The Columbia High School Class of 1948

(Transcribed from the pages of The Adair County News.)

Wednesday, August 20, 1947, page one

City Schools Will Open Sept. 1

The Columbia Schools will open the 1947-1948 school session on Monday, September 1. Pupils will be dismissed before noon the first day and it is important that all who intend to enter be on hand...

The members of the faculty of the Columbia [High] School for the coming year are: H.R. Kirk, Superintendent; Miss Mary Lucy Lowe, High School Principal; ...[and] Miss Frances Russell, Mrs. J.W. Walker, Mr. James Woody, Mrs. J.W. Flowers, Mrs. Joe Hutchison, Mr. John Burr, Miss Willie Rosenbaum, Mrs. Demaree Richards, Mrs Frances Shivley, and Mrs. Maxine Antle...The commercial teacher has not yet been employed... [A later article stated Mrs. Richard Cheatham was hired in early September as the commercial instructor.]

Wednesday, October 15, 1947, page one

Senior Play Will Be Given Oct. 21

The senior class of Columbia High School will present its annual play entitled "Grandpa's Twin Sister," on Tuesday evening, October 21, at 7:30 in the school auditorium. The play is a three act comedy written solely to entertain and it will do that.

Grandpa, enjoying poor health and the thrill of ordering folks around, is surrounded by a bunch of waiting relatives (waiting for his money)--Clara and her husband, Louise and her prospective bride-groom, and others. You'll hear and see the cook, Maggie, who wants a husband to the extent of investing ten dollars in a mail order matrimonial bureau, and Betty, the granddaughter, who wants no money, but most of all desires Dr. Wyatt, who insists on calling her a child. Then, you won't be able to overlook the Widow Williams, who pursues Grandpa as insistently as he tries to avoid her. Scotty McPherson, the answer to Maggie's ad, and Collins, a smart lawyer, complete the cast. Where is the twin sister? The real fun begins when the twin sister appears on the scene.

The following seniors make up the cast: Tony Clarke, Inez Lawless, Chan Taylor, Juanita Tutt, Billy Walker, Gladys Combest, Carl Hughes, June Hendrickson, Mary Ruth Page and Ralph Reece.

Wednesday, November 12, 1947, page one

C.H.S. Opens Basketball Season Next Tuesday

The Columbia High School Red Hounds open their 1947-48 season playing Taylor County High on the local floor Tuesday night, November 18...

Clyde Bryant and Sam Wilson are certain starters for the local team with the other positions to be picked from B. Keys, T. Matthews, Watson, Finn, M. Keys, Walker, Stephenson and Henry...

Wednesday, May 5, 1948, page eight

C.H.S. Senior Class Visits Great Smokies

The Senior Class of Columbia High School accompanied by Supt. H.R. Kirk and their sponsors, Miss Willie Rosenbaum and Mrs. J.W. Walker, enjoyed a two day trip through the Smokey Mountain National Park Thursday and Friday of last week. The trip was made in two Shortway buses.

Places of interest visited were Norris Dam, Knoxville, Gatlinburg, over the trans-mountain highway through Chimney Tops to New Found Gap and Clingman Dome Tower, where the elevation is 6,643 feet. They traveled thence to Cherokee Indian Reservation, Lakes Sauteelah, Cheoah and Calderwood, and through the Nontahala Gorge in Nantahala National Forest via Bryson City, Topton, Tapoco, Maryville and Knoxville.

The weather was perfect and everyone had a good time.

Wednesday, May 12, 1948, page eight

Junior-Senior Banquet Given Friday Night

Members of the C.H.S. Junior Class entertained the Seniors at a banquet on Friday evening given in the school gymnasium.

The theme for the evening, "Merry-Go-Round of Life," was carried out in the decorations, menu and program.

Attractive crepe paper decorations converted the gymnasium floor into a carnival midway on which the tables were placed which seated about one hundred and thirty pupils and faculty members.

Mrs. W.J. Flowers, guest speaker, spoke interestingly on the subject chosen as the theme for the occasion.

The guests were welcomed by Thomas Matthews, toast master. Hollis Watson, president of the Junior Class, gave the address of welcome, and the response was made by Garen Bybee, a senior. "The Big Nose Gang," a group of junior boys, sang two numbers. Doris Browning told the fortunes of members of both classes. Libby Maupin, as tight-rope walker, gave a skillful act accompanied by Willie Kathryn Caldwell, as a clown. Girls of the junior class sang two pleasing numbers.

Mrs. Demaree Richards, sponsor of the junior class, directed the program and Mrs. B.E. Shivley and the Home Economic girls served the banquet.

Wednesday, May 12, 1948, page one

Commencement Planned At C.H.S.

Baccalaureate Service Will Be Held Sunday Night With Rev. T.D. Everett Preaching.

H.R. Kirk, superintendent of the Columbia Public Schools, announces the following calendar of events for the closing of Columbia High School:

Friday evening, May 14--Piano recital by pupils of Miss Margueritte Stansbury, at 7:30 o'clock.

