SEPTEMBER 1943 PDF Print
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SEPTEMBER 2, 1943

 

Miss Ruth Wininger has entered  Lois Glyn Beauty School at Bowling Green.  Her sister Sadie has accepted a government position where she will work until the fall term opens at Western.  Both are graduates of Glasgow High’s 1943 class.  (4)

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Miss Blanche Mackey Named as Assistant Attorney General.  To our neighboring county of Metcalfe goes the distinction of being the home of Kentucky’s first woman Assistant Attorney General when Miss Blanche Mackey assumes that office through appointment by General Hubert Merideth.  Miss Mackey, former publisher of The Edmonton News, now discontinued, is a practicing attorney and farmer.  She is a sister of Mrs. Ben Myers, of near this city, and Mrs. Vanzant of Frankfort.  (4)

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Sgt. Alvin C. York, World War I hero, and Lt. George Henry, hero of the present war, will open a thrilling program arranged to begin the War Bond drive at Tompkinsville on Saturday, September 11 at 10:00 a.m. and to continue through the week.  (4)

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For the second year, a general appeal is being made to housewives in the counties served by the Samson Community Hospital for donations of canned fruits and vegetables, potatoes, onions, etc.  The response last year was very gratifying, according to Mrs. William Reid Dickinson, Chairman of this phase of the work.  In 1942 a total of 779 quarts of fruits and vegetables was donated to the hospital, and this year the need is even greater.  Canned goods may be deposited at various collection centers in Barren and adjoining counties.  Please contact Mrs. Dickinson for further information.  (5)

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Mrs. Mattie Doyle Payne, aged 53, passed away Saturday night, August 21, at her home near Merry Oaks.  Hers was a lingering illness of several years, although she was never too sick in body to be cheerful to all who knew her.  She was active in church work as well as long as she was able to attend.  She leaves her husband, Mr. Jim Payne of Merry Oaks; sisters and brothers, Mrs.  George (Cleva) Benninger of Ohio, Mrs. Ethel Moon and Nat Doyle of Louisville, Veachel Doyle of California, and Cecil Doyle of Smiths Grove.  She will be sadly missed by a host of friends, relatives, and neighbors.  (8)

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SEPTEMBER 9, 1943

Manpower shortage was given as the reason for suspension in publication of the “Daily News” for the duration of the war.  Mrs. Lynn Strode, who has been in charge of the plant since her husband went into service about two years ago, stated that the paper would be resumed after the war, and any paid-in- advance subscriptions would be set-up at its resumption.  Mrs. Strode expects to rejoin her children, who have been with her parents in Kansas for several months.  (1)

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High School Coach.  Richard Dougherty, 25, of Allentown, PA, has been employed by the Glasgow School Board as Athletic Director for Glasgow High School to succeed Frank Camp.  Mr. Dougherty served last year as football coach at Morehead Normal School.  (1)

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211 quarts of home canned food and 24 cans of commercially canned food, donated by people in Edmonton and immediate vicinity, were delivered today to Samson Community Hospital by Philip Kopel, who is chairman of the movement in Metcalfe County.  Collections will be made at five places in that county.  Watch for further progress.  (1)

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Ely Drugs Cited for Quinine Contribution.  Ely Drugs is displaying a certificate which cites them for their contribution of all quinine in their stock which was shipped in for army use when an S.O.S. was issued by responsible agencies.  (8)

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Back the Attack.  Barren County’s quota in the Third War Loan drive is $729,000, but our county has never failed to make its quota and we must not fail now.  Our boys in the Armed Forces, and especially those on the battle fronts, are making sacrifices every day, and the least we can do is to Back Them to the Limit.  To the citizens of Barren County who do not have the ready cash to invest in bonds at the present time but will have money coming in within the next few months, we offer to lend the money at the same rate of interest as that which the bonds will pay.  New Farmers National Bank and Citizens National Bank.  (8)

SEPTEMBER 16, 1943

 

