Univorsity of Kentucky
Whitesburg, Kentucky, Thursday, August
Craft city's "Man of Year"
State Sen. Archie Crart was named Whitesburg's
"man of the year" by the city Chamber of Commerce at the group's annual banquet Tuesday
Craft received a plaque from Fred Coffey, who
was last year's "man of the year."
of area developJohn Wliisman,
for Kentucky, discussed the program. He
said Kentucky would use the federal area redevelopment program as one of the tools In its own
program. Whlsman announced plans for setting
up area development councils and said he hopes
the next legislature will give them statutory
New officers of the onamDer ot Commerce installed Included Cossie Quillen, president; Sanders Collins, vice president, and Martin Dawa-harsecretary.
Dawahare, retiring president, reviewed briefly
the chamber's activities this year.
Orval Hughes served as.toastmaster.
Here is the citation concerning Craft read at the
dinner by Coffey:
STATE SEN. ARCHIE CRAFT
Funeral Homes in Letcher County. At
the same time he has contributed generously of
his time and money to all worthy activities of
the town. He has encouraged and financially
assisted several young people to further their
For several years Archie Craft has been active
in politics. He served seven years as Letcher
County Coroner and was elected to the State
Senate twice. He is still serving in the capacity
of Senator. He is a member of the Legislative
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color ad is a "first"
On pages 6 and 7 of today's
Mountain Eagle, you will find
an A&P ad of which we're pretty
proud. It's printed In three
blue and black--an- d
to our knowledge is that first
three color ad of its type in a
weekly newspaper In Kentucky.
The photograph is "in register"
is, it is printed in three
colors, first red, then blue, then
black, which combine to give the
effects of lights and shadows you
see in the final picture. All three
steps involved in the printing are
on display in the front window
of The Mountain Eagle, in case
anybody would like to take a
The ad was made possible by
several things: our
press and the switch to offset
which we made a year ago this
month, the continuing confi- top-not-
dence of the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company in the weekly
newspaper as an advertising
medium and A&P's willingness
to experiment in The Mountain
Eagle with color advertising.
We hope, of course, that our
readers will look at the ad carefully and will respond to the offer
it makes. And we hope they'll
be proud of the "first" it
Vol. 54, No. 14
all over county
prepare for opening day
Whitesburg and Fleming-Neo- n
High Schools, as furnished to
us this week.
Archie Craft is a native Letcher Countian,
having been born at Millstone, Kentucky. He is
a graduate of Whitesburg High School and after
receiving teacher's training from Pikeville,
Georgetown and Morehead Colleges he taught for
six years in the school of Letcher County. He understands the problems of labor because he has also
worked as a miner.
Archie has been in the funeral business in Whitesburg since 1935 and through his courtesy,
kindness and tireless efforts he has expanded that
business until it now includes three modern up- -
All over Letcher County this
week, school personnel, pupils
and parents were preparing for
the beginning of the 1961-6- 2
Classes actually will start on
Aug. 28, but high school pupils
and some others will register at
varying times next week.
Here are the schedules for the
received letters of instruction
Freshmen will register
High School at 9
a.m. next Thursday, August 24.
Students riding busses are requested to wait at their regular
bus stops for their bus as busses
will run for freshmen about 15
minutes later than the regular
run last year.
English books will be furnished
to all students this year so freshmen are not to purchase any
M. Burkich said. Students are
not to buy from their friends used
general science or general mathematics books as these are new
adoptions and are not in circulation, he added. They may
be purchased at the high school
after school begins. Freshmen
may purchase Civics and Algebra
that were used last year
as the school is using these same
books this year, Burkich said.
The Whitesburg high school
faculty is looking forward to
working with the largest freshmen
of the school, Burkich said.
Many in this large frehsman class
will be taking five subjects selected from this group: English
I, General Math, Algebra I,
French I, Home Ec. I, General
Shop, Civics, Vocational Agriculture, and General Science.
School will begin on Monday,
August 28, at 8:30 a.m. for all
Whitesburg High School students.
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Payne Gap road
to be paved
The State Highway Department
will take bids next month for the
blacktopping of the P ayne
The bid advertisement appears
in today's Mountain Eagle. The
road has been graveled for seve-er- al
years but was allowed to lie
unpaved until the base settled.
It already is in wide use.
and doctors at the Fleming Clinic had their
two sets of twins were born within less than
four hours early Monday. The babies, all girls, were Donna Kay
and Deborah Faye Hunsucker, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. John
of Jackhorn, and Janie Kay and Jeanne Faye King, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Smiley King of Kite. The twins are shown in
the arms of their mamas as their fathers look on--tare on the left, the Kings on the right. The Hunsucker babies were
weighed, in at 5 pounds and 6 pounds, the Kings at 6 pounds, 12
ounces and 5 pounds, 4 ounces. Later the same, four more babies
were delivered at the clinic. (Eagle photos).