JANUARY 1961 PDF Print
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JANUARY 3 – JANUARY 7, MONDAY:  Master Ricky Allen Coulter, 8 pound, 9 ounce son of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Coulter, Marion Drive, Glasgow, now reigns as Mr. 1961 in Glasgow.  He was the first arrival at the Community Hospital in the New Year, making his appearance at 3:33 a.m. Sunday morning.

TUESDAY:  The Glasgow Tobacco Board of Trade Tuesday morning and set Wednesday, January 11, as the closing date for this season’s market here.

Mr. O. M. Siegfried, local sales supervisor, and each manager of the Glasgow warehouses, urges all farmers to bring their tobacco to the local market for the highest prices in the closing days of the 1960-1961 sales.  Sales will resume Wednesday following the Christmas recess with approximately one million pounds of the leaf on the combined floors.

WEDNESDAY:  Miss Betty Hall, 19 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hanley Hall of Lebanon, Tenn., has joined the Army Nurses Corps for a two year tour and left Tuesday to report for duty at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.  Miss Hall is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. O. R. Hall, City.

THURSDAY:  George Parker Ford, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Ford, has been promoted to District Manager of the Thermofax Duplicating Machine Co., in Kingsport, Tenn.  Mr. Ford, his wife and son have moved from Nashville to Kingsport where they will make their home.

FRIDAY:  Wayne Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terry Francis, of Flippin, has become a registered medical technologist.  He is a student at the University of Tennessee where he is working on his masters degree


MONDAY:  The Tompkinsville Fire Department can truly say “When it rains it pours.” 
     When fire broke out at the home of B. O. Jackson, Jr. in Tompkinsville Sunday morning, the siren failed to sound to summon the firemen; the truck wouldn’t start and had to be pushed; finally when they arrived at the scene, the water hydrant failed to work and water had to be hauled by two other trucks.  The residence was a total loss but an apartment next door was saved.

TUESDAY:  TEN ANNOUNCEMENTS MADE FOR SEVEN COUNTY OFFICES:  The number of candidates for the various offices in the May Primary has now reached ten.
     County Court Clerk – Mrs. Ethel Fant and W. S. Terry.
     Sheriff – Deputy Sheriff Clifton Wells, Robert O. Alexander, and Leroy Williams.
     Jailer – Roger J. McCoy.
     Magistrate – District 1 – Robert Bishop; District 2 – Roy Milburn; District 3 – Arlie Thomas:  and District 6 – Dick Hester.


January 10-January 14

WEDNESDAY:  City police, along with State Detective Bill Calvert, were busy Wednesday investigating the break-in at the Glasgow Trading Center sometime Tuesday night that resulted in the blowing open of the safe there and the loss of $300 to $400.
     Entrance was gained by breaking a window on the north side and in addition to the safe damage, coin operated machines in the building were looted.
     One door was blown from the safe and the other heavily damaged apparently by a combination of drilling a hole in the door and then pouring fluids used in acetylene torches into the door and igniting.

THURSDAY:  Mr. Julian Goodman, Glasgow native, has been elected vice-president of NBC News and Public Affairs, in recent years having served as NBC News Director.

FRIDAY:  Mr. and Mrs. Fred Pace plan to leave this weekend to attend the National Meeting of the Limestone Institute to be held at the Statler Hotel in Washington, D. C.  They will remain in Washington through the Presidential Inauguration Friday, January, 20th. 

                                                                                                               JANUARY 17 – JANUARY 21, MONDAY:  Mr. James Owensby, Sr. was seriously injured Monday when gored by a bull at his home on Route 2.  He is reported to be somewhat improved at this time.

TUESDAY:  Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. David L. Ballard on the birth of their second son, born Monday at the Samson Community Hospital.  He has been named Charles Robert, and weighed 8 lbs. 10 0z. at birth.  Mrs. Ballard is the former Mary Etta Ross.

WEDNESDAY:  Work is now underway to further the development of the southern portion of Green Acres Subdivision in Radio Court.  A street is being built from the present throughway circling the court and ending at the Happy Valley Road.

THURSDAY:  The plane from Texas which was in route to Fort Campbell, and crashed the first part of the week, killing the five men aboard, who were stationed at Kelly Field, Texas, came down on the farm adjoining that of G. P. Wimpy, father of James P. Wimpy, city.

FRIDAY:  Fred R. Ganter, Jr. left last Sunday and Joe Billy Jones is leaving this Sunday for Fort Knox for a tour of duty in the U. S. Army.

                                                                                JANUARY 24 – JANUARY 28, MONDAY:  Miss Martha Gabbard, 17 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Gabbard, Glasgow, was named “Miss County Fair of 1961” at the contest held in Louisville Friday night. She was named the winner over 37 other lovely ladies from throughout the state.
     Although she won the crown under the name “Miss Russell County Fair,” the fact still remains that some of the prettiest girls in the State of Kentucky live in this area.  By virtue of winning the coveted title, Martha will now represent the Bluegrass State at the “Queen of Queens” National Finals in Chicago sometime in the spring.  She will also act as the official hostess at the 1961 State Fair in Louisville.
     Miss Mary Leech Myers, another Glasgow student, also participated in the contest.

TUESDAY:  Petitions to State and Federal Highway Authorities requesting the location of Interstate Highway 65 between the present 31-W and 31-E have been prepared and are now available in the court house for anyone who wishes to sign.

WEDNESDAY:  FOUR PERSONS DIE IN FIRE IN METCALFE CO. WEDNESDAY:  Four Metcalfe Countians lost their lives at approximately 2:30 Wednesday morning in a fire that completely destroyed their six-room frame home about three miles from Edmonton on the Randolph Road .
    Dead are Mr. and Mrs. Curtis Vickery, ages 45 and 34, and two children, Charles Vickery, 16 months, and Betty Lee, 3 months.  Escaping the tragedy were two other children, Nancy, 16, and Barbara, 4, and Mrs. Vickery’s mother, Mrs. Kate Bryant, 80.
     Reportedly, the entire family, had at one time left the house, but the parents returned to search for Nancy who had gone out the back door.  After they had re-entered the home, the building, located on the farm of Mrs. Mattie Thompson, collapsed. 

THURSDAY:  A former Glasgow boy, Jack Curtice, football coach at Stanford (Calif.) University, was recently elected president of the American Football Coaches Association, which met in Pittsburg, January 1oth, according to the January 11th issue of the Washington Post.
     Jack Curtice has gone far since he was a youngster in Glasgow, and Glasgow is proud to claim him as a native son.  He is a cousin of Mrs. Charlie Goodman, Jr. and has other relatives in this section.

FRIDAY:  Miss Devada Ward, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Walter Ward of Temple Hill has accepted a position with the Glasgow City School System as teacher of the first grade at the Happy Valley School.
     Miss Ward is a 1957 graduate of Temple Hill High School and has completed work for her B. S. Degree from Western Kentucky State College.  Miss Ward plans to start teaching January 31, 1961.
                                                                                                                                         JANUARY 31, MONDAY:  President Dwight D. Eisenhower, in his final budget proposal to the United States Senate included four and one-half million dollars for the construction of Barren River Reservoir No. 2 and seven and one-half million for the Nolin Reservoir.
     In addition, an additional $136,000 was authorized for the construction of a new National Guard Armory in Glasgow and the building is to include 15,000 square feet and is to be located in the vicinity of the Highway Maintenance shop on the South Jackson Highway.  The sum which will be matched with $46,000 of state funds will make the total estimated cost of the building $182,000.


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