JULY 1943 PDF Print
Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:35

JULY 1, 1943

Farmers Are Frozen to Their Jobs.  All farm workers who quit farming and try to get jobs in industry will be turned down by all concerns needing help.  Under the present regulations, industry will not hire any person who leaves the farm.  This means that farm tenants, farm hands, farm boys and farm owners are all in the same class.  None of them can get jobs for the duration of the war.

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Army Gets Two More Young Local Doctors.   Orders calling them to service have been received by two recent medical graduates who expect to be located here when the war is over.  1st Lt. William Howard Bryant will be leaving here on Saturday for Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, where he will spend six weeks on a refresher course and then report to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri for duty.  1st Lt. Lewis Dickinson leaves on the 15th for Carlisle Barracks and, upon conclusion there, will report to Camp Forrest, Tennessee.

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Youth Suffers Injury by Mowing Machine.  Ernest Cecil, 15 years old, son of Marvin Young of Cedar Flats, was seriously injured at his home Tuesday when he stepped too near a mowing machine which was in motion.  One leg was severely cut a little above the ankle.  He was taken to Community Hospital for treatment but will not be able to get around much for several months.

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JULY 8, 1943

Walker Boys at Home.  From the East Coast and the West Coast, the two sons of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Walker converged on “home” this week to spend their furloughs.  Pvt. Kelly Walker, of the U.S. Marines, San Diego, California, hitch- hiked from there to Glasgow in four days (beating transportation schedule and saving his dough).  Pvt. Paul Walker (Univ. of Kentucky squadsman) of the Airborne Infantry, Camp Marshall, North Carolina, came in on the cushions.  They’re both looking fit as fiddles.  (1)

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Roy B. Payne left Monday for Houghton Lake, Michigan (up near the Canada border) , where Michigan police located his Chevrolet car which was stolen from his garage here about a month ago.

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Froedge Buys Restaurant. Orlin Froedge has bought the interest of Bernard Reid in the Froedge and Reid restaurant and pool hall on the south side of the Square.  Mr. Reid is taking a rest before deciding on further ventures.

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Salty Dog Holmes, local boy who made good in radio in Chicago, is now on the west coast making pictures with Tex Ritter.

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Takes First Solo.   Airman Clarence R. Osborne Jr has written his parents that he has taken his first solo flight, making three landings and take-offs, all on his own, and flying alone for 15 minutes. He took his first solo after 7 hours and 30 minutes of instruction – and almost any day we fully expect him to come flying home to Lucas and Glasgow.

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Mr. and Mrs. Frank Goddard announce the marriage of their daughter, Betty, to Pfc. Earl Luster, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Luster, on July 6 at the Glasgow Baptist Church, with the Rev. Sam Ed Bradley performing the ceremony.  Preceding the ceremony, Mrs. Fielding Boles rendered appropriate wedding music.  After a short wedding trip, Pfc. Luster will return to his post in New York City.  Mrs. Luster will remain here for the present.

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Frank Harlow, 20, of Cave City, was killed Saturday when struck by a passenger train near Smiths Grove.  He was a son of the late John Harlow and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Stella Haynes of Finney, and a sister, Mrs. Eddie Jackson of Cave City.

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JULY 15, 1943

Glasgow’s First Lady Butcher.   The war has brought about many changes to Glasgow and all other towns; however, Glasgow has its first lady butcher, Miss Amy Harrison, who may be found behind the meat counter of the A&P Store.  But knowing Miss Harrison as we do, we assure you she knows what she is about.

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Woods Barlow, Jap Prison Camp Casualty. For the second time in a few weeks, Barren Countians were grief-stricken to learn that a second son had succumbed in a Japanese prison camp since the fall of Corregidor.  The War Department has notified Mr. and Mrs. Will H. Barlow that their 20-year-old son, Woods Richardson Barlow, has died but the date of his death was not stated.  It will be recalled that this brave lad had been listed as missing in action since April 1942, and news of his death was the first information that he had survived the horrors of Corregidor.  Besides the proud but bereaved parents, he is survived by a sister, Mrs. A.E. Hargett of Bowling Green and three brothers, Sgt. S. Tom Barlow, Camp Bowie, Texas; Sgt. Powell Barlow, North Africa; and William Barlow, Detroit, Michigan.

