September 1940 PDF Print
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SEPTEMBER  5, 1940

Lyon School Notes.  Highest grades recorded for the second month of Lyon School as reported by Hannah K. Greer, Teacher, were:
    First grade, Leo Jones and Dicie Richey; 
      Second grade: Ruby Katherine Richey
  Third grade:  Dorothy Anderson
  Fourth grade: Earl Lee Fisher
  Fifth grade:  Elizabeth Button
  Seventh grade:  Ella White Combs
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Miss Helen Burks is leaving next week for Science Hill, near Somerset, where she will teach Public School music and high school English.  Miss Burks recently spent two weeks at a camp at Indian Lake in Ohio, and since that time has entertained several visitors from Fort Thomas, at her home near Hiseville.
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Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Nelda Conkin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Conkin, city, and Mr. Robert Spillman, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Spillman of Tompkinsville, the wedding having been solemnized on August 21 in Bowling Green by Rev. Skinner, pastor of the Baptist Church.  The bride graduated from Glasgow High School in 1939 and is considered as one of the city’s most attractive young ladies.  Mr. Spillman is a graduate of Tompkinsville High School.  The young couple will reside in Los Angeles, California.
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Ill health impelled W. E. Harris to turn in his resignation as Jailer of Metcalfe County, and he has been succeeded by Gilbert Wallace, who will hold the office until January 1st,  the place being filled at the regular election next year.
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Jacksonway Under New Management.  The Jacksonway Hotel on North Race Street is now under the management of Mrs. Milo Biggers.  New stock of linens has been added and inner-spring mattresses are featured.  The lobby has been re-decorated and new furniture adds greatly to the appearance.  Messrs. George J. Ellis, Winn Davis, and associates are the operators for whom Mrs. Biggers is operating the hostelry.
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SEPTEMBER 12, 1940

In a recent re-arrangement of records in a vault at the County Clerk’s office, Miss Bess Howard found the original bond made by the late Rev. John Mulkey permitting him to perform marriage ceremonies.  The bond was issued in 1799 and was, incidentally, the first bond issued for such services in Barren County.  All such records are now systematically recorded in new fixtures installed in the Clerk’s office.
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Brevities.  It was 38 degrees (only 6 above freezing) at Arnett Grove this morning, according to one report. -----   Heat, the hot water kind, was turned on in the Courthouse today for the first time this fall.  There’s been another kind of heat on at other times.
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Miss Lucinda Peden is now with the Amy Nurse Corps at Fort Knox.  She has been succeeded at the office of Drs. Richards and Dickinson by her sister, Miss Rosa Lee Peden, who is a graduate of Sts. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital of Louisville.
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Mrs. Sammie Alice Edmunds died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Garrett Lykins, Monday, having been confined to her bed since June 1 with a fractured hip.  She was 88 years old last March 6.  A daughter of Nathaniel and Cynthia Keller Crane, she was born near Bearwallow and was married to William Henry Edmunds on Dec. 25, 1877.  Surviving are four of her six children, Mrs. Mary Annie Barnhill, Bryant R. Edmunds, Chase Edmunds, and Mrs. Garrett Lykins; also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-
great grandchildren. Mrs. Edmunds was a devout member of the Methodist Church, being the oldest member of Old Zion Church.  Funeral services were held at the old Henry Edmunds home yesterday morning, and burial was beside her husband in the Edmunds Cemetery.  The large concourse of relatives and friends and the beautiful floral offerings attested to the love and respect in which she was held.
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An interesting session of the Barren County Singing Association was held at the  Courthouse here Sunday, with several thousand attending.  The program was conducted by Professor L. E. Butrum and his son, Elbert J. Butrum, president and secretary, respectively, of the Association.
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SEPTEMBER 19, 1940

The new “Warm Morning” stove, hailed as the first major improvement in heating stoves in 40 years, is on display at W. D. Dickinson’s store.  The new stove might well be called the “lazy-man’s stove.”  Fill it with coal – and there’s nothing to do for a day or so but lean back and bake.
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Showing at the Trigg Theater.  “Grand Ole Opry” with the Weaver Brothers, Elviry, and regular members of the Radio Show originating in Nashville, including Uncle Dave Macon and His Son Dorris, Roy Acuff and his Smoky Mountain Boys, and George Dewey Hay.
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Sunday, September 22, will be observed as “Sunday School Day,” commemorating the establishment of the first Sunday School in Kentucky.  An appropriate celebration will be conducted in Frankfort.
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William Britt is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Owen Britt, while awaiting orders that will take him to Randolph Field, Texas, for training in the Army Air Corps.
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From Summer Shade.  An added attraction to the Metcalfe County School and Agricultural Fair this year will be the wedding on the square Saturday of a popular local couple whose identity is being kept a secret until then.  They will be given a shower by local merchants.
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SEPTEMBER 26, 1940

Mr. and Mrs. Joe Montgomery are preparing to leave for Columbia, where they will make their home and where Mr. Montgomery will open a modern photographer’s studio.  Mr. Montgomery, a native of Adair County, has been with Palmore’s Studio here for several years and has produced some especially fine work with that establishment.
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A replica of the first Mill Creek Church will be dedicated on Sunday, October 6, at the annual observance of the Old Mulkey Meeting House State Park.  A wedding dress spun and woven by Priscilla Breed, who married William Chism in 1804, will be on display, and Governor Keen Johnson has been invited to speak.
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SEPTEMBER 26, 1940  Mary Lou, 11-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lon McGuire, had the misfortune to break both bones in her left arm between elbow and wrist last Saturday afternoon when she fell on the porch steps at her home on Leslie Avenue.
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Glasgow’s “top” soldier, Captain Sam Sears, conducting the Headquarters Troop, 123rd Cavalry, is recognized as being a pretty fearless soldier, but his little son, Sammie, came near upsetting his equilibrium a few days ago when his pet garter snake got loose in the house.  Of course, the place was “turned upside down” and the harmless little pest was finally located, politely resting in one of the Captain’s boots.  The thoughts of such a trick somewhat “unnerved” the Captain, and we understand that he now “turns and shakes” the footgear before trusting his “Finney Footsies” into the boots.
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The Beech Grove Homemakers Club met at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Siddens on September 20 and made plans for a fish supper and tacky party to be held at the home of Mrs. Nell Reed on October 25, when their next meeting will be held.
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Work to Start Soon on New Methodist Church.  The lot near the John Moran home has been purchased and several hundred dollars worth of material donated to begin the construction of a Methodist Church in the near future.  Mrs. A. C. Coleman has been appointed Secretary-Treasurer, with C. R. Fields, B. B. Jones and T. G. Lane acting as Board of Directors.
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Work is underway preparatory to extending the building recently vacated by Sullivan’s Shoe Shop, adjoining Luther Ellis’s Rexall drug store, which will include a 19-foot extension, lowering of the floor to street level, and installation of a modern new front.  No definite occupancy has been contracted for, but the remodeling planned by Mr. Ellis will contribute a handsome addition to the Square and afford a splendid building should business revival bring about a demand .
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