November 1931 PDF Print
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NOVEMBER 5, 1931

What has been known as the gymnasium in Glasgow for several years has been purchased by the National Guard and from now on will be known as the Armory.  Work on converting it into a fit place to store the arms and equipment of the National Guard, including the band instruments and everything to be used by both band and troops, is being done and will be pushed to a speedy finish.
Citizens of the Slick Rock School District and adjoining districts were in town Monday to appear before the County Board of Education in an attempt to secure a consolidated school at Slick Rock.  The districts involved are Slick Rock, Wolf Island, Vineyard Knob, Arnett Grove and Bluff Spring.  The appeal will be taken into consideration.
AD.  AUSBAN’S CAFÉ.  We are opening under new management and hope to  please  our trade.  We are here for business and realize that we must satisfy our trade.  We are going to use the best of food, prepared properly, and expect to make service our motto.  We are located next door to 513 Service Station, formerly the W. W. Allen place.  Your patronage is solicited.  Give us a trial.
Mr. V. H. Baird has resigned as City Attorney of Glasgow and Mr. Terry L. Hatchett has been elected to serve until January 1st.
County Board of Health Declares War on Contagious Diseases.  A special meeting of the Barren County Board of Health was called last night to consider the diphtheria and scarlet fever situation in the county.  Since these diseases are rapidly increasing, control measures were discussed.  Members of the Health Department will begin at once to actively immunize the school children against communicable diseases.  The work will begin at the Glasgow schools since the situation is most acute there.  As rapidly as possible, all other schools of the county will be visited for the purpose of inoculating and vaccinating.

NOVEMBER 12, 1931

Yesterday about noon three men drove up to Mr. Roger Foster’s store just beyond the railroad track on the Bowling Green Road, one man remaining in the car and the other two entering the store.  They ordered cheese for lunch but when Mr. Foster reached for the block of cheese, one of the men drew a pistol and yelled “stick ‘em up!”  The second man cleaned out the cash drawer; both men backed out of the store and into the car, and headed down the road toward Bowling Green.  Officers Gene Wooten and Will Barlow pursued them and, within an hour, sent word to Mr. Foster to come to Bowling Green to identify the thieves; however, 
the suspects were not the right men.  So far, the real thieves have not been captured.
Mr. O. L. Shackleford, who died at Rowletts recently, left almost his entire fortune of some $46,000 to the Baptist Church, in one way or another.  He left $1500 to the Baptist Church at Rowletts, $1500 to the Baptist Church at Lonoke and, after minor bequests of about $1000 to others, left the balance of his fortune to the Baptist Children’s Home at Glendale.  His actions lead us to suspect that he was a Baptist.
Mr. George F. Eubank died at his home in Cullison, Kansas Tuesday morning, lacking only a few days of being 76 years of age.  Mr. Eubank was born and reared at Freedom, a member of a large family, all of whom have passed away except Mr. Julius Eubank, who is now in poor health and lives on the old home place at Freedom.  Mr. and Mrs. Eubank went to Kansas 40-odd years ago and prospered. He left ten children, nine of whom live in Kansas and one, in Florida.  He was a  member of the Christian Church and was held in the highest regard by all who knew him.
From Forkton:  On Sunday, November 8, the Old Mulkey Meeting House and the environs became a State Park.  Several speeches were made by local speakers, and Governor Sampson delivered the principal address.  Dedication ceremonies lasted all day, with a great dinner spread that served perhaps 2500 people from all parts of the country.  The Reverend Willie Thomas, who is nationally known and who is a Monroe County product, was Master of Ceremonies.  Special prayer was held at the grave of Hannah Boone sister of Daniel Boone, the greatest pioneer of the Western World, thus appropriately commemorating the gallant deeds of this historical character whose name and fame will continue to live through all the ages of future civilization.
On November 5, 6, and 7, Western Kentucky Teachers College celebrated the 25th anniversary of its establishment on College Heights.  On Thursday night Governor Flem H. Sampson and Rev. John M. Van Meulen, of Louisville, spoke to a large crowd.  Friday night featured speeches of the former Governor J.C.W. Beckham and Dr. H. H. Cherry, who has been president of the Bowling Green institute since its beginning.  The final event of the celebration was the homecoming football game between the Western Hilltoppers and the Hurricanes of Miami, Florida.  Western won the game by a score of 20 to 0.  Many citizens of Barren County
went to Bowling Green for the celebration.

