OF FIRST PRIZE
FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Kentucky Press Association
THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 1960
10c PER COPY
Letcher County's public library-a- il
institution in need of friends
Holy week services
set in Whitesburg
Two community services and several denominational
special services are scheduled during Holy Week by relig
ious groups in Whitesburg.
Community sunrise services
Special services arc planned
will be held at G a. m. Easter
during Holy Week at the GraSunday
on the Whitesburg ham
The services are a joint proj
A service of Holy Comm unect of the Methodist, Baptist and ion will be held at 7:30 p. bl.
of on Thursday, April 14, which Is
Rev. Robert S. Owens,
Good Friday services will be
Jr., pastor of Graham Memorial held at 7:30 p. m. April 15.
Presbyterian Church, will deThe Rev. Robert Owens, pat-to- r
liver the sermon.
of the church, will speak
Special music will be provid- at community Sunrise services
at 6 a. m. Easter Sunday on
case of bad weather, the School Hill.
Sunday School at 9:45 a. m.
services will be held at the
and church services at 11
m. are scheduled for Easter
An Easter cantata, "Sunrise
Over Calvary," will be
At 3:30 p. m. on Easter the
ed at 7 p. m. Easter Sunday at
the Methodist Church by the Presbyterian church choir wfll
joint choirs of the Methodist join the Methodist Church
choir in presenting an Easter
and Presbyterian churches.
at the Methodist
Mrs. Albert Jones and Mrs. Cantata
Rolland Secontine will serve as
accompanists. The cantata is being directed by the Rev. Charles
GOP to meet
Tanner, pastor of the MethodA Republican meeting will be
Among those who will sing held at the courthouse at 1 p.
are: Mrs. Robert Owens, Mrs. m. Saturday, April 16.
Delegates will be elected to
Huston Westover, Mrs. Melvin
Hughes, Mrs. the district convention at
Adams, Mrs. Orval
Friday, April 22, and the
Wilgus Bowen, Mrs. "Frank Majority, Mrs. Charles Tanner, state convention at LouisviUe
Saturday, April 23.
Misses Virginia Vermillion, Nor
ma Polly, Elline Salyer, and Ann
Cox, Mrs. Ruth Rice, Mrs. Cos- sie Quillen, Mrs. James Frazler,
Mrs. Jack Little, also Ernest
Trosper, Cecil Barnes, uee
Dawahare, Orval Hugnes, uruce
Pesis, Rolland Secontine, and
Rev. Robert Owens and Troy
Robert Nelson Bates, 42,. of
Fleming died at
Home, Tenn., V. A. Center. Survivors besides his wife, Louinnia
Stewart Bates, are his mother,
Polly Webb Bates, six children,
three brothers and five sistea.
Funeral services were held
April 6 at the Church of Go,
Neon, with burial in um
Festi- Whitaker cemetery.
At tho Regional Speech
Craft Funeral Home had
val held at Pikeville College on
March 24, 25, 26 Whitesburg charge of arrangements.
High's two debate teams remained in the contest until the
third round. This was. a good
record for inexperienced debaters. Members making up the
two debate teams were Cheryl
Collins, Carol Conatsr, Betty
Gilliam and Dudley Webb. The
Acle Hall, sob
following students received a of Mr. and Mrs. Morgan Hall of
rating of Excellent:
Jackhorn, has just completed
Chesta the season as a member of tk
Webb; Oratory, Emma Jean Morehead State College basketBanks; Discussion, Betty Lou ball team.
Caudlll, Cheryl Collins, Dudley
forward, was tm.
Webb; Humorous Monologue, Eagle regular for much of tk
Rosemary Craft; Poetry Read- season and scored 68 points ia
ing, Marjorie Barnes, Randy 18 games. He was the secoaa
Bentley, Sandra Pesis; Prose leading rebounder with 127
Reading, Gene Anno Cox, Vir shares.
ginia Martin; Radio Speaking,
He is a physical education aa4
George M. Webb.
industrial arts major at Mora-heaOther Whitesburg students
and is a sophomore. Jin
participating received rating of Is a 1958 graduate of Flemiag-Neo- n
High School where h
starred for Coach Rex Chaaf.
