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Tuesday, 27 July 2010 08:56

JULY 4, 1940

Mr. Mark Nunn, president of the Sturgis, KY Kiwanis Club, was a visitor here today looking over the town with a view of assisting in the organization of a Kiwanis Club here.

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“Midnight’s Shadow,” better known as little Chris Depp, versatile 12-year old colored youth of this city, has been added to the entertainment personnel of Roy Holmes and His Orchestra as a dancer and is making his debut tonight at Lost River.  Little Chris has a splendid future and, if properly handled, has every qualification that should help him to succeed – perseverance, courtesy, and eagerness.  He is also studying voice.

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Mayor Winn Davis is attending the unveiling of the Stephen Foster portrait at the Old Kentucky Home, Bardstown, today.

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“20-Mule Team” To Show at Plaza.”  Coming to the Plaza Theater on Sunday and Monday will be “20-Mule Team,” a story of the pioneers who braved the Valley’s treacherous heat to wrest a fortune from the borax mines.  This show combines all the action and thrills of the best Westerns with the uniquely picturesque background of Death Valley.  Starring in the picture are three veterans of the screen:  Wallace Beery, Leo Carillo and Marjorie Rambeau.

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When July 1st made its appearance Monday morning, records in the County Clerk’s office revealed an increase in automobile registrations in Barren Count with 4,206 for the first six months, as compared to 4,134 for the same period in 1939.  Trucks registered for the first six months were 640 for this year as compared with 615 for the same period last year.

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Mrs. Julia Neville Raymon has assumed her new duties at the Samson Community Hospital as Assistant Superintendent.  Mrs. Raymon is a highly trained and well qualified nurse and is expected to contribute to the further efficiency of this fine institution.  Her husband, Jack Raymon, is operator of the Kentucky Reptile Garden south of Park City on the Dixie Highway.

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The marriage of Miss Mary Lois Jordan and Mr. Roger Hildeth Lyons was solemnized at Cave City Saturday, Rev. C. E. Ramsey performing the ceremony.

The bride, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Jordan, is a graduate of Glasgow High School and is employed by the Harlin Insurance Company.  Mr. Lyons, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Ed Lyons, is employed at the Coca Cola plant.  After a trip to
Lookout Mountain, Mr. and Mrs. Lyons will be at home in an apartment in the home of Mrs. B. G. Dickinson on West Washington.

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JULY 11, 1940


Due to the interest of public spirited men, plans for a concrete bandstand in the northeast corner of the courthouse yard are now being pushed, with the reins in the hands of Bruce Aspley, City Councilman and a “doer,” who reports that action will be taken at once in regard to this contemplated structure.

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Foot-Log Goes.  Much conversation has been indulged over the heavy rains that have fallen between Nobob and Roseville, but Mrs. Mary Gentry, who lives near Millersburg, has witnessed an incident that will confirm the beliefs of many that the section around Millersburg has witnessed unusual downpours.  She has lived on Millersburg Branch for about 51 years and all during that time has had occasion to use a foot-log across the branch which has throughout all times thus far been above the highest water that went down the branch.  But no more.  Last Tuesday the old faithful was carried gently away – and another high-water marker has been chalked up for Millersburg branch.

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The Eva Deane Kent Circle has been organized by young ladies of the Methodist Church, with the following officers:  Chairman, Miss Emily Bartley; Vice Chairman, Mrs. Russell Edwards; Treasurer, Miss Lucinda Peden; Secretary, Miss Mary Frances Pace.  The circle has 26 members, and regular meeting is the second Monday night in the month.

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From Lucas:  A singing school by Professor Butrum and son, Everett Jewell, will begin Thursday night at Peters Creek Church at Lucas, for ten nights, two nights a week.  They will teach one at Dover, also two nights each week.  The public is cordially invited.

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Capt. Sam Sears and his headquarters Troop and Band, local 123rd Cavalry units, will march (via trucks and cars) to Sulphur Well next Sunday morning where they will “pitch camp” and give their kitchen personnel an opportunity to demonstrate their “stuff” in preparing a noon meal, presumably as a demonstration of what may be expected next month when the outfits go to Wisconsin  Upon arriving at Sulphur Well, they will pitch pup-tents and observe other technicalities as though they were right in the middle of “war.”  A band concert by the 123rd Cavalry Band will be given during the afternoon, and a cordial invitation is extended to see the motor-cavalry in action.


