JUNE 1943 PDF Print
Thursday, 02 May 2013 08:01

JUNE 3, 1943

Mr. Mason Lynn, 62, passed away at his home on Sunset Lane early Tuesday morning, June 1, after suffering a stroke of paralysis Monday afternoon at the State Highway Barn.  Surviving  are his wife, Mrs. Kate Smith Lynn, two daughters:  Mrs. Brauner Ryan and Mrs. Nell Cooksey, both of Glasgow; also four grand- children; one brother, Lacy Lynn of Finney; and a host of friends.  He was a member of the Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Funeral services were conducted by Bro. C.W. Rigdon  Wednesday afternoon at the Lynn home, and burial was in the Glasgow Cemetery.  (1)

----------

Funeral services for Mrs. Nina Beaty Jones will be conducted at the First Christian Church Friday (June 4) at 3:00 p.m.  Daughter of William Fountain Beaty and Lucy Richardson Beaty, Mrs. Jones was a native of Pulaski County but was working in Glasgow when, on January 29, 1922, she was married to Mr. Jones.  Her life since that time has been one of marked devotion and sacrifice for her family and friends.  In 1933 her love for “the old” resulted in her opening Nina’s Nifty Nook, which she operated until ill health forced her retirement.  The husband and three children, Billy, Mary Jane, and Martha Bell, are left to remember her fortitude and patience.  Also surviving are her parents, two sisters and five brothers.  Funeral services will be conducted by K.H. McCorkle and W.P. Coombs, Pastor and Elder, respectively, of the First Christian Church, and burial will be in the Glasgow Cemetery. (1)

---------

Book With Local Setting Wins Prize.  Lt. William W. Chamberlain’s first novel, “Leaf Gold,” has won the coveted George Loomis Fellowship offered by Stanford University, thereby taking the first step on the ladder toward success.  This fellow-  ship was established to provide one year’s study to be given to the student submitting the most outstanding literary work.  Lt. Chamberlain’s actual experience in the tobacco fields has allowed him to convey, with a depth of insight, the ambition and even heartbreak in the life of a tobacco grower.  Lt. Chamberlain plans to continue his writing as a career after the war, and another novel is in preparation at present; however, due to war conditions, it probably will not be completed until victory is won. Lt. Chamberlain is now sales officer of the Base Quartermaster at

 

JUNE 3, 1943

Pendleton Field, Oregon and has just received word of his promotion from 2nd to 1st Lieutenant.

----------

Graduates at Nurse School. Miss Donna Margaret Tinsley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Z.D. Tinsley, was graduated on May 29th from Franklin Square Hospital School of Nursing, Baltimore, Maryland.  Graduation exercises were conducted at St. Luke’s Church in Baltimore. Miss Tinsley graduated from Glasgow High School in the class of 1940.  (1)

----------

JUNE 5, 1943

L.D. Pace, Honor Man.  Stanley D. Pace Jr, son of Mrs. S.D. Pace, Burkesville, was an honor graduate at West Point Military Academy last week in the group of ten Kentuckians graduating in the 1943 class.  Lt. Pace has been assigned to the Air Force.  He is grandson of Judge J.C. Carter, Tompkinsville. (1)

----------

Mayor Winn Davis, who has been besieged by friends to make the race for Lieu- tenant Governor, this week expressed his inability to do so at this time owing to pressure of private business affairs and responsibilities of his position as Chairman of County War Bond Committee.  Peace before politics!  (1)

----------

Mr. W.D. Dillingham Passes.  The death of Mr. David W. Dillingham, 66, occurred Saturday night at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Allen Wood (Lois), where he had been seriously ill for several weeks.  He had been in declining health for several months, with heart trouble and complications.  Mr. Dillingham was a prominent farmer of the Rocky Hill section, and a splendid citizen.  Surviving are his children: Lois Wood and Malcolm Dillingham, both of Glasgow, and Jewell and Creed Dillingham of Louisville.  Two brothers and two sisters also survive.  After funeral services held at Old Zion Church on Monday afternoon by Rev. Leroy Baker, burial was in the family burying ground.

