September 1931 PDF Print
Thursday, 29 September 2011 14:37

SEPTEMBER 3, 1931

Friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Robert “Soup” Oliver, whose marriage was recently announced, and gave them a surprise shower.  The couple was kept at home for the occasion by the promise, “We’re coming to take you out for dinner.”  The crowd met at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Renfro and marched in a body to the apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver, and the surprise was complete.  The many gifts presented to the couple bore testimony to the love in which “Soup” is held and in which his bride, though a stranger here, is sharing.
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Messrs. Lawrence Pritchard and Leo Greer have about completed their new road house and tourist camp four miles from Glasgow on the South Jackson Highway.
Lawrence and Leo are hustling young business men and will undoubtedly make a success of the new enterprise.
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Dr. W. A. Weldon is planning construction of a 12-room apartment to be located on the corner of Race and College Street, just south of the gymnasium, now occupied by the Depp miniature golf park.  It is to be built as one section of a larger building, to be added to as occasion seems to require. 
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Construction of the Aspley Theater, the R. F. Grinstead Grocery, and the Winn Davis Drug Store on East Main Street is progressing nicely on all of the buildings.  This is going to be a wonderful block of valuable buildings and is going to be a wonderful addition to Glasgow.
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Luther King, the colored wonder in song, gave a recital at the gymnasium Tuesday night which was listened to by leading musicians of Glasgow with delight, and only words of praise were heard – never criticism.  His wife was his accompanist on the piano, and she proved herself almost perfection as an accompanist.  Professor King is a graduate of Fisk University, as is his wife, and those who heard the recital proclaimed that no finer voice was ever heard than that of this singer.  It is understood that the Kings are preparing for a European tour.
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Included on the honor roll of the Poplar Spring School:  Iola Barbour, Edith Bishop. Imogene Bishop, Beulah Ellen Lynn, Imo Lynn, Elizabeth Matthews, Harold Matthews, Verda Matthews, Louvern Matthews. Ruth Matthews, and Mildred Thomas.  Teacher:  Lee Denham.
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Mr. Reed Biggers has returned to the Georgia tobacco market, and Mr. George
Akers has gone from the Georgia tobacco market to North Carolina, where he will be during the season in that state.
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SEPTEMBER 10, 1931

Little Beatrice Irving, 4-1/2 years of age, struck a match and touched a straw stack near the electric light plant Monday morning, and the result was a hurried call for the Fire Department.  No further damage was done than the loss of the straw, and the expense of the Fire Boys.  The little girl was scared almost out of her wits and was found in the cornfield nearby.
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Mrs. Beulah Barrick Steen will spend Sunday in Burkesville where she will sing for the revival being held at the Christian Church.  She will be opening her voice studio at her home on West Washington Street next Monday.
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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Spann and little niece Clarine Woodcock and Mrs. Geneva Albany and children, Wilma, Mildred, and Edward, visited relatives in Louisville last week end.  They returned home by way of the Old Kentucky Home and Lincoln Farm.
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F. P. Williams and Company, furniture dealer and undertakers of this city, in order to convince the public that they sell the best rug ever made, will place one of their Masland Argonne rugs on the pavement in front of their store from Monday through Saturday next week, regardless of the weather.  After the rug has been walked on for six days, it will be partially cleaned to show how little effect the six-  day grinding test has had.  While this test is out of the ordinary, it certainly should convince the public as to whether the rug is what the manufacturer claims for it.  The test is all the more severe owing to the new oil streets recently built and the further fact that Monday is the first day of school.
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Dr. W. A. Weldon, for several years superintendent of the Sunday School at the Methodist Church has resigned and Mr. A. F. Crow has been elected to take his place.
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SEPTEMBER 17, 1931

For some weeks the Metcalfe Green House on West Washington Street has been at a standstill, but Monday morning a bunch of builders went to work in earnest, and bricks are being laid rapidly.  It is expected that the building will be finished soon.  It will be quite an ornament to that part of town, as it is to be a two-story brick front, filling a bare spot which for years had been abandoned to the weeds.  Mr. Metcalfe himself is to be here today and will push the work with all speed.
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Deputy Sheriffs Have Close Call.  Last Saturday about sundown, Deputy Sheriffs L. A. Pennycuff and Grover Britt went to Buck Creek to arrest Shirley Starks, a 19- year old colored boy who was accused of robbery.  Mr. Pennycuff entered the front door of the 5-room house and as he came to the rear door, Starks welcomed him with a shot from a revolver.  Pennycuff was taken by surprise and did not have his pistol in his hand; Starks dodged into another room, whereupon he fired at Mr. Britt twice, the powder burning Mr. Britt’s head.  Britt then shot Starks, who ran into a dense thicket nearby, where it was dangerous for the deputies to follow. About midnight a Glasgow doctor was called to the Starks home, and the officers accompanied the doctor and brought the young man to the hospital here, where he is under treatment.  He is said to have killed one or two men and is looked upon as a dangerous character.
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AD.  Your Home in Louisville…and it will be like a private home to you.  Come as you are!  A cordial welcome here always.  Comfortable...Cool…and Courteous, the keynote.  Near the trains and buses in a convenient location for your work.    Single rooms, $3.00 and up, double rooms, $5.00 and up.
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From Tompkinsville.  After his car had turned over a mile south of Tompkinsville, Troy Crews emerged from the wreckage to submit to arrest for boot-legging and to take the minimum punishment of a $100 fine and 30 days in jail. Shooting at his tires, Sheriff Fred Evans and Deputy W. E. Kingrey had pursued the fleeing youth from Gamaliel to the spot where the car left the road.
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A special train is scheduled to run from Bowling Green to Glasgow and return on September 20 so that people from Warren County may attend the Wade-House revival to be in progress at the gymnasium in Glasgow on that date.  Some 300 to 400 people are expected to take advantage of this train to hear these evangelists.
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SEPTEMBER 24. 1931

During the electrical storm on Saturday night, Mr. Brent Smith, three miles out the Tompkinsville Road, lost seven head of cattle.  They were in a field ¼ of a mile from his home and were not missed until feeding time Sunday morning.  The field was open, having no trees nearby.  Mr. Smith had to call on the aid of dynamite to get a pit large enough to bury the cattle.  His loss was only partially covered by insurance.
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The grading and drainage on the Bowling Green Road is now connected with the regular road on Standpipe Hill.  While we have not tried it, we are told that you can run your car straight over Standpipe Hill, on by the Oil Refining Company, and onto Bowling Green Road.  Of course, the road is rough but reasonably good when it is dry; however, look out for a rain, and then you will wish you were somewhere else.  We are rejoiced to be able to report the road open clear through.
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The Free Fair and Fall Festival will hold another dog show this year, a feature which formerly proved to be one of the most popular rings in the fair.  The show includes exhibits of several kinds of dogs, and a large number of premiums have been collected from various businesses in the community.  At the conclusion of the show, all dogs which have won first place will be grouped, and from this group the Grand Champion will be selected.
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Mr. Ralph Hammer has entered Western Kentucky Teachers college in Bowling Green.  Ralph was formerly on the football team of the Glasgow High school and will play with the team of WKTC.
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AD.  WITH THE FINEST CLOTHING SO EASY TO OWN, who wants the other kind?  We have a big lot of New Fall Suits that are $22.50 values which you may own any day this week for $17.95.  SMOOT BROS.  The Store That Saves You Money.
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