Uvtd as Waived
'A DREAM COME TRUE'
County Commissioner White
beth Ziegler. Master Sammy Eyle
is the conductor, Miss Marian
Haag, xylophone soloist and Miss
Norman Jean Martin, pianist.
Due to the cost of transporting
students a small admission charge
of 30c and 15c will be made. Because of the limited capacity of
the auditorium no tickets will be
sold at the door.
County Stage Talent
In Dramatic Tourney
The One Act Play Tournament, sponsored by the Jefferson
County Recreation Board, got under way Wednesday afternoon at
was following the action of Greathouse School where three junior dramas were programmed.
the legislature that Commission- The Greathouse boys and girls offered, "Elmer and the Love Bug";
er White wrote the following com- the Cane Run players gave of the Anchorage High School;
mendatory letter to the represent'Homework" and the Lyndon "All On A Summer's Day" is the
atives from Jefferson County:
School players presented
title of the Lyndon Campfire
"In my limited way I know of
Group, and "High School Daze" is
no finer tribute to the unselfish,
Monday night, April-8- , the West the Middletown Teen-ag- e
intelligent and favorable handl- ern Division will hold a play-of- f
The play groups have been
ing of recent legislature permit- program at Hikes Graded School
Mrs. Katherine Kir- ting counties to set up, operate beginning at 7:30. The Shively coached by Carlyle
and maintain county forests, than Buzz Club will show "The White
Mrs. J. Hornback, Mrs. M. Luker,
to gratefully say, 'Thanks a mil- Phantom"; the Fern Creek
G. Sheets, Mrs. Adolph Roemele,
lion for a job well done.'
have selected "He Ain't Mrs. B. Melvin, Edwin Lowry,
"At a time like this words are Done Right by Nell";
the "Gay Miss Louisa Trawick and Mrs
vapid and stilted in expressing Nineties" will be
the offering of John Griffin.
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the Hikes Graded P.-A.; the
The winners of the Monday
title of the sketch to be given by evening playoffs will be announ
the Jeffersontown Homemakers ced at the close of the programs
Club has not been learned.
Then the champions of the east
On the same night the Eastern ern and western divisions will
Division will hold an elimination meet later in the month to decide
contestt the Jeffersontown High the county-wid- e
School. "Who gets the Car ToAwards will be given the winnight", by the Jeffersontown High ners and the runners-uand to
basketball tournament, conducted by the School will be pYGsented; "A the outstanding county actor and
The County-widJefferson County Playground and Recreation Hoard, was a great Journey to Trenton," is the choice actress.
success from the stand point of playe r participation and inte rest
in the Jcllerson County Playground and Recreation program of
162 veterans, working men, and boys of high ichool and
college age participated. Ihis
number represented 15 county County Playground and Recreation Board on the first county-wid- e
tournament from players
was won by
FairJale Community is very much interested in the summer
and spectators. Several veterans
was who took part,
St. Helens. The runner-uvoiced the senti- Sunday afternoon baseball leagues proposed by the Jefferson
the Anchorage Van Hoosers who ment of many as they said, County Playground and Recreation Board. Frank Slack informs
Gold bas- "Thanks for some swell recrealost to St. Helens
us that Linnie Farmer, the Coral Ridge merchant, is interested
ketball charms were awarded to tion."
in seeing Fairdale youngsters playing baseball and people who
the following members of the
know Linnie are certain that
winning team, Ed Kupper, Rich
this insures a baseball team in tinue to qualify for league play.
Wachtel, Dave Stephenson, Joe Navy Demobilization
(10) Managers asume the responFairdale.
Greene, Oz Johnson, Bob Manion,
sibility of keeping order at the
John Reschar and Lucian More-ma- Two-third- s
With Frank Slack and Linnie games. Profanity or the presence
Silver charms were presentFarmer working with the
of intoxicated persons will not be
ed the following members of the
Recreation Committee it tolerated.
