DECEMBER 1943 PDF Print
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DECEMBER 2, 1943

In Boot Training.  Miss Dorothy Richardson, daughter of Mrs. Bess Richardson of Goodnight, left Wednesday for Hunter College, New York City, to take training with the Navy WAVES.  Miss Richardson was 20 in November and took her oath soon afterward.  She joined Ruth Jones and Nancy Bell Poteet Wednesday, the three of them then joining a group in Cincinnati for the trip under Navy orders.

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When Simeon S. Willis takes the oath as Kentucky’s 49th governor  on December 7th , his hand will rest on a Bible given by the Legislature 25 years ago to Jim Hudson, a Somerset native who was then a negro elevator operator in the Capitol.  The story goes that when the House of Representatives met, they could not find a Bible and as search progressed through the building, Hudson heard of it.  Shuffling bashfully into the House chambers, he offered a small, well worn one of his own, which was thankfully accepted.  Shortly before the term ended, he was called back to the House and was presented a new, handsomely bound Bible.

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Kitchen Grease Is Now Urgent Military Need.  Don’t make soap out of your scraps.  Sell the grease, buy the soap and help the war effort. Uncle Sam can take one teaspoon of ordinary kitchen grease and some glycerine and to make 1.3 teaspoons of powder.  Military requirements are 1900 million pounds per month, and they are now getting only nine million.  This is serious, folks.  Investigate before we waste grease.

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Mrs. Dallas Smith, the former Eugenia Edwards, daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Fidella Edwards, will sponsor the christening of the ship “SS  Burleigh” which is to be launched by the Ingalls Ship Building Corporation at ceremonies to be held Friday at the Pascagoula, Mississippi ship yards.  The ship will be transferred to the U.S. Navy for military assignment.  Barren County is proud of the honor that is bestowed on one of its fairest young matrons, and we extend our good wishes for many safe and successful voyages for the fine ship which she has been chosen to christen.

Bunch OK in Virginia. Pvt. Elroy Bunch, now stationed at Fort Eustis, Virginia, but formerly assistant to Manager Ray Beck at Houchens No. 1 meat department, writes that he was “thinking of home” and was reminded that “Ray was sure a swell guy.”  Bunch is liking the Army fine and finds that it is just what one makes of it.  He would appreciate a line from home from some of his old customers and other friends.

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DECEMBER 9, 1943

“Guadacanal Diary” is coming to the Plaza Theatre screen on December 10 and 11.

This is the first human story of the war.  The New York Daily News says this is “one of the best.”  It avoids the grimness of so many battle stories and is filled with roars of laughter.  “Not a sermon…not a propaganda production…but a story of battle and courage and the seasoning of experienced Marines.”

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From County.  Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Phillips (Helen Craig) of Slick Rock, are the parents of a son, William Clyde, who arrived December 4th. .  Mr. and Mrs. Garland Reneau of Poplar Grove are the parents of a baby girl born Sunday.

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AD.  Under the latest order issued by War Production Board, you are now permitted to build a farm house or tenant house, or to remodel same, provided you do not spend in excess of $1000.  The erection of new barns, brooder houses, hog houses, etc. is also permitted.  See us for details and a free estimate on all materials.  The Old Planing Mill Company.

 

DECEMBER 16, 1943

Two More to Navy.  Irvin M. Murrell, son of Rev. and Mrs. George H. Murrell, and Olen L. Starks, son of Logan Starks, Route 1, both of Barren County’s highly respected colored families, were inducted into the Navy at Louisville last week. Murrell has been attending Kentucky State College, Frankfort.

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Electric Service Ready for Farms.  Any domestic customer may now be served with electricity if the extension is not over 1000 feet.  Charles M. Stewart, Manager of Farmers Rural Electric Corporation, stated that the new orders would make it possible for about 300 additional farms to secure service along the existing co-op lines.

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From Mt. Ayr.  Pfc. Ralph Furlong is spending a ten-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Yancey Furlong.  During his time here, he and his siblings, Virginia (Mrs. Walter Edmunds), Nell, Frances and Robert, were bedtime guests of Mrs. Milie Furlong and children, and he has also visited his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Snoddy.

