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March 23, 2023

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Thursday, March 23-March 29, 2023 828-248-1408 Rutherford Weekly - Page 3 The month of March has been home to many historical events over the years. Here's a look at some that helped to shape the world in March 1923. • March 1: March 1 becomes March 1 in the Kingdom of Greece, which offi cially abandons the Julian calendar in favor of the Gregorian calendar. Prior to the transition, what is now March 1 in Greece would have been February 16. • March 4: American President Warren G. Harding signs the Agricultural Credits Act, which provides for the establishment of regional banks to offer loans to farmers. • March 4: The Anti- Flirt Club is launched in Washington, D.C. The club is founded to protect young women and girls from unwelcome attention from men in automobiles and on street corners. • March 6: Ed McMahon, who would gain fame as the beloved sidekick of late night talk show host Johnny Carson, is born in Detroit, Michigan. • March 9: General Secretary of the Soviet Communist Party Vladimir Lenin suffers his third stroke in less than a year. Lenin would pass away in January 1924. • March 12: Lee de Forest, an electronics engineer whose work is considered vital to the dawn of the Electronic Age, demonstrates his new system in which sound is recorded directly on to fi lm so viewers can see and hear content simultaneously. The invention is dubbed the "Phonofi lm" and is used to create more than 200 short fi lms. • March 14: Pete Parker handles play-by-play duties for the fi rst ice hockey game ever broadcast on the radio in its entirety. The game is a contest between the Regina Capitals and the Edmonton Eskimos of the Western Canada Hockey League. • March 19: Lord Carnavon, the man who fi nanced the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, is bitten by a mosquito in Egypt. His death within two weeks of a resulting infection and blood poisoning would become the fi rst of several to be dubbed the "curse of the pharaohs." • March 23: The popular blended Scotch whiskey Cutty Sark is introduced in Great Britain. • March 29: The streets of Paris are lined with thousands of mourners for the funeral procession of French actress Sarah Bernhardt. Bernhardt was known as a versatile talent, even taking on the role of the male lead in an adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Hamlet." • March 31: The fi rst dance marathon in the United States ends at the Audobon Ballroom in New York City at 9:57 p.m. Alma Cummings outlasts all competitors after 27 hours of dancing. Smith's Drugs has sold more than 53 copies of the book "It's About Jesus" 45 copies of "Heart On Wheels", the book about Tommy Hicks have sold. Classified Ads.........................22-23 Rutherford County Weather...........16 Fast Way Oil Kids Corner...............17 Community Calendar.....................17 Business & Services Directory........7 Obituaries................................18-19 Local Churches............................15 Outdoor Truths................................9 I n s i d e T h i s W e e k I n s i d e T h i s W e e k A shadowbox full of Logan's memorabilia. Jan Cook photo. Continued from front page. He has no complaints, although he suffers from Agent Orange, was hospitalized, had heart surgery, later a pacemaker and is also a survivor of prostate cancer. Logan says he has had a good life. He is living it for the Lord. Among his proudest moments as a Vietnam veteran came about two and a half years ago when he participated in the Blue Ridge Honor Flight program and was able to fl y to Washington, DC with a group of other veterans to view all the war memorials and receive recognition for their time spent in the service. When the veterans got off the airplane in Asheville after their Honor Flight, they walked into the airport terminal and saw something they had not expected. "I started crying. When we came back from Vietnam no one was there, but this time everyone was there waiting for us. I couldn't believe it. My wife, children and grandchildren. I didn't think they would be there for us. They were there. We were home." Doug and Victoria Logan. Photo contributed. 100 Years Ago This Month: Historical events from March 1923 ALL KINDS OF ALL KINDS OF DISCOUNTS & DISCOUNTS & SPECIAL SPECIAL PROMOTIONS PROMOTIONS NEW EXTENDED HOURS! O P E N M O N .-F R I . 7:30A M -6P M S AT. 8A M -4P M ©Community First Media Community First Media 356 East Main St., Lawndale 704-538-0508 Mon-Fri. 7:30am-6pm; Sat. 8am-4pm Locally Owned & Operated FRIDAY, APRIL 14 FRIDAY, APRIL 14 10AM-3PM 10AM-3PM CUSTOMER CUSTOMER APPRECIATION APPRECIATION PRO DAY PRO DAY MARK YOUR MARK YOUR CALENDAR! CALENDAR! MAKE PLANS TO JOIN US FOR OUR ANNUAL EVENT!

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