November 1940 PDF Print
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NOVEMBER 7, 1940

Luther Billingsley, prominent farmer of the 88 section, was seriously injured last Friday afternoon at Summer Shade when his car was struck by another automobile on the highway in front of J. H. McMurtrey’s store.  Mr. Billingsley suffered a skull fracture which, together with other lacerations and bruises, left him in a condition which was at first considered critical; however, reports today indicate that he is getting along very well and, unless further complications arise, is expected to make a slow but satisfactory recovery.
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Hearse with Music Box.  A hearse from Indianapolis which brought the body of a former Glasgow citizen here for burial Sunday, also introduced an innovation for funerals.  A music box, with which the hearse is equipped, plays music during the services at the grave.


---------- Dr. Judson R. Griffin, of Western’s Geography Department, is offering a series of  educational tours for teachers and others who wish to improve their teaching and educational background through travel.  The first of these tours will be offered, during the Thanksgiving vacation, to New Orleans, a city rich in educational interest and historical associations.  Among points of interest to be visited are Tulane university, the Huey Long Bridge, the Cabildo, the Cemetery, Jackson Square, etc.  A boat trip on Lake Ponchartrain to inspect the “Fort” of New Orleans will be made, and the party will entrain for home late Saturday evening, arriving in Bowling Green Sunday afternoon on the Pan American.
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The drawing for the quilt that was donated to the Hiseville Christian Church by Mrs. Ora Hatcher was held in the store of Mr. H. F. James on election day.  The lucky ticket holder was Mrs. Dr. Grider of Louisville.  The ticket sold for 25 cents; the sum brought for the quilt was $30.75.
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The Crescendo Music Club, composed of teen-age students, enjoyed a weiner roast on the High School campus  Thursday night.  Sponsors of this club are Mrs. K. E. Rapp and Mrs. George W. Pedigo.  A business session was held, at which the following officers were elected:  President, Lois Gene Biggers;  Vice President, Marjorie Mitchell;  Secretary, Jean Jolly;  Treasurer, Clarence Hatchett.
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NOVEMBER 14, 1940

Draft Volunteers have been examined by Dr. W.A. Weldon, and when results of the exams are announced, the Local Board will select two for assignment on the quota to report to Fort Knox.  Those taking the exam were:  Virgil Lee Foster, James D.. Byrd, Julius J. Vance, Edward Wheet, Ivan Kinslow, George Bridges, and Edward Thomas.  Two more volunteers have reported:  Byron C. Waller and William P. Fisher, both of Cave City.
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Glasgow Pastors on WLBJ Next Week.  The daily devotional service which is regularly scheduled for 15 minutes duration over radio station WLBJ in Bowling Green will be conducted next week by five of Glasgow’s pastors.  Listen in every day from 1:30 to 1:45 and hear the following:  On Monday: Rev. R. W. Raaf, Methodist;  Tuesday:  Rev. R. H. McCorkle, Christian;  Wednesday:  Dr. J. A. Gaines, Baptist;  Thursday, Rev. Sam Ed Bradley, Baptist; and Friday: Rev. B. A. Sykes, Presbyterian.
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Mr. and Mrs. B. Y Spillman have taken over the Log Cabin on North Jackson Highway which was recently traded by Ed Knipp to Will McQuown.  It is understood that the Spillmans will operate a restaurant and rooming house for visitors to the Community Hospital.
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Death Removes Lovable Woman.  Early Monday morning, death removed one of Glasgow’s finest examples of brilliant and cultured womanhood when Miss Hallie Garnett succumbed at her home at the age of 79.  She was the last surviving member of this pioneer family.  Her parents, the late Joseph and Nellie Garnett, and posterity have been influential members of all civic enterprises, church activities, and the county’s social activities since soon after Barren County came into existence.  She was a charter member of the Ladies Matinee Musicale and for several years served as deputy clerk to her brother-in-law, the late John A.Murray, who was the county’s court clerk for many years.  Among her survivors are nephews Reuben Murray and Richard Garnett of Glasgow, and a great-nephew, Albert Henry Shirley, also of Glasgow.
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County News.  Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Pace have sold their farm near Beckton to Morrris Kinslow.  Mr. and Mrs. Pace expect to move to Erie, Pennsylvania, where they will.make their home near their son.  -----  The Fishback properties
at Park City were sold Saturday at auction.  Haden Burnet bought the hotel (Old Mentz) for $2550.  Frank Holmes bought the home place for $1200, and Arthur


