September 1950 PDF Print
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                 SEPTEMBER 1 – SEPTEMBER 3


WEDNESDAY:  DOWNSPOUT LAW VIOLATIONS TO BE CHECKED BY WATKINS:  Police Court Clerk Jack Watkins has been designated by Glasgow’s City Council to inspect downspouts in the city and to determine if local property owners are complying with an ordinance wiich makes it unlawful to run surface water into the sewer system.
     Mr. Watkins said arrangements for a regular inspection of downspouts will be worked out at next council meeting. 
     The city ordinance provides that notification must be given the property owner of any violation and if the matter is not corrected in 30 days a fine becomes applicable.

THURSDAY:  A marriage license was issued to Rollin A. Simmons, 22, Glasgow, and Mary Ann Richardson, 18, Glasgow by the county court clerk’s office.

FRIDAY:  Two Edmonson County men pleaded guilty to having moonshine whiskey in their possession yesterday and were sentenced to 60 days in jail and fined $100 each when they were brought before County Judge Carroll Redford.
     The two men, James T. Denhardt and Earl Sutton, were arrested four miles south of Cave City on Highway 31-W.  Arresting officers, Sheriff Jesse Edmunds, Park City Patrolman William Smith and Cave City Patrolman Eric Blakeman, said they found four gallons of moonshine in the men’s car.  The car, a 1937 Ford tudor, was confiscated.



                SEPTEMBER 6 – SEPTEMBER 10

MONDAY:  The post office here knows all the worry that goes with a remodeling job.  Because of work of this character at the Glasgow office all incoming and outgoing mail is now handled through two windows.  That includes that brought in and dispatches to seven star routes and six rfd routes.  It has been a great inconvenience, but when the job has been completed the office will be better arranged to handle the increased mail volume.

TUESDAY:  Lt. William “Tubby” Grissom received notice this week from the office of the Adjutant General of the United States to report  to active duty to the army at Fort Meade, Md., next week.  Lieutenant Grissom has been a member of the Kentucky National Guard here since WW II.  He served five years with the army during the last war.  Tubby leaves Sept. 14 to report to Fort Meade.

WEDNESDAY:  ENROLLMENT IN BOTH COUNTY AND CITY SCHOOLS WILL BREAK RECORDS:  A total of some 5,200 Barren County school children, along with about 750 students in the Caverna schools in Cave City and Horse Cave, were enrolled for the 1950-1951 school term this week. 
     For the Glasgow schools, Superintendent James Depp announced that 1,363,white students 172 negro students were enrolled Tuesday

THURSDAY:  Unfavorable weather during the past few weeks, with rain falling sporadically during the period, has hampered natural curing of Barren County’s tobacco crop, according to County Agent J. O. Horning.
     While much of the county’s crop has been cut and housed despite the rainy season, the relatively high humidity which has prevailed has slowed and threatened the natural burley cure.

FRIDAY:  The Federal Bureau of Investigation is warning willful draft delinquents, who fail to respond to calls for pre-induction examinations, that they face possible prison terms and a $10,000 fine.  Anyone who has made “an honest mistake,” however, should confer with his draft board at once.

           BER 13 – SEPTEMBER 17

MONDAY:  “GO AFTER” DRUNK DRIVERS AND PERJURERS, JUDGE INSTRUCTS GRAND JURY:  With emphasis on drunken driving, cattle rustling and perjury, Circuit Judge Frank W. Jones made himself and his stand against lawlessness in the county clear Monday morning as he gave instructions to the first grand jury to hold session in Barren Circuit Court in the newly created 43rd judicial district, as the September term of court opened.

TUESDAY:  Walter A. Beach, Michigan man who suffered a broken back in an automobile accident and has been a patient at the Clinic Hospital here since August 19, was returned to his Flint, Michigan home Saturday in a Hatcher Funeral Home ambulance.  Accompanying the injured man were his wife and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Saddler.

