DECEMBER 1960 PDF Print
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                                    1960

                  DECEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 3

WEDNESDAY:  A barn on the farm of Willard Harrison, Route 1, Austin, was completely destroyed by fire Monday night after being struck by lightning during the severe storm in this area.
     Approximately 800 bales of hay and three tobacco crops belonging to Grace Simmons, Hullian Elmore, and Harrison were also lost along with the barn.  The Glasgow Fire Department was called to the scene around 7:45 but the blaze had gained such a headway that the only help they could render was to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings.

THURSDAY:  The members of the Glasgow Baptist Church have voted to purchase the property on the corner of South Race Street and West Brown Streets belong to Mrs. D. G. Smith.
     The purchase, according to officials is In keeping with the growth and expansion of the church.  The property adjoins the parking lot at the rear of the educational building.

FRIDAY:  Remember the big annual Christmas Parade to be held in Glasgow Monday morning, December 5th, at 11:00 a.m.  There will be thirty-six units, including six bands and nine floats participating in the 1960 parade.  Plan now to be in Glasgow Monday to see the parade and get started on your Christmas shopping.

                                  1960

         DECEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 10

MONDAY:  Pedigo Pontiac Company has acquired the big used car lot, directly behind their garage on South Green Street, and invites their friends to drop by and see their displays of new and used cars.  The lot, corner of Wayne and Broadway, was formerly used by Moran Motors.

TUESDAY:  The Retail Merchants met Tuesday morning and voted to begin remaining open at night on December 16 and continue through the 24th.
     Also, they voted to observe holidays on December 26th   and January 2nd since both Christmas and New Year are both on Sunday this year.  They also gave Hank Royse, Chairman of the Retail Committee, a round of applause for his work on what was described as one of the best Christmas Parades ever held in Glasgow.

WEDNESDAY:   The “square” took on a festive Christmas look Wednesday when K. U. crews installed ropes of greenery and Christmas lights on the Courthouse and other vantage points.

THURSDAY:  The rainfall for the first eleven months of 1960 is 13.50 inches less than the same period of 1959, when 51.67 inches fell.  The total through November of this year is 38.17 inches.

FRIDAY:  A fire Friday morning destroyed the five room residence of Ray McCullen on Route 5, Glasgow, near Neal’s Chapel Church.  The local fire department was called to the scene but the blaze was out of control when they arrived.

                                         1960

                   DECEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 17

 MONDAY:  With the Christmas mail load hitting its peak within the next few days, Postmaster Waldo Redman expressed his appreciation today for your cooperation on the annual Mail Early for Xmas Campaign.  While it is now too late to talk about Early Mailing of Christmas gifts and cards, you can avoid disappointing friends by using Air Mail.  There is still time for local deliveries, but send all late cards first class mail and do include your return address on all Christmas car envelopes and package labels.

TUESDAY:  A Navy AWOL being held in the city-county jail here on a grand larceny charge, escaped Tuesday afternoon as repairs were being made to the jail. 
     James M. Jones was also facing similar charges elsewhere and is believed to have stolen a 1956 Chevrolet parked on Front Street.  The car, which was owned by Eldon Bullock, Route 1, Park city, was later found abandoned near Carrolton, Ky.  Jones is reported to have relatives in Kenton Heights near Covington.

WEDNESDAY:  County police officers were investigating Wednesday night the death of an unidentified man in the basement of a building on a farm near Temple Hill.
     No leads had been obtained at press time as to the identity of the man or the cause of death.  However it was reported that it was possible that he had been dead for at least a week, and death could have been caused by exposure to the weather.

THURSDAY:  Army Pvt. Oren W. Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill F. Long, Route 1, Cave City, recently was graduated from the 101st Airborne Division Jump School at Fort Campbell.  Long, received his paratrooper wings after completing three weeks of intensive ground and aerial training which included five parachute jumps.  The 20-year old soldier entered the Army last May and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.  Long is a 1959 graduate of Hiseville High School and attended Campbellsville College.