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From Browders Chapel.  Guests of Misses Sadie and Ruth Wininger (NOTE –pronounced “Wine-in-ger”) Sunday were Misses Lera Edwards and Frances Starr, Messrs. Frealin and Candor Edwards and Omer Lewis Gosnell.  (7)

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Firm Has New Owner.  J. Mitchell Ellis has bought out the Glasgow Furniture and Exchange Company, in the building next to his drugstore, the George J. Ellis Drug Company, and will continue the establishment under management of Charlie Payne. (1)

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DECEMBER 23, 1943

Father of Six to Army.  Emmett Emberton, of this city, recently accepted for army service and now spending his induction-furlough with his family, is the father of six sons and has the distinction of being the first “father of six” to be inducted. He has served three years in the Regular Army and six years in the National Guard.  His family will receive an allowance of $180 per month, while he will receive, in addition, $35.50 per month, being entitled to an extra 15% on his base pay because of his Army and National Guard service.  (1)

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Win Awards.  Pfc. Porter H. Furlong, Pfc. Alva F. Estes and Pvt. Duel Fudge, all of Glasgow, are members of the Automatic Weapons Unit which won the Ramon Cup in a month-long aircraft firing contest conducted in the Coast Artillery Command in Panama.  The Glasgow trio celebrated the award as a mark of their first anniversary together.  They entered the Army together on October 27, 1942, arrived on the Isthmus on November 19, and were assigned a month later to Capt. Guy L. Campbell’s unit which was then being formed.   Furlong is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Furlong, Route 1; Estes, son of Mr. and Mrs. Merrett Estes, Route 2; and Fudge, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Fudge, Route 4.

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Mr. Elmore Duff died suddenly while sitting in a chair in his home near Woodburn this morning.  He was born and reared in the Hiseville-Coral Hill section and moved to Woodburn about three years ago.  He would have been 77 years old in March.  He is survived by his wife, Kate Mackey Duff, and two children, Mabel of Woodburn and Powell of Sonora.  Mrs. Duff is a sister of Mrs. B.F. Myers.  Ed and Will Duff, and Clarence and Will Jones, all of Coral Hill and Hiseville, are nephews of the deceased.

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Pace Now 2nd Lieutenant.  On December 4, James T. Pace graduated from the Army Air Forces Navigation School, Hondo, Texas and received his commission as 2nd Lieutenant.  Due to a delay enroute to his new position in Wyoming, Lt. Pace is spending  a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Pace, Route 2, and his sister, Mrs. George Young of Louisville.

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DECEMBER 30, 1943

Engagement Announced.  Mr. and Mrs. J.L.Hatcher, Glasgow, announce the engagement of their daughter, Madaline Hatcher, to Lt. Harry G. Saddler, Naval Reserve Aviation Training Base, Lambert Field, St. Louis, Missouri, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Saddler, also of Glasgow.  Miss Hatcher attended Glasgow High School and is a popular member of the younger set.  Lt. Saddler graduated from Western Kentucky State Teachers College in 1939 and taught and coached at Minerva, Kentucky before enlisting in the U.S. Navy in 1940, receiving his commission in 1941.  The wedding will take place at the home of the bride’s parents on January 7th.

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In Great Lakes Choir.  Bluejacket Wilborn Strode, 19-year –old son of Mr. and Mrs. H.D. Strode, Glasgow, has been selected after a competitive audition to sing in the 200-voice Great Lakes Choir while he is in boot training at the U.S. Naval Training Station.  This Choir sings at all Station church services and is presented each Friday night on the Bluejacket radio broadcast “Meet Your Navy” over a nationwide hookup.

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Barn at Cavalry Field Burns.  The small barn adjoining the pump house at Cavalry Field was destroyed by fire of unknown origin early Christmas morning, along with two fine stallions and three jacks, all registered stock, belonging to Wallace Ritter.  The concrete pump house and the equipment were not seriously damaged.

The animals, formerly housed in the main barn, had been moved to this structure the previous night after water lines to the main barn had frozen.

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Thank You, Mr. Farmer!  A grateful nation says “Thank You.”  For the job you have done for America and her allies in spite of handicaps, in spite of shortages of labor and equipment, in spite of increased demands.  Thank you, Mr. Farmer! New Farmers National Bank.

 

 

 

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