WEDNESDAY:  Coke-seeking Barren County tobacco producers this week received promise of five carloads to partially supply frantic demands for the fuel which have piled up the past few weeks.
     Tobacco growers have faced heavy losses for the past several days because of shortages of coke for curing their leaf and due to continued rainy and wet weather.  Poor weather conditions have resulted in damage to the crop before and after it was harvested.

THURSDAY:  The Hill Petroleum Company of Glasgow was chartered in Frankfort last week.  Incorporators of the business, which has a capital stock of $100,000, were listed as J. H. Mitchell, John Richardson and Uhel O. Barrickman.

FRIDAY:  A city-wide campaign to promote church attendance at Glasgow’s churches will be conducted during October by the Baptist, Christian, Methodist and Presbyterian churches under the sponsorship of the Glasgow Ministerial Association.
     To be known as the “See You In Church Sunday” campaign, the drive will continue through five Sundays and local residents will be urged to attend the church of their choice during the period.

            SEPTEMBER 20 – SEPTEMBER 24

MONDAY:  Final contract for proposed additions to the Samson Community Hospital was awarded to the Pace Construction Company of Glasgow, it was announced today by Winn Davis, chairman of the hospital board.  Amount of the contract was approximately $465,000.

TUESDAY:  An induction call for ten men from Barren, Allen and Monroe counties was received yesterday by Local Board No. 2, which serves the tri-county area, Mrs. Irene Logsdon, board clerk, revealed.  The men will be sent to Louisville for induction on September 25.  The induction call is the largest unit to go from the three counties.

WEDNESDAY:  Russell “Crook” Francis, Glasgow fire chief, was elected treasurer of the Kentucky Fireman’s Association last week at the group’s three-day convention in Henderson.  The convention was attended by 226 firemen from 86 cities in the state and Danville was chosen as the site for next year’s meeting.

THURSDAY:  There will be an ice cream supper at Merry Oaks School Friday night.  There will be a cake walk, beauty contest, entertainment furnished by Uncle Bozo, and band and other attractions.  Proceeds will benefit the school.  Everyone is invited!


              SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 1

MONDAY:  The war in Korea hit close to home again this week as one Barren Countain was reported missing in action and another was disclosed as wounded.
     Pfc. Charlie C. Stone, brother of Mrs. Frances Britt, Park City, route 1, was listed Monday as missing in action.  The announcement was made by the Defense Department in its 106th casualty report since war erupted on June 27.  Yen Kentuckians were listed on the latest casualty report.
     Mrs. Alice Cheatham of Glasgow was notified that her husband, Paul Cheatham, had been wounded in action in Korea.  The extent of his injuries were not revealed in the telegram sent from the Adjutant General’s office.

TUESDAY:  Radio station WKAY marked its fourth anniversary in Glasgow Monday.  The station went on the air officially at 2 p.m. September 25, 1946 following a dedication ceremony.  Only two programs, the noontime “man on the street,” and the 1490 club disc show in the morning, remain from the original broadcast schedule.  All personnel have also been changed since the Glasgow station went on the air.

WEDNESDAY:  Charlie Schriver deplores the lack of a single flag about the public square.  With the exception of one at the post office, there is no flag visible anywhere in the city.  Shriver is right.  We have the flag poles, the flags, and the installations, but no flags are flying.  The Boy Scouts formerly took care of this matter.  Why not revive it?

THURSDAY:  Fire caused by lightning Thursday morning destroyed a barn on the farm of Russell Gardner, who resides about six miles from Glasgow on the Happy Valley Road.  Along with the barn, over 2,000 bales of hay and several items of farm equipment were destroyed.  The Cave City Fire Department was call to the scene but the blaze had then gained too much headway.

FRIDAY:  The Hudson automobile agency in Glasgow changed hands this week as Frank St. Charles announced that he had purchased the Shaw Motor Company and has taken charge.  The business is located on the Bowling Green Road near the city limits.




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