FRIDAY:  Glasgow Chief of Police A. E. Burnett has issued a statement to the effect that driving after dark in winter demands extra care, special courtesy, special equipment . . . and the driver who fails to realize this may find himself in special trouble, now that the season of short days is deepening.
     The Chief states that “In the interest of safety, the officers of the local police department will be keeping an eye open for one-eyed cars, and are going to halt cars whose stop lights aren’t functioning properly.”  This, he said is for their own protection as well as the drivers who are following.

 

                                       1960

               DECEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 24

MONDAY:  Two armed men entered the Hiseville Deposit Bank Monday morning as the bank opened for regular business and forced three employees and one customer to lie down behind the counter while they escaped with an estimated twenty-five hundred to three thousand dollars.
           According to local law enforcement officers, this bank robbery was the first in Barren County in many years.

TUESDAY:  Around 400 guest attended Open House at Nunn Auto Supply Company, in their new building at 506 West Main Street, Monday evening from 7 to 10:30.  Master of ceremonies for the occasion was Mr. B. M. Smith of Atlanta, Ga., head of the National Parts Warehouse.  Serving refreshments were Mrs. W. E. Nunn, Mrs. Winston Nunn, Mrs. Norris Frazier, and Mrs. Wendell Frazier.  One hundred thirty-nine prizes were given to the guests.

WEDNESDAY:  ODDITY:  Rev. W. C. Christie, 721 E. Main Street, Glasgow, is still puzzled as to how his automobile can “drive its self” some 200 yards.  While he was visiting a relative near the Calvary Baptist Church on Columbia Avenue, the car disappeared and was found, driverless, near Frank Starr’s Grocery at the intersection of Broadway and Front Streets.  The car had struck a utility pole and was damaged considerably.

THURSDAY:  On Friday morning at 11:00 a Hereford bull will be auctioned to the highest bidder on the north side of the courthouse lawn, by the Glasgow Scottie Band.  The bull, weighing approximately 600 pounds and one that can be registered, was donated by to the band by Mr. Will McQuown in appreciation for their fine efforts during 1960.  This is the second such donation by Mr. McQuown in two years.  Col. David Bailey will be on hand to handle the chant.

FRIDAY:  Miss Tamara Ann McKinney, along with her dance partners, Brenda and Terry Brown, will appear on Sam Gifford’s “Hi Variety” Show on WHAS-TV, on Saturday, December 24, at 5:30 p.m.

                                 1960

            DECEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 31, MONDAY:  A 1960 graduate of North Warren High School, Smiths Grove, has been named this year’s Kentucky Champion Future Farmer. Barney Jones, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Jones, Route 1, Smiths Grove, Ky., will receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond in recognition of farming achievement and successful application of vocational agriculture training.

TUESDAY:  W. H. “Bill” Gore, Manager of the local Consumers Gas Station on West Main Street for the past 11 years, has been elevated to the highest post in the company’s operations that can be obtained by any employee.  In his new position, Mr. Gore will be Superintendent of all of the state’s Consumer stations and will, when needed, occupy the same position in the operation of the stations in Tennessee.  Twenty-six stations form the chain with five being in Kentucky.

WEDNESDAY:  Charles B. Honeycutt, 311 Norris Court, Glasgow, and Director of the Scottie Band, has been nominated by the local Junior Chamber of Commerce, as one of three Outstanding Young Men of Kentucky for 1960.  Selection of the three men is an annual project of the State Jaycee Organization and the winners will be announced after January 2, 1961.

THURSDAY:  A petition being drawn up by four cities in this area, is now being widely circulated for signatures in a plea to the United States Bureau of Public Roads in Washington that Interstate Highway I-65, traversing the state North and South, be located between the present US 31W and the present US 31E highways through this section.

FRIDAY:  The expected long court battle to acquire the facilities of the local Kentucky Utilities Co. by the Glasgow Electric Plant Board began last Friday as he condemnation suit was filed in the county clerk’s office by the attorney representing the plant board.  Earlier, the Court of Appeals had ruled that the election held in November, which resulted in a vote of 1891 in favor of the city acquiring the system against 1812 against such action, was valid.

