Sunday, May 13
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday Evening,- MaVu.O, 1956
HOLBROOK'S STORE NOW
OPEN AT WHITAKER
The State Board of Election
Commissioners, in a meeting
held in the office of the Secretary of State on April 27, 1956,
appointed Harry L. Moore, the
Republican Election Commissioner, and Cassie Amburgey,
the Democratic Election Commissioner, of Letcher County,
and said Commissioners so appointed, and the Sheriff of
Letcher County, will constitute
the Letcher County Board of
Sncipp To Address
lioiDrooKs General btore is
now open for business across
the bridge at Whitaker. A com'
pliete line of wallpaper
Grey Seal Paint is among their
new merchandise now on dis
play. Everything is moderately
priced. They invite their many
friends to come in and see their
Rank of Battalion
was held at Stuart Robinson
school on May 6 at 6:30 P. M.
Mr. J. M. Burkich led the call
to worship. The Processional,
"Lead On 0 King Eternal," was
played by Josephine Caudill.
Rev. Watt Cooper read the Scrip
ture. The mixed chorus sang
"God So Loved The World". Mr.
McCutcheon led the evening
prayer. The Glee Club sang,
"Sundown" by Tillotson. Announcements were made by Mr.
W. L. Cooper. The sermon was
delivered by Rev. Watt Cooper
from Charlotte, North Carolina.
The hymn, "All Hail The Power'-wafollowed by the Benediction
by Mr. W. L. Cooper. The Recessional '.All The Saints',, con
cluded the service.
After the service, refreshments were served in the girls'
Bill Banks has received an
other outstanding honor at
Military Institute. Ac
cording to information received
from Col. Leslie C. Blankenship,
President. M.MJ.. Bill has re
ceived the appointment as Battalion Commander for" 1956-5This highest honor that a cadet
can receive carries the rating of
Cadet Lt. Colonel and is a position of honor and trust earned
through diligent work and leadership.
Banks, a fine
athlete and student is also a
member of the Cadet Choir and
Quartet; Wilsonian Literary Society and on the Staff of the
Cadet Newspaper and Annual.
He is the son of Mayor and
Mrs. Arthur Banks and the entire community is indeed proud
ot the record Bill has made for
himself at M. M. I.
By The Mayor of The City of
It has been customary to have a general clean-uweek in the city; and
WHEREAS, as a result of this
general clean-uwe take greater pride in our City for several
weeks thereafter; and
WHEREAS, It is to the general
interest and well being of our
citizens and visitors:
NOW, Therefore, I, Arthur T.
Banks, Mayor of the City of
Whitesburg, do hereby designate
the week beginning May 14, 1956
as General Clean-uWeek.
I call upon all the citizens of
the City to help in any way they
are able to make our City the
Cleanest in the State and have
directed the City employees to
help in any possible manner and
that the City equipment be used
in removing all rubbish placed
where they can get to it
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I
have hereunto set my hand and
caused the Seal of the City of
Whitesburg to be affixed.
Done at the City Hall this the
ninth day of May, 1956.
ARTHUR T. BANKS,
Mayor, City of Whitesburg.
Since the last issue of The
Eagle radio alarms and and
newspaper stories have stirred
up quite a bit of excitement-Th- ere
was at first the story of
bandit, a man conone-ara
sidered dangerous, accused of
kidnapping, and so the alerting
of state police that probably
went all the way to Florida
The most unusual thing about
this whole thing was that a Chief
Radio Announcer and a Printer's
wife were involved Now we are
not absolutely sure, but the latest rumor tells us itvwas just
the result of a Love Bug's bite;
Oh, yes, another unusial thing
about the case Boty parties
thank the follow
ing members of the VFW Club FEE
for donating blood for Mrs. Pat
We want to
Whitesburg Methodist Eastern State
May 20 Thru May 31.
