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VHITESBURG, LETCHER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY EVENING,
VOLUME KU. 42.
Whitesburg Comets Burdine Man Shoots
Defeat Pound Eagles Wife,
On Saturday mght, Dec. 11, Turns Gun On Self
WAR II VETERAN
RETURNED HOME FOR
A 16, 1948.
'Jcc's Commended By Postmaster General
Sponsored by Welfare County Judge Dixon Warns Against Mail-I- t
has recently come to my' ing Packages Late
Friday, December 17, at 6:00 ' aiLiiLiuu uic guuu wuiA. urcmg
local Junior. With the nrmal mail
" .1 "- Z- r
Va. Both teams seemed
Commerce in volume at an
from his wife four days ago,
opagneiu wm f pre- helninff nnnr familip.:w anri t i rosimasier general Jesse M.
fplay a good brand of ball but followed her by taxicab toW'burg
pared by the Master Spaghetti wish to commend this organi- Donaldson
jthe Comets came out victor- - day, shot her and two other
Chief, Mr. Joe Romeo. The zation for joining
Christmas mailers that unless
,'iAiin A( )K
in on so
il. n. iioiorooK, mayiung
women to death, and wounded
proceeds will be used as a worthy a cause. They are they mail their
men on the Comets team were
Welfare Fund and is being annpalintr Tnnstlv in mfrrVianta parcels at once and then-' police reported.
'Edward Stallard and Dan
sponsored by the Whitesburg and other business men for Christmas cards .well in
Maggard, with eight points
Before the eyes of his terri- Mayking
Jr. Chamber of Commerce to
clothing, food, etc., Yance of Christmas Week that
Blackey each. All . the boys seemed tojfied
help the needy families of with which to help these
face the likelihood of not
Partridge play their best and were en- - Caldwell, 35, Burdine, Ky.,
having them delivered until
fortunate people and it will
Partridge couraged by a large crowd of shot his wife to death, then
J. B. Eversol'e,
To those in Letcher County be greatly appreciated if all
' boosters from Whitesburg.
fatally wounded his mother-Presto- n
R: B. Preston,
not familiar with the purpose people who are in a position Directing
Monday night, Dec. 13, the
and his wife's sister,
the attention of
of the Welfare Fund, the Jc's to do so would help with this Christmas
Jeremiah Comets played the Harlan All- - officers said. He is near death
mailers to the fact
of Whitesburg after careful worthy cause, as God has help- Whitesburg stars at Stuart Robinson himself,
W. E. Cook,
much p? vnn. sn m'vp at fhi; wnnrlsr-- 1 that normal mail volume , in
School, again coming out vie- i
thought have decided to do all ful"yul'e season for the benefit
Whitesburg torious with a score of
within their power with the Gf A. poor,
three min- - lockf doorandf found
Skyline They had to yfLrtnA
01 the peak of the Christmas
ot the people 01 our county
,,to nWr m.
.period a year ago. the Post- iJlCK oilins,
rarnlvn Caldwpll enhhintr nvpr
to neip relieve some oi me ARTHUR DIXON,
the two scores, me nanan
.master General said that this
hardships and misery which
men woro all AViwipnood hall . ule uuu ui "ei
'year's Christmas mail, added
Luther Lucas, son of at this time has beset our comDelores Caldwell, 25.
to the present everyday re
Jeremiah players and everyone reported
Arthur and Nannie Sergent
Stout, 50, of Lucas, of Farraday, Ky., was munity.
(this to be an exciting game.
cord volume, has created the
Stolen Car Recovered,
jEven better crowd reported Burdine, mother of Mrs- Cald- returned home from France
most acute mail congestion
With the coal industry at a
and transportation problem in
in the family lot virtual standstill, and employ- On Defeated Creek
Noah Bentley, Jackhorn ifor this game than did at Nor-ito- well lay dying. Caldwell was for
The outstanding players sprawled unconscious near by, of the Thornton cemetery.
ment at its lowest ebb in years
Vernon Collins from Smootthe entire history of Postal
John Thompson, Whitesburg were Paul Pigman, Ben Bow- - critically wounded. vHe was Sgt. Lucas entered the U. S. those of us who are more for- Creek and Douglas Williams, Service.
en ana n,awara otauara.
taken to a hospital.
iArmy in 1942. He was killed tunate- than others having from Colly were arrested this Only by the immediate mail- The Comets will play Vicco's
m active duty in France on steady jobs, and our families week in tEe case of Homer T. ing of Christmas parcels. Mr- independent team at the Flem- - Neighbors said Mrs. Ruby January 19, 1945.
