Resigns. The Danville Advocate had the following
article about Geo. Joplin, of Danville, well known here:
"Mr. George A. Joplin has resigned as city editor of
the Danville Messenger and will leave the first of the
year for Lexington where he will accept a position with
the Great Southern Refining Company. His brother,
Mr. Vaughn Joplin, has been with the Great Southern for
several months. Mr. Joplin graduated from Old
Centre last year.
Two Buildings of Handsome Design To Go Up On South Main
Street In Spring. Plans have been received for the
Community Church which will be built in the spring
through the efforts and untiring work of the members of
the Methodist Episcopal Church. This structure will
be erected on a lot already purchased on South Main
Street just across from the Ford Garage. Work will
begin, it is said, in the early spring. The plans
call for a magnificent building with every
convenience. There will be recreation rooms,
reading rooms, auditorium, gymnasium, swimming pool,
ladies rest room where people from the country may come
and leave their packages and make themselves at
home. A building of this character has long been
needed in Somerset and it is the duty of our people to
cooperate and assist in its construction. The other
building will be erected by the Knights of Pythias of the
city. It will be built on the lot adjoining the
Candler Hotel and will be a three story modern brick
building. The entire building will be used as a
lodge and club house for Crescent Lodge. The
building, it is said, will cost about $50,000.00.
Passed Over Him. Mt. Vernon, Ky. - John D. Miller,
freight conductor, stepped in front of an engine at
Spark's Quarry. He fell length-wise and the
locomotive passed over him without inflicting a scratch,
but tore off his raincoat and overall jacket.
House Warming. Mr. and Mrs. John N. Trimble invited
quite a few of their friends and neighbors to a house
warming last Thursday evening in their pretty new home in
the Gibson addition. The evening was spent in a
enjoyable manner. Refreshments were served and the
guests were entertained with music and speeches.
Bank Robberies. Bank robbers seem to be on a
successful tour of the state. In the past few weeks
many Kentucky banks have been robbed. The latest is
the Bank of Walton, Ky. Hustonville, Harrodsburg
and other Kentucky towns have also been visited.
Official Here. Mr. F.D. Pelter, General
Superintendent of Transportation of the Southern Railway,
of Chattanooga, Tenn., was in the city last weekend on
business. Mr. Pelter has just succeeded Mr. W.T.
Caldwell. Superintendent Clements brought him up
town and introduced him to several of our business
Mark Converse Goes With Southern League. Mark
Converse, one of Somerset's star baseball players, has
signed up with the New Orleans team of the Southern
League, and will report for duty in February. This
is quite an honor for this young man and we know he will
Now In Peru. A cable has been received from Mr.
Lawrence Brown stating that for the next two months he
would be located in Peru. Mr. Brown has been in
Argentina for the past year. He is representing a
large sugar machinery manufacturing concern.
The Maccabees. At the regular annual election of
the Somerset Tent, No. 13, The Maccabees of Somerset,
Ky., the following officers were elected to serve during
the year 1921: Post Commander, H.F. Hammer;
Commander, Otto H. Girdler; Lt. Commander, Boyd Harrison;
Record Keeper, Wm. B. Gragg; Chaplain, S.H. Orwin; Master
at Arms, Elkin M. Starkey; Sergeant, A.J. White; First
Master of Guards, L.P. Hussing; Second Master of Guards,
Henry W. Ford; Sentinel, Robt. H. Vaught; Pickett, R.T.
Rodgers; Trustee for Three Years, Fred Starkey. The
Maccabees are preparing for a great time in
January. On the second Friday night of January
Somerset Tent is to hold a public
installation and the Ladies of the Maccabees are invited
to attend. State Commander Col. M.F. Elkin and
Supreme State Transfer Deputy J. King Troyer, both of
Lexington, are expected to be with the local Tent and
assist in the installation ceremonies. All members
and visiting Sir Knights are urged to keep this date in
mind and be present.
