DECEMBER 1942 PDF Print
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DECEMBER 3, 1942

In order to save metal, automobile and truck “stamps” will be issued for 1943 license renewals.  These stamps are now on sale at the County Clerk’s office, with fee the same as for 1942.  Auto owners are requested to remove the front 1942 tag and save it for replacement if the rear tag (which must remain on the car) is lost, damaged or faded.  (1)

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Four Scotties Are On All-Star Team.  Three members of the Scotties’ spectacular football team were included on the composite “West” all-star team, which will be coached by Frank Camp.  Joe Trabue and George Bertram, backs, and Fay Smith, tackle, were the three Scotties named by the master minds who picked the stars of Kentucky’s high school football teams for their respective berths.  Despite today’s snow storm, Saturday’s game of “West” vs “East” is scheduled to be a mecca for numerous local fans, regardless of gas rationing.  (1) County Again Over Top.  Barren County went over its bond quota with a “bang” according to final reports compiled by Mayor Winn Davis, County Chairman.  With a quota of $56,400 for November, total sales were $71,118.50.  The County has exceeded every quota assigned, beginning with its first, in June.  (1)

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Ewell A. Dougherty Is Taken by Death.  One of Glasgow’s most popular and con-   genial men was removed from our midst early Friday morning, November 27, when Ewell A. Dougherty, 57,  succumbed to a heart attack at his home in St. Mary’s Court.  He was one of the first, if not the first, mail carriers on Rural Route 6, later transferring to railway mail service, where he remained in service for 30 years.  He was a devout and devoted member of the Methodist Church and was a son of Robert W and Martha Dougherty.  He is survived by his devoted wife, Bess, and two sons:  Russell, an Air Force cadet, and Bobbie, who lives at home. Funeral services were conducted Sunday afternoon at the Methodist Church, Reverends

J. L. Piercey, W. Leroy Baker, W.E. Thomas, Louisville, and Prof. J.L. Harmon, Bowling Green, participating.  Interment was in the Glasgow Cemetery. (1)

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From Edmonton.   Four new salvage drives are now opened in Metcalfe County – the collection of grease, old cars, tin cans, and silk stockings.  Collection centers for grease have been named over the county.  The “jalopy” drive is sponsored by the American Legion.  Persons having tin cans may report to Mr. Philip Kopel, the County Salvage Chairman, and he will call for them.  Any county merchant will receive collection of old silk hose.  (2)

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Sullivan’s Welcomes You.  This is our first year on the Glasgow Market and we hope to make many friends.  Come in and shop for the family!  Men’s all-wool mackinaws, $6.95; heavy winter Men’s Unions, ankle-length, warm, 79 cents; 220 denim overalls, $1.29; Double bed size cotton blankets,79 cents; 5 percent wool blankets, 70x80, $2.98;  Blue Denim blanket-lined coats $1.98.  (2)

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Magers Does Double Duty.  Pvt. William H. Magers, who is now with the Signal Corps, spent the week end with his family, that of Genie Magers (a WW I veteran), and also took the occasion to bring his old “jalopy” to park it with other scrap on the lot adjoining the Spotswood Hotel.  Pvt. Magers recently completed a Signal Corps school at Paducah and was high man in his class, which he says was an “accident.”  To his friends that know, however, this fact cannot be interpreted as an accident but a fact which is characteristic of this fine young man.  (4)

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Prof. and Mrs. Paul Vaughn and daughters Nancy and Nell have moved from the Edmonton Road to their newly remodeled home on Brown Street in Glasgow.  (5)

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Irvin Kidwell of Cave City was killed yesterday morning (Dec. 2) when a train struck his milk truck two miles south of Park City.  Frost on the windshield is thought to have been the reason for his not seeing the approaching train.  He was 48 years old and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frona Kidwell, three daughters, his parents, two brothers and two sisters.  He was a member of Servant Valley Baptist Church and a veteran of WW I.  (4)

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At the Plaza.  “Road to Morocco,” with Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and Dorothy Lamour;  “Mrs. Miniver,” with Greer Garson and Walter Pidgeon; and “The World at War,” a review prepared by the Government which shows actual pictures of Germany’s invasion of smaller nations of Europe.  (5)