Sunday evening, May 16--Baccalaureate service at 7:30 o'clock for graduating class. Rev. T.D. Everett, pastor of Columbia Methodist Church, will deliver the sermon. Rev. W.H. Moody, Rev. Robert Altman and Rev. A.C. Wyckoff will also have a part on the program. Special music will be provided by a chorus of high school girls.

Tuesday evening, May 18--The Senior Class will present the class night program, "Between The Bookends," at 7:00 o'clock.

Thursday evening, May 20--The Commencement Exercises will be held at 8:00 o'clock. Dr. Chester R. Phillips, instructor of Religious Education, Lindsey Wilson Junior College, will deliver the address to the graduating class of seventy-four pupils.

All these events will be held in the school auditorium and the public is cordially invited to attend.

Wednesday, May 19, 1948, page one

Win Scholastic Awards At C.H.S.

The highest scholastic standing of any senior in the class of 1948 to be graduated from Columbia High School Thursday, May 20, was achieved by Mrs. Robert White, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sandusky, of Columbia. As valedictorian of the class she will be awarded the Lindsey Wilson Scholarship for scholastic achievement. In addition to this honor Mrs. White was elected by the senior class and faculty as the Good Citizenship Girl to receive the DAR. certificate of award presented by the Kentucky Chapter DAR., and the Good Citizenship Medal presented by Jane Lampton Chapter D.A.R.

Miss Mary Ruth Page, who achieved the second highest scholastic standing, will graduate as salutatorian of the class of seventy-four. Miss Page, who is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. N.M. Page, Cane Valley, also received second rating in the Good Citizenship contest.

Both of these talented young ladies have been pupils in Columbia High School for the past four years. According to members of the faculty they have been thoroughly dependable and cooperative in school activities as well as in scholastic achievements. They are to be congratulated on their meritous achievements. [Photographs of Mrs. White and Miss Page accompanied this article.]

Wednesday, May 12, 1948

(from an ad for the Brown Drug Co., Columbia)

Gifts for Graduates

Stationary, 59 to $2.50

Pearls, $3.00 to $12.60

Sheaffer Pens, $3.50 to $17.50

Rings, $6.00 to $83.94

Watches, $30.00 to $47.50

Box candy, $1.50 to $4.00

Bracelets, $2.00 to $14.40

Perfumes & colognes, $1.00 to $11.50

Earrings, $1.00 to $6.00

Wednesday, May 19, 1948, page one

Baccalaureate For C.H.S.


Commencement Exercises Will Be Held Thursday Evening

With Dr. Phillips As The Speaker.

On Sunday evening, May 18, Rev. T.D. Everett, pastor of the Methodist Church, delivered the baccalaureate sermon to the class of 74 students who will graduate from Columbia High School on Thursday evening. Rev. Everett spoke from the subject, Marks of a Real Person." In his discussion he pointed out four ways in which a person may achieve the standards of a real person, namely--to think, to love, to serve and to honor God.

Other ministers having a part in the service were Rev. A.C. Wyckoff, who gave the invocation; Dr. W.H. Moody, who read the scripture and offered prayer, and Rev. Victor P. Henry, who pronounced the benediction.

"Oh Mighty Land" from "Finlandia," by Sibeluis, was sung by the high school chorus of girls. The congregation sang two hymns, "Come Thou Almighty King," and "Love Divine."

Supt. H.R. Kirk presided at the service.

Class Day Program

The class day program was presented on Tuesday evening by the graduates. The theme of the program, "Between the Bookends," gave the class an opportunity to arrange an attractive stage setting. A row of large "books" provided the stage background.

The Salutatory address by Mary Ruth Page and Valedictory address by Mrs. Robert White were given by the students who ranked second and first in the class.

The history of the class entitled, "Snips and Snaps," by Carl Hughes; "Glory Grabbers," by Tony Clarke; the class poet, Joye H. Jones; the prophet, Ernestine Coomer; the testator, Rachel Willis; the giftorians, Ceola Rowe and Jeannie Keltner; and a book of advice on how to influence teachers, by David Claycomb, were cleverly presented.

Juanita Tutt, as Silverfish, and Kathleen Dehoney, as Bookworm, Eura Nell Webb and Marie Dunbar, as bookends, were important characters in the production.

Miss Willie Rosenbaum and Mrs. J.W. Walker, sponsors of the graduating class, directed the program.

Commencement Exercises

Commencement exercises will be held at 8:00 p.m. Thursday in the school auditorium with Dr. Chester Phillips, of the Lindsey Wilson Junior College faculty, delivering the address.

Wednesday, May 26, 1948, page one

74 Get Diplomas At Columbia High


Dr. Chester Phillips Delivers Commencement Address At Annual School Exercises.

On Thursday evening, May 20, diplomas were granted to seventy-four graduates of Columbia High School.

Dr. Chester Phillips, of the Bible and Religious Education Department, Lindsey Wilson Junior College, delivered the commencement address to the class and a crowded auditorium was filled with interested family and friends. Dr. Philips, who spoke on the subject, "To Build A Life," outlined a plan of living that will in the end produce a life of satisfaction. Practical thoughts on philosophy and religion were offered the class.

