DECEMBER 1940 PDF Print
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DECEMBER 5, 1940

National Stores in Formal Opening.  “The Brightest Spot between Louisville and Nashville” will be officially open Friday when the management of the National Stores Corporation throw open their doors and from 7:30 to 9:30 in the evening, the strains of Roy Holmes’ Orchestra will add their “sweet and swing” music to the festivities of the occasion in the brilliant and attractive new establishment – without a doubt a shopping center without peers in either Louisville or Nashville.
A cordial invitation is extended to everyone to attend the opening and meet the many visitors who will come to our town “for the show.”
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Dr. E. D. Turner, Cave City, was painfully bruised Tuesday evening when his car was side-swiped by a hit and run driver on the Griderville Road.  The crash was so severe, and so unexpected, that Dr. Turner was unable to identify the vehicle as to whether truck or passenger car.
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Ex-Slave Serves Five Generations of Hayeses.  James “Foot” Woodson, 90, colored, and an ex-slave, succumbed yesterday at the home of D. G. Hayes of infirmities due to his advanced age.  Woodson was a slave who had belonged to the late Col. Anthony Woodson of Munfordville and had been with the Hayes family since 1877, during which time he had served five generations of Hayses, with whom a mutual devotion was shared.  Woodson had a vivid recollection of the Civil War “Battle of Munfordville.” The remains were returned to Hodgenville for burial.
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From Edmonton.  Born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert VanZant ,a son, David Lee, on November 27. -----Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gary Stephenson, a daughter, Linda Joyce, on November 26. -----Mrs. Abigail Young has moved to the Lone Star community to make her home with her son, Underwood Young.
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McKinney-Bryant.  Miss Sue McKinney and Mr. Charles Bryant were married at St. Joseph’s Rectory in Bowling Green last Friday evening with Mrs. Golden McDonald, the bride’s sister, and Mr. McDonald as their only attendants.  The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Rubye McKinney of Uno and is employed at the National Store in Cave City.   Mr. Bryant is a graduate of Western Kentucky Teachers College and is mathematics teacher at Glasgow High School.
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DECEMBER 12, 1940

Frances Root has recovered from a fall at the home of her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Newton Lykins.  The little girl was running through the house when she fell, striking her head on a table and cutting a wound which required several stitches to close.
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The Band Leaves Town.  There was just a pile of trunks and packing cases, and there were no taps sounded over their passing, but the lot of the 123d Cavalry Band left town this morning by express.  Big horns and little ones, drums, snare, bass, and kettle, attested by their painful silence the passing of an organization that had contributed much to the town and the boys who got their start in music through its availability and instruction services.  Such is war!
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Russell Dougherty, a student at Western Kentucky Teachers College and a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ewell Dougherty, has been selected by the W.K.T.C. faculty as one of the 19 honor students from that institute to be included in the annual yearbook of “Who’s Who in American Colleges and Institutes.”  Dougherty is a graduate of Glasgow High School, was president of his freshman class, is a member of the Barons Club, Assistant Editor of the College Heights Herald, and business manager of the Western Orchestra.
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From Glasgow, Route 5.  A new store which will be called “Socket City” is being erected between Wilkie and Tight Wad. -----  We are needing rain to bring tobacco in order so that we can finish stripping tobacco and bring it to market.
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Sam Yokeley Found Dead in Ruins.  The charred remains of Sam Yokeley, 65 years of age, were found in the ruins of his grist mill at Tompkinsville Wednesday morning.  Mr. Yokeley’s living quarters were in the building with his mill, and particulars of fire are unknown.  He was a native of Monroe County and had lived around Tompkinsville all his life.  Among his survivors are two daughters, both of Louisville.  He was an uncle of Mrs. F. E. Marshall and of Leonard Yokeley, undertaker at Tompkinsville.

