12-26-12 Early Files

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80 years ago
Dec. 16, 1932
Meat house destroyed

The meat house at the home of Watt Briscoe on Hancock Avenue was destroyed by fire yesterday afternoon about 4:30 o’clock, along with all the content which included three butchered hogs. The loss was not estimated and whether or not any insurance was carried is not known.
The fire truck, carrying chemicals, which was called to the scene of the fire ran into a Chevrolet coach, driven by a Goodrich Tire salesman, on the corner of Main Street and Proctor Knott Avenue and was considerably damaged. However, it was able to continue its run to the blaze and rendered assistance.

60 years ago
Dec. 19, 1952

No tip!
A hungry intruder last Saturday night failed to leave a tip after raiding the Glasscock School lunchroom kitchen and dining on a meal of eggs and pie.
Spurning the more financially lucrative principal’s office, the uninvited guest, after gaining entrance via a broken window, went directly to the kitchen for his loot. Apparently unsatisfied after consuming a plate of eggs he cooked for himself, the raider finished off his meal with a piece of cherry pie left from Friday’s lunchroom menu.
Marion County School Superintendent Hugh Spalding said the visitor took nothing except for food.

45 years ago
Dec. 14, 1967
Native at new post

Spalding Southall, a native of Lebanon, now residing in Wilmette, Ill., has been named a senior vice-president of the National Association of Independent Insurers, it has been announced by President Vestal Lemmon.
Southall, who has been assistant manager of the NAII since 1953, has had extensive experience and is widely known in the insurance regulatory field.

30 years ago
Dec. 15, 1982
Jaycees collect cash

The Jaycees collected $630 from motorists in Lebanon this weekend for Toys for Tots. They will be collecting once again this weekend.

Five-Star opens
Five-Star Food Mart has officially opened. Formerly By-Pass Food Mart, the quick-stop gasoline and grocery store is owned by Harold Cecil and David Johnson. The store features regular grocery items, a deli featuring country ham, cheeses, lunch meats and hand-dipped ice cream. There are nine gasoline pumps including diesel on their lot.

20 years ago
Dec. 16, 1992
Orthopedics arrive

Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Greg D’Angelo will become the first orthopedist to open a full-time practice in Lebanon. In conjunction with his arrival, Spring View is spending about $250,000 to expand its services.

Burley market update
Through Monday, Dec. 14, 8,144,162 pounds were sold at $184.01 per cut. At the same time last year, 7,834,147 pounds had been sold at $182.9 per cut.