American Legion Elects Officers For Next Year. Dues
Are Raised To Three Dollars. At a meeting of the
Pulaski County Post American Legion, held Saturday night,
the following offices for 1921 were elected: Post
Commander, Cecil Williams; Vice Commander, Raymond
Stigall; Sergeant At Arms, J.M. Mounce; Post Adjutant,
Ernest Parsons; Finance Officer, J.H. Wesley; Chaplain,
W.S. Taylor; Historian, Dumont Stigall; Service Officer,
Ed Mills and Athletic Officer, Paul Dexheimer. The
following executive committee was elected: Gladstone
Wesley, Harold Kennedy, Brinkley Gooch, H.H. Randolph and
Paul Dexheimer. In order to give the local post
more funds the dues were raised from $2.25 to $3.00 per
year. Dues are payable January 1st. This
includes a subscription to the American Legion
Magazine. A committee was appointed to visit the
Cumberland Sanitarium and to also provide Christmas gifts
for the boys. During the coming year an effort will
be made to enroll a larger membership. There are a
great number of ex-service men in the county who have not
A Poland China sow weighing about 300 pounds strayed.
Finder call No. 323 and receive reward.
Tax Notice. I am forced to make settlement of all
taxes due City and School to date, so this will inform
you that if your taxes are not paid at once your wages
will be tied up or property levied on. Every man
over 21 years of age is a tax payer, so if you have not
already paid your had better pay at once and save extra
cost. This is meant for all; no favorites. Ed
Moore, City and School Tax Collector.
Clerks (men, women) over 17, for Postal Mail
Service. $125 month. Experience
unnecessary. For free particulars, of examination,
write J. Leonard (former Civil Service Examiner), 406
Equitable Bldg., Washington,
Mrs. H.G. Trimble and Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Brinkley of
Decatur, Ill., attended the funeral of Miss Ella Logan.
Miss Pearl Lowenthal spent several days in Danville with
Mr. J.B. Leverage of Barren Fork, Ky., was in town last
Saturday on business. Mr. Leverage says that the
Eagle Coal Company has not been getting out a very large
tonnage on account of several breakdowns but that they
are installing new equipment and will be ready for
operation in full blast by the first of the year.
Miss Nell Otter of Versailles, Ky., spent several days
with her sister, Miss Grace Otter.
Mrs. George Humble of Stearns spent last weekend with Mr.
and Mrs. Geo.
Thomas on Maple St.
Miss Marguerite Bowerman of Stearns is visiting Mr. and
Mrs. George W. Thomas this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Jeffrey spent last Saturday in
Mrs. Harry Soloshin and daughter of Cincinnati have been
guests of Mrs. A.
Mrs. B.C. Heath and daughter of Burnside were in Somerset
this week shopping.
Miss Minnie Erskine of Parkers Lake was in Somerset for
the day Saturday.
A.H. Girdler, proprietor of the Main Street Garage, will
spend Christmas with his mother in Bowling Green, Ky.
James Williams will be home from State College Saturday
for the holidays.
Mrs. Charles Hall is clerking at Williams Drug Store
during the holidays.
Lieutenant O.B. Denney of Philadelphia, Pa., has been the
guest of his aunt, Mrs. R.F. James, on Mt. Vernon St.,
for the last week.
Mrs. Morey Jackson and son of Parkersburg, W.Va., are
visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Dunn.
Mrs. R.G. Williams, Jr., and Miss Barthenia Sallee are
spending several days in Lexington with friends.
Five Is Expert Driver. Probably the youngest
chauffeur in the United States is James Clay Ball, five
years of age, who lives at Whitley City, Ky. This
young man is the son of James Ball, and he drives his
father from Whitley City to Stearns nearly every
day. Some days he makes the trip alone and has
never had an accident. The young fellow can hardly
reach the pedals of the car. When seated behind the
steering wheel he has to reach up over his head to hold
the wheel. This young man has been visiting in
Somerset this week and he told the Journal reporter that
his folks were afraid to drive the car but felt perfectly
safe when he had hold of the wheel.
Inspector Here. Miss McCarty, of the American Red
Cross, Lake Division, was sent to Somerset this week to
visit the government hospital and see how the soldiers
were faring and to help them in anyway she could.
Miss McCarty after a visit to the Cumberland Sanitarium,
said that she was well pleased with the treatment the
boys were getting and the kindly manner in which they
were looked after. She was also very much delighted
to know that the people of Somerset were planning to give
the boys a big Christmas. All donations, such as
fruit, candy, cake, preserves, nuts, games, etc., will be
appreciated and should be left with Dr. Parsons or
delivered in person.
The West Indies. Joshua Jones who recently
purchased seven thousand acres of land in the Dominican
Republic will leave for Santo Domingo the first of
January. He will be accompanied by a wealthy banker
of the state of Oregon. Mr. Jones is receiving
letters from all parts of the United States with
reference to the colony he proposes to establish on the
island. His brother, Edward Jones, is now awaiting
passports to sail for the island. He will go via
New York. Mr. Jones paid $2.50 per acre for the
unfenced land, some of the small tracts cost him as much
as $25 per acre. - Danville Advocate.
