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APRIL 3, 1941

Volunteers literally swamped the local Draft Board office today and, as a result, officials expressed the belief that the contingent which will leave next Monday for the Induction Station at Louisville will be composed entirely of volunteers, as have been all previous quotas furnished from Barren County. Seven volunteers were examined today and, if all of them are accepted, they will supplement the fifteen previously examined.  These volunteers include H. C. Biggers Jr, Glasgow;  James Lawson Chapman, Route 1, Cave City;  Wilton D., Stanley Woodrow, and Euel Houchens (three brothers), of Lamb;  Louis Almond Logsdon, Route 3, Cave City;  Robert Stone, Route 1, Glasgow;  James Leon Ramey, Route 3, Glasgow;  Gordon Turner, Route 1, Franklin;  Roy Alexander, Lecta;  William Emil Fant, Finney;  Hurlin Green, Finney; Walter Woodrow Clark, Route 1, Glasgow;  Ellis Allen Gillon, Route 2, Glasgow;  and Stanford Carlton Barbour, Route 4, Glasgow.
Glasgow High School seniors, 50 or more, will attend “Senior Day” program at Western Teachers College on Friday.  About 500 southern Kentucky high school seniors are expected to attend.
From Edmonton:  Boys Leave for CCC Camps.  The following boys from Metcalfe County left Wednesday for enrollment in CCC Camps:  James Henry Smith, of Sulphur Well;  John T. Edwards, Savoyard;  Gilbert Tom Birge, Robert Benjamin Estes, Ernest Houston Glass, and Albert Earl Pedigo, all of Summer Shade.
County News.  Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Mansfield are the parents of a baby boy born Sunday, March 30, at the Community Hospital.--------Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thomas are the parents of a baby girl born at their home on Tuesday night.  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas live on Cave City, Route 2, near Oak Grove.
Mr. and Mrs. George H. Akers, of this city, have announced the engagement of their daughter Elizabeth Grant Akers to Mr. George S. Caroland.  The wedding will take place at the Akers home on North Race Street in June.  Miss Akers is a graduate of Glasgow High School and of Bethel College, Hopkinsville.  Mr. Caroland is a graduate of Transylvania University and is now a student in the
College of the Bible, Lexington.  Before entering Transylvania, he was connected with the Metcalfe Greenhouse here.

Mr. Arthur Polson was killed instantly late Friday afternoon when lightning struck the barn on his farm near Slick Rock.  He was in the loft putting feed in the trough
when the lightning hit.  His clothing caught fire but the blaze was extinguished by his daughter, thus saving the barn from burning.  A horse in the barn was killed by the strike.  Mr. Polson is survived by his wife, two daughters and one son, as well as by four sisters and five brothers.  Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Slinker at Mt. Pisgah, and burial was in the Peers Cemetery.

APRIL 10, 1941

As we go to press, a report has it that Robert Wooten, brother of “Reuben “Tennessee” Wooten, was slain earlier tonight in Bowling Green.  Though not confirmed, it seems that Wooten approached a man by the name of Campbell, who was unloading a truck of fruit in front of his store, and after some words had been passed, Campbell obtained a pistol and fired a shot at Wooten, striking him behind the right temple.  Wooten is reported to have lived about five minutes, but his body lay on the street for an hour or so before officers would permit its removal.  During that time, a crowd of several hundred people flocked to the scene.  Further  
information was not available as we proceeded into publication.
The Reverend Dr. Joseph A. Gaines, beloved pastor emeritus of the First Baptist Church, succumbed at his home on South Green Street on Tuesday, April 8.  His passing, though not unexpected, cast a pall over the entire populace of Glasgow and its environs that evidenced the saintly reverence in which he was held.  Dr. Gaines had been pastor of the local Baptist Church for twelve years, but this past January, bowing to the inevities of his physical condition, he tendered his resigna-
tion, which was at first declined but later accepted.  Dr. Gaines had enjoyed numerous positions and assignments of honor in the Baptist world and had been an inspiration to various important civic organizations.  This saintly man, only 52 years of age, was laid to rest on Good Friday, April 10, exactly 28 years after his ordination (also on Good Friday) to the ministry.  The book is closed on a great and good man, but his life shall be long reflected in the lives and memories of this community, which is better because Joe Gaines has lived amongst us.

Army Accepts 20 More Men from Barren County.  Of special significance in this group was the fact that three brothers and a cousin were included among the volunteers, but ill-luck befell the patriotic quartet following their arrival at the
Induction Station when one of the brothers and the cousin were rejected on their physical examinations.  They returned home that afternoon.  The twenty who were accepted were forwarded to Fort Thomas that evening.
The Glasgow Ice Cream Company is sponsoring a free “Cooking School” at the Glasgow Armory on April 17 and 18 and will feature Frigidaire appliances at phenomenally low prices.  Free gifts, such as an eleven-piece cooking set, two refrigerator sets, and already prepared meals, will be given daily to everyone attending.
Glasgow Traffic Laws Bring Honor to Town.  Glasgow is the only city in Kentucky with a population between 5,000 and 10,000 to be placed on the Honor Roll of the National Traffic Safety Contest.  It is one of 141 cities in the nation in this population bracket to go through the entire year of 1940 without a traffic fatality.

