Unlvoraity of Kentucky
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THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 1960
Wells holds Money to be available
for new school plant
ONE OF THESE WILL
JurtPe Wells said.
"Trtd"v in mv ninth venr on
this benrh. there arc 129 cases
on the civil docket. Mavbe one
of them Is more than a year old.
"Now. I was raised on a farm,
and had the dutv of helping to
Letcher County soon will have school system's borrowing po$350,000 to spend on a new tential results from an increase
school building, Supt. William in appropriations voted by the
I960 legislature and from creH. Hall said this week.
ation of a state school building
ActuaJy, the county school
system won't have the cash In bonding authority, which will
hand but will have the ability back up bond issues of local
to borrow Uiat much more mon- school districts.
So far the county school board
ey and repay it over a period of
has not discussed what use it
will make of the money which
Hall said a fiscal agent told
will be available.
him this week that the State Department of Education had said
tho county's borrowing potential would be that much. Hall
not had offical
said he had
word from the department.
Thcro arc nlno places a building might go, the superintendent Indicated, and It will be up
to the school board to decido
where tho money will be spent.
The gratifying total of 14
Hall said ho considers the Sc- - young
musicians from the
area and the Whitesburg High School band
Colson area emergency areas.
have been chosen as members
A Stato Department of Edu- of tho
cation survey in tho early 1950's take part in the Southeastern
center Music Association's annual fesrecommended a
at Whitesburg and tho $350,000 tival at Harlan on April
would not build all of that, he
They are Billy Cayce. first
said. (The new high school-grad- e
school building at Letcher solo cornet; Billy Hall, assistant
has 24 rooms and cost $350,-000- solo cornet; Emil Joe Clay, assistant second cornet;
Tho increase in tho county Merylo Brown, second cornet.
Darrell Gilliam, third cornet;
clarinet; Tommy Ray Shout,
baritone; Miss Barbara Lynne
Bentlcy, third clarinet; Miss
Annette Hilton, second clarinet.
Miss Sherry Canaster, second
clarinet; Miss Nancy Clay, alto
Dr. Robert R, Martin, manag- - saxaphone; Miss Fern Fulton.
or of the successful Bert Combs bass clarinet; and Miss Carol
campaign for governor, was Canaster, alto clarinet.
elected Tuesday to the $15,000
Director Rolland Secontlne
a year post as president of took two members of his musiEastern Kentucky State College, cal aggregation to Harlan on
April 4 for the regional tryouts
band and was
Dr. Martin, who had been for the
serving as state finance com- highly pleased with the fact
missioner since Combs took of- that 14 of them earned part In
fice as governor, is a former the group.
stato superintendent of public
instruction. He will take office
as president of Eastern on July
carve it from virgin forest.
"Mv father taucht mo the
hard way that it is Just as important to clear out the underbrush and dead wood as It is to
cut the great Umber trees.
"In my service here I have
tried to follow his percepts in
reducing tho loa don the courts.
"May I say In all humility
that with the cooperation of the
Dr. Martin will replace Dr.
W. F. O'Donncl, who at 70
The young ladies pictured at
years of age Is retiring after the right are contestants in the
serving 19 years as president of second annual Miss Letcher
tho state institution.
County Contest to be held SatReports from Frankfort indi- urday at 8 p. m. at Whitesburg
cate William F. Matthews, Jr., High School. The contest is
Shclbyville, tho governor's ex- sponsored by the Junior Chamecutive secretary, will replace ber of Commerce.
Martin as finance commission
Kind words for tho people of
Letcher County marked tho departing address of Courtney C.
Wells, Hazard, as ho opened
Monday his last term as judgo
of Letcher Circuit Court.
Letcher becomes a separate
circuit court district, effective
June 10, under legislation In tho
1900 session of tho Kentucky
Tho April term of Letcher
Circuit Court also was the last
for Commonwealth's Attorney
Tolbert Combs, Hazard.
Judgo and commonwealth's
attorney for the new Letcher
circuit rmist be appointed by
Governor Combs for tho Interim term until a formal election
can be held In 1901. There has
been no official Indication as to
who the two appointees will be.
Bv agreement of the court
and Interested parties, the April
term will be one of the briefest
In history. After empaneling
of the crnnd lurv. all criminal
cases on the docket were postponed to the Julv term, first
for the new circuit court. Apparently there was little work
for the prnnd Jury.
Jtidpe Well's complimentary
words for Letcher County were
borne out bv tho record. Ho
noted tW whon he sat In his
first term In January, 1952, tho
docket comprised 10 typewritten pages.
