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JUNE 5, 1941 
Flippin Is Hit by Wind Storm.  Considerable damage is reported from various sections as a result of the severe wind and rain storm Tuesday night.  Unconfirmed reports from the Flippin section would indicate that that section may have borne the brunt of the sudden squall when a severe windstorm, of near cyclonic velocity, struck.  A barn belonging to O. B. Downing was reportedly destroyed, while another was damaged, though stock in the barn was unhurt.  Several houses in the section were reported to be unroofed, and several telephone poles on the Glasgow- Edmonton lines were downed.
Ben Pace, member of the 1941 Glasgow High School class has been accepted in the Mechanical Division of the Air Corps and has gone to Jeffersonburg, Missouri.  He is the son of Mrs. Ruth Pace and a nephew of Mrs. W. E. Shirley.
Barren County Teacher Honored.  Mr. Ish Richey, one of Barren County’s successful teachers, has been honored by Western Kentucky State Teachers College.  Mr. Richey will graduate from the college with a standing of “B” or above.  As a result of his scholarship, he is exempted from the final exams.

JUNE 12, 1941

A fight to the death between a fox and a drove of cattle on J. O. Young’s farm at Wisdom last night resulted in the killing of the fox by the cattle but not before eleven of the herd had been bitten.  The fox’s head has been sent to the Experiment Station to determine whether or not it had rabies.
Stephenson’s Hotel, near the depot, is enjoying some fresh country honey.  A swarm of bees has found lodging in the wall of the hotel under weather-
boarding between the studding.  Result, 40 pounds of good honey, but the bees refused to be hived and promptly flew away.
Woman Is Badly Burned by Lightning.  Mrs. Gerald (Myrtie) Vanhorn narrowly escaped death last Monday when she was struck at her home just off West Front Street.  She was knocked to the ground and lay in the rain for sometime before her situation was noted.  The stroke, which occurred as she was endeavoring to gather in a flock of small chickens, struck her left arm, jumped to her stomach, then to the ground down her left leg.  This course was badly seared, leaving a mark as though a red hot iron had fallen on her body.  Except for the burns, she is making a splendid recovery and is improving from the shock which accompanied the stroke
John Robert Miller, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Miller, Route 4, left Monday, June 2, to take up his duties in Uncle Sam’s Army.  John is a very likeable young man and will be greatly missed throughout the community as well as the home.  Nevertheless , we know that our Army will be greatly improved by the entrance of such a patriotic young man.  He was also a prominent member of the Temple Hill Home Guard.  We hope he will enjoy his new duties and associates, but because of his pleasing disposition, so well known to everyone who knew him, all of us back home will be looking forward to his return.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hascal Mitchell, John Terry and Marjorie Mitchell, have returned from Charleston, South Carolina where their son and brother, J. Hascal Jr. (“Bok”) was graduated from The Citadel on May 31.  Before returning home, the family spent a week at Myrtle Beach.

JUNE 19, 1941
The following boys from Metcalfe County left Monday for a year’s military training:  John Burr Oakes, James Cecil Pedigo, Frank Bybee, James Lucian England, James Edward Cline, Paul Edward Miller, and Gilbert Emerson Hayes.  The following four will leave on June 24:  Richard Louis Jolly, Leamon Sylvester Slinker, Paul Beck, and Morris Paul Mosby.
Confusion in Time Kills Local Meet.  A motorcade of about 60 cars, with about 200 people and the excellent Scottsville High School Band, visited Glasgow yesterday afternoon in connection with a tour intended to inject a little “ginger”
into the proposal and activities toward possible construction of Jews Harp Dam on Barren River.  Unfortunately, Glasgow was operating on the “new time” and Scottsville on the “old time”, causing the visitors to arrive one hour earlier than they were expected.  It was a most unfortunate incident and one that was regretted by many civic-minded folks who had been watching the clock and looking forward to an enjoyable meeting with their neighbors.  A delegation of local folks still interested in the Jews Harp Dam project will attend the concluding rally of the activities to be held at Scottsville next Friday night.

