Today in Martinsville-Henry County History: Thursday, October 6

Today is Thursday, October 6, the 279th day of 2022. There are 86 days left in the year.

In the Henry Bulletin in 1922: Brown’s Warehouse—Tobacco sales are improving daily: our general average price yesterday, $33.35 per cent. Bring us your next load and get the best prices while the deal is good. Your friends, JM & JB Davis.

Also 1922: The parent-teacher meeting was well attended last Friday evening in the school auditorium. Interesting and sensational stereoscopic images were shown by the Chairman, Reverend CH Phipps. There were images of remarkable landscapes, natural phenomena, and public buildings in both the Old World and the United States.

1947: WASHINGTON (AP) — An unprecedented “self-sacrificing” offensive against hunger in Western Europe was sparked today by President Truman’s call for food sacrifices as an “American contribution to peace.” Mr Truman has asked all citizens to go without meat on Tuesdays, eggs and poultry on Thursdays, and keep one slice of bread a day.

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1972: Phillip Jones, 11, 609 Colonial Drive, Collinsville, is a brilliant sixth-grader with an intense interest in the environmental movement. He and a few cousins, Mark, Sidney and Bonnie Jones, have formed a “Save Our Environment” club and are rushing with various projects to raise funds.

Also 1972: The Collinsville Recreation Center is offering three new classes that members might be interested in. Beginner’s Bridge will begin on October 9, Charm and Etiquette on October 9, and Women’s Exercise Classes on October 10.

1997 : An angry angry steer was caught this morning after escaping from his owners and leading Henry County Sheriff’s Department deputies on an all-night chase, sheriff’s officials said this morning. “From what I understand, someone was trying to wean him off his mother, and he just went ballistic…went crazy and ran away after that,” said Sgt. Steve Pegram at the Henry County 911 Emergency Dispatch Center this morning.

These excerpts are from previous editions of the Martinsville Bulletin from publicly available microfiche archives at the Martinsville Branch Library.

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