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JULY  2, 1942         

Mayor Winn Davis was elected President of the Board of Directors of the T. J. Samson Community Hospital to succeed the late George J. Ellis.  Mrs. W. R. Dickinson, the first woman to be elected to the Board, will probably be assigned to the duty of coordination of various civic organizations in their hospital efforts.  President Davis has been a member of the Board since the organization of the Hospital and his election to succeed Mr. Ellis was expected by all.
David Hatchett has been elected president of the Glasgow Future Farmers Chapter.  Other officers elected are Charles Owen, Vice President; Edwin Read, Secretary; Rondal Smith, Treasurer; Jasper Pedigo, Reporter, and Stanley Riley Jr, Doorman.
All 12-gauge shotguns on local dealers’ shelves have been shipped to Government depots.
John Nelson has been spending some time at Mammoth Cave assisting in the cataloging of the collection of Indian relics which was recently bought by the U. S. Government.  About 50,000 pieces are in the collection, and a building will be erected in the Cave Park where Mr. Nelson’s collection will form a nucleus for an extended museum.
Boy Dies from Injuries.  Death struck in a tragic manner last Friday evening when two children were struck by a truck on the Burkesville Road near the K-U Ice Plant.  Luther Carroll Chapman, 11, son of  Mrs. Lee Emmet, died shortly after being admitted to the hospital.  His 3-1/2- year- old sister, Essie Olene Smith, was treated for a head injury and remained in the hospital until Monday, when she was returned to her home on Shirley Row.  The truck was driven by Andrew J. Moore, of Tompkinsville, who made a desperate attempt to avoid striking the children, but they turned directly into the path of the truck while trying to escape being struck by a vehicle going in the opposite direction.

JULY 9, 1942

The second polio case in Barren County was reported this week when it was determined  that 17-year-old Earl Lingle was suffering from an attack.  The other case is a 4-year-old Saltsman girl of the Owl Spring section.  Lingle’s left leg is slightly affected, but he is getting along nicely.  Every method known to medical science is being used to combat the disease.   Young  Lingle is a student at Glasgow High School and will be a senior this coming year.  He is quite an athlete and is extremely popular.  His many friends are hoping for him a speedy and complete recovery.
Lt. Garland Reynolds Visits Parents Here.  After drifting for eight harrowing days at sea in an open lifeboat, 1st Lt. Garland B. Reynolds arrived back in Glasgow safely today after landing at an undisclosed port.  Though browned by the sea and wind, he appeared to be suffering none the worse from his experience.  Lt. Reynolds and the 27 other men in the open boat were on a diet of 6 ounces of
water a day, 3 ounces in the morning and 3 ounces at night.  The ‘substance” of this diet consisted of  2 crackers three times a day.  He said he lost 10 pounds and all his personal belongings, but that they were lucky in that the sea was calm and they ran into no storms.  The lieutenant instructed his interviewer not to “try to make any hero stuff out of this; it could happen to anyone; it’s happening to a lot of  men.”
From Summer Shade.  Metcalfe County rural schools began Monday and textbooks were issued to teachers Monday and Tuesday.  A number of emergency teachers have been employed this year on account of the shortage caused by the draft and defense work.
AD.  The drink that everybody knows – 5 cents.  Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Glasgow, Kentucky.
AD.  Furniture Bargains, and we are not going out of business.  We will not fool the public to get the business.  We have a reasonable mark-up on all goods and we do not mind the customer seeing it.  We are stocked with a full line of new furniture and an extra good stock of good used furniture.  Don’t fail to let us show you what we can save you on your furniture.  If we haven’t got it in stock, we will get it for you.  Gerald Furniture Company.

