May 1940 PDF Print
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MAY 2, 1940


A special feature last Sunday night from WSM (Nashville) included a program dealing with “fox hunting” and in which the celebrated strain of “Trigg Hounds” developed by the late H. C. Trigg, who was one of Southern Kentucky’s most famous sportsmen, came in for special comment.  Special packs of fox-hounds in this section now carry this famous strain and many “old-timers” will tell you there is nothing like them.

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Wash and Hildred Stovall have leased a room and will open a shoe shop in Scottsville within a few days.  The firm will be Stovall Bros., and they propose to do all kinds of shoe repairing.  They are sons of Earl Stovall.

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Numerous Grandparents.  Little Carol Joyce Smith, age 18 months, and Shirley Delores Smith, 4 months, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Smith of Casey Fork, have nine grandparents.  They have four grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Smith of Casey Fork and Mr. and Mrs. Cofer Reece of Slick Rock; four

great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Reece of Montpelier and Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Royce, Glasgow; one great-great grandfather, Mr. J. M. Shives of Glasgow.  Carol has seen her great-great grandmother, Mrs. J. M. Shives, who passed away last September.

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The Barkley-Chandler race in 1933 resulted in a “feud” in Breathitt County which has thus far taken five lives.  The score, according to our tally, is three Chandlerites and two Barkleyites.

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Next Sunday Mr. and Mrs. O. W. Alexander of Hiseville will enjoy a reunion of  their 11 children, 41 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.  Just how many will be present we do not yet know.  Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Alexander and Mrs. Walford Olson of  Los Angeles arrived this week.  Mr. and Mrs. Alexander have been married 57 years.

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MAY 9, 1940


D.A.R. to Erect Marker Honoring First Glasgowian.  Permission was given the Edmund Rogers Chapter, D.A.R., by the Fiscal Court at its meeting Tuesday for the placing of a marker on the east side of the Court House honoring Franklin Gorin, first white child born in Glasgow.  The request was made of the court by Mesdames C. C. Howard and W. C. Moss, representing the Edmund Rogers Chapter.

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The old Mansfield bottom, adjoining the Oscar Lee place, south of town on South Fork Creek, has been sold to G. L. White and B. F. Hire.  It has been stated that the property will be used by White and Hire for a new saw and planing mill and lumber yard.

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From Edmonton:  The Edmonton White Sox Baseball team opened the season Sunday at their new park on the Glasgow Highway by playing a team composed of local baseball fans including Judge W. S. Kelly, C. R. Walden and others.  As the
new hopefuls defeated the other team, it seems doubtful what the team’s prospects will be against other teams this summer.

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H. B. Turner, city marshal of Tompkinsville, had his belief in humanity greatly strengthened when a 19-year-old Negro named Kirkpatrick knocked at his door Sunday and calmly, in a matter of fact way, announced that he had killed two men.  An investigation revealed that his statement was correct.  He had really shot and killed Omer and Earl Tooley, brothers on Tooley’s Ridge, some nine miles from Tompkinsville.  Both of the dead Negroes were a few years older than Kirkpatrick.  The two were killed at close range with a shotgun.  The excuse for the double slaying by Kirkpatrick was that they had mistreated him.  He is in jail awaiting an examining trial.

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John D. Welch, whose home address is Smiths Grove, is among this year’s 21 graduating seniors of the Department of Journalism, University of Kentucky.  Welch is a graduate of Glasgow High School and received his A.B. degree at Western Teachers College, Bowling Green.  He served as business manager and  editor of the college Heights Herald, Western’s student publication.  He also was literary editor of the Western yearbook.  His graduate work in journalism at the University of Kentucky has included studies in English, art, physical sciences and education.


MAY 16, 1940


Sunday Night Fight Fatal to Raymond Littrell.  Raymond Littrell, 22, who was struck on the head with a stick said to have been wielded by Grady Lawrence, 25, near Railton, resulted in Littrell’s passing away Monday night.  Lawrence was arrested at Smiths Grove Monday night and placed in jail about one and one-half hours before his victim died.  Lawrence admitted to the officers that he had struck Littrell but claimed that he was so drunk he didn’t know what he was doing.  While the men are first cousins, it seems they had trouble before and were possibly not on the best of terms.  The victim is survived by his widow, Mrs. Marie Littrell, two small children, and his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Littrell.

