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VOLUME NO. 41.
WHITESBURG, LETCHER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY EVENING,
Club Rally Day
To Be Held May 15
The date set for
Club Rally Day is May
15th, at 10:00 a. m. at the Whitesburg Grade
At this Rally all girls taking sewing Projects are urged to enter their work and compete for prizes against the other girls of the
County. Girls are urged to complete their
projects and be ready to enter the Contests.
This contest will be carried out in the form of
a Style Show.
The Demonstration Teams
will also compete for Prizes at
the Spring Rally. Boys Team
and individual demonstrations
will receive Prizes aswill the
Club Members from the
entire county are invited to
attend this big day whether
they enter the contests or not.
Club members are urged to
plan now for May 15th at 10: 00
(C.S.T.) at Whitesburg Grade
Opening game of baseball is
scheduled for Saturday night,
May 1, Jenkins vs- - Pennington
Gap. Many good games are
being planned for the coming
Body Of Youth
Found In River
Beckley, W. Va.,
Three boys watched a companion drown this week-enin a modern version of Aesop's
Fable about "The Boy Who
Fire Chief Bernard Martin
said Robert Lee Tyree, 16, of
nearby Dry Hill, apparently
became sick while swimming
in a fish pond here. James
Lively, 14 one of the party,
said Tyreee called for help,
but his companions at first
thought he was joking as he
had at other times.
IS THE LITTLE
I Imtj always lived in Old Kentucky,
I am a brave man, but not single.
My initials aire in this Jiagle.
FIRST CLUE-RO- WS
are news, and we have no naws it way
Sioux City Sue.
THIRD CLUE "My Work Up North Continues to be,
While the People Back Home Depend on Me-New Clue:
I am old yet young, my work has always been
by brain and tongue.
The little Kentuckian is not W. Howes Meade or
BENEFIT SENIORS CLASS, JENKINS, KY.
Mail To: "CONTEST"
' Care MOUNTAIN EAGLE
Here is my entry. I am enclosing $
to help the Jenkins Seniors.
rhe Little Kentuckian Is
A $2995 Dormyer Mixer Donated by
Quillen Electric Co., Neon, Ky., and
A Sampsonite Handbag, donated by
Green Metal Lawn Chair,
donated by McRoberts Self Service Store.
Ham or More donated by
.Album of Hiwaiian Records
Whittaker Music Company, East Jenkins, Ky.
$7.95 Blue Silk Gown Donated by
Conley Clothing Store, East Jenkins, Ky.
Added prizes this week: $5.00 in dry cleaning donated by
Mullins Pressing Shop East Jenkis. $10.00 Fonutain pen donated by Childers Drug Co., East Jenkins.
Read The Eagle weekly for new clues and prizes.
The first correct name sent in will be the winner. (In
Jase of duplication the one post marked first will be the
Watch your local paper each week for new clues, new
prizes and name of winner.
(Contest Promoted and Advertised through the Eagle
for the Benefit of the Senior Class of Jenkins High
Pound C. Of C. In
APRIL 29, 1948.
Grand Jury Hears
Charges On Holdup
Of Bank of Pound
Jenkins, Ky., April 26 The
former Jenkins Hospital now
Pound, Va., April 23.
Norton, Va. April 22
The known as Sharon Heights HosPound River Chamber of Com- pital is now in a position to Charges against the three men
several care for contract patients as alleged to have held up the
months ago, is hard at work on well as private patients and Peoples Bank of Pound last
negotiations for a Chesapeake also provide for Office calls as Thursday were brought before
and Ohio R. R. freight depot formerly.
the Wise County grand jury
for Pound and vicinity.
We are happy to inform our Monday morning.
Recent surveys taken among patrons of the high qualificaTwo of the men charged by
the merchants and business tions of our chief surgeon, Dr. the state and federal governfirms of Pound and vicinity John B. Floyd Jr.
ment as being involved in the
show a great deal of freight is Dr. Floyd has his A. B. from robbery, Fred: Blackburn, of
brought there. Much of this the University of Kentucky; Wheelwright, Ky., and Newfreight comes by rail to other M. D. from the University of man "Red" Mullins, of Pound,
towns and then is shipped to Louisville; Internship from St. are being held in the Wise
Pound by truck.
Elizabeth Hospital Covington, jail while the third, Homer
The results of the survey Kentucky; Residence in medi- Bates, also of Wheelwright,
have lead many citizens of cine at the General Hospital in who was shot in the left arm
Pound to believe that the pos- Louisville: three years in sur- and abdomen while attempting
sibilities of the C. & O. estab- gery at Ochsner Clinic, New to flee "from the bank is relishing a freight station in Orleans, La., two years surgery ported in good condition at the
Pound are good.
at the Lexington Clmic, New Norton General Hospital.
