MARCH 1943 PDF Print
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MARCH 4, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. A. St. Charles, who operate a local fruit and grocery store, may be Barren County’s first military “five-son” family.  They now have three sons in service:  Tommy, Mike and Joe, while Frank, in school at Cincinnati was last reported to be getting in the line, and Charlie was recently screened by a Nashville board.  Despite the disruption that has followed the induction of their sons, Mr. and Mrs. St. Charles and “the girls” are making a valiant fight on the home-front to keep their little business, with its ramifications, still going.

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Following in the footsteps of four brothers now in Uncle Sam’s armed forces, Miss Julia Schneider has become the fifth member of her family, and Glasgow’s first member of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, commonly referred to as the WAAC’s.  A native of Monroe, Louisiana, Miss Schneider has been making her home with her sister, Mrs. Rogers Dickinson, for the past two years and is at present the popular and courteous fountaineer at Leech and Davis drug store.  She will report on March 9 to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for basic training.

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Dr.. Caswell C. Turner, prominent physician, died at his home on Sunday, February 25, thus ending the career of one of Kentucky’s most distinguished consultant specialists.  The loss of Dr. Turner comes as a heavy blow to the already over-taxed medical staff surrounding the Samson Hospital Community, now depleted by the service of several young and active practitioners.  For us to attempt to comment and eulogize the life of a man so intimately and favorably known would tax our editorial ability; however, during his practice, Dr. Turner found time to take a prominent part in many civic, religious and educational facilities.  Funeral services were conducted at the local First Christian Church, of which  he was a member, and burial was in the Gamaliel Cemetery.

George W. Evans, who recently bought the store at Willow Shade from S.H. Carter and last  week  sold the business back to him, is resting at home here before deciding on anything definite for the future.  Mr. Evans is very loud in his praise for the courtesy and loyal patronage accorded him by the people around Willow Shade while he was in business there.

Miss Covella Houchens and Mr. Gilbert Biggers were married in Louisville Saturday night, Rev. W. S. Bolles reading the service.  Mrs. Biggers is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs .Ervin G. Houchens and is one of Glasgow’s most beau- tiful and accomplished young ladies.  After graduating from Glasgow High School, she attended Virginia Intermont at Bristotl, Virginia and for some time has been in the office of Mr. Houchens’ grocery chain stores.  Mr. Biggers, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Biggers, was also reared in Glasgow and graduated from Glasgow High School, then attended Bowling Green Business University and, at present, is an accountant at Charlestown.  Both young people are talented musicians, she being a pianist and vocalist and he, a violinist.  For the present, they will be living in Louisville.  (5)

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Lyon Hutcherson Jr. had the misfortune to fall from a fence at his home on North Jackson this afternoon and broke both bones above the wrist in his left arm. After having his arm set at the hospital, Lyon Jr. is resting as comfortably as possible at his home. (1)

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Dr. Whiteside Will Open Office Here. Dr. George Whiteside, a brother-in-law of Capt. Rex Hayes, has taken over the office of Dr. C.C. Turner and will re-open, with the assistance of Miss Tommie Terrell, next Monday morning.  Dr. Whiteside is a graduate of Tennessee Medical School in Memphis, and has been intern at the Nashville General Hospital for the past two years.  Before entering medical school, he was a teacher in Monroe County. Mrs Whiteside is the former Mary Florence Hayes of Gamaliel.  (1)

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The old W.C. Moss shop at the foot of North Green Street here, and, incidentally, reported to have been Glasgow’s first jailhouse, was damaged last week when Grinstead’s truck slipped on the icy hill and crashed into it.  (1)

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MARCH 11, 1943

Building Log  Cabins.  The Kentucky knack of building “log houses” has been put into practice by Sgt. Shelby Powell, son of former Sheriff and Mrs. Charles Powell.  Shelby is now with an engineer regiment on the Alcan Highway – way up north where his organization is building log houses as they progress northward through the frozen waters.  (1)

Barren County’s third WAAC has been accepted for service and expects to receive orders soon that will assign her to training.  Latest member of the Women’s Auxiliary Corps is Mrs. Lovie Hume, mother of 21-year-old Pfc. Horace Hume, now in the Army, and a daughter, Jessie Perkins, who expects to enlist in the Marine Corps just as soon as her husband, now in the Marine Corps, is sent overseas.  Two other WAAC’s from this section are Miss Julia Schneider and Miss Kallie Bridges, the latter of the Austin area..  (1)

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There is a possibility that married men without children will be called for examination within the next thirty days.  This Draft Board ruling apoears to provide wide exemption for men and boys on farms.