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The Federal Government has raised the maximum Old Age Pension to $40, but that doesn’t mean anything in Kentucky where the limit is $30, and the general average is about $11.50.

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AD (Kroger):  Chuck Roast, 16 cents/lb.; sliced bacon, 2 lbs/33 cents; potatoes, 3 lbs/10 cents; apples, 6 lbs./ 25 cents; peanut butter, 2-lb.jar, 23 cents; tomatoes, 2 cans 15 cents; orange  juice, 3 cans 20 cents.

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Eddie and Jewell Morgan, sons of Mrs. Lizzie Morgan, enjoy an unusual distinction in that their birthdays are the same, though 12 years separate their ages.  They celebrated their birthdays last Saturday, Eddie’s 29th and Jewell’s 17th.

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J. Wood Vance was elected president of the Kentucky Bar Association at a meeting of that group Friday.  He succeeds Attorney John Richardson.  Elected to fill the other offices were Paul Greer, 1st Vice President; J. R. White, 2nd Vice President; Philip Wilson, Secretary; and Brents Dickinson Jr., Treasurer.

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MAY 23, 1940


The Senior Class of Glasgow High School and members of the faculty enjoyed a breakfast at the home of Miss Carolyn Howard on North Race Street this morning at 8:30 o’clock.  Co-hostesses with Miss Howard were Misses Sara Bowers Beatty, Evelyn Hope, Betty Goddard, and Rachel Gillenwater.  The delicious menu consisted of fruit punch, baked ham, eggs, hot rolls, spiced apricots, jelly, and coffee.  Following the breakfast, an enjoyable program was given which included reading the Class History, Will, Gifts, and Prophecy.

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Official opening and formal dedication of the new bridge over Green River at Munfordville has been tentatively set for June 21st.  Governor Keen Johnson and State Highway officials are expected to be on hand for the occasion.

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The Kyrock Hotel, a structure of 23 rooms near Brownsville, burned about noon Sunday.  The building was operated as an apartment house at time of the fire, and several families were made homeless temporarily.  Only a small amount of insurance was carried.

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To better preserve the 23 scrapbooks of E. B. Terry, Messrs. Karl E. Rapp and J.H.  Mitchell have presented the Glasgow Library with a safe in which to house these documents, knowing they could not be replaced in the event of their destruction by fire.  They are very valuable for the historical knowledge contained therein.

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From Browders Chapel:  Mrs. G. B. Edwards and children Cora, Edith and Roger visited Mrs. Ike Ward one day recently.-----Howard Edwards and Rondal Clark from the CCC Camps at Leitchfield spent the week end with their parents a few weeks ago.

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MAY 30, 1940


A total of $35.65 was received by the Barren County Post, American Legion, as gross  proceeds from its poppy sale last Saturday.

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Ray Edmund, Joe Matthews, Kermit Arterburn, and Dan Doyle were in Indianapolis to witness the speedway classics today.  These four hustling young men qualified for the trip from their employers on accessories sales.

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William C. Palmore, son of Dr. and Mrs. Cecil Palmore of Horse Cave, sustained a sprained arm and bruises about the face when a bumblebee stung a horse on their farm in Bowling Green last week.  The horse, pulling a rake on which the boy was riding, ran away, causing the injury.

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Miss Betty Lee Gerald and Mr. Willie Turner were married yesterday afternoon, May 29.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Gerald and is one of Glasgow’s most popular young ladies.  Mr. Turner, son of Mrs. Roy Garmon, is now connected with the Smith Grocery at Horse Cave and is an expert butcher.  They are attending the automobile races in Indianapolis and, upon their return, will make their home in Horse Cave.

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There will be a box supper and also a beauty contest at Beckton Friday night, May 31.  The best looking girl will receive a full box of Milky Way candy.  Proceeds will go to the Spelling Bee which will take place on Saturday night June 1.  Everyone is welcome.

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From Beaumont:  Spring has come at last.  We are much pleased to see it, and the birds are singing in the green trees.  The locusts are hollering again.  They just make their appearance every seven years….Most people around here are about done planting corn.  The crops sure are looking pretty, and the gardens look like everybody is going to have something good to eat after a while.

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