THE POLIO FIGHT
'IS NOT OVER! -GIVE GENEROUSLY
MARCH OF DIMES
Volume No. 49
Whitesburg, Letcher County. Kentucky, Thursday Evening,
Planting of Trees
53 For 1955
Lights To Guide
Jan. 27, Deadline to
Join Letcher Section
Of Kentuckiana Co.
Kentucky C. of C.
Names Director of
At Eees College
Begins on Feb. 1
Thousands of porch-light- s
As winter glides by and
The deadline 'date for apply
The second semester of the
traditional symbol of the Mo
spring approaches the time to
ing to join the Letcher County 1955-5school year at Lees
on Polio will
set trees also gets closer each thers' March
brighten Letcher County tonight, section of the second U. S. Na Junior College will begin with
day. Last year farmers planted
vy Kentuckiana Company" is registration of new students at
For their achievements in saf more than 150,000 tree seed- when women in every part of January 27th, Chief B. E. Hicks, 8:00 a.m. on February 1.
were treated to
ety during 1955, Consolidation lings on steep hill lands in Let- the county move into their an Navy
some very fine Essay reading's
Recruiter for this area A good selection
Coal Company (Ky), Division of cher County. The need for re- nual crusade to raise
by Ralph Webb, of Premium, 7th
available to beginning freshmen
Pittsburgh Consolidation Coal forestation is great, and all
grade; Billy Hall of Whitesburg,
Fire and police sirens will "We are hoping that a large will be offered.
Company, pays tribute to its farmers who plan to plant trees
and Carol Conatser, of "Whiteblare as the distaff army goes number of qualified young men
sburg, grade students who were
are urged to place their orders
Students who enroll the sec
from this area will take advant
winners over some 1700 con
Consol annually gives recog- at an early date.
contributions to aid the polio age of this opportunity to serve ond semester can, by attending
testants on Reforestation, the
nition to its foremen for conwith their friends and to rep- summer terms in 1956 and 1957,
As usual, the Kentucky
contest being sponsored by The
tinued improvement in the re- vision of Forestry has several event will start at 7:00 p.m. and resent their home-towand complete their two years of
CourierJournal and University
college and graduate in the sumpersonal injuries to kinds of tree seedlings for sale last for one hour.
state," Chief Hicks added.
of Kentucky and supervised lomer of 1957.
its employees. The program to- to landowners at low cost. The During the March, home-owThe name Kentuckiana applies
cally by Cecil Hensley and
night vas held at the Ridgefield price of short-lea- f
Pine, White ers who wish to contribute will to the area served by the Main
Applications and inquiries al
Letcher County Board of SuCountry Club, Kingsport, Ten- Pine, Loblally Pine, Black Lo signify their desire by turning Navy Recruiting Station at Lou ready
received indicate an unpervisors of Soil Conservation
nessee. The foremen, invited cust, Yellow Poplar, Black Wal- on Jheir porch-light- s
com- usually large
or by leav- isville. The seventy-manumber of new
guests, officials of the Company, nut, and White Oak seedlings is ing a candle or light in the front panies will be made up of sev- students.
Mr. Herman Hale was award
and other key employees were $7.00 a thousand delivered. Also window. Persons who live in eral sections from the recruit
ed an honor citation for his ser
Dormitory facilities are limit
available are Black Walnut seed apartments and hotels will hang ing Substations in the Louisville
vices in behalf of Soil Conservadinner. Then followed a re- at $1.00 per 500 and Scotch Pine
bit of ribbon or a handker District Six men' have already ed, so prospective new students
Thomas N. Watkins
tion movement being responsible
sume of progress in 1955 by M. seedlings for Christmas tree chief over their doorknobs.
applied for enlistment in the are urged to get their applicafor some 50,000 trees being
E. Prunty, Safety Director, and products at $10.00 per thousand. Vhy They March
Kentuckiana Company Number tions in quickly.
The Kentucky Chamber of planted in 1955. Mr. N. R. Day,
introduction of guests by G. 0. Farmers may obtain trees by "We march for those who can-l- Two" from the Letcher County
may enroll under
Tarleton. Mr. Tarleton is presi- sending their order, along with
their G. I. educational benefits Commerce announced this week another guest of Mr. Hensley and
walk," Mrs. S. E. Moncrief, area.
dent of Consolidation Coal Com- a check or money order payable Jr., chairman of the Mothers'
Men enlisting in the Letcher if they have graduated from the appointment of Thomas N. the club, spoke briefly on the
pany (Ky.), and was toastmaster to the Kentucky Division of For March declared.