                                                                                                      1960

          DECEMBER 1 – DECEMBER 3

WEDNESDAY:  A barn on the farm of Willard Harrison, Route 1, Austin, was completely destroyed by fire Monday night after being struck by lightning during the severe storm in this area.
     Approximately 800 bales of hay and three tobacco crops belonging to Grace Simmons, Hullian Elmore, and Harrison were also lost along with the barn.  The Glasgow Fire Department was called to the scene around 7:45 but the blaze had gained such a headway that the only help they could render was to prevent the fire from spreading to other buildings.

THURSDAY:  The members of the Glasgow Baptist Church have voted to purchase the property on the corner of South Race Street and West Brown Streets belong to Mrs. D. G. Smith.
     The purchase, according to officials is In keeping with the growth and expansion of the church.  The property adjoins the parking lot at the rear of the educational building.

FRIDAY:  Remember the big annual Christmas Parade to be held in Glasgow Monday morning, December 5th, at 11:00 a.m.  There will be thirty-six units, including six bands and nine floats participating in the 1960 parade.  Plan now to be in Glasgow Monday to see the parade and get started on your Christmas shopping.

                              1960

             DECEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 10

MONDAY:  Pedigo Pontiac Company has acquired the big used car lot, directly behind their garage on South Green Street, and invites their friends to drop by and see their displays of new and used cars.  The lot, corner of Wayne and Broadway, was formerly used by Moran Motors.

TUESDAY:  The Retail Merchants met Tuesday morning and voted to begin remaining open at night on December 16 and continue through the 24th.
     Also, they voted to observe holidays on December 26th   and January 2nd since both Christmas and New Year are both on Sunday this year.  They also gave Hank Royse, Chairman of the Retail Committee, a round of applause for his work on what was described as one of the best Christmas Parades ever held in Glasgow.

WEDNESDAY:   The “square” took on a festive Christmas look Wednesday when K. U. crews installed ropes of greenery and Christmas lights on the Courthouse and other vantage points.

THURSDAY:  The rainfall for the first eleven months of 1960 is 13.50 inches less than the same period of 1959, when 51.67 inches fell.  The total through November of this year is 38.17 inches.

FRIDAY:  A fire Friday morning destroyed the five room residence of Ray McCullen on Route 5, Glasgow, near Neal’s Chapel Church.  The local fire department was called to the scene but the blaze was out of control when they arrived.

                               1960

     DECEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 17, MONDAY:  With the Christmas mail load hitting its peak within the next few days, Postmaster Waldo Redman expressed his appreciation today for your cooperation on the annual Mail Early for Xmas Campaign.  While it is now too late to talk about Early Mailing of Christmas gifts and cards, you can avoid disappointing friends by using Air Mail.  There is still time for local deliveries, but send all late cards first class mail and do include your return address on all Christmas car envelopes and package labels.

TUESDAY:  A Navy AWOL being held in the city-county jail here on a grand larceny charge, escaped Tuesday afternoon as repairs were being made to the jail. 
     James M. Jones was also facing similar charges elsewhere and is believed to have stolen a 1956 Chevrolet parked on Front Street.  The car, which was owned by Eldon Bullock, Route 1, Park city, was later found abandoned near Carrolton, Ky.  Jones is reported to have relatives in Kenton Heights near Covington.

WEDNESDAY:  County police officers were investigating Wednesday night the death of an unidentified man in the basement of a building on a farm near Temple Hill.
     No leads had been obtained at press time as to the identity of the man or the cause of death.  However it was reported that it was possible that he had been dead for at least a week, and death could have been caused by exposure to the weather.

THURSDAY:  Army Pvt. Oren W. Long, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bill F. Long, Route 1, Cave City, recently was graduated from the 101st Airborne Division Jump School at Fort Campbell.  Long, received his paratrooper wings after completing three weeks of intensive ground and aerial training which included five parachute jumps.  The 20-year old soldier entered the Army last May and completed basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C.  Long is a 1959 graduate of Hiseville High School and attended Campbellsville College.