 

JUNE 10, 1943

300 Ate Fish and Corn Pones Tonight.  If you happened uptown tonight, you could not help noticing the “scarcity” of folks.  Well, those who are not in the Army had evidently moved to the Fish Hatchery where President Clifton Richards was holding forth with the Chamber of Commerce Fish Fry and Picnic, which was designed to further unite Glasgow’s business and professional interests toward a Greater and More Useful Glasgow.  300 supperless individuals were “suppered” by a super cook force headed by Gordon Brown; 386 large portions of white perch were fixed-fit-for-a-king, along with 600 corn dodgers and a lot of extras.  President Richards urged the members and their families to eat hearty and work heartier for a greater Glasgow.

----------

Is Italian Prisoner.  Pfc. Virgil A. York, son of Mrs. Elender York of Gamaliel, is listed by latest report as a prisoner of the Italian Army.  He was captured in North Africa.

----------

Misses Georgia Lou Biggers and Margaret Poteet have been selected as delegates of the Young Women’s Auxiliary of the Baptist Church to attend the Assembly at Ridgecrest, North Carolina, June 17-24.

----------

 

JUNE 17, 1943

21-Day Furloughs.  Report has it that men who are accepted for the Army after July 1 will be eligible for 21-day furloughs before reporting to the classification center for assignment.  This is understood to be preparing the way for induction of  fathers.

----------

These Four Saw Plenty.  On December 20, 1941, four husky Barren County boys volunteered on a call by the Local Draft Board and went forward for Army service as a group, perhaps the county’s outstanding group for action. Omer Simmons and Bossie Lee Houchens, reportedly “missing” in New Guinea, are believed to be lost.  John Richard Chism was wounded in New Guinea, and Leslie Reid Settles was in the midst of the action in North Africa.

----------

Covering Up Fox Holes.   One of the Barren County boys in North Africa has written friends here that he is now busy “covering up” the fox holes which he had dug before the Germans surrendered.

----------

Back to Willow  Shade.  It’s back to the old love, according to reports that S.H. Carter and his daughter have bought back their old store at Willow Shade for the second time within the last three months.   They recently sold out to B.D. Jones, Edmonton, and were definitely going to take it easy for a while – but the “while” proved quite short.

----------

Esquire Eugene Doyle Dies at Park City.   Funeral services were conducted Monday afternoon for Esq. Eugene (J.E.) Doyle, who succumbed at Samson Community Hospital, where he had been admitted about ten days ago for treatment of a heart ailment.  Squire Doyle was 73 years of age and was recognized not only as a member of the Barren County Fiscal Court, but in many other ways, as one of the county’s influential citizens.  He is survived by his widow, the former Ophie Self, and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Barrick of Baltimore Maryland, and Miss Mabel Doyle, living at home; and four sons, all well known and dependable citizens, Messrs. Brunson and Raymond of Park City, Oren of Temple Hill, and Oliver, Louisville; two sisters, Mrs. Tom Snoddy of the Old Zion community, and Mrs. Will Kidd, California.  Funeral services were conducted by the Reverends Brunson and Haley, and burial was in Evergreen Cemetery at Park City.

 

JUNE 24, 1943

Mrs. Leon Atha (Jeannette Lyons) received a telegram June 17 from the War Department stating that her husband, Pfc. Leon Atha, is a prisoner of war of the Japanese Government in the Philippines.

----------

One Always in Sun.  The sun never sets on all of the Austin boys, sons of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Austin of Lucas, who are another of Barren County’s Eisenhower families.  One is in Panama, another in Hawaii, another in Africa, and the youngest (their last) reported for assignment this month.

----------

Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Young are rejoicing over the arrival of a new daughter who made her arrival at Samson Community Hospital Monday morning.  She will be known as Miss Judith Ann.

---------

McShane Closes Plumbing Shop.  One of the outstanding examples of patriotism and sacrifice in this section is that of W.F. McShane, one of our leading plumbers, who has closed his shop in order to enlist in the construction section of the Navy the “Sea-Bees, fighters and builders.  McShane, a master plumber, could have drawn big money in defense work but, with his son Mickey in the Army, he felt that he should cast his lot with the Sea-Bees, who sometimes  put debarkation points in readiness for the Army.  Mrs. McShane, sans husband and son, will remain here for the present.

----------

Killed in Action.  Pete Hanson, son of Carl Hanson near Mammoth Cave, has been reported as having been killed in action, according to a telegram received by his brother Coy Hanson, who is stationed at Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

----------

 

 

 

 

 

WCLU Weather

50°
10°
°F | °C
Fair
Humidity: 74%
Thu
Mostly Sunny
41 | 64
5 | 17
Fri
Partly Cloudy
46 | 69
7 | 20