University of Kentucky
Elizabeth Hansen Head
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vol. 56, No. 14
as opening day draws near
Whitesburg Memorial Hospital
will have a new administrator
He is T. Ray Allen, formerly
Memorial Medical Center at
South Williamson, Ky. , another
in the United Mine Workers of
America hospital chain.
Allen succeeds John C.
who will become
assistant administrator at Kentucky Baptist Hospital in Louisville.
Allen also has served as assistant administrator at Beckley
Memorial Hospital at Beckley,
W. Va. , and as administrative
assistant to the area medical officer at the Beckley area office
of the UMWA Welfare and Retirement Fund.
He has been associated with
the Miners Memorial Hospitals
since 1955, several months before the hospitals were completed and ready to receive patients.
Allen is a native of Welch, W.
Va., and a graduate of Marky,
Twain High School in Stotes-burW. Va. , and the National
Business College of Roanoke,
Va. He is a member of the
Hospital Association and
the American College of Hospital Administrators.
The county health taxing district has accumulated a total of
$13, 559. 07 toward the $20, 000
needed to begin construction of
a new county health center, according to the annual financial
report of the district on Page 11
of today's Mountain Eagle.
Final preparations for the opening of school are under way this
week in Letcher County.
Classes will begin at 8:30 a.
m. Monday, August 26.
Bus drivers, janitors, secretaries, emergency teachers and
lunchroom workers for the coming year were hired Monday at
the August meeting of the Letcher County Board of Education.
The board, meeting in its new
offices in the old Johnny Fulton
home on College Drive, approved employment of 74 emergency teachers, one more than
Meetings of school personnel
set next week in advance of the
opening of classes include:
Principals and central office
JanitorsTuesday, 10 to 11:30
Tuesday, 1 to 2:30
9 to 11.
Here is 1963-6- 4
These are school holidays for
the coming year, as announced
by the Letcher County Board of
19 and 20.
Upper Kentucky River Education Association October 10-1- 1
vember 28-2- 9
Christmas Holidays from the
close of school December 20 to
January 2, 1964, when school
Spring Vacation April 8, 9
and 10 (KEA).
So who cares?
If attendance at Tuesday night's
School workers hired for year
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday, August
meeting is any indication, the
Letcher County Board of Education can rest assured that very
few people in Whitesburg care
where, wnen or if it builds a new
school building of any kind for
the Whitesburg area.
At a special meeting of the
PTA called to consider which
should be built first, a grade
school or a high school, only
11 persons showed up. Six of
those were either teachers or
Though the PTA meeting and
its purpose had been well publicized, meetings of the athletics
association, Rotary Club and coal
operators association apparently
(Whitesburg City Council also
postponed its August meeting,
scheduled Tuesday night, until
Thursday, but there were no
councilmen at the PTA meeting)
PTA members who attended
the meeting decided they were
too few to take any action, so a
committee was named to study
the problem and arrange for a
panel discussion later.
bids due Sept. 7
will be opened Sept. 11
of the present
courthouse and construction of a
new one on the site.
Here is the list of those hired
- Monroe S. Blair,
Jeremiah; Arch Dixon, Blackey;
Lowell Walters, Blackey; H. B,
Whitaker, Jeremiah, substitute.
Blackey - Emery Back, Black-
Campbell's Branch Watts, Hallie.
Kingdom Come - Fitzhugh
Halcomb, Linefork; Roy Cor-ne- tt,
Eolia - Fitzhugh Sturgill,
Colson Colson; H. W. Quillen, Deane;
Berchel Niece, Colson.
High School -Albrow Hall, Jacknorn; Leslie
McFall, Neon; Milton Fleming,
Grade School -Millstone;
Leonard Baker, Millstone.
Haymond - G. C. Kincer,
Hemphill - Ashland Tolliver,
Jackhom; Frank Wright, Neon.
Whitesburg - Lawrence Day,
and Roy Sturgill, all of Whitesburg; Jasper Fields, Day; Lula
Bentley, Kona; Russell Combs,
New Cowan Clayton Day.
Franklin Watts, Elizabeth Ann
Fields, Barbara Mason, Peggy
Wampler, Major H. Sparks, Ella Sparks, Flossie Cunningham,
Ronnie Sparks, David J. Kincer,
Glenna Wampler, Geneva Polly, Leona Wright, David E.
