MAY 1943 PDF Print
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MAY 6, 1943

Local Stores to Close Half-Day.  All principal business houses of the city, particularly dry goods, banks, furniture stores, and other services,  including beauty shops and insurance agents, which are not specifically named, will be closed each Wednesday afternoon from May 12 to August 31 in order that their employees may have a half-day holiday to work in their respective “Victory Gardens.”  One of the four drug stores on the Square will be open each Wednesday afternoon.  None of the hardware and farm supply houses is included in the closing procedure.  (1)

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44 To Graduate from High School.  Commencement exercises for the Glasgow High School will be held on Friday night, May 14, and will be preceded by the customary Junior-Senior banquet at First Methodist Church dining hall on Friday night, May 7.  The baccalaureate sermon will be given by Elder Allen Phy at the Glasgow Music Hall on Sunday evening, May 9.  Forty-five graduates are carried on the 1943 roll by the local school.  (1)

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From Edmonton.  Pvt. Russell Leftwich, son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Leftwich of Edmonton, who is stationed at San Fernando, California, had the unusual privilege of being assigned as one of the honor guards to Madame Chiang-Kai Shek during her two-day visit to Hollywood.  He also met a number of famous movie stars in person.  (2)

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Compton-Magers.  Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Compton of Barlow, Kentucky, announce the marriage of their daughter, Virginia Graham, to William Henry Magers on April 24.  The wedding was solemnized at the Frankfort Baptist parsonage, Dr. Fred T. Moffatt performing the ceremony.  Mrs. Magers is now connected with the Unemployment Compensation Service of Frankfort, and Mr. Morgan is with the Signal Corps located in Paris, Kentucky.  (5)

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Miss Ettie Preston has accepted employment in Louisville after being rejected for the WAACs last week and has sold her interest in the old Preston home on North Race Street to her sister, Mrs. Tom C. Delvaux.  (5)

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New Arrival Causes Stir.  The John Allen Bowles home at Slick Rock has been all agog this week over the arrival of a blue-eyed daughter that has almost caused a “rift” in the otherwise congenial household.  The trouble all started when Papa John “claimed” the blue-eyed arrival over the protests of his two brown-eyed daughters and their mother, but it is our opinion that they will get the matter settled amicably before anyone is “hurt.”  The young lady made her arrival on the birthday of her late grandfather, who died recently, but, had he lived, would have been 82 years of age.  (5)

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Welch-Johnson.  Miss Marie Welch and Mr. Andrew Johnson were married Saturday at the home of Bro. Allen Phy.  The groom is the son of Jennnings and Grace Johnson of Smiths Grove.  The bride’s parents were Edward and Laura Welch, deceased, also of Smiths Grove.  (5)

 

MAY 13, 1943

 

Private to Captain Less Than Two Years.  One of the most outstanding achievements for local boys is that recorded by Joseph B. Richardson, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Richardson, of Curtis, McComas and Richardson.  Young Richardson was inducted into service on July 14, 1941 and since that time has risen through the ranks from Private to Captain.  He is now stationed in the Panama Canal area with a Coast Artillery organization and expects to be home within a few weeks on a well-deserved leave.  (1)

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County News.  Fire of undetermined origin destroyed the Allen County High School building, located near the city limits of Scottsville on the Bowling Green Road, Monday morning.  The building, completed by WPA in 1940, was valued at $85,000.  (4)

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Dwight Siddens has returned to his home after being treated at Samson Com- munity Hospital for severe lacerations to his right hand which were sustained when he caught his hand in a cut-off saw at his home.  (4)

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MAY 20, 1943

C.H. Flowers Jr. and Joe Trabue Jr, who have been accepted by the U.S. Naval Air Corps, received notice today that they had been classified into a College Unit and would be called to report at some designated college on either July 1 or November 1.  (5)

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Two Sons in Africa.  Roy L. and Robert Peden, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peden, Route 3, both are in North Africa and getting along very nicely, according to word received recently.  Roy has just been promoted to Corporal.  (5)

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A service flag that is seeing “double duty” is one that the Clarence Osbornes are displaying for their son, C.R. Jr.  The flag was used during World War I while Mrs. Osborne, who was a war bride, hung the flag in the window of the home of her father, the late Alonzo Peden, where she stayed until her husband’s return.  (5)

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Recital Friday Night.  Mrs. Alanson Trigg will present her advanced pupils in a recital at the Music Hall on Friday evening.  Doris Jean Bowles will receive a diploma in music; Nelle Payne, Margaret Poteet, and Marjorie Ann Richey will receive High School certificates, and Betty Jean Morehead will receive a First Year certificate.  They will be assisted by Ruth Mitchell Rutledge, singer, and Nancy Katherine Payne, reader.  (1)

