JANUARY 1954 PDF Print
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JANUARY 2, 1954 - State Officials Taken on Tour of T.B. Hospital.  Representatives and State Senators from several counties in Southcentral Kentucky toured the District 6 State Tuberculosis Hospital yesterday in order to familiarize themselves with the work being carried on here in Kentucky’s effort to eradicate T.B.  Also attending were four members of the original State Commission which set up five new hospitals in Kentucky:  Dr. C.C. Howard, Glasgow; Cass Walden, Edmonton; William G. Biggers, Prestonsburg; and Mrs. Bert R. Smith, Bowling Green.

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Dine Sunday in the Spotswood Dining Room.  Where A Variety of Good Food Awaits You! Sunday dinner menu:  Fried Chicken with Gravy, $1.25; Roast Beef with Gravy, $1.40; Baked Chicken with Dressing, $1.25; Country Ham, $2.00. Included in these prices are a salad and two vegetables of your choice.  Drinks and desserts are extra:  Milk and tea are ten cents each; desserts are:  Chocolate Pie, 15 cents; Peach Cobbler, 15 cents; Ice Cream, 15 cents, or a Sundae, 25 cents.  (Maximum price for complete meal would be $2.40.)

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Citizens National Bank’s end-of-year statement revealed that deposits for the year totaled $4,959,609 and undivided profits totaled $25,619.  Total amount of resources was $5,385,750.  Officers were:  Winn Davis, President;  L.W. Downing, Cashier;  Warren Goad and Guy V. Beatty, Assistant Cashiers.

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Culver-Young.  The marriage of Miss Eleanor Jean Culver to Mr. Charles Marvin Young took place at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Culver of Coral Hill at 1:00 p.m. today with the Rev. Robert C. Welch of Louisville performing the ceremony.

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JANUARY 4, 1954 - Jesse Edmunds Compiled Good Record As Sheriff.   In bowing out as sheriff of Barren County, Jesse Edmunds carries with him the respect and confidence of the people he served.  Day or night, his office has responded to calls anywhere in the county.  The hundreds of rides his office has made have resulted in holding the whiskey trade to a minimum in this county; and, with the cooperation of the State Highway Department and Federal Agencies of law, he has aided materially in crime control.  The entire county has consistently enjoyed the advantages that come to a community where law enforcement is upheld and maintained by an honest devotion to duty and an unflagging willingness to serve.

Baby Girl First Arrival of Year.  The first baby born in Barren County in 1954 made its arrival at 9:13 Saturday night at the Community Hospital.  The baby, a six pound 11 ounce girl, was born to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Syree of McKenna Street in Glasgow.  She has been named Peggy Jean.

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Mrs. Randolph Wilson became the first woman ever to represent Barren County in the Kentucky House of Representatives; she will be one of the two women in the 1954 legislature; Mrs.  Thelma Stovall of Louisville is the other one.  Mrs. Wilson’s main interests include a better educational program, especially on the elementary level, and better legislation for agriculture.  This is the first political office for the 48-year-old although she has been actively engaged in various community activities.

 

JANUARY 11, 1954 - All main highways in Barren County were open to traffic today following the heaviest snow of the winter.  At least four accidents were reported over the weekend, with no serious injuries.  Meanwhile, weather forecasters promised no immediate relief, with possibly more snow and temperatures dipping to about ten degrees tonight.  Probably some Barren Countians celebrated the return of ice and snow, since they are the county school students who were given a holiday because of the bad weather.

 

JANUARY 12, 1954 - In Washington, D.C. yesterday, the House Interior Sub-Committee approved a bill authorizing the purchase of the Crystal and Great Onyx Caves in Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park.  This measure, authorizing the use of national park receipts for the transaction, was passed by the Senate last August. The State of Kentucky will buy the caves, supposedly with a bond issue, and will allow the Federal Government to acquire them from net receipts.  Estimated cost of the two caves is $350,000.

 

JANUARY 13, 1954 – Funeral services for Wayne E. Tyree, 59, will be conducted Friday morning at the Crow Funeral Home.  Mr. Tyree, who had been an instructor in band music here since 1930, died Monday night after suffering a heart attack.  He was a veteran of World War II, was formerly a director of the 123rd Cavalry Band, and was teaching band in five schools in the area at the time of his death.  He was also Commander of the Glasgow Chapter, DAV.

