FEBRUARY 1954 PDF Print
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FEBRUARY 1, 1954

Glasgow Has More Industry…   Glasgow outstrips most other cities of comparable size in Kentucky.  In a survey made last year by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Glasgow was reported to have 24 industrial or manufacturing firms employing a total of 1,239 persons.  Danville was the only other city of comparable size that had more employment in industry.  Of the 24 industries listed in Glasgow, the Glasgow Manufacturing Company accounted for 687, and the Kentucky Pants Company, 323.

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Two Barren County Men Get Awards.  Two Barren County residents, James Bybee and Floyd Thomerson, have been awarded certificates of service and gold pins commemorating ten years of service with the Kentucky State Highway Department.  They are among 270 Department employees honored by the Highway Commission at ceremonies held recently.

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Shooting A Lady from Cannon. Among the acts of world-renowned magician performing at the Glasgow High School tonight is the one in which he shoots his pretty accomplice from a cannon.  Together with a freight car of scenery and quipment used in the show, area residents will see the famous magician Grabel perform many tricks which promise to make the show one of the outstanding attractions to play here this year.  Sponsor,  Junior Chamber of Commerce.

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Pfc. and Mrs. Reed Bush announce the birth of a baby girl born January 26 at the   Community Hospital.  She weighed 6 lb. 12 oz. and has been named Sue Ellen.  Pfc. Bush is stationed in Japan at the present time.

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FEBRUARY 2, 1954

Prescription for Friendly Service.  Professional know-how with the friendly approach is rapidly becoming a lost art.  But we haven’t lost it.  Your prescription problems are our problems and are handled with accuracy and care, always.  Ely Drugs, Inc.  T.M. Woodson, Charlie Brake, Kenneth Calvert.

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FEBRUARY 3, 1954

Former Reporter Will Return to Crystal Cave.  William Burke Miller, a Pulitzer Prize winning cub reporter 29 years ago, will return on February 14 to the scene of his crowning achievement.  Miller won one of journalism’s most coveted awards for his report to the Courier-Journal concerning Floyd Collins’ entrapment in

Crystal Cave.   Miller, at that time only 5’5” tall and weighing 117 pounds, crawled into the cave and fed and encouraged Collins during rescue efforts. The story was one of the most gripping ones in recent times, attracting nationwide attention.  Now an NBC executive, Miller will again go into the cave, this time to report on an exploration being made by a National Caving Society.

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FEBRUARY 10, 1954

Couples Married in Double Ceremony.  Last Saturday afternoon, Paul Pace of Lecta and Miss Sarah Thomas of Austin, and Douglas Turner of Austin and Miss Alice Carver, Glasgow, Route 2, were married in a double ceremony with the Rev. G.G. Lyle officiating.  Mr. and Mrs. Pace will make their home at Lecta and Mr. and Mrs. Turner will reside at Austin after returning from their honeymoons in Nashville..  The two couples have the honor of being the first to be married in the new parsonage on East Main Street.

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FEBRUARY 11, 1954

Leonard W. Preston has been named 1954 President of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce.  Voting members of the unit gave the former State Representative and insurance man a unanimous confirmation after they had expressed a desire that the man selected should be one of experience and knowledge and one able to devote a considerable amount of time and energy to the task.  Mr. Preston, partner in the Preston-Ropp Chevrolet Company here, is expected to outline an ambitious program of accomplishment for the coming year and will have the “utmost co- operation” from business men and members.

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Gene Farley to Head Glasgow’s Public School System.  Gene C. Farley has been named superintendent of the Glasgow schools, succeeding James W. Depp.  Mr. Depp, who has been superintendent since 1937, has been granted a leave of absence but has not yet revealed his future plans.  Mr. Farley is a native of Hardin County and has been Principal here since 1951.  He is a graduate  of Eastern State College in Richmond and received his Master’s Degree from Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville.

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High School Happenings, as reported by Jean Rousseau.  Courtroom Reality Absorbs Class.  Mr. R. Moore’s shorthand class had a field day Tuesday when they attended a session of Circuit Court to observe the court stenographers in action.  Arguments of the lawyer, perplexities of the witnesses and the meting out of justice, in general, provided no end of entertainment along with the realistic demonstration of a stenographer’s problems when everybody talks at once.

