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25 years ago Record & Landmark Jan. 13-19, 1995

“The YMCA of Iredell County will offer a ‘I Tried Scuba Free’ class on Sunday, Jan. 15, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Persons 12 years of age or older may participate, however, all persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.” (1/13)

“Statesville refused to give up in the final period and put 22 points on the scoreboard to erase the East Burke lead and take control of the game to win 52-50. East Burke scored 14 points in the period.” [SHS trailed 36-30 end 3rd period; Addie Holbrook 25, Taryn Ramsey 10] (1/15)

“Charles Worley, manager of the Statesville ABC Store, retired as of Dec. 31, 1994. Worley served as manager of the store since February 1981. He helped with the beginning of the mixed beverage sales in the Statesville area.” (1/16)

Leadership Statesville program: “One of the program requirements for Leadership graduation is the participation in and completion of a community project. This year’s group has chosen to plan and develop the Tourist Information Center to be located in the depot.” (1/17)

Photo: “North Iredell farmers drove their tractors and other farm machinery to the Old Courthouse Tuesday evening to protest the rezoning of land in the area for a Lowe’s Distribution Center.” [Commissioners approved the rezoning by a unanimous vote.] (1/18)

“William D. Mashburn, Iredell County’s public health director for over 16 years, has announced his retirement effective April 1, 1995. Mashburn was appointed on Nov. 13, 1978. He succeeded Dr. John Harvey Nicholson, DDS, who retired in August of 1978.” (1/19)

50 years ago Record & Landmark Jan. 13-19, 1970

Iredell County Cosmetologist Guild, Affiliate 40: “It was announced that Mrs. Doris Williams had been chosen to represent the North Carolina Cosmetology Guild at the International Convention this spring in New York City.” [1 of 3 from NC] (1/13)

“Dr. Charles Law told representatives of the three school units and Statesville and Mooresville chambers of commerce that this county can have a technical center to serve high school students if it is willing to bear most of the cost.” [NC Dept. Public Instruction] (1/14)

Photo: “Bill Meadows of the Statesville Balloon Club and Bob Lee, a new member making his first flight, are shown as they descended east of Statesville off East Broad St. Ext. Wednesday. The flight was from Melson Sales and Service at Barium Springs.” (1/15)

“Howard J. Doyle, Statesville, forester with the Hardwood Research Council, has been elected to his second three-year term of the North Carolina Forestry Association’s Board of Directors. The Association, founded in 1911, is one of the oldest in the country.” (1/16)

SHS 42, Stony Point 19: “In the girls game it was never close as the Greylasses built a 6-0 lead, then rolled to a 12-4 first quarter margin. Leigh Thompson dumped in 17 points to lead all scorers. Statesville lead at halftime by 34-16 and just kept building onto their lead.” (1/17)

R.A. Moye outgoing pres. Statesville Merchants Association: “With Statesville in the enviable position of being the central crossroads of the Piedmont, there is only one way that we can go and that is up.” (1/19)

75 years ago Statesville Daily Record Jan. 13-19, 1945

Pvt. Irvin McGuirt seriously wounded Luxembourg: “McGuirt was attached to an infantry unit of the First Army which suffered so many casualties after the German breakthrough, December 16.” [Battle of the Bulge; wife gets letter from him 1/15] (1/13)

Lt. Joseph Henry Miller KIA England Jan. 2: “Miller piloted a Flying Fortress with the Eighth Air Force. Miller entered the service in February 1943 enlisting in the Air Corps Reserve while a student at North Carolina State College.” (1/15)

“Pfc. Hugh B. King is connected with an engineer unit, which built highways into Russia from Iran, to permit passage of material from this country. Lately, he has been driving a truck along the same route, these trips taking several weeks.” (1/16)

Pvt. David A. Deal MIA Dec. 16: “Deal entered the army in November 1943 and went overseas with the infantry this past autumn. His last letter was received six weeks ago.” (1/17)

“Bristol Johnson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Johnson, has been killed in action. Johnson was a member of the Navy and is understood to have been at sea when killed.” (1/18)

Cpl. William P. Tayes MIA Germany Dec. 24: “He was attached to the Seventh Army with the 48th Armored Division and has been overseas since May 1944.” (1/18)

“Pfc. Glenn Bolick is missing in action in Belgium. The Bolicks live in the Bradfords Crossroads community.” (1/18)

“Cpl. Mary A. Reid is spending a two-week furlough at home. Cpl. Reid is a code instructor in the ground school at Kirtland Field.” [WAC; Albuquerque, NM] (1/19)

100 years ago Landmark Jan. 13 and 16, 1920

Carpenter-Davis Hospital open on South Center St.: “Dr. F.A. Carpenter has charge of the eye, ear, nose and throat work; Dr. J.W. Davis general surgery. Miss Laura Turner is secretary and treasurer of the business. Miss Elizabeth Hill, who saw service as a nurse in France, is operating room nurse. Miss Emma Louis is also employed as nurse.” (1/13)

Local textile and furniture labor unions on streets Saturday afternoon: “The cotton mill men, about 200 in number, led the parade. The furniture union men, 250 strong, followed. The textile men carried a banner supporting the union men of the cotton mill in their strike. The furniture men carried a banner expressing their sympathy with the textile men.” (1/13)

“Statesville and Iredell men who served in the great war. Either in army, navy or marines, are forming an American Post of Legion here. A charter has been applied for.” (1/16)

“Mrs. C.L. Cruse and Mrs. G.L. Balance entertained the Ina McCall Anderson Sunday school class of Broad Street Methodist church. The class for the past two years has been supporting a surgical bed in the Huchow hospital in China. The class decided in addition to this work to bear the expense of an orphan at the Methodist orphanage in Winston-Salem.” (1/16)

“Miss Ruby Fraley, who recently returned from France, left yesterday for Charlotte. Tonight she will leave for a trip to Washington, Baltimore and Philadelphia.” (1/16)

125 years ago Landmark Jan. 17, 1895

“Another cold snap swooped down on this neck of the woods Saturday evening, and Sunday morning the mercury was about zero. It was severe all day Sunday.”

Mooresville: “In consequence of the severe cold the attendance at the churches last Sunday was small.”

Statesville Cotton Mill stockholders meeting report: “There are at present 180 looms in the mill, 120 of which are geared and 90 running. About 20 hands are employed. There has been some difficulty in getting a supply of yarn, but within the next ten days the number of hands will be increased to 35 or 40. Six thousand spindles will be bought and put in as soon as possible.”

Suggestion that Fourth Creek Cemetery’s rock wall be replaced by an iron fence: “This strikes The Landmark as a very sensible idea. The rock wall is not good to look at nor is it more effective, if as much so, in preventing trespassing on the grounds as an iron fence would be; while a neat iron fence would add much to the beauty of the cemetery and its surroundings. We trust the exchange will be successful.”

“Parties who remit stamps to this office will send ones and twos. We have no use for 5, 8 and 10 cent stamps.”

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