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JUNE 1, 1931

Rules Accepted for New Golf Club.  At a meeting of the members of the new golf club, a temporary organization was formed with Winn Davis as Chairman and Dr. Clifton Follis as Secretary.  On motion by John Gray Neely, seconded by Chris Watson, the following rules were adopted:  (1) That the club shall sell 50 memberships at $50 each, with annual dues of $25, starting January 1, 1932. After the charter memberships have may send non-residents to the Club to play at a greens fee of $1.00 per day.  That after the charter memberships have been sold and the club organized, the membership fee shall be $75, with annual dues of $25, starting January 1, 1932.  At no time shall total membership exceed 75;  (2) That a membership shall entitle a man and his wife, and children under 21, to all privileges of  the club.  A single person membership entitles that person to one guest of the opposite sex.  (3)  That no one shall have the privileges of the club except members and their guests.  Only non-residents of Glasgow may be invited as guests, and the fee for each shall be $1.00 per day.  The only exception to this rule will be that hotels and restaurants may send non-residents to the club to play for a greens fee of $1.00 per day.

JUNE 2, 1931
“Miss Chevrolet,” the Mystery Girl whose identity is concealed, will arrive here tomorrow.  She will arrive at the Chevrolet garage to change a tire during her 124-hour non-stop drive with which she hopes to shatter the world’s record for woman’s endurance driving.   She left Louisville yesterday at 12:34 after being shackled to the wheel of the Chevrolet she was to drive.  No motor adjustments or repairs will be made during the trip.  The hood of the car was fastened shut with two box car seals before the tour was started.  The speedometer was sealed shut in order that the driver would not be able to see the number of miles the continuous trip is taking her.  Mr. W. F. Richardson received a telegram today confirming the arrival on schedule of “Miss Chevrolet,” who is reputed to be a real beauty.

JUNE 3, 1931
Paul Sanders, 21 years old, is in the T.J. Samson Hospital with a bullet wound in his abdomen, with chances of life at 50-50, after a shooting scrape at Glasgow Junction last night.  Robert Carter, 19, was in jail this morning charged with
the shooting.  The two boys were reported to be good friends and had been together most of the evening.  Carter told Deputy Jailer Luther Lowe that he did not remember anything about the shooting.  Sanders is the son of Frank Sanders of Glasgow Junction and is not married.  Carter is the son of George Carter of Glasgow Junction and is a section foreman for the L&N Railroad.  He was married
about four months ago.

JUNE 6, 1931
Henry Keaton was sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $300 this morning on charges of giving a 10-year-old boy intoxicating liquor.  The little boy, Robert Forrest, and his 12-year-old brother testified that they had helped Keaton to cap some home brew and that Keaton had forced them to drink some of the brew mixed with whiskey.  Keaton denied their story but said that when he saw them leaving with two bottles of the brew, he did nothing to stop them.

JUNE 7, 1931
As of June 5, $37.50 has been subscribed to the fund to be used for building a band stand in the courthouse yard.  In Glasgow we have one of the best, if not the best, military bands in the Mid-Western United States, and this band is anxious to give a free concert every week for the enjoyment of the citizens of Glasgow and Barren County.  No plans have been made as to the type of stand to be built because it all depends on the amount of money that can be raised for the project.  Please telephone today to subscribe to the fund.

JUNE 8, 1931
Brice Leech Extends Influence into New Horizon. The election of ex-Mayor Brice R. Leech to the presidency of the Barren County Singing Convention carries with it an element of news.  The public is well acquainted with the many sterling qualities of its versatile ex-mayor, but that he was sufficiently proficient in the warbling of tuneful melodies to head the organization of Barren County songbirds is indeed gratifying to Mr. Leech’s many friends.

JUNE 9, 1931 
Southern Kentucky Boy Becomes One of World’s Leading Bankers.  Melvin  Traylor, who describes his early life as that of a hillbilly, became head of the fifth largest bank in the United States today, taking care of the cash of 200,000 depositors.  The 53-year-old square-jawed president of the First National Bank was born in the almost inaccessible hills near Breeding in Adair County.  At the age of 19, with only a grammar school education, Traylor deserted his native land and hied himself to Texas.  While working as cashier, teller, janitor and guard of the Bank of Malone and studying law by night, Traylor was admitted to the Texas bar four years after he arrived in the Lone Star State.  When he moved to Chicago, he brought with him the open-hearted small-town banker’s best manners and today, as president of the $900,000,000 concern, he is accessible to even the smallest depositor for advice.  He has many friends and relatives in Glasgow, including his cousins Spurgeon and Gates Traylor and Clyde Breeding

JUNE 13, 1931
The Kentucky Cavalier Orchestra has added several pieces to its already excellent organization and will be stepping out in full dress military uniform for the Homecoming Dance to be given tonight.  Both spectators and participants in the dance may be assured of real music for the occasion.

JUNE 14, 1931
A new fire whistle is now being put up on top of the courthouse. The new whistle is a double header siren and is pulled by a five horsepower motor.  The whistle faces east and west and can be heard as well a mile from the Square as it can be heard on the Square.  Crook Francis, regular fireman, and H. C. Rogers put the whistle up yesterday afternoon, and it is being wired and tested out today.

JUNE 15, 1931
Mr. Harlan Tibbs has taken over the role of “Life Guard” at Glenview Swimming Pool which is 2-1/2 miles north of Glasgow on the Jackson Highway.  Mr. Tibbs has had much experience in this way of work and has passed  a number of the most difficult swimming and life saving tests.  For a number of years Mr. Tibbs was a guard at one of the largest swimming pools in Nashville.  He is an excellent diver and will be offering instructions in either swimming or diving.

