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TOW. "'"''Cttltvoft. Scrf.u. r EiiVru-Kme- , . "7 nr -- OrTTINQ v - -- J "wIM8 To Mis - . w "non Ky. 40506 MOUNTAIN EAGLE IT SCREAMS! New ' ng ob five-coun- Fred-Caudill- , ns 40-we- ek 40-we- ek ek ek 40-we- ' 34-we-ek PTA MEETS MONDAY The Whitesburg PTA will meet Monday night, April 24, at 7; 30 o'clock. 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 Courier-Journa- l, which had 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 a week. Six will work for 25 weeks; twelve for 50. If all goes well, the program may be after that. The men will do some WE&T-sty-le -- - brush-cuttiwork and 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. 29-ho- ur ng ARTS FESTIVAL 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 brother-in-la- w Estll Whitaker, Detroit, at Norris Lake in Tennessee last week. They caught ab'out 80 cropple and bass, and h, a big 5 lb, walleve, which was taken by Whitaker. 27-inc- DELAY BY-PA- SS 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 ns ur , ' Vol. 59, No. 49 WARD INDICATES programs set Details were released this week programs designed to absorb men cut from the Work Experience and Training Program. The programs are: Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA) Vocational Training fOJT) voclasses; cational training; and Nelson Amendment projects. The. largest of the three, MDTA, will supposedly provide some vocational training for approximately 130 men in the ty area supervised by the Hazard office of the state Employment Service (the five counties: Letcher, Knott, Perry, Leslie, Breathitt). As of this week, district 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: mechanics. Eighteen course; men will take a meeting at Hazard, body repair. Also a course, with ,18 men being taught In Hazard and 18 more in Whitesburg. Fifteen men course at will take a the Letcher Manufacturing Company plant at Isom. maintenance. This course, with will be a 18 men meeting in Hazard, 18 in Whitesburg. Electrician. Eighteen men course in will take a Jackson. Drafting; Eighteen men will take a 42- - week course, in Jackson. Welding. Nine men will course in Whitesfake a burg. The training, which Is financed on three Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday, April 20, 1967 HEADS CAMPAIGNJimmy Brown of Whitesburg has been appointed Letcher County campaign chairman of the Ward for Governor campaign. Brown, a native of Whitesburg, is presi- v dent of the Letcher County Young Democrat Club. He is a college student. Crafts Colly meeting scheduled 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 ant to 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 Chandler-Watetfie- ld , 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 telephone manager Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Co. , has announced ( appointment of Art Willett as group manager of Bell's activities in the area. 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 "Family Life" to be talked Setzer lawn honored by club D. S. 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 of arrangements. 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 Richard Robinson. 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 the church. He was employed by the Consolidation Coal Co. , for many years as an electrician, and had been retired for about 13 years. Wright. 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. A TENT CATERPILLAR RED CROSS CHAIRMAN August 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. CONTROLS URGED AS WORMS REACH HATCHING STAGE eastern tent 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 this year. 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 Frankfort---Th- e se-v- ln sence of caterpillar egg masses through a sample of wild cherry trees in 30 counties across the state. 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 sides. 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 spring. 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 said. 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.

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