DECEMBER 1950 PDF Print
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                                1950
                   DECEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 3, WEDNESDAY:  Pre-induction physical examinations for seven medical men in Barren, Allen and Monroe counties has been set for December 1, it was announced by Mrs. Irene Logsdon, clerk of Local Board No. 2 in Glasgow.
     Scheduled to take the screening exam are two doctors, three dentists and two veterinarians.  Names of those to be examined were with-held.
     Medics who are being called registered October 16 in a special registration held for wartime students in specialized training programs conducted by the army and navy or those who were deferred in World War II in order to complete medical studies.
   
THURSDAY:  A water main break on North Race Street which caused temporary disruption in the supply to the western section of the city was repaired today and full service was restored, the Glasgow Water Company announced.
     While there was no shortage of water, the main break caused a stoppage in supply to affected homes and businesses, resulting in some inconvenience during the cold days this week.

FRIDAY:  MERCHANTS DISPLAY FINEST LINE OF CHRISTMAS GOODS EVER KNOWN:  The week following Thanksgiving is traditionally the time when merchants start bringing out their wares for Christmas shoppers and Glasgow stores this week were apparently ready to meet the deadline.
     Already several stores around the square have installed attractive window displays to draw the eye of the Yuletide shopper and others are preparing for the customary holiday decorations.  
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                       DECEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 10,

 

MONDAY:  The new Clinic Grill owned by Charles G. Payne and located on a lot to the rear of the Payne home on West Washington Street and adjoining the Clinic Hospital, will open today.  Mrs. Comer Thomas and Mrs. Alma Goodman will assist in operation of the business.  Short orders and lunches will be served at the grill, which will remain open each evening until nine.

TUESDAY:  Glasgow’s building boom this year has already topped previous records with one month still remaining, it was disclosed by William Ernst, assistant city zoning administrator.
     Through November, building within the city limits, as revealed by building permits, totals $1,520,540, Mr. Ernst said.  Total for the best entire year, in 1948, was $825,800.

 WEDNESDAY:  The Christmas mail will move throughout Glasgow even though there was a recent cutback in the number of deliveries made earlier in the year.
     Beginning December 15 seven additional employees will be engaged to speed up the city mail services.  An additional truck will also be placed in service to handle the increased parcel post that is now beginning to pour in.
     Mail deliveries in Glasgow were cut back from two deliveries each day to a single delivery as part of an economy move by the post office department.
     Each year has set an all-time record in the amount of Christmas mail handled by the Glasgow post office.  Indications are that the record will be broken again this year, and that local office employees will be called on to carry the largest volume of mail in the history of the Glasgow post office.

THURSDAY:  Roy Glenn Warnell, 27, and Rochie Bledsoe, 25, both of Warren County, entered pleas of innocent in the murder of Mrs. Virgil Stone, 52, Glasgow, in an examining trial Tuesday in Bowling Green.
     Both Warnell and Bledsoe are charged with the slaying of Mrs. Stone, whose body was found November 26 on a lonely lane in the Oakland community.
     Bledsoe, according to officers, has charged Warnell with strangling Mrs. Stone to death November 24.  Warnell repeatedly denied the charge, saying the Glasgow woman was alive when he last saw her. 

FRIDAY:  “A Savior Is Born” is the title of a sound motion picture in color appropriate to the Christmas season which will be shown Sunday night at the First Methodist Church, Glasgow.  The Intermediate Fellowship will sponsor the service and the young people will give a Christmas program preceding the film.  The public is cordially to attend, the pastor, Rev. Gilbert P Robertson, announced.

 

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DECEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 17

MONDAY:  Remodeling of the Leech and Davis Drug Store was continued, this week as workmen completed the installation of rounded front show windows and were preparing to complete the modern new building front. Interior of the store has also been extensively renovated and re decorated.

TUESDAY:  The Barren County Hardware Company, located on East Washington Street, was purchased this week by J. W. Richardson, owner of Richardson Hardware Company, for over $100,000.  Mr. Richardson said manager of the store, which will retain the same name, will be Joe B. Richardson.  Joe Travis, former manager, will be associated with Ideal Hardware Company.  The same line of merchandise will be handled at the store with exception of the John Deere implement agency, which will be shifted to the Ideal Hardware Company.

WEDNESDAY:  Egg prices are higher today than any time in the past 30 years, according to observers who have watched the steady increase in the price of eggs for 45 cents five weeks ago to 85 cents a dozen asked by retailers here Wednesday.  In Bowling Green eggs reached 90 cents at some retailers and even higher prices were reported in Louisville retail circles.  Eggs are the highest since the winter of 1920 according to reports of veteran merchants.  Some area merchants expect eggs to reach $1.00 before Christmas.

THURSDAY:  Snow, cold and icy roads continued to create inconvenience in Barren County this week although there were no major accidents reported. 
     Due to slippery roads, county schools were forced to close Tuesday and Wednesday but, barring further snow, classes will resume today and Friday, County Superintendent Mitchell Davis said.  Glasgow schools remained open all week.
     Following the worst early winter in recent years, the weather outlook remained uncertain yesterday with little change in temperature.

FRIDAY:  Houchens Market No. 20 will reopen in Glasgow Friday, December 15, it was announced this week by Ray Beck, manager.  The store is located on South Green Street.
     Burned out in a fire on November 11, the store has been completely redecorated and all stock has been replaced.  All previous stocks, extensively damaged by the fire, were sold to an out-of-town salvage company.

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                 DECEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 24

MONDAY:  A two minute period dedicated to prayer for world peace was started today at the Glasgow Manufacturing Company’s two plants here and will continue each morning Monday through Friday.
     The prayer period is from 7:58 to 8 o’clock each morning.  A public prayer is given over the public address system and silent prayers are also offered by individual employees.
     The peace prayers will be continued at the two plants for an indefinite period.

TUESDAY:  Considerable damage was caused early Tuesday morning when a fire of undetermined origin swept through a storage room at the rear of the Glasgow Ice Plant on the Burkesville Road.  Firemen were hampered in fighting the blaze, which was discovered around 4 a.m. by a newspaper carrier, by sawdust insulation which continued to smolder.  Firemen were on the scene for seven hours.

WEDNESDAY:   A change in schedule for the L&N’s Pan American has been announced by I. D. Withers, L&N agent in Cave City.  The south-bound Pan is now due at Cave City at 1:02 p.m. instead of 1:12 p.m., and the north-bound Pan is due at 2:56 p.m. instead of 3:15 p.m.

THURSDAY:  Construction work will begin in the next few days on the new bridge spanning the Fallen Timber Creek six miles from Glasgow on the Glasgow-Tompkinsville Highway 63.
     The bridge has been out since it collapsed on May 14 following an automobile accident on the span.  Since that time several accidents, one of them a fatality, has occurred as a result of the bridge being out.

FRIDAY:   There will be no issue of the Glasgow Times next week.  The personnel are taking the usual Christmas holiday.
     It’s a merry, merry Christmas we are wishing to all of our wonderful friends in the Glasgow Times family of readers….and we hope that 1951 will be brimming with good news in every department of your lives.                           

 

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