February 1932 PDF Print
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FEBRUARY 1, 1932


Echo River in Mammoth Cave yesterday afternoon was swollen with waters of the recent rain to 60 feet above its normal level, according to information disclosed by J. M. Nelson.  He said the waters were within 8 feet of the highest flood level that the cave river had ever reached, and the water was rising at the rate of 4 inches per hour.  Mr. Nelson said that the approximate high level of the river would be 64 feet by noon today.


Rondal Cartwright and Jewell Walbert, a couple of young radio enthusiasts, are forming an amateur radio club and will hold their first meeting tomorrow night at the home of J.D. Walbert.


John Hunter, 50, for 30 years a guide at Mammoth Cave, died last week and

was buried at Cave City yesterday afternoon.  He was known to cave

employees and patrons as “Much” Hunter and was the third oldest active

guide in the cave.  Mr. J. M. Nelson said that Hunter was first employed

as a lunch carrier, taking lunches from the hotel to parties making long

trips in the cave but, as he learned the sub- terranean passages and their

secrets, he became popular as a guide.  There are yet two old guides at

the cave:  Will Bransford, who has worked 37 years, and Bob Lively, who

has seen 40 years of service guiding parties in the world famous cave.


Noble Caver is now on his way to Omaha, Nebraska, where he and his brother Warner G. Carver will broadcast twice daily under the name of “Kentucky Briar Hoppers.”  The Carver boys are quite famed as old time musical entertainers.


AD.  A Chesterfield cigarette ad proclaimed that “There’s One Right Size for Cigarettes.  They’re Milder – They’re Purer – They Taste Better – They Satisfy.” [The “right size was 2-3/4 inches long with a circumference of 1-1/16”.]



FEBRUARY 2, 1932


Governor Albert C. Ritchie of Maryland, and potential candidate for President, addressed a joint session of the Assembly in Frankfort.  In his remarks, he stated that the solution of governmental problems was to be found in a return to the age-old doctrine of home rule and local self-government.  He declared that the prohi- bition question had no place in the Federal Constitution.


The annual banquet of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce will be held at the

Spotswood Hotel on Friday night, February 5.  Chairman F. P. Williams, Mr.

R. L. Lessenberry, Dr. Gordon Clark, Judge Brents Dickinson and Mr. Ed N.

Caldwell are now busy seeing the members.  Should they miss you on their

rounds, call either of them or secure  your ticket from the Chamber of

Commerce office.  The presidents and secretaries of Chambers of Commerce

in adjacent towns have been invited to be our guests at this banquet.


Warner G. Carver, Glasgow man now playing in Omaha as a member of the Kentucky Briar Hoppers, and Miss Pearl Carter, of Mount Herman, were granted a marriage license last week by Miss Bess Howard, City Clerk. After spending a few days here, Mr. Carver left Sunday to resume his work in Omaha.


For the first time in the history of the Courier-Journal State Spelling

Bee, a combi- nation of written and oral work will be used to determine

the 1932 champion.  The written test will be taken by all of the spellers

representing 108 counties in Kentucky, but only the 20 to 40 spellers who

rank highest will participate in the final oral match that afternoon.


FEBRUARY 3, 1932


The triangular lot at the intersection of Leslie and Brown Streets is

advertised for sale on February 15.  This sale is to be held by virtue of

a judgment rendered at the last term of the Barren Circuit Court, and is

being sold for the street improvements assessment.  It was suggested at

the City Council meeting last night that the City  buy the lot and build a

city jail on it rather than use the property at the city rock quarry.


Dr. A. E. Ferguson, well known physician of Austin, died of pneumonia at the Samson Hospital this morning.  He was 56 years of age and was one of the leading physicians in Barren and adjoining counties.



FEBRUARY 4, 1932


Leap Year will be formally inaugurated at the Hotel Spotswood Saturday

night when the ladies take charge of the dance, make their dates, and,

after they arrive, make the breaks.  Not satisfied with half-way measures, the ladies are

going to make it especially interesting for the men by a surprise which

they have secured in the form of a very charming young blond, who will be

“Prince of Stags” for the evening.  The young lady chosen for this role is

a well known radio crooner from Memphis who will croon several popular

numbers to the accompaniment of the Roy Holmes Orchestra.