Everett Denton Awarded Air Medal; Four Clusters.  Staff Sgt. Everett L. Denton, a gunner with the “Avenger” medium bombardment group in Sicily, has been awarded the Air Medal for meritorious service in flying bombing raids against the Axis. He has also qualified for four Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters by flying subsequent bombing missions.  Against the Axis in Sicily, the Avenger dropped an impressive tonnage of bombs and turned in some of the finest precision bombing performances of the campaign against airdromes, harbors, supply points and communication lines.  (1)

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Nelson and Francis Renamed as Fire Department Heads.  John M. Nelson and Russell Francis were re-elected as Chief and Assistant, respectively, of the Glasgow Fire Department at a meeting of the City Council at which time pay for all members of the Department was raised.  Hereafter, truck drivers and pump operators will receive $20 per month, and firemen will receive $15.  (1)

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SEPTEMBER 23, 1943

 

Toy Manufacturers Move.  The Linder-Smith Toy Manufacturing Company has moved their machinery and equipment to a portion of the Trabue Electric Building in the Big Spring Bottom, where they will be in a better position to meet needs compelling an expansion of their activities.  The firm manufactures a line of wooden toys, “Hoppity,” now displayed at local stores, and for which they are flooded with orders from other large centers.  One order this week from Louisville called for 144 each of the four models they now have in production.  (1)

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Mimi Chandler, daughter of Sen. Albert B. Chandler, will make her movie debut with Trigg Theater-goers on September 26-27 in “Henry Aldrich Swings It.” (1)

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The new building of the Hiseville Christian Church will be dedicated on Sunday,Sept. 26.  All-day services are planned for the occasion, the Rev. Kirby Smith, minister of the church, in charge.  Bro. K.H. McCorkle, minister of the Glasgow Christian Church, will deliver the dedication sermon.  During the preceding week,the two ministers will conduct daily preaching services.  On Dedication Sunday, the day’s worship will begin with Sunday School at 10:00 o’clock.  An old fashioned dinner will be served at noon.  Come and bring a basket of food and enjoy the day with us. (1)

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Methodist Pulpits Are Announced.    Methodist ministers in this section were given their assignments for the coming year at the annual conference last week end.  Assignment of Rev. W. Leroy Baker to the Glasgow Methodist Church for another year will receive the appreciation of every citizen of Glasgow who is acquainted with the church and civic affairs.  The Conference also transferred two familiar and popular young ministers of this area, sending Rev. Ernest L. Dixon to Burkesville, and Rev. Elmer Pursley to Monticello.  Also, Rev. Cyrus Hutcherson, former evangelist, was recognized as a Chaplain in the Army. (8)

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Bids on Farm Get Down to Fifty Cents A Call.  Auctioneers sometimes encounter unusual experiences and we expect that Capt. Roy B. Payne’s experience in the sale of the 120-acre J.D. Morrison farm near Tracy will be “recorded in his diary” as one of those events.  He and Powell Gillenwater started the sale and the opening bid came in at $1000, which was quickly raised to $1500, and then on and on.  Finally, the bids got down to 50 cents before the property was knocked off to Louis Williams at $3708, after a total of 88 bids was received.  (1)

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Generous Metcalfe Countians have apparently “adopted” the Samson Community Hospital, as evidenced by their liberal donations of fruit, fruit juices and vegetables.  Last week Philip Kopel brought in another 264 quarts, bringing the total to 778.  Mr. Kopel has designated Tuesday, October 5, for a canvass of every school in Metcalfe County for the collection of canned goods for the Hospital  as well as salvage for the war drive.  (1)

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Thomas-Harrison.  Miss Tommie Thomas, of near Park City, and Cpl. Hubert Harrison of Camp Livingston, Louisiana, were quietly married at the home of Eunice Gillock with the Rev. Chris T. Ellis performing the ceremony.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Corbett Thomas of Coles Bend and is a senior at Park City High School.  The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Harrison of Tracy and is one of Barren County’s boys with the 38th Division.  (4)

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Local Boy Cited for Honesty at Navy School.  For his honesty in returning money above the amount he should have drawn for salary, Harold O. Matthews, S2c NS Gunner’s Mate Student, of this city, received a commendation at the Service School Captain’s Mast on Monday, September 20.  He was highly commended for his exemplary conduct.  (8)

 

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