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JANUARY 1, 1931

H. W. Jolly’s Store Robbed Saturday Night.  Some one or more pried the side door of H.W. Jolly and Son’s store open Saturday night, some time between 10 o’clock and daylight, and stole quite a number of overcoats and suits.  It is hard to check up, but Mr. Jolly estimates that they must have taken 15 or 20 suits, cheap and good as they came to them.  They also took several of the best overcoats in the store, perhaps 10 or 12.  Mr. Jolly guesses the loss amounted to $400 t0 $500.  And this is the whole story, except that as we go to press, Mr. Jolly is without a clue, so far as we have heard.
Nineteen thirty is generally regarded as a poor business year, but there are two sides to this, so far as Glasgow is concerned.  For instance, the receipts of the Glasgow Post Office were the largest in history in 1930 and are gaining rapidly. The four National Banks in Glasgow are prospering. The Glasgow Overall factory employed 75 hands in 1929, and 150 in 1930; out of 94 overall and pant factories in the South, only two ran continuously, and one of these was the Glasgow Overall Factory.  The population of Glasgow was close to doubled from 1920 to 1930. Mr. W. D. Dickinson erected a large two-story brick business house, at a cost of $30,000 or more at the corner of Race and Wayne, and on Race, the Christian church erected a three-story brick and concrete educational building.
Mr. A. J. Johnson and family have returned from Indianapolis, where they spent the last four years, and will again make their home on their farm near Beckton.  Mr. Johnson says there are thousands of men out of work in the Hoosier state, unable to get away, and are being fed by charity.  A little farm which is paid for, a few cows and a lot of chickens and a few pigs, are mighty hard to beat.  Butter, eggs, and truck gardening is a mighty sure way to make a living – provided you are willing to work.
Mr. Elbert Jewel Myers has returned to his studies in Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., after spending the holidays at his home here.-----Misses Christine and Laura Jones returned Sunday to their studies in David Lipscomb College, Nashville, after spending the holidays with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Jones.
Inauguration of regular Sunday afternoon services took place at the Hospital on Sunday, January 4 at 3:00 p.m. with the Reverend J. A. Gaines officiating.  The Honorable W. L. Porter, president of the Hospital was also present, along with Board of Trustees members Mr. E. L. Kerley, Mr. J. H. Mitchell. and Mr. George J. Ellis.  The Medical staff was represented by Dr. J. W. Acton and Dr. Kenneth Jones, Resident Physician.  Those of the patients able to attend were present with the Superintendent and members of the Hospital personnel.  Music was rendered by Mrs. Boles and the Choir of the Baptist Church.  The writer feels that these hospital services, earnestly planned for the comfort of the sick within its walls, will also become a source of spiritual help and inspiration to the community at large.

JANUARY 15, 1931

With the help of a “Jimmy” some one or more pried nine locks and not only entered the Cavalry Armory and various rooms in it, but stole 72 pistols valued at about $25 each.  Just what the scoundrels wanted with them has not been revealed, as every pistol was marked and numbered, and if they are not caught, we will be surprised.  A fingerprint expert came down from Louisville the next day and took the fingerprints of every member of the Cavalry troop, and secured every fingerprint obtainable around the Armory.  So far as we are informed there is no clue to the guilty parties, but…
At a meeting of the Trustees of the Glasgow Schools Friday night, Prof. R. A. Palmore was re-elected Superintendent of City Schools, and Prof. R. D. Ridley was re-elected as Principal of the High School for the coming year.  This will be good news for the patrons of the schools as Prof. Palmore and Prof. Ridley are among the best in their profession and are giving satisfaction.  Teachers for the next school year will be elected later.
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Deaths in Monroe.  The Tompkinsville News reports the death in that city Dec. 25th of Mr. Joel Rich, 69 years of age, who is survived by his wife, Mrs. Martha Rich, and one son, Mr. Edley Rich.  Mr. Edley Rich formerly lived in Glasgow.----The same paper reports the death on Jan. 2nd of Mr. Oliver Hutchens, at the age of 80 years, who died at Persimmon, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hardin Williams, leaving five daughters and two sons, whose names are not given.  Mr. Hutchens lived the greater part of his life on Cumberland River.
The Diploma Examination.  At the diploma examination held at the high school building on Jan. 9th, there were 79 applicants.  Of this number, 34 made passing grades.  Miss Virginia Mansfield of Oak Hill made the highest grade, and Miss Allie E. Spann of Cedar Grove made the second highest grade.

JANUARY 22, 1931

Mr. Wirt Comer Buried Here.  Mr. Wirt Comer died in Nashville last Friday after a long illness, at fifty odd years of age, leaving his wife, who was Miss Grace Davidson of this place, but no children.  Mr. Comer was born and reared in the Gamaliel country, where he engaged in business, later coming to Glasgow, where he was in business for a time, then going to Nashville, where he has been remarkably successful, both as a merchant and a manufacturer.  He had a large amount of stock in the Washington Manufacturing Company, which has a branch in this place.  Mr. Comer was a devout member of the Christian Church and was a man of the highest character, highly respected by all who knew him.  He is survived by two  brothers, neither of whom was able to attend the burial here, but his brothers-in-law, Mesrrs. W. J. Davidson of Burnside, Price Davidson of Louisville, and H. E. Davidson of Bowling Green were present.
Champion Checker Player to visit Glasgow January 28.  Mr. Newell W. Banks, the real honest-to-goodness Champion Checker player of the United States, will give an exhibition here on the afternoon and night of January 28th.  All checker players are cordially invited to be present and play.  He will play six boards at the same time while blindfolded.  This is an opportunity that comes once in a lifetime to whose who love the game, and it is expected that all who can will come and enjoy it.  This is the first time a National Champion ever came to a town as small as Glasgow.
From Austin.  The many friends of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Russell will be glad to learn that their son Conrad is manager of a grocery store in Indianapolis.  He is the youngest manager of the 52 stores there, being 19 years of age.  The firm speaks well of him and says he is making good.
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JANUARY 29, 1931

David Peden of this place was invited to sing an accompaniment to the orchestra in the dining room of the Brown Hotel in Louisville last Saturday and made a wonderful hit, being heartily applauded.  We in Glasgow who know David and have heard him are not surprised at this success.
Mr. Ben G. Everett died at his home on South Fork Saturday, very suddenly, of heart trouble.  He was 71 years of age and was one of the best citizens of his community, a lifelong member of the Baptist Church, and honored by all who knew him.  He is survived by his wife, who was Miss Bettie Matthews, four daughters and four sons: Mrs. Chris Lewis of Beckton, Mrs. Ben Lewis of Detroit, Mrs. Janie Kinslow, and Mrs. W.C. Duncan; and Messrs. Horace, Herbert, Will and Guy Everett, all of Glasgow.  Burial was in the family cemetery after funeral services by Rev. Taylor, his pastor.
From Kino.  Master Weslie Groce happened to the misfortune of getting his arm broken a few days ago while cranking a car.-----The rook party at Mr. George Spencer’s Tuesday night was enjoyed by all present: Miss Mayple Goode, Messrs.  John Groce, Jessie McCoy, Leon Poore, and Paul and Clayton Goode.  The champions were Messrs. Jessie McCoy and Leon Poore.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Terrell G. Flowers of near Glasgow Junction, January 22, a girl, Gladys May. ----- Mrs. Charlie Hildreth of Smiths Grove spent part of last week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Goad.-----Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hoover of Pittsburg are spending a few weeks with their parents at Game and Dry Fork.


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