Attend The Church
Of Your Choice
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday Evening, August 23, 1956
Volume No. 49
To Lead Parties
President D wight 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 n for another
crusade in the White House until Nixon's
nomination was hammered 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 decia 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
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.
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-ciand the Mayor have decided
on the program.
The committee designated Sun
day, August 26 for the celebration 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 Cumberland 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 nresent.
The celebration will be along
the lines of a Sunday outing. All
families are asked to bring a
nicnic 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.
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.
Whitesburg High School registration will begin Friday, August
24th at 9:00 o'clock- - Only Freshmen or 9th graders will register
on that day. All upperclassmen
will register on Monday, August
27th- - Seniors will register from
8 to 10 a. m., Juniors from 10 to
12 a. m., and Spohomores from
1:00 to 3:00 p. m.
The lunch room wrn open on
Monday, August 27th. Both grade
and high school will be in session
all day Monday. Busses will make
at 7:45 a. m.,
their first pick-u- p
on Friday, the 24th. The Monday
bus schedule is the same as last
year. All freshmen are expected
to bring their grade diplomas
when they register on Friday.
Station To Be
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
Friday, August 24, at 10:30
will set the scene for the Farmers Annual
Grant Blair's at Jeremiah.
According to information receEveryone is invited to attend
ived from the Letcher Broadcastthis annual event and bring a
ing Company at Neon Station
1450 on your radio
dial will be on the air late today
Drinks will be furnished by
(Thursday) afternoon for a test Royal Crown Bottling Company
program. The new station is and
owned and operated by local peoProgram for the day will feaple and has been informed by the ture the best speakers of the
consulting engineer to procure County, Dr. B. F. Wright, County
license and be ready by Wednes- Judge James Caudill, and Mr.
day of next wek to broadcast D. W. Little.
daily program. Test programs
We are highly honored to have
will also be on the air Saturday these business men take time to
V. Snyder night. Tune in to 1450 and hear be with us at this annual Event.
the new station.
Let us make this event a great
and worthwhile day. Bring the
neighbors, friends, a big day is
Mrs . Flora Vance Snyder,
in store for all.
about 55, formerly of the Thorn- - Held
Last Friday, Saturday, and
county was killed late Saturday Sunday the Thornton Union As- Youth
night in Los Angeles, Calif. Mrs sociation was held at the Thorn Still
Snyder is said to have been run ton Church, Mayking. Eld. Carl
Though it may seem to the
down and killed while crossing a Back introduced the services on young people and others interstreet. She was formerly the wife Friday; Eld. Ray Collins preach- ested in a recreational program
of Flyod Vance, operator for the ed the introductory sermon and
for young people of the WhitesL. & N. Railroad, now locatd at on Saturday morning Eld. Ellis
burg vicinity that the newly orChavies, Ky. in Perry County. Hopkins of New Salem Associaganized Whitesburg Youth AdMrs. Snyder went west several tion introduced the work of the
ministration has ceased to be, it
years ago, locating in Los Angel house.
is definitely not true. The Youth
es, where she was employed.
The whole session of the Asso- Council, which is made up of
has a few relatives in the county. ciation was reported
in peace, members from
Funeral and burial was to be in love, and good fellowship, with Civic Clubs, isthe churches
the California city.
delegates and ministers attend- with the problem of securing a
ing from various states.
suitable location for a Youth
Ministers appointed and who Center. The present plans are to
preached on the stand for Sun- use the basement of the City Hall
day were: Elds. Riley Fouts, However, before work can be
(Baptist Church Banner Mann, Harold Edwards, started on the renovation of the
City Hall basement, an effort is
Rev. Bailey Sadler of Harlan, and W. S. Tolliver.
Ky., was guest speaker on Sunday
The next Association of Thorn- being made by the City Council
at the First Baptist Church. He ton Union Church is scheduled to secure property adjacent to
was accompanied to Whitesburg to be held at Oven Fork Church the City Hall so that an outside
iby Mrs. Sadler and son, Ronnie. on August third Friday, Satur- entrance to the basementcan be
They were guests of Mr. and Mrs day and Sunday of 1957 with made. Thus, we could have a
Maurice Lewis and Mrs. Clel Rod-- Eld. Charlie Cornett appointed much better place for a Youth
to preach the introductory
Mrs. W. B. Hall, Council Pres
Rev. Clel Rodgers, Pastor of
ident, and the seventeen council
the Church is spending two weeks
We have a complete line of members hope that soon there
at Ft Meade, Maryland where he
will be a Youth Center in the
is acting Chaplain of the 810th Office Supplies including
City of Whitesburg.
Convalescent Medical Detachment.
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.
drivers of the
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, Presiprogram, the janitorial service
dent of District 30, having been
and the bus service in the school selected as principal speaker due
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 folMrs. 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 Kentucky.
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.
JviaDemni, Fleming, Edna Vance,
Christine Hamilton, Wheeland Lola Vance, Fleming, Ky.
Funeral services are being held
Sandra Williamson, Pikeville,
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, KenThe many friends of Bradley tucky.
Goodwin of Lexington regret to
These contestants have been
learn of his illness in a Houston,
entered by the varixms Local
Texas Hospital. Mr. Goodwin,
Ds. 30. At the
former merchant and coal oper- Unions throughout
conclusion of the Beauty Contest
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
opera tionN He 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 bis
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
Presbyterian Church, Whites
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
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