Great Lakes, 111. Navy demobrunner-uteam. John Osburn,
should be an easy matter to equip
The final meeting of team mancomJerry Flowers, Dick Simcoe, Jack ilization became
week as Roy H. O'Hare, the boys with uniforms. That's all agers before the beginning of
Litrell, Bob Cregor, David Allen, plete last
qaurtermaster, second class, from that is neded for any Jefferson league play will be held at the
Ballard Wilson and Jack
East Detroit, Mich., received the County community to field a team Jefferson County Playground and
because the Jefferson County
The Buechel A. C, whose two - millionth honorable dis- Playground and Recreation board Recreation Board Office, 402 Fiscal Court Building, at 8 p.m. April
charge certificate at the Personsportsmanship was outstanding,
does the rest. Any community, de- 15th.
received silver basketball charms nel Separation Center here.
siring to have a team in the SunTo the smiling Irish lad it day afternoon league, should conas a reward of the clean play and
excellent attitude displayed by meant getting back home to his tact Charlie Vettiner, 402 Fiscal Clinic Basketball
the boys both on and off the floor. wife Martha and a chance to re- Pmirt "RlHcr a a ennn ac nnacihlo
In tournaments and all play con- sume his schooling. To the Navy The following rules have been PfOVeS SllCCOSSful
ducted by the Jefferson County it marked a milestone in a gigan- agreed to Dy managers ai two pre
Playground and Recreation tic demobilization
task that vious meetings:
The county - wide basketball
Board, the training of boys to started
Day when some
will equip tournament, sponsored by the
be good citizens and sportsman- 3,000,000 men were eligible for their teams.
Jefferson County Playground and
like men are emphasized. Buechel separation during the coming
(2) If concessions
receiving the sportsman- year. The remaining one million Recreation Committee are the com- Recreation Board, was a success.
ship awards are Horace Speck, of these men are slated for dis- munity will use profits for the Fifteen teams from all parts of
the county took part. The rosters
Adolph Ash, Finley Reid, Walter charge within the next few promotion
of these teams numbered 162 vetC. Ray Gene, Johnmonths.
(3) All players must be resi- erans, working men and boys.
nie Kyser, Bud Griffiths and Robdents of Jefferson County. (Note: Gymnasiums at Fairdale and AnYoung.
This insures every county boy, chorage were used.
An itemized financial report of
For Almost 40 Years
desiring to play baseball, the op
The Dlavers took excellent care
the first County-wid- e
portunity to do so without danger 0f the school properties and their
of being displaced from the team conduct rfrpw nraisp from neorjle
Receipts: Fairdale Gymnasium,
by bringing in ringers who have of the communities and school
The Oldest Weekly NewsMarch 26, 27, $48.25; Anchorage
interest in Jefferson County.) thorities.
paper in the County:
March 26, 27, 28, 29
(4) All teams entering the lea
One softball was reported miss
and 30, $82.50; total receipts,
gues, sponsored by the Jefferson ing by Mr.
Charles W. Blake,
has been serving ALL of County Playground and Recrea
Disbursements: Joe Hagan, 5 Jefferson County, outside tion Board, obbgate themselves Fairdale principal, from one of
sessions of officiating, $30; John
Louisville, with strictly to follow the schedule of nlav to the class rooms in which four
Knopf, 5 sessions of officiating,
be set up for Sundays. At any
$30; Emmett Goranflo, 2 sessions
favoring no one communJnhlTi gamesteam.sr: free ball clinics, sponsored by the Jef-t- o
of officiating, $12; Lee Sheeran, 2
be located in the southwestern
part of the county where the
knobs with their scenic beauty
and minimum of tillable land presented an ideal setting for the
Following the report of the advisory committee the Jefferson
County Forest Commission was
created in August 1945, composed
of members of the committee and
the members of the Fiscal Court.
