May 1960 PDF Print
Thursday, 10 June 2010 06:38

MAY 3 – MAY 7

MONDAY:  The Glasgow Board of Education met Monday night in regular session and named Carter Hooks, a former teacher in the city system, as principal for the new elementary school now under construction on the Happy Valley Road.  During the past school, Mr. Hooks has been attending Western State Teachers College to complete his Masters Degree.

TUESDAY:  Miss Jo Ann Strode, daughter of Mrs. Denton Strode, 405 Cleveland Ave., has been awarded a Junior Scholarship for the school year 1960-1961 at George Peabody College, Nashville, Tn., where she is completing her sophomore year.

The scholarship is awarded only to students with B plus or better averages and who by their outstanding school work give promise of attaining leadership.  Miss Strode is a member of the Beta Kappa Tau sorority.

WEDNESDAY:  Lt. and Mrs. Richard Pedigo left Wednesday to return to Newfoundland where he is a jet pilot in the Air Force.  Lt. and Mrs. Pedigo have been visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Rollin Pedigo and other relatives for the past three weeks.

THURSDAY:  Miss Barbara Ann Redford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Redford, and Mr. David Ray Brown, son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Brown, were married Friday April 29, at the home of Rev Boyd Manion at Temple Hill.  They have returned after a short wedding trip and are making their home at 509 West Cherry Street.

FRIDAY:  STOP!  LOOK NO FURTHER FOR A GOOD CAR.  1959 Chevrolet, 4 door Bel-Air V-8…$1895; 1959 Ford Galaxie V-8…$2395; 2-1957 Chevrolets, 4 door 8 cylinder station wagon…$1545, and a 2 door 6 cylinder…$1295; 1955 Chevrolet, 2 door 6 cylinder…$795; 2-1952 Chevrolets 2 door six cylinder..$295 at Preston-Ropp Chevrolet, Inc. 

                       MAY 10 – MAY 14 

MONDAY:  Murphy Demumbrum has resigned as manager of the Shell Service Station on the corner of South Green and Wayne Streets and has accepted a position with Moran Motors.

TUESDAY:  Mr. William J. Kimbell, 36 year old former administrator of the hospital at Albany, Ky. and presently the administrator of the War Memorial Hospital in Scottsville, Ky. has been named as the successor at the T. J. Samson Community Hospital, to succeed Mr. William Arey Wyckoff, who died as the result of a heart attack on April 9, 1960.

WEDNESDAY:  Construction of the warehouse to be occupied by the General Telephone Company is underway and located in Radio Court at the rear of the Pan Am Station and the new laundermat.

THURSDAY:  The Mammoth Cave Telephone Company has under construction a new commercial building just one block from the location of their present office on the Dixie Highway in Park City, Ky.  They hope to be moved into their new quarters by July. 

FRIDAY:  Jerry Lee Lewis and his “Rock ‘n Roll” show will appear at the National Guard Armory, Saturday night at 8:30, DST.  Tickets may be purchased at the Armory, WKAY, or Norris’ Restaurant in Radio Court.  Lewis is one of the nation’s top “Rock n’ Roll” singers and has appeared not only throughout the United States, but in several other countries. 
                                                                                                                 MAY 17 – MAY 21

MONDAY:  Fire of undetermined origin completely destroyed the clubhouse of the local post 5908, Veterans of Foreign Wars, early Saturday morning.

 When discovered, the flames had gained too much headway to save the frame structure which was valued at $8,000.  The loss was partially covered by insurance according to James Alspaugh, Commander of the Post. 

TUESDAY:  Worthington estate to sell Monday, June 13th:  An eight room house on a 48X75 feet, with full basement and arranged for four apartments, including household and kitchen furniture and located at 304 South Liberty Street in front of the High School, will be sold at public auction Monday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m. DST.  The real estate firm of Taylor & Taylor will handle the sale.

WEDNESDAY:  BROKE THE DROUGHT?  Mr. I. H. Atkinson recalled an old saying, tried it, and believes that it paid off.  One day last week he was sitting on his front porch and saw a large snake following a frog toward the porch.  He reached for the closest weapon, which was a broom.  He struck the snake and broke the broom, having to finish killing the snake with the handle.  He remembered the old adage, that if you killed a snake to lay it in a tree with the stomach up and it would rain.  He placed the snake in a tree and it rained within three hours. That’s one way of breaking a drought.

THURSDAY:  The Glasgow Bruins continued undefeated in the South Central Baseball League by winning over Burkesville 10-4 as Harlan Pinkston sent the Bruins ahead in the sixth with a grand-slam homer.  Doug Proffitt was the winner, allowing 8 hits and striking out 14.  Pinkston finished the day with three hits in four attempts while Eugene Smith, Frank Pettet, and James Nuckols each had two for four.

FRIDAY:  Bill Pedigo, son of E. S. Pedigo, Glasgow, was a member of the Western Tennis Team that captured the Ohio Valley Conference tournament at Middle Tennessee College Saturday to give the Hilltoppers their eighth championship in the past twelve years.  Bill won over Ron Smallings of East Tenessee, 6-3, 6-0.

                                                                                                                      MAY 24 – MAY 28

MONDAY:  Mr. and Mrs. Brownie Strader, Mr. Sam Strader, Sr., Mrs. Edna Coppage, and Mr. Joe Mckinney, Glasgow, attended the graduation exercises held at the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Monday morning.  Mr. Wesley Strader, son of Mrs. Charles Strader, and the late Mr Strader, was among the graduates. 

TUESDAY:  Mr. Joe Richards has accepted a position as Assistant National bank Examiner with the Treasury Department, Atlanta, Ga., and will assume his duties June 6.  Mr. Richards is visiting for ten days prior to leaving for his new location, with his mother, Mrs. Clifton Richards, and sister, Mrs. Margaret Johnston.

WEDNESDAY:  It was announced today that the Department of Revenue has scheduled a meeting at Glasgow, Wednesday, June 8, to explain to local retailers their responsibilities under the new sales and use tax.  The tax is effective July 1.

THURSDAY:  Mr. and Mrs. James Earl Staples announce the birth of their second son born Thursday, May 26 at the Community Hospital.  Gregory Scott is the name given to the newcomer who weighed 7 lbs. 12 0z. at birth.






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