Rev. Victor P. Henry offered the invocation and Rev. Robert Altman the benediction.

Miss Elva Goodhue, regent Jane Lampton Chapter D.A.R., presented Good Citizen-ship awards to Mrs. Daisy Sandusky White and the History Medal to Miss Doris Jean Browning. [A related page one article stated the History award "is presented to the high school Junior...who writes the best essay on a patriotic subject."] Rev. Victor P. Henry presented the Lindsey Wilson Scholarship to Mrs. Daisy Sandusky White, the valedictorian of the class.

Miss Mary Lucy Lowe presented the class to Supt. Herschel R. Kirk, who assisted by the class sponsors, Miss Willie Rosenbaum and Mrs. J.W. Walker, gave diplomas to the following graduates.


Allene Collins Aaron, Norman Aaron, Buddy Robert Antle, Tyler Alexander Baker, Margie E. Ballou, Stella McKinney Ballou, Betty Jean Bardin, Stephen Tyler Bow, Margie Burris,

Freeda Bernice Burton, Marcella Burton, Geren Franklin Bybee, Emogene Campbell, Gordon Anthony Clarke, David Ray Claycomb, Mary Martha Collins, Gladys Merine Combest, Ernestine Coomer, Louis_ Beatrice Coomer,

Mary Hazel Cravens, Edwin Russell Cundiff, Mary Kathleen Dehoney, Mildred Jean Dillingham, Marie Dunbar, Emily Cain Edwards, Martha Hubbard Gaskins, Lynwood Goff,

Avon Faye Hadley, Mildred Harmon, Louise Alda Hartford, Addie Mae Hendrickson, Arthur June Hendrickson, Tom Ed Holmes, Charles Edward Hood,

Carl Hughes, Ruby Carol Hutchison, Mildred Jeffries, Joye Hayven Jones, Mildred Mae Jones, Ronald Cravens Kelsay, Martha Jean Keltner,

Maurice Keys, Inez Lawless, Nelda Sue Lloyd Rowe, Margie Wooten Moore, Martha Dean Murrell, Mary Ruth Page, Frank Woodson Paxton, Wilma Allene Pelley, Frank Kenneth Powell, Ralph Turner Reece, Myradine Rice,

Ceola Rowe, Charles Edward Rutledge, Kenneth Scott, Veneer Shepherd, Robert Thomas Short, Maxwell Curtis Simpson, Madaline Sparks, George Houston Stephens, Oletta Faye Sublett, Bobby H. Squires, Lucille Chandler Taylor,

Jessie Tupman Shirley, Juanita Tutt, Anetna Hobson Walker, James William Walker, Jr., Jessie Imogene Watson, Eura Nell Webb, Frances Lucille Wesley, Daisy Sandusky White, Annie Rachel Willis, Eugene Hugh Young and Charles E. Antle.

[Transcriber's note: In a list of the graduates of the Class of '48 provided to by classmate Bea Coomer Beard in September 2005, the following two additional names appeared: Pat Lancaster Callison and James Page.]

The following veterans have been granted diplomas by Columbia High School during the year 1947-1948:

Delbert Ray Ballard, Lester Carmon, Ralph Cooley, Jr., David Owen Eubank, James B. Furkin, Ples Grimsley, Robert Price Hancock, James Nathan Hood, Audra Redford Jessie, George T. Keltner,

Archie Kimbler, Paul Ray McKinney, Edwin Merritt, Joe Willie Montgomery, Thurman C. Scott, Lee Harris Smith, Noel Guthrie Strange, Albert Grier Stroup and William Silas Turner.

The following pupils of Columbia High School made all A's during the school year 1947-1948:...Twelfth Grade--Allene Aaron, Gladys Combest, Mary Ruth Page and Daisy Sandusky White.

Wednesday, June 16, 1948, page one

22 Adair Girls Entered In Beauty Contest

Twenty-two of Adair County's prettiest young ladies will compete in a beauty contest and style show Wednesday night, June 23, at the Columbian Theatre.

Costumes will be furnished by Wooten's, The Style Shop, Lany Bray & Co., Lerman's and Willis Dress Shop. A Bulova watch will be awarded the winner.

The following are entered in the contest: Misses Ina D. Tupman, Eura Nell Webb, Yvonne Lawhorn, Jeanetta Allison, Chan Taylor, Ellynor Vance, Peggy Morris, Ernestine Coomer, Juanita Tutt, Eleanor Bridgewater, Elizabeth Maupin, Peggy Caldwell, Emily Cain Edwards, Louise Nankivell, Mary Ruth Page, Jean Dehoney, Joann Jones, Jeannie Keltner, Mary Snow Daughtery, Anetna Walker, Beatrice Montgomery and Willie Catherine Caldwell.

[A page five article in the June 30 edition stated the contest was won by Miss Yvonne Lawhorn, a member of the C.H.S. Junior Class. "She was modeling a 'Bobby Brooks' sun suit from the Style Shop."]