There wrt 1 275 civil cases
on the 1952 docket, many of
them n'd nnp h's rornrd showhad been on the
ed. One ca
docket 23 vears. "Many others
were fivn to 10 years old,"
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'MISS LETCHER COUNTY' OF
JULIA FAY WILLIAMS
Mine mishap takes 3 lives
Thev had been oncratine tho charge. The Halls were the sons
new mine only about two weeks. of Cannon and Martha Bentley
Joint funeral services for the Hall and were r eared in the
Hall brothers were held Tues- Deane community.
day afternoon at the Hall home
Marvin Hall is survived by his
at Dcane. Burial was in the Ri- wife, Mrs. Margie Boatright, a
ley Bentley cemeter at Deane, son, two daughters, a brother
with Craft Funeral Home in and a sister.
Arlie Hall Is survived by his
wife, Mrs. Carnie Amburgey
Hall, two sons, two daughters,
a brother and a sister.
"Tho Helplessness of Death"
will be the topic for the Easter
Sunrise service of Whitesburg
churches on School Hill Sunday
at 6 a. m.
Tho sermon will be delivered
by the Rev. Robert Owens. The
at 7:30 tonight
Lloyd Hodgo, former
footballor and all
of the I960 Kentucky Wildcats'
around sports star at Whitesburg High, will servo as
grid suad. The stollar sonlor, shown hero with Head Coach Blanton Collier and
loci Jerry 'Elsman, is considered one of the ccuntry's finest linobackers and is duo to" pity
guard novt seaum after previous duly at fullliack end an!cr. Hedge's selection marks the
been hswiorod with a
fifth time in the ltf fKe wac that a Kentucky mountain boy
captaincy at UK.
Arlio Hall was found alive a- bout nine hours after the acci
dent but died on the way to a
hospital at Louisa. All wero
badly mangled, officials report
BOY CAPTAINS UK GRIDDERS
Funeral services wero held
Tuesday for threo Letcher
County men killed in a coal
mine accident last Saturday
near Webbvlllc, eight miles
southwest of Louisa.
They were Marvin Hall. 50.
and Arlie B. Hall, 52, brothers,
both of Dcanc; and Daniel E.
Short, 40, of Thornton.
Marvin Hall and Short were
killed by a fall of "soap rock"
which apparently occurred Saturday between 2:30 and 4:30
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Maundy Thursday communion
scrvico will bo held at tho
Whitesburg Methodist Church
nt, 7 30 p.m. today.
U in commemoration of tho Last
Supper our Lord had with his
The public is invitod.
Tho Maundy Thursday servico
at the PrwbyterUn Church also
will bo held at the same time
tad the Good Friday iorvico
.tore will be it 7:3u p.m., the
Ovmm. put r,
Baptist churches are
In the service.
Tho Whitesburg Choral Club,
under the direction of Mrs. Jano
Westovcr, will sing an anthem.
In case of bad weather tho
service will bo held in the
An Eastor cantata, "Sunrise
Over Calvary," will be given at
7 p. m. Easter Sunday at tho
Methodist Church by the combined choirs of the Proibyterian
and Methodist Churches.
The cantata k being dJreotod
tar he lev. Char' Tanner i
Funeral services for Short
were held Tuesday morning at
the residence at Thornton. He
was the son of Henry and Maggie Short and was born at
Pound, Va. He is survived by
four brothers and a sister.
Burial was In Cantrell Cemetery, Beaucarap, Va., with Craft
Funeral Home In charge.
Another jailbreak was chalked up Wednesday night agaiaal
the long record of Letcher County's ancient and decrepit jaiL
Escapees from the jail are)
Jack Sexton, 32, Whittsburg,
charged with armed robbery;
and Sammic Lee Mulhns, 22,
Jenkins, who has been convicted
of drunken driving and face
charges of check forgery.
Both are credited with exteav
slve criminal records In several
states, Sheriff Johnny Fultea
The fugitives sawed ana boss!
bars at the top of a windoe
side of Iks)
on tho down-rive- r
jail about 9:30 p. m., Jailer
Robert Sexton reported. They
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Eagle honored for service
Tho Mountain Eagle
two awards this week for its
Tho certificate for work t
work in soil conservation and forest fire prevention was p
forest fire prevention cam- sented by tho Kentucky Division
of Forestry, which also mad
The awards were made at a awards to Don Crosthwalte
dinner honoring the writing of Radio Station W1CW, Jolia
the 10,000th soil conservation Preston of Whitosburg Higk
School and tho Soli Conservaeesay in Letcher County.
The certificate honoring the tion Board.
County AUy. F. Dyrd Hogg
newspaper's soil conservation
earvico was glvon by tho Board ' and County School Supt. W. .
of Supervisors of the Letchor Hall spoke oji the seed for fo- Couiv Soil Conservation Dis- - 'oet fire prevention. The Rer.
U is orly !
' 'th su u Charles Tenu
Pisugtid by tlie AJiQrt Jongs tOCtOlktiUitl him.