March 1941 PDF Print
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MARCH 6, 1941

Frank Starr Sells Temple Hill Store.  Frank Starr has sold his business, store building and home at Temple Hill, the former Ernie Travis – Johnny Francis stand, to W.H. and J. K. Crabtree.  Included is the garage building adjacent to the store.  Mr. Starr has not announced his plans for the future, but it is understood that he will continue with the establishment for the time being.
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Prompt action on the part of telephone operators averted a disastrous fire which originated in the basement of Citizens National Bank building last night.  An over- heated refrigerator motor had filled the building with smoke, and it was with considerable difficulty that the fire department penetrated the smoke-screen to locate the trouble.  The loss was inconsequential except for that suffered by the St. Charles fruit store in damage to their refrigerating equipment.
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Bankers Offer 28 Prizes in Contest.  Complete information concerning the Oratorical Contest being sponsored by the Kentucky Bankers Association may be obtained from L. W. Downing, cashier of the Citizens National Bank.  The contest is open to high school seniors and juniors under the age of 20.  The main prize is $500, with 27 other prizes ranging from $100 to $5.
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Three Girls Will Vie for County Spelling Champ!  A contest to decide the championship for Barren County spellers to be held at the Plaza Theater on April 4 will be between three girls, winners in their respective schools.  The county schools will be represented by Emogene Holman of Beckton;  Glasgow, by Beatrice Plumlee, and Cave City, by Jennie Bell McGuire.  The winner in this contest will journey to Louisville for the State Contest sponsored by the Courier- Journal and to be held during the annual meeting of K.E.A.
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MARCH 13, 1941

Three Marriages Announced.  (1) Mattie Elizabeth Bridges, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bridges of Beech Grove section, and Mr. Elvis Renfro, son of Mr. Thad Renfro, were married last Wednesday by Rev. Ernest Dixon.  (2) Della Lemons and Mr. Buford Smith, both of Edmonton were married last Thursday by Rev. Ernest Dixon.  (3) Elizabeth Bravard and Mr. Villar Coomer, both of the Slick Rock section, were married last Tuesday by Rev. Ernest Dixon. 
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Charlotte Myers, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Myers, this city, and a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kentucky, was one of the thirty students at the University who made an “all A” standing for the first semester of the school year.
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County News.  Mr. and Mrs. Willis Bradshaw, of Austin, are the proud parents of a nine-pound daughter named Brenda Lee, born on March 8.  Mrs. Bradshaw was Vernelle Vibbert before her marriage.
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Scotties are Winners of 19th District Basketball Tournament.  Members of the team are Ray Boone, C. V. (Luke) Staples, Kelly Walker, Kenneth Turner, Paul Walker, Ronald (Soup) Oliver Jr, Joe Trabue, Joe Wheeler, Frank Brantley and George Bertram.   Manager is Edward Albany; Coach, Frank Camp; and Assistant Coach, Herb Lewis.
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Colored Men from Barren Leave Monday.  Barren County’s second call for colored men in the Selective Service Act will be answered next Monday, March 17, when the following men report to the induction station at Louisville:  Grundy Thomas Hibbitt and Cecil Peden of Glasgow, and Walter Lee Smiley of Glasgow, Route 3.  Three additional colored men will be inducted into service, but the names are not available at this time.
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MARCH 20, 1941 