Didn't hurt a bit. Polio shot,
that is. There was a reminder
from somuwhore that another
polio soason" is upon us and
It is just the right time for all
of us, ospocially the youngsters,
to take the Salk vaccine immunization injections.
On an impulse, wo dropped
Into the County Health Depart
mcnt and siiucked our shirt.
Grace Wells whetted a ncdlo
and went on talking which is
not unusual for Grace and before we thought of any answer
she had popped us right smack
bygosh in the bleep. We wcro
a littlo disappointed that wo
didn't even get a chance to
She has three new bottles of
vaccine. Go by and have a shot
on us. It's for free.
A month after the first shot
you get the second and if you
don't remember the date Grace
will be after you. Seven months
after the second you get the
third and final shot and can
rying about the horrible crip-pier, polio.
Any of you old timers know
anything about the family history of Lucinda Banks, who was
born in Letcher County about
1853? She was the daughter of
David Banks and Susan Blair.
Joyce Perkins wants to know
about the family history. Her
address is 39 E. Basic Rd., Henderson, Nevada.
Her request for information
from the county records was
sent to County Clerk Charlie
Wright. He turned it over to
Dr. It. Dow Collins in the
County Health Department. But
he couldn't help, because the
keeping of vital statistics was
started in the county In 1911.
Dr. Collins suggested she contact Ellis Banks and Doris Blair
both of Whitesburg.
Mrs. Maude Blair Stanlfcr, of
London, might help. She Is Interested in the history of the
Blair family, for the benefit of
the annual Blair family reunion, which usually Is held the
second Sunday in June.
To one who was raised on the
huff and puff and clackety-clac- k
of the old steam locomotive, these newfangled diescl engines are resented, to say tho
The old engines used to clat
ter through the village in the
still of the night with a string
of loaded coal gondolas bound
At tho psychofor
logical moment to cause sudden
nightmares, shatter sleep and
shock the citizenry to splatter
its splay feet on the cold floor
at that moment the engineer
would cut loose with a blast of
the steam whistle, Just to let
uvuryuuuy khuw uu was nuuijj
nign wiuc anu nanusomo if J
right through town.
Tho diescl gadget sneaks
through at reduced speed with
only a hum and a sigh of sound,
the orgc eye of a headlight moving back and forth and up and
down all over tho landscape, as
if trying to peer into everybody's bedroom and henhouse.
Taln't fittln'. 'Twouid bo
more so If the engineer's hand
wcro on tho throttle and tho eye
upon tho rail, tendnig to its
business. There is only a click
as the steel wheels count off
tho joints in the track.
By day, one onco looked with
awo upon the old
J4, loafing on tho sidetrack
for a passing, while tho fireman built up a head of steam
for tho next lap of tho journey.
Ono studlod the giant pistons
which tumod the hugo driving
wheels ai:d wondered at the
limit.' v. k v
(Continued on Pago 8)
This is fhe entrance to the Letcher County Public Library, and v'fed the library, it's behind the county jail on Webb Avenue.
this I. the library's main room, which has only one table and a I
"J". sit up Pwith it for a while. (See
; prospective readers. In case you haven't
ouple of chairs for
editorial comment on Page 4.)
Boy Scout troop
A kind of "supermarket" de- Whitesburg has a Boy Scout
partmcnt store Is taking shape troop again ,for the first time
in nearly three years.
in Whitesburg this week.
Organization was completed
The It. H. Hobbs Company is
at a meeting at the Presbyterian
remodeling and rearranging its Church Monday night.
story to become a
church will serve as sponsor of
store. Work on remodeling tho the troop, but membership is
basement has been in progress open to all boys.
Adult leaders include:
for several weeks and work on
Jim Gose, Scoutmaster; Blu-chthe main floor started this
Allison, assistant Scoutweek.
master; Mclvin Adams, InstituManager Jack Cox said tho
first floor will contain clothing, Fields, committee chairman;
jewelry, stationery, and the low Troy
er floor will contain house- chairman; Follace Fields, camping and activities; Dr. Allyn
wares, toys and other lines,
A plate glass back door has Judd, health and safety; Roy
been installed, and the driveway Dave
Fields, training; Jack Litleading from Eagle Street to tle, finance, and Jack Swisher,
tho entrance will bo blacktop- - publicity.
ped in order to provide easy
Troop members include:
Black Arrow Patrol Richard
access to the store for users of
Day, leader; Randy Bentley, astho new city parking lot.
