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July 1932

JULY 7, 1932        

The City Council has set aside $510 each month to apply on charity cases at the Community Hospital.  Payments will extend over a six-month period.
The Hotel Spotswood has just completed work of installing electrically lighted signboards at the north and south city limits.  The boards are 7’ x 21’ and are newly painted.  Smaller boards at every important road leading to Glasgow now direct travelers to the Hotel.
Hard rains of Wednesday noon (July 6) flooded creeks and rivers out of banks and did untold damage to growing crops in the bottoms.  In Glasgow, water stood two feet deep on Brown Street and made traffic almost impossible.  The rise of water washed out a hole in the Burkesville Road, and the Tompkinsville Pike just outside the city limits was covered with five feet of water.  The Fish Hatchery lost hundreds of fish when the wave of water overflowed various fish basins.  The downpour continued for more than an hour and the rising waters receded a few hours following the deluge.  However, this deluge was reported only within a radius of five miles of Glasgow.  No damage has been reported from any other sections.
Mr. Goldie Rather, a 28-year-old graduate of Western State Teachers College in Bowling Green, has been sworn in as County School Superintendent in Allen County.  He succeeds the retiring superintendent, Mr. N. S. Shaw, who served in that office for fifteen years, having been elected by popular vote in 1917.
AD.  Closing Out the A. L. Sisco Furniture Company.  3-piece bedroom suites, $50.00 and $85.00;  metal double beds, $3.00 and $7.50;  Victrolas, $5.00 to $20.00; sheet music, 5 for 10 cents; rocking chairs $2.00 to $6.50.
At the close of business on June 30, 1932, the Horse Cave State Bank showed $597,035.09 in assets which included $133,989.68 in cash; the H. Y. Davis State Bank in Cave City had assets of $570,149.77 which included $273,132.69 in cash; and the Hiseville Deposit Bank had $105,795.77 in assets with $67,312.69 in cash and bonds.

JULY 14, 1932 

Glasgow’s first night baseball game will be held at Cavalry Field Friday, July 15, at 7:30 .  The local regular team will meet the Marrowbone team captained by Uri Nelson.  Admission will be 25 cents.  This game is for the benefit of the bandstand fund.  The band will be present and will give a concert before the game begins.  The huge flood lights of Cavalry Field will be turned on full force for the game, and it is thought that the novelty of the contest will bring out a large crowd.
Oldest Building on Public Square Is Being Torn Away.  A crew of men is wrecking the old building in which Mr. Brent Ellis lived.  A few more days and this house, one of the oldest in Glasgow, possibly the oldest on the Public Square, will have passed away.  At one time it was the home of Glasgow’s elite, and within its walls many people whose names are known beyond the confines of our state gathered.  Here lived the Dodd, the Rogers, the Owsley families who were prominent in the early days of the city and county.  When finally torn away, the house will be replaced by two modern, high-class store rooms in fireproof, two-story buildings.
The Colonial Bus Line has moved its Glasgow office from the Spotswood Hotel to the George J. Ellis Drug Company on the east side of the Public Square.  Buses operate between Cincinnati, Louisville, Glasgow, Nashville, and all points north and south.  Local stops are made at all intermediate points.
Bryant Thomas, Lee Stevens and Dewey Compton are in jail here awaiting examining trial on charge of breaking into the storehouse of Henry C. White near Prewitt’s Knob and stealing merchandise to the value of $175.  The trio were picked up by Bowling Green officers after information had been supplied to them by Sheriff Tom Barlow.  Most of the loot was recovered from a home near Bowling Green where it was taken after the robbery.
Mr. and Mrs. John W. Burks and son James happened to a very painful accident last week.  While Mr. Burks was topping trees in his yard, a limb fell on a bee hive and the bees settled all over the little boy.  When Mr. and Mrs. Burks went to his assistance, all of them were badly stung.  Dr. Depp was called to attend them.  They are greatly improved at this writing.

JULY 21, 1932  

“Aunt Nan” Bishop, one of the best-known women of south Barren, is dead at her home in the Buck Creek section.  She was 91 years old.  Often convicted of liquor-
handling, she spent her time in jail knitting and quilt-making.  In one long stretch behind bars, she made four quilts.  She considered it her inalienable right to do as she pleased with what she had.  She was plain and outspoken and had a host of friends who regret the passing of a good friend and neighbor.
Mrs. Irene Lovelace Crow, age 42, died at her home here Tuesday morning.  She had been an invalid for eight years.  Survivors are her husband, Mr. A. F. Crow, one daughter, Elizabeth, and two sons, Aubrey Follis Crow Jr and James Crow.  Her mother, Mrs. Julia Lovelace, of Scottsville, also survives.  Funeral was at the home on Wednesday afternoon with Rev. T. L. Hulse, pastor of the Methodist Church, in charge.  Interment was in the Crescent Hill Cemetery at Scottsville.
Lacey Doyle, this city is suffering body bruises and a cut on the head following a wreck on South Jackson Highway.  A tire blew out on one of the front wheels of his machine, and the heavily-loaded truck turned upside down.  The heavy steel
cab is all that saved Mr. Doyle from possible serious injury.
Terry Gillenwater has discovered an unusual amount of bones of gigantic size in a cave on his farm near Cave City.  These bones are attracting a great deal of attention.  Joe Richardson and John Nelson entered the cave a few days ago but were unable to ascertain either the specie or age of the bones and it was decided to leave them alone until Dr. Webb, an expert from the University of Kentucky, can examine them.  His report will be awaited with a great deal of interest.
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JULY 28, 1932  

The hot nights of the past week found the courthouse yard filled with sleepers who hoped to find a cooler spot there.  The yard and benches were literally covered with those who suffered from the sweltering heat.
The City Council voted unanimously that the Free Fair and Harvest Festival will be held on September 22, 23, and 24.  This will be the 13th annual exhibition and it is the desire of the Fair Committee that all exhibitors begin to plan now.  The date is 
set; the fair will be held.  We have had a good season, so set aside your exhibits and make them better than ever.  To teachers of Barren County, please keep in mind that “School Day” will be on Friday, the 23rd.  Give your pupils a chance to compete with other schools and thereby learn a lesson that will go through life with them – that is, to win, we must compete with our fellowman.
The bones discovered last week on the Gillenwater farm were determined by Dr. W. E. Webb, of the University of Kentucky, to be the femur of a mastodon, the skull of an Algonquin Indian, the fibula bone of a huge savage, Indian needles made from bones, and a lot of other prehistoric relics.  The mastodon existed five or six thousand years ago, during the Pliestocene Age; the Algonquin tribe was among the earliest natives of this period of America.  It is thought that all these bones were washed into the cave when Happy Valley was the bed of a river ages ago.  Many of these relics will be on display here at the Times office after being tested at the University of Kentucky.
AD.  FURNITURE.  Values Bigger Than Ever!  Dining room suites (10 pieces), $85;  Bedroom suites (3 pieces), $75;  Living room (3 pieces) $115 or (2 pieces) $75.  F. P. WILLIAMS & CO., Funeral Directors --  Furniture – Ambulance Service.
Mr. Albert Van Zant, an Edmonton boy, will compete on Tuesday, August 23, for the state championship in public speaking to be held by the Future Farmers of America in Lexington.  Mr. Van Zant composed his speech on “The Machine Age and Its Effect on American Agriculture,” the topic assigned to vocational agricultural pupils of the State.  This is the 9th annual State Essay Contest and prizes will be awarded – six district prizes of $10 each and the state award of $50.


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