April 1942 PDF Print
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APRIL 2, 1942

“Family Day” at Christian Church.  A total of 266 were present at Sunday School at the First Christian Church last Sunday, with possibly enough late-comers to swell the number present to 300.  Mr. and Mrs. W. E. (Doc) Nunn and their four children were presented a beautiful Bible for the largest complete family present.

Mrs. B. G. Dickinson had the most grandchildren present, and Mrs. Robert Alexander’s son was the youngest child present.  An interesting program was given by the Primary Department.

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Jack Ely, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ely, now with the Naval Aviation School at Corpus Christi, Texas, known as the “navy university of the air,” has been promoted to Cadet Lieutenant and appointed Flight Commander for his Squadron.  Young Ely expects to graduate from the school in June, at which time he will receive his Aviation commission.

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Monday, April 6, has been proclaimed by the President as Army Day, and the Washington Office of Civilian Defense has asked that every community throughout the United States hold a patriotic meeting in honor of the “Fine, Brave American  boys” who are now in the army and who will be entering the army in the months ahead.  Accordingly, Mayor Winn Davis proclaimed the hours from 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 6, as Army Day Holiday and asked that all stores, offices, and businesses close at that time.

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Leo Doyle has been appointed as County Tax Collector to succeed his father, the late L. B. Doyle.  Leo will continue in that capacity until June 30.

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Preliminary plans are being considered by the Local Draft Board to conduct a “Fourth Registration” on April 27, at which time all males born on or after April 28, 1877 and on or before February 16, 1897 will be required to register.  It is understood that men registering in this group will not be liable for military service, but that they may be used for occupational assignments.

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The first class of the Nurses Aides Course at the Samson Community Hospital  is being presented with their caps Thursday night at the Norris Nurses Hall.  Miss Genevieve Davis, instructor of the course, will make the presentations.  Members of the class are Pearl Williamson, Olga Norris, Mabel Redford, Doris Whitaker, Louise Hanson, Lucille Simpson, and Elizabeth Smith Arms.

APRIL 9, 1942

Charlie Tucker Peden, Roy Neal, Charles Raymond Sears, Lawrence T. Fant and Ray Edwin Royster have been notified by the Local Draft Board to report for delivery to the Army on Thursday, April 16.  They will be forwarded to the Induction Station at Louisville.

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Remember – when you find it necessary to purchase toothpaste, shaving cream, etc. in tubes, you must bring your old tube to the dealer.  No old tube, no new tube.

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Mary Hugh Agers, eight-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Levy Agers of Dry Fork, sustained the fracture of both bones in her left arm just above the wrist late this afternoon when she fell from a wagon near their home.  She was brought to Glasgow, where X-ray determined the extent of her injury, and the arm was set and placed in a cast.  She returned home with her parents.

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Among marriage licenses issued recently was one to Robert Stone, 21, a soldier and son of Renick Stone, and Pauline Bowles, 21, daughter of Redford Bowles of Glasgow, Route 1.

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The Barren County elimination contest of the Kentucky Bankers Oratorical contest will be held Friday, April 10, at the Glasgow High School.  The subject will be “Your American Duty – Buy Defense Bonds,” will be discussed by five contestants who have won in their respective high schools.  Contestants and the schools represented are:  Ronald Houchens, Austin-Tracy; Nancy Katherine Payne, Glasgow; Mary Elizabeth Sams, Hiseville; Geneva Vance, Park City; and Eutre Hammett , Temple Hill.

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APRIL 16, 1942

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Dr. John Dickinson, associate of Dr. Clifton Richards, today received his commission as Captain in the Army Medical Corps, with notice that he may expect orders at an early date that will assign him to general surgery at the Army Hospital at Southwestern Proving Grounds, Hope, Arkansas.

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The “Log House” property of the late Dr. H. C. Morrison on North Jackson Highway, one mile from the Courthouse, will be sold at auction early in May by Gillenwater and Payne.  This valuable piece of property is worth investigating.

Mrs. Sally Myers celebrated her 86th birthday on Sunday, April 12, and was presented a basket of flowers at church services by members of the First Christian Church, of which she is a faithful member.  A family dinner was enjoyed at noon by Mrs. Myers and her daughter, Miss Hettie Myers, Mrs. Lillie Hill, Mrs. Emma Hatcher and Mrs. Harry Marion, and her only son, Ernest L. Myers, Sr.

