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The Way We Were

  • Light bulb sets housed tobacco on fire; barn destroyed

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 20, 1966

    The Selective Service had confirmed that it was ordering pre-induction physical examinations for all men in the 26 to 35 age bracket and classified as 1A and 1A0, single or married men without children.

    The national recheck could possibly produce about 50,000 potential draftees, about one month’s worth in terms of this moth’s draft call.

  • ’67 Chevy Nova sparks memories for ACHS librarian

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 13, 1966

    The Optimist Club team was to meet the Lions Club team for the county championship in the Little League football tournament Sunday at the Anderson High field. The Optimist Club defeated the Rotary Club team the previous Sunday 26 to 7 in the first tourney game. The Lions team drew a bye.

    Second records were: Optimist 3-1; Lions 3-1; Rotary 0-4.

  • HODSON, THOMPSON NAMED SIDEWALK DAYS ROYALTY

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Oct. 6, 1966

    New officers of the Eastern Star Chapter of Lawrenceburg were installed.

  • IBRA HILL’S YELLOW POPCORN ‘POPS IN THE FIELD’

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 29, 1966

    A/3c Coley Moffett, son of Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Moffett, took parachute training at Fort Benning, Georgia. Upon completion he was to report to Keesler Field, Mississippi

    Charles Woods accepted a position with the City Waterworks as manager at the City Disposal Plant. He was associated with Edwards Sausage Company for the past 11 years as a truck driver.

    Beulah Sparrow was chosen as 4-H girl of the week.

    Mike Hostetter was chosen as 4-H boy of the week.

  • Officer Chad Cox received commendation

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Sept. 22, 1966

    Filming had begun on “The Flim Flam Man.” A crew of about 150 had invaded Lawrenceburg a couple of weeks before and began their work of creating various sets to be used.

    Even though it was rainy this week, they filmed scenes in Cartinhour Grocery a couple of days before moving on to West Jackson.

    More than 400 people had signed up to be extras, but the studio personnel said they only needed 100.

  • HENDRY WINS BOB-O-LINK GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Jan. 13, 1966

    Wanda Drury, student at Anderson High School and winner of the Fair Beauty Contest the previous summer, was to compete in the Kentucky Fair Association Beauty Contest to be held in Louisville.

    Sixty girls from throughout the state were expected to take part. Drury was to be accompanied by her mother, Mrs. Susie B. Drury.

    Thursday, Sept. 15, 1966

  • SLEEPING INTRUDER IS NO GOLDILOCKS

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 17, 1966

    Mayor John Giles received a check for $700 from 20th Century-Fox studio, payable to the city for 22 days of filming of “The Flim Flam Man” movie here.

    In a letter to the council, Lew Tate, location department head for the studio, said the check represented 22 days of filming at $25 a day plus six construction days for interfering with parking on the streets, loss of revenue and inconvenience to the city.

  • PERPETRATORS EVEN TOOK THE KITCHEN SINK

    50 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, Nov. 24, 1966

    First Lieutenant Chester G. Cox, son of Frank P. Cox, Route 1, and the late Mrs. Cox, received the Army Commendation Medal while serving with the 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam.

    The Alton Grocery was purchased by Haskell Gregory and his son Billy John Gregory of Sinai.

    Clarence Sparrow formerly owned the grocery.

    Mrs. Walter Smith suffered a severe cut over her left eye and numerous bruises all over her body when she fell down the basement steps at her Stringtown home.

  • YOUNG LEFT THE BANK AND WAS OFF TO THE RACES

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 1, 1937

    Paul Waddell and Edward Sweasy, who went on a jaunt to Miami, Florida, Feb. 14, were to return on the upcoming Sunday.

    Lin Mountjoy reported the sale of 10 Kelvinators in the month of March. Local buyers included E. B. Cartinhour, Mrs. Lucien McBrayer, Blakemore McBrayer, Kerb Woods, Jim Goff, John Edd Sweeny, Frank Donnell, Marvin Gaines, Walter Smith and one out of town.

    A county committee on 4-H Club work was organized.

  • Four Anderson High students governor’s scholars

    80 YEARS AGO

    Thursday, April 8, 1937

    At a meeting of the county board of education in Anderson County Superintendent C.T. Ward’s office, teachers for both county high schools and all rural graded schools were appointed for 1937-38.

    Teachers at Kavanaugh were: Mrs. C. W. Kavanaugh, Aileen Boggess, Martha Bruce Boggess, Mrs. C.T. Ward and Dave Lawrence.

    At Western High the teacher were Mrs. J. B. Sweeney, Ezra Sparrow and Robert B. Turner.

    In the rural districts, the graded school teachers were appointed as follows: