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Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday Evening, August 23, 1956
Volume No. 49
To Lead Parties
President Dwight D. Eisenhower and
Vice President Richard M. Nixon were
renominated last night as the second-terstandard bearers of a deliriously
happy and uproariously confident Republican Party. The GOP convention was
wild with acclaim for Ike and Dick from
the moment Indiana's Rep. Charles
intoned the magic Eisenhower name
as he nominated the
World War II for another four-yea-r
crusade in the White House until Nixon's
nomination was hammored home like the
cannonball express with rousing speeches
by Harold Stassen and Chris Herder of
Massachusetts who who praised and endorsed the leadership of Eisenhower and
Richard M. Nixon.
Adlai E. Stevenson, Presidential
Nominee of the Democratic Party received the nomination on the first ballot. In
his acceptance speech he said the Nation
is on the threshhold of a great and decisive era
a period of abundance,real
freedom and progress toward peace. The
former Illinois governor plans "to carry
the election to the people" throughout
the country, along with his running mate
Estes Kef auver.
DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
Cumberland Citizens WHS Registration To
Set Aug. 26 To Honor Begin Friday, Aug. 24
Dr. D. M. Fields
"Doctor Fields Day" has been
set for August 26 by a committee of civic club representatives
and private citizens.
Representatives of the Lions
Club, Rotary Club, Womens
Club, Beta Sigma Phi, City Coun-cia- l
and the Mayor have decided
on the program.
The committee designated Sun
day. August 26 for the celebra
tion because that is the nearest
Sunday to Doctor Fields' birthday, the 24th. The Doctor will
be 73 years old.
Doctor Fields was lauded at
the meeting by several people
who told of his coming to Cum
berland when it was merely
comprised of a few shacks and of
the fine work he had begun in
those early days and continued
to the present.
The celebration will be along
the lines of a Sunday outing. All
families are asked to bring a
mcnic lunch to the City Park.
The event will get underway
about one o'clock.
The entire family of Doctor
Fields' will be assembled for the
celebration during which a huge
birthday cake will be presented
to the Doctor.
Mayor Hobert Helton will serve
as toastmaster of the occasion.
A colleague of Dr. Fields' is to be
contacted about speaking at the
of the celeA real high-ligbration will be a presentation of
a gift to the Doctor from the entire community in appreciation
of the many years of service he
has devoted to the citizens here.
The committee urged, in closing the meeting, that every man,
woman and child in the area who
can possibly do so, attend the
celebration and make it a huge
success for Doctor Fields.
tration will begin Friday, August
24th at 9:00 o'clock- - Only Fresh
men or 9th graders will register
on that day. All upperclassmen
will register on Monday, August
Seniors will register from
27th8 to 10 a. m., Juniors from 10 to
According to information rece12 a. m., and Spohomores from ived from the Letcher Broadcast1:00 to 3:00 p. m.
ing Company at Neon Station
1450 on your radio
The lunch room wm open on W N K Y
Monday, August 27th. Both grade dial will be on the air late today
and high school will be in session (Thursday) afternoon for a test
all day Monday. Busses will make program. The new station is
at 7:45 a. m., owned and operated by local peotheir first pick-uon Friday, the 24th. The Monday ple and has been informed by the
bus schedule is the same as last consulting engineer to procure
year. All freshmen are expected license and be ready by Wednesto bring their grade diplomas day of next wek to broadcast
when they register on Friday.
daily program. Test programs
will also be on the air Saturday
V. Snyder night. Tune in to 1450 and hear
the new station.
Killed in California.
Flora Vance Snyder,
about 55, formerly of the
county was killed late Saturday
night in Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs.
Snyder is said to have been run
down and killed while crossing a
street. She was formerly the wife
of Flyod Vance, operator for the
L. & N. Railroad, now locatd at
Chavies, Ky. in Perry County.
Mrs. Snyder went west several
years ago, locating in Los Angeles, where she was employed. She
has a few relatives in the county.
Funeral and burial was to be in
the California city.