JULY 18, 1940

Rev. and Mrs. Sam Ed Bradley, he the assistant pastor of Glasgow Baptist Church, have returned from their vacation trip that took them to various points in the Southwest, including his hometown of Van Buren, Arkansas, which is also notable as the domicile of Bob Burns, radio star.  Mr. Bradley says the section he visited has been more than “blessed” with rains and, as evidence, tells of a sign one planter has erected:  “Please stay off the grass – my cotton is underneath it.”

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The new Clubhouse of the Glasgow Country Club is slated for completion this week, and plans now call for the formal opening of the new building next Thursday night, July 25.  The formal opening will include a reception at 8:00 p.m. for members and stockholders, followed by an informal dance at 10:00 o’clock, with music by a celebrated orchestra.   The new building was erected on the site of the clubhouse which was destroyed by fire last winter.

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The locusts are back!  In fact, they are charged with the killing of a handsome shade tree in the Baptist Church yard on South Green Street, and the destruction of a beautiful weeping willow at the W. J. Dossey home on West Cherry Street.  Report has it that many trees have been similarly destroyed in this section.

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Miss Anna Merle Forrest and Mr. Sam J. Watkins were married in Bowling Green Sunday, Rev. C. E. Watson of the Twelfth Street Church of Christ officiating.  The bride is a graduate of Glasgow High school and, at present, is Commercial teacher in the local school, and is popular with the faculty, patrons, and students.  Mr. Watkins is proprietor of the stone garage near the Hospital and conducts a farm at Coral Hill.  Following a wedding trip through the Smoky Mountains, Mr. and Mrs. Watkins will return to their home at Coral Hill.

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AD.  Buy Hospitality Pack, Crushed Ice.  Only  5 Cents A Gallon.  In 2-Gallon and 5-Gallon Waterproof Paper Bags on Sale at Our Storage Room.  Or in 3-Gallon Insulated Metal Containers Delivered to Your Home.  Just Ask Your Ice Service Man.  For Your Extra Ice Requirements, We Also Sell Low-Cost Small Ice Storage Chests That Keep Ice 24 Hours or Longer.

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JULY 25, 1940

A talking motion picture utterly different from anything ever shown in this community will be presented to Glasgow High School auditorium on Friday evening, July 26 a 8:00 under the sponsorship of the Junior Womans Club.  The title of the picture is “Golgotha,” and it is the first and only alking motion picture ever made of the life and crucifixion of Christ. The average feature picture made in Hollywood costs approximately $200,000, but “Golgotha” cost $800,000 and required a cast of thousands.  The picture is unusual and spectacular and, at the same time, is the finest and most interesting entertainment that has ever been presented in this city.

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The Temple Hill – Nobob section yesterday afternoon was again visited by one of the heavy, destructive rains that have been frequent this summer.  A barn on the Bob Jones farm at Temple Hill was fired by lightning, leaving total destruction with no insurance.  Heavy damage is reported to tobacco and corn throughout that section.  Huffman Hill, graveled last week by the Rural Highway Department, is reported to have been virtually denuded of its recently laid surface.

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Rev. Cy Hutcherson, conference Evangelist for the Methodists, will begin a series of gospel meetings at Morrison Park on August 4.  He will be assisted by Rev. Ernest Dixon, Rev. R. W. Raaf, Miss Florence Weldon, and Mrs. F. V. Harwood.  Rev. Raaf will have charge of the singing, with Mrs. Harwood as accompanist; Miss Weldon, of Hopkinsville, a niece of Dr. W. A. Weldon, will have charge of the young people’s work.

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Approximately 400 people attended the fish fry and homecoming on July 4th at the home of Mr. and mrs. Ish Wininger.   One hundred and five pounds of fish were served, besides the contents of well-filled baskets furnished by the crowd.  Out-of-town relatives and friends were there fromArizona, Michigan, California, and Indiana, as well as from right here in Kentucky.

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Mr. and Mrs. Herman Stephens are the proud parents of a 7-1/2 pound son who made his arrival Sunday at the hospital.  Mrs. Stephens is the daughter of J. D. Reynolds of the wholesale grocery firm of that name, and the youngster has been named James Duard.  Mr. Stephens is a popular salesman for the Reynolds organi- zation.  Mother and son are doing nicely, but right now would be a good time to buy something from Papa Herman – he doesn’t know what’s what!

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