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Fire Routs Farm Family Near Austin.  A farm family near Austin was forced out into the snow and icy temperature, barefoot and in their night clothes, early yesterday morning when fire swept through their home.  Mr. and Mrs. Corbin Lewis and their three children were awakened when the ceiling of the living room in their two-story house collapsed.  They barely had time to escape.  The house burned to the ground.  Nothing was saved.  The Lewis family was taken to the house of a neighbor who had driven to the scene immediately after seeing the fire, which was believed to have started in the roof near the chimney.  Part of the loss was covered by insurance.

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Leight Wilson and his sister-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Wilson, both of Cave City, were reported in fair condition today following a head-on collision with another car, driven by Beckham Martin of Bowing Green, last night on Highway 70 near Cave City.  Martin is also in the hospital suffering minor injuries.  Meanwhile, Kentucky Highway Department officials said that all paved roads in the county were open to traffic, despite rain and some snow.  The Department feared heavy rains today might begin to freeze, making it dangerous to drive.

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Coroner Can’t Be Paid A Salary by Fiscal Court.  The Barren County coroner may not be paid a salary, but must depend on a fee per case, according to a ruling by the Kentucky Attorney General’s office.  The coroner, John Dearing, had asked the first session of the new Fiscal Court to pay him by an established salary rather than on a fee basis, but no precedent has been enacted in Kentucky setting forth a means whereby a salary could be paid.  The principal duty of a coroner is to hold inquests  in cases involving death where foul play is suspected.

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JANUARY 15, 1954

Bus Lines Between Glasgow and Albany Approved by State. The line will run over Kentucky Highway 90 and will serve intermediate points along the 56-mile route.  There has been no bus service along the route since Shortway Lines discontinued service last August because there was not enough passenger business to keep it out of the red.

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Shower Planned for Austin Family.  Residents of the Austin community, led by the Homemakers Club there, are planning a shower for the Corbin Lewis family, whose home was destroyed by fire Tuesday night.  Mr. and Mrs. Lewis and their three children, whose ages range from two to five, were not able to save anything at all from their home.  Anyone wishing to help the family should plan to attend the shower Friday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Austin-Tracy Elementary School.

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Mrs. Wesley Bowles of Hiseville announces the marriage of her daughter Ruth to Mr. Thomas P. Edmunds, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Leonard M. Edmunds.  The wedding ceremony took place Friday in Scottsville.  Miss Charlotte Bowles was her sister’s maid of honor, and Cecil Buckingham, brother-in-law of Mr. Edmunds, served as best man.  The bride is a graduate of Hiseville High School and is employed by the Glasgow Manufacturing Company.  The groom is a prominent young famer of the Beech Grove community, where they will reside.

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JANUARY 20, 1954.

Police Chief Thomas Lyle Jr. said today that 12-minute parking meters will be placed in front of the Glasgow Post Office and at other places in town to facilitate a faster movement of traffic in the affected areas.

Three of the meters will be placed in the post office area – one on each side of South Race Street, and one on West Washington.  Posts of these meters will be painted yellow for identification.  Meters will be checked daily until 5:00 p.m. except on Sunday.

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Henry Dickinson, a sophomore at 135-year-old Centre College in Danville, played the important role of  “Richard Stanley” in the recent Centre Players’ production of the famous comedy, “The Man Who Came to Dinner.”  Dickinson, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Brents Dickinson, graduated from Glasgow High School in 1952, where he was active in school affairs.  He is a member of Phi Delta Theta social fraternity at Centre, which lists among its members Congressman Frank Chelf of Kentucky and the late U.S. Chief Justice Fred M. Vinson.

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JANUARY 21, 1954.  The Board of Directors of the Glasgow Country Club has chosen the following officers for the year of 1954:   President, Howard M. Jones; Vice President, Austin May; Treasurer, Robert Boden; and Secretary, Mrs. Paul Bauer.  Herman Heller was given a vote of thanks for his service as president for the past three years.

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Hospital News.  Born on January 20 to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Higgason Jr., a 7-3/4 pound son; to Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Bunch, a son on January 7.  Mrs. Bunch is the former Mildred Everett.

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Ed Diddle draped a brilliant red towel over his shoulders and proclaimed a new goal for his Western Kentucky Hilltoppers.  They had just presented him with his 600th basketball victory, the most ever won by a coach at one school.  “Our objective,” he said “is to win 601.”  Diddle, whose red towel is his trademark, never looks very far into the future; he points to the next game.  He agreed that it would be nice to stretch the string to 700, or even 1000, but it would not be smart to count so far up the calendar.

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