JANUARY 1943 PDF Print
Friday, 18 January 2013 15:20

 

JANUARY 7, 1943

Doctors Should Be Added to Save Lists.  We hear and read a great deal about “conserving “ this and that for the war effort, but we have noted one service that people are not considerate of.  It’s the doctors.  There has been a heavy drain on the doctors for army and defense, even in this community, with result that about all we have left are those who are well along the road of life.  These servants strive to heed the call of the suffering, but day and night might prove to be too much for them.  Be sure you need them before you call.  The tummy-ache might be annoying, but it’s not worth a ten-mile drive through the rain and mud to relieve.  If you would have your doctor take care of you and yours, you’d better take care of your doctor. (1)

----------

125th Anniversary of Baptist Church to be Observed Sunday.  At the Sunday morning service, Elbert J. Myers will give a history of the church from its origin to the present year, reviewing its various contributions to the development and progress of  Glasgow.  There will also be a large birthday cake containing 125 candles.  Sunday afternoon a special service will be held to ordain several new deacons, with Dr. E. T. Skinner delivering the ordination sermon.  Sunday evening a two-week revival service will begin, with Rev. Sam Ed Bradley, pastor, deliver- ing the first sermon.  (1)

---------

Death Has Removed One of Community’s Wealthiest Citizens.  Hayden Twyman Jones, age 63, succumbed to a complication of disease at the Community Hospital on Wednesday, January 6, after an illness of about three weeks.  His passing will be a keen loss not only to the county but to scores of his friends and close associates. Hayd Jones was one of Barren County’s largest land-owners.  Wealthy, but to an extent definitely inestimable by even his closest friends, Mr. Jones was, through his own method, one of the county’s most philanthropic citizens.  He rewarded those who served him – and rewarded them well.  He has been known to “sell” a farm to a tenant who had been with him for years, only to deliver the deed to the new owner, after everything had been agreed upon, with his compliments.  His resources had helped many struggling firms through treacherous waters.  He was a son of the late Frank and Mary Elizabeth Duff Jones and is survived by two brothers, Clarence and W. L. Jones, both of whom are numbered among Barren County’s most progressive citizens.  (1)

----------

The new “over flood level” Burkesville road was covered by more than 3-1/2 feet of water last week when the Cumberland River backed up over the road near Waterview.  Mail, phone and traffic were shut off, with considerable annoyance to Burkesville residents.  (1)

---------

Terry Hatchett, a Glasgow High School senior, son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hatchett, made the second highest grade in a rigid, nation-wide test conducted by the Bureau of Civil Aeronautics in all high schools that conduct aeronautics class.  This is an achievement of which the Hatchetts and the community  may be proud, with the hope that it is but the forerunner of still higher honors.  (5)

----------

Eight stars are now contained in the Glasgow  Bar Association service flag which hangs in the Circuit Court Room.  Stars for Brents Dickinson and Terry L. Hatchett were added and unveiled, with appropriate ceremony, at opening of Circuit Court Monday morning.  Others recognized on the flag are Lt. Col. Cecil C. Wilson, Capt. William B. Scott, Capt. Richard L. Garnett, Pvt. Phillip Wilson, Robert (Bob) Smith, and Cpl. Basil Preston.

----------

Mr. and Mrs. G. B. Edwards received a letter from their son Clarence, who is overseas somewhere.  He is well and having a good time but would be glad to hear from his friends.  Two other Edwards sons answered Uncle Sam’s call:  Owen, in the Navy in Alameda, California, and Howard, who is stationed at Camp Crowder, Missouri.  (8)

 

JANUARY 14, 1943

One of Southern Kentucky’s most popular and completely stocked farmers’ supply houses changed hands this week when W. D. Dickinson sold his business on Race and Wayne Streets to some equally well-known local business men and their associates, Messrs. J.H. Webb, Horace Travis and B. E. Jones, who will operate under the firm name of Ideal Hardware Company

From Edmonton.  Pfc. Harry Smith, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Smith of Cave Ridge,  Ensign Wendell Butler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Butler of Sulphur Well, Staff Sergeant Jack Cassady of Edmonton, and Corporal M. H. Sparks are among Metcalfe County soldiers recently arriving in Africa.  (2)

----------

Kentuckians in Army Meet in California.  “It’s a small world, after all” and further proof of that adage is related by Cpl. Jewell Jolly, of Glasgow, “somewhere” in California recently.  Cpl. Jolly was leaving his station to walk to town, only a short distance away, when a car pulled alongside and he was invited to ride.  Somewhat surprised when he noted the stars of a general, he could hardly refuse the invitation so he crawled in.  They had gone but a short distance when the General inquired as to where the corporal hailed from – and then it was that Cpl. Jolly of Glasgow met Gen. Ellerbee Carter of Louisville.  The General recalled several folks he knew in Glasgow, particularly his old “hunting” friend, Kyle Taylor, and from there on out the two Kentuckians-in-sunny-California became “buddies” for the moment.  (5)

----------

Four new deacons for the Glasgow Baptist Church were ordained Sunday afternoon in connection with services which commemorated the 125th anniversary of the Church.  The new deacons are:  Henry W. Goodman, J.O. Horning, Finley D. Jordan and C.E. Elzy. (5)

---------

JANUARY 21, 1943

H. C. Biggers Is Killed in Action.  The hopes of many Barren Countians were blasted Monday when his parents received a telegram from the War Department informing them that their son had been killed in action in Europe.  It was understood that Lt. Biggers was engaged in a bombing mission at the time of his fatal accident, having only shortly before completed his course in the States and then transferred to England.  Despite the telegram, friends here are still hopeful. Young men like H.C. are worth a million Hitlers, Mussolinis, and Tojos.  (1)