Wednesday, June 16, 1948

C.H.S. Graduates Enlist In Navy

The Navy Recruiting Station at Campbellsville, Ky., announced today that the following named men who graduated from Columbia High School this year have enlisted into the Naval Service for a three year period: Carl Erdice Hughes, son of I.D. Hughes; Frank Kenneth Powell, son of Frank O. Powell; Ronald Cravens Kelsay, son of S.E. Kelsay, and Ralph Turner Reece, son of Mrs. Lizzie Jane Reece, re-siding in Montpelier. These men will be entered into the school of their choice upon completion of recruit training. They chose Airman School and were transferred to Naval Training Center., Great Lakes, Ill...

Wednesday, June 30, 1948, page one

C.H.S. Annuals Arrive

The Columbia High School annuals for 1948 have arrived and are at the home of Mrs. W.J. Flowers. All students who ordered annuals are asked to call for their copy at once.

[The engagements and marriages  noted below  are those found in the pages of the Adair County News from July, 1946 through December, 1949.]

Wednesday, August 6, 1947, page one


Miss Daisy Janeth Sandusky, only daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Sandusky, and Mr. Robert White, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.B. White, were united in marriage on  Thursday afternoon, July 31, at Somerset, Ky.

The vows were read at the Christian parsonage by Rev. L.D. Fisher, who used the single ring ceremony. They had no attendants...

Mrs. White is a junior at the Columbia High School and Mr. White is a student at Lindsey Wilson Junior College...

After spending a short honeymoon at Cumberland Falls, the young couple returned to Columbia and are making their home with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sandusky.

Wednesday, March 24, 1948, page one


Miss Jessie Caldwell Tupman and Mr. James Edwin Shirley were married Saturday, March 6, at 11:00 a.m., by Rev. Simpson B. Rowe, and the wedding took place in his home in Russell Springs. After a short motor trip to Knoxville, Tenn., the couple returned to Columbia.

Mrs. Shirley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tyler Tupman, of Cane Valley. She will graduate from Columbia High School in May.

Mr. Shirley is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Shirley, of Bliss. He is a graduate of Columbia High School and Lindsey Wilson Junior College and is now employed as a farmer.

From an ad in the October 15, 1947 issue

Columbia High School / Senior Class / Will Present Their Annual Play/ "Grandpa's Twin Sister" / Tues. Evening, Oct. 21 / In School Auditorium / At 7:30 O'Clock / Admission......... 25 and 35.

Wednesday, May 14, 1947, page one

C.H.S. Seniors Entertained at Meadow Hill Inn

One of the most pleasing school events in the history of Columbia High School was the banquet given at the Meadow Hill Inn on Friday evening by the Junior Class for the Senior class, faculty and members of the school board. The impressive new dining room was attractively arranged with a variety of bright colored spring flowers and rainbow colors were shown in program booklets.

After a delicious dinner which was served to more than one hundred people, an interesting program was given by the host class.

The theme for the meeting was placed in "Holiday Inn" with Carl Hughes as toast master. He introduced the program with a discussion of Happy Holiday. Geren Bybee spoke on "Swing It," in a welcome address. Lois Petty responded, using the subject, "Rehearsal." A number of junior girls sang a chorus and Marie Dunbar and Mary Ruth Page continued the theme.

Mildred Dillingham and Ruby Hutchison sang, "The River of Roses" as a duet and Mrs. Joe Hutchison, speaking on the subject, "The Downbeat," compared the director's signal in an orchestra to a commencement occasion. The "Goodbye" was led by Gladys Combest and sung by Edwin R. Cundiff, Ralph Reece, Frank Paxton and Carl Hughes.

Wednesday, July 7, 1948, page eight


Miss Gladys Combest, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.J. Combest, of Garlin, became the bride of Mr. Gene Murrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murrell, also of Garlin, on Friday afternoon, June 25, at 4:00 p.m.

The ceremony was performed by the Rev. Harold W. McDaniel, at the parsonage. Both bride and groom are graduates of Columbia High School.

Immediately after the ceremony the young couple left for a short trip through Southeastern Kentucky.

Wednesday, August 11 1948, page three


The wedding of Miss Marcella Burton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Burton, of Christine, and Mr. W.E. McQueary, also of Christine, was solemnized at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 24, at the parsonage with Rev. Harold McDaniel officiating.

The bride was dressed in a grey suit with black and white accessories. Her corsage was of red roses.

Their only attendants were Mr. and Mrs. Nelson McQuaide, sister of the groom, of Columbia.

The bride is a graduate of Columbia High School, and has been employed in Louisville as billing clerk at Linker's Bakery.

The groom spent eighteen months in ser-vice, one year of which he spent overseas. He is now employed with Ed Vance Plumbing Company, of Columbia.

After a short wedding trip through Eastern Kentucky and Ohio, the couple will make their home near Columbia in an apartment of Mrs. Mary B. Estes.

