February 1941 PDF Print
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FEBRUARY 6, 1941 

Three to Army.  James Matthews, Kenneth Miller and Dallas Crow, of the Temple Hill section, left Monday for the Regular Army, expecting to be assigned to a unit in the Philippines.
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The Glasgow Board of Education has directed Superintendent James W. Depp to make available all band instruments belonging to the High School band for the use of the Home Guard.  Plans for development of coordinated High School and Home Guard bands are now being studied by school authorities and Richard L. Garnett, senior military officer for Barren County.  It is understood that several former members of the old 123rd Cavalry Band have indicated a desire to work with the organization.  Musicians between ages of 18 and 65 who would like to serve with the organization are urged to contact Mr. Garnett at once.
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Denham-Witt.  Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Bernadean Denham and Mr. Walter Witt at Fountain Run, Kentucky on Saturday, January 25,
Rev. C. W. Rigdon officiating.  The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Denham of Eighty-Eight, and the groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher Witt of Beckton.  They are making their home with the groom’s parents.
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W. M. Ritter was re-elected for a four-year term at the meeting of the County Board of Education on Monday.  This action by the Board was nothing more than was expected by Mr. Ritter’s many friends who know, as does the Board, that he is giving our county schools a fine, constructive administration.
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FEBRUARY 13, 1941

Yesterday was a happy occasion for W. J. Ballard and his daughter, whom he had not seen for 16 years.  The daughter, now 25, and now Mrs. Wilma Ballard Dietz, has been living in St. Joseph, Missouri with her mother.  Mrs. Deitz will be here indefinitely and will make her home with her father, an employee of A. W. Lynn, at the Glasgow Cemetery.
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Defense Schools Will Begin Next Monday.  “Defense Schools” for the training of youths between the ages of 17 and 25 are scheduled for opening in this county on next Monday.  The Temple Hill High School will begin its course with wood-  
working, upon completion of which they will take up metal-working.  The Glasgow High School will start with electricity.  Classes at both institutions will be conducted from 6:00 to 9:00 each evening.  Details can best be obtained from Superintendent Depp of the City School, or Superintendent W. M. Ritter for the Temple Hill School.
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Glasgow’s first postage-meter machine has been installed at New Farmers National Bank.  It obviates the “licking and stamping” as practiced by us old-fashioned folks by “printing” the “stamp” on letters as they are counted by the machine.  Their old stamp-licker is now in the Army, if you know who we mean.
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Local Boy Honored.  Clayton Gooden, of this city, who is attending Western Teacher’s College in Bowling Green, has been selected to represent Western in a debate between Western and B.U. of that place.  This is the first time in the college history that a freshman has been elected to debate with another university.
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The resignation of Dr. J. A. Gaines as pastor of Glasgow Baptist Church was accepted by the congregation last night, following its re-submission by Dr. Gaines at last Sunday’s service.  The action last night came as a result of Dr. Gaines’ in- sistence that he be relieved of the responsibility of the pastorate on account of his health.  [The congregation, wishing to retain their beloved pastor,  had earlier refused to accept his tendered resignation.] Rev. Sam Ed Bradley, formerly Associate Pastor, will continue as Acting Pastor until further action by the congregation.
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FEBRUARY 20, 1941

First Colored Boy Goes to Army.  Barren County’s first colored volunteer inductee, Elzie Lewis Twyman, son of Will Twyman, left here yesterday at 7:00 a.m.  Twyman was guest of honor at a “going-away” party at Bradley-Wells Hall on Tuesday night which was sponsored by members of the former Mansfield-Dickinson Post, American Legion.  Twyman told those who turned out to honor him that he was “going to be the good soldier that Barren County expected him to be.”
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FEBRUARY 20, 1941
Glasgow has just completed ten days, twenty shows of “Gone with the Wind.”  Makes the Plaza rate pretty high in the show world.
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From Temple Hill.  Mrs. Susie Douglas had the misfortune to fall and injure her hip very badly.  She is in the Community Hospital.-----Mrs. Othie Matthews is spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. James Simmons and family while the children have measles.-----Mr. and Mrs. Robert Grindstaff and family returned home Saturday after spending several days with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Harvey, while Mrs. Grindstaff recovered from surgery.
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Joe Goodman in Race for County Sheriff.  The race for democratic nomination for Sheriff of Barren County took on a new picture last week with the announcement of Joe Lewis Goodman as a candidate.  He needs no introduction to Barren County folks.  Now in the real estate business, he is perhaps better known as that “big jovial drummer” who has swapped yarns with as many folks around the country stores as any man who ever plowed the mud, or felt his way through the dust.  He is married to the former Miss Sarah Black, daughter of the late Jim Black, and a sister of Howard Malcolm Black, news editor of the Glasgow Times.  Mr. and Mrs. Goodman have two children.
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County News:  Charles E. Bybee has bought a 15-acre tract (the former Diana Renfro place) from Mrs. A. A. Adams.  The tract adjoins the M. Y. Chamberlain place.
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FEBRUARY 27, 1941

Glasgowians are getting to be real air-minded, at least some of them are.  Sewell C. Harlin left last Friday for Miami where he joined his family, and rather than take the old puff-puff or chug-chug, he ambles down to Nashville and boards a plane.  And, swish, he was there.  And, swush, we’ll stay on the ground right here.  The family will return about March 10th.
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Rev. Sam Ed Bradley, for the past two years Associate Pastor of the Glasgow Baptist Church this city, has been officially called to the pastorate of the church to fill the vacancy recently created by the resignation of Dr. Joseph A. Gaines.
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Rush for the Aspirin!  Headache powders and aspirin were in demand today when the city was deluged with postal cards reminding taxpayers that they had until
March 15 to pay their city taxes and receive a 2% discount.  And to think, some of us haven’t seen the Sheriff yet!
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George H. Akers was elevated last week to presidency of Planters Loose Leaf Tobacco Warehouse, with Fielding J. Boles, of the New Farmers National Bank, as Vice President, and T. Mosby Woodson as Secretary-Treasurer.  These three, with E. B. Hatchett and Oscar Wheeler, will compose the Board of Directors.
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Glasgow’s prominent colored orchestra, “Jack Dozier’s Harlem Swingsters,” are  sporting a big bus which they use in transporting their organization on their numerous engagements.
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Friday will see four more Metcalfe volunteers leave for a year’s training under provisions of the Selective Service Act.  They include Dick Thompson, of Center; Robert C. Ballard, Knob Lick;  Henry B. Smith, Cave Ridge;  and Oakley Ferrell, Summer Shade.  Monroe County will send five volunteers Saturday:  James McCreavey, Willard Hagan, Robert Graves, Reed McMillian, and Ray Hale.
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