H- Y. Brown
He was well provided for should ex- Mclntyre car which has been Donaldson said, can the sendCalbertson, Mrs. Caldwell's
ing High School Gym.,
Grates Bates,' Jackhorn
thejborned on Dec. 15, 1921, being press our thanks by giving, missing for some time. The car ers be assured that their gifts
sister, fled screaming down
Webb, Millstone day, Dec. 20 at 7:30 P. M-- , CST. back stairs' after the shooting.!24 years, 1 month and 4 days yes giving as much as we pos- had been
and the will arrive prior to Christmas
Admission will be sixty and
' of age at his death.
He was sibly can to help some young- color changed, and the grill on and thereby be in keeping
Halfway to the ground she
H. D. Caudill, Carcassonne forty cents. We would like to crumpled and fell to the married to Geraldine Frank-botto- ster to believe that there is a the front removed. The young with the spirit of the holiday
see another extra large crowd
W. B. Adkins,
on May 2, 1942. He leaves Santa Claus. Your old cloth- men have been placed in the season.
of the stairs, where she!
t out to help encourage the boys
to mourn his loss his parents, ing which is taking up valu Whitesburg
The Post Office Department,
was found dead.
Christian Johnson, Part- - who are trying so hard to have
his wife, and little daughter, able space in your closets atJ of further charges, which it is Mr. Donaldson pointed out,
a good team representing
Detective A. P. Brockwell: Joyce Kay, several brothers home, which you would like 'thought at this time will be has been making preparations
Wilburn Honeycutt, Jack- - Whitesburg. Let's give our said Mrs. Culbertson had beeniand sister3 and many friends. to give to some needy person placed against them. They for this year's anticipated "reall!!!
shot before she fled from the Before he entered the ser if you knew of some such per have been linked with several cord Christmas mailings
break-inBill Pendleton, Whitesburg
and other early last spring. He added,
vices he was employed by the son. Please send or bring your other
, Lions Club Sponsors
Jim Banks, Whitesburg
Mrs. Stout who came here Elkhorn Collieries Coal Cor--, donation to any of the church- petty thieving in the county. however, that only the wholeWhitesburg
H. H. Taylor,
with Mrs. Caldwell to live poration, rarraday, Js.v. rle es of Whitesburg. The pastors
Jim Short, M. Adams and hearted cooperation
at ade School with Mrs. Culbertson, died on was a fine good looking young will be eager to receive your Bill Dyer questioned Douglas mailing public with of this
I. K. Maggard,
the way to a hospital.
man, rle won several military help. You may help by don- who was in jail on another urgent mail early plea of the
The Whitesburg Lions Club
Brockwell said the Cald-wel- honors from the U. S. services ating money, clothes, canned robbery charge, and he "gave Postal Service wil it be
sponsored a play at the Whit
J. Matt Webb, Ermine
separated four days ago and died bravely for his coun- foods, flour, meal, lard, and them the information leading possible to handle this
Butler Day, Kings Creek esburg Grade school Auditor-Kern- and Mrs. Caldwell came here. try. He was returned to any of the other staple items directly to the car. The car has unprecedented holiday year's
mailWhites- - ium on Tuesday night, and a Yesterday Caldwell telephon- Whitesburg. from the Colum-- 1 which will see some person been badly damaged it being ings on time.
good crowd turned out and the
While every available means
ed his wife and asked her to bus Distribution Depot 'on and his family through a tough alleged that about three trips
Mathew Elkins, Partridge Lions did an excellent in
have been made to Detroit, in of transportation and extra
return. She refused to do so December 10, 1948, and was spot- , ducing a good play.
The play immediately, but said she taken to his father's home at We all can help by attend- - the stolen .car. Jim is on the facilities
have been pressed
Whitesburg consisted of a "mock wedding" would think it over, the detect- Farraday.
