PTA MEETS MONDAY
The Whitesburg PTA will meet
Monday night, April 24, at 7; 30
There will be election of officers for the coming year, and a
film on disaster preparedness
will be shown.
The last few regular meetings
of the PTA were postponed because of weather, and parents
are urged to make a special effort to Attend this meeting.
by the U. S. Department ,of Labor
under the Manpower Development and Training Act, will
begin in all of these categories
by next Monday, according to
Caudlll. Some of the courses
are already under way. Additional courses may be launched
during the summer.
The men will work eight-hodays
not including transportation to and from work -- - for a
base pay of $34 a week. The
base will be padded out with a
stipend of $5 for eacM dependent, up to six dependents, and
a transportation allowance amount'
ing to about five cents per mile.
When the training programs
are completed, the Employment
Service will try to find the men
jobs. How successful the effort
is will be the only way to check
the success of the program.
The two other programs inder
way for WE&T cutoffs' will put a
smaller number of men to work.
Eighteen Letcher Countians will
be switched to Nelson Amendment projects administered locally by the LKLP Community
Action Council. Someone in
Washington, where the money
comes from, decided last week
to call this 'Operation Mainstream" and the Louisville
already reported the Nelson
project, reported Operation
Mainstream as though it were
another program. But they are
one and the same. The men
working on NelsonMainstream
will be paid $1. 40 an hour for
week. Six will work
for 25 weeks; twelve for 50.
If all goes well, the program
The men will do some WE&T-sty-le
-- - brush-cuttiwork
and some communthe like
ity improvement work such as
repairs on community centers.
One hundred men in the four
counties of Letcher, Knott, Perry
and Leslie will take On the Job
Training (OJT) in which private
employers will train them in a
variety of jobs, paying them at
least the federal minimum wage
of $1. 40 an hour and being reimbursed by the U. S. Department
of Labor until training is complete. Training varies in length
according to the type of job involved. When it has been completed, the men theoretically
become regular employees of
the training company.
AT ALICE LLOYD
Pippa Passes, Kentucky - The
drama of Shakespeare and the
poetry of Edna St. Vincent Mil-la- y
will highlight Alice Lloyd
College's fourth annual Fine Arts
Festival April 23-2- 9.
Louisville's Carriage House
Players will present four performances of 'Shakespeare, including "Julius Ctesar, " "Romeo and
Juliet," "Twelth Night," and
"Hamlet.'" The players are a repertory group specializing In
Shakespeare and the classics for
secondary school and college
audiences. They are directed
by C. Douglas Ramey, Louisville.
Performances on the College
Green are scheduled for 9:30
a.m., April 27 and 28, 7:30p,
m., April 28, and 2:00 p.m.,
on the 29th. The morning dates
were arranged to allow high schools
opportunity to make the performances available to their students
Other features of the mountain
Junior college's festical include
a concert bythe Louisville String
Quartet at 7 p.m., April 28. The
quartet's program will be aimed
especially at young listeners.
FISHING WAS GOOD for Woodford Blair, Whitesburg, and his
Detroit, at Norris Lake in Tennessee last week. They caught
ab'out 80 cropple and bass, and
5 lb, walleve,
which was taken by Whitaker.
Former state highway commissioner Henry Ward, campaigning
for the Democratic nomination
for Governor, told Letcher Co Jnt-iathis week that construction
of the Ky. 15 bypass around
Whitesburg Is likely to be further delayed "because right now
there's no way to build it without tearing down half 0f Whitesburg."
Ward said that until a satisfactory route can be engineered,
funds for construction of Ky. 15
will be spent mostly between
Hazard and Jackson.
He explained that the section
of new highway between Whitesburg and Isom had been built at
least partly as a gesture to Indicate that the state had not "forgotten all about Letcher County."
Speaking at the Letcher County
Courthouse Saturday, Ward asked
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Details were released this week
designed to absorb men cut from
the Work Experience and Training
The programs are: Manpower
Development and Training Act
(MDTA) Vocational Training
cational training; and Nelson
The. largest of the three,
MDTA, will supposedly provide
some vocational training for
approximately 130 men in the
area supervised by
the Hazard office of the state
Employment Service (the five
counties: Letcher, Knott, Perry,
Leslie, Breathitt). As of this
manager of the Employment
Service, could not pinpoint the
exact number of Letcher Count-lawho would be receiving vocational training. But he did
provide a breakdown of the kind
of training they would receive:
men will take a
meeting at Hazard,
body repair. Also a
course, with ,18 men
being taught In Hazard and 18
more in Whitesburg.
will take a
the Letcher Manufacturing Company plant at Isom.
will be a
18 men meeting in Hazard, 18
Electrician. Eighteen men
will take a
Drafting; Eighteen men
will take a 42- - week course, in
Welding. Nine men will
course in Whitesfake a
The training, which Is financed
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday, April 20, 1967
Brown of Whitesburg has been
appointed Letcher County campaign chairman of the Ward for
Governor campaign. Brown, a
native of Whitesburg, is presi-
dent of the Letcher County
Young Democrat Club. He is
a college student.
voters to examine his record as
highway commissioner when they
decide, how to ote in the May
23 primary election.
"Nothing is as vitally Importindustry and
tourist trade as a modern highway
system, " he said. "That is why
I take great pride in the things
that were done In Letcher County
while I was commissioner."
