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Defying bad luck on Friday the thirteenth, 1949

Posted on July 13, 2018 | in Uncategorized | by

Defying bad luck on Friday the thirteenth, Mrs. Robert Babbage, standing, Lexington Leader society reporter, looked through a dictionary in the Leader newsroom on Friday April 13, 1949. Other newspaper employees included, Betty Clardy, standing in background, promotion department, Mrs. Robert Mattingly, center, proofreader, Mrs. James L. Pace, at typewriter, a Leader reporter who said she didn’t believe in a Friday the thirteenth curse, but wouldn’t leave the newsroom until the ladder was removed. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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