Wednesday, September 8, 1948, pg. one

Will Enter Harvard

Tony Clarke, son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Clarke, who graduated from the Columbia High School in June, will leave the last of next week to enter the Freshman Class at Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

Wednesday, September 22, 1948, pg. one

Enters Agnes Scott College in Atlanta

Miss Pat Lancaster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lancaster, left Sunday for Atlanta, Ga., to enter Agnes Scott College. She graduated from the Lebanon High School in June.

Wednesday, December 15, 1948, pg. seven

Engagement Announced

Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Jones announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Joye Jones, to Mr. J.W. Hood, of Nashville, Tenn. Miss Jones is a student at Draughon's Business College and Mr. Hood, who was formerly employed at the Wolf Creek Dam, in now employed by the Rock City Construction Co., of Nashville.

Wednesday, December 15, 1948, pg. six

(no headline)

Miss Eura Nell Webb has accepted a position as clerk at the Paull Drug Store.

Wednesday, January 5, 1949, page four


Mr. and Mrs. U.S. Harmon, Columbia, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Mildred Harmon, to Mr. Lewis C. Rogers, son of Mr. and Mrs. U.L. Rogers, of Columbia. The wedding took place Saturday evening, December 18, in Gradyville, at the home of Rev. Reid Thompson with Rev. Thompson officiating.

Mrs. Rogers is a graduate of Columbia High School. Mr. Rogers attended the Columbia High School and at present is engaged in farming.

The attendants were Miss Ellynor Vance and Mr. Lowell Smith.

Wednesday, January 5, 1949, page four


Miss Joye Hayven Jones, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Jones, of Columbia, and John Wesley Hood, of Nashville, Tenn., were married at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 25, at the Tulip Street Methodist Church, in Nashville.

The double ring ceremony was performed by the bride's uncle, the Rev. J.W. Rayburn, of Scottsville, Ky. The bride, given in marriage by her father, was attired in a street length dress of white crepe with black hood and gold accessories. She carried a bouquet of red roses.

Her only attendant was a sister, Miss Faye Rayburn Jones, who wore a gray taffeta dress. Bob Bumbalough [was] best man...

After the wedding Mr. and Mrs. Hood left for a two weeks wedding trip to Florida. Upon their return they will make their home in Nashville.

Wednesday, January 12, 1949, page five

Navy Men Home For Holidays

Columbia had a number of Navy men home for the Holidays. Among them were: Ronald Kelsay ATAA, son of Mr. and Mrs. S.E. Kelsay, who is attending school at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, at Memphis, Tenn.;... Ralph Reece ATAA, in school at Memphis; [and] Carl Hughes ALAA, in school at Memphis...

Wednesday, January 19, 1949, pg. eight


Miss Martha Dean Murrell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Murrell, Columbia, became the bride of Pvt. William Ores Brockman, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Brockman, Corydon, Ind., on Saturday, January 1, at Glasgow, Ky.

The bride wore a grey suit with navy blue accessories. Her corsage was of pink rosebuds. The only attendants were Miss Wilma Pelley and Mr. Edgar Ballou.

The bride and groom are both graduates of Columbia High School. Mrs. Brockman was formerly employed as a switchboard operator with the Southern Continental Telephone Company at Glasgow. Pvt. Brockman is now serving with the armed forces, and is stationed at Camp Breckinridge, Ky., where he is completing his basic training.

Wednesday, February 9, 1949, page four

(in the Cane Valley newsletter)

Miss Mary Ruth Page, who is attending school in Bowling Green, visited her parents over the weekend.

Wednesday, March 9, 1949, page eight

Return to Columbia

Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Hood, daughter and son-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Jones, have returned to Columbia to make their home. Mrs. Hood has completed her course at Draughon's Business College, Nashville, Tenn. Mr. Hood has returned to his work at the Wolf Creek Dam.

Wednesday, March 30, 1949, page one

Essay Contest Winner

Miss Mary Ruth Page...was notified Saturday that she was one of the four winners in an essay contest sponsored by the Kentucky Electric Co-op Power and would receive an electrical appliance valued at $300.00...

She was also invited to attend a banquet at The Brown Hotel, in Louisville, on Tues-day night where Vice-President...Barkley will present the prizes to the winners...

[She] is now attending Western Teachers College, at Bowling Green, Ky. She is majoring in English and expects to study journalism.

Wednesday, April 20, 1049, page one


Miss Doris Jean Triplett, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Triplett, of this city, and Mr. Ralph T. Reece, son of Mr. and Mrs. Parvin Reece, Montpelier, were married on March 19, at Russell Springs. The Rev. S.B. Rowe was the officiating minister.

Mrs. Reece attended Columbia High School and has been employed here. Mr. Reece is a graduate of Columbia High School and at the present time is serving in the Navy, stationed at Memphis, Tenn., where he is attending school. After completing his course, Mrs. Reece will join her husband.

Wednesday, July 20, 1949, page one


Miss Kathleen Reeves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank C. Dehoney, of Columbia, and Mr. Charles Reeves, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Reeves, of Tompkinsville, Ky., were married at the Baptist Church in Albany, Ky., at 4:00 o'clock Saturday afternoon, July 16, with the Rev. H.C. Lollis officiating. They were accompanied by Miss Kese Popplewell and Mr. David Dohoney.

