June 1950 PDF Print
Monday, 19 July 2010 12:44


                       JUNE 1 – JUNE 4

TUESDAY:  Three Barren County men nabbed last week were turned over to federal authorities Tuesday in connection with whiskey charges filed against them, Sheriff Jesse Edmunds said.

     Two of the men, Carlos Taylor, 49, and his son, Milford, 21, were arrested Friday afternoon in a raid on their home three miles east of Hiseville.  Sheriff Edmunds said, a still, one and one-half gallons of whiskey and two one-half barrels of mash were found in a back room of the house.

     Doyle Smith, 34, Hiseville, was arrested Friday afternoon by Sheriff Edmunds and charged with having illegal whiskey in his possession.  Officers said five gallons of moonshine whiskey were found in his car.

WEDNESDAY:  Frog season opens today, and the limit is 15.  Hunting licenses are required for shooting frogs with a rifle while fishing licenses are required for taking frogs by any other method.

THURSDAY:  The Glasgow Family Shoe Store was incorporated this week with a capital stock of $25,000.  Incorporators were listed as A. L. and Virginia May and R. E. Bailey.  The store will be located on the north side of the public square in the store formerly occupied by Akin’s. 

FRIDAY:  Six cases of Camel cigarettes were reported stolen Thursday night from a parked truck at the Mohawk Motor Company office here, Police Chief George Berry said. 

     Consisting of 360 cartons or 3,600 packages of cigarettes, the theft was discovered Friday morning at about 5:30.  The truck had been parked at the motor company’s office on Trabue Street since about 11:00 a.m. Thursday.

     Chief Berry said the seal on the truck had been broken.  Only the cigarettes were reported missing.

                      JUNE 7 – JUNE 11, 1950

MONDAY:  The local draft board office which serves Barren, Allen, and Monroe Counties, is now open Tuesday through Friday, it was announced today by the clerk Mrs. Irene Logsdon.  The four day is in effect through June.

TUESDAY:  Glasgow’s city council Tuesday night approved sale of a 20-year franchise to the Southern Continental Telephone Company, first step in action which is expected to give the city a new dial phone system and improved service in about 18 months.

WEDNESDAY:  Petition has been filed in Washington seeking establishment of a post office in Temple Hill.  This community once had a post office, but is now served by one rural route and two star routes that pass through it.  Temple Hill was once a post office, but was abolished in June, 1933.  Bertha Lowery was the postmaster at that time.

THURSDAY:  A $600,000 loan to the local tri-county REA, approved last week in Washington, will provide a new sub-station at Temple Hill and installation of about 280 miles of distribution lines serving 1,000 customers, J. B. Galloway, manager of the Farmers Rural Electric Cooperative Corporation, revealed this week.

     The new sub-station in the Temple Hill neighborhood will be erected within the new 12 months, the manager said.  Part of the equipment required for the installation is already on order.

FRIDAY:  Glasgow and Barren County will hark back 175 years next week as an exact replica of the famed Liberty Bell is brought here in connection with the Independence Bond Drive, which began May 15 and continues through July 15.

     A warm reception is being arranged for the bell, slated to arrive in Glasgow Tuesday afternoon, and a public ceremony will be held on the square Wednesday at 1:30 p. m.

     Weighing 2,080 pounds, the bell has the identical dimensions of the original Liberty Bell with a height of three feet and a circumference around the lip of twelve feet.  The length of the clapper is three feet and two inches with a thickness at the lip of three inches. 
                        JUNE 14 – JUNE 18

MONDAY:  Frank W. Jones, prominent Glasgow lawyer and presently serving as county attorney for Barren County, will be appointed today as circuit judge for the new 43rd judicial district.

     This prediction is made by The Times on the basis of thoroughly reliable information learned this week. While the appointment will not be meds by Gov. Earle C. Clements until sometime later today, the source of the information was so unimpeachable as to warrant publication.

TUESDAY:  One of the rarest breeds of dogs in America, a Wiemaraner , was seen on the streets of Glasgow this week while its owner, a woman from Gamaliel, was in town on a shopping trip.  The dog, named Silver Sue is five months old and is the granddaughter of the Duchess of Weimer, a weimaraner which is pictured in the current Life Magazine.