FRIDAY:  Glasgow Chief of Police A. E. Burnett has issued a statement to the effect that driving after dark in winter demands extra care, special courtesy, special equipment . . . and the driver who fails to realize this may find himself in special trouble, now that the season of short days is deepening.
     The Chief states that “In the interest of safety, the officers of the local police department will be keeping an eye open for one-eyed cars, and are going to halt cars whose stop lights aren’t functioning properly.”  This, he said is for their own protection as well as the drivers who are following.

                                  1960

                     DECEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 24

MONDAY:  Two armed men entered the Hiseville Deposit Bank Monday morning as the bank opened for regular business and forced three employees and one customer to lie down behind the counter while they escaped with an estimated twenty-five hundred to three thousand dollars.
           According to local law enforcement officers, this bank robbery was the first in Barren County in many years.

TUESDAY:  Around 400 guest attended Open House at Nunn Auto Supply Company, in their new building at 506 West Main Street, Monday evening from 7 to 10:30.  Master of ceremonies for the occasion was Mr. B. M. Smith of Atlanta, Ga., head of the National Parts Warehouse.  Serving refreshments were Mrs. W. E. Nunn, Mrs. Winston Nunn, Mrs. Norris Frazier, and Mrs. Wendell Frazier.  One hundred thirty-nine prizes were given to the guests.

WEDNESDAY:  ODDITY:  Rev. W. C. Christie, 721 E. Main Street, Glasgow, is still puzzled as to how his automobile can “drive its self” some 200 yards.  While he was visiting a relative near the Calvary Baptist Church on Columbia Avenue, the car disappeared and was found, driverless, near Frank Starr’s Grocery at the intersection of Broadway and Front Streets.  The car had struck a utility pole and was damaged considerably.

THURSDAY:  On Friday morning at 11:00 a Hereford bull will be auctioned to the highest bidder on the north side of the courthouse lawn, by the Glasgow Scottie Band.  The bull, weighing approximately 600 pounds and one that can be registered, was donated by to the band by Mr. Will McQuown in appreciation for their fine efforts during 1960.  This is the second such donation by Mr. McQuown in two years.  Col. David Bailey will be on hand to handle the chant.

FRIDAY:  Miss Tamara Ann McKinney, along with her dance partners, Brenda and Terry Brown, will appear on Sam Gifford’s “Hi Variety” Show on WHAS-TV, on Saturday, December 24, at 5:30 p.m.

                              1960

           DECEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 31

MONDAY:  A 1960 graduate of North Warren High School, Smiths Grove, has been named this year’s Kentucky Champion Future Farmer. Barney Jones, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. V. B. Jones, Route 1, Smiths Grove, Ky., will receive a $100 U.S. Savings Bond in recognition of farming achievement and successful application of vocational agriculture training.

TUESDAY:  W. H. “Bill” Gore, Manager of the local Consumers Gas Station on West Main Street for the past 11 years, has been elevated to the highest post in the company’s operations that can be obtained by any employee.  In his new position, Mr. Gore will be Superintendent of all of the state’s Consumer stations and will, when needed, occupy the same position in the operation of the stations in Tennessee.  Twenty-six stations form the chain with five being in Kentucky.

WEDNESDAY:  Charles B. Honeycutt, 311 Norris Court, Glasgow, and Director of the Scottie Band, has been nominated by the local Junior Chamber of Commerce, as one of three Outstanding Young Men of Kentucky for 1960.  Selection of the three men is an annual project of the State Jaycee Organization and the winners will be announced after January 2, 1961.

THURSDAY:  A petition being drawn up by four cities in this area, is now being widely circulated for signatures in a plea to the United States Bureau of Public Roads in Washington that Interstate Highway I-65, traversing the state North and South, be located between the present US 31W and the present US 31E highways through this section.

FRIDAY:  The expected long court battle to acquire the facilities of the local Kentucky Utilities Co. by the Glasgow Electric Plant Board began last Friday as he condemnation suit was filed in the county clerk’s office by the attorney representing the plant board.  Earlier, the Court of Appeals had ruled that the election held in November, which resulted in a vote of 1891 in favor of the city acquiring the system against 1812 against such action, was valid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

    

 

 

      

 

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