March 1940 PDF Print
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March 7, 1940
 
Friends of Judge Joel R. Depp in Barren and Metcalfe counties were shocked beyond measure when they heard of his being killed by the accidental discharge of a shotgun at his home three miles west of Edmonton Friday afternoon.  It seems that Judge Depp was climbing a wire fence and using a pole to pull himself over.  The pole broke, causing him to fall forward over the fence.  When he struck the ground, both barrels of a 20-gauge shotgun exploded, the charges taking effect in the back of the head and producing instant death.  Three young men working nearby rushed to his assistance, but he was already dead.  Judge Depp was County Judge of Metcalfe and later elected sheriff.  He spent much of his time helping others and headed many worthwhile civic enterprises.  Funeral services were held at the First Methodist Church, and he was buried in the Glasgow Municipal Cemetery.
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“Salty Dog” is Here.  “Salty Dog” Holmes of radio fame over NBC Chicago was a visitor here the first of the week, having accompanied his mother, Mrs. Val Holmes, to her home here.  Mrs. Holmes spent the past three months with “Salty Dog” in Chicago.
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“Gone with the Wind,” the most talked of picture of the year, will be at the Plaza Theatre beginning Thursday, March 21, for five days showing, Bruce Aspley has announced.  The door will be opened at 1:00 p.m. as usual.  Matinee prices will be 75 cents, evening prices $1.25.  Sunday and evening shows will be reserved.
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Miss Ruthine Edwards and Mr. Kenneth Nuckols were united in  marriage Saturday night, February 24, by Rev. C. E. Carter in Tompkinsville.  Mrs. Nuckols is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Courtney Edwards of  the Boyds Creek section and is a student at Glasgow High School.  Mr. Nuckols, son of Mr. Carlos Nuckols of Lindsay, California, is also a student at Glasgow High School and makes his home with his grandmother, Mrs. Sid Nuckols near town on the Tompkinsville Road, where the young couple will reside.
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W. A. Haley, who has been associated with Jim Hoover in a barber shop on East Main Street, has opened a shop on North Race Street next door to the Renfro Restaurant and will have associated with him Arthur Pitcock of Lucas.  With their reputation as first class barbers, their shop should command a nice patronage from the start.
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MARCH 14, 1940

Local officers swooped down on the Green Tavern, a roadhouse two miles from Glasgow on the Bowling Green Highway, Tuesday afternoon about 6:00 o’clock and confiscated 61 half-pints and 9 pints of whiskey and 8 cases of beer.  Marshall Eubank, said to have been operating the place, was arrested.  He executed bond for $200 and his trial is set for March 27.  Taking part in the raid were Deputy Sheriff Leo Doyle and Rufus Burgess, Chief of Police Guy Bowles, Patrolmen Pate Walkup, Melvin Cravens, Luther Lowe and Jake Eaton.  The whiskey and beer were found under the counter in the front part of the building, the officers stated.
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Additional Exams Saturday.  We regret very much not being able to give the names of rural pupils who passed the 8th grade examinations last week.  Supt. Ritter prepared for a larger number of pupils than he thought would take the exams, but discovered Saturday that there were nearly 50 more than he had expected.  He ordered blanks sufficient to cover the number and they will take their test Saturday at 8:30 at the high school.
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The D.A.R. is holding their State Conference in Louisville this week.  Delegates from the Edmund Rogers Chapter are Mrs. C. C. Howard, Mrs. R. B. Grider, Mrs. C. F. Terry, Mrs. W. R. Dickinson, and Mrs. C. M. McGee of Burkesville.  Pages from this chapter are Misses Carolyn Howard, Sara Rogers Coffman, and Misses
Eloise and Nell Kloss of Louisville.
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Little Miss Jean Smith Jewell was the recipient recently of a new Zenith radio, which she won in a radio contest for sending in a winning slogan to Fireside Coffee.  This product is distributed through Ragland-Potter Wholesale Grocery.  Joe VanZant of Grinstead and Son won $5.00 offered by the salesman selling the can of coffee.
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AD:  Time for Fine Feathers!  It’s Easter at Penney’s.  New spring coats!  Striped boucles!  Smart navy, black, and all the wanted colors for Spring.  Styles that will surprise you for the price.  All have rayon taffeta linings.  See this choice selection, sizes 12 to 44 at $4.98 each….Also dozens of bright new styles to select your Easter frock from.  Muted solid tones and plenty of black and navy.  Also the new small figured crepes so popular this spring.  Sizes 12 to 44 at $2.98 each.
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MARCH 21, 1940