A. C. Brown is a
Baptist Hospital at Lexington
where he is reported to be improving. Mrs. Brown is in Lexington be near Mr. Brown.
Senator Estes Kefauver of Tennessee
twice a loser in bids for his party's presidential nomination, won a sizzling
battle for the next best thing second
place on the Democratic ticket. As Democratic nominee for Vice President
Kefauver came through on the se'corid
ballot to win over senator John F.
Kennedy of Massachusetts.
Station To Be
Guest Speaker At
First (Baptist Church
Thornton Union Ass'n
Held at Thornton Ch.
Last Friday, Saturday, and
Sunday the Thornton Union Association was held at the Thorn
ton Church, Mayking. Eld. Carl
Back introduced the services on
Friday; Eld. Ray Collins preached the introductory sermon and
on Saturday morning Eld. Ellis
Hopkins of New Salem Association introduced the work of the
The whole session of the Association was reported in peace,
love, and good fellowship, with
delegates and ministers attending from various states.
Ministers appointed and who
preached on the stand for Sunday were: Elds. Riley Fouts,
Banner Mann, Harold Edwards,
and W. S. Tolliver.
The next Association of Thornton Union Church is scheduled
to be held at Oven Fork Church
on August third Friday, Saturday and Sunday of 1957 with
Eld. Charlie Cornett appointed
to preach the introductory service.
Rev. Bailey Sadler of Harlan,
guest speaker on Sunday
at the First Baptist Church, lie
was accompanied to "Whitesburg
by Mrs. Sadler and son, Ronnie.
They were guests of Mr. and Mrs,
Maurice Lewis and Mrs. Clel Rod
Dm. del Rodeers. Pastor of
the Church is spending two weeks
We have a complete line
at Ft. Meade. Maryland where he
is acting Chaplain of the 810th Office Supplies including
Convalescent Medical Detachment
Meeting Held Prior Plans for District 30,
To Opening of Schools UMWA Labor Day
On Tuesday of this week Supt. Celebration Nearing
W. B. Hall called group meetings
Scheduled for Friday of the cooks, janitors and bus Completion
Mr. B. B. Bloomer, Chairman
of the Labor Day Celebration
these meetings were the princi- Committee, District 30, United
Mine Workers of America, an
pals of the larger schools.
Friday, August 24, at 10:30
will set the scene for the Farmers Annual
Grant Blair's at Jeremiah.
Everyone is invited to attend
this annual event and bring a
drivers of the
Program for the day will feature the best speakers of the
County, Dr. B. F. Wright, County
Judge James Caudill, and Mr.
D. W. Little.
We are highly honored to have
these business men take time to
be with us at this annual Event
Let us make this event a great
and worthwhile day. Bring the
neighbors, friends, a big day is
in store for all.
nounced this week that plans
These meetings were called to for the eleventh annual Labor
discuss regulations pertaining to Day Celebration are nearing com
the improvement of the Lunch pletion with Sam Caddy, Presi
Drinks will be furnished by program, the janitorial service dent of District 30, having been
Royal Crown Bottling Company and the bus service in the school selected as principal speaker due
Though it may seem to the
young people and others interested in a recreational program
for young people of the Whitesburg vicinity that the newly organized Whitesburg Youth Administration has ceased to be, it
is definitely not true. The Youth
Council, which is made up of
members from the churches and
Civic Clubs, is still struggling
with the problem of securing a
suitable location for a Youth
Center. The present plans are to
use the basement of the City Hall
However, before work can be
started on the renovation of the
City Hall basement, an effort is
being made by the City Council
to secure property adjacent to
the City Hall so that an outside
entrance to the basementecan be
made. Thus, we could have a
much better place for a Youth
Mrs. W. B. Hall, Council President, and the seventeen council
of members hope that soon there
will be a Youth Center in the
City of Whitesburg.
to the illness of another speaker
who had been invited.