FEBRUARY 8, 1932


Charles Jordan Ryan and Huston Taylor left Saturday morning for Louisville where they intend to join Uncle Sam’s Navy.  The two young men are Barren Countians.


FEBRUARY 9, 1932


The Kentucky boy or girl who wins the Courier-Journal State Spelling Bee

will visit the place where the George Washington Bicentennial Convention

sold the  indispensable hot weather dish, ice cream.  The winner will be

given a week’s trip to Washington and Mt. Vernon, where George Washington

himself is said to have concocted the first ice cream.  A May 17, 1784

note in his memorandum book  recorded his purchase of “a cream machine for

ice” for a price of less than $5.00

in our present currency.  The Bicentennial Convention interpreted this to

mean that

this machine was the pioneer of the American ice cream freezer.



FEBRUARY 11, 1932


Donations to the fund for the Community Christmas tree amounted to $47.50 and lacks $14.80 of being sufficient to cover expenses.  Mr. W. H. Honeycutt asks that people of the city make up the money to pay the bills for the Christmas Tree gifts last Christmas for the needy persons of the city.


The Glasgow Fire Department made a trial run last night and were at the

scene of the supposed fire in 2-1/4 minutes, and had the hose connections

made and the water turned on in exactly 3 minutes.  As usual, curiosity got the best of

some people, and the telephone operators had to cope with the situation

when every telephone receiver in the city was taken off the hook

simultaneously.  A good many cars followed the fire fighting equipment to

“the fire,” and Rev. T. H.

Alderson has now asked that these trial alarms not be turned in during

prayer meeting on Wednesday nights as, he says, “it breaks up the



FEBRUARY 12, 1932


The Barren County Checker Team lost to the Warren County Checker team at Bowling Green last night, 70 points to 74 points.  Judge V. H. Jones made the highest points for the Barren County team, and W. H. Grimes made the highest for Warren County.  Each was awarded a trophy of a three-pound bag of paper shell pecans.



FEBRUARY 18, 1932


The Glasgow Board of Education has elected teachers for the Glasgow graded

and high schools for the term of 1932-1933.  Professor W. H. Sugg of

Lexington has already been named superintendent of the schools and

Professor Forrest Mercer of Anchorage, Kentucky, has been selected as

principal of the high school.  Following are the names of high school

teachers elected:  Miss Gertrude Anderson and Miss Mary Davis, English;

Mrs. Forrest Mercer, mathematics; Miss Lee Smith, Social Science; Miss

Bethel Steen, Latin; Miss Anna Forrest, Commercial Subjects.  For Junior

High, Mrs. Gordon Clark, Miss Eva Farris, Miss Mary Jewell Farris, and

Mrs. O. R. Depp.



FEBRUARY 22, 1932

Before the sad eyes of a small group gathered in the court house yard this

morning, City Officers Pate Walkup and Gene Wooten poured thirteen

half-gallons of whiskey into the gutter.  The whiskey was found by a

raiding party at the home of Bud Borders at the old Botts property on

Cleveland Avenue.  Borders made his get-away and hasn’t been seen nor

heard of since the raid.



FEBRUARY 26, 1932


An active campaign to popularize cigar-smoking by the ladies was begun

today by a tobacco company manufacturing a special “ladies-size” cigar.

The new cigar is smaller and more daintily wrapped than the ordinary type,

and the manufacturer has employed four pretty young women to visit

different restaurants each day, smoking the new type cigar after each



Members of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and the Bowling Green Chamber of Commerce have met with about one hundred Glasgow Junction businessmen and other citizens and formed a temporary organization for the Glasgow Junction Chamber of Commerce.  R.M. Latimer was elected temporary chairman of the body and E. W. Gentry was elected temporary secretary.  The membership committee selected were Professor L. C. Currie, Eugene Hazelip, and H. C. Stephens.


Only five of the 104 schools in Barren County sent champions to the

Courier-Journal Spelling Bee, which was won by Lois Howard, 11-year old

daughter of Dr. and  Mrs. C. C. Howard.  Her teacher at the Glasgow Graded

School is Mrs. O. R. Depp.  Evelyn Gibson, 10 years old and a fifth grader

in Cave City School, proved herself an unusual speller by finishing second

against older students enrolled in higher grades.  She may be a formidable

contender for county honors in 1933.  Evelyn is a daughter of Mrs. D. A.



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