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New rules now permit local War Price and Rationing Boards to conduct hearings to revoke gasoline rations if (1) the motorist is charged with speeding (driving over 35 mph); (2) if he is charged with abuse of his tires; (3) if an applicant for a new gasoline ration is believed to have committed a previous violation.  (3)

 

MAY 27, 1943

 

Mrs. Julia A. Edmunds, 85, passed away in her sleep sometime in the early hours Monday morning, May 24, at her home in Beckton.  Mrs. Edmunds had been a semi-invalid for about four years, since she received a broken hip in a fall.  Her husband, the late W.P. Edmunds, preceded her to the grave about fifteen years ago.  Before marriage, she was Miss Julia Bobo, daughter of the late Dr. L.K. Bobo and Betty Burford Bobo.  She was a devout member of the Church of Christ, she and her husband having donated land near their home for the site of the church, of which they were members.  Survivors are two daughters and three sons, Mrs. Curtis L. Jones, city; Mrs. Harry Johnson, Coral Hill; Messrs. C.P., Lacy B., and Allen K. Edmunds, all of Chicago.  Also surviving are twelve grandchildren and six great- grandchildren.  Funeral services will be conducted Friday afternoon at the residence, and interment will take place in the family burying ground.  (1)

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Prominent Farmer Buried Today.  Funeral services were conducted this afternoon for William Willis Bunch, 72, who died Tuesday night while seated by his radio at home.  With him were his son, Walter W. Bunch, and the latter’s daughter, Velma Lois, who were spending the night with him following a first attack which he had suffered the previous day.  Mr. Bunch was one of Barren County’s best known and highest respected farmers.  He was a native of Metcalfe County and was father of a large family that has furnished Metcalfe and Barren Counties some of its best citizens.  His wife, the former Sarah B. Dulin, passed away in 1935.  To their union were born eight children.  Survivors are Harry L, Charles H, , Walter W., and Felix Bunch; Mrs. Chester Cox, Mrs. Pearl Browning, and Mrs. Taylor Piercey; one daughter, Mrs. Nora Romines, died last year.  Mr. Bunch was a devoted member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church,  where funeral services were conducted by Rev. Walter E. Church.

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Mrs. Lola Sisco Proctor volunteered last Friday for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and left Wednesday for Cincinnati for a physical examination.  In case Mrs. Proctor is rejected, she expects to return to her hat studio until the last week in June, at which time she will enroll in the Traphagan School of Fashion for a summer course in millinery.  (1)

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From “Missing” to Prisoner.  Sgt. Frank J. Chism, son of John H. Chism, Route 5, is a prisoner of war of the Japanese government, according to a report just received through the International Red Cross.  Sgt. Cox was reported missing in action early last week, and the latest report was received by the family on May 18.  Sgt. Cox was with the 17th Pursuit Gap which left Selfridge Field, Michigan, for the Philippines in October 1940, where his unit was stationed at Nichols Field. (1)

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Miss Geneva Traylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Teller Traylor, city, and Sgt. Herbert L. Pursley, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Pursley, of 88 , were married last Saturday afternoon, May 22, at the home of the bridegroom in a single ring ceremony performed by “Rev. Elmer Pursley, brother of the groom.  The bride was a member of the 1943 graduating class of Glasgow High School.  Sgt. Pursley is stationed at Camp Croft, South Carolina.  After the ceremony, a wedding supper was served to 21 people, with all wishing the newlyweds a long, happy and prosperous married life.  (1)

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Practice Golden Rule.  A fine example of good neighborliness was shown recently by neighbors of Mrs. Cora England of Estes, whose barn was struck by lightning, burning three cows, two mules, one hog, a wagon and farm tools, corn and hay, the loss amounting to about $1000.  Neighbors gathered there for an old-fashioned working one day recently, bringing 42 horses and mules, and planted her entire corn crop for this year.  (2)

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From Temple Hill.  Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Wells and daughter of Elkhart, Indiana, spent the weekend with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ben Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Joel Wells.  Their daughter, “Bunny,” will remain a while longer with her grand- parents.  (7)

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From Marlin Hope in Africa.  Written from Africa , May 9, 1943 at 11:30 a.m.

There was a happy bunch of boys over here this morning; we’ve just heard about the war being over here in Africa.  I just saw James Miller  of the Nobob section) pass in a Jeep but did not get to talk with him.  Life here in Africa is different from life in the States, but I am feeling good and in the best of spirits.  From Cpl. Asberry M. Hope.  (6)

 

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