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AUGUST  1, 1943

Barren County’s first WAVE officer is none other than the attractive, vivacious, and efficient Lois Franklin Howard, a daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C.C. Howard.  Ensign Howard recently completed her training course and received her com- mission at Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts.

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“Fathers” Are Slated for the Draft.  The drafting of fathers, ages 18 – 38, is scheduled to begin after October 1.  Local Draft Boards have been instructed to have a sufficient number of this group ready for induction about that time.  Registrants will be required to be working in essential defense industry, or producing 16 units on the farm, or else they will be forwarded to an Induction Station.  The order applies to all fathers of the 18 to 38 group, regardless of the number of their children.

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Whew, Not Now Surely!  We can’t bear to think of the consequences; nevertheless, Dee Morrison wrote to his friends that he would appreciate a pair or two of “red flannels,” and he meant “long ones.”  Now, we’re just ten degrees hotter by thinking of them – but perhaps he needs ‘em away up thar in ‘Laska.

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WAC Recruiter Here Friday.  A recruiter from Bowling Green will be here Friday to interview women who may be interested in the WAC’s.  Following are the requirements for enlistment:  be at least but not over 50 years of age; have two years of high school or its equivalent; have no dependents under 14 years of age; be mentally, morally, and physically fit.

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Bruce Trabue, 17-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Trabue, was in Louisville Wednesday to complete enlistment with the Navy.

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Bryant Houchens, garage operator at Haywood, received painful burns about his eyes when his car caught fire Tuesday.  He was using a fire extinguisher when the fluid flew into his eyes.  He immediately received medical attention and it is thought that no permanent injury will result.

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AUGUST 12, 1943

“Coast Guard Day”.  Yesterday was “Coast Guard Day” in accordance with a proclamation by Governor Keen Johnson, in commemoration of the 153rd anniversary of the founding of the nation’s oldest seagoing fighting force.  Harold E. Ice, son of Mr. and Mrs. V.E. Ice, who has been working at a defense plant in Louisville, laid down his tools and selected the Coast Guard as his choice of serving at a Louisville induction station.  He is, as far as we know, Barren County’s only representative to this branch of service.

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Chance for Hill-Billies.  Announcement that men are wanted who are experienced in mountaineering, or with related background, should afford good chance for some of our “hill billies.”  The men are to be trained in “alpine operations.”  Those interested should address the National Ski Association of America, 415 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY.

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It Was “Downing” Day.  Sgt. John C. Downing of Fort Knox, who is spending his furlough in the old home town with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Downing, failed to understand why all stores were closed up yesterday afternoon.  He was very appreciative when informed that they had closed in honor of his visit – but could not understand why the Scouts did not have the flags out.

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AD.  Firestone Offers You Fashionable “Ne-Hi” Gabardine Style Men’s and Women’s All-Purpose Coats, $8.95; pocket-size Writing Case, real leather, $1.49;   Billfold and Notebook Set, $1.98; Overnite Case, closely woven canvas, $8.95;  Firestone Deluxe Champion Tires for extra mileage.  When You Get A Rationing Certificate, Buy the Best!  Hill Service Company.

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Pals In South Pacific.  Two Barren County boys have remained together through- out their Army career that has taken them from various camps in the United States and the South Pacific, where they are now stationed “somewhere.”  Paul Matthews and Fred Hunt, both of the Tracy-Fountain Run section, serve as caterpillar instructors at a remote South Pacific training center.

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Joseph H. Merideth Writes from Italian Prison Camp.  “Dear Parents, Here I am in prison.  But I am very lucky.  I am unhurt.  I was captured December 6.  We sure had a battle.  One bullet just drew the blood on my leg; it’s OK now…If you want to send me anything, make it cigarettes and chocolate…”

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AUGUST 19, 1943

Fay Smith writes that he, Joe Leech, and Mohawk Wheeler are very splendidly situated at Clemson, Colorado, where they have been assigned for training to the Army Air Corps.

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Runaway Horse! Odd as it may seem, Glasgow’s business section experienced such last Saturday.  The horse dashed from the Big Spring lot and headed against traffic out Main Street, and violated all traffic regulations by running a red light at Race Street.  There were no casualties.

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Mr. W. H. Piper, 76 years old, died Thursday at his home near Beckton, where he had lived all his life. His wife, Mrs. Effie Piper, and two sons survive him:  Charles Piper of Columbus, Ohio, and Paul Piper of Beckton; one brother, Sam Piper of Beckton.  Funeral services were conducted Friday by Rev. C.W. Rigdon at the Beech Grove Baptist Church, of which he was a member, and burial was in the church cemetery.

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Jewell Furlong and Frank Higgason have bought the barber shop in the Spotswood Hotel from Mrs. Virgie (J.W.) Settles.

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Ice Cream and Pie Suppers seem to be the order of the day (or night) in this hot weather.  Take your pick –or attend all.  On August 20 there will be an ice cream and pie supper at Sinking Spring School, as well as one at Arnett Grove that same night.  On August 21, South Fork School, Cedar Hill School, and Lucas School will welcome all comers.

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AUGUST 26, 1943

Coach Camp Accepts Place at Henderson.  Frank Camp, athletic director and coach of the Glasgow High School, resigned to accept a similar position with the Henderson High School.  A successor has not been located thus far.  Athletic devotees will very much regret Coach Camp’s decision to leave Glasgow.  During his eight years here, he has led the Glasgow Scotties to thrilling heights.

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George S. Caroland, minister of the Christian Church at Walton, KY, will be formally ordained to the ministry at the Glasgow Christian Church on Wednesday evening, September 1.  The ordination service will be followed by a social hour in the assembly room of the Educational Building of the church.

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Two More Waves Are Booked from Barren County.  Barren County will have two more WAVES if final exams scheduled for October confirm preliminary qualifi-  cations for Miss Ruth Jones and Miss Mary Bell Poteet.  Both young ladies are employed at the Western Gas Company and will report to Cincinnati in October for final exams.

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Mrs. Geanie Eubank of Cullison, Kansas, who visited relatives here last summer, fell after her return home and broke one of her legs just below the hip.  A few days ago, while walking on crutches, she fell and broke the other leg.  Mrs. Eubank is a sister of Mrs. Angie Larimore of Glasgow, Mrs. L.C. Biggers of Temple Hill, and Dr. W.G. Depp of Summer Shade.

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The Glasgow Public Library, founded in 1916, has at last reached one of its goals to which it aspired at its conception.  It is now the Glasgow Free Public Library and, with the assistance of three agencies (namely, the County, the City, and the Community Chest) which contributed to its support, we hope to remain a free library.  The other important aim was to be housed in a building of our own and we sincerely hope that this will be accomplished before we are thirty-seven years older.

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