County sections will remain to high school or can make satis Watkins as Director of Member work being done in the county
for the occasion.
estry, to District Forester, Box
factory grades on G. E. D. tests. Relations for the State business and presented the award to Mr.
Pointing out that Polio isn't gether through the
Special provisions for counsel organization. Presently Watkins Hale, who accepted the honor
yet, the March chairman period of recruit" training and
Mr. J. L. Gilley of the U. S. 702, Hazard, Kentucky.
said there were thousands of .come home on recruit leave to- - ing and guidance, training in is Executive Vice President of in behalf of the other directors
The Agricultural ConservaBureau of Mines, Norton, Va.,
of The Bank of Whitesburg. A
and Mr. A. D. Sisk, former Chief tion Program for Letcher Coun- men, women and children in gether. It is possible that indi- - improvement of study habits. the Henderson Chamber of Com' nice ovation was accorded Mr.
who will viduals might be held up be- and attention to individual stu merce, and will assume his
of Kentucky's Department of ty carries a permission for sharcause of illness or for academic dents' needs are to be given so duties with the State Chamber Hale in recognition of his efMines and Minerals, compliment- ing the cost of tree planting. need help for years to come.
ed the foremen on their efforts This program also carries a "At the end of 1955 the Na reasons, but the group as a that the veteran students and as of February 13, according to Other guests included high
tional Foundation for Infantile whole will remain intact thru-o- others who have been out of Harper Gatton, Louisville, KCC
and cooperation with their re- purchase order plan for obtainschool students from WhitesParalysis was the only source
the entire period, Chief school for some time will more Executive Vice President.
spective organizations. Mr. G. R. ing trees.
burg and Stuart Robinson, also
readily become adjusted to col
of assistance in financing neces Hicks said,
Smith of U. S. Bureau of Mines,
Tree order blanks, and addiGatton pointed out that in the attorney Harry L. Moore.
Chief Hicks explained that lege.
Washington, D. C, presented tional information on tree plant- sary care for some 68,000 polio
Rev. Clell B. Rodgers was
past several months the Kenpatients in the country," Mrs. sending whole companies from
Class schedules, veterans ap
comparative frequency and se- ing, may be obtained
from your Jloncrief continued. "Chapters a single area should build the plication blanks, and other in- tucky Chamber of Commerce sponsor of the Rotary program.
verity figures, for the coal in- local Soil Conservation Service
of the National Foundation re- - morale of the men during re- formation may be secured at the has undergone an extensive produstry.
technician; supervisors of the ceive funds for this purpose emit training and encourage college office.
gram to carry the results of Its Vets Need
work into every community in
Mr. Tarleton made individual Letcher County Soil Conserva through the March of Dimes.
competition for awards in ath- Holds
awards to the foremen as fol- tion District; County Agent; or "Few families in America are letics and drill given to out- - Singing
Convention will State. Watkins this he stated, With .the Hoover Commission
representative of the Kentucky able to meet the enormous costs standing companies in training,
be to extend
lows: To thirteen foremen who
did not have a
injury Division of Forestry.
of polio unassisted," she explainThe Letcher County Singing in order that all members in the and other agencies and individN. R. Day, Vice-Chunder their supervision for one
ed. "The care that is required Could Be Safer
Convention will be held with State will have a closer contact uals taking
year; to seven foremen with a
' by those stricken with this disLetcher County Soil
Our highways would be much Freewill Baptist Church at with the programs of the State sharply reduce benefits to vet
record of two years; to four
ease runs, in many individual safer if fewer people insisted Payne Gap, Ky., Sunday, Feb. 5, Chamber, especially in the fileds erans and their dependents, the
foremen with a record of three
cases, into thousands upon thou- upon the pursuit of happiness 1956,. 1:30' p.m. All singers are of Industrial Development and Veterans of Foreign Wars is callyears; and to ten foremen with
at 75 miles an hour.
sands of dollars."
