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April 1, 1954, Thursday,

Francis, the Talking Mule, In Glasgow Today To Amazement of Residents Here Glasgow had a surprise visit today from Francis, the Talking Mule of the movies. He stopped at the parking lot below Spotswood Hotel.

Francis and his trainer were on their way to a public appearance and stopped to rest in Glasgow. Many people gathered to see this famous mule and they enjoyed every moment.


Friday, April 2, 1954,

Crowd Pleased With “Big Push’ Around the Square As Pancakes Are Also Pushed

Lions Club President, Jack Goodman paid off his bet with Rotary Club President, Cornell Clarke this morning to the delight of several hundred persons who saw him push the winner of a club attendance contest around the public square in a wheelbarrow. They were led by the Glasgow High majorettes and a drum & bugle unit.

As a final comic touch to the event, Police Chief Thomas Lyle “arrested” the two men & put them in a police crusier & started in the direction of the city jail. The event was to bring attention to the Pancake Fund Raiser at the Armory to raise money for the Bookmobile.


Monday, April 5, 1954,

AD Coming to Star Drive-In Theater Last of the Comanches Starring Broderick Crawford & Barbara Hale Columbia Pictures Coming to Plaza Theatre Jubilee Trail Starring Vera Ralston, Joan Leslie, Forrest Tucker, & John Russell.


Tuesday, April 6, 1954,

T. B. Hospital In Glasgow is Symbolic of Effort Toward Medical Supremacy. The Glasgow Tuberculosis Hospital, one of the five new State Tuberculosis Sanatoria, serves as a treatment Center for tuberculosis patients in 17 counties of South Central Kentucky. Located on “hospital hill” in the northeaster section of Glasgow, it occupies a 31 acre tract. A modern Nurses Home, two picturesque auxiliary buildings for hospital executives & a combination laundry heating plant building dot the hospital premises in addition to the four story sanatorium.


Wednesday, April 7, 1954,

Stocking Of Fish Starts At Park Stocking of the lakes at Gorin Park with various varieties of fish was underway today. George Carr Ganter, who has been pushing the park project, said over 1,000 fish are being put into the two lakes. The varieties include bass, crappie, brim, and many others.


Thursday, April 8, 1954,

Shower For Bride-Elect Mrs. Earl Walbert, Mrs. Clay Barton, Mrs. William Walbert, Mrs. Paul Sabens, & Mrs. Mitchell Davis are entertaining with a miscellaneous shower this evening at  Mrs. Earl Walbert’s home on Leslie Avenue, for Miss Edythe Walbert, bride-elect.


Friday April 9, 1954,

Fingerprint Gives Police Lead In Grocery Robbery. City Police Chief, Thomas Lyle, confirmed a report today that his department has “a readable” fingerprint that many help police connect a suspect with the $3,600 robbery of  grocery store manager A. J. Collins, two weeks ago. None of the $900 in cash nor the $2,700 in checks have been recovered.


Monday, April 12, 1954,

Schools to Honor Teachers in at Least Two Barren County Schools During Teacher Appreciation Week, proclaimed by Gov. Lawrence Wetherby from April 11-17. Hiseville area will offer in a special program at the school auditorium, Wednesday at 1 p.m. Principal Lewis Reece said today the Hiseville Prent-Teacher Association would offer a program including presentation of a charter to a Future Teacher of America Chapter there. The Glasgow Parent-Teacher Association has also scheduled a program honoring teachers in city schools. The program will be given at the school auditorium Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.


April 13, 1954,

Glasgow High to End Spring Practice With A Game Tonight. The game will start at 7:30 at Hammer Stadium. The probable varsity lineup may include: Charles Pedigo, Jim Jewell, at end: David Trank, Morris Smith, at tackle; Ray Ramsey, Ray Brown, at guards; Jerome Ramsey, center; Bobby Travis, quarterback; Charles Hanns, John Kinslow, half-backs; and Bobby Norman, fullback.


Wednesday, April 14, 1954,

Chamber of Commerce Building Nears Completion. The office is located next to Neville’s Jewelry Store in the Spotswood Hotel. In less than two weeks, members of the Chamber of Commerce donated materials and had the building erected on the Bruce Aspley lot between the Spotswood Hotel and the bus station on the square. The donation of the lot by Mr. Aspley will bring the office to a convenient location & allow tourists & others much needed information.


Thursday, April 15, 1954,

High School Happenings Students gathered in the band room Wednesday for the last practice before the Community Sunrise Easter Service, which is in the charge of the Christian Youth Council this year. The council consists of the various young people organizations in local churches. Charles Bethel Honeycutt will direct the choir & Janet Smith has charge of the program. The Rev. Marvin B. Whitsner will deliver the sermon. Services will be held at 6 o’clock Easter morning at the Star Drive-In Theater grounds on the North Jackson Highway.Those who have attended these services in the past years always find them a source of inspiration & hope that more citizens ever will attend this year.