He noted that during his administration as commissioner,
some $9, 500, 000 was spent on
highways in Letcher County, as
opposed to $1, 500, 000 in the
There will be a special community meeting in Craft Colly
at 7 p. m. Saturday, April 22,
at the Craft Colly Missionary
Baptist Church. Everyone Is invited to attend.
Art Willett named
Southern Bell Telephone and
Telegraph Co. , has announced
appointment of Art Willett as
group manager of Bell's activities
Cooperative Extention Service
Willett will succeed Jay GIpe,
will present an Area Family Life
who has been transferred to the
Seminar on "Men, Women, and
Morals, " at University of Ky. Sout Richmond district.
Willett's wife, Sylvia, is a
east Center at Cumberland, on
Thursday, April 27, from 10 A, M. native of Jenkins, Ky. , and Is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
to 2:00 P. M.
Jim Wright, and sister of Roy
to be talked
honored by club
The Whitesburg Garden Club
announced it has chosen the lawn
of Mr. and Mrs. D. S. Setzer,
Texas Avenue, Whitesburg, as
"Lawn of the Month" for April.
The club said it was starting
the new program of recognition
of outstanding law: j and would
cite a different lawn each month
In the Whitesburg area. Lawns
will be selected by a committee,
and each lawn will be Identified
by a small sign saying "Lawn of
the Month, "
BEN ROBINSON DIES
Funeral services for Ben H.
Robinson were held at the First
Church of God in Neon, Ky. ,
on Wednesday, April 5.
Services were conducted by Rev.
Marlon Mangold and Rev. Isaac
Young, Jr. , with special music
by the church choir.
He was taken to Lawrence County for burial in the family plot
at Buckanan Chapel just north of
Louisa on April 6. Banks and
Craft Funeral Home was in charge
Robinson passed away at his
home April 3. He had been a
resident of Neon for 39 years. He
was born in Floyd County, Ky. ,
March 17, 1988, and was the
son of Satchle Mae Ferguson and
He was married to Sarah Lee
Williams at Jenkins, Ky. , on
April 17, 1913, who survives
him. Also surviving are a brother, Warren Robinson, Zelda,
Ky. ; a sister, Pearl Howel), of
Orsville, Wash., and a nephew
whom they raised, Bennle Hatton
of Lancaster, Ky.
He was a member of the Assembly of God of Neon and was an
active member and supporter of
He was employed by the Consolidation Coal Co. , for many
years as an electrician, and had
been retired for about 13 years.
native of Maysville, Ky. ,
Willett began his career with the
phone company in 1957 at Louisville. He served as manager at
Bardstown from 1960 to 1965,
when he went to Danville as area
commercial supervisor. He comes
to Plkeville from Danville.
Wllletts wife and son, David,
will remain In Danville until
June 1 at the end of the school
year. Mrs. Willett teaches.
RED CROSS CHAIRMAN
CodispotI of Whitesburg Is serving as chairman of the 1967 Red
Cross fund drive in Letcher Coun-
ty. The drive will take place
this month. CodispotI said donations may be sent to him at his
home, 207 Cowan, Whitesburg.
He said he would like to hear
from mothers of servicemen who
would volunteer for a "Mothers
March for Our Boys" to be conducted later in April.
AS WORMS REACH HATCHING STAGE
caterpillar, a long-tibane of
summer outdoor activities, is now
in the hatching stage and the Kentucky Division of Forestry is urging landowners to begaln immediately to control the pest.
The Insects feed on cherry, apple, crabapple and similar fruit
trees. They form silvery, silken
webs or tents In ths forks of the
trees and almost completely defoliate them.
Harry Nadler, associate director of the forestry division, said
the caterpillars can be easily
controlled now by burning or
spraying with majathlon or
chemicals. Control becomes
more difficult the longer they
are allowed to live, Nadler said.
Kentucky has had a wide
of the caterpillars In
the past few years, Nadler said,
and infsetatlon is expected to
reach all sections of the state
Heaviest Infestltlon, a survey revealed, is expected in
Taylor Casey, Marlon, Green,
Adair, Menifee, Morgan, Montgomery, Powell, Wolfe, Magoffin, Elliot, Rowan, Clark,
Letcher, Knott, Perry, and Harlan counties.
Conducted last fall by the
forestry division and the U. S.
Forest Service, the survey w as
the first of Its kind in the nation.
It sought to determine the pre
sence of caterpillar egg masses
through a sample of wild cherry
trees in 30 counties across the
From these egg masses the caterpillar larvae emerge In the
spring to begin defoliation of
the host tree. The larvae grow
to about two inches in lenth, and
hairy with a white strip down the
back, bordered by reddish-brow- n
patches with blue spots on the
The caterpillars fed for about
six weeks , eventually becoming
moths. After mating, the female
moths again lay In the fall their
eggs in masses that form bands
around the branches of the host
tree, to hatch the following
Nadler said each egg mass
contains from 150 to 350 eggs.
The first sigh of their presence
on the trees are white- - colored
tents or webs.
Another survey will becon-ducte-d
next month to see if
there is a correlation brtween
the numbers of egg masses found
last fall and the actual infestation of the caterpillars, Nadler
He said his division has prepared abrochuru on how to deal
with the pest. Copies of It can
be had by writing to the Kentucky Department of Natural Resources, division of forestry,
Capitol Annex, Frankfort, Kentucky, 41601.