NOVEMBER 14, 1940

Gardner bought the store room which he now occupies for $1000.  Another store, a cave, and four acres of land sold for a total of $820.
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NOVEMBER 21, 1940

Clifton McQuown, son of the late L. A. McQuown and brother of Glasgow’s hamburger-king Will McQuown, is now located in Burbank California where he has opened a restaurant under the name of “The Kentucky Colonel.”
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Last Thursday and Friday, Nov. 14 and 15, are believed to have set new low records for temperature in this section, reports ranging from 17 to 19 degrees on Friday.  Snow flurries were noted on Friday night.
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From Capital Hill.  Mr. Oren Wood had the misfortune of accidentally cutting his left foot quite badly with an ax one day last week.-----A Baptist revival is being conducted at Wood Schoolhouse by Rev. C. W. Rigdon and Rev. Riley Jackson.
-----Miss Vera Dossey is very busy writing poems.
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Oak Forest No. 1 Baptist Church at Hays, near Smiths Grove, was destroyed by fire last Tuesday night.  Rev. Walter Church is pastor and a revival meeting had been in progress; the fire started about an hour after services closed.  Church officials said the blaze may have originated from electric wiring.  Loss is estimated at $2500, with $1000 insurance.
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NOTICE.  Thank You sincerely for the past six years of friendly service.  I have sold the Cherry Street Service Station but hope in the near future to re-establish business relations with all my good customers.  It has been a great pleasure to serve you.   LEO GREER, former owner, Cherry Street Service Station.
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NOVEMBER 28, 1940

It Was “Plenty” Sad.  Just five minutes before the city clock struck ten Monday morning, it happened.  Twenty gallons of whiskey taken in a raid on Buck Creek last Tuesday night was consigned to the gutter, by order of the court, and went rippling down towards South Fork Creek.  Another keg of ten gallons was kept for “evidence.”  The ceremonies were witnessed by some twenty-five or more whose countenances bespoke the sadness of the occasion.  That’s just one more thing to be thankful for today, that this twenty gallons of poison was destroyed instead of being dispersed to people who did not need it, and whose families need the price of it in the necessities of life.
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Mr. Lohden Surrenders Cash to Highwaymen.  Two men in an Essex Coach with Illinois license tags held up and robbed Dewey Lohden of about $25.00 at ten o’clock Saturday night, Mr. Lohden states.  He operates a cream station in the old “rock house” on Lower Depot Street and was on his way to his home near Lecta when the robbery took place.  According to Mr. Lohden, the car pulled across the road in front of him, forcing him to stop.  One of the men got out of the car with drawn pistol and forced the victim to hand over his money.
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Restaurant Changes Hands – Some More.  Mr. Lacey Doyle, who but recently bought the Dee Holmes restaurant on Lower Depot Street, sold out to Mr.Charley Baker, and Mr. Baker took charge Monday morning.  Mr. Doyle says he will join “buzzards’ roost” at the court house for the winter.
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Dee Holmes  Buys Another Restaurant.  Dee Holmes, one of Glasgow’s  most popular restaurant men, has purchased the restaurant in front of the Overall Factory, and has already taken possession.  He promises his customers the same courtesy and service they have always deserved in his eating places.
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The last shovel of asphalt was spread over the last foot of the Jackson Highway  yesterday afternoon by Mr. P. W. Holman, President of the Glasgow Chamber, and now the road is open from Louisville.  Every foot through Barren County from the
Hart County line to the Allen County line has been covered with thick asphalt, and  the road is open from end to end.
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From Nobob.   Last Friday Bro. Mid Norris was ordained at Union to be a preacher.-----Mary Imogene is the name of the new daughter at the B. G. Hays home.
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NOVEMBER 28, 1940

From Tompkinsville.  Mesdames Gladys Carter and children, who live on the Glasgow Pike three miles from town, and Joyce White of South Bend, Indiana, spent the day with their sister, Mrs. Buford Page, and Mr. Page, last Friday.-----
Dr. and Mrs. J. A. White attended the dedication and formal opening of the Henry Harlan Bridge on the Austin Peay Memorial Highway at Celina, Tennessee, Friday.
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