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JANUARY 5, 1933

FORMER PRESIDENT DEAD.  Calvin Coolidge was found dead at his home about noon on Thursday. We are unable to give further particulars. (1)


Mr. R. H. Miller, of near Arch Cliff on Route 4, is not only champion hog raiser of this county, but Monday he killed the largest hog slaughtered in this section this year. The hog weighed 905 pounds, measured 8 feet and 8 inches from tip to tip and six feet 8 inches around the body.  The hams weighed 87 pounds after being trimmed for curing.  The hog was a Poland China and had won several ribbons in its class.  It contained more bacon and ham than the average family could use in a year.  (1)


Sarah Frances, six-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Nuckols, received a severe cut on her head as she was being brought to school by her mother.  Just before they reached the school, a pedestrian stepped in front of their car, causing Mrs. Nuckols to stop suddenly, throwing the child over the collapsed front seat and striking her head against the dashboard, cutting a deep gash just in the edge of her hair.  This is the second mishap within a year that the child has suffered, she having stuck a fork in her eye a few months ago and has not completely recovered from that accident. (1)


Better Times Ahead.  All indications point to a revival in business, and we sincerely hope the indications may blossom out and bear fruit.  Tobacco continues high and merchants are enjoying a revival in trade. The “depression” has been on long enough and people are ready for a change.  The winter has been mild, there does not appear to be much suffering, and as food is plentiful, we hear very little complaint.  Let’s everyone put our shoulders to the wheel, push with all our might and main, and help push old depression over the hill.  (1)


Distressing Accident Proves Fatal. In attempting to kindle a fire with crude oil Sunday morning, Mrs. Jewell Young and her 8-year-old daughter were so severely burned that Mrs. Young died Sunday evening at 6:00 o’clock.  From the best information that we have, it seems that Mrs. Young threw the crude oil in the stove that already contained some fire.  The resulting explosion threw the burning oil over the unfortunate lady and her daughter, whose condition is critical.  (1)


Important Business Change.  Mr. Oscar P. Harvey has sold his residence and stock of goods at Willow Shade to Mr. S. H. Carter, of the Sulphur Lick section. This trade was made once before, until it came to signing up, when some hitch came  along and knocked the trade in the head.  Both men regretted the failure to trade, and this time the deal was signed and it stuck.  Mr. Carter is an experienced merchant who is well acquainted with the people and he will make good.  Mr. Harvey retains a saw and handle mill and some 600 acres of land which he will look after.  He owns two or more fine homes in Glasgow but will move here permanently.  Come on, Oscar, everybody welcomes you!  (1)


JANUARY 12, 1933

Bold Would-Be Robber Planned Daring Hold-Up.  Mr. H.W. Jolly came near being the victim of a holdup man Sunday evening about 6:00 o’clock.  He was in his office on the balcony of Jolly’s Store when he heard a suspicious noise.  Upon

investigation, he found the noise came from someone who was making his way over the roof, and when Mr. Jolly reached the rear window, he found a man

crouched just outside.  The turning on of a light caused the man to run and he made his escape by jumping to the ground.  Everything indicated that the intruder knew Mr. Jolly was in his office and had probably planned to surprise his victim and make a holdup.  (1)

Mr. J. O. Horning has purchased the Mrs. Alanson Trigg home in Trigg Court and he and his family will soon move to their new purchase. (1)

The Glasgow Golf Club has opened their new bowling alley in Winn Davis’s new building on East Main Street.  High points on opening night were made by Mr. Harry Norris, who scored 104, and Mrs. W. L. McQuown, 125.  (1)

Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holmes and son Carroll left Tuesday for Jeffersonville, Indiana, where Mr. Holmes will play drums in an orchestra.   (3)

Mr.  Dave Button of Rocky Hill and Mrs. Jennie Devasher of Finney were married Thursday, December 29, 1932, in Glasgow, Rev. Miller officiating.  They have many friends who wish them a long and happy married life.  (4)


JANUARY 19, 1933

Fire at Cave City Destroys Ford Warehouse.  Fire of unknown origin broke out in the warehouse of Mr. E.T. Ford in Cave City yesterday morning about 1:00 which consumed all the contents, entailing a heavy loss only partially covered by insurance. Mr. Ford runs a large department store and had stored numerous items in the warehouse because there was no room for them in the sales room.  (1)