N. R. Gibson,
ing the affairs which the Jr. heels of several others who are into service, together with the
Jwith "Dainty" Emmett Fields ive said- Memorial services wre held Chamber of Commerce will thought to be tied in with employment of approximately
Ben A. Craft. Millstone las the bride and "Buxom" Paul
at the Thornton Regular Bap- sponsor in the future. We, can these boys, and that the group 300,000 temporary employees
Caldwell hired a taxicab in
Vermillion as the harrassed
tist Church at Mayking, Ky., start this drive off in the right might be rather extensive. An during the holiday period,
Neon groom- - Cossie Quillen acted Kentucky and started ,out for on Sunday, December 12, 1948, spirit now, so be there when F- - B- - I. man is investigating
W. V. Holbrook,
Jeremiah as parson, using a large catalog Virginia. stopped and bought a with elders, G. Bennett Adams, the Old Spaget is served on the accused boys for further much of this emphasized that
advance prepara- said, he
Roxana as his marrying book". Celetion wiirhave to be in vain if
pistol. He arrived here late to- - Dewey Sexton, and T. R. Col- Friday night, Dec. 17. Come details.
rt Tina Qnort- - lier officiating.
The Veterans and bring a friend.
the mailing public fails to
senting President Iruman, ""J-- a"u monf
Curt Adams, Isom
wife, her sister of foreign wars,, Joe Wassum
Robert B. Collins, To place their Christmas parcels
Roosevelt, Hedy Lamarr, ment where his
in the mails at once.
mother were stav" Post No- 453, Jenkins, Ky., had M. L. Webb Urges
Joe Louis, John L. Lewis fn
Seek Sheriff s Office
charge of military honors at
Mr. Donaldson said that the .
Sinatra. Mae West and a
Citizens to Attend
Robert B. Collins, one of Post Office
Culbertson fled the cemetery. Burial in Thornothers. The Kindergarten
State of Kentucky,
ton Cemetery. Craft Funeral Meeting Jan. 1st
Letcher county's best known relying on the mailing public
class under the sponsorship of down the back stairs, officers
County of Letcher:
said she was followed by Mrs. Home in charge of funeral arI wish to take this means of young men and present State tion inits full part in cooperarangements.
I, W. L. Stallard, Jr., Clerkllvr.
Caldwell's two other children
urging everyone to attend the Representative from Letcher problem, year's holiday mail
of the Letcher Circuit Court,. f - to
the greatest ever to
County stated today that he
of a previous marriage
meeting at the Whitesburg
certify that the foregoing is aj
plans to announce himself as confront the Postal Service.
Glenda Douglas, 9, and Roger Letcher County
Court House Jan. 1st at 1:00
true and correct list of Grand jE Je con.atulas the Lions David Douglas, 4.
a candidate for Sheriff of
P.- M., for the purpose of orGoodwill Fund
and Petit Jurors drawn for
Letcher County in the early Whitesburg Girl On
&r eir efforts and alg0 The detective said Caldwell, Efforts are being expanded ganizing a good government
jury service at the January'. r t, p
in nromnt. who is conscious though not
league of some type- The meet- part of '49. Robert is the son
T Atnar. rir-1 our
expected to live, made a corn- to make Christmas more en- ing is not intended to wrong of the late Ira Collins of Col-- Concert
ing a play of this typejoyable for many of the needy any
cuit Court, as shown by list
son and is widely connected
plete confession. He said he
one, but rather to help our
signed by Hon. S- M. Ward,
As the vear 1948 beeins to bought the pistol "with inten- - families of Letcher County.
county officials to do a better in the county. He was the
Judge of said court
The Junior Chamber of job of
Democratic campaign chairMorehead State College
V.nn. vf o TiiimViOi. rf itinn in 11RA it." Wf Tiairl fSRfl for
enforcing the law- The
d citizeBS who plan to be his cab fare, officers reported, Commerce working in connec- whole public is invited and man in the recent November
f said court thls Dec-- i
with the Churches are, urged to
election, and a veteran of THE
county offices but said they couldn't find the tion
attend- The pastors
MESSIAH by Handel
all out to collect clothing, toys, of
next vear. Amone the rumors cabdriver.
the various churches are World War II and spent four
on the following dates:
W- - L. STALLARD, JR.
years overseas in the
on the Democratic Ticket are:
The bodies will be brought books, food, and money which
Clerk Letcher Circuit Court. John H- Campbell for Judge, back to Letcher county for will be used to buy food for urged to bring their congregaTheatre of war. Morehead: Sunday, December
tion to attend this important
12, 4:00 p. m., Breckinridge
families of the County.