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MARCH 18, 1943

From Edmonton.  W.E. Harris, 75, died suddenly at his home here late Tuesday afternoon, March 16, after being  in ill health for several years.  He served two terms as Metcalfe County jailer and resigned because of ill health before his third term was completed.  He is survived by his wife; a daughter, Rosa Free,  a son, Henry Harris, of Indianapolis, and a grandson, Stanley, at home.  Burial was at the Jeffries burying ground near East Fork on Thursday.  (2)

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AD.  At Auction, Tuesday, March 23,  1943.  To settle the estate of the   late Sneeed Kinslow, we will sell the farm of approximately 100 acres, about four miles west of Glasgow and just off the Bowling Green-Glasgow highway, north of Beaver Cr eek bridge.  After the farm sale, we will sell farm animals and equip-  ment, small tools, and household goods..  Mrs. Stella Kinslow, Administrator;.  Sales Agents, Gillenwater and Payne, with Col.. Roy B. Payne, Auctioneer. (3)

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What’s The War Going To Do to the Monday morning wash day in the old homestead?  The Armed Forces are going to get most of the $46,000,000 worth of commercial laundry machinery that will be produced this year – and when you consider that they are going to buy 46 million pairs of socks in the next six months, you can see that they need the equipment.  There won’t be any new washing machines this year but there will be repairs for the old machines.  And there will always be a washboard although it may not be of metal.  Clothes lines will still to be had, but pulleys will be of wood.  Ironing boards are in stock but the supply of new electric irons is diminishing.  The old fashioned flat irons may be coming back.  (3)

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Members of the Senior class at Park City High School are presenting a three-act play on Thursday and Friday night.  General admission on Thursday will be 25 cents, with reserved seats at 35 cents.  On Friday there will be no reserved seats but general admission will be 25 cents for adults and 20 cents for children. Miss Elizabeth Riherd is director, and those in the cast are Marie Welch, Brownie Pardue, Joan (Jo-Ann) Bagby, Dorothea (Do-ro’tha) Furlong, Thelma Turner, Earl Snyder, Wanda Payne, Gene Bell, Nadene Welch and James Kinslow.

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Barbara Jean Sherfey, eight years old, died Friday afternoon from injuries sus- tained when she was struck by a car on Columbia Avenue last Thursday.  Her father, Tom Sherfey, had died of a heart attack on the street here on February 22.  Besides her mother, she leaves seven brothers and sisters.  Funeral services were held at Poplar Log Sunday afternoon, with burial in the family plot.

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MARCH 25, 1943

Miss Hortense Lawrence of Smiths Grove has enlisted in the WAAC’s and will be going to Fort Oglethorpe for training.

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Barren County’s war bond quota of $45,000 has been exceeded by $15,000, with six more days to go, according to Mayor Winn Davis, Chairman.

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Paula Jane is the name chosen for the new daughter of Prof. and Mrs. Paul Vaughn,   Paula arrived Saturday, March 20, in time to help her daddy celebrate his birthday anniversary, which also falls on March 20.

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Lunsford Beam died March 6, 1943 at his home in Scottsville, where he had resided for many years.  He was 82 years old.  He professed faith in Jesus Christ at the age of 17 and joined New Bethel Church, later moving his membership to Liberty Church.  Surviving are one brother, Jimmy Beam of Allen County, and four sisters, Ellen Hood, Lela Beam, and Celia Frances Beam, all of Barren County, and Edna Burgess of Etoile.  He leaves a host of relatives and friends to mourn his passing, for he lived his religion in everyday life and was a friend to all.

 

 

 

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