ing upon the approximately
a record of four years, he gave MAYOR OF
unorganized veterans in
Before working with the
gold lapel buttons. Ten foremen HAZARD, DIES
Henderson Chamber of Com- the country to "join up" and rewith a record of five years were
merce, Watkins operated an au sist these
presented with Hamilton enleast veterans are stripped
tomobile dealership in Hendergraved wrist watches. An en- or
(Saturday, Jan. 28th at 1:00 p.m. It isn't a pleasant picture, is it? son, was District Manager of of all the equities they have
graved watch fob and a suit of nightof inHazard, died Hospital
The "Membership Certificate The purpose of this meeting is
Now let's look at the bright the Pontiac Division of General earned over the years through
clothes were awarded to each of
where he had been under treat Drive" is off to a good start, to elect the new board of direc- - side. We have 26 fine boys and Motors for four years, and serv- service to country in times of
four foremen with a
past two months. The following have purchased a tors that will serve under the girls that are leading a family ed as Special Agent of the Fed- peril.
record. A leather luggage set He was athe
widely known auto $50.00 membership certificate. new program as has been set up. life as normal as is possible un- eral Bureau of Investigation for
Commander Durward Banks,
was awarded to one foreman
mobile dealer, active in civic They are:
To be eligible to become a der the existing conditions. seven years. He is a graduate of Whitesburg VFW Post 5829,
with a seven year record. Zenith
board director you must have They are being clothed, fed, and of the University of Kentucky said in a statement in connection
Troy Francisco Pikeville
portable radios went to three A Republican, affairs inwas deBaker
Mrs. J. C. Faulkner Pikeville purchased a $50.00 Membership kept in school as well as the with an A. B. Degree; is the son with National VFW Week, Jan.
foremen with a record of eight feated by M. B. "Tug" Fields
that there are firmly enCertificate.
average child in this section. of Mrs. George B. Watkins of
Steve Adams Jeremiah
years. One foreman with a rec- for
the 23rd District Senate
We are very happy with the Many of our children have been Lexington, and the nephew of trenched,
ord of twelve years was given seat in the November election.
response to this drive. We saved from a life of crime, neg J. Stephen Watkins, former work to reduce the veteran to
Roger Robinson Chicago
$200:00 in U. S. Government
Funeral services will be held at
Highway Commissioner of the the status of the ordinary citi
(Roger was raised in the know there are many people lect and poverty.
2:00 p.m., Friday at the Bowanxious to purchase a certificate
A man remarked to us the State of Kentucky. His wife is zen with no special consideraThree employees at Mine 204 man Memorial Methodist
E. P. Smith Hazard
that haven't already purchased other day, "We feel that this the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. tion whatsover, regardless of the
were given gold lapel buttons Church.
one. The following people have Home should be all of bur re- W. T. Parrish of Louisville, Ky. sacrifices he made.
Dewey Daniel Hazard
inset with two diamonds and a
been authorized to sell certifi- sponsibility, not the responsibili- He is a member of the Rotary
Willie Dawahare Hazard
ruby, each having worked more KM I AWARDS GO TO CADETS
No pleasure is fully enjoyed
Dan Baker Neon
ty of just a few." We feel that Club and a Deacon in the Prese
unless it is earned.
than forty years without a
Rev. Charles Cornett Hazard more and more
FROM LETCHER COUNTY
Judge James Caudill Neon
Manuel Cornett Lothair
Wardie Craft Van
citizens are awakening to this
Cadet George E. Jordan, son
Rev. Ray Collins Whitesburg great cause.
Mrs. Wardie Craft Van
The program concluded with of Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Jordan,
Rev. T. R. Collier Farraday
May God bless each and everya six act floor show under the Jenkins, Ky., and Cadet Otis N.J Bill Sparks Mayking
Dan Baker Neon
one of you who have helped in WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States,
direction of Hetzer's Theatrical Mohn, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. O. T. R. Collier Farraday
Rev. Burley Combs Fairborn, anyway to make our work just
Manuel Cornett Hazard
comprised of 1,300,000 veterans of overseas wartime serAgency.
Whitesburg, Ky., received
P'ville Reg. Bapt. Church
vice, will observe its 57th aniversary in 1956, and
a little lighter. We are sorry
One hundred twenty employes awards at the Kentucky Military
J, C. Faulkner Pikeville
Enterprise Church Pike Co.
that we failed to acknowledge WHEREAS, this congressionally chartered organization embraces
were present Other guests were Institute. Cadet Jordan receiv- Shoulder Blade Church Juan
E. P. Smith Hazard
publicly all of you, both individed the Merit Bar and Cadet
America's finest fighting men who in Freedom's cause,
Raymond See, Willard Stanley
Rev. Ballard Baker Pound,
Redeemed Church Caney
uals, and civic organizations,
endured unusual hardships in every war or expedition
Ellis Banks of Kentucky Mohn, the Good Conduct Bar, Elizabeth Church Millstone
who gave our children such a
in which the nation has participated since the
State Department of Mines and for their outstanding conduct
Wardie Craft Van, Ky.