NOVEMBER 19, 1931

No Such Fall Has Ever Been Known.  Here we are, the middle of November, and no killing frost yet.  Vegetables are growing in the gardens, blooming and forming new leaves.  Green tomatoes are ripening and all other vegetables of the late fall are growing, with turnip and mustard greens served on the table daily.  The oldest inhabitants here cannot remember so open a fall as we have had this year.
Mr. Carl DeWeese has struck a rich gas well in a new section of Hart County which is the opening of a new field that promises to be a rich find.  Mr. DeWeese got his drill stuck and, for a time, thought it doubtful that he could get it out, but after he did, he discovered that he had unexpectedly struck a rich vein of gas.
Lady Candidate for Congress in Nebraska.  Mrs. Minnie Grinstead Himes of Humboldt, Nebraska, is a candidate for the nomination for Congress from the First Congressional District of Nebraska.  This is interesting to most of our readers only because she was born near Summer Shade, daughter of the late Mr. George R. Grinstead, who died last July 22 at the age of 94.  Mrs. Himes is closely related to many of our citizens – the Grinsteads, Depps and Joneses – and has been living in Nebraska since 1878, having moved there with her parents when she was a very small child.  Even if she doesn’t win, her opponent will know that he sure has
been in a fight.
Mrs. Jewell Sullivan of Chesterfield, Illinois, came in last week to visit her mother, Mrs. J. T. Wooten, whom she had not seen for a number of years.  While here, she met with her sister, Mrs. Murrell Wooten of Knoxville, who happened to be here on a visit to relatives.  Mrs. J.T. Wooten expects to return with Mrs. Sullivan to her home in Chesterfield to spend several weeks.

AD.  A & P STORES.  It is amazing when one stops to see just what 5 cents, 10 cents, and 25 cents will buy at the A & P.  Here are some of these values:  For 5 cents:  pancake flour, Lava soap, red beans, spaghetti, and soda.  For ten cents:
a large bag of rolled oats, a scrub brush, chili, sardines, and applesauce.  For 25 cents:  3 packages of chewing and smoking tobacco; 3 cans of hominy; 3 jars of preserves; and 3 bottles of vinegar.

NOVEMBER 26, 1931

James, the ten-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Albany, of Etoile, was thrown by a mule last week, breaking an arm.  He was brought to Glasgow, where he received medical treatment, and is now healing at home.
The fire alarm was sounded early Tuesday night and, in about two minutes, the fire trucks and personnel, and an army of automobiles whizzed out West Washington Street.  Just back of Goodman Bros. warehouse, they found someone who was unloading staves and, since it was a frosty night, he had built a small fire to warm by.  Seeing that everything was under control, the firemen headed back to the fire station, hampered all the way by the heavy traffic of the curiosity seekers.
The Goodman Hardware Company will open its doors to the public next Saturday. This firm is composed of some of the finest young businessmen of Glasgow, men who know the business and have ambition to please the people.  They are occupying the room just vacated by Mr. Roy Grinstead on East Main Street, next door to S. Goodman and Sons.
The Ely Drug Company of this place has been incorporated, with Messrs. A.E. Ely, C. G. Jewell and John E. Richardson as incorporators.  This firm will operate two drug stores – one here and the other, in Cave City.
WANTED: Salesmen with Car to take orders and deliver home necessities on city routes in Franklin, Russellville and Bowling Green.  Steady worker can start earning $35 weekly and increase rapidly.  Hustlers on similar routes do $5000 annual business.  Reply immediately, giving age, occupation and references.

The community Thanksgiving service will be held this year at the Baptist Church with preaching by Dr. J. R. Sampey, president of Southern Theological Seminary in Louisville.
Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Coleman of Route 1 announce the marriage of their daughter Hazel to Mr. M. C. Peden of this place.  The marriage took place in Bowling Green on Wednesday, November 18, at the Presbyterian Church with Rev. George W. Cheek solemnizing the ceremony.  Mrs. Peden is a popular young lady in Barren County, and Mr. Peden is well known in and around Glasgow.  Their host of friends congratulate them and wish them a long and happy married life.


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