November 1960 PDF Print
Wednesday, 17 November 2010 07:33



MONDAY:  An outstanding improvement to the Public Square is the 20,000 lumen light fixtures installed last week to replace the outdated 6,000 lumen fixtures which had graced the square for years.  The project was completed by Kentucky Utilities.

TUESDAY:  Over 200 well wishers greeted Senator John Sherman Cooper Monday morning around 8:30 a.m. when he stopped briefly at Earl Frodge’s General Store at Summer Shade.  Senator Cooper was enroute to Albany and was delight to see the large delegation which turned out so early in the morning to meet him.  He was accompanied by Wallace Bartley.

WEDNESDAY:  The Glasgow City Council met in regular session Tuesday night and announcement was made by Mayor William H. Grissom that deeds to the land on which the proposed airport will be built has been secured and was recorded in the County Clerk’s office.
     Also, the group approved the first reading of an ordinance prohibiting trucks loaded with livestock of any kind to park overnight on any street within the city limits.

THURSDAY:  Tech Sgt. Ellis B. Jones, stationed at Manchester, New Hampshire AFB, left this week for three months schooling in satellite tracking.  He is presently with a satellite tracking station, keeping up with those satellites now in orbit.

FRIDAY:  Rev Damon London has accepted a pastorate to the New Hope Cumberland Presbyterian Church, near Paducah, Ky., and will leave next week to assume his duties there.  Rev. London formerly resided in Glasgow and was instrumental in founding the Cumberland Presbyterian Church here.  For the past year and a half he has been pastor of the Magnolia church.


                   NOVEMBER 8 – NOVEMBER 12

MONDAY:  Dorothy Lee Moore, 16 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Moore, known as “Little Dot,” left Saturday foe Fort Campbell to meet Ann Jones and her All Girl Band.  Dot has joined the band and will tour with them.
     After their show Saturday night, they left for dates in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, Mexico, Texas, and California.
     Dot, who is popular around Kentucky and Tennessee, has gone on to greater success.  We wish Dot all the luck in her success.

TUESDAY:  Cpl. Algun Faught is on a thirty day leave and visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Faught, and family.  Algun has recently returned from a fifteen month tour of duty on Okinawa and will presently be stationed at Santa Ana, California.

WEDNESDAY:     John Ray Elmore suffered a hand injury from explosives Wednesday morning and is undergoing medical treatment at the Samson Community Hospital.

THURSDAY:  Messrs. Reed Moore, Louis Power and Carter Hooks will be in Lexington Thursday and Friday attending an Elementary Principals meeting.  The gentlemen are principals of E. B. Terry Elementary School, Glasgow Grade School and Happy Valley Elementary School respectively.

FRIDAY:  Pfc. Sammie D. McCoy, son of Mr. and Mrs. O. D. McCoy, of Glasgow, Ky., Route 5, graduated from the Radio Wave Propogration School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, Oct. 28, 1960     The school consists of eight weeks of basic electronics, nine weeks advanced radar, and twelve weeks ionispheric study and equipment maintenance.
     McCoy entered the service Dec 3, 1959, and took basic training at Fort Knox, Ky.  He then entered school at Fort Monmouth, April 1, 1960.
     Pfc. McCoy is a graduate of Hiseville High School.


                  NOVEMBER 15 – NOVEMBER 19

MONDAY:  A new lawyer for Glasgow began his practice with Rule Day in circuit court.
     Dale Burchett is now associated with Richard L. Garnett in the general practice of law.  Mr. Burchett is a native of Pike County, Kentucky.  He is a graduate of University of Kentucky and of the law college, holding degrees of A.B. and L.L.B..
     Mr. Burchett is twenty-four years old and unmarried.  He served in the Army with the Alaska Command and only recently resigned to engage in the general practice of law in Glasgow.

TUESDAY:  The violent wind in this area Tuesday night blew over a concrete block wall being constructed at the site of the new factory on the old Bowling Green Road.  The wall, 12 feet tall and 18 feet long was being built with 8 inch blocks and the loss, according to Mr. James Norris Gray, who is in charge of the construction, will be approximately $3,500.
     Another wall at the site, which at the present is 18 feet tall and 250 feet long, withstood the wind.  12 Inch blocks are being used in this wall.

WEDNESDAY:  The annual senior play at Glasgow High School will be presented on November 17 and 18.  The play, ”Deadly Ernest,” will be at 7:30  on each night at the High School Auditorium.

THURSDAY:  A/3c Roy Eugene Duvall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Duvall, will arrive Thursday to spend a 14-day leave, after completing basic schooling at Amarillo AFB, Texas.  On December 6 Airman Duvall will report to Beale AFB, Maryville, California where he will receive training as Inventory Management Specialist.  Airman Duvall was a 1960 graduate of Glasgow High School, and entered Uncle Sam’s service July 14.

FRIDAY:  With reports circulating in Glasgow Friday, plans are underway for a new appliance store to occupy the building on the corner of North race Street and West Main Street formerly occupied by Houchens Market.


                 NOVEMBER 22 – NOVEMBER 26

MONDAY:  A2/c Richard M. Thomas is home on leave from Hunter AFB, Savannah, Georgia, visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Comer Thomas.  Also joining the family Monday for the Thanksgiving holidays was Jerry Thomas from Medical Technology School in Memphis, Tennessee.

TUESDAY:  The long wait for rainfall necessary to bring the tobacco into order was welcomed by practically everyone late Tuesday afternoon.  The farmers had become over-anxious for the rain in order to move their “prized possession” to the local warehouse floors and the officials of the local selling floors had also become a little nervous with the thought the floors might not be full for opening sales Monday.

WEDNESDAY:  Little Kimberly Sanders is confined to her home on the Burkesville Road with a bad case of chicken pox which she received from her brother Mark.

THURSDAY:  Fire completely destroyed the six room elementary school at LeGrande in Hart County Thursday morning.  Approximately 150 pupils escaped without injury.  A new school, which is under construction, will be completed within 90 days according to schedule.

FRIDAY:  Work is underway on the Edmonton Road for the new construction of the highway from the Davis Street intersection to the city limits.
     The new construction will begin on Columbia Avenue where the concrete pavement ends and will extend to the city limits, making this an attractive entrance to Glasgow on US Highway 68 and Kentucky Highway 80.  The actual construction will be approximately .8 of a mile.



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