WEDNESDAY:  WE WAGER YOU THIS CAT HAS BEEN LIVING OFF BLUE JAYS AND CAT BIRDS:  Sam Dickinson is making the rounds this week and asking friends if they need a good cat.  To prove the cat’s worth, Sam states that there is not a mouse about his house and has not been since the cat has been a member of the household.

     The part that Sam does not stress however is that a large rat gained entrance to the house recently and took a seat behind the kitchen stove.  Promptly Sam put the cat behind the stove and waited for the death clash.  After a few minutes of quiet Sam peeped behind the stove there sat Tabby and rat, looking each other over with little concern.  The disgusted rat walked away and the cat was ushered outside in a most ungracious manner.

     The rat returned a short time later and the cat was again pitcher directly in front of the intruder.  Both came to a dead stop and eyed each other.  Just as it looked as if the battle would start, the cat calmly sat down in front of the rat and began licking her paws.

     Sam chased the rodent onto the back porch, got son Benny’s sling shot and shot a hand full of marbles and finally succeeded in knocking that rat out.  While the rodent was unconscious Sam drowned him in a bucket of water.  Anybody in the market now for a good cat?

THURSDAY:  It now appears certain the local state tuberculosis hospital north of town will be dedicated this fall.

FRIDAY:  Page Brothers Show, now on the 10th annual tour, returned to Glasgow this week and is located at the VFW Memorial Park under sponsorship of the local post.  Billed as “the cleanest show in America,” the carnival features a number of rides and concessions and this year spotlights Mickey Appleton’s thrilling “Wall of Death.”  
                   JUNE 21 – JUNE 25

MONDAY:  Engineering details of the proposed new telephone building at the intersection of Washington and Liberty streets, are being worked out, J. F. Pace, local contractor, said yesterday.  It is expected that construction will start in the near future on the structure, which will house the commercial office and facilities for the city’s new and up-to-date dial system.

TUESDAY:  NEW GARMENT PLANT IS TO REPLACE ONE RECENTLY DESTROYED AT CAVE CITY:  The Mammoth Cave Garment Company at Cave City, completely destroyed by fire last week, will be rebuilt at the same site with construction to start as soon as debris of the burned out plant is cleared away.

WEDNESDAY:  Officers were continuing an investigation yesterday of a Monday night break-in at Griderville which resulted in thieves making off with a safe and some $12 to $15 in silver.

     The safe and money were taken from a filling station and store owned by Bill Bastow and Dick Mouser.  Entrance was gained through a window, the same method used by thieves in breaking in the establishment about a month ago.


THURSDAY:  John M. Nelson, former guide and explorer of Mammoth Cave, proved to us today that it is not too late for frost yet.  Notes from a very interesting old diary kept by Mr. Nelson during his guide days show a frost recorded on June 23rd, 1902.  That same year snow fell on May 20

FRIDAY:  Construction was started this week on a new bus terminal and restaurant located just north of Cave City in the Lyons addition on a lot purchased last fall from the Cave City Developing Company by Mrs. Hilda Krause of Bowling Green.  This will be one of the finest places in the state.

     Original plans for the terminal called for a large building of colonial architecture.  To be thoroughly modern, it will include accommodations for bus travelers and will serve as the main stopping place between Louisville and Nashville for buses plying US 31-W.

                 JUNE 28 – JUNE 30

MONDAY:  Funeral and burial services for Joseph Berry Woodson, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. William Woodson, were conducted Monday afternoon in the Glasgow cemetery.  The infant died Monday morning at the Samson Hospital here.

TUESDAY:  A new radical farming device, the Wiggle hoeing attachment, is now available at the Pace Equipment Co.  Adaptable to most popular makers of tractors, the attachment cuts hoeing costs 80 per cent.

WEDNESDAY:  Along with a three day wait, it will cost a buck more to get married in Barren County after July 1.

     According to Miss Bess Howard, county court clerk, the marriage license fee will be boosted from $5 to $6 on the first of the month as a result of a bill which was passed by the Kentucky legislature at its last session. 




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