Three Letcher Countians have
been named to receive honors
at the Ninth Annual Honors Day
Program at Eastern Kentucky
Janis McCIure, daughter of
Mrs. Elsie McCIure, of Whites
burg, has been tapped for membership in Cwens, leadership
honorary sorority for sophomore
women. Miss McCIure, former
graduate of Whitesburg High
School is also a member of the
bering one hundred students
will hold their commencement
exercises at 7:30 P. M., May 17
in the high school gymnasium.
Supt. C. V. Snapp of the Jenkins
Schools has accepted an invitation to deliver the commencement address. Mr. Snapp will
probably use for his subject
THANKS TO BLOOD
Collins of Red Fox, Ky., who has
been very ill at the Fleming
Hospital: Estill Banks, Fleming:
Herbert F. Brown and Jesse
Jr. of Whitesburg.
Salaried Judge Must Hear
Frankfort, Ky., May 4
Court of Appeals today struck
down the right of justice of the
peace courts in all counties except Jefferson County to try
In the historic,
"The Roads Ahead". Belfry is
opinion written by Commissionone of the largest high schools
er Robert Cullen, the court dein eastern Kentucky and accordclared an end to the fee system
ing to Principal Walter Brown
of justice in Kentucky courts.
this is one of the largest classes
The action sounds the death
Peggy Lou Wells, daughter of
to be graduated from the school.
knell of Kentucky speed traps.
Mrs. Charlotte Daniels of Seco,
Mr. Snapp advised that he is
As a result of it, persons aca sophomore, has been elected
very happy to have the privilege
cused of speeding and other
treasurer of the music, council.
of addressing the senior class
traffic offenses may not be tried
She is also a member of the
since the school has invited him
before a justice of the peace.
Music Club, Letcher County
to serve on the evaluation comTrial for any criminal offense
Club, Choir, Orchestra
mittee on several occasions. Bel
must hereafter be before County
Rev. Harold Dorsey, pastor of Band. Miss Wells is a graduate
fry has a well rounded academic
judges, police judges, or some
of Fleming-Neoprogram as well as vocational the Methodist Church Prestons-bur- Class of 1954.
other judicial officer not comKy., and Rev. James Kirk,
shop, music and athletics.
pensated by fees.
pastor of the Methodist Church,
Joan Farley, daughter of Mr.
Paid Salary In Jefferson
Wheelwright, Ky., will lead our and Mrs. Frank Farley of JenJustices of the peace in Jefmajoring
ferson County, however, are paid
Honor Summer Revival beginning Sun Education junior,been invited in
day, May 20.
a flat salary of $4,000 a year and
thus are exempt from today's
Rev. Dorsey will be the evan- membership in Kappa Delta Pi,
ruling. In other counties they
On Wednesday evening, Rev. gelist, and Rev. Kirk will be the and is also a member of the
Letcher County Club. She is a
are paid on a fee basis, and thus
and Mrs. C. A.' Lingle, Jr., were song leader.
graduate of Jenkins High School
honored at a covered dish sup
In a special meeting of the have a financial interest in the
Both these men graduated Class of 1952.
per at the Graham Memorial
Jenkins Board of Education call- fines they impose.
from Emory University in the
"It is our opinion that no jusPresbyterian Church. They were
ed for the purpose of electing
presented lovely gifts and many Candler School of Religion. They WORLD'S STRONGEST MAN TO school personnel on May 2, Ray tification exists for perpetuating
good wishes for their work in are very successful ministers. APPEAR ON WRESTLING
Pigman was elected head football a system that is designed and
We will be happy to have you MATCH AT JENKINS, SAT.,
the Church at Concord, North
coach and director of athletics calculated to deprive accused
Carolina. Rev. and Mrs. Lingle take the privilege of this early MAY 12, at 8:15 P. M.
His persons of due process of law,"
for the school year 1956-5meeting, and help us
will leave next week for Con summer
Wrestling at Jenkins Field election followed a conference the court said.
Said the court:
cord where he has accepted the with the religious life of the House this week features the with the chairman of the" board
"It is our opinion that until
pastorate of the Church there community.