Claim Outside Help. The Publishers Auxiliary, of
Cincinnati, in a recent issue said: "The
Pulaski County Republican, Somerset, a five column, eight
page paper, started publication December 10th. The
editor and manager, Roy B. Eads, an experienced country
newspaper man, claims the cooperation of county and state
Out. Mr. M.E. Burton, Jr., has sold his store and
residence in Luretha to Dr. I. Farmer of this city.
Possession given at once. Mr. Burton does not know
what business he will engage in.
Back From Hunting. Mr. J.M. Richardson has returned
from a weeks hunting trip to Bear Lake, La. He says
they had bad weather during their stay and no member of
the party bagged a deer. Mr. Richardson brought
back a beautiful black squirrel hide, which is on
exhibition at the First National Bank.
Pretty Windows. Mr. Harold Kennedy of the Kentucky
Utilities Co., is competing for a prize offered by the
Utilities Co. for the prettiest windows. Mr.
Kennedy has proven himself quite an artist along this
line and has trimmed a window that is attracting a great
deal of attention.
of Election. On the 11th day of January, 1921, from
1 to 3 O'clock p.m., a meeting of the shareholders of
Farmers National Bank of Somerset, Ky., will be held at
their banking house, for the purpose of electing nine
directors to serve for the ensuring year. John C.
The annual meeting of the stockholders of The Citizens
National Bank, Somerset, Ky., for the election of
directors and such other business as may come before them
will be held in the banking house at 1:00 p.m., second
Tuesday, January 11th, 1921. A.A. Basham, Cashier.
Announcement. I wish to announce to the public that
I have returned to Somerset and have taken charge of my
undertaking business. I can be found at all times
in my office on the Square. J.E. Lawhorn.
Party that got box of notions of mine, in error, some
time back, return same to me and get reward. No
questions asked. B.S. Butt.
Mrs. I.D. Thompson of Paris, Ky., is visiting her
daughter Mrs. Hershel Humble.
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Prather have returned from a weeks
trip to Beaumont, Texas, where they visited relatives.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Beaty have arrived from Greenville,
Ohio, where Mr. Beaty has been engaged in the real estate
Mrs. H.C. King and daughter Louise and son Fred of
Lexington, spent last Sunday with H.M. King.
Messrs J.J. McBride and J.A. Dickerson of Louisville were
in Somerset several days last week.
John Cooper is expected home from Yale the first of the
Ben L. Waddle spent several days in Harriman, Tenn., on
business this week.
Mrs. J.L. Hughes left Tuesday for Danville for a visit.
Mr. Harry Simons of Cincinnati, Ohio, was in Somerset on
Charles Owens will arrive from Marshall, Texas, the first
of the week to spend Christmas.
A.J. Crawford, the Ford man, spent several days in
Louisville this week at the Ford factory.
Fred Catron, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Catron, was operated
on at the Somerset Sanitarium Tuesday for
appendicitis. He is getting along nicely.
Mr. C.A. Boyd secretary to Supt. Clements, will spend
Christmas with his parents in Illinois.
Attorney J.M. Perkins of Burnside, was up on business
William Ardery of Paris, is the guest of Robert
Richardson for a few days hunting trip.
B.J. Boland, of Henderson, Ky., was in the city last week
for a few days.
Fred Catron, who is engaged in the automobile tire
business in Louisville, was down home last weekend.
Mrs. India Griffith and daughter Miss Jessie of Stearns
were guests of friends in the city last Saturday.
Jack Converse and Royce Flippin were home from Centre
College last Sunday.
Mr. J.E. Waddle left this week for Huntington, W.Va., on
a business trip.
Mr. and Mrs. John Farrell, Mr. T.P. McElroy and Miss Mary
the funeral of Mr. John McElroy at Danville last
William S. Doyle spent last weekend in Danville.
Mr. Henry L. Guffey was up from Oneida, Tenn., last week
for several days.
Mr. P.G. Kimble, an employee of the First National Bank,
left this week for his home in Hodgensville to spent
Mrs. John Dunlap of Danville is visiting Mrs. William
Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Swaim have returned from a visit with
friends in Cincinnati.
Mrs. Mary Williams and daughter Mrs. Cleo W. Brown, of
Mt. Vernon, Ky., will arrive next week to spend Christmas
with the family of M.C. Williams.