January 1932 PDF Print
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JANUARY 7, 1932

 

The Washington Manufacturing Company will start up again next week, perhaps on Monday, with not more than 50 people employed at first, but by about February 1, they hope to be running full blast with perhaps 175 at work.  This factory will be making overalls in limited quantities as it will gradually quit overalls and will then make pants exclusively; however, this will not be done in a jiffy but gradually, as the hands become used to the change.  This factory will then turn over the overall work to the Scottsville factory, which will make overalls exclusively.

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The new City Council has passed several ordinances which include:  (1) no trucks or trailers of more than 20,000 pounds shall have use of the city streets; (2) not more than three persons may sit on the driver’s seat and no one shall ride on the running board of a car; (3) a truck or bus shall not park on the Courthouse Square for more than ten minutes for the loading and unloading of passengers.

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AD.  Basement Sale!  We are offering many items in this basement sale at a fraction of their real worth, but they are odd lots and broken sizes, and out they must go!  Men’s khaki work pants, 69 cents;  ladies’ and children’s rain coats,98 cents;  boy’s overalls, 49 cents;  children’s shoes, 49 cents and 98 cents;  men’s corduroy work caps, 25 cents. CRAWFORD-GATLIN, INC.

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Little Milton Barrick Jr. spent Christmas with his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Doyle of Glasgow Junction. -----  Mr. Wendell Beals, teacher at the Agricultural School in Kansas, has been the guest of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Beals at South Fork.

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Professor J. Tom Williams died at his home in San Antonio, Texas a few days ago at the age of 75.  He was born in Glasgow and lived here many years.  It was he and Professor A. W. Mell, who died a few days ago in Missouri, who established Urania College, the forerunner of the Teachers College in Bowling Green.  That school was later taken over by the Cherry brothers, H.H. and T.C., both of whom are still teaching in Bowling Green.

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JANUARY 14, 1932

 

Four of Glasgow’s younger set eloped to Jeffersonville Sunday and were married.  The contracting parties were Edmund Smith and Kathleen Short, and Billie Greathouse and Lou Anna Jones.

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This winter has been exceptionally warm and we have noticed many extraordinary things, in particular, the geraniums in eight flower boxes in front of the Spotswood Hotel.  In summer these boxes are filled with beautiful blooming plants, but this winter the red geraniums just continued to bloom until this last cold snap, which necessitated their removal inside the hotel.

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Camp Henry Knox now “Fort Knox.”  The first general order of the War Depart-ment in 1932 officially designates this station as a permanent Army post and changes its name to Fort Knox.  Camp Knox started as a cantonment during the World War and was named in honor of General Henry Knox, who was First Chief of Artillery under Washington in the Revolutionary War.  Recently, a board made a survey of needs for a permanent post and recommended $10,000,000 for im- provements.  The largest joint air and ground maneuvers in the history of the United States, involving 700 planes, has been scheduled for the first week in October this year.

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Sometime in the latter part of Tuesday night, a band of outlaws skillfully pried open the door to the Hill Service Station at Cave City, picked up an 800-pound safe, loaded it on a truck, took it about two miles down the Dixie Highway toward Glasgow Junction, blew the door off, absolutely demolishing the safe, got about $100, and left for parts unknown.  There is no doubt that the thieves were pro- fessionals, since they did a skillful job in every detail, not even rolling or dragging the safe across the floor, but picking it up without leaving a scratch.  Neighbors who lived within a very short distance from the station were not even awakened, and no one knows when this work was done.

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New School Superintendent.  The resignation of Professor R. A. Palmore from the city schools necessitated the election of a new superintendent, resulting in the unanimous election of Professor W. H. Suggs, who is a native Kentuckian and presently a graduate student at the University of Kentucky.  He will receive his M.A. degree in June.  For three years Professor Suggs was Principal of the Paducah City Schools, for six years the Principal of the Ballard County High School, and one year of the Clay City Schools.  He is well qualified for his new position, and Glasgow will welcome him and his family within the next few weeks.

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JANUARY 21, 1932

 

Of the 101 pupils from the rural schools of Barren County who took the 8th grade state examination last week, 39 made passing grades that passed them to high school.  Edwin Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Jones of Nobob, made the highest average in the county.  Edwin is a pupil of the Holly Hill School.

