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JULY 5, 1941 

Too Many – Too Much.  The straw that broke the camel’s back was given another version last week when girders in an Old Planing Mill warehouse gave way to an overload of shingles, window panes, etc.  All comparatively light when handled singly, but when the stack grew and grew, it became too much.  Ernest Myers esti- mated his damage at a hundred dollars or so from broken glass and other consequential loss when the girders gave way and the whole she-bang piled into the basement.
New Fountain, Court House.  At the regular monthly meeting of the Barren County Fiscal Court Tuesday, very little except routine business was attended to.  A bubbling electric drinking fountain will be installed in the lobby of the court house.  Miss Bess Howard has given the fountain in her office to the county, and it will be turned in on the new fountain.
On July 1 Mammoth Cave was accepted by the Federal Government as the 26th National Park.  Although there was a move many years earlier to make it a national park, it was begun in earnest in 1926.  Lands for the park have been acquired by donations and by direct purchase by the federal government, and total expenditures to date on the park have amounted to $9,000,000.
John Jacob Niles of Lexington, noted radio entertainer and balladist, and his wife, Rena Niles, feature writer for the Courier-Journal, were in Edmonton Saturday afternoon interviewing Dr. P. W. Bushong.  The write-up will appear shortly in the magazine section of the Sunday Courier-Journal.
Metcalfe County News.  Friends and relatives of Mrs. Rufus Shive of Good Luck set a surprise dinner for her Sunday in honor of her 53rd birthday.  About 80 were present and a bountiful table was spread in the yard; a good time was had by all in spite of the sudden shower just at meal time.
14 Are Taken by Army Last Monday.  Fourteen out of 20 men delivered to Induction Station at Louisville were accepted for the Army Monday.  They were:  Glenn C. Bush, William Joseph McDaniel, Henry Odell Akers, George Lee Cox, Shirley E. Phelphs, Mack Gardner, Claude Clifton Stout, Solon Miller Thomas, Robert Eldon Hogue, James Gordon Kinslow, Jack Mosby Harston, Walter Lawrence, Wesley B. Borders Jr. and Elzie Lee Dugard.

JULY 10, 1941
“Leaf Gold” is the name of the book from the pen of Mr. Woodrow Chamberlain, which will be released by Bobbs-Merrill publishers this fall.  Mr. Chamberlain, son of Mrs. Lou Chamberlain of the South Fork section, is a graduate of Glasgow High School and later graduated with high honors from Center College.  “Leaf Gold,” which is awaited with great anticipation by relatives and friends here, has its setting and deals in part with the great Kentucky tobacco industry. 
Corporal Charles Oakley Froedge received an honorable discharge from the Army effective June 30 and is now back in Glasgow.  Oakley was one of the three Froedge boys serving with GI’s, Battery B, 106th Coast  Artillery, Camp Hulen, Texas.  Since the death of their father in March, the boys felt it necessary that one of them be home to look after their mother.  Sergeant Robert and Terry will remain with the battery.
Miss Myrtle Dean of Lincoln, Nebraska has been named the Director of the T.J. Samson Hospital as its new Superintendent and will assume her new duties on September 1.  She is now Superintendent of the W.J. Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln.  Miss Dean’s work began during the World War, after which she assisted the Red Cross in the Balkans, where her last assignment was at Constantinople, Turkey.
New Chief at Wigwam.  The popular Wigwam Villagers have a new Chieftain to rule over their reservation.  A 10-1/4 pound papoose made his arrival at the “tepee” of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Redford, adjacent to Wigwam No. 2, north of Cave City, on Wednesday afternoon about 5 o’clock. Although he has not yet acquired war paint and feathered head-dress, it goes without saying that all of his commands will be obeyed without murmur by the entire tribe.
The following marriage licenses have been issued in Barren County since last Thursday:  Luther B. Gray and Pauline Morgan, both of Knob Lick;  W. M. Lowery and Marie Payne, both of Glasgow; Hurlen Green and Effie Haynes, both of Finney.