APRIL 17, 1941

Adolphus Depp, at one time Sheriff of Barren County, died this morning at his home on Beaver Creek on the Cave City Road.  He was 88 years old on January 30, having been born and reared in Metcalfe County.  He was married 62 years ago to Miss Betty Bagby, who survives him with one son, Walter.  Two sisters and one brother survive, as do several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  A member of the Christian Church, Mr. Depp was active in religious affairs until age and ill health prevented his leaving home.  He was respected and loved by all who knew him, and his passing will be mourned by all.  Funeral services will be held Friday at the Christian Church with Rev. K. H. McCorkle in charge.
Newberry Store Pleases Patrons.   The reconstructed Newberry Store was opened to the public today, and hundreds of patrons, old and new, sauntered through its spacious aisles between handsome and attractively stocked fixtures, to marvel at the beauty and convenience of the “new” Newberry store.  A holiday spirit prevailed throughout the day, with music being furnished by part of the Glasgow Militia Band.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Dougherty have announced the marriage of their daughter, Louise, to Lowell Hensgen, the ceremony having been performed by Rev. G. C. Garrison in Scottsville on December 31, 1940.  The couple was accompanied by Lois Gene Biggers and Aubrey Crow.  The bride is a junior in Glasgow High School and is a beautiful young lady.  Mr. Hensgen is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hensgen and is a senior in High School.
Music Club Names New Officers.  The Ladies Matinee Musicale has appointed new officers to serve in 1941-1942.  The President will be Mrs. K.E. Rapp;  1st Vice President, Mrs. H. W. Jolly;  2nd Vice President, Mrs. Glen Ropp;  Recording Secretary, Mrs. Charles T. Renfro;  Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. Clay Morrison; Treasurer, Mrs. E. E. Harpst;  Reporter, Mrs. C. M. Foster; and Librarian, Mrs. C. B. Latimer.  Following the business session, a voice and piano recital was given by Mrs. William Dickinson and Miss Jane Williams, accompanied by Mrs. Alanson
Miss Sarah Shader Lewis, who intended leaving Sunday for Fort Myers. Florida to spend a month, has delayed her visit until the 27th in order to ride the new train, the South Wind.--------Peggy June Sisco was brought home today from Nashville, where she recently underwent an operation for tumor of the brain.  She is convalescing nicely.

APRIL 24, 1941 

Nine members and three guests, along with Miss Frances Brock, Home Demonstration Agent, attended the Beech Grove Homemakers Club meeting last  Friday at the home of Mrs. Walter Steffey.  After roll call and the business meeting, there was a drawing to give away a quilt which the Club had pieced and quilted; Curd Edmunds’ name was drawn and the quilt will be delivered to him.
Proceeds from tickets sold on the quilt will be given to the Red Cross.  The next meeting will be held at the home of Mrs. Ada Whitlow.
Glasgow High School Teachers Elected.  The Board of Education has elected the following teachers for the year of 1941-1942 at the Glasgow High School:  Charles Bryant, Mathematics;  Frank Camp, Science;  Mary Davis, English;  Mrs. Minnie Dixon, Librarian;  Magdaline Jameson, Home Economics; Mrs. J. L. McGee, English; Mrs. W. E. Shirley, History;  Lee Smith, Science;  Bethel Steen, Latin; Mrs. Sam Watkins, Commercial Arts; and G. L. Woodruff, Industrial Arts.
Glasgow’s newest concrete boulevard, North Green, from Front to Cherry Streets, is slated for opening within a few days.  A length of only 40 feet remains behind  barricade.--------The coal yard at the corner of Lewis and College Streets has been closed and the unsightly plank fence removed, thus eliminating a serious traffic hazard at this busy intersection.
Miss Jerry Horning, Glasgow’s “juvenile playwright,” has mumps and is being confined to the home of her parents, County Agent and Mrs. J. O. Horning, while her sister Ann is entertaining the measles.
Adwell-Houck.  Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Adwell and Mr. Herman H. Houck in Franklin on December 19, 1940, Judge J. W. James performing the ceremony.  The beautiful young bride is the daughter of Mrs. Jennie May Adwell and is a senior at Glasgow High school.  Mr. Houck is now at Camp Hulen, Texas.  He was a member of the 1939 class of the local High School and was a well known football star. To most of his friends, he is known as “Red.”  Mr. Houck was recently here on furlough for several days but has now returned to Camp Hulen.


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