August 1931 PDF Print
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AUGUST 6, 1931
Mr. Richard Garnett, who has been practicing law in Columbus, Georgia for a number of years, has decided to return to his old home for good.  He is expected at once, and will enter upon the practice of law here.  Having had a number of years practicing in Columbus, he does not come as a new hand, but as an experienced lawyer.  He is an unusually bright young man and will be gladly welcomed back home.
On Wednesday, July 29, at the home of J. H. McMurtrey at Summer Shade, there gathered a crowd of 63 friends and neighbors to celebrate Mr. McMurtrey’s 88th birthday.  They began coming by 10:30 and by the noon hour, the dining room was filled with people and good eats.  Mr. McMurtrey being an old soldier, the porch and dining room were decorated with Americn flags, which decorations were very appropriately aside from the eats which the splendid friends brought.  Mr. Cyrus Edwards, Mr. J. T. Smith and Mr. McMurtrey occupied a table together at noon, the three men having been old comrades together and having had many good times at their National G.A.R. meetings.  This well directed event was under the direction of Mrs. Herbert Cawthorn, one of the near neighbors.
A sword has been presented to the Museum of Kentucky building on College Heights in Bowling Green by Miss LaVelle Evans,  through her father, Fred Evans of Tompkinsville.  This sword was used in the Revolutionary War by one of Miss Evans’ ancestors.  It was stolen during the War Between the States by a slave in the Evans family who was attempting to escape, but when the slave was captured the sword was recovered.
From Lucas:  Following are those who made 95% or above in their school work this first month of the school year:  Elizabeth Britt, Sara V. Barton, Lucille Pitcock, Everett J. Butrum, Paul Austin and Edwin Britt.  So far we have enrolled 78 pupils and our attendance has been 98.1% of the enrollment.
Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Horning are rejoicing over the arrival of a new daughter, Ann.

-----A message to relatives here announces the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Depp at Murray.

AUGUST 13, 1931

Jackson Highway to be Opened Next Saturday.  Announcement has been made that the Jackson Highway from Scottsville to the Tennessee line has been finished and will be open to the public next Saturday.  There is perhaps two miles which has not been finished, but it is desired that this little stretch should settle some more before it is surfaced; this delay will not interfere with the use of the road during the settling.  This is good news to the traveling public and now we expect to see a great increase in through traffic over the Jacksonway, known as U.S. 31 E.
Speaking of Speed.  A person in Glasgow decided Sunday night that he was in a big hurry to do some talking, so he put in a call to a friend in California.  In ten minutes by the clock, he had got his party, talked for a full four minutes, and was back on the streets.  That is what we call service.  And Lawrence Pritchard says he drove his Ford coupe from Glasgow to Louisville last week, making the trip in one hour and 55 minutes.  Some more speed!
The installation of flood lights on Cavalry Field is taking place at this time, this in order that night mounted drills by the troop may be accomplished.  A new entrance is being made and the road widened leading up to the corral and barns.  A large aerial sign with “Glasgow, Kentucky” and a yellow arrow pointing to the north has been painted on the grandstand for aerial guidance.  Eddie Stinson, one of the oldest pilots, stated that as he flew in to Glasgow yesterday, the sign was visible from ten miles back. 
Oscar Hibbitt suffered a severed left arm as the result of an automobile which he was driving colliding with a truck driven by a Depp boy from Edmonton.  The truck was loaded with 14 young people on their way from Edmonton to a picnic.  The collision took place Saturday night near the city limit on the Glasgow-Edmonton Highway.  Hibbitt was rushed to the Community Hospital, where his arm was amputated.  Occupants of the auto besides Hibbitt were arrested and charged with being publicly drunk, to which charge they pleaded guilty and were fined $15 and cost by Judge Jones.  Charges have not been made against Hibbitt as he was in no condition to appear in court; however, it has been learned from reliable sources that Hibbitt does not drink.
Mr. and Mrs. Preston Jewell are rejoicing over the arrival of a daughter, Jean Smith.-----Little Wilma Eaton happened to the misfortune of getting her arm broken a few days ago.-----Seth Ford, little son of Mr. and Ms. Nelson Nuckols, who was badly injured last week when he was struck down by a truck, is improv-
ing rapidly and will soon be well.