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DECEMBER 10, 1942

Park City Native on Blasted Ship.  William (Ted) Crump, one of Uncle Sam’s brave seamen, is spending a well-earned leave with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Crump of Park City, after a harrowing experience in connection with the North Africa expedition in which his ship, a transport, was sunk by a Nazi submarine while lying in anchor near Casablanca. Fortunately all sailors had debarked and practically all equipment had been unloaded when the sub sneaked into the anchored convoy and blasted the transport amidships.  Crump, now ship-less, will report back to an eastern post late this month for re-assignment.  (1)

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Local Pants Factory Payroll.  The local pants factory has been in operation fourteen years.  During the first nine years, it was owned by the Washington Manufacturing Company and operated by them as a branch factory.  During the last five years, the plant has been known as the Kentucky Pants Company, a local concern, on a cut, make, and trim contract with Washington Manufacturing.  The payroll average is now over $1000 per day and, on this basis, we figure the plant has paid out approximately $4,000,000 in payroll during the fourteen years it has been in operation.  Production has been about 16,000,000 pairs of pants at an average price of $1.50 per pair.  Total value of the company’s product over the entire period, on this basis, is approximately $24,000,000.  (1)

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Allen Bradshaw has resigned his position with construction at Dale Hollow Dam and has returned home. He is again with the Hill Service Repair Department.  (1)

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Two Glasgow Students “Prevail” at Western.  Miss Jean Payne, daughter of Col. and Mrs. Roy B. Payne, has been elected “Queen” of the 10th annual Military Ball at Western Teachers College.  The coronation ceremonies were in charge of James E. Gilllenwater, of the Sullivan’s Store here in Glasgow.  (1)

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Warning has been issued by Commander John E. Richardson, of the Civilian Defense Council, that a practice air raid alarm and blackout may be expected at any time, except on Saturday.  When the alarm sounds, lights must be extinguished and everybody take cover.  (1)

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DECEMBER 24, 1942

Chair Factory Closed.  The Chair Factory on the Tompkinsville Highway closed its doors for the duration of the war on December 10, when the owner, Farris Wilson, entered the U.S. Army Signal Corps, now stationed at Camp Crowder, Missouri.  He wishes all his friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and, at the same time, to Hitler, many bullets and death.  (1) J.C. Downing, son of Mr. and Mrs. Witt Downing, will graduate from Bowling Green Business University on January 21 and has already been sworn in as a member of the Enlisted Reserve Corps.  He expects a call any day after graduation to report to camp for officer’s training.  (1)

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Music Club in Cookie Shower for Soldiers.  Members of Glasgow’s Music Club abandoned their sharps and flats a week or so ago to “compose” a “crescendo” of cookies for Uncle Sam’s soldiers.  The cookies were delivered to the Reverend W. E. Thomas, Director of the Methodist Soldier Services in Louisville, and he reported that “the boys really did enjoy them.  The officers, as well as the soldiers, were profuse in their expressions of appreciation.”  All of them are hoping for another such “delicious act” in late January or early February when the taste of Christmas goodies has gone its way.  (1)

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Chandler Donates Flag for Mulkey Meeting House.  U. S. Senator Albert B. Chandler, through his friend William W. (Billy) Vaughn, has presented Rev. W.E. Thomas with a handsome American flag which will be presented to the Old Mulkey Meeting House at a program next spring.  Billy, who is with the radio press gallery of the U.S. Senate, is now spending the holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert H. Vaughn, here in Glasgow.  He is a Glasgowian that the entire community should be proud of.  He keeps his hometown and this section in mind all the time he is in Washington, and he never overlooks an opportunity to serve his hometown and its visitors to Washington.  (1)

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Mr. and Mrs. Bailey Woodward and family have moved from the Oak Hill section near Park City to the Tom Bridges place on Route One, which they recently pur- chased. (4)

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DECEMBER 31, 1942

Holiday Greetings.  A year of sacrifice and hardships lies behind us.  It is our sincere hope that the fruits of these sacrifices will come more and more into evidence in 1943, and that the reassuring influences of steady progress will first be felt at your own fireside.  Most sincerely, we wish you a Happy New Year!  Bill McQuown.  (5)

 

 

 

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