JUNE 16, 1931
Warner G. Carver and Nobel Carver, well known ballad musicians, have been accepted for a tryout in Louisville for making records this year for the Victor Recording Company. They will leave at once and, while there, expect to get an engagement to play over WHAS.  If they are successful in doing this, they will wire the Daily News to announce the hour and time on which they will play so
that all their friends may listen in.


JUNE 17, 1931
Birth Announcement.  Following is “Papa Rollie’s” own version of the arrival at his house, sent by special dispatch to the News office:  “A dishwasher arrived at our place Tuesday morning at 5:00 o’clock for an indefinite stay. We have not yet found out what her name is but she is already wailing for shorter hours and better wages. I am planning  for a bigger patch of beans for next year.  Yours for progress, J. R. Payne.”

JUNE 18, 1931
Who leads the big parade when Glasgow wants to stage any kind of demon-stration?  Who lends the colorful touch as the parade moves down the street with Drum-Major Warner Hazelip strutting his stuff and doing acrobatics deluxe?  And, as the quick-stepping line draws nearer, we, with a thrill of pride in our hearts, realize it is our own 123rd Cavalry Band, with our own Ed S. Pedigo directing – and what a director is he!  Good looking, dignified and musical to the last note.
Beginning with a handful of band boys, he has now an aggregation of musicians that is known state-wide.  This Friday evening the Band will don their attractive new uniforms and appear in a concert of popular music.  When Director Pedigo raises the baton—let’s all be there!

JUNE 20, 1931
Glasgow’s oldest church, the First Presbyterian, welcomes you.  The church was established in 1802 and, presently, the Rev. B. A. Sykes is the minister and Dr. W. G. Neilly is Superintendent of the Sabbath School which starts at 9:45 each Sunday morning.  This church urges all who are in Glasgow on the Sabbath to observe the Lord’s Day in worship and praise by attending some church and invites all tourists, strangers, and visitors to attend this church.

JUNE 21, 1931
 “Early this morning when the sun had emerged from a short rest over the hot night to inform the birds of the air that another happy day was in store for them to begin the harvest of food for themselves and their young, when all nature was alert to a growing day and when most of the populace was yet in peaceful slumber, there moved southward on the L & N Railroad a cargo of merchandise piloted by one who would not do harm to a living being of his own volition,  A young man of 19, who had become tired and exhausted by illness and fatigue, slumped to the ribbon of steel for relaxation, his head buried in his hands in stupefied posture with no part of his brain cells able to function to warn of the impending danger of his position.  With no time for warning and check of momentum, the powerful monster of steel snuffed out the life that was in its wake.  The pride of a widowed mother was removed from earthly existence.  Andrew Nichols is dead.”

(The young man lived near Horse Cave and was the son of Mrs. B. Nichols of Hart County.)

JUNE 22, 1931
The Up and Ready 4-H Club of Temple Hill met at the Poplar Grove School House Saturday night.  Two members from this club received free trips to Junior Week at Lexington June 8 to 13.  The trip won by Frank Smith was given by the Up and Ready Club; the other trip, granted by the L & N Railroad Company, was presented to Minnie Wilkerson.

JUNE 23, 1931
H. L. Rushmore, receiver for the First National Bank of Horse Cave, today began issuing dividend checks for 55% to depositors of the bank and asked all persons holding certificates to present their claims.  Approximately $200,000 will be paid to the depositors.  The bank closed November 17, following the closing of the National Bank of Kentucky in Louisville.

JUNE 24, 1931
Fred Rhodes, near Beckton, while cutting grass, stopped the team and reached to pull out the mowing blade, but the mules started up, cutting off two fingers, which are causing him much pain.

JUNE 27, 1931
New Orchestra Leader Arrives.  A promising looking young man arrived at the Samson Hospital this morning who shows all indications of being the keenest drummer (of the musical type) in town.  He weighed nine pounds.  He didn’t present his calling card and, while his name is still a matter of dispute, he gives a permanent address in care of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Holmes.  While still in an acute condition, Papa Roy is bearing up bravely.

JUNE 28, 1931
Froedge Oliver, 31, and Charlie Earl Lewis, 14, colored were drowned this afternoon while swimming in the old Brick Yard pond near the Samson Tobacco Factory.  Froedge, seeing that the boy, who was in the pond several feet from the shore, was floundering, jumped in and attempted to save him but was dragged to the bottom by the struggles of the boy, who was strangling.  Jim Wooten, who was in a boat, quickly paddled to the deep water where the bodies had disappeared and, with the assistance of A. J. Mercer, dragged Froedge out with a hook.  Buford Wood, who was working in a field nearby, ran to the scene when he heard the outcry and dived in, bringing the body of the colored boy to the surface.  Several people who were on the bank at the time of the accident attempted to revive the victims, working with them until the arrival of a doctor.  A coroner’s inquest was
held in both cases, and two verdicts of accidental drowning were rendered. Froedge Oliver is survived by his wife, his mother, one child, four sisters and four brothers.  Charlie Lewis was the son of John Henry Lewis, who is a well-known and well liked colored citizen of the town.

JUNE 29, 1931
Malcolm Smith made the first birdie, or hole in two, of the season in the new links a few days ago.  The record was made on Hole No. 5 and, so far, has not been duplicated by anyone.

JUNE 30, 1931
Miss Bess Howard and Miss Louise Moss, of the County Clerk’s office, will go to Madisonville on Saturday to assist in informing Judge Ruby Laffoon that he has been nominated by the Democratic Party to be its candidate for governor in the November election.



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