OCTOBER 1942 PDF Print
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OCTOBER 1, 1942

The “Slap-a-Jap” scrap pile in the Courthouse yard was upped considerably this afternoon by the addition of about eight truckloads of all sorts of scrap metal from the yards of Central Oil Company, 513 Tire and Battery, and Quick Tires Service.  There’s room for more – your little bit of scrap might be the bit-o-bomb that’ll knock the Tojo out of Tokyo.

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Mayor Winn Davis, City Attorney John E. Richardson, Councilman Bruce Aspley and Mr. E. L. Kerley, Secretary of Chamber of Commerce, have negotiated a deal with the Highway Commissioner for transferring to the State certain streets in Glasgow which are part of the highway system.  The State agreed to take over the Jackson Highway, both north and south; all four sides of the square; Columbia Avenue (now under construction); and Main Street from Broadway to the west city limits.  The State will assume control of the streets and, in conjunction with the City, will regulate parking and operation of traffic signals on such streets.

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From Hiseville.  Mr. Walter Davis Smith has been named Coach and sophomore teacher in the high school here.  He succeeds Mr. Edgar Minyard, who resigned to enter college in Bowling Green.

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The annual Depp reunion was held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Depp at Kino last Sunday.  About eighty attended, including Mr. and Mrs. Russell Smith of Cuba, Mrs. Mollie Smith and family of Woodburn, and Mr. Will Dougherty and Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Wade of Glasgow.

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From Capitol Hill.  Mrs. Revely Shockley and Mr. and Mrs. Omer Jordan have been operating a sorghum mill between Capitol Hill and Mr. Charlie Simmons’ home.  They say they are making a substitute to save sugar, trying to help win the war.

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OCTOBER 8, 1942

John Powell was painfully injured at his mill 12 miles from Burkesville Tuesday.

He was filing the circular saw when someone started the mill.  Mr. Powell was caught by the saw and carried over it.  He was badly cut about his body and was brought to the Community Hospital but will return to his home on Cleveland Avenue within a few days.

Mrs. W. A. Simmons has resigned as teacher at Tracy and has been succeeded by Herbert Branham, who was teaching at Dry Fork.  Miss Nelda Church will  replace Mr. Branham at Dry Fork.

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Rev. Elmer Pursley has been re-appointed to the pastorate of the Fountain Run, Bethlehem, Tracy, Flippin, Berea Chapel and Walnut Grove Methodist churches.  He will make his home at Fountain Run.

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One of Barren County’s first men to “bail out” is a distinction held by Lt. Haskel Arterburn, Park City, who is reported to have parachuted safely to “Old Mother Earth” last week near Deerfield, New Jersey, when the plane which he was piloting collided with another plane.  Lt. Arterburn, while on a short leave last summer, was married to Miss Jane Crump, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Crump of Park City.

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Roy Furlong has bought the Dave Dillingham farm near Old Rocky Hill.  The sale was completed Tuesday for a private consideration.

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OCTOBER 15, 1942

Mrs. Jack (Vivian Taylor) Rousseau, of the Glasgow Times staff, has been notified of her appointment as Co-Director of the Fourth Region of the Young Democratic Clubs of America.  The Fourth Region is composed of the states of Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas.  Mrs. Rousseau will serve as liaison officer between these four states and the national office of the Young Democratic Clubs.  This office is the highest recognition accorded any woman in these four states by the national Democratic organization.

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Two Glasgow couples were married in a double ceremony Saturday at the First Methodist Church in Covington, Rev. Jesse Murrell reading the service.  They were Miss Martha Frances Wood and Mr. Kenneth Quigley, and Miss Helen Craig and Mr. Clyde Phillips.  Mrs. Quigley is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Buford Wood and has been employed at Wright Field, Dayton, Ohio.  Mr. Quigley is a son of Mrs. Bailey Quigley of Elbow Springs, where they will make their home.  Mrs Phillips is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Craig, and Mr. Phillips is a son of W. J. Phillips of Slick Rock, where he operates a store.

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Miss Lyda B. Johnson, of Indianapolis, is spending a two-weeks vacation with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Johnson of the Old Zion community.  She has been employed with Eli Lily and Company Laboratory for 21 years.

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Emmy Lou Miller, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence, submitted to a tonsillect-

omy on Monday morning and is getting along nicely.

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Pvt. Woodrow C. Holman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Corbett Holman, and now stationed in Massachusetts, expects to be transferred at an early date to a camp in

Georgia.  He likes the Army fine and is making a fine soldier, like his father in World War I.

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OCTOBER 22, 1942

The revival at the First Christian Church, conducted by Evangelist and Mrs. Virgil W. Wallace, closed Sunday night with 51 additions to the membership of the church during the three weeks’ campaign.  All denominations were benefitted by the splendid gospel sermons and the fellowship meetings held in homes throughout the season.

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“A Hunting We Will Go” is still the theme song of the Glasgow Scotties, and this time they are out for big game – the Tompkinsville Bears.  On the local gridiron Friday night, Coach Camp’s undefeated team for this season will be ready for the Monroe Countians, and the dopesters predict that this game will be the toughest of the season.  A record breaking following of fans of each team is expected to witness the encounter.

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One of the brightest spots in town is the newly renovated Borders Restaurant on South Green where W. D. and his Mrs. greet their many friends.

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Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Scott announce the marriage of their daughter Anita to Oakley Froedge, August 22, by Rev. Ellsworth Hartfield of Tompkinsville.  The couple was accompanied by Miss Christine Traylor and Pvt. Garnet Shipley, of Gunter Field, Alabama.  Mrs. Froedge is a valued employee of J.J. Newberry Company, and Mr. Froedge is with J. D. Reynolds Company.

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Disposition of the 90 tons of scrap which local school children heaped on the school campus has been quite a problem for Superintendent Depp and Principal Paul Vaughan but, with characteristic American ingenuity, they seem to have solved the problem.  They have secured use of the City’s big steam roller which is used to run over and flatten the thousands of pieces of junk iron and steel.  Highway Department trucks are assisting in moving the scrap to the freight cars.

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More men are wanted at once for shipyard employment.  All competent men are being employed immediately upon being certified following a short training period. Production wage starts at $1.20 per hour.

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Rev. J.G. Taylor, of Horse Cave, died at his home on October 10 after an illness of several months.  He was 79 years old and had been married 49 years on the day of his death.  He was one of the leading Baptist ministers and had been pastor of various churches, had held revivals in many localities, had baptized more people, married more couples, and conducted more funerals than any other preacher. He leaves his wife and four children: S.J. Taylor of Horse Cave; S.C. Taylor of Anchorage; Lillian Jeffries of Horse Cave; and George F. Taylor of Indianapolis.  Funeral services were conducted at Cedar Cliff Church and remains were laid to rest in the Horse Cave Cemetery.

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OCTOBER 29, 1942

Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Steenbergen have announced the marriage of their daughter Mildred Louise to Mr. Denver J. Niemeier Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Denver J. Niemeier Sr., the marriage having been performed by Rev. Garrison in Scottsville on October 22.  The bride is a graduate of Glasgow High School and is employed by the South Continental Telephone Company.  Mr. Niemeier will graduate from

Glasgow High School in January and expects to enlist in some branch of the armed forces.  Mr. and Mrs. Niemeier are very popular with the younger people, and a wide circle of friends offer congratulations.

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