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FEBRUARY 5, 1942


“War Time to be in Effect Monday.”  All clocks in the nation will be advanced one hour at 2:00 a.m. on Monday, February 9, in conformity with the new national “War Time” act recently passed by Congress, designed to conserve electric power for the benefit of war production efficiency.


Harold Stovall was the only Glasgow boy to win in the Wednesday night’s

Golden Glove Boxing Tournament being held at Bowling Green this week.

Stovall, in the 118-pound class, won over his opponent but emerged with a

broken thumb, which will keep him from continuing further in the tourney.

Three other Glasgow boys boxed, but lost last night:  Robert Cook,

Lawrence Nunn and Mitchell Forrest.


Wayne Furlong, son of Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Furlong received this mention in

“The Buff and Blue,” the school paper of Gallaudet College in Washington,

D.C., where he is a student.  “The evening started with the yearly

basketball tussle between the East and West.  The West took an early lead,

but the game was nip-and-tuck until the East sent in Wayne Furlong as a

forward.  From then on, it was a walkaway in favor of the East, as there

was no one on the opposing team who could stop Furlong from sinking shot

after shot.  When the game ended, the score stood at 46 to 32 in favor of

the Easterners.”  Wayne was a member of the office force of the Glasgow

Republican for the summer months last year, leaving our employ to enter

college in our capitol city.



FEBRUARY 12, 1942


Twenty-fuve registration stations have been set up in Barren County for

the Third Registration to be held on February 16 for the registration of

all male citizens born between February 17, 1897 and December 31, 1921.

These registration points are located in every rural precinct, with

central points in Glasgow, Cave City, Park City and Hiseville.

Approximately 2000 names are expected to be added to the Local Draft Board

lists as a result of this registration.


In a shooting contest last Monday night, using the kneeling position, several members made over 19 points out of a possible 25.  Pvt. Elijah Claywell was high man with 23 points and Pvts. Glen Berryman, David Smith Jr., Creed Denham and Brent Buckley tied with 22 points each.


FEBRUARY 12, 1942


Mrs. Beulah Barrick Steen died at her home on West Washington Street

Monday morning at the age of 61.  A musician of more than usual ability,

Mrs. Steen held a number of certificates, having studied in the Louisville

Conservatory of Music, the Cincinnati conservatory of Music, and

Chautauqua, New York.  Even though she taught piano to some extent, she

preferred voice culture, and many owe their knowledge of music to her

patient teaching.  Mrs. Steen possessed a voice of rare qualities and gave

freely of her gift to her church and to any project where she thought her

song would give pleasure.  Besides her daughter Bethel Steen, Latin

teacher at Glasgow High School, she is survived by four cousins:  Mrs. W.

H. Honeycutt, W. F. Payne Jr., and Barrick and Robert Bryan.


National Boy Scout Week is being observed locally.  On Sunday eening the

Scouts attended church in a body at the Baptist Church.  National Store

has a splendid display of various handicraft, books, and a band containing

various knots which the Scouts have learned to tie.  This display was

arranged by Scout Master Charles Bryant, assisted by G. L. Woodruff and

these four boys:  Joe Donald Taylor, John Simmons, Billy Dougherty, and

Sammie Sears.


H. T. Stout, agent for the Courier-Journal, offers renewals of the newspaper for $5.00 per year and new subscriptions of $6.00.


FEBRUARY 19, 1942


A total of 1506 men of the 20- 21  years age group and the 36-45 age group

were registered in Barren County’s 25 registration points, reflecting a

“shortage” of about 400 from the estimates predicted by national Selective

Service officials.  Nothing further will be done with these registrants

until March 9, when the board will conduct a public drawing for assignment

of serial numbers.


Sergeant Alvin C. York will speak at the Methodist Church next Sunday morning, February 26, on Laymen’s Day, which is set aside for the 4th Sunday in February.  Eight million Methodists will emphasize the theme of “Methodist Laymen and the Mission of the Methodist Church.”    Everyone is invited to hear Sgt. York, who has twice spoken before the General Conference of the Methodist Church.


The Call to the Colors Is A Call for Dollars  Dig deep.  Strike hard.  Our

boys need the planes, ships, and guns which our money will help to buy.

Go to your bank, post office, or savings and loan association.  Tell them you want to buy

Defense Bonds regularly, starting now.


Mis Emily Bartley left Monday by plane for Dallas, Texas, where she will attend the State Convention of Ice Cream Manufacturers.  From there she will visit Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Stewart of Kerrville, Texas.


Notice to Dog Owners!  Dog tags are now on sale at the Sheriff’s Office. The law requires that every dog in the county must be licensed, and it is my duty to enforce this law insofar as possible.  There are many dogs in the county that are unlicensed and we advise their owners to license them at once.  [Signed by Joe L. Goodman, Sheriff of Barren County]


February 26, 1942


Mr. and Mrs. Joe Bertam of Etoile celebrated their golden wedding

anniversary on February 11 at their home.  No finer citizens ever lived in

old barren, and The Republican wishes for them many more years of happy

married life.  Mr. Bertram, 74, and his splendid wife, 71, are the parents

of four children:  Mrs. Marjorie Flowers, and Messrs. Mark, Mitchell and

Bernice Betram, all of Barren County.


Mr. and Mrs. Horace Travis are moving from Cave City to the Sandidge property on West Washington this week end.  Mr. Travis has closed his garage at Cave City for the present and will be with the Ideal Chevrolet Company here.


Philip Kopel, chairman of the Metcalfe County Defense Committee, has

issued a call for old tires, tubes, books and magazines, scrap aluminum,

copper, brass, tin, old license plates and phonograph records.  Such

articles can be left at Meador’s Store at Summer Shade and at Furkin Bros.

at Beaumont.  A double handful of old foreigncoins was brought in to Mr.

Kopel last week by Miss Lera King, one of Metcalfe’s best known teachers,

with the request that the coins be “melted into bullets” to be used

against our enemies.



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