George Perkins Hurt When Horse Falls on Him.  George Perkins, age 18, son of Mr. C. P. Perkins of Chestnut Grove section, was painfully injured when the horse he was riding to school slipped and fell in front of the Ideal Chevrolet Company on Race Street.  Young Perkins was considerably bruised.  (1)


Show Room of Chevrolets Resembles Auto Show.  The Ideal Chevrolet Company’s show room on South Race Street has the appearance of an auto show, as there are now twelve models on display.  Mr. J. H. Webb has returned from Cincinnati with the last of the dozen, and they are now ready for display.  The new “Leader” model seems to be meeting with a popular response from auto owners.  One of the interesting features of the new car is the $75 dollar reduction in price and this, together with added improvements, makes the Chevrolet outstanding in its class.  (1)


Mr.  S. D. Nuckols recently purchased the Brent Smith farm, three miles out on the Tompkinsville Road.  Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Nuckols have taken charge of the farm  (1)


Governor Ruby Laffoon has pardoned a 30-day jail sentence imposed on Joe Turner in Hart County Circuit Court on a charge of assault and battery.  The charge grew from the serious injury of Blanche Crain, who was struck by an automobile driven by Turner.  The Governor said he had been informed that the injury was inflicted accidentally and that Turner was willing to pay the fine of $50 and all costs of prosecution.  Clemency was recommended by eleven of the jurors and the Commonwealth’s Attorney, E. W. Creal. Lucas School Notes.  We are having a good attendance now since the flu, chickenpox and whooping cough have passed us by.  There is only one absence now because of sickness, this being the only time since our school year began that we could say this.  Our school will close on February 3, and a program will be given beginning at 7:00 p.m  on that date.  Music will be given by Prof. Buttrum and his son Everett Jewell, Mass Houchens, Doward Brooks, and Tom Carver.  The program will consist of songs, dialogues, recitations, pantomimes, and the graduation exercise.  There is no admission charge, and everyone is invited.  (3)


AD.  KROGER STORE.  Sweet Florida Oranges, 1 cent each;  grapefruit, 3 for 10 cents;  onions, 10-lb. bag, 7 cents;  lettuce, 7 cents per lb.;  Jewel coffee, one lb., 19 cents;  fresh bread, 1-1/2 lb. loaf, 6 cents;  pork chops, 10 cents per lb.;  fancy beef chuck roast, 12-1/2 cents per lb.  (3)


JANUARY 26, 1933

Four Arrested in Theft of Meat.  Deputy Sheriff Pennycuff and Officer Britt arrested George Estes and Lloyd Abston on Wednesday on charges of stealing meat from the smokehouse of Edgar Flowers, south of town, on Tuesday night. Also being held are a white man named Huckleberry and a colored man named Stoval, in whose  home the stolen meat was found.  Estes is a Monroe County man; Stoval and Huckleberry live near Haywood.  The meat that was stolen included all the meat that Mr. Flowers had cured in the fall.  (1)


Mr. Roy B. Payne announces his candidacy for the nomination of Sheriff of the county, subject to the action of the Democratic primary in August.  Mr. Payne is known to practically all of our readers as a high-toned gentleman who is perfectly capable of transacting the duties of the office. (1)


Home of Monroe Colored Farmer Bombed.  The home of Tommie Moore, colored, of near Forkton, eight miles from Tompkinsville, was bombed about midnight Friday, partially destroying his house and doing considerable damage to the furniture.  None of the family was injured.  Moore is a widely known farmer and had a large tobacco crop, most of which was stolen recently.  He believed he ha discovered the thieves’ identities and that the dynamite was placed under the house to intimidate him,  (2)

Rural students took the examination for 8th grade diplomas last week.  Of the 98 pupils taking the exam, 59 made passing grades and are eligible to enter high school.  Following are the five highest grades:  Mary Jo Greer, Browning School, with a score of 92%, Miss Jessie Houchens, teacher;  Jewell Allen, Chestnut Grove school, 91%, Mrs. Lucy Jackman, teacher; and three boys who averaged more than 89%: Everett Jewell Buttram, Lucas, Mrs. Corinne Greer, teacher; A. C  McMillan, Vineyard Grove, Velma Billingsley, teacher; and Royce Lowe, Carver school, Paul Allen, teacher. (3)



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