The Danville Civic League surely will take up the matter of completely ridding Danville of flies and mosquitoes. Many other towns already have declared war on flies and absolutely prohibit their existence in the community. The state Board of Health has issued a warning urging all people to screen their sleeping rooms and houses. Citizens especially are urged not to eat anything upon which flies have appeared. Grocery and meat stores are urged strongly to keep their places screened and to see that no flies touch anything that is sold to eat. These precautions will be enforced more fully when more of a demand comes from the public generally.
David Robinson shot, and probably fatally wounded, Otho Clark in Harrodsburg. Some time ago, Clark and his wife were divorced. He got in trouble last week and was placed under a peace bond. He returned to the house and it was rumored that he might attempt to do violence to his wife. She called in her neighbor, David Robinson, for protection, and when Clark arrived, he assaulted Robinson with a hatchet. Then Robinson shot Clark.
Next Sunday, the Queen and Crescent route will run a special excursion train from Burnside to High Bridge. The train will arrive in Danville on the going trip at 9:25 a.m. and will leave High Bridge at 5:45 p.m. The round trip fare from Danville will be 40 cents. The round trip fare from Junction City will be 50 cents and from Moreland, 60 cents. People will be given an opportunity to see the new million-dollar High Bridge and enjoy the park, where band concerts will be given. A dining hall, swings and shelter houses are provided.
Besides unestimateable inconvenience and minor cases of sunstroke, the drought has caused more than $500,000 worth of damages in Boyle County so far. With the thermometer hitting 100 degrees at 2 p.m., the prospects of relief seem remote. County agents reported at least 50 percent of the corn crop would be lost; tobacco has lost 40 percent; hay, 90 percent; pastures, 75 percent; and gardens, 50 percent. Officials at the Boyle County Welfare Association reported between 25 and 30 calls for aid were being received every day. A survey last weekend showed conditions in the 27-county area were much more serious than first realized.
The first of a series of four meetings to determine the amount of labor available in Danville and the surrounding area will be held at Danville High School. Officials of the Danville Chamber of Commerce and representatives of a large national clothing factory that may locate a branch here, will be in charge of the interviewing of prospective workers. It’s estimated more than 600 women will be employed in the proposed factory, adding between $300,000 and $400,000 to the local payroll. Starting wages of $14 per week will be paid.
The institution of a campaign to terminate the desecration of Federal and Confederate markers and monuments at Perryville Battlefield has been announced. Commonwealth’s Attorney E.V. Puryear is cooperating with County Judge M.J. Farris and members of the sheriff’s office in investigating the defacing of the monuments. The sort of vandalism as breaking off pieces of monuments, and writing names and making scratches on monuments to the noble dead is very reprehensible. Every effort will be made to find the guilty persons responsible.
Boyle County Fire Chief Robert Shelton, who has fought many a fire in other peoples’ homes, almost had one at his own. A person on duty at the McAnly Body Shop on Hustonville Road noticed flames on the front corner of Chief Shelton’s one-story, five-room frame house and called the county fire department. Assistant county fire chief Paul Smock, said crossed wires leading into the front end of the house started a small fire, burning off insulation, and blew all of the fuses in the house. Flames, however, didn’t enter the residence.