Ladd, Sherman Meade, Bennie
Craft, Teddy Fields Jr., Billy
Barbara Stidham, Mrs. Tishia
Mae Collins, Bobby Jean Collins,
Vina Mae Blair, Monroe Caudill, JoAnn Ison, Alton Lee Cor-ne- tt,
Kelly D. Boggs, Norma J.
Roark, Sue Carrol Caudill, Joye
Faye Joseph, Ida Lillian Boggs,
Kendell R. Ison, Carol Ann
Shelby Gene Watts, Truman
Issac D. Caudill,
Eunice Kendrick, Anna Stevens,
Campbell, Avery Lee Collins,
Molly Boggs, Kenneth R. Adams, Larry C. Ison, Cleave
Shirley B. Sexton,
Billie Nadine- - Sexton, Charles
Cook, Ritter M. Cook, Janice
Donald Skaggs, Joan Adkins,
Billy Wayne Wright, Mrs. Janet I. Tate, Mary Reasor, Georgia Lewis, Mattie Lou Anderson,
Paul Stewart, Cordell Baker,
Denton Lee Patterson, Doris E.
Bentley, Mrs. Patricia Taylor,
Blanche Hogg, Ivagene Ever
idge, Ruby W. Banks, Lee Bo;
Rutn Dyer, Richard Comett
Frosh to register early
Kendrick to leave
County Agent James K. Kendrick will leave at the end of
September to take a job with an
Ohio food company.
Kendrick has been Letcher
County agricultural agent since
July of 1961.
In his new job he will travel in
11 Ohio counties for Early and
Daniel, a Cincinnati feed company. The Kendricks will live
at either Chillicothe or Washington Court House, Ohio.
The new job will cany a considerable Increase in salary.
Kendrick has been active in
development work during his
stay In Letcher County. He has
helped in organization and administration of both the Letcher
Couaty and Upper Kentucky
River Area Development Councils and has served as an officer
Kendrick was a principal proindustry
moter of the cage-eg- g
now beginning to take shape in
He also has been active in
promotion of the Letcher County
Fair, being revived this year.
He and Varoo Campbell, voca-
tional agriculture teacher here,
set up a nursery on Little Cowan
and made shrubbery available
locally to Letcher County residents.
Kendrick also has been active
in Junior Chamber of Commerce
He and Mrs. Kendrick and their
daughter live on Little Cowan.
Freshman students will register
highschools next Thursday, Aug.
22. at 8:30 a. m.
Upperclassmen will register at
8:30 a. m. Monday, Aug. 26.
Reasor and Whitesburg Principal
Jack Burkich said buses will run
on regular schedules Thursday
morning to pick up freshmen.
Burkich said Whitesburg freshmen would be in school until
about 11 a. m. on registration
He cautioned students not to
buy second-han- d
civics. American history, world history or
world geography books because
new texts are being adopted this
Burkich said Whitesburg expects about 340 freshmen, a
Frances Stamper, Phillip Brown,
Blackey; Edison Banks, . Whitesburg; Eugene Banks, Letcher;
Janice Fleenor and Fonda Polly,
Collins, Evelyn Juean Ison,
William W. Watts, Danola Collins Wright, Arlie Boggs, Sal-l- ie
W. Cole, Sergent; Anna H. Webb, Sergent,
Mayking - Not listed.
Payne Gap - Flo Bentley,' Payne
Letcher - Thelma
Blackey; Vivian Caudill, Jeremiah; Katherine Adams, Premium; Rachel Fields, Blackey;
Irene B. Whitaker, Blackey; Millie B. Honeycutt, Letcher. Substitute Otho Ritter Caudill, Jere-
Blackey - Lovell K. Caudill,
Ulvah; Bertha Miller, Blackey.
Substitute Mrs. Amos Collins.
Upper Cowan - Hazel Rayburn,
Day; Ruby J. Maggard, Day; Hat-t- ie
Roberts, Day, substitute.
Campbells Branch - Edna Halcomb, Ulvah; Lovelll. Creech,
Skyline. Substitute Dorothy Halcomb, Skyline.
Kingdom Come Settlement -Mavis June Miniard, Gordon;
I. Cornett, Linefork.
Eolia - Lillian Raleigh, Oven-for- k;
Nettie Craiger, Partridge;
Evelyn Caudill, Eolia, part-tim- e;
Charlene Fields, Oven Fork, subO-p-
Colson - Margie Collins, Mabel
Combs and Ida Bowen, Colson;
JuanitaHall, Deane; Rebecca H.