This year, a new feature has
been added A Beauty Contest
Fleming and, at the present time the fol
Mrs. Virgie Hall of Fleming lowing girls are entries in this
passed away suddenly on Mon- contest:
day following a heart attack. Her
Sparkle Gayheart, Garrett, Ky.
sudden death was a great shock
Gilva Hamilton, McDowell, Ky.
to her family and friends. She
Katie Lee Caudill, Hardburley,
was 59 years old and was the
daughter of Robert and Lizzie
Catherine Taylor, Elkhorn City
Lucas Bates. Survivors include
the husband Bill W. Hall, two Kentucky.
Mary K. Mullins, Elkhorn City
sons, Milburn of Fleming, Elbert
of Haymond and four daughters Kentucky.
Phyllis Taylor, Wayland, Ky.
Liza Morgan, Thornton, Lizzie
Janice Newsome, Drift, Ky.
MaDeinni, Fleming, Edna Vance,
Christine Hamilton, Wheel
and Lola Vance, Fleming, Ky.
Funeral services are beine held
Sandra Williamson, Pikevule,
today (Thursday) August 23rd at Kentucky.
10:00 E.S.T. at the Little Rock
Patricia Fulton, Whitesburg,
Baptist Church at Kona. Burial Kentucky
in Whitaker Cemetery. Craft FuNorma Dere Cole, Sergent, Ky.
neral Home in charge.
Ramona Lee Sparks, Millstone,
Phyllis Ann Hall, Whitesburg,
L. B. GOODWIN PATIENT
IN HOUSTON HOSPITAL
Adrienne Jackson, Neon, Ken
The many friends of Bradley tucky.
Goodwin of Lexington regret to
These contestants have been
learn of his illness in a Houston,
entered by the variaus Local
Texas Hospital. Mr. Goodwin,
former merchant and coal oper- Unions throughout Ds. 30.Contest
conclusion of the Beauty
ator of Whitesburg, underwent
major surgery yesterday. His some lucky young lady will and
given $250.00 as first prize
address is Methodist Hospital,
$125.00 will be given as second
Room 550, Houston, Texas.
prize. Winnerof first prize will
be crowned MISS DISTRICT 30,
Delegates to the Methodist
annual conference at Wilmore
this week are Mrs. Augusta Ren-akand Mrs. C. L. Kilgore. Rev.
E. H Barnette will be retired
from the conference
The Program Committee will
announce next week a final and
completed program, which is
scheduled to begin at 11:00 a.m.
with the Martin, . Ky. High
Dies Following Major
Kermit Boatright of Whitesburg
Kentucky died on Wednesday,
August 16th, 1956 at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky folowing a major heart
operationNHe was the son of the
late G.H. and Alice Hale Boat-rigand was born on August
11, 1909 being 47 years and 4
days of age at his death. He was
married to Gertha Addington
Boatright and is survived by his
bereaved wife, one daughter
Shirley and four sisters, Mrs. Lizzie Williams, Whitesburg, Mrs.
Delia Reynolds, Hazard, Mrs. Ora
Reynolds, Mallie, Ky. Mrs. Margie Hall, Jackhorn. Mr. Boatright
had been a teacher in Letcher
County for 14 years. He was well
known in Letcher County as an
outstanding teacher and as a fine
honest sincere young man with
many friends. Funeral services
were held on Saturday, August
18th, 1956 at 10:00 o'clock at the
burg, Ky. with Rev. John How
ard & Rev. E. Hampton Barnette
officiating. Burial was in the
Sandlick Cemetery. Craft Funeral Home in charge of funeral arrangements.
School Band starting the program with the National Anthem.
There will be promient local
speakers to welcome the crowd
and many features to please all
groups of people will be shown
on the stage this year. There will
be high wire acts, clowns for the
children, a chorus line with an
orchestra, hillbilly, folk and western music. In short, a well rounded out program, designed to
please all those who attend the
At the end of the program
four grand prizes will be awardedfirst prize a 1956 Ford
Sedan; second prize a 12 cubic
foot deep freeze; third prize an
Automatic Shotgun; and fourth
prize a $100.00 Savings Bond.
The usual large crowd is expected to attend this year's