MARCH 1933 PDF Print
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MARCH 2, 1933

Adding 80 Machines to Washington Mfg. Co.  Work of installing eighty new machines to the equipment of the Washington Manufacturing Company is now going forward and installation will be completed at an early date.  When completed, this will be one of the largest and best equipped plants of  its kind in the country.

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A partnership for the practice of law has been formed between C.B. Latimer, of this city, and Cass R. Walden, of Tompkinsville.  Mr. Latimer has been an attorney here for several years and has made an enviable reputation.  Mr. Walden has just received his degree from the law department of the University of Kentucky, graduating with honors, and is a brilliant and most promising young man.

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Edmonton Courthouse Ransacked.  Parties searching for money or some kind of legal papers ransacked the Edmonton Courthouse Sunday night.  Every office in the building was forced open, desks and drawers were opened, and papers scattered about the rooms.  Everything indicated that the marauders were in search of papers of some description.  Officers are without a clue as to who the prowlers were.

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There is a growing belief that the assassin’s bulletins last week were intended for Chicago’s Mayor Cernak  instead of for Roosevelt who, it is believed, was only the supposed intended  victim.  Proof is said to have been found confirming this belief, even though the gunman had shouted that he “killed all presidents.”

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Scouting.  Scoutmaster A.S. Britt informed his Scouts that the local group had received the President Hoover Award for the year of 1932.  This is one of the highest honors that a Troop can achieve and represents a special effort on the part of both Scoutmaster and Scouts.

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From Cyclone.  Miss Nelda Branstetter suffered a very painful accident several days ago when she fell off a mule, breaking one arm just above the elbow.

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MARCH 9, 1933

Almost A Robbery.  Mr. Clay Franklin, who runs the Stoll Oil Refinery near the depot, was the victim of an attempted holdup Wednesday night as he was going to his home in St. Mary’s Court.  As he turned the corner where St. Mary Street joins Leslie Avenue, three men stepped in front of his car and one of them attempted to open the car door.  Mr. Franklin quickly backed onto Leslie Avenue and beat it to town, where he procured a revolver, and returned to the spot where he had seen the men, but found no one.  He says he got a good look at them and, if brought face to face, would recognize them.

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Sheriff and Jailer Must Hello at Their Own Expense.  At a recent meeting of the Barren Fiscal Court, the body declined to pay telephone bills for the offices of Sheriff and Jailer, and an order was entered to this effect.  We understand that the law directs that the Fiscal Court shall pay for telephones installed in the two offices, which the present occupants claim the County has been doing since they went into office.  We have no criticism or comment to offer.

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Since The Republican’s office and equipment were destroyed by fire on December 25, 1932, Mr. Richardson, editor of The Times, has been mighty kind to us in printing our paper for the past ten weeks.  We greatly appreciate the kindness of our friends and will say now that if The Times gets in trouble, and we can help them, our office and equipment will be open to that paper.  We trust that by  this time next week, we will be in shape to print our own paper and invite our friends to call and inspect the entire office.

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AD.  Bankrupt Sale of Crawford-Gatlin, Inc.  Bought by National Salvage Stores Corporation.  Entire bankrupt  stock together with thousands of  dollars worth of new spring merchandise.  Sensational low prices.  Unheard-of-Values.  National Salvage Stores Corporation.

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Woman Seriously Wounded by Shot Fired at Husband.  Mrs. Milt Abston, who lives on the Tompkinsville Road, was critically wounded Friday night when a party of gun-firing “autoists” blazed away at Milt Abston, who had protested the shooting that the crowd had previously engaged in.  Abston has no knowledge of the identity of those involved in the shooting.  Mrs. Abston suffered a fractured hip from the shot.

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MARCH 16, 1933

Old Residence Burned.  The oldest building in the country burned down Monday evening.  Known as the Jube Preston place, it was located near Old Zion Church.  The house was of hewed log, a two-story building made of yellow poplar – one of the best buildings of its kind.  It is now owned by Mr. A.J. Johnson, who bought it from Mr. Preston fourteen years ago.

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Terrific Hurricane Sweeps Three States.  The electric and rain storm Tuesday night was one of the most severe rain storms ever seen here.  Tompkinsville and the surrounding country for approximately one and one-half  miles was covered with a blanket of hail which fell within fifteen minutes.  Hail was an inch or more deep and, in some places, had drifted to a depth of two or three feet.  Roofs were badly damaged by  the hailstones, some of which measured one and one-half inches in diameter.  Window panes were broken and auto tops smashed.  Creeks were flooded.  Tons of rock were washed off the county roads.  The oldest residents here say it was the hardest downpour of rain that they have ever seen witnessed.

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Morrison Mill to Re-open.  Mr. and Mrs. C. Morrison, who have been living at Upton for several years, have sold their mill at that place and have leased what is known as the Morrison Mill on Race Street.  They will soon be furnishing flour to all who want it.  Mr. Morrison is an experienced miller and knows just how to make fine flour.

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Mr. Hazel Magers, of Bon Ayr, suffered a broken arm a few days ago while cranking a car.  The arm is healing nicely.

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AD.  Main Street Hotel, Mrs. Cora Pottts, Manager.  Furnishes comfortable home- like place with home cooked food for the traveling public.  Offering home-like surroundings, comfortable beds, and seasonal food for boarders.  Catering only to respectable people who know how to conduct themselves.

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Mr. Will Bybee, of Roseville, is nursing a broken rib, the result of plowing in rough ground.

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MARCH 23, 1933

Flippin Bank Closed.  The Bank at Flippin failed to open its doors last Monday and, after consultation, it was decided to go into liquidation.  All other banks of Monroe County are open for business.

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Thieves are not neglecting Hiseville and surrounding county.  In the past few weeks, they have stolen chickens, and also the hen house lock, from Mr. T.P. Newberry; ten sides of meat from Mr. B.W. Strader; chickens from Mr. Willard Byrd, Mr. Bryan Strader and Mr. Henry Goff; and also attempted to get part of Mr. Will Crawford’s meat but were scared away while at work.

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MARCH 30, 1933

A Garden Club has been formed by flower-lovers of this city, the object of which is to study flowers, gardens, and birds.  Officers are:  President, Mrs. R.A. Palmore; Vice President, Mrs. D.B. Strange; Secretary, Mrs. George L. Ganter; Treasurer, Mrs. Charles F. Terry.  There are twenty-one other charter members.

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Mr. George T. Mayfield died at his home near Browder’s Chapel last Friday at the age of 84.  He spent his entire life in the section in which he died, and he was a leading citizen, highly respected by all who knew him.  He was a member of the Baptist Church and lived up to his profession.  In his death, Barren County loses one of its good, quiet citizens, who had no enemies.  He is survived by his wife and four children:  Messrs. Cleveland and Milburn Mayfield, Mrs. Albert Boyd, and Mrs. Luther Franklin, all living in and around Glasgow.  Funeral services were held at the residence on Sunday afternoon, followed by burial in the Glasgow Cemetery.

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