Friday, April 16, 1954

New Uniforms for Policemen Here Glasgow’s police force will get a “new look’ in uniforms starting Monday.  Chief Lyle said the force will begin wearing new summer uniforms then. The uniforms are powder-blue & have been tailored for the members of the force. Black stripes down the trouser legs replace the yellow stripes on  the old outfits. Another uniform change will be made this fall when the long jackets are replaced as part of the winter uniform with “Ike” jackets. The uniform change was made to bring Glasgow’s force on par with other cities which are discarding the old type uniform. This will aid the economy since the new uniforms are easier to keep looking neat & are more comfortable.


Monday, April 19, 1954,

J. J. Newberry Store Announces Major Remodeling Project Here. The J. J. Newberry store in Glasgow will soon begin an extended remodeling program at its North Public Square location. This is the third remodeling stint of the store in its 24 year history in the city. J. H. Tulloh, manager of the store for 22 of its 24 years here, said the remodeling would include morning a wall between the present store & the Thomas building next door; installation of a 30-stool lunch counter, extension of the Thomas building for 35 feet in the rear & construction of abasement sales room. In the process, the display counters will be increased giving the store a total of 1980 feet. It presently has about 856 feet of counter space.

“This is the company’s attempt to stay in step with the progress made in Glasgow,” said Mr. Tulloh. The remodeling is to begin May 1 & completed around Oct. 15. The other remodeling jobs were done in 1936 & 1940. The store will not close during the remodeling.


Tuesday, April 20, 1954,

Glasgow Scouts to Hold Dinner Program Tonight A full round of activities for Glasgow Boy Scouts 213 is under the direction of Walter Aspley. Plans for a Father-Son dinner at which scouts prepare the meal. Plans for a trip to Canada this fall will be considered. Tenderfoot badges for five members of the troop will be given. Those to receive badges are: Terry Frazier, Sammy Faught, , Tommy Sabens, Ronnie Cherry, & David McDaniel.


Wednesday, April 21, 1954,

AD Penney’s 52 Anniversary Biggest Bargain Event of the Year!

Cannon Towels -63 cents  Wash Cloths-14 cents

Boys’ 8 ounce Sanforized Blue Jeans- $1.00

Boys’ 100% Nylon Plisse Sport Shirts-$1.00

Men’s-Boys Corduroy Sport Coats-$4.00

Eyelet Embroidered Cotton Slips-$1.00


Thursday, April 22, 1954,

Barren Countians Plan to Attend Ike Ceremony

Many Barren County Republicans heading a local group planning to attend ceremonies at Lincoln Park near Hodgenville tomorrow where President Eisenhower will speak briefly. The president is scheduled to arrive at Fort Knox by plane & travel by auto to Hodgenville for a luncheon before going to the park.

County Judge Louie Nunn, Postmaster Waldo Redmon, Ed Pedigo, Dr. Paul York & others have made plans to attend the luncheon & ceremonies at the park.


Friday, April 23, 1954,

Glasgow Resident to Be Honored

A Glasgow doctor & his sister will be among person honored by Transylvania college in weekend ceremonies a part of an anniversary celebration to include President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Dr. C. C. Howard will receive a citation from the institution along with 23 others in the ceremonies at the Lafayette hotel tonight, French Ambassador Henri Benet will be the principal speaker.

Bess Howard, former county court clerk, will be honored with a citation as well.


Monday, April 26, 1954,

Flying Balloon

A mysterious object in the sky late yesterday has been tentatively identified by unofficial flying saucer “experts” here as a weather balloon.

The object was described variously as aqua-green, blue & was being referred to as “a start” by many residents who saw it about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. When last seen it had disappeared behind a low-hanging cloud.


Tuesday, April 27, 1954,

2 Autos Reported Stolen; A second Vehicle Is Found

A 1950 model 4-door Ford belonging to Ralph Polson was reported stolen from near the Community Inn on North Race Street, according to Desk Sgt. Dan Montgomery.

Police found the Polson car abandoned on the Jimtown Road after apparently running out of gas. However a 1952 maroon Ford convertible owned by Victor Evans vanished not far from where the Polson car was found. Evans told officers his car disappeared around midnight & 10:30 o’clock this morning. It has not been found.


Wednesday, April 28, 1954,


Opening, Saturday, May 1 at 2:00 o’clock

A & W Root Beer Stand-Happy Valley Road

Free Balloons, Whistles, and Suckers for the Children


Thursday, April 29, 1954,

Glasgow Is Baffler

What are the people who live in Glasgow called? Glasgowians? Glasgowans? Glasgoans?

This city has one of those odd combinations of letters in its name of letters in its name which makes it difficult to refer to persons living here as anything other than “residents.”

Mrs. Jennie Jean Jones, Mary Wood Weldon librarian, cited Gorin, authority on spelling and came up with “Glasgowians.”

Nothing Official

The city officials apparently shy away from the used of the word in documents. Malcolm Smith, city clerk, said he could not recall any official paper where the word was used.


Friday, April  30, 1954


Go To The Church Of Your Choice

Then Come Eat With Us At the KENTUCKY RESTAURANT-South Public Square

Fried Chicken-$1.25

Baked Ham, Orange Sauce-$1.25

Roast Beef & Gravy- $1.10

Old Country Ham-$2.00

Choice of Two

Green Beans, New Potatoes, Fried Apples, Yellow Squash

Choice of One

Combination or Pineapple & Cottage Cheese Salad

Fresh Strawberry Short Cake



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