JULY 17, 1941

Cave City Boy is First 21-er.  To Bedford Euane Turner, of Cave City, route 2,  goes the distinction of being Barren County’s first 21-year-old  to be processed under the Selective Service Law.  Turner’s county serial number was the second number to be drawn in the lottery in Washington tonight.  Second place goes to James Ewing Davis, Summer Shade, route 3, whose number was the seventh drawn in the national lottery.
A  crew of engineers is engaged in surveying the probable route for a $25,000,000 gas pipeline which is contemplated for construction from Louisiana to West Virginia.  A steel pipe about 20” in diameter is contemplated.  The “indicated” route would start at Monroe, Louisiana, bypass Nashville by about 15 miles, then continue to near Lexington, thence to a point near Charleston, West Virginia.  Compressor stations would be located about every 150 miles.
Nurses School Planned.  Application for establishment of a Nurses Training School in conjunction with the Samson Community Hospital has been made by the Hospital Board.  This would afford a training center for several hundred girls who graduate annually from high schools in the hospital area, many of whom it is believed would avail themselves of the training school work.  Twenty girls could be trained in the school, in the opinion of Dr. C.C. Howard, who has been prominent in the preliminary work toward making application for the school’s establishment.
Mr. and Mrs. C.L. Peden and Mrs. Wendell Nuckols were at Fort Knox last Friday to see the Peden daughters, Rosa Lee and Lucinda, who have been located at the Fort as U.S. army nurses.  The young ladies left Saturday for Denver, Colorado, to which place they have been transferred for duty in a Government hospital.
Three nurses who have been employed at the Samson Community Hospital have resigned their positions here and will leave soon for their new locations.  Misses Marietta Smith and Anna Katherine Dilley will be located at a hospital at Lynch, Kentucky, and Miss Doris Gates will enter the Army Nursing Service.

JULY 24, 1941

Barren County’s drive for “old” aluminum is now headed for the final phases according to Richard L. Garnett, chairman of the committee.  Climax of the campaign is scheduled for Friday when school children from the various county schools are expected to bring to their respective school houses the available old aluminum from their communities Fifty Boy Scouts and 25 trucks will scour Glasgow beginning early Friday morning.  Housewives are urged to have their old kettles and pans ready for the boys. The metal, an essential factor in the National Defense program, will be used in some vital defense equipment.  It doesn’t matter how badly the utensil is battered or holed.  Any old kettle or pan might be Hitler’s crown!  So, bring it in and slam it on the pile in the manner in which you would like to slam him.
The condition of James Robert Adwell, 19, son of Mrs. Jennie May Adwell, is considered fairly good at the Community Hospital, where he is a patient.  “Pee Wee,” as he is affectionately known by his many friends, was seriously injured Monday night when he was thrown from a motorbike near Cave City.  His biking companion, George Bartley, was also involved in the accident but was uninjured.  Unless complications develop, physicians are hopeful of his recovery.  Adwell is well-known and liked around town.  He has worked at Central Oil Company on Saturdays and during the summer for several years.
Employees of the Glasgow Post Office enjoyed a steak fry at Mammoth Cave Sunday night.  Those attending were Postmaster Joe Richardson, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Simmons, Mr. and Mrs. Perry Coffman, Mr. and Mrs. Rondal Oliver, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. James Rogers, Mr. and Mrs. Will McQuown, and Mr. and Mrs. Waldo Redman.  Chef Dan Smiley prepared the “eats.”
Representatives from several counties in the Wolf Creek Dam area will meet at the Spotswood Hotel here on Friday night for the purpose of completing organization intended to promote industrial development in this section.
Mrs. Mattie Underwood Church, 73, widow of Mr. Will T. church, died at her home at Goodnight Sunday, July 21, of heart trouble.  She was reared near Bruce but had spent most of her life in the Goodnight section.  Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Grover Long, and three sons:  Rev. Walter E. Church, well-known Baptist minister, and Ellis and Homer Church, all of the Cave City-Goodnight section; a brother, Mr. A. S. Underwood, of Lucas; 13 grandchildren and 2 great-grand
JULY 24, 1941 children.  After funeral services conducted by Rev. T. Grider at the home on Monday, the remains were buried in the Glasgow Cemetery.

JULY 31, 1941
New Site for Jews Harp Dam Is Seen.  Congress has approved the recommenda- tion of Sen. Barkley and other congressional leaders, for the inclusion of a site for
Jews Harp Dam on Barren River, in a $275,000,000 flood control program.  It is understood that Army engineers will at once begin the work of surveying a second site, located several miles below the originally selected site.


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