Mr. and Mrs. Reeves left immediately after the ceremony on a short motor trip through Tennessee and are now residing in Russell Springs. Both will enter Georgetown College in the fall.

The bride is a graduate of the Columbia High School and attended Lindsey Wilson Junior College. The groom, who served in the Armed Forces during the recent war, graduated at Lindsey Wilson in June...

Wednesday, August 29, 1949, page ten


Mr. and Mrs. A.C. Willis announce the marriage of their daughter. Miss Rachel Willis, to Mr. Marshall Cundiff, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Cundiff. The wedding took place in Covington, Ky., on August 17.

Mrs. Cundiff, a graduate of the Columbia High School, is employed at the Adair Beauty Shop. Mr. Cundiff is in the garage business with his father.

Wednesday, September 7, 1949, page one


Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Pelley announce the engagement of their daughter, Wilma Allene, to Mr. James Edgar Ballou, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Ballou, of Columbia, Ky.

Wednesday, September 14, 1949, page one

Leave for School

Miss Pat Lancaster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lancaster, Billy Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Walker, and Geren Bybee, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.F. Bybee, left Sunday for Lexington, where they will enter the University of Kentucky.

Wednesday, September 14, 1949, pg. four


Mr. and Mrs. Amos Bardin announce the marriage of their daughter, Betty Jean, to Lyman Bottom, son of Mrs. Edith Bottom, of Russell Springs.

The wedding took place in Columbia at the home of Rev. A.C. Wyckoff at two o'clock on Saturday, August 20.

The bride was attired in a white suit with black and white accessories and wore a corsage of red roses.

Their only attendants were Miss Irene Honerkamp, of Louisville, and Mr. Haskell Bernard, of Russell Springs. Miss Honerkamp was attired in pink and wore a corsage of yellow roses.

The bride is a graduate of Columbia High School. The groom is a graduate of Russell Springs High School. He served 19 months with the Medical Corps of the U.S. Army and is now employed with a construction company at Burnside. They are residing at Russell Springs.

Wednesday, September 21, 1949, pg. five


Mr. and Mrs. Amos Coomer, of Louisville, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ernestine, to Mr. Lloyd Morris, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Morris, Sr., of Oneida, Ky.

The ceremony was performed at Franklin, Ky., on February 15, with Mr. and Mrs. David Sharp as their attendants.

The young couple will make their home in Richmond, Ky., where Mr. Morris is employed.

Wednesday, September 28, 1949, pg. one

(no headline)

Mr. Tony Clarke, who has been spending the summer here with his parents, Major and Mrs. Gordon W. Clarke, has returned to Cambridge, Mass., where he is entering his second year at Harvard University.

Wednesday, November 23, 1949, page one


Miss Juanita Tutt, daughter of Mrs. Ann L. Tutt, of Milltown, and William Barton, son of Mrs. M.H. Barton, of Meridian, Miss., were united in marriage on Tuesday morning, November 22, at ten o'clock, at the Columbia Christian Church, with the Rev. L. Metcalfe Miller officiating.

The bride, who was attired in a toast colored suit with brown accessories, was given in marriage by her brother, Garnett Tutt. She wore a white orchid on her shoulder.

Miss Ruby Hutchison, of Bowling Green, was maid of honor... Edward N. Barton was his brother's best man...

Immediately after the ceremony, a large reception was held at Meadow Hill Inn with Mrs. William Walker and Mrs. A.G. Stroup as hostesses...

After a short wedding trip to Louisiana, Mr. and Mrs. Barton will be at home to their friends in Jamestown....

Wednesday, November 30, 1949, pg. one


In the presence of a small number of friends and relatives Miss Wilma Allene Pelley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.C. Pelley,  Columbia, and Mr. James Edgar Ballou, son of Mr. and Mrs. E.L. Ballou, also of Columbia, were united in marriage at 2:00 o'clock at the First Christian Church in Campbellsville, Ky. Rev. E.P. Gast officiated, using the double ring ceremony.

The bride wore a cocoa brown gaberdine suit with dark brown accessories. Her corsage was of orchids.

Mrs. James Baise, Columbia, matron of honor, wore a grey wool suit with brown accessories and a corsage of red roses.

Mr. Harold Britt, Bowling Green, Ky., served as best man.

Mrs. Ballou is a graduate of Columbia High School and has been employed by Hill Service Company, Glasgow, for the past year.

Mr. Ballou is a graduate of Columbia High School and Lindsey Wilson Junior College and is now employed at Handy's Manufacturing Company, at Anderson, Ind.

Wednesday, January 29, 1947, page one

Undergoes Operation

Miss Nelda Sue Lloyd, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Shores W. Lloyd, is recuperating from an appendectomy performed on Friday at the Community Hospital in Glasgow. Her parents accompanied her to Glasgow for the operation and Mrs. Lloyd remained at her daughter's bedside.

Wednesday, February 5, 1947, page one

Adair County Boy Missing


High School Student Left School At Noon Jan. 30,

And As Yet Has Not Been Located.