There are probably other
good Christmas. But we will get
Minerals; Joe Molesky, F. A. records during the fall season churches and individuals who
We are more convinced than around to thanking you .personCress, Leslie Allen, George Co- at the school.
have purchased certificates of ever that the people of our ally if we haven't already. We WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars' long record of service
lbert, R. F. Stevens, George Parto disabled comrades-in-armThe Kentucky Military Insti- which we have no record. These mountains will make a great feel that all of you who help
the widows and orphans
ry, and George Means of U. S. tute is now in its winter head will be published at a later date. success of this movement. This the less fortunate in any manof deceased veterans, as well as all our citizens, and its
Bureau of Mines; A. M. Binkley, quarters at Venice, Florida, and
efforts to keep America strong from within as well as
Several people have asked the is the only Home of its kind in ner are like the man who
Jr., and D. S. Sample of Kings-por- will return to Lyndon, Kentucky question, "Do we have to pay Eastern Kentucky. It was started brought the candy and nuts to
from without, is glowing evidence of its love of fellow-ma-n
G. W. Davis, Secretary, Big
and country, and
all the $50.00 at one time or by mountain people and to a our Children on Christmas day.
may we buy a membership and great extent has been supported We asked him his name. He WHEREAS, this
fraternity of combat veterans today serves its
Association, J. H. Mosgrove, Secpay on it by installments?" The by mountain people. Our moun- said, "It doesn't matter what my
country in peace as it did in war through carrying out
to answer to that question is tain people however, are not name is, I just wanted to bring
well over a
community service projects anMining Institute; and E. A. Star Four-Year-Ocontent with the present buildld
Child anyone that is interested in ings which are nothing but fire the children something. It isn't
nually, thus proving its selflessness, and
ling, secretary, mrian county
purchasing a Certificate by the
much as I am a poor man." May
Coal Mining Institute.
Diana Sexton, 4 - years-old- ,
installment plan will receive a traps. They are not satisfied God bless such people, who real- WHEREAS, the Veterans of Foreign Wars has repeatedly earned
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Brad- receipt for each installment with crowding 26 children into ize that' it is more blessed t o
Freedom's Foundation awards for its untiring and diligent Loyalty Day and similar Americanism programs,
ford Sexton of Sandlick Road made, then when the $50.00 is quarters that formerly accom- give than to receive and who
TO DELINQUENT TAXPAYERS was killed in an automobile ac- paid he will receive his certifi- modated one family. They are are not out for the praise of THEREFORE, I,
Arthur T. Banks, Mayor of the City of Whitescident near the home of Harve cate. A few have already start- not satisfied not having space men.
burg, in the State of Kentucky, do hereby proclaim and
has come for all Hall on Sandlick Road last Sun- ed on this plan.
and accommodations for more
designate the period January 22 to January 28, 1956,
1955 City Taxes and 1956 Occu- day. The car in which she was
Frank Hopkins has authorized needy children. They are not
In the paper two weeks ago
as National VFW Week and respectfully ask all citizens
to be paid. If riding, along with her parents, us to anounce that there will be satisfied that our Home is rated the names of the
direcof this community to render special tribute to the Vetyou have either of these to pay and six brothers and sisters col- a meeting of all persons who at the bottom of the list by the tors who favored changing the
erans of Foreign Wars.
please see the City Clerk at lided with another car, resulting have purchased membership Kentucky Welfare for Children. name of the Home were listed.
settle same and avoid in fatal injuries to Diane. She certificates and representatives Fire hazards are so great that Mr. Dock Webb"s name of
Done at the City Hall of Whitesburg, this 20th day of Jan., 1956.
is survived by her parents and of churches who have purchas- our Fire Marshall hesitates to
ARTHUR T. BANKS (Signed)
all extra costs and expense.
should have been omitted;
CITY COUNCIL OF
six brothers and sisters. Funeral ed certificates at the Mountain pay his periodic visits, knowing He didn't vote in the matter.
Home next the report he will have to make. We are sorry for the error.
services were held on Tuesday. Haven Children's
Mountain Haven Children's Home
Injuries Are Fatal