World's Strongest Man, All Sasz and the superintendent of
some other method of compenThis announcement came from against a capable opponent as schools.
R. Hampton Barnette, pastor of yet to be selected. He will exMr. Pigman is one of Ken- sation is provided by statute,
Methodist hibit feats of strength between tucky's most successful coaches. justices of the peace in counties
matches which has. to be seen to He is also experienced as athletic having less than 250,000 popula To
be believed. The other match director having held this posi- tion have no jurisdiction to trycases.
the Whitesburg High
Hutchins go" against "Mr."Wildmana Far- tion in His coming to Jenkins criminal does not affect their
Will Be Commencefall out of three with no holds will add strength to both the justification to hold examining
Barred 60 minute time limit.
academic and athletic programs. trials in criminal cases, however,
The fans have asked for this He will complete the work for or their jurisdiction in civil cas
The commencement speaker match so here it is.
his master's degree at the Uni es."
for the graduation exercises of
versity of Kentucky in August
tion is the arbitrary figure set
the Whitesburg High School senby State law to place Jefferson
ior class of 1956 will be Dr.
County in a separate classificaFrancis Stephenson Hutchins.
President of Berea College. The"
Upholds Pike Ruling
class of 147 will receive their
In handing down its opinion,
diplomas' in the Whitesburg
Gym. The processional will bethe court upheld a decision of
Judge Jean L. Auxier of Pike
gin at 7:30 p. m.
Circuit Court. It was based on.
Dr. Hutchins. the fifth presi '
case involving Fon Roberts.
dent of Berea College, succeeded
justice of the peace in Pike
his father, Dr. William J. HutchCounty District No. 1, and
ins, to the presidency in 1939.
Brown Martin Noel:
He received his A. B. degree
This is how the case developfrom Oberlin College; A. M. from
Yale University and the honorNoel was arrested December
ary degree of LL.D. from Ober31, 1954, on a charge of drunklin, Lake Forest College, and the
enness in a public place.
University of Kentucky.
He did not appear in Roberts
Dr. Robert R. Martin
court, but was represented by
Dr. Hutchins was engaged in
On Monday evening, May 14, educational
his attorney who filed an obwork in China in
at 8:00 o'clock Dr. Robert R. connection with Oberlin-i- China
jection to the jurisdiction of the
Martin, State Superintendent of and Yale-iJustice of the Peace Court
China. He will also
Public Instruction will deliver be the commencement speaker
Moved for Transfer
the commencement address to at the Fleming-NeoThe attorney also filed a moHigh School Named Democrat for the Only Man of that political persuasion in
seniors on Thursday evening, May 17, the community, mail is dispensed by Mrs. Lizzie Williams from tion to transfer the case to Pike
the class of sixty-fou- r
a crude office in the Kentucky mountains to three eager little County Quarterly Court on the
in the Jenkins High School Au at 7:00 o'clock p. m.
patrons. The more "citified" readers probably won't even notice ground that trial by the justice
ditorium. This is one of the largest classes to be graduates from
the hitching me hanging handily on the wall or the dipper con- court would constitute a violaGradua- veniently located on the right. (Photo by Courier-Journ& Times) tion of due process of law bethe Jenkins High School. Dr.
Martin may have something to tion Week
cause "of the pecuniary interest
through the years, so we wel- of the justice of the peace" in.
say in his address about imBaccalaureate Sermon Gym
come and appreciate this ac- the outcome.
provements to be realized from
nasium 7:30 p. m., Sunday, May
count of the Democrat office.
the fully financed Foundation 13, Speaker, Rev. C. A. Lingle.
Roberts denied the motion,
The writer "for The Gazette but announced he would waive
Program for the schools.
a brief historical his costs and fees. He then defurnishes
Eighth Grade Graduation Ex
Dr. Martin was graduated from
sTcetch of both the office and clared Noel's appearance
Stanford High School, received ercises School Auditorium, May
They also furnish forfeited, empaneled a jury, and
A. B. at Eastern, 1934; M. A. at 15, 7:30 p. m. Address by Mr.
a photo of the building, the tried Noel in absentia. The jury
University of Kentucky, 1940; Jack Burkich.