A more complete detailed
Enoch R. Holbrook for Judge; burial on Elk Creek, accordmeeting to help organize and
story will be given when he
On Saturday, December 11,
Neon Civic Groups
Robert Collins for Sheriff; ing to information received toannounce Olive Hill: Tuesday, Decemthe four groups of Bov Scouts cuiu lumi x peiiiicuicui
Caudill for Repre- - day.
ber 14, 7:00 p. m., Methodist
To Give Xmas Baskets sentative; Bob Adams of Mill-Th- e
rounds' ization. I know that urban- ment.
and J.C's started the
Neon Lions, Eagles, stone for Cierk
Danville, Ky-- , Dec. 13 The to find things that could be thing can be done and feel
Mt- Sterling, Friday, Dec. 17,
Jaycees, and Homemakers. Qn the Republican ticket Carnegie Foundation for the used to help someone in a time that it should be done, if not
7:30 p- - m-- , First Christian
combined with the various we hear mentioned the names Advancement of Teaching has of need- - The contributors by the officials, then by the
churches of the Neon area are of Noah Gibson for Judge; selected Centre College as one were too numerous to men- good citizens.
o make Xmas Gilbert Polly for Sheriff, Astor of 32 colleges and universities tion in this issue. The cooper- again working
To all Parents that have Rosalie Collins
M. L. WEBB,
cheerful for the many un-- Collins for Clerk; Burley W. in the South to be included in ation is wholeheartedly.
Temporary Chairman. children that go to SCHOOL Whitesburg, Ky., Graduate of
fortunates in the Neon vici- - Hale for Co. Attorney; Steve the Foundation's experimental
Let us urge everyone to not
in wimesDurg. we nave xramc whitesburg High School.
nity. A goal of $1,000 is their (Adams for Judge; Burnett program of grants-in-ai- d
to wait for someone to call at CHRISTMAS CANTATA
lights in the City of Whites- Madolyn Wheatley Soprano,
aim to furnish the baskets. Hogg for Sheriff ; B. Dave Blair improve undergraduate teachi- your door, but phone 175 or The public is cordially in burg and they are to PRO- Ashland, Ky.,
Any donations of food stuff for Tax Commissioner; Lexie ng- The announcement was 224 and
someone know vited to
TECT Your Child in crossing
money will be received at.p0tter for Sheriff; Kirby Ison made by Centre's president, when you have things you Christmas attend the annual the streets going to and from Russell High School.
the same location as last year. If or judge. We have also Dr. Walter A. Groves- Dr. have things you wish to do- at the First Cantata Church on school. I am painting Yellow James Gabbard
Covington, Ky., Graduate of
After the drive a list of heard the names of several oth- - Groves and Dean J. H. Hew- nate. "He who waits is last.' ' Sunday night December 19th Lines for them to cross the Holmes High School.
names amounts and stores at ers being mentioned as possible lett attended a recent meeting
If you will call someone will at 7:00 P. M. The cantata to be Streets. You parents can help This
which the baskets were pur- - candidates, but thev mav prove last week in Memphis of Car- be glad to pick up whatever given this year is "The Coming by teaching the child to cross voices. is a chorus of ninety
It is an excellent renchased will be given.
to be only rumors. Anyway negie Foundation officers and your contribution may be, and of the Christ." This cantata is the streets between the Yellow dition of this difficult master
Names of needy persons and the New Year is approaching school representatives.
you can be sure it will be presented annually for those Line only when the lights are piece of music
families will be greatly when candidates will be chosgreen and also the School chorus would be a credit to
placed in a needy place.
who love to sing.
Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Lewis
en and elected next November.
The Churches as before are
Teachers should caution the any organization. If at all
It is too early yet to talk of and Karen and Miss Faye getting their Christmas bask- - Experience is a strenuous children to do the same?
possible, you want to hear the
"All the exercise some feL county politics seriously but Jones of Washington D. , are ets ready to go out in the var- - teacher. No graduate, no deThank You,
harmony of these young voices
.lows get is jumping at
lt might be wise to think the expected to arrive soon to ious communities. Let's help grees, some survivors Detroit HILLARD PROFITT
as they bring this great
matter over any way.
spend the Christmasa holidays themNews Booster.
Chief of Police.