December 1931 PDF Print
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DECEMBER 3, 1931

 

Mrs. Mack Young of Dry Fork, had the misfortune to fall and break one of her limbs between the ankle and knee.  She was going downhill last Thursday night when she stepped in a hole and turned her ankle, causing her to fall, breaking the other limb.  Mrs. Young is well known here and is a niece of J. D. Woodson of this place.

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It has been announced that Mr. W. A. Turner has sold his store on Green Street and we now announce that he has decided to go into business again, and will open a store in the room on West Main Street immediately back of the L. C. Ellis drug store.

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Mr. E. H. Rich of Tompkinsville has taken a lease on the building now occupied by the radio store of Leech and Davis where he will at once open a restaurant.  Mr. Rich is well known and popular here and needs no recommendation from us.  He was a citizen here for several years as a popular restaurant man and has been for some time watching for an opportunity to get back.  The radio store will be moved back to the Leech and Davis drug store, where Mr. Jesse Casady will continue to preside in his popular manner.

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Mrs. Alanson Trigg will present Miss Minnie Wilkinson and Miss Vivian Wilkinson in a diploma recital at the high school auditorium on Friday evening, December 4. The Misses Wilkinson are sisters and are among the best pianists in this section of Kentucky, and a treat is in store for all who may attend.

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AD.  Metcalfe Green House Now Opens on West Washington Street.  Cut Flowers and Pot Plants,  Shrubs and Perennials, Funeral Designs and Flowers for All Occasions.  Special Sale on Two-Year-Old Rose Bushes, 25 Cents Each.

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Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Poteet of Lexington will move to Glasgow during December and become permanent residents of our city.  Mr. Poteet travels for the Central Shoe Company of St. Louis and has been changed from the Lexington territory and assigned to the territory which includes western Kentucky, making Glasgow a convenient location for residence.  Mrs. Poteet is a niece of the Republican editor and was formerly connected with this newspaper.

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Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Thomas are showing in the window of the American Café a table which they have made from rocks collected by them on auto trips throughout the State.  The rocks were collected from Diamond Caverns and Grand Avenue,two caves near Glasgow Junction, as well as from 27 counties in Kentucky.

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DECEMBER 10, 1931

 

Professor A. W. Mell died at the home of his daughter in Missouri last week at an advanced age.  It was he who really started the education experience in Glasgow when he taught in what was known as Urania College, located across Race Street in front of Mr. J. M. Richardson’s home.  Instead of helping the college  grow, Glasgow laid down on the job and allowed it to be moved to Bowling Green, and this was the start of the great educational system in that city.  Many of our older citizens were taught by Professor Mell and his assistants, Professor J. Tom  Williams and others, and a most useful life closes with Professor Mell’s passing.

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Young Man’s Efforts Recognized by County.  There is at least one young man in Glasgow who has reasons to believe there is a Santa Claus.  That young man is Mr. Addis Britt, who has just received from the head office of the Kentucky Utilities Company a check for $25, which was awarded to him as winner of the recent sales campaign.  Mr. Britt’s sales of lamps almost doubled sales of his nearest competitor.

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Miss Lula Basham had what came very near being a serious accident last week when starting a fire at her school.  She picked up what she thought was kerosene that the boys had used in making fires, but it proved to be gasoline that had been used in lamps the week before at an entertainment.  The can exploded, throwing the fire on her.  She had on a heavy coat so she began to fight the fire with her coat.  The children who were there called for help, which, fortunately, was near, and they soon had the fire out without serious damage except for smoke, of which Miss Basham got a good supply, a singed head, and a good scare.

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Glasgowians attending the inauguration of Governor Ruby Laffoon in Frankfort Tuesday were Mr. and Mrs. V. H. Baird, Mrs. J. R. White, Mrs. Julia Tipton, Miss Bess Howard, Miss Grace White, Sheriff Tom Barlow, and Messrs. L. B. Doyle and Carroll Redford.

Saturday is Potato Day in Glasgow.  The Pantry Committee of the Community Hospital is asking everyone for potatoes, either sweet or Irish, for the Hospital.

Deputy Luther Lowe has placed receptacles in the lobby of the courthouse into which you may place your offerings.  If you have no potatoes, a bevy of beautiful girls on the street will accept your offering of silver, and will give you a nice badge to indicate that you have done your share.

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DECEMBER 17, 1931

 

During a wind storm last week, a large beech tree was blown across a tenant house belonging to Mr. Flave Froedge near 88.  The house was badly damaged but, fortunately, no one was hurt.

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Mr. Harmon Bishop, known to his host of friends as “Uncle Harmon,” died Sunday at his home in the Buck Creek country, not far from Finney.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Nannie Bishop, and three daughters.  Mr. Bishop was an honorable citizen and a Federal officer during the Civil War.  After funeral services conducted by Rev. Teen Carver, burial was in the Lawrence Cementer near his home.

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Following their annual custom, the Boy Scouts have erected Christmas trees around the courthouse square, and we also notice a very tall stately tree which will be erected in the courthouse yard.  Those around the Square are being decorated in gay Christmas style, and our town will soon be ready for Santa Claus.

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From Austin:  Mrs. Alice Hale of Tracy, who has not spent the night away from home for years, decided to visit friends for a few days, but one long and lonesome night satisfied her and she returned home, determining not to be gone from home so long again soon.

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Mr. Bruce Aspley and sons, Joe Billy and Jigger, were in Russellville Sunday to inspect the new picture show in that place. ----- Mr. Robert Vaughan Jr of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, is here to spend the holidays with his parents, Mr. and  Mrs. R. H. Vaughan.

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DECEMBER 24, 1931

 

In a difficulty in Fountain Run last Friday, Esq. Jolly Fraim was badly wounded by Earl Lane, a young man of about 21 years of age.  It seems that Esq. Fraim had, at some time earlier, issued a warrant against the Lane boy for some offense, causing him to have been jailed.  Last Friday Lane took his spite out by shooting the magistrate, the bullet striking him just below the heart and lodging against the skin of his back, causing a very dangerous, if not fatal, wound.  Of course, young Lane is in jail again, awaiting the result of his rashness.

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Plans are being made to use the 123rd Cavalry Armory for boxing bouts as well as various other athletic stunts in addition to its use as a drilling place for the Cavalry unit when the weather is not good outside.  Also, of course, it is the ideal place for practice by the 123rd Cavalry Band.  The armory is going to develop into a most useful meeting place for large gatherings of various kinds.

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Mr. Drury Jones, postmaster and merchant at Etoile, has sold his business to Mr. Jim Welborn Greer, who has taken charge of the business, and Mr. Jones has moved to Glasgow with his family.  He has not decided just what he will do, but we can testify that he is a splendid citizen.

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The Davidson Bros. wholesale house in Scottsville was broken into last Friday and relieved of 3000 cigarettes, 30 pounds of chewing tobacco, 20 boxes of cigars, and a lot of candy.  Looks like something more to eat would have been more suitable.

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Marriage Licenses.  Lebus Frankum of Glasgow and Lois Green, Glasgow  Junction;  J. D. Brown, Glasgow, and Annie Lee Oakes, Center;  George Emmert and Alice Lou Graves, Tompkinsville;  Orval Keyes and Luna Blankenship, Tompkinsville.

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