Then a fund of $10,000 was authorized by the Court for preliminary surveys and L. H. Wier
of the National Recreation Association was employed to make an
Won By St. Helens
Backs Baseball Team
ity over any other, but considering first the welfare
of the county at large.
residents from Harrods
Creek to Valley Station;
business men at Buechel
or Eastwood; farmers at
High View or near
all whose principal interests lie. in the
county are offered the facilities of The Jeffersonian.
sessions of officiating, $12; Ken-- 1
neth Berry, 2 sessions of scoring,
$2.00; Donald Cantrell, 2 sessions
of timing, $2.00; Keith Mercke,
5 sessions of scoring, $5.00; Carl
'Moore, 5 sessions of timing, $5.00;
Fairdale Janitor, 2 sessions, $4.00;
Fed. Tax on 523 25c admissions,
$20.92; total disbursements, $122.-- ;
at end of tournament
The Jefferson County Playground and Recreation Board pro-- 1
vided the 32 basketball charms
for the champions, runners-up- ,
sportsmanship and all county
been received by the Jefferson
"The Voice of The County"
Published at Jeffersontown
Per Year $2.50
The only way residents of St. Matthews can avoid the
immediate threat of annexation is by taking immediate steps
to incorporate is the warning of a group of residents of that
Recent legislation passed at the last session of the Ken- nucky legislature clears the annexation to Louisville and
way, both for annexation and others claim to prefer the status-qu- o
neither incorporation or
incorporation with much less
red tape than was previously annexation.
from! Rreation Board on Saturday
mornings at Okolona, Jefferson-(6- )
County Play- ground and Reoreation Board will
charge no franchise for entering
(7) The Jefferson County Playground and Recreation Board will
provide umpires and scorers for
all league games beside providing
trophies for the winners.
(8) The purpose of the leagues
is to provide reaction for the players and spectators. The idea is to
have every boy playing baseball,
who wants to, even though that
might mean one community
might have more than one team.
and St. Matthews, were also successes. There were 12 weeks of
these clinics with 40 boys enjoying the benefits each session.
In addition to the clinics the St.
Matthews League operated for 10
weeks with 60 boys participating
in each session.
The Jefferson County Playground and Recreation Board provided trophies for the winners
and runner-u- p
in all of those
games besides supplying trophies
for sportsmanship and all star
(9) All players must display players
in the county-wid- e
tour- sportsmanlike attitudes to con- - nament.
School Day Announced
From the headquarters office in
Louisville, the Kentucky Sunday
that Sunday, May 5, 1946, will
be observed as
SCHOOL DAYS in Kentucky. In-
augurated 32 years ago, by the
late Dr. George A. Joplin, the ob
servance of this day has become
a part of the regular program of
the Kentucky Sunday School Association. Its purpose is to focus
attentio onn the Sunday School,
cmphasizin its importance in the
development Of Christian character, and to encourage the Sunday schools of the state to participate in this united effort to increase attendance and enrollment.
Suggestions for the promotion
and observance of the day, and
attractive posters for advertising
purposes may be secured, without cost, from the Kentucky Sunday School Association, 554 S.
Third Street, Louisville.
May 5th will also mark the beginning of Family Week (May
a nation-wid- e
participated in by churches and
organizations of all faiths. Leaf
lets concerning same are free for
the asking from the Kentucky
Sunday School Association.
L. H. Wier, of the National
Recreation Association, a forestry
exrjert. who has been makine a
spot survey or the proposed site
in southwestern Jefferson County
for the public forest, will make
a report of his findings at a
called meeting of the Jefferson
County Forest Commission, on
Thursday, April 11
The commission will also take
under consideration at that time
the applications of a number of
expert foresters who have been
recommended by Jack McNutt,
executive secretary of American
Foresters, at Washington, D.C.
re- Among the applications
However, it appears that the
latter wish cannot be fulfilled
much longer. Either St. Matthews
will incorporate and make its
required, it is said.
Under the new law, a vote by
the citizens of the territory in
question is not necessary. The
city can annex by ordinance and
the town can incorporate by pe-
Jefferson County's Thriving Unofficial
Metropolis Faced With Problem Of Becoming
Part of Louisville or Retaining Identity.