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Women Expert at Many Farm Jobs; 300,000 Needed.  Any woman who can devote weekends, one or two days a week, a vacation period, or full-time to helping on a farm…anyone who is serious about working hard to help win the war on the home front…is urgently needed.  About 300,000 women are needed to help in harvesting and other short period farm work this year as a part of the U.S. Crops Corps. Those women who enter farm work will find that scientific agriculture is intriguing; there is a great deal of satisfaction in results; and, best of all, they will be aiding in feeding the United Nations.

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JULY 22, 1943

Four Generations.  Mrs. Lucinda Adeline Woodcock, still reasonably hale and hearty at 94, and mother of Barren County’s popular and efficient farmer, Jailer Lee Woodcock, is now living with her son Henry Woodcock, near Austin.  In the house at present, four generations are represented.  Henry makes his home with his son, Tucker Woodcock, and Tucker has seven children still living at home.

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Randolph C. Wilson has sold his interest in the J.F. Pace Construction Company and will engage in another business at an early date.

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Miss Betsy Hoover and Mr. Robert Whitaker, both of Cave City, were married at Monticello on July 22. The bride is a daughter of the late Mr. M.D. Hoover, near Glasgow, and is now employed at Cherry Market, Cave City.  Mr. Whitaker is Cashier at the H.Y. Davis Bank and is prominent in business and civic circles.

JULY 29, 1943

Twenty Killed in Airplane Crash. Twenty persons were killed, and one is reported dying, as result of a crash of an American Airlines transport plane which fell near Trammel, a few miles south of Scottsville, about 10:45 Wednesday night, July 28. The plane was en route from Louisville to Nashville, and rumors were that it ran into a severe electrical storm which was quite apparent at that time.

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J.D. Reynolds Buys the Jim Button Farm at $56.50 per Acre.  The 438-acre Jim Button farm near Lucas was sold at auction Tuesday for $24,750.  The farm had been in the Button family for more than 100 years, and the sale at this time was necessitated by Mr. Button’s desire to move to North Carolina for his health.

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Narrow Escape for Dan Bybee.  Dan Bybee, prominent Cave City business man and musician, narrowly escaped electrocution last week when he came in contact with a high tension line of 6,600 volts while repairing his water well.  He was knocked unconscious, and a tack in the sole of a shoe burned a hole in his foot about the size of a nickel.  He is now making his rounds with the assistance of crutches.

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Coming Soon. WSM Grand Ole Opry featuring Jamup and Honey, World’s Funniest Blackface Team; Minnie Pearl, the Pride of Grinder’s Switch; PeeWee King and His Golden West Cowboys;  San Antonio Rose, Jimmy Wilson, and Chuck Wiggins.  At Playground Park, one day only, Tuesday, August 17. Adult tickets, 55 cents, and children’s, 25 cents. Ideal Hardware Company, Sponsor.

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Mrs. Ernest Leech Myers and little daughter, Mary Leech, have returned to their home in Norris Court after spending several days in the Samson Community Hospital, where the youngster made her arrival recently.

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Showing at the Plaza. Fri-Sat: “Pilot No. 5” with Franchot Tone and Marsha Hunt;  Sun-Mon-Tues: “Edge of Darkness” with Errol Flynn, Ann Sheridan and Walter Huston;  Wed-Thu:  “Sherlock Holmes in Washington” with Basil Rathbone and Niegel Bruce.

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Billy R. Neilly is concluding his visit with old friends here and returning to Warren, Pennsylvania, where he will rejoin his parents, Dr. and Mrs. W.G. Neilly. Billy, a former member of the Militia Band, expects to be called to the Army next month.

 

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