Biggers Leaves for Washington, D.C.  H. C. (Dutch) Biggers left Monday morning for Washington, DC, where he has accepted a position.  His family will join him in about a month and they will make their home in the capital city.  It is with regret that Glasgow sees this fine family depart.  The “Biggers Trio,” consisting of Gilbert, H. C. Jr, and their sister Lois Jean, has on numerous occasions treated music lovers with a display of their talent.  The family has the best wishes of their Barren County friends, who look forward to their visits back to Glasgow.
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Stanley Allen of Oil City had a narrow escape from death, or at least serious injury, yesterday while plowing on his farm.  He went in between the two horses to adjust the harness, but one of the horses became frightened and started running.  Mr. Allen was unable to get on either horse or to get out from between them, so he ran with them until his arms gave out and he fell.  The plow jumped over him, striking him in the abdomen.  X-rays show no broken bones, only cuts and cruises.  After spending the night with his wife’s parents, he returned home this afternoon.  The
horses were eventually caught in a barbed wire fence, which stopped their running, and they were still hitched to the plow.
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Sally Bethel, colored, Cave City, weight 416 pounds, died of a heart attack on Monday, March 17.  She was the largest woman in the county and a special casket was required for her.
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Included among students who passed the 8th grade examination from rural schools are:  Norma Oleta Bridges, June Wilkerson, Adrian Proffitt, Bernice Smith, Alison Ramey, Ernestine Magers, Eva Madeline Vance, Marie Smith, Jane Leoma Gray, Gracie Mae Toms, Moody Word, and Lendon Toms.
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County News.  Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Greer, Route 2, are the parents of a baby boy, Stanley Cleveland, born Monday, March 17.  Before marriage, Mrs. Greer was Miss Charlesdean Francis.
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MARCH 27, 1941

Mr. and Mrs. John Bowles, of Slick Rock community, are receiving congratula-tions on the arrival of a daughter who put in her appearance Tuesday morning, March 18, with a weight of ten pounds.  Her name is Mary Elizabeth.-----A few minutes after her arrival, Mr. and Mrs. Preston Bowles (he, a son of John Allen Bowles), announced the arrival of a son, Leathel Wayne.
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Captain Paul S. York left Tuesday for Fort Jackson, South Carolina, to which point he has been called to the colors as Medical Officer for a contemplated one-year tour of duty.  Mrs. York and the children will remain here until school is out, after which she and their son expect to join the Captain (by then perhaps Major) York for the summer.  It is with extreme regret that his many friends saw Dr. York close his office, which means a considerable sacrifice to him.  But, when our “Uncle” calls – one hasta go.
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Frank Starr has purchased the M. T. Lane store on the Edmonton Road and will take possession Monday, March 31.  Mr. and Mrs. Starr will be considered members of Glasgow’s citizenry, as their store and home combined is located a short distance beyond the city limits.
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Barren County may have one of “those unusual occurrences” on Monday, April
7 when 22 Barren County boys will leave for the Army, it was revealed at the Draft Board office today when Euel and Stanley Houchens (volunteers) were given their physical exams in order that they might join their brother Wilton (another volunteer) who has been ordered to report.  They will be in the same contingency.  The boys are the sons of Henry Houchens of Lamb who, with an 18-year-old son Jim Tom and two daughters, Opal and Ruth, will be left to “keep the home fires burning.”  It was a stirring moment, according to Draft Board employees, when the two boys walked in and wanted to know “if they could go with their brother.  If he’s gotta go, we just decided we’d just as well go along too.”  That’s America, and the spirit that can’t be beat!
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Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Nuckols are parents of an 8-1/2 pound baby boy born Monday, March 24, at their apartment in the “Old Reb” building.  Mrs. Nuckols before her marriage was Ruthine Edwards, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Courtney Edwards.  The child has been named Donald Richard.
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Calling All Men!  For A Great Suit.  Dutch Auction.  Don’t miss it.  Here’s how it works:  100 suits, valued up to $35.00, on Wednesday were put on sale for $19.00.  Each day for ten days, they get a dollar cheaper.  But they get scarcer too.  Better grab them before somebody else does.  CLAYTON-PEDIGO COMPANY.
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More than fifty friends gathered at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Jordan and mother near Bruce Friday night, March 21, giving them a “surprise house-warming.”  Many nice gifts were presented to them.  It will be recalled that the Jordans lost their home by fire in November of the past year, and they have just recently moved into their newly erected house.
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An old-fashioned quilting party was given at the home of Mrs. Joe Stark on Wednesday afternoon, March 19.  Fourteen ladies participated in the quilting and had a very enjoyable time.  Refreshments consisting of sandwiches, fruit and dessert were served.  Mrs. Eula Thompson drew the lucky number that won a prize.

 

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