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FEBRUARY 2, 1931 

Saturday night an automobile belonging to Odell Shaw was burned on the New Salem road.  Mr. Shaw and his family were coming toward town when the car stopped and, after cleaning the gas line and carburetor, he managed to get the automobile started again, but it began backfiring and was soon ablaze. The car, a   Whippett Coupe, was only partially covered by insurance.
Confederate Veteran Dies.  John E. Clayton is Buried Today. Mr. John E. Clayton died of pneumonia yesterday morning at his home near Beckton. Mr. Clayton was 91 years old and was one of the last Confederate soldiers in the county.  He has played a prominent part in the affairs of the county and is the last of a family of 15 children.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Dolly Waller Clayton, and three sons: Waller Clayton and J. Briscoe Clayton, of this county, and Henry Clayton of Acquiam, Washington.  He was an uncle of Mayor J. E. Clayton of Glasgow.
Mr. T. G. Layne of Edmonton announces the marriage of his daughter, Olga Elizabeth, to Mr. Hollis Norris of Glasgow, the marriage having been solemnized on December 20 in Louisville.  Mrs. Norris is in school in Bowling Green and will remain there until June, when she will receive her degree.  After graduation, the happy couple will make their home in Glasgow.
New Theatre Building A Great Addition to City.  We are informed by Mr. Gordon E. Brown that he, Mr. Bruce Aspley, and Mr. R. T. Grinstead have purchased all the footage on East Main Street between the S. Goodman and Sons’ produce house and the Bob Lessenberry Building, a total of 81 feet, running back 300 feet to Water Street, and will soon begin the erection of a building which will extend for the full frontage and as far back as they wish.  There will be two large business houses and a theatre of the most modern type which is expected to cost more than $75,000 and will be a great addition to Glasgow.
FEBRUARY 3, 1931 

Spring apparently has arrived in Glasgow.  We had two sure harbingers of spring this morning.  W. F. Richardson and Finley Jordan were sunning in the Court House yard, and T. J. Samson has sheared his goatee.

Notice to Landowners in the Park Area.  We are now in a position to pay cash for land in the Mammoth Cave National Park Boundary if found suitable for park service.  Those who desire to sell their land at fair and reasonable prices are requested to see our agents, Mr. Gillis Vincent and Judge G. W. Newman at our Brownsville office.  Kentucky National Park Commission.
Another Store to Locate in Glasgow.  It is well known that the H. A. McElroy 5 &  10 cent store will move into the adjoining room recently vacated by G. H. Fant and Company.  The corner building has been leased to Lerman Bros, a large department store that handles general merchandise very much on the order of J. C. Penney Company.
Farmer Samson Gives Sound Advice.  Mr. Tom J. Samson has been a sort of versatile citizen and one of the best Barren County has ever had.  He was first regarded as a tobacco man, the Samson Tobacco Company, having been named for him.  He next made a fortune in oil development in the county;  then he bought 1100 acres of land in Barren County, as well as purchasing the Winn farm of several hundred acres on the Jackson Highway beyond Goodnight.  He has now turned his attention to farming as a sideline.  Much of the land is cultivated by tenants but he has reserved a portion that he personally will tend.  His advice:  never take on more of a task than you can see to.
The Woman’s Auxiliary of the Samson Community Hospital met at the Norris Nurses Home Wednesday, and Mrs. Lucie Porter Caldwell, Chairman of the Pantry Committee,  gave a splendid report on the donation of potatoes.  The donation of potatoes and money amounted to about 32 bushels.  The Auxiliary wishes to thank the Managers of the warehouses, the growers, and all who donated tobacco for their splendid donations which will help on the linen and blanket fund.

FEBRUARY 6, 1931

News items from Glasgow Chamber of Commerce meeting:  A rousing vote of gratitude was given by the Chamber to Prof. R. D. Ridley for again securing the district basketball tournament for Glasgow this year.-----Re-building of the Jackson Highway south of Scottsville will be commenced shortly; during construction the road will be kept open for through travel between the Tennessee  line and Scottsville. ----- R. L. Lessenberry announced that he was working on plans for the establishment of a drum and bugle corps here by the American Legion to include counties adjoining Barren.

