November 1950 PDF Print
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                                     1950
                    NOVEMBER 1 – NOVEMBER 5

MONDAY:  Annual revival services opened Monday night at the Glasgow Baptist Church and will continue through Tuesday with services 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.  The Rev. Wayne Dehoney, pastor of the Central Park Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala., is the evangelist while John Dickinson, director of music and education at St. Elmo Baptist Church, Chattanooga, Tenn., is leading the music.

TUESDAY:  A Glasgow youth, Cecil Sexton, was sentenced to 30 days in jail Tuesday morning in city court.  Charged with petit larceny, he was arrested in connection with the theft of four quarts of oil from the Community Inn on the North Jackson.

WEDNESDAY:  The Jordan Service Station, located at the corner of North Race and Front Streets, has been sold to Buford Smith, it was announced today by C. T. Jordan.  Mr. Smith has taken possession and will operate under the name of Smith’s Standard Service Station.

THURSDAY:  Blueprints and final estimates for an addition to the Presbyterian Church at the corner of Broadway and West Washington streets are expected in the next ten days.  Additions will be constructed on the South side of the present building and on the west side, extending the building to the Broadway sidewalk.

FRIDAY:  Very slight damage was reported in the Glasgow area by Halloween pranksters although the warm October night brought out a large number of assorted spooks.
     Windows in the downtown area received their annual soap scribbling, trash was scattered on streets and lawn furniture left outside by the unwary was spirited away but in general youngsters and older revelers apparently celebrated the night sensibly.
     City police officers and officers from the sheriff’s office reported only minor offences although one false alarm sent the city fire department on a needless run.
     The Kentucky Utilities office, which last year reported 67 street lights broken in Glasgow, said Halloween nights damage to globes was slight.

                                         1950

         NOVEMBER 8 – NOVEMBER 12

MONDAY:  The first snow (a light one) of the season was noticed here Saturday.  The day’s low-temperature reading was 47.

TUESDAY:  Approval of the name, the “Bunche School” was given Monday night to Glasgow’s new Negro elementary and high school which is now nearing completion.  Action on the name was taken at the monthly meeting of the city board of education.
     The name was selected by the state department of education from several submitted by patrons of the school.  It honors Ralph Bunche, internationally known Negro statesman who was the UN mediator in the Palestine dispute two years ago.

WEDNESDAY:   Plans are being completed for this year’s annual Union Thanksgiving service to be held Thursday, November 23, at the First Christian Church with the Rev. W. L. Huntsman, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, as the speaker.  Exact hour of the service will be announced later.

THURSDAY:  A rummage sale will be held Friday in the old barbershop room of the Spotswood Hotel for the benefit of a fourth grade room at the Glasgow Graded School.  The sale will be sponsored by room mothers and homemade cakes and pies will be offered.

FRIDAY:  Saturday is a national holiday, Armistice Day.  The schedule for the Glasgow post office for day:  There will be no delivery of mail on the rural routes; there will be the usual Saturday delivery of city mail, and the post office will be open for business until noon, only.

                           1950

   NOVEMBER 15 – NOVEMBER 19

MONDAY:  Workmen at Houchens No. 20 were busy this week cleaning up debris resulting from a weekend fire at the South Green store which caused heavy damage to stocks.
     The fire broke out Saturday night at about 11:00 o’clock and local firemen fought the blaze for three hours before bringing it under control.

TUESDAY:  MOST OF US RECALL POTTS AND GOAD HAMBURGER OPERATORS:  The hamburger stand on West Main Street just off the public square, is being removed.  Old timers will remember it as the stand that once stood on the site of the present Fair Furniture Company store.  And, also the slogan of John Potts:  “Eat em while their hot; when cold you cannot.”  It was operated by the late John Potts and Mitt Goad.  Their hamburgers were famous, the best as to size and quality.  This is, the last of this type of hamburger dispensing stands in the city limits.