Norman Aaron, 16 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Aaron, of Glensfork, and a member of the Junior Class at the Columbia High School, disappeared on Thursday of last week and no word of his whereabouts has been received yet by any member of the family or friends.

The youth, said by his companions to be quiet and well‑liked, attended school Thursday morning and contrary to his usual custom of lunching at the school building is reported as having gone to town. Hi failed to return for afternoon classes and when his brother, Alfred Aaron, also a high school student, and others living in the Glensfork section, left for home late in the afternoon, Norman could not be found. Up until the present time his disappearance is entirely unexplained.

He was not seen leaving Columbia and reports from all bus drivers indicate that he did not depart by bus.

His parents contracted local authorities for aid in helping locate the youth and word of his mysterious disappearance was sent to all surrounding towns and cities. It has also been broadcast from a Louisville radio station.

Mrs. Aaron said that an investigation of her son's clothing revealed he must have been wearing two shirts and two pairs of pants when he left home on the morning of January 30. The parents also said he had only a small amount of money in his possession.

Wednesday, February 12, 1947, page one

Missing Youth Found In Northern Illinois

Adair County officers were notified Thursday that Norman Aaron, Columbia High School Junior, who had been missing for ten days, had been located in Waukegan, Ill., a town north of Chicago. 

The youth's father, Ed Aaron, of Glensfork, left immediately for Waukegan and returned here with his son Saturday. Norman returned to school on Monday. 

Wednesday, April 16, 1947, page one

Reader's Digest Accepts Anecdote By Tony Clarke

Tony Clarke, young son of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Clarke, who operate the New Adair Hotel, received a $200 from The Reader's Digest last week for a contribution to the "Life of These Untied States" department. A letter accompanied the check stating that his contribution would appear on page 88 of the May issue.

Clarke is a member of the Junior Class at the Columbia High School, having transferred from the Louisville Male High this past winter. He evidently has marked literary talent.

Wednesday, May 21, 1947, page ten

C.H.S. Juniors Spend Day at Mammoth Cave

Members of the junior class at the Columbia High School, motored to Mammoth Cave National Park on Thursday, where they enjoyed a picnic lunch and trip through the famous cavern during the day.

They were accompanied by the class sponsors, Mrs. J.W. Walker and Miss Frances Russell, and Mr. and Mrs. John Burr.

Wednesday, September 10, 1947, page one


Miss Martha Hubbard and Mr. Ruben E. Gaskins were married on Friday, September 12, by Rev. H.J. Conover at his home in Cane Valley.

Mrs. Hubbard is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Hubbard, of Garlin, and the groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Gaskins, of Ella. He is in service and recently returned from overseas in the European Theatre. She is a student at Columbia High School.

Wednesday, November 12, 1947, pg. five


Miss Margie Wooten and Mr. Delmus Moore were united in marriage Thursday, October 30, at 12:00 p.m. at the Methodist Parsonage, Columbia, by Rev. T.D. Everett.

Mrs. Moore is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Creed Wooten, of Gradyville, and Mr. Moore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Moore, of Gradyville.

Their only attendants were Miss Lois Petty, of Louisville, a cousin of the bride, and Mr. Joe Green, of Gradyville.

Mrs. Moore is a senior at Columbia High School and Mr. Moore is a graduate of Breeding High School and served four and one-half years in the U.S. Army.

After a short wedding trip Mr. and Mrs. Moore returned to Gradyville where they are making their home with his parents.

Wednesday, November 19, 1947, pg. one

V.F.W. War Memorial Dedicated

In spite of inclement weather a large crowd attended the program on Armistice Day planned by Columbia Post 6097 Veterans of Foreign Wars to dedicate the Monument erected last summer at the entrance to Memorial Park honoring the Adair County men who lost their lives during World Wars I and II...

Wednesday, April 21, 1948, page one

Russell Creek Bridge On Highway 55 Collapses


Lumber Truck and Two Occupants Dumped In Flood Waters of Creek As School Bus Starts To Enter Bridge.

A major calamity befell the City of Columbia last Wednesday when the ancient one-way bridge over Russell Creek on Campbellsville Street at the edge of town, collapsed and spilled a loaded lumber truck and two occupants into the stream...

A school bus carrying forty children was waiting for the truck to clear the bridge when it fell into the creek.

Edward Ham, Jamestown, driver of the truck, and Pete Gabehart, 12, Campbellsville, who was riding with him, managed to climb out of the cab and cling to part of the truck which was not submerged until rescued... Charles San-dusky, Jack Williams and W.H. Sandusky, Jr., manned a rowboat and brought the pair to the bank unharmed except for scratches and bruises...

Wednesday, April 28, 1948, page one


Miss Nelda Sue Lloyd and Mr. Marshall Rowe  were united in marriage Thursday, April 15, at 11:00 o'clock a.m., at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Shores W. Lloyd, with Rev. Robert Altman officiating, using the double ring ceremony.

Mrs. Milford Rowe was the bridesmaid and Mr. Milford Rowe served as best man.