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Three Youths Get One Year Each for the Cave City Filling Station Theft.  Last week we mentioned the robbery at the Hill Service Station, where the safe was taken, broken into, and its contents taken. The next morning the car the thieves  were driving was traced to the spot where the safe had been demolished, and tire tracks there identified the kind of tire on each wheel.   When the car was found in Bowling Green, it was easily identified by its tires.  In the car a number of articles were found which had been taken from the garage, and three men were arrested and brought to the Glasgow jail.  When brought before the court, each of the boys was sentenced to one year in the penitentiary.  The boys, ranging in age from 20 to 28, were from Owensboro and were of good families.  One of them had raised a crop of tobacco which had sold at a good price and he had bought a second-hand Model A Ford, in which the three had started out on a life of crime but were caught early in the game.

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Gas Explosion Is Fatal to Ted Harlan.  After ten days of intense suffering, Ted Harlan, 21, died last Friday night from burns received on December 30 when he drained the gasoline from his car by lantern light in the garage on his father’s farm

in the Cave Springs community.  His younger brother, Ezekiel, was with him at the time and was also burned; however, he was able to extinguish the flames on his body by running several rods and rolling in a mud puddle; however, the two boys were not able to extinguish the flames on Ted since his sleeves were saturated with gasoline.  Ted was a student at Tompkinsville High School and was also a grocery boy for A.L. Emberton.  He had a cheery disposition and was highly regarded by a large acquaintance.

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From Mt. Herman.  School closed at Murray on Friday, leaving the children sad-hearted.  They hated to give up Miss Hannah Kinslow, who has been their teacher for the past five years, and she was nothing but the best as a teacher.

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Thief Butchers Hog in Lot.  Last Wednesday night someone went into the hog lot of Mr. Gordon Brown on his place out on North Jackson and butchered a hog weighing 175 pounds, loaded the carcass, and carried it away.  Seven shoats also disappeared, but they showed up again later in the week.

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JANUARY 28, 1932

 

Mr. Horace Travis, who has been with Davidson Bros. for a number of years, has resigned his position with the firm and has accepted a position as sales agent for the sale of Standard Oil products for Glasgow.  He is now in charge of the sales at this place.

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Jimmie Causby is in jail for violating local option laws and has been placed on a bread and water diet for refusing to aid prisoners in work on the streets.  He had been fined $100 and 30 days in jail for possession of whiskey, and his sentence carried the work clause.  When Deputy Wade Moran went to the jail for prisoners to clean the streets, Causby declined to go.  Upon being forced to accompany the crew, he refused to work.  He was taken before the City Attorney, who ordered that no food except bread and water be given to him until he consented to work.

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Simmons-Miller.  Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Inez Simmons and Mr. Russell Miller, the wedding having been solemnized in Jeffersonville, Indiana on September 19, 1931.  Mrs. Miller is the very attractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. K. Simmons of Lamb, and is one of Monroe County’s most efficient teachers.  Mr. Miller is the son of Mrs. Pattie Miller of this place and is one of Glasgow’s leading young business men, being a partner in the Dickinson-Powell Insurance Company.  They will make their home in Glasgow.

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From Cyclone.  It’s a girl at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Jackson.-----Mr. and Mrs. Prentiss Geralds are the proud parents of a baby girl.-----Mr. Otis Wade and Mr. Acie Birge had the misfortune of getting their truck burned a few days ago. They were hauling hay when the truck took fire, and the load of hay also burned.

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AD.  A 10-Item Sale at the J. C. Penney’s Store. Item 1: ribbon @ 1 cent per yard; Item 2: lace @ 1 cent per yard; Item 3: ladies’ galoshes, one pair @ 50 cents;  Item 4: misses’ new hats, $1.00 each;  Item 5: broadcloth, all colors, 9 cents per yard; Item 6: ladies’ purses, 10 cents each; Item 7: boys’ and girls’ leatherette short coats,  65 cents each; Item 8:  men’s heavy flannel shirts, 49 cents each; Item 9: one Singer sewing machine, $17.50, and Item 10: one Grunder sewing machine, $12.50.

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A dispatch from Bowling Green says that Jack Warren, 26, wanted in that city on a charge of the January 17th murder of Hugh Beckham 33, a farmer, surrendered to County Patrolman Glyn Seward of Bowling Green and was brought to the Spotswood Hotel in Glasgow.  The shooting took place in front of Warren’s roadhouse, the Bluff Inn, on the Louisville Road.  Warren was taken to the jail in Bowling Green late this afternoon.

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At last Friday’s meeting of the Glasgow City Council, the following officers were elected:  President, Winn Davis, re-elected;  1st Vice President, Howe Ralston;  2nd Vice President, C. A. Goodman;  3rd Vice President A. J. Small;  Secretary, E. L. Kerley, re-elected; and Treasurer, W. H. Honeycutt.

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