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Mrs. Fielding Boles presented the following pupils Wednesday afternoon in the first of a series of studio recitals at the Music Hall:  Betty Ann Bagby, Billy Dearing, Joe Dean, Jane Smith, June Meador, Judy Shaw, Edythe Walbert, Nancy Jane Seigfried, and Jean Coffman.

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Tragic Honeymoon.  A veil of mystery still surrounds circumstances which contributed to the death of Edward K. Kasper of Chicago, and the unconscious state in which his bride of three days was found Tuesday p.m. in a tourist camp north of Cave City on the Dixie Highway.  Mrs. Kasper was removed to the Samson Hospital where she was reported to be having lapses of consciousness, but not yet in condition to be questioned concerning the tragic affair.  The couple was reported to have registered Monday night in the Wigwam Village operated by Frank Redford.  Tuesday afternoon when the couple had not checked out and had not been seen all day, Mr. Redford, accompanied by Russell Reynolds, a Cave City policeman, entered the cabin.  They immediately called Dr. Peterson of Cave City, County Judge Carroll M. Redford, Coroner John M. Dearing and Sheriff Goodman.  Dr. Peterson found that the man was dead.  Relatives in Chicago were informed and came to Glasgow, some of whom remain at the bedside of Mrs. Kasper.  The body of Mr. Kasper was returned to Illinois for burial.

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APRIL 23, 1942

Showing at the Trigg Theater on April 24 & 25, “Bullets for Bandits” with Bill Elliott and Tex Ritter.  Two top two-fisted stars hitting the high road to amazing adventure.  Also added:  Ray Whitley Musical Short, “Cactus Capers” and “Stranger than Fiction.”

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It’s Crop Time Again.  And when “crop” time comes around, our otherwise efficient and congenial friend, Lieut. Clarence Osborne, seems to be “obsessed” with some ailment or other that keeps him from “getting in the harness.”

Occasionally it’s the “tobacco-setting rheumatics” or the “haying” fever, or something or other.  Now he’s nursing a very painful finger which he accidentally chopped off about the first joint and, of course, can’t be expected to be counted on for any of the “heavy” work, but he can just “putter” around.

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McDaniel Boys Are Serving Uncle Sam.  David McDaniel left Monday morning for Pascagoula, Mississippi, where he has accepted a position with the Ingall Ship Building Company.  He was accompanied by his wife, his father C. W. McDaniel, and sister Josephine.  David was a junior partner in the C. W. McDaniel and Son firm.  This is the third son that Mr. and Mrs. McDaniel have in Uncle Sam’s service.  Frank McDaniel, who was drafted on March 31, 1941, is now with the Post Military Police at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. W. J. McDaniel, who left in June, 1941, has recently been promoted to Corporal and is now chief clerk and accountant at Lowry Field, Colorado.

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APRIL 30, 1942

Sugar Registration to be Held.   Consumer Sugar Registration will be held in Barren County on May 4 & 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Everybody, this means you.  Register in the school district in which you reside.  Registration in Glasgow will be in the charge of James W. Depp, Superintendent of Glasgow School, with the assistance of his corps of teachers.  Sugar means all types of cane and beet sugars in all forms, including granular, confectioners, powdered, tablet, brown and soft sugars, as well as liquid sugar, invert sugar and sugar syrup.  Molasses is not included.

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From Hiseville:   Plans for Commencement activities have been announced for Hiseville High School.  On Sunday evening, May 3, the baccalaureate sermon will be delivered by Rev. K. H. McCorkle, pastor of the Glasgow Christian Church.  On Tuesday evening, May 5, Mrs. Dickey will present her pupils in a piano recital at the school.  Commencement exercise will be held on Thursday, May 7,  Dr. James P. Cornett of the Western Kentucky Teachers College will address the graduates.  Members of the graduating class are:  Mrs. Mary Brown Mayes, Gladys Broady, Ruby Veluzat, Frances Ferguson, Carlos Bledsoe, Edward Bryant Hatcher, Wallace Ennis, and Allen Depp Hatcher.

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