FEBRUARY 12, 1931

For the time being, the chief center of attraction in the oil fields lies around the new well on the northern border of Green River in the Munfordville area. That town has suddenly been transformed into a seething mass of activity made up of oil  men, supply men, scouts, lease brokers and others identified with the oil business. Fully 200 oil field representatives are here this week from all parts of America who have never before visited Kentucky.  For more than a quarter of a century, Kentucky has been known in petroleum parlance as the poor man’s paradise and the ideal field for the green pea growers.  Now, however, this field is considered
to be the greatest shallow drilling area in all the world.
Firemen Get Raise in Pay.  The City Council has approved a new schedule of pay for the Fire Department.  The new base pay of the firemen is $10 per month, raised from the $6.00 formerly allotted.  The Chief of the Department now receives a salary of $12 per month, and the captain of the pumper receives the same pay as the chief.  Under the new schedule, the Assistant Chief gets $11 per month.
Talkies Being Made in Cave.  Experts of the Paramount-Public Corporation, a moving picture production company, have begun the making of a sound picture of Mammoth Cave.  A crew of 45 actors, camera men, producers, and technicians are now on site.  When completed, the picture will show a group of tourists going through the cave, and will depict a wedding inside the cave.  The picture is intended to portray the beauties of the Cave and the wildness of the country surrounding it. About 25 people living in the vicinity have been employed as extras.
Last night the Plymouth Sedan belonging to Mr. Waldo Redman and a you-drive- it taxi driven by Dickie Wooten, collided on South Green Street in front of the Methodist Church and damaged both cars.  Mr. and Mrs. Redman and their daughter were in the sedan, which is reported to have sustained a bent or broken axle and other injuries.  William Allen, George Richardson, and a boy named Follis are said to have been in the cab in addition to the driver.  No persons were injured in the accident.

FEBRUARY 19, 1931

The name of Edward R. Lafferty, of Cave City, was among eight names turned in to the Senate for nominations for postmaster, and he was successful in being approved as Postmaster at Cave City.
Child Burned.  Tommie, the 17-month old son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Redford, received painful burns on his legs when he pulled a pan of hot water off the stove onto himself last evening.  He was taken to the Samson Hospital where the wounds were treated and will be able to be returned to his home today.
Several members of the Rotary Club visited the Finney School today to present a dictionary to the school for being the first school to put on a Blue Ribbon contest.  A silver cup was offered, but the ambitious students requested something useful instead.

FEBRUARY 23, 1931

The will of Mrs. S. B. Whitney which was filed this morning in the County Clerk’s office bequeathed “property to the Baptist Orphans Home situated in Hardin County, Kentucky on the Louisville and Nashville Railroad at what is known as Lyndon.”  In the will there are bequests of $350 besides the one to the Baptist Orphans Home.

FEBRUARY 24, 1931

In a ceremony held on Sunday, February 22, the 199th anniversary of the birth of our first president, George Washington, a Memorial Tree was planted in his honor. A native forest tree, grown on a palisade above Green River, was selected for the planting, and it is expected that this sturdy tree will flourish with unusual beauty. The planting was accompanied by music and song and original poems and prayer
FEBRUARY 24, 1931

in a favored spot at the Great Onyx Cave.  Especial interest attaches because there is possibly no place in the United States in which live so many descendants of  Revolutionary soldiers as in the Mammoth Cave region of Kentucky and surrounding counties.

FEBRUARY 28, 1931

This morning Sheriff Fred Evans of Monroe County brought three Monroe Countians here to be fingerprinted.  The men, John Riley Emberton, Oscar Emberton and Rauzie Emberton, volunteered to be fingerprinted after bloodhounds went to their home after a nearby store was broken into and robbed of $75 and some merchandise.  The men are not under arrest but wanted to be fingerprinted in order to prove that they had nothing to do with the robbery.



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