August 1940 PDF Print
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AUGUST 1, 1940


Painters and workmen are busily engaged this week in preparing the old Froedge stand on North Race Street preparatory to the opening next Saturday of Gregory and Burd’s Restaurant and Pool Room.  The new firm is composed of  Turner Gregory, popularly known through Barren and adjoining counties, and Herman S. Burd, former salesman for D. G. Hayes Company.  They invite their friends to call on them in their new location, promising good food, pleasant surroundings and an orderly establishment.

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To Open New Gym.  An all-day program is planned for the dedication of Summer Shade’s new gymnasium on Saturday, August 31, featured with music by the Beaumont Band, and addresses by prominent speakers for the morning portion of the program.  In the afternoon a number of contests will be featured, among them a basketball game made up of Summer Shade business men over 40 years of age.  Entertainment will be furnished by prominent musicians and tap dancers.

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Camp Meeting Sunday.  The annual Camp Meeting at Pentecostal Park, also known as Morrison Park, will begin next Sunday with the preaching services in charge of Rev. Cy Hutcherson, conference Evangelist of the Methodist Church, and Rev. Ernest Dixon, circuit rider for the Glasgow circuit. 

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Dougherty-Nelson.  Miss Jeannette Byrns Dougherty and Mr. James O. “Dink” Nelson were married in Louisville Saturday.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dougherty and is a charming young lady.  Mr. Nelson is a son of Mr. John Nelson and is well known throughout the county.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Nelson are graduates of Glasgow High School and both are employed at the pants factory here.

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“Stamp Out Fifth Column” is the slogan inscribed on novelty auto plates being sold by the Barren County Post American Legion as a patriotic gesture.  The

plates are lettered in blue on white background and are being sold for 25 cents each.  Legion officials say they are getting a good response from the sale of these plates.

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AUGUST 8, 1940


Contracts have been awarded for construction of the new Hiseville Christian Church which is to be erected on the site of the former edifice destroyed several months ago by a disastrous fire which struck the little community.  The new building, one story with full basement, will be 50x36 feet and will be veneered with Tennessee stone.  When completed, it should give the community a church building of which they can well be proud.

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About 30 picnickers are enjoying the evening at the Trigg Fish Hatchery tonight

(August 8), with Miss Mossya Biggers of Dallas, Texas, and Reed Biggers, city, sharing honors.  Miss Biggers is a guest of relatives, and Reed is celebrating his “21st” birthday.

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Billy Vaughan, of Washington, D.C., returned Monday to his duties at the Capitol in Washington after attending the election here last week and visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Vaughan.

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Betty Jean Walker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Walker, entertained this afternoon at their home on Edmonton Road with a party celebrating her 8th birthday.  Ice cream, cookies, chewing gum and attractive favors were enjoyed by the 17 guests.

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Alan B. Wilson, prominent Goodnight farmer, has assumed the office of President of the Barren County Farm Bureau, following his election last month.  Associated

with Mr. Wilson are Esq. S. B. Francis, vice president, and Wendell Harlin, secretary-treasurer.

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AUGUST 15, 1940


Dr. C. C. Howard’s talk, “The Good Samaritan,” last Sunday morning at the First Christian Church was illustrated with a beautiful painting executed by one of his daughters.  Dr. Howard, Dr. C. C. Turner, and Mr. W. P. Coombs presided in the pulpit the three Sundays that Rev. McCorkle was away on vacation.

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Wilkie Bus Will Leave Saturday.  A few seats are available on the “Wilkie Special” to Happiness and Prosperity which will leave here at 4:00 a.m. Saturday headed right straight for Elwood, Indiana, where at 3:00 p.m. Wendell L. Wilkie will tell a waiting nation just what he proposes, and how.   The bus delegation will  be under the charge of Dr. Paul S. York and Hon. J. H. Branstetter and will give many southern Kentucky Republicans an opportunity to see, hear, and perhaps meet personally the next President of the United States.  Reservations will determine the exact capacity of the bus to be used.  Round trip fare is $4.35.

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Mrs. Aud Atkinson and son Guy Wood Anderson and granddaughter June Morrison and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Simmons will move the last of this month to the  residence at the corner of Leslie and Jefferson recently vacated by the T. V. Miller family.

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The home of Mr. and Mrs. George Smith of Haywood was the scene for a happy gathering of the Millard F. Reneau family last Sunday at which representatives of four generations were in attendance:  (1) Mr. Reneau, (2) Mrs. Pearl Bybee, his daughter, (3) several grandchildren, and (4) Mr. Sam D. Boden and family of Louisville.  Mrs. Bybee and her sons will return Friday to their home at Bowling Green, Ohio, after a short visit with her father and other relatives in and around Glasgow.

