May 1941 PDF Print
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MAY 1, 1941

Kenneth Wood has now succeeded Willard Young as agent for the Courier Journal and Louisville Times in Glasgow and has established headquarters over the L. C. Ellis Drug Store.  The change was made this week.  Mr. Young plans to enter school in Louisville.
Important That You Pay That Poll Tax Now.  All persons who haven’t paid their poll tax are urged to do so this week.  Deputy Sheriff Leo Doyle will be in Frankfort soon to make settlement on the school, county, and taxes of the state.
The U.S. Defense Savings Bonds and Postal Stamps were placed on sale in the main postoffice at the opening of business on Thursday, May 1, as a part of the national  effort to make America impregnable.  It is assumed that the local postmaster, Joe M. Richardson, and other civic leaders were among the first purchasers of the savings bonds and stamps.
Official opening of the Kentucky Reptile Gardens located on 31-W one mile south of Park City will be held Sunday, May 4, and Mr. Jack Raymon, Director, anticipates a large crowd will be on hand for the opening.  The Garden, which covers 4-1/2 acres, was started in May 1940 and is in a setting of native Kentucky beauty where open cages and pits permit close observation of living specimens of practically every variety of snake native to North America.
Etoile 4-H Club.  The 4-H Club egg hunt which was given at the home of Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Nabors was really a “whiz-bang.”  There were around 160 people who were there.  Everyone, which included from two-years-old and on, was either hunting eggs or watching.  First prize was won by Miss Betty Green and Mr. Clarence Jones; second, by Anna Jones and Gene England.  Among the “little folks,” Mary Nell Bailey was 1st and Jackie Jones was 2nd.

MAY 8, 1941

Hiseville Teachers Named for 1941-1942.  Principal, F. L. Edwards;  High School Teachers:  Ruth Saunders, Robert Sherfey and R. A. Palmore.   Grade School Teachers:  Frank Newberry, Mrs. Nicholas Stull and Mary S. Craighead.

Ed Landrum, newly named Game Warden of Barren and Monroe Counties, entered on his new duties on May 1.  Mr. Landrum will continue to reside at the Trigg Fish Hatchery on Edmonton road, where he has been custodian for many years.  If you hear of anyone hunting out of season, seining or dynamiting fish, just call Mr. Landrum at 351-Y so that this situation may be cleared up in a hurry.  Various reports of illegal fishing and hunting in this county have come to us from reliable sources and, now that we have a game warden, let’s help eliminate all such law violations.  
Sledge Store Destroyed in Cole’s Bend Section.  The general store operated by V. R. Sledge near the Warren County line was destroyed by fire of undetermined origin last week.  Nothing was saved from the store and only a small part of household furnishings was moved to safety.  Loss was estimated at $3000.
Local Students Are Given Fine Chance. Paul Vaughn, principal of Glasgow High School, has received announcement of the establishment of ten new honor scholarships at Centre College, Danville, for which students in the upper ten per cent of the graduating class of local schools will be invited to participate.  These scholarships, awarded entirely on basis of merit, have a value of $150 each, with the privilege of renewal for three consecutive years provided certain academic standards are maintained.  A student who qualifies for one of these awards and maintains a high scholastic standing during a four-year college course at Centre will receive a total scholarship of $600.  Considerations besides scholarship require that applicants must be outstanding in character, personality and leadership.
County News.  Mrs. Nell Read, Mrs. Dwight Siddens, Miss Dora Lewis and Mrs. Jessie Mae Steffey attended the Homemakers District meeting in Bowling Green last week.-----Misses Jean and Frances Ann Siddens are visiting their uncle at Clospint, KY.

MAY 15, 1941

ANNOUNCEMENT.  Newberry’s Luncheonette will serve breakfast to its customers every morning except Sunday beginning at 7:00 a.m.  This will afford an excellent opportunity for those desiring an excellent breakfast before going to work.  Start your day off right with a “Good Morning Breakfast.”  One egg (any style), grilled ham or bacon, toast with jelly, coffee, tea or hot chocolate, all for only 15 cents.  Also, five other breakfasts ranging from 10 cents to 25 cents to choose from.  J. J. NEWBERRY CO.
Mrs. Matilda Ritter, of near Lick Branch, had the misfortune to lose her home and contents Monday of last week.  Mrs. Ritter, 79 years old, was alone and was taking a nap.  The fire had gained such headway when she awakened, she barely escaped.  Four years ago, she had suffered a similar loss.
PUBLIC NOTICE.  To Whom It May Concern:  The report that I had paid a fine this last Court for practicing illegally is false, and a willful lie.  I am still at the same location practicing massage and gymnastics.  W. P. Jordan, 114 East Main St., Glasgow, KY.
Local industrial possibilities are given a distinct setback with the removal of Krall’s  Bakery, which closes Saturday night.  The Kralls have given the com- munity the best bakery it has ever enjoyed, and it is regrettable that sufficient
patronage has not been accorded to keep it going in our community.