Patsy Alexander, 2-1/2 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alexander, West Washington Street, is nursing a badly bruised arm, injured when the little lady got it caught in a washing machine wringer, the arm being drawn into the wringer above the elbow.
AD.  Notice to Used Car Buyers.  We have a large selection of late model used cars  today, BUT where will we get the next ones?  We are unable to get new cars now; therefore, we will not be able to get good used cars when our present stock is sold.  If you are interested in buying a good used car within the next several months, come in while our stock is complete.  Bring your present car for an appraisal. Act now while you can save money and get the car of your choice.  Chevrolets, Ford, Plymouths.  Buy from IDEAL CHEVROLET COMPANY.
Misses Addie Mary Bastin and Janice McWherter of Summer Shade will be presented by Mrs. Alanson Trigg in a diploma piano recital Friday evening at the Summer Shade School.  They will be assisted by Miss Mary June Miller, voice, and Harry Johnson Jr, accordion.

JUNE 26, 1941

Route 80 Planned for Top This Fall.   Route 80 from Glasgow to Somerset will be a fully-surfaced road by winter time, according to the present plans announced this week.  This important East-West artery is now being surfaced from Russell Springs to Columbia, and the plan now is to continue to Edmonton, passing through  Gradyville, Weed, and Red Lick.  If the entire gap is completed, about 20 miles would be included in this project.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Holman and children, Shirley Ann and Ernest Malcolm, returned Wednesday to their home in Chicago after a visit with Mr. Holman’s mother at Beckton, and his sisters, Mrs. Brents Dickinson Jr., Mrs. John Dickinson and Mrs. Jim Hoover.  Ernest has been living in Chicago 21 years.  He is connected with the Texas Oil Company.  His many friends always welcome  Ernest and his family back to Kentucky for their visits.

Reuben “Tennessee” Wooten was given twelve years in the Federal Penitentiary following his plea of guilty in the Federal Court at Bowling Green yesterday to three charges in connection with robbery of the Lewisport, KY post office.  Fol- lowing his sentence, Wooten was reported by a Bowling Green paper to have been the “first” to get a “free ride” in Bowling Green’s patrolmobile when it hauled him from the post office building (where court was held) to the Warren County jail where he will await transfer to the Federal penitentiary. Bowling Green’s new patrolmobile is another Ford.
Mrs. Les Moran, who has been acting superintendent at the Samson Community Hospital for the past month, has relinquished her duties, and Mrs. Jack Raymon is in charge until a superintendent is installed by the Hospital Board.
From Stovall Crossing.  Repesentatives of several Baptist churches will meet at Little Bethel Church Sunday afternoon, June 29, for the purpose of ordaining Harold Vaughn and Hilcie Harlow as preachers.  No better boys ever lived than these two young men, and we certainly do congratulate them on their noble adventure.
Woman  Is Killed by Fractious Cow.  Mrs. Mattie Smith artin died Tuesday night as the result of being butted by a cow.  She had entered the stall to milk when the cow became frightened, apparently fearing that her calf was to be taken away, and attacked Mrs. Martin.  Death resulted in about two hours.  Mrs. Martin was 72 years old and had been a member of the Methodist Church since girlhood.  Funeral services will be held at her home near Beckton, and burial will be in Glasgow Cemetery.
Instructions have been received by Richard L. Garnet, Chairman of Local Board No. 5, directing that the induction of registrants 28 years of age on or before July 1 be deferred for 30 days.  It is presumed that this action was taken in contemplation by Congress of an amendment to the Selective Service law which would relieve, or defer, liability of men over 28 for military service for an indefinite period.  The Board action relieved the “tension” for James Redford, Bryant Spillman and Richard L. Shaw, all of whom had been set-up for the July 14 delivery.

Harold Thomas Matthews, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bernice Matthews, had the misfortune of breaking both bones in his right arm Tuesday when he fell from a see-saw at his home on Cherry Street.  He is healing very nicely at home.
County News:  William Edwin Kinslow and Maria Christine Proffitt, both of Glasgow route 2, were married in Bowling Green on June 21.-----Terry Hayes Miller is the name chosen for the baby boy born June 9th to Mr. and Mrs. Austin Miller of Temple Hill.


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