The Postmaster's Gazette de- postmaster and three patrions. set a $20 fine.
Wednesday, 10:00 A. M., SenEd. D. Teachers College, Colum
contributed by E. C. Watts
votes space to a Letcher County
bia University, 1950. He is a ior Class Day Exercises.
Noel then applied to Pike Ciro
Postmaster and Post Office.
Awarding of medals.
Amerimember of KEA, NEA,
cuit Court for an injunction to
The April Edition of the Post- POSTMASTER TOILS ON THRU prevent Roberts from carrying
Friday. May 18, Gymnasium,
can Association of School Ad
Masonic Lodge, 7:30 p. m. Graduation Exercis master's Gazette, the official TRAGEDIES TO SERVE MINING out the judgment. Judge Aiixicr
Phi Delta Kappa, Kappy Delta es. Speaker: President .Francis Magazine of the National Asso- FAMILIES IN KY. HAMLET granted the injunction, and Robo
Pi, Deacon, Presbyterian Church. S. Hutchins. President of Berea ciation of Postmasters of the
erts appealed to the Court of
United States is published at
About 62 years ago there was Appeals.
The baccalaureate service for College.
Valedictorian, Joella Fay Craft. Pascaeeula, Mississippi and edit- a single Democrat living in a
the senior class of Jenkins High
Cites U. S. Ruling
nest of Republicans in a little In reaching its decision toat the First Salutatorian: Christine Banks. ed by Mr. Arthur V. Smith.
School will be held
The singular fact of the Poli- community and he must have day, the court relied on two
Methodist Church, Sunday, May
tical party name Democrat for felt pretty out of place. Howev earlier decisions
13, at 8:00 P. M. The annual WILL COMBS REPORTED
a post office in a Republican er, when the first post office States Supreme Court case of
sermon will be preached by CRITICALLY ILL
Rev. Ben Lgndrum, minister of
Will Combs who is a patient stronghold attracts peculiar at- was established there it was Tumey versus the State of Ohio,
named for him and bears that and the Kentucky Court of Apthe First Baptist Church of Jen- in Good Samaritan Hospital in tention.
I am sure it would be interest- name to this day Democrat, peals case of Wagers versus
kins. Music will be furnished Lexington is reported critically
by the Girls Glee Club of the ill. Members ot his famuy are ing to have the history of the Ky.
Sizemore. The Appeals Court
(continued on back page)
at his bedside.
local high school.
office? that have existed down
(Continued on back page)
Work With Jenkins
Schools Next Year
The following named students
from Letcher County and who
are now attending Lee's Junior
College made the Dean's Honor
Roll for the second six weeks of
Nina Dean Day, Billy Royce
Brown, Lenora Martin, Nina Lee
The Belfry Senior Class num-
DEAN'S HONOR STUDENTS
AT LEE'S COLLEGE
Thurs., May 17
REVIVAL MEETING Receive Honors
BUDDY POPPY SALE
Saturday, May 5th Inez Und'
erwood, Chairman of The Buddy
Poppy Sale, and members of the
, Ladies Auxiliary sold Buddy
Poppies. The sale was a huge
success, with proceeds going to
the National Home to be used
to benefit disabled Veterans.
We would like to thank Rosemary and Janet Faye Sergent
who helped to make this sale
the citizens of our county, for
this very worthy cause, is great"CITY OF WH1TESBURG
Notice of Election
WHEN THE LOVE BUG
SPRING TRAINING FOOTBALL
On Thursday, May 3rd, Coach
and Mrs. Ed Moore entertained
the 1956 Whitesburg football
team and managers with a wein- er roast in their back yard.
Guests included, Mr. Bill
of Ashland, Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Stallard, Jr., and Nika
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