Cox said the entire store will sistant leader; James Asher,
scribe; Billy Ralph Adams, Jimbo
my Collins, Johnny K. Falrchild,
counters have Austin Napier and
been installed near the front
Bobcat Patrol James Mohn,
entrances. The store will re- leader; Forest Brown, assistant;
main open during the change James Majority, scribe; James
over. The work should be Hidvegl, Johnny Brown and
completed by tho end of next Marvin Lewis.
y,cck. Cox said.
Pino Tree Patrol
Deadline for entries in the
Fields, Danny Blair, Hassel 1960 Miss Letcher County contest is April 11. Thirteen girls
already have entered the pageScreaming Hawks
Jones, leader; Coy Holstein, as- ant, which will be held April
sistant; John Swisher, scribe; 10 at the Whitesburg High
Bobby Blair, Tommy White, School auditorium.
The winner of last year's
Gary Fields, Stevie Yonts.
pageant, Miss Carol Brown, went
Flaming Arrow Greg Am. on to Lexington to become Miss
burgey, leader; David Setzer, as- Kentucky.
sistant; Charles Ward, scribe;
Any girl interested in enterNorman Banks, Scooter Quillen, ing the contest may obtain comRobert Kersey, Stephen Pesis, plete information from Martin
Chuck Tanner and Bruce Pres Dawahare, Cecil Barnes or any
other member of the Junior
Chamber of Commerce.
contest is a project of the
The Speech Department, un- Whitesburg Jaycees.
The trophy to. be awarded the
der tho leadership of Mrs. W.
winner will be on display in
B. Hall, entered a poster contest on "Barriers to Progress." downtown Whitesburg soon.
A list of entrants will appear
Thirty posters dealing with difin next week.
ferent barriers were entered
the contest. Most dealt with
problems of integration and
The Letcher County Board of
Five winning posters were se- Education hired some 150 cer
lected, which will be submitted tified teachers for work in the
to the University of Kentucky county school system next year
for competition with other high as its meeting Saturday.
schools. Posters entered were
Supt. W. B. Hall said the
those of Charmaine Banks, San number represents all the cer-dra Bloomer, Rosemary Craft, tiflnrf tnnrhnrs whn linil nnnlind
Chesta Webb and George M. ,at the timCt but ne has since re.
Iceivcd additional applications.
Hall said about 15 of the teachers hired had not worked in
tho county school system beD.
Senior class tour starts
early Monday morning
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Funeral rites held
April 6 at Neon
On Monday at 7 p. m. 150 Capitol, White House, treasury
seniors and their sponsors will department, FBI Building,
the Cumberland Coach llngton Cemetery, Robert E.
lino buses at Whitesburg and, Leo's home, the Smithsonian
start on the trip to Washington, Institute and other places of in
Two nights will be taken up
They plan to stop at Natural
Bridge at Jefferson's home, with a visit to a night club, and
midnight a moonlight boat cruiso on the
COV. DfcRT COMDS and new State Parks Commission discuss plans for large-scaiexpansion and ithoy will reach tho Stratford Potomac, and a visit to an
improvement of Kentucky's parks under precee ds from proposed $10,000,000 bond issue, to bo Hotol In Washington,
C, amusement park. They also
submittod to voters for approval in November general election. Left to right are John Ed where they will bo staying dur- - plan to visit Annapolis Naval
Pear co an editorial writer for tho Louisville C
Academy. On April !5 Into at
Chairman tag their visit.
1hrHont Wo. 'I oji,ol manner of ti e louuvilU
'lipv will rntnrn tn
of f n nr.t rco He"don J. Evpi,
Knr Oir p r.i
editor of the Lexington Horold, and Edward V. Fox, commissioner of state parks.
tho government buiidmgs, the