At Fern Creek
Parents who reside in the Fern
Creek School district are urged
Jefferson County's first Music
Revue of the year will be held at to bring their children who are
8 p. m., April 9 at the Fern Creek under school age to the
Clinic held the second
Elementary School auditorium.
Students from Jeffersontown, Friday in every month at p.m.
Fern Creek, Lovvorn and High at Fern Creek Graded School.
They are especially urged to
View schools will take part.
bring children, who will enter
Directors and conductors who school in September, for vaccinawill appear on the program in- tion and physical check-up- .
clude Mrs. W. T. Kammerer,
Those who wish transportation
County Music Supervisor, Miss
April 12, may
Mrs. Edna for the next clinic, W by April 10
call Fern Creek 73
and Mrs. Josephine
Miller, Fern Creek and Miss Fan- and a way will be provided.
clinics are unnie Stoll from Jeffersontown.
Accompanists are Mrs. Kam- der the direction of the Louisville
merer, Mr. A. D. Burger, Jeffer and Jefferson County Health De
sontown and Mrs. Minnie Haag, partment.
Fern Creek, plus a number of
Wier To Report
The Fern Creek First Grades
will present a rhythm orchestra On County Forest
under the direction of Miss Eliza- -
Every Friday at $2.50 Per Year
County School Music
Revue At Fern Creek
The recent session of the Kentucky Legislature passed two
bills which were prepared to expedite the establishment of the
Jefferson County Public Forest.
give Kentucky counties the
right to establish county forests and to issue revenue bonds,
to finance such projects.
Thus, it has come about that the ambition of County Commissioner E. P. White, Jr., is on the threshold of realization and
that before the year is out, the actual purchase of county hill lands
will be made as a nucleous of the first county forest in the nation.
In October, 1944 Commissioner White presented a resolution
to the Fiscal Court, outlining the plans for a forest project and
naming Tom Wallace, chairman; Eugene Stuart, Henry Baass, W.
A. Coffee, Henry J. Stites and Harold Moser, a committee to investigate the feasability, the cost, size and location of a county
forest as a War Memorial honoring the heroes of World War II.
Although strangely enough,
the committee balked at the idea to the Court before and to 1946.
of making the forest a memorial
Meanwhile enabling bills
with special privileges to veter- prepared and presented towere
ans it strongly recommended the Ct.t.
To Be or Not To Be' That is The Question
Confronting St. Matthews Residents Today
JEFFERSONTOWN, KY., FRIDAY, APRIL 5, 1946
AN INDEPENDENT COUNTY NEWSPAPER
ESTABLISHED JUNE 1907
ALMOST 40 YEARS
who have studied the
situation point out that inclusion
by the City of Louisville means
a hieh rate of taxation without
a ereat increase of benefits for
many years. Incorporation means
an exDansion of benefits at a low
rate of taxation.
Those favorine the establish- ment of St. Matthews as a third
class city declare that the argu- ments set forth by the opposition
are city sponsored and mislead- -
own provisions for development
or it will be absorbed by Louisville.
A petition in equity was filed
in the Jefferson Circuit Court
yesterday afternoon by James
Engle, 3925 Winchester Road; J.
M. Roby, 123 Oxford Place and
Howard D. Lowden, 4027 St
Ives Court, requesting the es- tablishment of the City of St
Matthews and setting forth the
advantages to be derived by the
residents of St. Matthews through
expected that a decision
will be handed down in less than
St. Matthews now pays taxes 30 days.
out of proportion to value received, say the proponents of inschool DEATH OF CHARLES KAMER
taxes are collected in the St.
Matthews area to erect a mod March 27. at 7:10, to
Charles Ka-mern high school building and to
at the home of his daughter.
staff the school with qualified
Mrs. William Dietrich, Warwick
ceived are those from: P. A. Yost, educators, it
Villa. Sixty-fou- r
years old, Mf.
