January 1942 PDF Print
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JANUARY 1, 1942

 

First for ’42?  Barren County’s newest inhabitant for 1942 was Miss Emily Mae Spear, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman K. Spear, who made her arrival at the

Samson Community Hospital this morning at about 12:30 and, accordingly, made a pretty good bid for the “chairmanship” of Kentucky’s Sesquicentennial Celebration which is slated to Kentucky’s first 1942-er.

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Child Badly Scalded.  Doris Jean Isenberg, 7 years old, who makes her home with M. and Mrs. W. A. Hutchens on West Front Street, was badly scalded on the legs yesterday when she turned a pan of boiling water over.  She was helping in the kitchen and was removing the pan from the stove.

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Mr. E. L. Myers Sr. was painfully injured Saturday evening when struck by an auto opposite Sisco-Shutt.  He has been confined to his home for the past few days.

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Marriage Licenses.  James Lawson, 22, and Opal Miller, 15,of Summer Shade, Route 3;  George Thomas Piper, 21, and Lucy Mae Hagan, 17.;  Carlton Barbour, 30, and Mildred Barrick, 23; Leonard W. Wright, 82, and Rebecca Coomer, 57; Edward R. Lafferty Jr, 20, and Mary Carolyn Thompson, 24.

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Miss Elsie Shipley and Mr. Willard Polson were married at Elkhorn, KY on Sunday, December 26, the Rev. Howard O’Banion officiating.  They were accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Paul Duvall, Elizabeth Polson, James Shipley, and Thomas Howard Jenkins.  The bride and groom were members of the 1941 graduating class of Glasgow High School.  Upon their return here Sunday night, a wedding supper was served at the home of the groom’s parents on East Main Street. Mr. Polson is connected with the O. W. Polson Grocery Store on West Main Street.

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JANUARY 8, 1942

 

Mrs. Jett Slaughter, who lost sight in both eyes several years ago, underwent  an operation for removal of her right eye at the Hospital last Friday.  The left eye was removed several years ago.  She has been in her stand at the Court House every day but has been assisted by Miss Mildred Bacon.

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JANUARY 8, 1942 (Cont’d)

 

William Otto (Tiny) Abner, 14 year old son of J. B. Abner, of the Slick Rock community, was brought to the Hospital late this afternoon for operation after sustaining a gun shot wound which is said to have penetrated his stomach and intestines.  His condition is considered quite serious.  The youth, accompanied by a neighbor boy, was returning from rabbit hunting, and the gun was accidentally fired.  The name of his companion was not obtainable.

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In recognition of his 25 years of service as a city officer, Pate Walkup, who on Monday assumed the office of County Jailer, was presented with a 35-calibre Smith and Wesson pistol, appropriately engraved.  The presentation was made on behalf of the City Council, by Mayor Winn Davis.

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From Wisdom.  The singing school at Dripping Spring is progressing nicely in spite of the snow.  Professor Butrum and his son, who live near Lucas, have been driving from home, and they report a large and interested singing class.  They expect even more as soon as the weather moderates a little.  The class is composed of mostly young people who have never before attended a singing school.  They report a lot of fun and say that they are learning more than they ever thought possible.

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The marriage of Miss Eva Thomas and Mr. Harry Johnson Jr. was solemnized last Sunday afternoon at the home of Elder and Mrs. Allen Phy on Cherry Street.  They were accompanied by Miss Louise Pitcock and Mr. Mitchell Hutchens.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs Alfred Thomas, Leslie Avenue, and is employed as stenographer at Glasgow Finance Company.  Mr. Johnson is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson of Coral Hill and is a promising young farmer.  Both the bride and the groom were members of the 1941 graduating class of Glasgow High School.  The many friends of this young couple wish for them much happiness.

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JANUARY 15, 1942

 

Occupying adjoining seats in the House of Representatives are two brothers-in-law, the Hon. Cass Walden and Dr. W. C. Mann, whose wives are daughters of former Sheriff and Mrs. J. C. Sawyer of Metcalfe County.  Mr. Walden represents the Monroe-Metcalfe district and Dr. Mann, the adjoining Cumberland-Clinton district.  Mr. Walden is Republican floor leader in the House and, from all reports, is doing a splendid job in his new assignment.