AUGUST 20, 1931

At the Bradley-Wells Hall tonight at 8:30 the King’s Quartette, colored, of Russellville, will give a musical program; admission will be 15 cents.  This quartette has sung over the radio at Hopkinsville and has sung for the Rotary Club with much satisfaction.  A fifth member of the group, John Whitaker, who is a graduate of Fisk University, has sung over Europe and received much applause. This will be a rich treat for the music lovers of Glasgow.  Proceeds are for the benefit of the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Next Sunday the Glasgow Bruins will play Smiths Grove at the Cavalry Field here.  That day is dedicated to “Peck” Jones and Roy Holmes.  Through the courtesy of Lt. Ed S. Pedigo, the 123rd Cavalry Band will furnish music.  The Bruins are doing some good playing this year, having played 19 games, winning 18 of them.  Come out and see a good game and hear some good music.
Governor Flem D. Sampson visited the Burkesville Fair last Thursday and addressed the gathered hosts in a well timed speech – much as he always makes.  He was accompanied by Adjutant W. H. Jones Jr., the two of them leaving Frankfort that morning and returning in the afternoon, all in daylight, notwith- standing an hour spent in Glasgow.  What a wonderful thing an automobile is, provided good roads are available.
Freaks of Lightning.  During the electrical storm here yesterday morning, lightning ran down the light wire in the show window of Leech and Davis, set the trimming afire, and ran out through the ceiling of the store, leaving a smoked place.  As usual, Dr. Reaves was on duty and, with great presence of mind, he jerked the papers out of the window and extinguished the blaze.  Practically no damage was done, not even the big plate glass window being cracked.
AD.  A&P Food Store.  Super-Suds soap flakes, 3 packages, 23 cents;  Palmolive Beads for fine laundering, 2 packages, 15 cents;  Dill pickles, quart jar, 15 cents;
AUGUST 20, 1931 (Cont’d)

Bananas, one dozen, 15 cents;  Watermelon, each, 29 cents;  Pork and beans, 4 medium cans, 25 cents.

AUGUST 27, 1931

As Carl Deweese was coming down the Jackson Highway Saturday night about 10 o’clock, two men were standing on the side of the road, one on each side, near Dividing Ridge.  They held up their hands and were standing so close to the road he was afraid of striking them and, almost unconsciously, he slacked his gait a bit and both men jumped on the running board, one on each side of the car.  The fellow on the left had a gun but couldn’t enter the sedan.  The one on the right got inside.  Somehow, Mr. Deweese overpowered him and threw him out, but his hat was left in the car.  The hat had a name from St. Louis, and it seems clear that
these men were bums, if not robbers. 
Losses at Show Saturday.  Losses always follow a crowd such as was in town last Saturday.  Mr. H. B. Eubank came in contact with a pickpocket and lost his pocketbook.  Mrs. W. A. Hurt lost her purse.  Mr. Crit Ward lost his watch, and Saturday night someone took the spare tire off Mr. John Cox’s new Ford.
Mr. Brice Leech and family have returned from a three weeks trip through the East, going through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Asheville, North Carolina, on to Washington and back through Shenandoah National Park, then back through Huntington, Ashland, and Lexington.  They had a wonderful trip and saw about as much as anybody could see in the same length of time and travel.  Mr. Leech says the reputation of Glasgow had reached all that country before he had, and that he saw no town the equal of Glasgow, size considered.  He is now better satisfied with his home town than ever.
The reunion at Branstetter Park this year was a success from every standpoint, except that the building had been burned, and the exercises had to be held in the open.  Temporary shelter was provided, along with borrowed seats enough for about 500 people.  The three sermons and the music were fine and, altogether, the day passed off in a most satisfactory way.  It was determined that the tabernacle would be rebuilt, and more than $200 was subscribed that day.  Subscriptions will be taken until a sufficient fund is assured, when it is intended that a more substantial building will be erected, ready for the meeting next August.

Members of High School Faculty in Glasgow:  English – Miss Mary Davis and Miss Gertrude Anderson;  Mathematics – Mrs. H. W. Hodge and Mrs. Forrest Dewitt Smith;  Social Sciences – Miss Lee Smith and Miss Mattie Vernon Newberry;  Natural Sciences - Mr. R. D. Ridley, who is also Principal;  Latin –
Miss Bethel Steen;  Commercial Sciences – Miss Anna Merle Forrest;  Reserve Teacher – Miss Frances Barlow;  Expression – Miss Eddie Coleman;  French – Mrs. S. E. Jones; Superintendent of Schools – Mr. R. A. Palmore.
From Mount Hermon:  Only one case of typhoid in our neighborhood this year.  That was the little son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Cooksey. He is getting along fine and will soon be up and out.
A midnight fire of unknown origin destroyed the old tobacco pool barn at Tompkinsville Tuesday night, August 18.  Aside from the barn, there was very little property loss.  W. E. Kingrey estimates the injury to his tobacco patch just north of the barn at $50.  The fire department confined its efforts to saving the residence of Mr. Kingrey and the barns belonging to Fred Evans and Willie Walden, all of which were seriously threatened, but only slightly damaged.
NOTICE.  For a limited time we can send the Glasgow Republican and the Pathfinder (both weeklys) for one whole year for only $2.00 anywhere in Kentucky.  This is your chance to get your home paper and a national weekly for about the price of either paper.


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