April 1940 PDF Print
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:59


John Simmons Injured.  Master John Simmons was painfully, and near seriously, injured Tuesday afternoon when he was thrown from his bicycle on North Race Street, opposite the Overall Factory, his head striking the asphalt paving, knocking him unconscious.  Examination revealed that he had suffered some concussion, but no fracture, and he is convalescing at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Simmons, on West Cherry Street, and it is hoped that his injuries will prove of no more serious consequence.

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Clayton Gooden, son of Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Gooden, won first prize in the Glasgow High School finals in the Public School contest sponsored by the Kentucky Banker’s Association at the High School auditorium Friday morning.  Gooden will compete in the finals of high schools which have been set for April 12 at Lexington.

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Glasgow’s new traffic laws featuring one-way traffic around the square will become effective on May 1.  Traffic when entering said public square and when traveling around same shall travel so as to keep the court house on the left of the driver.  While traveling around the square, it is permissible to proceed straight ahead or to turn to the right on any streets constituting above named intersections.

Among other stipulations was the decree that it shall be unlawful to pass a funeral procession while same is in progress, or cross between any cars of said procession.

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From Dry Fork:  Everybody was surprised to see snow on the ground on Easter.  Old folks say they have never seen snow on Easter before.  Spring is here and men are making preparations for another crop.  Women are cleaning their yards, planting garden, quilting, and setting hens – just doing their spring work.

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Rat-Killing Campaign Is Urged by Horning.  A rat-killing campaign (the four- legged kind) for the first of May is proposed in a plan outlined by County Agent

J. O. Horning.  The proposal has much merit and would no doubt effect the saving of much property, should the plan be followed.  Merchants, both in Glasgow and throughout the county, are urged to take part in the campaign.

 April 11, 1940


“Red” Means “Stop.”  Rodes Myers, lieutenant governor, paid $3.00 for running a red light at Cave City last week.  The Courier-Journal reported that Myers, when accosted by Marshall Reynolds, said, “But you don’t know who I am, do you?”  Reynolds is reported to have replied, “I don’t care who you are.  You ran the light and it’ll cost you three bucks.”  Reynolds gave Myers a receipt for the cash – and each went his merry way.

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Snake Farm Is Planned on 31-W.  Latest development for Barren County is in the offing in the form of a “Herpetology Museum,” or snake farm, which is planned by Jack Raymon on part of the old Edwards family property just below Park City on Dixie Avenue.  We are not so advised, but it is probable that snakes will be raised for their venom on this development.

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Monday, April 15, marks the 75th anniversary of President Lincoln’s death (following his assassination on evening of 14th), and in connection therewith we found some old papers in our possession, including a copy of the Louisville Journal of April 16, 1865.  Announcement of the President’s demise was contained in this brief dispatch from Washington:  “Abraham Lincoln died this morning at 22 minutes after 7 o’clock.”  [Signed by] Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War.

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Bee’s Carnival Opens Saturday.  With the cooperation of local merchants who are offering free ride coupons to their patrons, the F. H. Bee Shows will open the 1940 Carnival season at Playground Park, north of town, for an engagement which takes them through next week.  The Bee Shows have been here on many previous occasions, but this year’s offering will see new rides and new shows intermingled with some of the old.  The engagement will be Bee’s first for 1940.  Among the leading attractions are a colored minstrel with 22 singers and dancers; a Concert Band performing daily; 8 rides, and 10 shows.  Dotting the midway will be 30 five-and-ten-cent concession stands.

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Leonard Marcum, of Sulphur Well, was removed to the Community Hospital here Tuesday where he was suffering from severe burns.  It is reported that he had run out of gasoline near Knob Lick, and while parked beside the road, had evidently gone to sleep with a lighted cigarette in his hand which caught his clothing on fire.  The smoke and flames were seen by Mrs. Wadena Blakeman, from a nearby house, who managed to extinguish the blaze, but Mr. Marcum was severely burned as there was grease on his clothes which caused the fire to spread rapidly. 
 