MAY 22, 1941

Garment Plant Put On Night Shifts, Not Shirts.  The local garment plant, Kentucky Pants Company, will be put on night shifts, according to an announcement this week by the Management, who attributed the increased demand to a shifting of orders for civilian clothes to the local plant after other plants in the system were put to work on defense orders.  An amusing slant was given the announcement in the Metro Courier-Journal, when it substituted the letter “r” for “f,” thus making the announcement to read “night shirts” rather than “night shifts.”
A tobacco barn belonging to Ralph Bartley was blown to “smithereens” last Friday night in the near-tornado which struck this section.  Parts of the barn were blown a distance of 300 yards.
The Metcalfe Board of Education met Saturday and the following teachers were selected for Summer Shade High School:  Mr. Glenn Scott, Principal;  Sallie M. Garman, English and Librarian;  Merrile D.Harris, History;  Dennis Shirley, upper grades; and Myrtie Tidings, lower grades.


AD.  It Pays To Buy From Us.  We can beat any price in town – compare our prices if you wish.  Porch chairs (blue, red, or green). $1.49;  Porch swings, complete with chains and hooks, $1.95;  Ironing Boards, 89 cents;  Throw Rugs
(all wool Axminster 27 x 45), $1.75;  Oil Stove (all sizes and makes, new or used), $1.00 and up.  The above items are only a few of our bargains.  We have a small overhead which enables us to give you these low prices.  FAIR FURNITURE COMPANY.
Barren County officers figured in the capture of two moonshine stills this week.  Wednesday night Deputy Sheriff Floyd Lawrence and Constable Charles Ryan found a still on the farm of Mrs. Buck Borders in the Austin-Tracy section.  Val Burgess was transported to the county jail, and five gallons of whiskey, along with the 40-gallon still, were taken to the Sheriff’s office.  Early this morning (Thursday), Lawrence Ryan, Luther Lowe, and James Eatmon assisted Metcalfe County officers in raiding a 30-gallon still on the farm of Baylum Smith, about two miles from Summer Shade on the Metcalfe-Barren line.  One hundred ten gallons of mash were destroyed.  The still was in Barren County but Smith lived in Metcalfe.  He was taken to Edmonton, and the still was brought to Glasgow.   Both stills may be seen in the Sheriff’s office in the courthouse.

MAY 29, 1941

Miss Elizabeth Grant Akers, bride elect, was guest of honor at a party given by the teachers of the Primary Department of the Glasgow Baptist Sunday School at the home of Mrs. LeRoy Kerley.  The home was beautifully decorated with flowers from the Kerley flower garden.  The gifts, numerous five-cent articles, were  presented in a split bottom basket which disclosed, underneath the small articles, a package containing a piece of silver in the pattern matching the sterling service of Miss Akers.  A beautiful wedding cake was cut by the bride-to-be and was served, along with ice cream, to the guests.  Miss Akers has assisted in the Primary Depart- ment a number of years and is greatly beloved by both teachers and pupils
A piano ensemble was given this afternoon in Glasgow Music Hall by pupils of Mrs. Fielding Boles and Mrs. Alanson Trigg.  The pianos were sent here by courtesy of Baldwin Piano company, Louisville.  Pupils taking a part on the program included:  Margie Edmunds, Nell Payne, Wanda Lee Aspley, Earldine Walbert, Lorene Dearing, Margaret Poteet, Ruth “Sister Lou” Sears, Lucy Byrd Oliver, Maxie Peden, Georgia Lou Biggers, Alice Chamberlain, Madelle Young, Barbara Sears, and Lou Russell Rogers.  Ushers were Lillian Simmons, Helen Joyce Redman, Mildred Francis, and Caroline Biggers. 


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