October 1940 PDF Print
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0CTOBER 3, 1940

A memorial commemorating the birth of Franklin Gorin, first white child born in Barren County, will be dedicated at the Courthouse on Friday, October 11 under auspices of the Edmund Rogers Chapter DAR.  Ceremonies will be held on the west side of the Courthouse with the program following, as announced by the committee composed of Mrs. C  C. Howard, Brents Dickinson Sr. and W. C. Moss.  Harry Gorin Whitney, a great-nephew of Mr. Gorin, will deliver the main address.  Also on the program will be a brief sketch of Mr. Gorin’s life, written by his daughter, the late Annie Gorin.
Work began Tuesday on construction of a Frozen Food Locker plant just east of the Everett Froedge home on Burkesville Road.  It is hoped that the plant will be ready for operation by November 15. It will be equipped with an initial capacity of 400 lockers of varying sizes which will be rented on an annual basis.  It is expected that a slaughter pen will also be built near the plant. Similar plants have met with instantaneous success in other communities similar to Glasgow and have proven quite convenient to farmers, as well as town folks, in keeping a supply of meats and vegetables on hand throughout the year.
The Louisville and Nashville Railroad and eight other railroads are cooperating to inaugurate something new in streamlined coach service to Florida this winter, service to go into effect about December 1.  The trains of the new service will make the trip between Chicago and Miami in less than 30 hours’ elapsed time, with only one night en route.
Carroll Basil, 8, was unavoidably but painfully injured Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a swinging bat in the hands of Robert Morris, 13, as they were playing ball at Mt. Ayr School.  Two teeth were knocked out and his lip was badly lacerated, but he was rushed to town by Robert Miller, teacher, and given medical attention.
Howard W. Alexander, local colored boy now in the U. S. Navy, is making good in his work at the end of a four-year enlistment, and has re-enlisted for another two years.  Howard sent his mother, Mrs. Oda Alexander, a photo of  the crew of the U.S.S. Dent, to which he is assigned at San Diego, California, as mess boy and member of the band and orchestra.  Howard visited here in June and is an enthusiastic sailor.

R.F.D. Services Closes Its 44th Year.  Tuesday marked the 44th year of rural free delivery mail service, it was announced at Washington.  The first R.F.D. routes    went into operation on October 1, 1896 as experiments in West Virginia.  Three      routes were established and were immediate successes, leading to further expansion of the service.  Today there are 32,646 rural routes serving 70,000,000 persons and covering a mileage of 1,404,690.

OCTOBER 10, 1940

The Daniels Quartet, well known WSM Grand Ole Opry stars, will appear in person at the Lucas school house Monday night, October 14, for a concert.  This quartet is one of the best in the business, and a sample of their work can be heard each morning at 6:15, Monday through Friday.
Perhaps the most prized trophy of the Cincinnati-Detroit world’s series in the possession of a Glasgowian is a baseball on which R. L. Lessenberry, local hay- grain-coal-railroad magnate, procured the autographs of Paul Derringer and Joe Beggs, Reds stars.  When he obtained the signatures, he little realized that he would thus possess the autograph of an outstanding star of the series.  The ball has been on display in Leech & Davis’ window since the Reds won the series.  Joe Beggs, the other autographer, is considered the Reds’ best relief pitcher.
Dorothy Wade, 10-year old daughter of Mr. Gilliam Wade, returned to her home at Summer Shade yesterday after a few days treatment at Community Hospital.
A large and appreciative audience attended the meeting of the Ladies’ Matinee Musicale at the Baptist Church last Saturday afternoon.  Mrs. Fielding Boles and Mrs. Alanson Trigg for the 26th year presented ensemble numbers for organ and
piano.  They were ably assisted by two local artists, Miss Mildred Howard, reader, and Walter Morris Jr., vocalist.  The program in its entirety is symbolic of the splendid presentations to be offered by the club throughout the coming months.
E. G. Houchens will open Store No. 12 on October 18.  The store is located on State Street in Bowling Green, about the middle of the block, opposite Fountain Square.

-----WSM, Nashville’s popular radio station, celebrated its 15th anniversary last Sunday, and with its celebration ushered Jack Benny and his inimitable company back on the air for their fall and winter series for Jello.