 
April 18, 1940


Kino Store Burns.  Hubert Renick’s store at Kino was destroyed by fire of unknown origin last Friday night about 10 o’clock.  Neighbors made a valiant effort to save the contents, but such headway had been gained when discovered, that all efforts were futile.  The fire was plainly visible from various points along the road from Glasgow to Freedom.  The loss was only partially protected by insurance.

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The old Temple Hill School building is now being offered for sale privately by the Board of Education.  For information, see Superintendent Maxwell Ritter.

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An injunction was handed down in Circuit Court yesterday in favor of Fuqua Bus Line, restraining Dan Atwell, Tompkinsville mail contractor, from receiving any remuneration in any form for carrying passengers between Glasgow and Tompkinsville.

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Barren County’s new warehouse and office building on Broadway adjoining the county jail is rapidly nearing completion, and we understand it will be ready for occupation in a short time.  It will cost around $24,000 when completed.

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Hauff-Dickinson.  Miss Esther Hauff and Mr. Sam Dickinson were married last Saturday at the home of Rev. K. H. McCorkle, who officiated.  Miss Hauff, a native of Nashville, has been on the staff of Community Hospital for several years.  Mr. Dickinson, a son of the late Bartlett G. Dickinson, is associated with Trabue Electric Company.  They returned yesterday from a bridal tour to Nashville and Lexington.

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Mrs. Travis Watson, who lives on Route One near Pritchard’s store, has an Indian head penny that was made in 1899, given to her by her Uncle Jim Vance, near Nobob.  Mrs. Watson was less than one hour old when her uncle placed the penny in her hand, and the fact that she is still holding on to the coin proves conclusively that she can hold on to money.

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April 25, 1940


Miss Jean Payne, talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy B. Payne, placed 3rd in a state-wide contest conducted by WHAS Louisville, for a soloist to Ted Weem’s nationally famous orchestra which played for the “President’s Party” in Louisville Wednesday night.  More than 200 gifted young ladies were heard in a series of auditions, and placing in such position was indeed a splendid accomplishment.

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Miss Eva Headrick and Mr. Carroll Ream were married last Friday night at the home of Rev. B. A. Sykes, who officiated.  Following the ceremony, they left on a motor trip that will include various points in Florida and Cuba.  Miss Headrick is a daughter of Mrs. Maggie Headrick of Monroe County, and has been residing in Glasgow for several years during which time she has been connected with Cherry’s Coffee Shop and Spotswood Hotel.  Mr. Ream came to Glasgow several years ago from Paulding, Ohio, and was associated with the Glasgow baseball team, later establishing the Dutch Mill Camp below town, where he has done quite well.

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Mr. and Mrs. H. W. Jolly and Jean, Mrs. Chester Watkins and Mrs. Etta Britt leave Friday of next week for Montgomery, Alabama, where they will visit their daughters, Gladys Jolly, Elizabeth Watkins and Raymon Wilson Britt, at Huntingdon College.  They will attend the May Day exercises at which Miss Jolly will be crowned May Day Queen.

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FOR SALE:  Restaurant and five pool tables because of owner’s ill health.  Across from Glasgow Pants Factory.  “Little Doc” Froedge’s Place.

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Jane Withers and Gene Autry, Plaza Theatre.  Sensational is the only word that can be used to describe the results of combining the inimitable talents of Jane Withers and Gene Autry in “Shooting High,” a colorful, fast-moving action-romance of the Western range, which 20th Century-Fox is presenting at the Plaza Theatre on May 2 and 3.  Jane and Gene ride like demons, shoot like sixty, corral a band of bank robbers and break up a family feud to round up a double quota of entertainment in this picture.

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Gobel Goad, prominent Scottsville attorney, has been named by Gov. Keen Johnson as County Judge of Allen County, succeeding the late County Judge H. E. Dixon, who died recently.  The vacancy will be filled at the election in November.

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