October 1941 PDF Print
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OCTOBER 2, 1941

Local Inventor Can Travel with Little Gas.  Threats of gas rationing will hold little embarrassment for Ellis Rice, expert radiotrician and equally capable mechanic of the Faught Music and Radio Company.  As evidence of his “preparedness,”  we might suggest that if you see an odd-looking motor bike whiz around your car, that it is Mr. Rice’s “defense” gesture.  From odds and ends of bicycle parts, a washing machine motor, and the ingenuity of the craftsman which he is, he has brought forth his 1941 model of “Rice’s Rational Rider,” and a whiz it is.  For a trial spin last Friday, Mr. Rice took his twin-cylinder pet for a 75-mile workout, using but little more than a quart of gasoline.
A recently erected museum at Old Mulkey Meeting House State Park was dedicated last Sunday as the “Nelle Bohannon Vaughn Religious Museum.”  The building is contemplated as a repository for historically valuable old family Bibles, hymn books, and other items which their owners wish to place in custody of the State to be preserved for posterity.
High School Senior Learns Lesson in Thrift.   Arnold Terrell Flowers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Flowers of the Oil City section, who attends high school at Park City, is able now to tell anyone what it means to save pennies.  When he started into high school as a freshman, his father suggested to him that he save every “penny” which came into his hands as change.  Now in his senior year, he has saved enough pennies to buy his class ring, pay for his cap and gown, and any other incidental expense which may come up in connection with his graduation.  A penny doesn’t seem like much, but an accumulation of them will soon amount to dollars.
2nd Lt. Edwin Barlow arrived Tuesday night for a visit with his mother, Mrs. Jennie P. Barlow, and sister, Mrs. Glen Ropp, having completed his training at Fort Riley, Kansas, where he received his commission last Saturday.  He expects to be stationed, for the time being, at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia.  Chalk up another well deserved promotion for a capable Glasgow boy.
Dick Latimer and Billy Vaughan are making the best of their spare time with the 149th at Camp Shelby, Mississippi by rounding out their musical abilities with every instrument in the band.  Reports from that place are to the effect that either of them is able to blow “sweet” notes out of any horn of the 149th Band that can be blown.
OCTOBER 9, 1941

Dr. W. L. Baker was named as pastor of the Glasgow Methodist Church at the annual conference held in Louisville last week.  Dr. Baker succeeds Rev. R. W. Raaf, who transferred to the Portland Methodist Church in Louisville.  Dr. Baker comes to Glasgow from Princeton, Kentucky, where he has the reputation of being  an untiring worker, a gifted speaker, a brilliant scholar, and a consecrated student of the Bible.  Shortly after his graduation from Vanderbilt, he enlisted in the Army and served during the World War as a Chaplain.  Since that time he has served in the Hodgenville and Louisville area.
Miss Carrie Newberry has succeeded her brother, James Henry Newberry, as
teacher at the Kleinwood School near Hiseville.  Mr. Newberry was included with the contingent forwarded Tuesday by the Local Draft Board.
Miss Emily Bartley holds the record, so far as we know, of being the most faithful Sunday School attendant in town.  She belongs to the Methodist Church and has a record of 13 years of not missing more than two Sundays in any year.  On the few Sundays when she has been visiting out of town, she always made it a rule to attend Sunday School.
At the Plaza Theater: “Sun Valley Serenade,” with Sonja Henie, John Payne, Milton Berle, Glenn Miller’s Orchestra, and the Nicholas Brothers.  You’ll swing and sway to mountain music, and thrill to the lavish Ice Spectacles in this gay star-studded musical.
The Garnett home on South Green Street was sold at auction Monday to settle the estate of Miss Hallie Garnett.  T. Grayson Yancy was the purchaser at $6,750.  Mr. Yancey also owns the “Old Reb” property on the adjacent corner.

OCTOBER 16, 1941

Local fox-hounds copped honors at the Fox Hunters convention at Sulphur Well this week when Paul Greer’s “Lee Rogers” was declared the Grand Champion of the show.  Another of his fox-hounds was judged winner of the all-age matrons.  Clyde Young’s kennel came in for honors when his “Dutch Rose” and “Lee Painter” won second and third, respectively, in the all-age trials.
Russell Dougherty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Dougherty, left Saturday for Washington, where he will be connected with the Department of Justice, while finishing his college work at George Washington University and studying law.
Pleasant Hill Church of Christ at Randolph is being torn down preparatory to erecting a new structure of stone, larger-size.  The old building was more than 70 years old.
New Rates at Mammoth Cave.  New rates have been announced for trips through this famous cavern.  The regular trips, Routes 1 and 2, are now $1.54 instead of $2.00 as formerly.  The No. 3 trip is $1.96, and the all-day trip, formerly $4.00, is now $3.03.  Luncheon served in the cave is, as usual, 60 cents.  Children under the age of 16 are allowed to go through the cave without charge.
George W. Bartley has advised his relatives in Glasgow that Barren County’s October 7 group of service men was sent from Louisville to Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana instead of Fort Thomas, Kentucky, as previous groups have gone, and after three or four days there, have been sent to Camp Walters, Texas.  It is assumed that most of the 19 who were accepted at Louisville were kept together.

OCTOBER 23, 1941

Community Chest Fund Nears Goal.  Four teams, under Captains Leroy Neumeister, Edward Watkins, William Folks, and Karl E. Rapp, have approximately two-thirds of the $5000 goal already pledged.  The drive, which formally opened only four days ago, is to provide funds for the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Crippled Children’s Fund, Glasgow Library, under-privileged children, and a general welfare and emergency fund.
Harold Matthews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Matthews, West Cherry Street, is having his second siege of “broken arm.”  Last Friday he fell while running on the school grounds and broke both bones in his right arm.  The arm was placed in a cast and he re-entered school on Monday.  The lad had the misfortune early in the summer to break the same arm when he fell from a see-saw at his home.

OCTOBER 30, 1941

The picture “Sergeant York,” which will be showing at the Plaza Theatre this week end, will re-kindle memories for one Glasgow veteran, Dr. W. A. Weldon, who was one of the first officers to catch a glimpse of the then Coporal York as he brought in his “company” of prisoners.  Dr. Weldon was then a Captain of the Medical Division and he now vividly recalls the scarcely more than glancing
attention then given to the “to-do” of the feat which was to be recorded as one of the outstanding of the World War.
Metcalfe County Marriage Licenses.  Jodie Tomlin, 21, and Margie Austin, 20, of Cave Ridge;  Ancil Coomer, 23, and Elvira Fields, 15, of Edmonton;  and Jesse D. Gordon, 21, and Elzora Fields, 14, of Edmonton.
Superintendent Wendell Butler delivered the address at the dedication of the new gymnasium at Fountain Run Saturday.  A large crowd attended this dedication ceremony.
Mrs. Nellie Caldwell is in receipt of a large photo from Camp Wheeler, Georgia which shows her son, Private Mansfield Rhodes, and his comrades of Company E of the 16th Infantry Replacement Training Center.  Mrs. Caldwell also received a letter today from Mansfield telling her that he has been promoted to Corporal and expects to leave soon for Arizona.


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