DECEMBER 19, 1940

Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Slack of Guthrie have announced the engagement of their daughter, Miss Margaret Lucille Slack, to Mr. Paul Holman, son of Mrs. W. P. Holman, of Glasgow, the marriage to be solemnized at the bride’s home on Saturday, December 28 and 4:30.  Miss Slack is a graduate of Bryant-Stratton Business College in Louisville and is employed in the professional and service division of the W.P.A. in Glasgow.  Mr. Holman is a graduate of Glasgow High School and has attended Vanderbilt University of Nashville, and Morehead Teachers’ College.  He also is employed by the W.P.A.
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Christmas Eve, 1940 will be doubly significant next Tuesday for Mr. and Mrs. Henry L. Edmunds, who reside on Cleveland Avenue, this city, as they will celebrate their Golden Wedding anniversary on that day.
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Miss Billie Morris, talented daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L. Morris, is giving a diploma recital Thursday night in the Christian Church annex.  Miss Morris is a pupil of Mrs. J. H. Stephens, teacher of Dramatics.  Miss Morris is being assisted by Miss Mary Bell Poteet, pianist.
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Temple Hill School Dismissed Because of Flu.  Temple Hill schools were dismissed Tuesday because of the flu epidemic.  There were 125 students absent at roll call, 80 of whom being reported to have well developed colds or flu.  It is expected that school will be resumed on December 30.
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Jennie Lee’s Closing.  Jennie Lee’s Cottage Inn will close Saturday evening, and this news will be received with keen regret by those who have appreciated the convenience and appointments of this splendid tea room.
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DECEMBER 26, 1940

Sales of marriage licenses for the years of 1939 and 1940, as issued by County Clerk Bess Howard, are tied. In 1939 a total of 36 licenses was issued between Dec. 20th  and 25thning   and this year the same number is noted, notwithstanding the various ”claims” that have predicted a dearth due to the “draft” and the “medical examinations” (that will begin on January 1, 1941).  Christmas journeys to the altar included Fred K. Haynie and Olean Bridges.  Haynie, 25, is a cook and the son of Sam Haynie; Bridges, 25, is the daughter of Ed Bridges, both the bride and groom  being from Glasgow.
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DECEMBER 26, 1940

Joe Simmons, County Supervisor of the Community Division of the W.P.A., presented 150 apple baskets to the American Legion for distribution of their “Santa Claus” to Barren County’s needy families.
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County News.  Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Crabtree of Nobob are the parents of a son who arrived at their house on December 18. ----- Mr .and Mrs. Charles Sabens and family are moving this week from the Wells farm, which they recently sold to Ray Perkins, to the Isaac Hammer farm on Boyds Creek at the foot of Hammer Hill.
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They Just “Closed Up.”  Mr. and Mrs. Horace Smith and son Kenneth, of Nobob, had Christmas dinner with Mr. and Mrs. M.E. Shaw and Mrs. Harriet Bowman at the Shaw home on North Jackson Highway.  Mr. Smith, keeping with his custom when in town, was a welcome visitor in the newspaper office and, during the course of conversation, remarked that he had been in the goods business for 35 years, but this was the first time he had closed up for Christmas.  As he put it, “Doggone it, I just thought I’d lock ‘er up and take the day off.”
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William Britt, flying cadet with the U. S. Army, spent Christmas with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Britt, while en route from Parks Air College in St. Louis to Randolph Field in San Antonio, Texas.  Young Britt is making good in the Air Corps and has several hundred flying hours to his credit.  With a continuance of  his present record, he will stand in position to be graduated in June as a full-fledged commissioned aviator.
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In his customary spontaneous congeniality, Bruce Aspley was host last Friday evening at the Spotswood Hotel to members of the Fire Department, City officials of Glasgow and Horse Cave, and other volunteers who assisted the Fire Department in the Newberry-Folks fire, which was checked before it damaged his Trigg Theatre building.  The firemen saved his “child.”
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Medical Exams Required for Marriage Licenses.  Kentucky’s new marriage law requiring medical examination before being granted a marriage license will go into effect on January 1st.  Examinations for a license may be taken up to 15 days before applying for the license.
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Craig-Jones.  Miss Billie Craig, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Craig, and Mr. Earl Jones were married Saturday night, Rev. W. E. Thomas performing the  ceremony.  The bride is a charming young lady and holds a responsible position with the telephone office.  She is a graduate of Glasgow High School and enjoys a wide circle of friends.  Mr. Jones, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Jones, is employed by the Central Oil Company and also has a host of friends.  They have taken an apartment on East Main Street.
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