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PUBLIC NOTICE.  Let Your Answer to Bonds Be----Bonds!  We are fighting enemies who will stop at nothing.  With our homes, our very lives at stake, shall we stop short of giving our dimes and dollars for Defense?   Buy Defense Bonds and Stamps every day, every week.  Buy as if your very life depended upon it.

It does!

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Three More Boys Are Now in the Marines.  Three Glasgow youths are enroute to San Diego, California, where they will receive their basic training in the Marine Corps.  They left here Tuesday night, took their exams in Louisville, and before noon on Wednesday, telegrams were received by relatives here that they were on their way west.  The boys are Edgar Lee Ford, son of Col. W. J. Ford; Forrest Stovall, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Stovall; and Jake Eatmon Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Jake Eatmon.

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Mrs. Etta Pulliam, Grandview Avenue, announces the marriage of her daughter Louise to Mr. Lurad (“Curly”) England, the ceremony having been performed in Jeffersonville, Indiana, on December 26, 1941.  The bride is an attractive young lady and was a student in Glasgow High School.  Mr. England is a son of Mr. and Mrs. William England of Horse Cave, and is a student at WKTC in Bowling Green.  He will receive his degree at that institution in June.

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The Standard Oil station, at the corner of North Race and front, is being razed.

and will be replaced with a more modern building, according to George Ford, manager.  Sixty to ninety days will be required for the change, but customers will be taken care of since a temporary office has already been built.

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JANUARY 22, 1942

 

Tire Rationing Board Has Opened An Office.  Barren County Tire Rationing Board has opened an office in the County building at the corner of South Broadway and Wayne Street.  Miss Vivian Westmoreland is in charge of the office and may be found on the second floor, Wayne street side, from 10:30 to 4:00 each day.

 

Applicants will go to pre-approved businesses to have their tires inspected; then the Tire Board will meet and pass on the inspection report, after which a permit card may be taken to any tire dealer in the county for purchase of tires. No restrictions on where the tires are bought.

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650 persons have registered for civilian defense in Glasgow, according to an announcement by John E. Richardson, civilian defense chairman.  Registrants may still sign up at his office over the New Farmers National Bank.

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Petie Leech, student at Centre College, Danville, made his first solo flight last Thursday.  He went from Danville to Bowman Field, Louisville, and back to Danville, via Lexington.

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Russell Dougherty, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Dougherty, has been granted leave of absence from the FBI in Washington, and has enrolled in the U. S. Air Corps.

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Earl and William Luster, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Willie Luster, are at Point Pleasant, West Virginia, helping survey for a new Army camp.

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JANUARY 29, 1942

 

Emogene Holman, Beckton, holds the laurels as best speller in Barren County rural schools.  Mrs. Hershel Gay was teacher of Beckton school for the past year.  Emma Kingrey, of Rock Springs, where LeRoy Underwood was teacher, took second place.  Oratorical champion for rural schools is Billy Stewart of Park City.  His teacher was Mrs. L. E. Burnett.   Elizabeth Brownfield, of Hiseville, took second place; her teacher was Nicholas Stull.  Park City retained possession of the trophy, having had the championship for the second year.  If they win next year, the trophy will remain with the school permanently.

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Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Taylor of Harlan, Kentucky, announce the engagement of their daughter, Bonnie Mae Hensley, to Jack Taylor Goodman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Goodman of Glasgow.  The marriage will take place Saturday, February 7, at 6:00 p.m. at the Harlan Methodist Church.  Mr. Goodman’s best man will be Mr. Carter Reece of this city.  After a wedding trip to Florida, the young couple will make their home in Glasgow.

 

“Aunt” Maggie Trent Burkman, Metcalfe County’s oldest citizen, and one of the oldest in Kentucky, died Sunday at her home near Sulphur Well after a brief illness.  She would have observed her 107th birthday on February 28.  Aunt Maggie was widely known and loved and retained excellent memory and physical ability all her life.  She had traveled widely and could tell many interesting experiences.  Her husband, John Burkman, a Swedish painter, died many years ago.  Funeral services were conducted Monday by Rev. Claude Squires at Pink Ridge Baptist Church, of which she was a member.

 

 

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