July 1931 PDF Print
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JULY 3, 1931
Willie Gravens and Oakley Washington took charge of the Glasgow-Burkesville Bus Lines Wednesday morning, to be effective immediately, having taken it over from the Consolidated Coach Corporation.
Joe, the 4-year-old son of Attorney C. B. Latimer, was visiting his grandmother at Eldorado, Illinois recently and, while explaining to his grandmother about his neighbors and playmates, he told her that Mr. and Mrs. Ross Settles lived in the house with them.  The grandmother asked, “Have Mr. and Mrs. Settles any little boys and girls for you to play with?”  “No,” replied Joe, they don’t have any little boys and girls ‘cause they are Democrats.”
Buford Wood’s House Burned on North Jackson.  The residence of Mr. Buford Wood, out the North Jackson Highway, almost immediately across from the Community Hospital, was discovered on fire at 2:00 a.m. yesterday morning and the fire alarm was turned in.  But the fire being almost one-half mile beyond the city limits, and at 2:00 in the morning, the house was practically consumed before the fire boys could get there.  The result was that the splendid two-story house and contents were practically all destroyed.   The children, who sleep upstairs, were not at home, else it is quite probable they would have been burned.  We are not informed as to the value of the house but, as stated above, it was a splendid two- story house and was filled with furniture.   Mr. Wood is said to have insurance, which will go far toward replacing the loss.
Carroll Eugene is the name of the new son born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holmes.  It is hard to decide just who is the proudest – Father Roy or Great-grandfather Dee since this is Dee’s first grandchild.
Warehouse Extension Nearing Completion.  The addition to the Planters Warehouse, which has been under construction since early in the spring, is nearing completion. It is 172’ x 172’ and, of course, contains more than 31,000 square feet of floor space.  It is also said that the Samson Tobacco Company will build a large addition to their warehouse by the time the fall sales begin, but we are not fully informed on this subject.
From Bristletown:  Our school will begin the first week in July, with Ariminta Smith of Temple Hill teaching.  According to a report from Mr. Demman Brizzle, a new well has just been drilled on the school grounds. 

JULY 9, 1931

John Baker, a single colored man 34 years of age, of Summer Shade, was killed Tuesday when an electric light pole fell on him.  He is said to have been terribly crushed by the pole, but he did not die instantly.  He was rushed to the hospital here, where he died shortly afterward.
We Supplied the Speakers.  Tompkinsville and Burkesville were patriotic last Saturday, the “Glorious 4th,” and celebrated in grand style.  In Tompkinsville, the new Methodist Church was filled to overflowing .  Judge Basil Richardson, of this place, was the orator for the occasion, and we all know the job was well done.  In Burkesville, the town was full and Mr. C. B. Latimer was the orator, and this is guarantee enough that the job was done to a queen’s taste.  In fact, so well were the people pleased, we received a letter from a Burkesville official who said he “did not know there was such a speaker in Kentucky as Mr. Latimer.”  Glasgow is proud to have furnished the speakers for both occasions.
Born Monday to Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Travis of Temple Hill was a fine boy, Joe Lane.-----Mr. and Mrs. Paul Greer were the Sunday night guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. U. G. Boyles at Tompkinsville.
The 4-H Clubs of Barren County held their annual 4th of July picnic on the Rotary- Scout grounds.  One of the important features of the day was the organizing of a county club whose purpose would be to take care of the business for all the clubs as a whole.  Officers elected were:  President, Harmon Barlow of Lees Seminary; Vice-President, Wilson Jewell of Lucas; Secretary-Treasurer, Minnie Wilkinson of Temple Hill; Directors: Katherine Young of Lees Seminary; Anna Katherine Evans of Coral Hill; Eldora Harlow of Bethel; and Wilson Britt of Lucas.
Post Office Business Increasing.  In the face of this great depression, the receipts of the Glasgow Post Office continue to increase.  During the first six months of 1930, the receipts were $12,214.66, but in the first six months of 1931, receipts were $13,197.14, an increase of about eight percent.  In the month of June 1931 alone, receipts were $2408.09, by far the best June this office has ever had.   This is “official,” so it does not look like the “Depression” is ruining Glasgow and the surrounding counties.

JULY 16, 1931

Young Lady Is Very Critically Ill.   Miss Elizabeth Grant Akers, 14-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Akers, is afflicted with tumor of the brain, and it is thought best to take her to a specialist in Philadelphia.  Yesterday morning Mr. and Mrs. Akers, with a trained nurse, left with her for Philadelphia, and it is expected that an operation will be performed as a last resort to save her life.  Her friends are anxiously awaiting the result, hoping that the surgery will be successful.
A new Buick Company, incorporated at Frankfort a few days ago, is composed of William R. Dickinson, Brents Dickinson Sr. and Miss Lizzie Dickinson.  This company takes over the Buick Garage, with W. R. Dickinson as manager.
Home Brew Raid.  Acting on a warrant, Policeman Gene Wooten, Sheriff Tom Barlow, Deputy Sheriff Will Barlow, and Deputy Sheriff Luther Lowe made a raid on the home of Will Mosby on the J. B Rogers farm about 2-1/2 miles west of Glasgow and captured 64 quarts of home brew buried in glass jars in the ground.  This is the first time that Mosby has been arrested, and he is out on a 10-day bond as the date of his trial has not yet been set.
Business Good with Washington Manufacturing Company.  The Washington Manufacturing company has purchased three additional factories:  Cookeville, Sparta, and Fayetteville, Tennessee.  These are being renovated and enlarged preparatory to manufacturing overalls, pants, shirts, etc.  The factory at this place is running full blast, with 175 hands at work and every machine going full tilt.
Valuable Barn Burned.  Mr. O. D. Barrett, of Summer Shade, Route 1, lost his barn and contents Sunday night, July 5, by lightning.  Two sheep and much personal property were burned.  A new barn 25 feet away was saved only because it was covered by metal and the rain was pouring down.  A year ago Mr. Barrett lost 17 fine sheep by lightning, and four years ago, he lost the best cow that he had – also by lightning.  It sure looks like Mr. Barrett has had more than his share of loss by lightning.

JULY 23, 1931

New School Building Progressing Nicely.  All the brick work is finished on the new High School building, and it is expected that the roof will be put on this week. 

The foreman assures us that they expect to finish the building in time for the school opening on September 1.  This building is not so roomy as the graded school building which is on the lower left side of the lot.  While it may be a few feet larger, from end to end, the ground floor has nothing but the auditorium, while the graded school has a full floor with a number of rooms in the basement.  The new building is going to be an attractive affair when the grounds are cleaned off, the ground sodded, and the drainage taken care of.
Mr. Hughie Froedge had the misfortune to have a brick fall from the new school building last week, striking him on top of his head and making a bad cut.  His hat saved him from a serious injury, and he is able to be back at work.

JULY 30, 1931

The Glasgow Country Club was formally opened last Friday.  The Club is located on the Harry Norris place on Maple Driveway.  A new club house has just been completed and furnished.  The many expert golfers in attendance were very complimentary of the course and predicted great things for the Club.  More than 250 members and friends teed off for a game on the opening day.  Dr. Clifton Follis, past president of the Club, has already shot the course in a 42, the best yet made by a local golfer.
Hiseville House Burned.  The residence occupied by Mr.and Mrs. J. T. Winlock was burned Wednesday of last week while the candidates’ speaking was in progress at that place.  Cause of the fire is unknown and, when discovered, it was past redemption; however, Mr. Louie Fisher, a member of the Fire Department here, saved a large part of the contents.


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