JUNE 1942 PDF Print
Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:48

JUNE 4, 1942         

Mr. C. E. Hall was slightly injured and Mr. and Mrs. Spencer Renick were painfully injured today when their car collided with the car of Mr. C. E. Hall near Beckton.  Mr. and Mrs. Renick were returning from town and Mr. Hall was returning to town after delivering mail on Route 1.  The accident occurred when Mr. Renick put on his brakes, which stuck, throwing his car to the left.  They received medical attention and returned to their home.  Mr. Hall was slightly shaken up.
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Glasgowians should be assured of an ample supply of “fresh strawberry ice cream” with the 15,000 pounds Gordon Brown now has on cold storage at his ice cream plant.
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A letter from Meredith Bartley reports that he and a number of other Barren County boys have landed in Hawaii.  George Bartley is also on the Islands, and Meredith is hoping they can get together.
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Ralph Kessinger, of  Louisville, grandson of Mrs. Kate Forbis of Hiseville, is recovering from a broken jawbone, the result of  being hit by a baseball .  He and his twin brother Rodney have enlisted in the U.S. Air Corps, and Ralph was to have left in May.
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Betty Fay Siddens of Bowling Green and Edna Jean and Frances Ann Siddens are visiting their uncle,  Delmer Siddens and Mrs. Siddens, near Harlan.
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JUNE 11, 1942

Tommy Linton Elected Boys’ Governor.  Tommy Linton, formerly of this city, was elected Governor of  Bluegrass Boys State now in session at Western Kentucky Teachers College, Bowling Green, under the auspices of the American Legion of Kentucky.  Two Glasgow boys, Charles B. Honeycutt and Robert A. Lessenberry, are in attendance.  Honeycutt is candidate for City Councilman of “Stamper City” and Lessenberry is candidate for State Senator from “Wilson City.”  Outcome of the election had not been received when we went to press.  The “State” is sponsored by the American Legion and is designed to give youths a grasp of government by “practice.”
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From Edmonton.  125,000 pounds of scrap iron and 3,150 pounds of rubber were shipped from Metcalfe County during March and April.
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Mr. Ben Williams, of Austin,  suffered a heart attack Tuesday afternoon while waiting for a ride home and died before medical help could be obtained.  He was seated on the curb in front of  Miss Willie Depp’s home adjoining the Baptist Church where friends attempted to assist him.  He was 76 years old and had lived in the Austin section his entire life.  Funeral services were held at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, of which he was a devout member.  Burial was in the church cemetery.
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AD.   Get Ready For Hot Weather With These Specials.  Libby Pineapple Juice, 46 ounces, 35 cents;  V-8 Cocktail Juice, 46 ounces, 30 cents;  Kraft Dinner, 10 cents; Pork Chops,  35 cents per pound; T-bone Steaks (cut just right), 40 cents per pound.  We are still delivering once each day.  Save your tires by phoning us your order.  We endeavor to fill your order to your satisfaction.  Delivery each day starts at 2:00 p.m.  R. F. Grinstead and Son. 
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At the Plaza Theatre.  Friday and Sunday, “Son of Fury,” with Tyrone Power and Gene Tierney.  On Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, “Kings Row,” with Ann Sheridan, Betty Field, Ronald Reagan, and Robert Cummings.
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JUNE 18, 1942

Coasting Bicyclist.  Glasgow’s latest bicyclist is none other than County Judge Carroll M. Redford, who creates quite a stir on North Jacksonway when he coasts in every morning with a big “two-fer” angling from his mouth and another one safely ensconced in his shirt pocket.  The Judge is able to negotiate the trip from home with little energy, having to pedal a short distance, then coasting nearly to the stop light.  He negotiates the remaining distance afoot, and we are advised that the wheel is motored home in the afternoon.
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Herbert Reece, 12-year-old son of  Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Reece, near Hiseville, was brought to the Samson Community Hospital late this afternoon, painfully injured as the result of having fallen under a harrow when the horse became frightened and threw him under it.  He was badly cut up, but full extent of his injuries is not available at this time.
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The Glasgow Monument Company, under the management of  Mark B. Bertram, has opened for business in the stand formerly occupied by the Watson Company, behind the Post Office.  The new firm will feature monuments made of the best southern marble and Vermont granite, at prices that are consistent with quality and workmanship.
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A Letter from Australia.  Following are excerpts from a letter written by John R. Miller of Temple Hill, to our City Policemen Jake Eatmon and Luther Lowe.  “Dear Jake and Luther:  How are you?  I am a long ways from home, in Australia.  Have been here for some time and am having a good time.  We had a swell trip over.  Our boat was large and was good riding.  Towns here are all blacked out, but we don’t mind that.  If these Japs get after me, you can hang out the front doors of Kentucky because I am really going to make tracks back to the States.  It will be a long swim, but I can make it.”  Signed Pvt. John R. Miller, Battery A, 19720 Coast Artillery.
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Closing Out My Entire Stock And Will Quit Business As Soon As It’s Gone.  
Big stock of furniture of all kinds; stoves of all kinds; radios of all kinds; Maytag washers will be sold at a big reduction – at prices you will never get again until after this war.  Even store fixtures, shop and office equipment.  Come in and make me a bid on any article.  Come in quick and share in these bargains for this is an absolute quit-business sale.  Faught Furniture and Radio Company. 

JUNE 25, 1942

182 Called to Army from Barren County – Largest Delivery of War.  154 whites and 28 colored are requirements set for the Local Draft Board for delivery on July 9 and 21, respectively, according to orders released yesterday, thus constituting the heaviest delivery in the experience of the Board.  The nearest approach was that of March 30, when a total of 109 men was requisitioned.
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From Summer Shade.  Another Summer Shade boy is making good.  Clarence Garland Brown has just recently obtained his diploma from the University of Louisville Dental School and now has legal right to practice his profession.  We feel that all who patronize this fine young dentist will be pleased with his work.  He is a fine young man and can be depended on.
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Glasgow business houses will take a “day off” on Saturday, July 4th, in accordance with the emergency holiday-curtailment as requested by the government.  Only three holidays are carried on the war-emergency calendar, namely, Independence Day on July 4;  Labor Day on September 7; and Christmas Day on December 25.  The only exception to the all-out closing on July 4 will be the produce houses, livestock yards, drug stores and hardware stores.
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Ratliff-Bryant.  Relatives here have been advised of the marriage of Miss Dorothy Ratliff and Dr. William Howard Bryant, the ceremony having been performed on Monday, December 29, 1941, in Bedford, Kentucky.  The bride is from Pikeville and has visited in Glasgow on several occasions.  During this month,  Dr. Bryant, who graduated from the College of Medicine at the University of  Louisville  in May, is serving at Kettle Island, Kentucky, looking after the practice of a physician who is on vacation.  Dr. Bryant will return the 1st of July to Louisville, where he will intern at the City Hospital.
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Mr. and Mrs. LeRoy Kerley are the parents of a son, James Edward Winslow Kerley, who arrived Wednesday at the Community Hospital.  Needless to say, some “won’t come-off “ smiles are seen on Ed Kerley’s and Herbert Branstetter’s faces, and these grandfathers can hardly wait to have a romp with the youngster.
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The billion-dollar distillery industry met in Louisville during the week and agreed to cease the manufacture of whiskey after November 1, or sooner if possible.  To meet the War Production Board’s goal of 240,000 gallons of industrial alcohol for 1942 and 1943, these plants will be converted.
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