November 1941 PDF Print
Monday, 28 November 2011 15:04

NOVEMBER 6, 1941

Thieves broke into the tool house of a construction job on North Jacksonway last Friday night and made away with all the carpenter tools of Charlie Amos.  This was a valuable outfit, and Mr. Amos says some tools cannot easily be replaced.  He is offering a reward for information leading to identity of the burglars.
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Jimmy Hamilton, manager of the Nashville Volunteers baseball team, was in Glasgow yesterday looking over the city in view of establishing a training camp for baseball recruits for the Chicago Cubs early next spring.
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Guy W. Bowles, recently discharged from the U. S. Army, was re-elected Chief of the Glasgow Police Department.  Commissioner of Surety Joe Wells, who acted in Mr. Bowles’ place during his absence, will be retained until January 1.
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Mr. Mark Dougherty, this city, has a fox horn that is believed to be nearly 150 years old.  The horn was used by Mr. Dougherty’s grandfather and great-grand- father, and the date of 1840 is carved on the horn.
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One of the three remaining Civilian Conservation Corps camps in the Mammoth Cave National Park is to be closed on November 10.  At one time, four CCC camps were operated in the cave area, and millions of trees have been planted throughout the park in re-foresting abandoned farms.  Much work in improving the cavern trails, park roads, etc. has also been carried on by the CCC workers.
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NOVEMBER 13, 1941

Redford’s Wigwam #2, north of Cave City, is opening the basement of the wigwam store for a “Trading Post.”  Souvenirs will be displayed and sold there.  Entrance will be from the interior of the Wigwam Store.
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Miss Myrtle Dean, Superintendent of the Samson Community Hospital, has announced that a volunteer nurses- aid training school will be started at the local hospital on January 1.  Miss Dean said the courses will last six months and only high school graduates will be accepted for training.  The course will be open to Barren County women and all those completing the course will be awarded certificates.
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This is the last year that Thanksgiving will be the next to the last Thursday in November instead of the last Thursday.  In the summer of 1939 President Roosevelt ordered Thanksgiving on the earlier Thursday, explaining that he did so at the request of merchants who wanted a longer shopping period between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Earlier this year the president admitted that the change had no appreciable affect on business and that, beginning next year, the holiday would revert to the last Thursday in November.
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Thirty-two thousand rural mail carriers are now acting as agents in the sale of Defense Savings Stamps.  Demand for the stamps in sparsely settled districts caused the Post Office Department to authorize the carriers to act as salesmen.
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Governor Keen Johnson has asked that motorists turn in their 1941 auto license plates when they buy the 1942 tags since there will be no more steel available for plates.
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NOVEMBER 19, 1941

Dr. Oren Depp, a Glasgow boy, has been awarded internship at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Louisiana.  He will graduate from the Louisville State University in February of next year and is one of Glasgow’s most promising young men.  He is the son of Mrs. Oren Depp, a city school teacher.
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In pilot’s training course, two Glasgow boys, Brice Terry Leech and Robert Morris, have just completed their basic instructions and have made solo flights in the civic aeronautic authority training at Centre College.  This work enables the students to obtain a private pilot’s license.
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Albert VanZant, County Judge elect of Metcalfe County, is believed to be one of the youngest candidates ever elected to this important office in the State.  He is 26 years old and has been editor of the Edmonton-Herald News for the past six years.
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Charlie Brake, summer employee of the Ely Drug Store at Cave City, which was sold last week to John N. Scott of Knoxville, Tennessee, will return to Glasgow and be connected with Ely’s Store here after January 1.  Mr. Scott took over management of the Cave City store last week, which is now doing business under the name of Cave City Drug Company.
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Four lettermen, Captain Frank St.Charles, Horace Hume, Kenneth Martin, and Frank Brantley, will be lost to the Scotty football team next year because of graduating this year.
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NOVEMBER 27, 1941

Alvin York Jr., 20, farmer of Pall Mall, Tennessee and son of Sgt. York, World War hero, is being treated at the Samson community Hospital for a fractured skull received Saturday near Jamestown, Tennessee, when struck on the temple by a metal slug thrown by a friend in a friendly scuffle.  He underwent emergency surgery Saturday night and, on Thursday Dr. C. C. Howard reported the youth’s condition as satisfactory.  His parents have been at the bedside of their son this week and have been greeted at every turn by Glasgow residents anxious to get a glimpse of the most outstanding American hero of the World War.
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Local road house operators plan to “hold on” until January 1 and then to close out and leave for a distant point.  Why?  Well, in the first place, the January grand jury will be in session; in the second place, a new County Judge and a new Sheriff will take over.  Both are pledged to close all illegally operated road houses in this county.  But all through the holidays, the road houses are expected to do a booming business.
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Corporal Sidney DeLong and Corporal Joe Richardson left last Tuesday for Camp Eustis, Virginia after a ten-day furlough and visit with friends and relatives.  DeLong, a native of Lexington, was assistant county agent here prior to induction into the Army.
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Miss Marjorie Mitchell of Ward-Belmont College, Nashville, Mr. John Terry Mitchell of Bowling Green Business University, and Mr. Haskell Mitchell Jr will spend the week end here as guests of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. Hascal Mitchell. 
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Messrs. Robert (Bob) Lessenberry of Hiseville and J. Brent Curd of Cave City, who have very few equals and no superiors as tobacco auctioneers in the whole of Kentucky, have again been employed in this capacity on the one-sucker markets at Russellville, Franklin and Westmoreland.
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The Glasgow 4-H Club is having a pie supper at the Sinking Springs school house three miles out on the Bowling Green Road on November 29 beginning at 7:00 o’clock.  There will be a short program and musical entertainment.  The public is invited.  Admission for girls is a pie.
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Ernest Broady has taken over the coaching duties at Park City High School this season, succeeding Woodford Gardner as basketball mentor at that institution.  Coach Broady says his boys are showing up good in practice sessions and are looking forward to a successful year.  Back from last year’s squad are Brownie Pardue, Clyde Anderson, Arnold Flowers, Cecil Buckingham, Wendell Gordon, Gene Bell, Albert England and Marshall Pardue.
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