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FEBRUARY 12, 1954

From Denton, Texas.  Miss Jerry Horning, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Horning of Glasgow, Kentucky, is one of five senior music majors at the Texas State College scheduled to give recitals this semester.  The date of her piano recital has not yet been announced.  Miss Horning began her piano studies at the age of five and will receive her Bachelor of Science degree this spring.  Then she plans to obtain her Master’s degree in religious education from the Golden Gate Baptist Seminary of California and possibly later enter foreign missionary service.

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FEBRUARY 15, 1954

Fiscal Court.  Tomorrow morning after completing matters deferred earlier, some of the members of the Court will go with County Clerk Robert Fant to Bowling Green to view the operation of a rectifier (a photo-copying device) before making a decision to buy such a machine for use here.  The photo-copying machine has been credited with speeding the recording of documents and is already in use in many other parts of Kentucky.  It can be used for nearly all types of documents where no revenue stamps or other types of government seals are affixed.

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AD.  Here’s GOOD NEWS for the woman who works by day and does her wash by night.  You’ll do both jobs better when you own an electric clothes dryer!  If your laundering has to be crowded into a busy schedule, you’ll really appreciate the convenience of an electric dryer.  Rain or shine…day or night…just set the dial and your drying problems are over.  Next day you’ll feel better, more alert, because your dryer has done all the hard work for you.  See your dealer about an electric clothes dryer now!  Kentucky Utilities Company.


FEBRUARY 16, 1954

Barren County Representative Mrs. Randolph C. Wilson was among some fifteen legislators backing a bill that would increase the minimum retirement benefits of teachers to a  sum of $18 per service year, multiplied by the total number of years served.  In most cases, this would mean a teacher could receive a maximum of $630, but no less than $120,  per year.

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FEBRUARY 17, 1954

Awards Slated for F.F.A. Banquet.   The Future Farmers chapter of the Park City High School will hold their annual Father-Son banquet on Thursday night and will present medals and plaques to outstanding chapter members.  Also at that time, Miss Glenna Pedigo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pedigo of Smiths Grove, will be honored as the 1954 Chapter Sweetheart.

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Measles Reported at Near Epidemic Stage.  No let-up appeared in sight today as reports of a near epidemic continued to come in.  Several cases have been reported in Glasgow and Temple Hill Schools; one class reported almost half the students absent due to this highly contagious disease.  Because of the shortage of the serum needed, children under the age of three are not eligible to receive this serum.  The Health Department requests that when a child has fever or any of the symptoms of measles, the parents should keep the child at home and call a doctor.

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The Thunderbird, a new kind of car combining high performance with the comfort, convenience and safety of a conventional model, has been added to the Ford line.    The Thunderbird has a powerful 160 horsepower engine,  and its low, graceful body is all steel construction  Equipped with a convertible cloth top which folds completely out of sight behind the rear seat, the Thunderbird can be purchased with a special composition hardtop, making it a completely  all-weather car.  Its overall height is 51.5 inches, nearly a foot lower than the Ford sedan, yet it has only slightly less road clearance.  The Thunderbird is scheduled for production by Ford Division next fall.

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FEBRUARY 18, 1954

M.L. Drane Sells Jewelry Business to George Ford.  One of Glasgow’s oldest and best-known business places changed ownership today with the retirement of M.L. Drane.  The jewelry store on the west side of the Square was sold to another Glasgow jeweler, Mr. George Ford.  The sale and Mr. Drane’s retirement are effective immediately.  No significant changes will be made in the store, and it will continue to carry in stock jewelry, dinnerware, and the fancy furnishings which are under exclusive franchise that would not be available to residents here if the franchise were discontinued.

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Miss Billie Neal Howard Wins Citizenship Award.  Among other young Glasgow residents, Miss Billie Neal Howard was recognized by the Edmund Rogers Chapter of Daughters of American Revolution in ceremonies this morning.  Mrs. J.L. Goodman presented a pin and a token check to Miss Howard and explained that the award was based on dependability, service, leadership and patriotism.  The winner is eligible to compete for higher honors that could lead to recognition as national D.A.R. Good Citizen.  In other ceremonies, Miss Alice McFarland, Miss Maude Traylor, and Miss Shelby Jean Davis were presented pins and token checks to recognize their unusual ability in the field of Home Economics.

 

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