April 1960 PDF Print
Tuesday, 13 April 2010 06:23

 THURSDAY, APRIL 1:  City firemen answered a call Thursday at 12:45 p.m. to the farm of Mr. Willie McCoy, located about five miles from Glasgow on the Old Bowling Green Road.  A grass fire, surrounding three oil tanks, had ignited one of the three oil pits where the overflow from the tanks had drained.  Only minor damage was reported and the fire crew prevented any of the tanks from burning.

FRIDAY, APRIL 2:  The spring revival at Siloam Baptist Church is scheduled to begin Monday night, April 4th, at 7:30 p.m.  The Evangelist will be the Rev. James Silvy Jones, who is the son Rev. Raymond Jones of Temple Hill.

     Rev. Jones is a graduate of Temple Hill School and is a senior at Campbellsville College at Campbellsville.  He is married to the former Miss Mary Berryman, also a graduate of Temple Hill High School, and is a very devout and inspirational preacher of the gospel.

 Rev C. G. Morrison, pastor of the church, and its members cordially invite each and everyone to attend this revival. 
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 “Biggers Interiors” is the new name given the firm formerly known as Gray and Biggers following the announcement that Paul Biggers, Jr. has purchased the interest formerly owned by Mr. and Mrs. James Norris Gray.    The business is located on North Race Street and Mr. Biggers has announced that the same service and products will be carried.

TUESDAY, APRIL 6:  The Barren County School Board met in an adjourned session Tuesday for the purpose of rehiring school officials.      All of the principals in the county were rehired along with Mr. Earl Broady, county attendance officer; Miss Golda Pensol, Supervisor of Pupil Personnel; and Mrs. Doris Albany, Guidance Counselor.     All of the qualified teachers were rehired.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7:  Mr. Hubert D. Gregory, local tax consultant, has been announced as one of six persons throughout the state that have passed a written exam for special enrollment to represent taxpayers in cases pending before officers of the Internal Revenue Servic     The six people are the first in Kentucky qualifying under the new simplified examination procedures to be authorized to practice before the IRS.  This privilege is otherwise limited to lawyers, CPA’s and certain former IRS employees.

THURSDAY, APRIL 8:  A $100.00 reward is being offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the safe-breaking and robberies in Glasgow and Barren County, according to the sheriff’s office.  No city or county official will be eligible for the reward money and any information will be kept strictly confidential.

FRIDAY, APRIL 9:  Fire completely destroyed the home and contents of Mr. Hade Jones on Honeysuckle Lane last Saturday night.  They are the parents of eight children ranging from 10 months to 18 years and any help either food, clothing, or money is badly needed.

MONDAY, APRIL 12:  Mr. and Mrs. Frank Riherd, she the former Ora Elizabeth Hatchett, are the parents of a daughter, their fourth child, born Monday, April 11th, at the Samsom Community Hospital.  The new arrival weighed 6 lbs. 8 oz. and has been named Elizabeth White.

TUESDAY, APRIL 13:  A building permit was issued Monday at the City Building for the Winn- Dixie Supermarket which is to be constructed on Broadway.  The application was made January 11th and the needed information needed to complete the application was presented and the permit issued, for the building which will cost $130,000.00 and is to be 83’ by 136’ in size.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14:  1960 DELUXE 25-in. ROTARY POWER MOWER SALE!  Premium 3 H.P. Briggs-Stratton Engine.  $49.88 Lowest Price Ever for 3 H.P. 4 Cycle Briggs Engine with 8” Ball Bearing Firestone Wheels.  Come by F. P. Williams Co. to set up Free Home Demonstration!

THURSDAY, APRIL 15:  The apparent low bidder on construction of the Knob Road in bids opened last Friday in Frankfort is apparently the Check Construction Corporation, Frankfort, at a figure of $36,350.  The road runs from Samson Street to Jumps Lane.  The city of Glasgow has already agreed to provide the necessary money to move three houses from the right-of-way.