With the sanitary sewer disSt. Petersburg, Fla.; Paul J.
accomplished, the Kamer was a retired farmer.
Shank, state forester, Pocatello, trict already incorporation beSurvivors include, the widow,
Idaho; F. M. Callward, Storrs, advocates only a small city tax Mrs. Mary Kaelin Kamer; three
Conn.; D. B. Griffin, Charleston,
required to finance a daughters, Mrs. Dietrich, Mrs.
West Va.; T. Edward Shaw, La- will be
broad program of recreation, John Fuchs and Mrs.
fire Fuchs; two brothers, Arnold and
ample policing and a
Albert Kamer; and two sisters,
H. B. Newland, state forester department.
Henry Kaelin and Mrs. An,- of Kentucky, will meet with the
ft is also said that the mass of Mrs.Kaebn; and eight grandcbjl- in- - j dy
St. Matthews residents want
Farmers Field Day
To be Held in May
It's going to be something new
and entirely different and should
give rural recreation a big boost.
Carl LaMarr, agriculture teacher
at Jeffersontown High School, has
been singled out by the Jefferson
County Playground and Recreation Board to conduct a Farmers'
Field Day in the Jeffersontown
said one spokesman, "is about
the same as that secured in the
drive for sewers, over 90 percent.
The danger is that a small minority in a fifth column attack
will deprive the town oi tne op- portunity of growing up. Making
a great deal of noise and creating
confusion, these few persons are
striving to deny St. Matthews its
rights of development."
While a petition is being cir- culated asking that the city of
St. Matthews be established
another group of residents is
for a meeting of citizens
to protest incorporation.
Part of this latter faction wish
The funeral was from Holy
Trinity Church, St. Matthews, j
last Saturday morning, with in- - i
terment in St. Louis Cemetery.
hepoht on box party
The box party sponsored bj
Club March '
22nd was a great success. Mr. i
Baer, recreation leader, came anejp!
conducted the games. Music was
furnished by Miss Marian John
at the piano. The prize for the
prettiest box was won by Mrs;
George Henderman, of Blanken-callin- g
baker Road. John Osborne, of Jef
fersontown, won the angel food
Mr. LaMarr is hard at work
on the project and has his high
school boys lining up some fields
in the community to be used for
ploughing contests. He has conEasier Seals In
tacted Mr. Lytle who has a novel
Mail io Benefit
idea in mind in the form of milkCrippled Children ing contests for man and maid.
Mr. Romans is also interested in
the Farmers' Field Day from a
Easter Seals are now being
working with neighmailed to hundreds of homes stand-poiThe Jefferson County Playthroughout the state by the Ken boring farmers on soil conservafort, and Ray Baer, head coach at
ground and Recreation Board will St. Xavier. Coach Adoph
tucky Society for Crippled Chil tion.
While the program Mr. La Marr have friends among high school U. of K.. and Rnhhv
The money raised by the sale is working out is not yet complete coaches all over Kentucky after basketball coach of the year at
Breckinridge Training, have been
of the seals helps augment the the date tentatively proposed is the coming K. E. A. next week.
For years these athletic men invited to direct the basketball
inadequate budget of the Ken the first part of May. The Jeffertucky Crippled Children Com- son County Playground and Re- have attended K. E. A. sessions class.
Actual demonstrations of ofmission, which is the official pub creation Board will announce the wishing there was a meeting planlic agency to provide treatment complete program for Farmers' ned to suit their needs. Now it fensive and defensive football
for Kentucky's crippled children Field Day as soon as Mr. LaMarr has happened. The Jefferson and basketball formations are on
under 21, whose parents cannot has all of his farm events arrang- County Playground and Recrea- tap with local high school play- tion Board has arranged football ers being dressed for the occasion
pay. The goal of the Easter ed.
and basketball clinics for Sat- and used in the demonstrations.
campaign this year is $125,000.
urday morning, April 13th, at the Letters have gone out from the
The Society has as its immediANCHORAGE CARNIVAL
St. Xavier High School gymna- Jefferson County Playground and
ate objectives, in addition to conA carnival, sponsored by the
Kecreation Board to every high
tinuing its assistance to the Com- Junior Class and Boys Athletic sium.
Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant, Uni school coach in the state and the
mission, the building of a con- Club of Anchorage High School,
valescent home for crippled will be held in the school gymna- versity of Kentucky, will serve response indicates that they are
children, establishing a curative sium tonight, April 5, beginning as clinic director working with happy the Jefferson County Play-Fran- k
Camp, University of Louis- - ground and Recreation Board is
workshop in Louisville and or- at 7:30 p.m. Starting at 11 p.m.
ganizing a program for home-boun- d there will be a dance. The public ville coach, "Red" Herndon, high supplying a K. E. A. program
cripples. This program is invited.
school coach of the year at Frank-- ' which meets their needs.
will be extended throughout the
state as rapidly as possible.
Children crippled from all
causes, such as injury, bone disease or infection, infantile paralysis, and those born crippled,
are treated by the Commission
and the Society. More than 11,-0such cases have been cared
County Commissioner E. P. White, Jr., stated this week that
for during the past twenty years
"They are asking me, 'What is
and there is always a long wait he had received communications that gave evidence that attempts the ReDublican Fiscal Court try
were being made to cloud the issue in connection with complaints ing to do to the School system?'
Easter seals are in sheets of against the county school system.
My only answer is, how should I
one hundred at a penny apiece
11 snouiu lie liuicu, saiu wmii,
uiai pi annauy cvti y 111:111 know.
or $1.00 a sheet. Memberships listed against the local school
"But there is one thing. I do
Rogers, a school bus driver, residin the Society range from $2.00
system has a constructive intent. ing in Camp Taylor that illus- know the Fiscal Court hasrir done
To my way ot thinking there trates the attitude of most of my anything to help the schools or
is just one honorable and decent correspondents who find fault the way of police
CHILDREN TO SING
to protect the children on the
AT CALVARY CHURCH way to meet tnese criticisms. with the attempt to bring exist- highway when getting on or off
One hundred and fifty children That is by a frank, impersonal ing deficiencies of the county school buses.
from Medora, Greenwood, Valley discussion of the merits of the school system into the light.
"The protection we have at the
Graded, Kerrick, Mill Creek, Cane complaints on the part of the Rogers bewails the "blast" at the schools in the morning is weak
school board and then drifts off and ineffective. In the afternoon
Run, Penile, Auburndale, Fair-dal- school board.
"It should also be noted that into a "blast" against county at dismissal time, we have none
Okolona, Prestonia, and
Camp Taylor will sing at Calvary there has not been a breath of police and road workers."
at all. (At Okolona) The county
Episcopal Church, 841 S. Fourth criticism against the faculties and
Following is Rogers letter to truck drivers refuse to stop at
St., Sunday afternoon at 4 p.m. teaching staffs of the county White:
road signs or when the children
This program is for the local schools. A campaign to empha "Dear Mr. White:
are getting on or off the buses.
chapter of the American Guild of size the best features of county
I am writing you this because I One of them almost ran over me
Organists. The public is invited. schools is useless so lone as the have been a life long Republican at Newburg School the other dty
This same group of children general opinion is that we have and all my friends know it and I when I was trying to help the
will sing before the general ses- excellent teachers but that they have always been proud of it but .children to get across the road
sion of K. E. A. Friday, April 12 are provided with insufficient since your recent blast at the
at 0:30 a.m. Both programs are equipment and are handicapped County School Board, they have
"That driver paid no attention
under the direction of Miss Helen by authoritative restrictions."
said things to me that have almost to me or the stop sign on the side
(Continued On Page 9
"I received a letter from R. E. made me ashamed of it.
Recreation Board To
Sponsor K. E. A. Clinics
County School Bus Driver Resents
Blast at the County School Board