FEBRUARY 1943 PDF Print
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FEBRUARY 4, 1943

Miss Lois Howard KY’s Second WAVE.  Miss Lois Howard is the first Barren County girl to enlist in WAVE’s.  She was sworn in on Wednesday, February 3, in Louisville.  A daughter of Dr. and Mrs. C.C. Howard, she graduated from Glasgow High School, then received her AB degree from Transylvania and her AM degree from George Peabody College.  She has been teaching in Glasgow High School but has resigned in order to serve her country. (1)

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Burks Visits Son at Carolina Camp.  Erastus Burks returned last week from Camp Butner, No. Carolina, where he visited his son, Corp. Larry D. Burks.

Rastus reports that the boys are being well taken care of and that their teamwork and ambition is a marvel to behold.  Rastus enjoyed his trip immensely.  The organization at Camp Butner was designated to leave there last Tuesday for an “unknown” destination.  (1)

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Mr. and Mrs. Harry Johnson, of Coral Hill, returned Tuesday from a visit to their son, Pfc. Charles Johnson, and Mrs. Johnson at West Palm Beach, Florida.  Charles is receiving training at Morrison Air Field there.  Mr. and Mrs. Johnson were delighted with the Florida climate, scenery and flowers. (4)

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Corporal Harold Abell of Camp Shelby, Mississippi , is visiting relatives and friends here.  During the last furlough when he was at home, he suffered a broken arm in an auto wreck, and he has been confined to the hospital much of the time since then.  Better luck this time, Corporal!

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J.B. Preston Dies in Army Hospital.  Sgt. J.B. Preston, 24, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Preston, of the Cave City section, died Monday, February 1, in an army hospital near Atlanta.  He had just undergone a major operation for a tumor.  He was a young man of sterling habits and qualifications.  After graduating from Cave City High School and Bowling Green Business University, he accepted a position in North Carolina, and it was from there that he entered military service.  He is survived by his parents, his brother Paul and his grandmother, Mrs. Kate Preston.

Burial was in the Cave City Cemetery. (8)

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FEBRUARY 11, 1943

Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Simmons, Route 2, have been advised by the War De- partment that their son, Omer J. Simmons, is “missing in action in the southwest Pacific area.”  The first information to this effect was received in a letter about two weeks ago from Richard Chism, who reported that Omer  was “drowned in New Guinea.”  Mr. and Mrs. Simmons have the sympathy of their many, many friends in their great distress.  (1)

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At the recent Glasgow Parent-Teachers meeting, winners of the essays on “The Life of Lincoln” were announced.  The PTA gave prizes in War Stamps, $1.00 for first prize, 75 cents for second, and 50 cents for third.  Those awarded the stamps in Grade School were Nancy Rose Poteet, first; Leslie Neumeister, second; Greta Godfrey, third.  In Junior-Senior High, Kitty Parker Richardson, first; Virginia Miller, second; and Mary Bridges, third.

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Bottles! Bottles! Bottles!  It is very important that we save in every way possible, so please bring in all your milk and Coca-Cola bottles or have them ready for our delivery men when they bring your order.  In that way, we can save time and have bottles to get more milk and Coca-Cola.  Don’t Forget We Must Have Bottles If  We Serve You.  R.F. Grinstead & Son.  (5)

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Kopel Gets the Jalopies.  Philip Kopel, who is heading up the American Legion “Jalopy” Drive in Metcalfe County, is evidently “going to town” in rounding up old jalopies.  According to the latest report, he has booked about twenty old “wrecks” that are to be converted into “souvenirs” for the Japs. (5)

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From Temple Hill.  Mrs. Jess Belcher has received a telegram about her brother , Pfc. James Matthews, stating that he was a P.O.W. but is okay.  Also, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Miller received a telegram stating that their son Kenneth was a P.O.W. but was okay.  We are very glad to hear this good news as these boys have been reported missing for some time.  (7)

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FEBRUARY 18, 1943

Fire Razes Houchens Market. Glasgow was the scene of another disastrous fire early Monday morning, February 15, that resulted in a loss of approximately $100,000 to Houchens Market on West Main Street.  Prompt and efficient work by the Fire Department, augmented by the Auxiliary Firemen of the Civil Defense Corps prevented spread of the fire to the adjoining Glasgow Sales Company warehouse. Mr. Houchens stated tonight that he had completed arrangements for securing ample stocks of merchandise and that all his stores (except No. 2, which was destroyed) will be supplied without interruption.  Also destroyed by fire was Parrish’s Barber Shop and a cream station operated by Turner Gregory.  (1)

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Rev. W. Leroy Baker, pastor of the First Methodist Church, has been elected president of the Glasgow Ministerial Association for the year of 1943.

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Mr. and Mrs. Grant Crowe, of Temple Hill, have received notification that their son, Dallas, is a Japanese prisoner.  He was captured in the surrender of Bataan, as were James Matthews and Kenneth Miller, also from the Temple Hill section.  (1)

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A Successful Sale.  One of the biggest sales of personal property ever conducted in this section was noted at the Haid Jones place, north of town, yesterday.  It is reported that approximately 1500 people attended and ran prices “sky-high” on farming implements.  (4)

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Grocers will not be permitted to sell canned and bottled fruits, vegetables and juices, frozen fruits and vegetables, and dried fruits between February 21 and March 1.  No shopper should be inconvenienced during this “freeze” period because the allowance of five cans per person (for which no stamps will be deducted), plus supplies of fresh fruits and vegetables, should provide ample food during the week.  The Office of Price Administration advises that it has received some complaints from people who think they have to give up all cans over five in number.  This is not true – they merely have to declare them; however, stamps will be required for further purchases,  (4)

 

FEBRUARY 25, 1943

A package containing a pair of Arabian sandals with wooden soles, for herself, and bewitching felt hats for their daughters, was received yesterday by Mrs. Cecil C. Wilson from her husband, Lt. Col. Cecil Wilson, from “somewhere” in Africa. He stated that he had great hopes to be at home, or on the road somewhere, before another Christmas is past but that “if we keep traveling as we have been, we will circle the globe before we get there.” (1)

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Two More Doctors.  Max Painter and Eugene Marion received their M.D. sheepskins at the Louisville Medical School last week.  Dr. Marion, a native of Scottsville, has many friends here who join with us, as do the friends of Dr. Painter, in extending our congratulations.  Both doctors are interning at the Louisville General Hospital. (1)

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Several country stores are reported “folding up” for the duration as result of difficulty in obtaining stocks and in keeping the multitudinous records that are required in restricted food stuffs. (1)

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Richards-Johnston Nuptials.  Miss Margaret Richards, daughter of  Dr. and Mrs. Clifton Richards, and Dr. William Lutkins Johnston, of Birmingham, were married on Tuesday, February 23, at the Glasgow Methodist Church, with Dr. Leroy Baker and Dr. William Sneed Bolles performing the impressive ring ceremony.  The bride’s maid-of-honor was Miss Ellen Byrd Wells and bridesmaids were Miss Charlotte Myers and Miss Lois Howard.  Following the ceremony, a reception was held at the home of the bride’s parents, after which the newlyweds left for a wedding trip to New York. They will make their home in New Haven, Connecticut, where Dr. Johnston is serving an internship in the New Haven Hospital.  (5)

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From Temple Hill.  Mrs. Clifton Wells is selling out the stock in her store in order to join her husband in Elkhart, where he has a job in a defense plant.  Mrs. Wells plans to get a job in a defense plant also.  (7)

 

 

 

 

 

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