warning time.

Carter sells a building

The state has completed negotiations with Alonzo Carter, Somerset, to purchase a one-story building with full basement on West Mt. Vernon Street for $50,000.

The building, which was once occupied by the Railway Supply Company, will be used to house the district office of the Department of Economic Security.

Judge Waddle has died

Judge Robert B. Waddle, 76, one of Pulaski County’s most beloved and well-known citizens, died at his home on East Oak Street. He served two terms as County Prosecutor and was later elected as a Somerset Police Judge.

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