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Looking back: 60 years ago a study connected smoking with lung cancer

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60 YEARS AGO
December 18, 1952

Vernon Carroll Coulter went home from the District 4-H Tobacco Show and Sale with bulging pockets. He won first prize for his crop.
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Second Lieutenant Carl E. Begley served with the Seventh Infantry Division, U.S.A. in Korea.
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A/3C James D. Thompson was stationed in Florida where he became an outstanding basketball player on the 305th Armament and Electronic Squadron team.
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The British Medical Journal reported a four-year study that showed death from lung cancer increased as smoking increased.
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Births – William Leo to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson (Dec. 4); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Smith (Dec. 13); Joyce Marie to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Blandford (Dec. 8)
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Deaths – Gene Settle Tucker, 84; Roy Semones, 58; Josephine Breckenridge, 88; George P. Merrick, 91; Cornelia Christerson, 90; Herbert Terrence Carney, infant; Samuel E. Hagan

50 YEARS AGO
December 27, 1962

Marian Warren graduated from the Nashville Auto Diesel College in Nashville.
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Jeffrey Settles, 11, was the Washington County winner of the 1962 annual Soil Conservation Essay Contest.
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Mr. and Mrs. Jack Bean observed their 50th wedding anniversary.
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Springfield’s oldest and most prominently known citizen, Martha Ricketts Boulware, observed her 101st birthday.
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Airman Third Class Philip A. Coulter graduated from the US Air Force at Amarillo AFB, Texas.
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Births – a son to Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Benedict (Dec. 21); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Franklin A. Mattingly (Dec. 23); a son to Mr. and Mrs. Johnnie Essex (Dec. 24); Clyne Wayne to Mr. and Mrs. Clyne Lanham (Dec. 24)
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Deaths – Hugh B. Hall; Charles Howard Wheatley, 77; Nellie Taylor, 87; George P. Thomas, 68; Ollie Foster, 74; Joseph Charles Cecil, 81; Della Garrett, 59; Lillie Lewis; William Lee Smith, 86

40 YEARS AGO
December 28, 1972

The large trailer home of Joe Bunch was destroyed by fire on Dec. 21.
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The farm home of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chance near Willisburg was destroyed by fire.
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Anthony Osborne, 5, won a cowboy outfit and a $25 gift certificate in the IGA food stores coloring contest.
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Births – Donna Jean to Mr. and Mrs. Joseph L. O’Bryan (Dec. 21); Trevor Gerald to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Hardin (Dec. 20); Douglas Christopher to Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Osborne (Dec. 20); Katina Mae to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Lewis (Dec. 22); Deborah Denise to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Bell (Dec. 23)
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Deaths – Margaret Smith Newton, 76; Beatrice Linnie Wright, 81; Sudie Haydon Hardin, 65; Janie Sanders, 86

30 YEARS AGO
December 22, 1982

Cathy Parrott, the 1983 Washington County Junior Miss, was the guest speaker at the Springfield Rotary Club.
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The Washington County Commanderettes finished third in the Bethlehem Banshees Christmas Tournament.
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Letter to Santa
Dear Santa,
I would like a penny-racer-car, and a surprise, please. I want to be a Santa when I grow up. Mama said I have the tummy, but I can’t get my whiskers to grow. I love u.
Charles Lee Hardesty
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Births – Kimberly Danielle to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Barnett (Nov. 29); Stephanie Michelle to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Roution (Dec. 2); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Chuck Warren (Dec. 13); William Alexander to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Hohmann (Dec. 12); a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Durr (Dec. 14); Chad Anthony to Mr. and Mrs. Tony Thompson (Nov. 22); Leslie Lavania to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Downs (Nov. 29); Taylor Andrew to Mr. and Mrs. John Begley (Dec. 13)
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Deaths – Robert A. Stumph, 68; Bobbie L. Gray, 62

20 YEARS AGO
January 6, 1993

Computerized jury selection was initiated.
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Kenneth Cox of Springfield enlisted for four years in the US Army to receive training as an aerial intelligence specialist.
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Roberta Hunt was honored with a plaque from the dean of the University of College of Agriculture for her two years of service as extension representative to the UK Ag Alumni Association
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Births – Casandra Danielle to Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Randall Jacobs (Dec. 26)
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Deaths – Mary Edwards Baker, 91; Edgar (Bub) Dean, 79; Steve May, 81; Marvin Thompson, 84; Margie Alice Tapp, 93; Thomas Herschell Willett Jr., 50; Francis Leo Willett, 74

10 YEARS AGO
January 1, 2003

Washington County residents went to bed with rain, but woke up the next morning to a white Christmas.
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Commanderettes had the second best record in the school history in 2002.
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Births – Xavier Nathaniel to Emily and Jason Cheek (Nov. 23)
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Deaths – Annie Helen Walls Hardin, 87; Steven Eric Mattingly, 22; Helen Mills Hill Roberts, 63