WEDNESDAY:  Plumbers started work Wednesday at 131 North Race Street in the Spotswood Hotel building, formerly occupied by Miller and Powell Insurance.  Dewey Steenbergen, Sr., local barber, will open a two chair barbershop at the location as soon as remodeling can be completed.  Mr. Steenbergen formerly operated a shop at 214 South Green Street. 

THURSDAY:  BARREN CORN DERBY WINNER GETS 123.9 BUSHELS AN ACRE:  Rex Gray of Glasgow, Route 3, is the winner of the 1950 Corn Derby of Barren County, it was announced this week by County Agent J. O. Horning.
     Mr. Gray who lives on the Dugantown- Coral Hill Road, is “doing a fine job of farming,” Mr. Horning said.  He produced 123.9 bushels of corn to the acre to top the derby.  The county champion medal will be presented to Mr. Gray later.

FRIDAY:  There were 102 additions at the Glasgow Baptist Church during the church’s successful revival which ended Friday.  At Sunday night’s service 63 will be baptized, and others will be baptized later.

                               1950

         NOVEMBER 22 – NOVEMBER 26

MONDAY:   An early morning fire Monday destroyed the W.M. Coleman General Store at Smiths Grove and damaged other buildings before the flames were brought under control by the combined efforts of the Bowling Green and Smiths Grove Fire departments.
     The Coleman store was stocked with furniture, dry goods and groceries and also contained a well equipped meat department.  All stock and equipment were lost.
     Heat from the blazing Coleman store threatened to ignite the wooden water tank of the Smiths Grove Water Company directly across the street.  Firemen realizing the threat of a failing water supply, concentrated on the tower to save it from the flames which would have spread to other buildings if the water supply had been lost.

TUESDAY:  WEE GROANERS RETURN HERE FOR WRESTLING ENGAGEMENT:  Two popular midget wrestlers, Tiny Roe of Paris, France and Tom Thumb of London, England, will return to the Glasgow Armory mat it was announced by the promoter Mr. Nick Shaw.  The three match performance gets underway Tuesday night at 8:15 o’clock.
     In the opener, Jack Britton will meet Jack Welch for a one-hour time limit match and Texas Bill Riley will go against Will Bill Canny in a no time limit tussle.  The pint sized groaners will also be on hand for no time limit in the stellar spot.

WEDNESDAY:  “How much will it cost to ship a dog by air mail to the Panama Canal Zone?”  was the question put to the Glasgow post office crew Wednesday.  When told that postal regulations forbid the shipment of dogs thru the mail, the customer registered surprise, because he had been told to ship the animal this way.  He was referred to the express office for service.

THURSDAY:  Work on Christmas lighting for the downtown area of Glasgow was launched yesterday, and the present plans call for lights to be turned on by December 8.  T. G. Layton, committee chairman for the sponsoring Chamber of commerce, announced.
     Yule lights for Glasgow will be similar to last year with colored globes bedecking streets and lighted Christmas trees placed in the corners of the court house yard.  Plans for a residential area lighting contest remain indefinite.

FRIDAY:  A public hearing will be held in the city courtroom Saturday morning at ten o’clock regarding change in the zoning ordinance from a residential to commercial classification on Back Street, where a pool room location has been proposed.

 

                                       1950

   NOVEMBER 29 – NOVEMBER 30

MONDAY:  At a public hearing Monday afternoon, the zoning appeal board granted an occupancy permit to Bryant Bertram to open a four table pool room on Back Street.

TUESDAY:  An early morning fire swept through a four room residence on Morgan Street Tuesday completely destroying the house and most of the contents.  The house was owned and occupied by Henry Birch.
     Fire Chief Russell Francis said the house was a complete loss.  He attributed the blaze to a defective flue and said the fire apparently broke out when Birch started a fire early in the morning.
     Mr. Birch escaped into the freezing cold weather with only a suitcase of clothing.  It is understood that the loss is covered by insurance.

 

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