The Pound River Chamber Orleans, La., two years surgery
Regular term of court comof Commerce has been very ac- at Lexington Clinic, Lexing- menced Monday, with Judge
tive in many new develop- ton, Ky.
George Morton on the bench.
ments in the new coal field
He is also a member of the The civil term continues for
around Pound and it's activi- following:
The Kentucky two weeks, the criminal term
ties were very instrumental in State Medical Association The beginning Monday, May 3,
into American Medical Association. with the old cases coming up
getting the railroads
Senior Fellow of Southeast- first, followed by
The Chamber of Commerce ern 'Surgical Congress and
is an organization that func- Fellow of the Alumni AssociaTo Help
tioned years ago, but was re- tion of the Alton Ochsner
activated this past winter. It's Medical Foundation. Has taken Keep U. S. "Bread
main objectives are for the the examination of the Amdevelopment and betterment erican Board of Surgery: Basket" Filled
of Pound and vicinity. It is Master of Science degree in
With domestic food conaffiliated with the Virginia Surgery from the Tulane Uni- sumption increasing yearly, to- State Chamber of Commerce. versity of Louisiana. While in 'gether with continued de
Lexington Dr. Floyd was on mands for foreign aid,
the staff of the Good Samari- Club members are determined
Cooper Speaks on
tan Hospital and St. Joseph to help keep America's "bread
Educational Program Hospital and was attending basket" filled.
W. L. Cooper, Superintend- surgeon at the Fayette County
For this specific purpose,
ent of Stuart Robinson School Cancer Clinic and the Cancer roundly 200 thousand farm
was the principal speaker at Clinic of the St. Joseph Hos- youth are taking part in the
the Rotary Luncheon meeting pital.
Friday. Mr. Cooper spoke We feel that his services will awards program. The program
briefly on the new legislation be most acceptable to all of our is designed to help
governing schools and partic patrons.
quire a better knowledge and
Sharon Heights Hospital
ularly the new law which prodevelop skills in approved
vides for physical examinafarming practices that will
tions for both students and Commonwealth of Kentucky serve to increase production of
teachers. Mr. Cooper thinks DEPARTMENT of 'REVENUE food, feed and fiber crops. The
farming practices include carethe new ruling, although a
huge undertaking, is a fine
ful selection of seed and most
April 23, 1948
thing and a step in the right
proficient use of land and
direction. He also states that Hon. Arthur Dixon
available farm machinery.
in order to meet the new re Judge Letcher County
Awards for superior H
quirements it will be necessary Whitesburg, Kentucky
crop production records proto solicit the support ol the Dear Judge Dixon:
vided again this year by Intergeneral public.
The Kentucky Tax Commis- national Harvester Company
sion has examined the assess are county medals, a Chicago
The subject of a better tele ments as of July 1, 1947 as re H Club Congress trip for the
phone system was also brought ported by the county tax com- state winner, and $200.00 Fowup at this meeting. It seems missioners and equalized by ler McCormick scholarships
that plans are under way the county boards of super- for national champions.
whereby better telephone fa- visors. After comparison with Last year's state winner in
cilities will be provided and assessments of other counties Kentucky was Sammie Windpossibly a new dial system for and other data in the hands of ers of Tolu- Whitesburg and vicinity. Mr. the Commission,
There were sixty-seve- n
Virgil Picklesimer has been were ordered in the assessment county medal winners in Kenworking for a better system of property.
tucky last year.
for several months- - He states
This is the fourth consecu
Kind of Property
that a better system may be Lands and Improvements Farm tive year of the program,
hadi but that rates are subject
5 per which is supervised by the ExPer Cent Increase
to be increased.
tension Service. County excent.
These increases are necess- tension agents will furnish
The Rotary Ladies Night ary to equalize the assessment complete information.
meeting will be held on May of your county with that of
21st. A committee has been other counties.
Dave Craf I Receives
appointed to work out plans
In accordance with sections
for this annual event.
133.150 and 133.160 Kentucky Gift From Ins. Co.,
On the 22nd and the 23rd
Revised Statutes, notice is
hereby given you and the tax- of this month a Sales Congress
payers of your county of this of the Kentucky agents of the
action of. the Commission. A Reliance Life were held by ofWord has Just been received copy of this notice is attached, ficials of the company to those
at the office of the County to be posted in a conspicuous agents witli outstanding reSuperintendent of Schools that place, in your county, as re- cords during the past twelve
all three of the High Schools quired by law.
months. Among those receivunder the County SuperintenAny official or taxpayer r ing awards was Dave Craft of
dent have a high rating and the county desiring to protest McRoberts. He was awarded a
are fully accredited as Stand- this action may be heard by beautiful and expense engravard high schools. Also that all the Commission at three o'- ed Hamilton wrist watch for
work in our schools will be clock Thursday May 6, 1948, at Mrs. Craft. This is a very unfully recognized by the State the offices of the Department usual prize and was awarded
Department of Education and of Revenue, Frankfort.
for having submitted a very
the State Colleges as entrance
substantial volume of business
H- - Clyde Reeves, Chairman each and every week during
Kentucky Tax Commission
the past twelve months.