Roy D. Reynolds  Jr. of Cave City won the county spelling championship for the third time when he downed all comers at the County Contest conducted last Friday at the Plaza Theater.  He will represent Barren County at the Courier-Journal Spelling Bee in Louisville next month.  He defeated Miss Mary Bridges, Glasgow, and Miss Frances Steen, County School representative.  Miss Bridges went down on “sheik” and Miss Steen on “premiere.”
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Three Small Boys Go Exploring.  Three small boys, Henry and Tommy Chapman, aged 4 and 5, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Bullen Chapman, and Richard Donal McQuown, all full of life and mischief, after being given their Saturday bath and dressed in clean clothes, decided to do some exploring.  They were looking over the Cavalry and Airport field when they came on some newly ploughed ground.  The three adventurers began to sink down to their waists, and the more they tried to extricate themselves, the deeper they sank.  Tommy finally managed to pull himself out by placing his hands on either side of the mud.  He then secured a stick and pulled his companions out to where they could get a footing.  With all the mud that would stick to them, and carrying what was left of shoes and socks, they walked home.  And what a sight they were!  It will hardly be necessary to coach these boys to stay on solid ground!
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Easter Dance.  The Junior Woman’s Club will sponsor an Easter Dance at the Armory on Friday evening, March 22, with music by Roy Holmes and his Orchestra with specialty numbers by Misses Jean Payne and Coogie Vaughn.  Prizes will be given for youngest and oldest couples present.  Script:  $1.50 per couple; $1.00, stag; 50 cents, spectators.  The public is invited.
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Elmer McBride, enthusiastic Barren County 4-H clubber, has been selected as one of four Kentuckians to represent Kentucky at the National 4-H Club Camp at Washington next June.  In announcing McBride’s appointment, it was stated that Club work helped Elmer to become a skilled farmer.  He raised cattle and hogs, and grew corn, tobacco, and vegetables.  Last year he took over the operation of his father’s farm.  In 1938 he cleared $300 from his 4-H Club project.
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College Students to Spend Easter at Home.  Home to Glasgow from Centre College are Misses Mary Waite, Doris Richards, Betty Jane Ely, Sara Hale Hatchett, and Mr. Robert Norris; from Huntingdon College, Montgomery, Alabama are Miss Raymon Wilson Britt, Elizabeth Watkins, Georgia Brent Wells,
MARCH 21, 1940 Gladys Jolly and Ruby Rich; from Vanderbilt, Miss Sara Watts Nickols, Edward Norris and Petie Leech.
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MARCH 28, 1940

A handsome new electric orgatron has been purchased by the Presbyterian Church and will be installed at an early date.  The instrument is similar to one now being installed at the Methodist Church, except the Presbyterians are getting the “single manual” instrument, while the Methodist instrument is much larger and is equipped with a “double manual.”
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Musical Treat Coming to Hiseville School.  The Lincoln Institute Choral Society will be at the Hiseville High School Saturday night, April 6.  The program will include male quartette, female trio, soloist, and chorus.  You will hear classical and lighter numbers, Negro spirituals, old folk songs, and some of the better popular music.  These colored people have sung in Louisville, Shelbyville, Simpsonville  and Monticello, and have pending engagements in Owenton, Lancaster and the University of Kentucky.  This is an opportunity to hear some good singing; don’t miss it!  Regular admission only 15 and 25 cents.
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An FBI Man Investigates CCC Camp Shooting.  Lewis Ford, Negro, Lexington, died at the Community Hospital Saturday afternoon from a pistol wound claimed inflicted by Wells Offutt, 21, Russellville; the shooting took place at Mammoth Cave Colored CCC Camp Thursday night last. Reports stated that Ford was talking with a member of the camp when Offutt came in and asked Ford to move.  Possibly he was a trifle slow and Offutt reached under his bunk, drew his pistol and fired, the bullet striking Ford in the abdomen.  The victim was rushed here but died on Saturday.
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Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Edwards of Prospect, Kentucky are the parents of a baby daughter, Barbara Ann, weight 5 lb. 9 oz., born March 20.  Before her marriage, Mrs. Edwards was Miss Claudie Pedigo, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herschel Pedigo, New Salem Road.  Mr. Edwards’ parents are Mr. and Mrs. George Edwards, Bowling Green Road.

Veterans’ News.  Sam Sears and WilliamH. Jones, Jr. attended a meeting of the Scottsville Post, American Legion, last Friday night and had a “swellegant”  helping of “slum” and trimmings served by the Home Economics Class of the Scottsville High School.  The Scottsville Post is showing renewed activity under the guidance of Rev. H. L. Green and his capable assistants.
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From Summer Shade.  Easter seemed like winter had set in for good.  The ground was covered with snow.  It is the first white Easter I ever remember seeing.  It has usually been cool around Easter, but this was like real winter.
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The Vaughn Sacred Four of Scottsville will render a program of gospel songs at the Edmonton Presbyterian Church on Sunday night, March 31.  Members of the quartet are Rev. Harold West, Miss Mildred Walthal, Messrs. Ernest Martin and Lazarus Thomas.
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Preston-Ropp Opening Was Merry Occasion.  An unexpected deluge of friends and well-wishers crowded the attractive new offices of Preston-Ropp Insurance Agency on South Green Street last Friday and soon exhausted a good supply of roses (for the ladies), cigars, pencils and matches which were being dispensed in appreciation of the many visitors.  Approximately 1000 visitors were noted for the occasion and, for once, Mr. Preston came near being silenced by the influx.  Those friends who could not avail themselves for the formal opening are invited to drop in at any time for a visit, or a discussion of insurance problems
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