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One of Barren County’s most promising young farmers, Mitchell Perkins, suffered a broken back sometime Monday when a team which he was driving to a drill ran away and left him with injuries which include a broken back.  He was found sometime later – as he terms it, “an eternity” – and was removed to the Samson Community Hospital where he has been placed in a cast.  It was a most unfortunate accident for the young man.  He was married last December and had bought a 30-acre tract which he was farming.  He was drilling fertilizer in some fresh land when apparently he hit a stump, breaking the drill tongue and frightening the team, which ran away, with the drill running over his body.  It is to be hoped that science can assist him in a speedy and complete recovery and permit him to assume the responsibilities to which he aspires.

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AUGUST 22, 1940


After 50 years, Sisters Meet Here.  Mrs. David Hale and daughter, Miss Grace B. Hale, of Chicago, Illinois, stopped off here Saturday night while en route to Great Smoky Mountains and, upon inquiry, Mrs. Hale found that she had a half-sister,  Mrs. Harry Smith, living in this city.  They were thus brought together for the first time in 50 years.  They are daughters of the late Sam Bridges.  Mr. Henry Bridges of Beckton is a nephew.  Mrs. Hale was through here about three years ago but continued her journey, unaware that she had a half-sister living here.

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Band at Temple Hill.  Several instruments have been obtained and instructions have been started by Prof. Oren Doyle on a Band in connection with Temple Hill High School’s activities.  It is hoped that an organization of about 20 pieces will be developed.  Such an organization would be a splendid adjunct to the fine school that is being developed there.  Mrs. F. W. Harwood is giving private lessons in music at her home here, in the old Ernie Travis residence.

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Six years ago on August 23, 1934, the Plaza Theater threw open its doors in a grand premiere that featured Harold Lloyd in “The Cat’s Paw.”

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Work Starts at Hiseville.  Fine progress has been made in starting work on the new Hiseville Christian Church.  A number of workers, with tractors and teams, gathered in the latter part of the week and, in little or no time, the basement was dug.  Forms for foundation are now being placed by the contractor.

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From Union No. 5.  This community was saddened by the death of Mrs.  Lavaca Bowles, who was killed in a car wreck on the way home from Detroit.  We extend our deepest sympathy to her husband, Mr. Dexter Bowles, and to her mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Piercey, also to her brothers and sisters.  Funeral was at Bethel Church by Bro. Dixon, and burial was in the Glasgow Cemetery.

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AUGUST 29, 1940


It is understood that residents of the Wilkie section (formerly the Dale-Gilley’s store community) will undertake to secure establishment of a post office at that place.  The section is now being served by star-route carrier from the Lecta post office.  It appears to us that it will be a cinch to secure after the November election as it was, to our knowledge, the first community to attach the name of “Wilkie.”

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AUGUST 29, 1940 From Summer Shade.  Miss Inell McWherter, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James   McWherter of Summer Shade, and Mr. Robert Watson, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Watson, also of this place, motored to Red Boiling Springs last Saturday afternoon and on the way they were quietly married at Tompkinsville.  They were accompanied by Mr. Ralph Grinstead and Miss Janice McWherter, sister of the bride.  Both bride and groom are splendid young people and have many friends who wish them well as they sail out on the sea of life together.  We congratulate them and wish them success wherever they go.

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Mrs. Hallie (Claud) Stovall of the Oak Grove section, was in town Saturday with her twins and triplets, which attracted much attention from the customary Saturday crowd. The triplets are about one year old and the twins, about four, making her with five children, all under the age of four.  She walked the youngsters right into the Health Office and submitted them to the required vaccination and inoculation, despite the fact that they all were healthy looking youngsters.

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Old Officer Retires.  After about 25 years of faithful service as a Republican election officer at the Slick Rock precinct, John Pulliam is retiring in the interim between the primary and general elections this fall.  With both workers and voters, John has been a familiar figure at this polling place, always on the job, and always knowing what should be done and how.  His successor, when named, will inherit a position which heretofore has been filled with dignity and ability, and the Republican organization no doubt regrets his decision.

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Clarence Osborne, who has been driving around for several weeks looking for a place to “settle down” has at last gotten himself situated on Raccoon Creek.  He has bought 83 acres on the Ralston Mill Road from E. P. Button.  After traveling all over southern Kentucky, he went right back to where all he’ll have to do to move is open a gate and let the boys drive the cows through.

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105 But Hale and Hearty.  Mrs. Maggie Berkman, of Beechville, Metcalfe County, who at 105 years of age is one of southern Kentucky’s outstanding citizens, attended the 3rd Sunday Homecoming at Sulphur Well.

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McElroy’s new 5- and 10-cent store is expected to be ready for opening the first of next week.

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