JULY 16, 1942

Several local registrants of the 35 to 45 age group have been notified to appear at the Unemployment Office in Bowling Green for an interview concerning utiliza- tion of their services in various critical skills in present defense industry.  L. L. Morris, of the Morris Farm Equipment and Morris Oil Supply companies, was in Bowling Green Tuesday, and many others are reported to have received notices.
10% Buttons Are To Be Distributed To Pledgers.  Mayor Winn Davis, chairman of the Barren County Bank committee, today received a quantity of  “10% buttons”
which will be distributed to various local employees who have signed up to put 10% of their income in war bonds.  When you see a clerk sporting one of these buttons, you can be sure that person is one who is contributing his, or her, part in backing up the boys up-front.
From Edmonton.  Ensign Wendell Butler, who recently enlisted in the U.S. Navy, made a short visit to friends and relatives here Monday.  He was Superintendent of Metcalfe County schools and resigned to enter the service of his country.
Daugherty-Akers.  The wedding of Miss Dorothy Daugherty, of Hodgenville, and George Homer Akers Jr, of Glasgow, took place in Elizabethtown Tuesday after-
noon.  Mr. Akers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George H. Akers of this city, and attended Bowling Green University and University of Kentucky.  For a number of years he has been on tobacco markets in Kentucky, Georgia, and North Carolina.  He has been in the U.S. Army since March.  Mr. and Mrs. Akers made a short visit with his parents before leaving for Miami.
Showing at the Plaza on Friday and Saturday:  “Beyond the Blue Horizon,” with Dorothy Lamour, Richard Denning, and Walter Abel;  on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday:  “The Magnificent Dope,” with Henry Fonda, Lynn Bara, and Don Ameche.

JULY 23, 1942

Dr. A. T. (Tompie) Botts’ death removes one of the last of the old-time practitioners from our midst and culminated more than 99 years of medical service which had been rendered by the Doctors Botts in Barren County.  His father, the late Dr. S. T. Botts, was one of Barren County’s pioneer physicians and surgeons who practiced from 1865 to 1910.  Dr. A.T. was an active practitioner for 49 years and during that time, his son, Dr .Lee E. Botts, served 5 years in local practice before moving to Ohio where he has become identified prominently in northern Ohio medical circles.  Simple but impressive services for Dr. A. T. Botts were conducted by Rev. Sam Ed Bradley and Rev. T. F. Grider at the Glasgow Baptist Church, and he was buried in the family lot in the Glasgow cemetery.
The passing of Peter W. Depp at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. O. Chenowith, near Eighty-Eight, closed the career on a Kentuckian who had seen life in many varying degrees during his nearly 82 years.  Pete Depp, as he was known to his friends everywhere, spent more than 50 years in public life.  His attainments were many and varied.  Among them were the development of a wheat threshing outfit in the West; driver of a stage coach from Glasgow Junction to MammothCave during its most adventurous years, including an experience with Jeese James, notorious bandit; builder and first operator of Kentucky’s first electric chair; an authority on guns, rifles and pistols; an expert on outdoor life; and many other hobbies and attainments that always furnished friends with interesting topics.  He was the son of the late Thomas and Emily Grinstead Depp, a name synonymous with the development of southern Kentucky, and he was married in early life to Miss Lucy Ellen Eubank, of Freedom, who preceded him to the grave about 25 years ago.  After funeral services at Poplar Log, he was buried by his wife in the Poplar Log Cemetery.
Triplets Swell Barren County’s Population.    Mr. and Mrs. Jim WestmorelaCave City – Slash section, were thrice blessed Tuesday night when triplet babies made their arrival – two girls and one boy.  Dr. G. P. Peterson, attending physician, promptly brought the youngsters to the Community Hospital where they can have the advantages of scientific feeding until sufficiently strong to be returned home.

JULY 30, 1942

Sunday, A Watery Day for Nelsons.  Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nelson and two children miraculously escaped with their lives when their car ran off the ferry at Mammoth Cave Sunday.  Oren Nelson and Woodrow Parrott, both of this city, who were also on the ferry, assisted the ferryman in saving the people.  It appeared that Sunday was a “watery day” for other Nelsons.  John M. shoved off in a canoe at about 4:00 a.m. to set his trot line, but when the canoe overturned, he had to swim to shore.  John Uri and little son, Joe Marion, capsized their canoe on the Cumberland River and had to swim out.  Joe Marion wore a life preserver,  Later, when John Uri was telling the little boy how important it was to learn to swim and reminded him that the grandfather might have drowned had he not been an expert swimmer, the boy said his grandpa would have had no cause for alarm if he had been wearing a “zerver.”
Mrs. Lizzie Chitwood returned Tuesday from Sebree, Kentucky, where she visited her new grandson, Elbridge O. Holman Jr, who arrived on July 21.  Mrs. Holman and son are at the home of her father, Mr. G. A. Fulcher at Sebree, and Sgt. Major Holman is stationed at Montgomery, Alabama.
Notice to Clients of R. L. Garnett.  As my sudden call to the U. S. Army did not provide for time to contact my clients in regard to their business in my hands, I have left instructions on all business and legal matters with my secretary, Miss Mary Margaret Baker.  She will remain in my office during my absence, and persons with business left in my care may contact her there for instructions regarding said business.  Good luck until I am with you again.  (Signed) R. L. Garnett.


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