Graham, Jackhom; Minnie Sexton: Nancy Sexton, Colson and
Emma Jean Bentley, Democrat,
- Macie Warf,
Cromona; Virgie Vanover, Jack-hor- n;
Lillian Collier, Millstone;
Lois Hill, Fleming; Lizzie Mab- -.
elene, Fleming; Betty Stamper,
Neon; Inez Fulton, Millstone.
Substitute Bertha Sizemore.
Hemphill - Clarissa Marlowe,
Jackhom; Gracie Elizabeth Hall,
Jackhorn; Hazel Kiser, Jackhom.
Substitute Gertrude Burks, Jack-hor- n.
Whitesburg - Sibyl Brown, Mel-l- a
Caudill, Ruby B. Collins,
Meriddis Flyn, Blanch Pack,
Rena Skeens, Whitesburg; Ethel
Caudill, Blackey; Bessie C. Blair,
Southdown. Substitute Polly Pro --
Kona - Goldie Collins. Kona.
Haymond -- Mrs. Sherman Ham-to- n,
Cromona. Substitute Mrs.
Flora Collins, Cromona.
Mrs. Marjorie Briscoe Gabbard
began work today as home demonstration agent for Letcher
She succeeds Phyllis Boiling,
who resigned several months a- -
year of graduate work last week
at Purdue University, Lafayette,
Ind. She received a master of
Mrs. Gabbard has served for
the. past several years as home
demonstration agent in Franklin
County. Earlier she was home
demonstration agent in
At Frankfort she served as president of the League of Women
Voters. She also was a member
Letcher - Delia Collier,
Campbells Branch -- Wanda Dixon, Blackey.
Kingdom Come - Mildred Lusk,
Eolia - Yvonne Clark, Oven-for- k.
Fleming -- Neon - Betty Holbrook
Combs, Seco;Gussie Hall, Jackhom, library clerk.
Grade - Edward
Hemphill - Anna M. Hughes,
Jackhorn; Lillian Potter, clothing
center and lunchroom.
Whitesburg - Dolly W. Polly,
Mayking; Iris Jean Lewis, Partridge. Tessie Mae Cornett,
Blackey, library clerk.
Whitesburg - Katherine Roberts,
Blackey -- Mrs. Mallie Whitaker,
Colson - Avelenia B. Niece.
Attendance Department - Virginia G. Brown, Whitesburg.
Supervisor office - Martha K.
Mechanics - Junior Day, Harold Day.
Letcher School-Doc- k
skyline; Willard E. Johnson, Letcher; Lillie O. Blair, Jeremiah;
William J. Watts, Hallie; William M. Adams, Letcher; Bud
Blackey - Elwood Cornett,
Campbell's Branch - Venson
Kingdom Come -- Ruben Watts,
Roxana; Jonah Roark, Linefork;
Kelly Comett, Skyline; Cecil
- Lewis Ross,
Neon; Carl Profitt, Neon; Cecil
Craft, Neon; Claude Meade,
Millstone; Elijah Baker, MillSubstitute
Hemphill--RH. Welch. Jr.,
Neon, gas pumps; Monroe Collier, Jackhom.
Hot Spot - Boyd Gilley.
Blair, Whitesburg; Victor Frazier, Premium
Bill Stallard, Ermine; Willie T.
Isom; John H. Webb
Mayking; WilliamGoins, Thornton; PDby Paul Hogg, Roxana;
Curtis Hall, Ermine; Glen B.
Stallard. Whitesburg; Byrd Bates,
Bobbie E. Williams.
Colson - Kermit
Colson, McKinley Tackett, Jackhorn.
Eolia - Hillard Sumpter, Eolia;
Eolia; J: D.
Maggard, Eolia. Substitute Vernon Maggard.
Kingdom Come Grade -- Geneva
Fleming - Elsie Hutton.
or tne American Association of
University Women chapter there.
Mrs. Gabbard has four children,
Michael, an employee of the
state highway department
Pamela, a studenJ
at Georgetown College; Melanie,
a high school junior, and Mary
Pat, a fourth grader.
parents will meet
All parents of Whitest) urg band
students willmeetat 730 p. m.
Monday in the band room. The
meeting, which will not la
more than an hous, will concern
uniform tenuis and money-makiprojects.