Now that the Kentucky
Mr. Craft contracted with
Wildcat basketeers are off the
Each year the President of the Reliance Life Insurance
sports pages temporarily an- the United States receives Company in February 1945,
other Kentucky event moves hundreds of gifts; the practice and he has already distinguishinto the spotlight. On May 1 started in George Washing- ed himself as one of the comthe 74th consecutive running ton's day.
pany's leading insurance salesof the Kentucky Derby will be
men. We salute him for doing
held at Churchill Downs in There are more than 2,300,-00- 0 a good job in a conscientious
Boy Scouts in the world. and desirable way.
Clean Up, Paint Up
Week Planned For
May 10 - 14th
Junior Chamber of Commerce to Sponsor
Clean Up, Paint Up and Fix Up Week,
Assisted by Lions Club, Rotary Club and
The Civic Clubs of Whitesburg have gone
into action on a Project of major importance
to every citizen of Whitesburg.
knows of the ill effects of having trash, dirt,
unkept buildings and rats around their
High Court Affirms
Death for Nease
Franklort, The Court of Ap
peals attirmea the death sentence toaay of Jasper JNease,
hrst of three hitchnme slayers
wnose case reacnea nere.
IN ease, JJaniei Mcfeak and
Heroert H. Workman, after
neeing tne guardnouse at Fort
Knox Marcsn 13 a year ago,
were convicted of armed
of Vernon C riodges in
Liouisville. he yielded to tneir
plea for a riae and was f ouna
later beaten and drowned in
the Kentucky River in Perry
Tne trio was indicted for
murder, but were tried first,
separately, in Louisville on the
aiso carry a maximum penalty
of death. McPeak and Workman, also condemned to die,
nave appeals pending here.
Nease has 3U days in which
to ask the high court to reconsider today's ruling. If u
declines, a date will be set for
his execution in the electric
chair at Eddyville Penitentiary.
Attracts Large Crowd
On Friday night, April 23,
the Whitesburg Yellow Jackets and the Fleming Pirates
met on the Whitesburg Field
for a spring football practice
game. An exciting game with
Whitesburg holding the score
was played before a large
crowd of fans. The Yellow-jacke- ts
scored twice in the
nrst quarter. Receiving a pass
from Eddie Minns, Porky
Polly ran about 50 yards for
the first touchdown. For the
second score, Billy Kincer
caught a pass in the end zone.
Two extra points were made
on kicks by James Gose. Early
in the fourth quarter, Ralph
Palumbo, going round left end
ran about 35 yards for a touchdown. Extra point missed. Line
up for Yellowjackets was as
Mr. and Mrs. Sol Potter of
Harrodsburg and Mr. and Mrs.
Dale Bonta of Versailles were
visiting Mr. and Mrs. J. B.
of Kona over the week
Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Wrjght
of Neon have moved to Florida
for their health. Mrs. Wright
has been ill and was advised by
her physician to change
There seemed to be NO
doubt in anyone's mind at the
first Committee Meeting as to
the need for a drive to help
make Whitesburg a more beau
tiful and Pleasant place m
which to live- - Now the Committee will need the help of
EVERYONE in order to make
Week a complete
Some ways in which every
Property Owner may help are:
1. Clean out the attic and
put trash on the curb in a conspicuous place.
2. The Basement also needs
cleaning usually that will get
rid of many rats and certainly
will give more space for needed storage.
3. Old fences which are run
down should be torn down and
piled together so they can be
should be piled where they can
be seen and hauled away.
5. All lawns should be
mowed and cleaned.
6. Emptv lots should be
cleaned and the debris made
ready to be hauled away.
7. A little Whitewash eoes
a long way in making the place
look more attractive.
There are of course other
ways of Cleaning ud around
the place. The house wife
Knows of these, but it is urged
that the property owners make
their own places readv for
The Week of Mav 4
the week all trash of all kinds
from trees to paper and grass
will be hauled away on Friday May 14, without a penny's
cost to the owner. This is
FREE. The committee requests everyone's help
putting the trash on the curb
so it will be seen and picked
up. On the 14th, there will be
lour trucks working to haul
away all trash, so you need
not be afraid it will not be
The Committee met Mandav.
April 26, and have worked out
many plans for getting the
job completed. The following
members from the four civic
clubs of Whitesburg were
McKinley Day, Chm.
Miss Hazel Childers
Mrs. Louis Ammerman
But this only represents a
very small number of the committee. Every citizen will be
a member of one committee or
The Committee requests the
cooperation of every citizen
and many will be called on in
the near future.
Here's hoping next month
we'll see Whitesburg more
beautiful than this.