----------

Another Jap Prisoner.  Pfc. Arthur Poynter, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Poynter, Cave City, has been reported as a Japanese prisoner in the Philippines, according to a telegram received by his parents.  Poynter was a member of the 17th Ordnance Company, which was commanded by Major Richard Kadel, husband of Mrs. Katherine Kadel of Ely Drugs.  There is no report on Major Kadel.  (1)

---

17-Year Olds Can Join Army Aviation.  Seventeen-year-old men are now eligible for enlistment in the Air Force Enlisted Reserve, provided they meet the required mental and physical standards for Aviation Cadet appointment.  Qualified men will be immediately enlisted in the Air Force Enlisted Reserve and placed on an inactive status until they have reached their 18th birthday.  (1)

----------

Marriage Rites for Popular Cherry Sisters.  The First Christian Church here was the scene Saturday afternoon, January 16, of the double wedding of Miss Nan Ella Cherry and Mr. Ralph Stillwell and Miss Bernella Cherry and Mr. J. Bernice Galloway.  This beautiful ceremony is the first double church wedding to take place in Glasgow for many years.  The date marked the birthday anniversaries of the sisters (who are not twins).  They are daughters of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Cherry.  The brides were given in marriage by their mutual friend, Dr. Clifton G. Follis, at whose home a reception was given after the ceremony.  After short honeymoon trips, Mr. and Mrs. Stillwell will reside in Sandusky, Ohio, where he is employed in defense work.  Mr. and Mrs. Gallloway will be in Glasgow for the present, but he expects to go into Uncle Sam’s service soon.

----------

Dr. and Mrs. Clifton Richards announce the engagement of their daughter, Margaret Louise, to Dr. William Lutkins Johnson of Birmingham, Alabama.  Miss Richards was formerly a teacher of Expression and Dramatics in Glasgow and is presently employed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the Louisville Field Division.  Dr. Johnson was graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine in Nashville and is now serving an internship at Yale University.  Due to war conditions, formal invitations will not be issued locally, but Dr. and Mrs. Richards

request the honor of the presence of friends of the family at the wedding ceremony Tuesday afternoon, February 23, at half after 5:00 at the Methodist Church, Glasgow, Kentucky.

----------

Call Now Is for Lowly Tin Cans.  Every tin can opened in Barren County should be saved and prepared for war purposes.  Oil cans and paint cans are not wanted.  All cans used for canning food are badly needed, and the following rules must be observed.  Cut both ends almost out, wash clean, fold ends inside, remove labels, and mash can flat by placing weight of the foot on it.  Keep prepared cans in a dry place.  Rusty cans are no good.  Tin is used in medium form to kill pain for wounded soldiers; it is also used in making gas masks, as well as in all bearings in big bomber planes.  The Japs captured 90% of the tin mines in the world when they took the East Indies.  (3)

 

JANUARY 28, 1943

Mayor Davis and Bride Return to Glasgow.   Mayor Winn Davis and his bride, the former Elsie Ellis, returned today from a short bridal trip through the South following their marriage, which was quietly solemnized in Hopewell, Georgia on Friday, January 22, at the home of the Mayor’s niece, Mrs. George McGough (Elizabeth Watkins) and are now at home on West Washington Street at the home of his mother, Mrs. Lizzie Davis.  Mayor Davis is one of southern Kentucky’s most prominent figures and a leader in every undertaking with which he associates himself.  He was elected Mayor five years ago, having served on the City Council for several terms as well as being involved with various local businesses and developments.  The Republican joins with the host of Mayor and Mrs. Davis’s friends in wishing for them a long, happy and prosperous journey over their matrimonial sea.

Peden Boys Overseas.  Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Peden have received a letter from Pvts. Roy and Robert Peden.  It was written on January 7 and said they had landed safely overseas.  Lester Lyons, son of H.B .Lyons of Cave City, is with them.

---------

President’s Birthday Party at Armory Friday Night.  The President’s Birthday Party this year will be held at the Glasgow Armory the evening of Friday, January 29, with a carnival motif.  Entrance fee for adults is 25 cents and for children 10 cents; there will also be a small fee for some of the sideshows and games.  These funds will be used to fight that dread disease, infantile paralysis, so bring all the family to have a big time.  Be thankful you can walk.  Give your bit to help the victims of polio to have a chance to walk again.

---------

NOTICE.  The Office of Price Administration has established the following retail prices effective Monday, February 1, 1943, for Barren County:  sweet milk, per quart, 13-1/2 cents; buttermilk, per quart, 8 cents; coffee cream, per 1-2 pint, 15 cents.  This order also prohibits the sale of  pints.  Strader’s Dairy, Glasgow Ice Cream Company, and Coleman’s Dairy.  (4)

----------

Rocky Hill 4-H Club News.  Twenty-one members are presently enrolled for the 1943 club year, with many more expected.  The following leaders were selected for the new year:  Mrs. Joe Morris, Community Leader; Mrs. Robert Button, Sewing Leader; Mr. Robert Button, Boys’ Leader; Beverly Morris, Assistant Boys’ Leader. (6)

----------

Sunday, January 24, was, to all appearances, just about made to order for the “Easter Parade.”  The thermometer went up to 80, and fires were allowed to die out in homes – but not for long. Monday night ushered in one of the meanest sleets we’ve had in years, followed by snow, topped off  by rain that froze on top of the snow.  With the Mayor away and the street crew not “choosing” to take the initiative, Glasgow slipped and slid through one of the meanest days underfoot that had been experienced in many a year.  (8)

 

 

WCLU Weather

53°
11°
°F | °C
Cloudy
Humidity: 76%
Mon
Showers
50 | 54
10 | 12
Tue
Rain
54 | 56
12 | 13