FRIDAY, APRIL 16:  With weather permitting, as many as 5,000 persons may be on hand Saturday morning at 11:00 when Congressman William H. Natcher will turn the first shovel of dirt to get the construction of the Barren Reservoir No. 2 officially underway.  Also expected to attend the ceremonies are Senators John S. Cooper and Thurston B. Morton.  The Senators will be the overnight guests of Mr. and Mrs. Louie B. Nunn. 

MONDAY, APRIL 19:  The ground breaking ceremony for the Municipal Housing Project was held Monday morning at the site just off Columbia Avenue.  The Housing Commission was formed in 1958 and just two years later they have realized the dream of obtaining a low rent housing project for Glasgow.  Dr. Harold Cady, Chairman of the Housing Commission, turned the first shovel of earth for the project which will consist of 82 duplex units.

TUESDAY, APRIL 20:  Building and construction is Glasgow is currently at one of the highest peaks ever for the city.  Looking over the projects we find the following under way excluding residential buildings:

Construction of the Low-Rent Housing Project has begun for a total figure of $1,165,635.00; the Winn-Dixie is being built at a cost of $130,000; the contract on the Knob Road has been let for $23,000; the Rapp Building on the Public Square is under extensive remodeling; additions are being added to the TB Hospital; the new bowling alley is scheduled to begin at an early date, and construction of the new Moran Motors will soon begin on the Happy Valley Road.

These are the main projects which are, or will be, underway and it all points to a bigger and better Glasgow in which to live

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21:  The Root Beer stand on Happy Valley Road in Radio Court is in the process of being remodeled for approximately double of last year’s size.

THURSDAY, APRIL 22:  Mr. and Mrs. Harold Matthews of Glasgow, Rt. 6, are the proud parents of an  8-lb. 3-oz. son born at the Community Hospital on April 6th.  He has been named Orval Ray.  Mrs. Matthews is the former Helen Borders daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Claudie Borders.  Grand-Pa and Grand-Ma Borders are all smiles over their first grandchild.  Its great-grand parents are Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Humphrey of Rt. 2

FRIDAY, APRIL 23:  Miss Linda Glass, 15 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Glass, of Eighty Eight, was treated at the Clinic Hospital Friday for a mild cerebral concussion,  Cause of injury just two days before Easter---that’s right, she was struck by a hard boiled Easter egg as she was getting on a school bus at Temple Hill.  

MONDAY, APRIL 26:  Members of the local National Guard unit left Saturday afternoon for Fort Knox where they qualified Sunday with their individual weapons.  On May 14 and 15 they will return to the army post to fire the howitzers.  Also, the unit will spend from July 10 through the 24 at Camp Breckinridge for their summer training.

TUESDAY, APRIL 27:  Walk Straight During May 1-7 Governor Asks:  There shouldn’t be any slump in Kentucky during May1-7.  The period is “Correct Posture Week,” proclaimed recently by Governor Bert Combs.  Purpose, says Dr. Christeen W. Snavley, president of the Mammoth Cave District of Chiropractors, is to remind Kentuckians “that good posture is the sign of good health and that good health is the economic foundation of this strong nation.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28:  Mr. Roma Shelton, 51year old farmer of Route 2, Glasgow, was admitted to the community hospital at 7:00 Wednesday night for injuries sustained when a tractor overturned on his farm Wednesday afternoon.  Officials at the hospital reported that he suffered injuries to both legs, his back and pelvis.  His condition was reported to be serious.

THURSDAY, APRIL 29:  A/2c Jimmy Davis arrived two weeks ago for a tour in Korea.  His brother Pvt. Roy L. Davis, is stationed with the Marines at Camp Lejeune North Carolina.  The boys are the sons of Mr. and Mrs. William L. Davis.

FRIDAY, APRIL 30:  Mr. and Mrs. Louie Broady Nunn announce the engagement of her daughter, Miss Mary Susan Aspley, to Mr. Eldean Roland Krieger, son of Mr. and Mrs. Archie Krieger of Swanton, Ohio.  Miss Aspley and Mr. Krieger are music majors at the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati.  Mr. Krieger is Organist and Choir Director of the Lutheran Church of the Cross and Miss Aspley is soloist.  The wedding will take place June 24, 1960, at the home of the bride at 1212 South Green Street, Glasgow.








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