Early Files

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By The Staff

130 years ago

Nov. 3, 1880

Against new president

Our dispatches indicate that James A. Garfield has been elected President of the United States.

This result we cannot help but think this a disgrace to our civilization, a public scandal, a national disaster. No man with such a record as Garfield’s as never before been a candidate for the presidency, and his triumph is well calculated to throw discredit on popular intelligence and to weaken faith in the discriminating justice of the American people.


75 years ago

Nov. 1, 1935

County votes ‘yes’

Marion County producers of corn and hogs who participated in the nationally conducted referendum to determine if farmers wanted to continue the A.A.A. corn-hog program, voted in favor of the federal control plan for 1936 by a ratio of 48 to one. According to G.H. Karnes, County Agent, a total of 238 farmers said “yes” on the new contracts and only five voted “no”.


Democratic club organized

The organization of a Young Men’s Democratic Club for Marion County was affected last Friday when an enthusiastic group of men between 24 and 45 years old, affiliated with the party, attended a meeting at the American Legion Club.

Officers chosen were: Spalding Southall, president; Everett Burdette, vice-president; L.L. Penick, treasurer. Frank L. Chelf, local Democratic campaign chairman, presided.


Lebanon wins again

The Lebanon High School moved one game nearer to a season of no defeats last Friday by scoring an unexpected easy victory over Taylor County High on Johnston Field, 40-0.


Judge is recovering

County Judge G.C. Spalding, who has been confined to bed for several weeks by illness, was able to be out Wednesday and spent part of the afternoon at his court square office.


45 years ago

Nov. 10, 1960

Kennedy wins here

Marion County voters, after a brief flirtation with President Dwight Eisenhower and the Republican Party, returned Tuesday to the Democratic column, giving John F. Kennedy a majority of nearly 2,100 voters.


Cashier to retire

Miss Mary Lee, cashier at the telephone company’s local business office, will retire Jan. 1 after 42 years’ service with General and its predecessor companies. She began work for the Lebanon Home Telephone Co. in 1919 and remained with the local system through several owners.


Miss O’Sullivan honored

Miss Christine O’Sullivan, bookkeeper and cashier for the J.J. Newberry Co., was honored last night by the Business & Professional Women’s Club as “Busniness Woman of the Year.” She also was presented an American Cancer Society award in recognition for her long services to Marion County’s annual Cancer Crusade.


Lake gets crappie

The Marion County Sportsmans Club Lake near Calvary received 1,000 crappie from the State Department of Fish and Wildlife. Representatives of the state agency released the fingerlings on Monday.


40 years ago

Nov. 5, 1970

Plans drug campaign

The newly-organized Marion County Drug Education Committee is hammering out a program for Marion County that will focus attention on the dangers of drug abuse. F.W. Southall is chairman and Joe Price is vice-chairman.


New business opens

The Kard Korner, featuring Hallmark Cards for all occasions, is now open for business at the Main Street building, formerly occupied by Corner Drug Store. Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Peake are managers.


Peterson in India

William O. Peterson, son of Mr. and Mrs. William B. Peterson, Loretto, recently arrived in north central India as a Peace Corps trainee. He will be in India two years, and will be in an area where there is no electricity.


To head vets group

Mrs. Jim Wooldridge was elected president of the Kentucky Veterinary Medical Association Auxiliary for the year 1970-71 at the annual meeting at Stouffer’s Inn recently.


30 years ago

Nov. 6, 1980

Carter wins county

Republican Ronald Regan may have swept the electoral vote across the country but he was soundly defeated in Marion County. President Jimmy Carter received 3,577 votes-60 percent of the 5,997 votes cast in the county. Regan received 2,126 votes, or 35 percent of the votes cast.


Don’t wear hoods

The president of the Lebanon branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) asked Marion County Fiscal Court Wednesday to pass an ordinance prohibiting the Ku Klux Klan from wearing hoods in public in the county.