The bride was attired in a beige suit with cocoa brown accessories...

Those attending [included]... Miss Wilma Pelley [and] Miss Wilma Dean Murrell...

Mr. Rowe attended Breeding High School and served in the United States Army for three years. He is now employed at the Columbia Motor Co. Mrs. Rowe is a student at Columbia High School and will graduate in May.

After the wedding the couple left for a motor trip through the Smokey Mountains, North Carolina, Cumberland Gap, Virginia and Renfro Valley. Mr. and Mrs. Milford Rowe accompanied them.

Mr. and Mrs. Rowe now have an apartment at the home of the bride's parents.

Wednesday, May 26, 1948, page five

Given Treasure Hunt

Miss Joye Jones entertained a number of guests with a treasure hunt at her home Saturday night. Those present were: Ceola Rowe, Hazel Cravens, Joyce Burton, Faye Jones, Mildred Pickett, Inez Lawless, Audra Rogers, Buddy Antle, and Tony Clarke, of Columbia; Jack Coffey, Hubert Weston, Cordell Roy, Glen Voils and Junior Coe, of Jamestown.

Wednesday, December 11, 1946, pg. four


On Friday afternoon at 1:00 o'clock at Beulah Chapel Brethren in Christ Church Miss Stella McKinney, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene McKinney, of Garlin, became the bride of Mr. Kenneth Ballou, son of Mr. Bill Ballou, also of Garlin. The church was beautifully decorated with ferns and potted flowers. The ceremony was performed Rev. Harold Woglemuth in the presence of approximately two hundred friends and guests.

The bride's only attendant was Miss Lila Ballou, sister of the groom. The groom was attended by Mr. William Talbot Simpson, of Garlin...

Preceding the wedding ceremony Mrs. Harold Woglemuth played the traditional wedding march and the "Because" was sung by Miss Helen Bowers, accompanied by Mrs. Woglemuth.

The bride was dressed in a royal blue suit with black and blue accessories. She wore a corsage of red roses. Miss Ballou wore a pale blue suit with black accessories. Her corsage was pink roses.

The bride is a member of the Junior Class of Columbia High School. The groom is a graduate of Columbia High School. He spent 25 months in the Army, 18 of which were spent overseas. At the present time Mr. Ballou is studying embalming and funeral directing with M.L. Grissom, of Columbia. He plans to enter school in Louisville in the near future.

Immediately after the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Ballou left on a short wedding trip to Mammoth Cave. They are living with the groom's father at the present 

Wednesday, May 26, 1948, page one

Bailey Bridge Open To Traffic

A Bailey bridge of the type used by American Combat troops during World War II has been assembled by the State Highway Deparment at Russell Creek in the edge of Columbia on Highway 55, and is now in use.

The bridge...will serve as a temporary replacement for the old Russell Creek bridge which collapsed during last month...

Wednesday, May 1, 1946, page one

C.H.S. Sophomores Will Present Popular Play

The play selected by the Sophomore Class to be presented on May 7, in the Columbia High School auditorium is "Aaron Slick from Punkin Crick," a rural comedy. A string band and chorus will furnish music for the setting and as a part of the play...

The play consists of dramatic scenes with plenty of funny action and lines interspersed... 25 & 35; Reserve seats, 10.

Wednesday, August 6, 1947, page 1

Move to Columbia

Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lancaster and daughter, have moved from Lebanon to the residence on Wall Street they recently purchased from Mrs. R.B. Dillon.

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 1947, page eight

Waggener - Cravens

Miss Wilma Jean Waggener, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.P. Waggener, and Mr. Paul Cravens, son of Mr. and Mrs. Granville Cravens, of near Sano, were married Sunday night at the home of the bride's parents on Jamestown Street, the Rev. Houston Lanier, of Carrier Mills, Ill., officiating.

Mrs. Cravens is a popular member of the Columbia High School junior class. Mr. Cravens, who served in the Navy during World War II, is studying to be a chiropractor at Lincoln Chiropractic College, in Indianapolis, Ind. He returned there on Monday but his wife will remain here until the close of school in June.

Wednesday, August 6, 1947, page 10

Caldwell - Keltner

Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Caldwell, of Milltown, announce the marriage of their daughter, Ruby, to Mr. Philip Keltner on May 11, 1947, in Jamestown, Rev. W.R. Bradshaw officiating.

Mrs. Keltner attended Columbia High School and will be a senior this year.

Mr. Keltner is a son of Mr. and Mrs. H.M. Keltner and served in the Army two years, being stationed in Germany eighteen months. They are making their home in Columbia, after spending the weekend in Louisville.

Wednesday, November 19, 1947

Rogers - Campbell

Miss Clarice Rogers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Rogers, of Bliss, and Mr. Cordell Campbell, son of Mr. D.G. Campbell, of Hazard, were married on Friday, November 7, by Dr. W.H. Moody at the Baptist parsonage

The a member of the senior class at the Columbia High School. Mr. Campbell is engaged in construction work here.

They left for Louisville after the ceremony for a brief honeymoon.