OCTOBER 17, 1940

Redford Signs Up A Potato-Peeler.  Registration for the draft had its moments, both depressing and humorous, but it remained for Carroll Redford to pull the hot one in his precinct.  It seems that an unfortunately afflicted young man presented himself for registration but insisted there was no need for him to register because he was “cross-eyed,” and he truly was.  But Carroll wouldn’t give him any conso- lation.  He told him that the Army could use him – he’d be just the right man for peeling potatoes because of his affliction.  He could be peeling on one potato and looking for another at the same time, so he wouldn’t lose as much time as the soldier not so equipped.  Guess that’s the lawyer that is beginning to show up in Carroll – busting alibis.
Terry Hatchett, 14-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Hatchett, fell Sunday while playing football and broke both bones in his left wrist.  This was hard luck for Terry, but by no means the first, as this is the third time he has suffered broken arms.  Also, a few years ago while playing Indians with his friends, he got too near the fire and was burned when his clothing caught on fire, burning him so badly that it took six months for him to recover.  It would look like he was being followed by a Jinx, if such things are possible.  His friends sympathize with him in his latest trouble and wish him a speedy recovery.
Miss Patsy Ritter, 8-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Ritter, received first prize, which was a radio, in a young people’s riding class with ten other riders at Smiths Grove.  It will be remembered that Patsy also won first at the Glasgow Fair.
Roy Holmes and His Orchestra has been selected to furnish music for official school dances during the first semester at Western Kentucky Teachers College. 
Members from Glasgow belonging to the orchestra are Roy Holmes, Russell Dougherty, Dick Latimer, Walter Morris, Billy Vaughn, and Jean Payne, vocalist.   

OCTOBER 17, 1940

Capt. Paul S. York (that’s the doctor) has been notified that he could expect orders about November 15 that would call him to service as a Medical Reserve officer for an extended tour of one year (and longer if the emergency is not over by that time).  Capt. York, one of the five captains from Kentucky thus notified, expects to be assigned to Headquarters of the Kentucky Military Area at Fort Knox.

OCTOBER 24, 1940

Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Depp, who live out the old Knob Road, celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on October 10 with a quiet family dinner prepared by their daughter-in-law, Mrs. Walter Depp.  So far as we know, Mr. and Mrs. Depp have been married longer than any other couple in the county.
The American Legion School Boy Patrol has again been put into operation at several intersections in the vicinity of the school.  The Patrol is headed by Captains Billy Totty and Harold Evans, and has as patrolmen Arthur Coombs Jr., Mitchell Owens, Joe Bybee, Jimmie Simmons, and Haskel Bertram Jr.
The fox hound industry was given a severe setback this morning when 135 of the finest hounds in the country perished in a fire which destroyed the Bardstown stock yards where they were kenneled in connection with the annual field trials of the Kentucky Fox Hound Hunters Association which were in progress in that city this week.  With the hounds, about 19 fine saddle horses also perished.  No dogs from this section are known to have been entered in the trials: however, Dee Williams and Herman and Marvin Shipley had journeyed to Bardstown to watch the begin- ning of the trials, and were there to witness the destruction.
Miss Sara Pattason Breeding and Mr. Albert Redford were married in Louisville Friday afternoon, accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. Wilmer Simmons.  The bride is one of Glasgow’s most lovely and popular young ladies and is the daughter of Mrs. J. D. Mosby.  After graduating from Glasgow High School, she was graduated from the Business College, Poughkeepsie, New York.  Mr. Redford, son of Mr. S.E. Redford, is presently an engineer with the State Highway Department and is located at Greensburg.
U.G. McFarland suffered an unusual and painful accident late last Thursday evening at his home just outside town as he was feeding his stock.  In some manner, Mr. McFarland stepped, or fell, from the upper level of the loft and, in so doing, fell across a pitchfork handle with such impact that his stomach was ruptured, along with other internal injuries, which necessitated his removal to the hospital for surgery.  Since his operation, he has undergone several blood trans- fusions and, at last reports, was understood to be getting along very nicely.  At  least, he is out of the danger zone.


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