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ONE-THIR- OF ALL CANCER D DEATHS CAN BE AVOIDED EARLY DETECTION BY AND PROMPT TREATMENT! c Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday Evening, April 12, 1956 Volume No. 49 Number 49 Letcher - co. Achievement Day Tuesday, April 17 3 Meet Tragic Death In Separ ate Accidents 5829 was week-end- . Richard Vincent Hall died at the Fleming Hospital on Sunday, April 8th from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Friday night. Hall's car plunged over a steep embankment just outside of Kona, throwing him out of the car where onto the embankment ne lay senousiy mjmeu unu unconscious until Saturday when he was able to crawl to the top of the bank and summons aid. Mr. Hall, a popular young man, leaves his bereaved parents, one brother and one sis ter, all of Jackhorn. He was 17 years old. Robert Honeycutt passed away on Wednesday from injuries received in an automobile accident on Sunday. According to information received Honeycutt along-wi- th Willard Collier, driver of the car, wrecked on the highway between Neon and Hemphill, the car turning over pinning both men underneath with Honeycutt receiving fatal Injuries. Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday. An accident at Taylor Brothers Coal Company at Trace Fork on Monday, claimed the life of Jack Burke, a resident of Speight Mr. Burke was crushed by a motor car and died from severe chest injuries. He is survived by his mother, wife and five children. Funeral and burial services took place in Pike County. Dr. Lee Moore, President of the Athletic Association, called the banquet to order and Rev. C. A. Lingle offered the invocation. While the meal was being served by the. Ladies Auxiliary, special dinner music was offered by the Creekers, a combo composed of Michael J. Eli-aOrville Jesse Doyle, Jr., Miss Donelda H. Breeding, and Gerald Dean Mullins. son of Mr. and Mrs. Blaine Polly will go to the University of Kentucky April 19th to participate in the State Speech Festival Douglas, a senior at Whitesburg High School, was winner in the discussion group on Education at the Regional Speech Festival held at Pikeville, recently, and received a Superior rating-H- e is a popular student on the hill, and his many friends and class mates wish him much success m his undertaking. DOUGLAS POLLY, R. C. MARTIN, . VICCO, DIES R. C. (Rad) Martin, well known merchant of Vicco and other parts of Kentucky, died of a heart attack Saturday, in his winter home at Sarasota, Fla. or Vicco. He had been in Florida since February 12. Mrs. Martin was with him when he suffered the fatal attack. The son of Sherd Martin, he was born February 11, 1901, at Carrie, in Knott County. He and his wife, Mrs. Minnie, Lee Martin, were married October 1, 1926, at Sassafras. He started into business with a small store at Sassafras in 1924, and two years later estabDepartment lished Martin's Store at Vicco. . Former Resident Of .Kona, Succumbs In Coeburn, Va. Be-re- a, post-gradua- te half-wa- y Wayland-Earlingto- n New Officers of Kentucky C. of C. Rewards totaling $225.00 were offered in two separate robber ies that ocurred over the weekend, and on Monday night. a Thieves broke into the plant at Whitesburg on Saturday night and took a safe with valuable records, and very little money in it. A reward for $25.00 is offered for anyone lo cating the safe and records, and $100.00 for the arrest and con viction of the guilty parties. The Jordon Motor Co., of Jenkins was broken into on Monday night and tires, batteries, and probably other items that will be missed from time to time were taken. Also the valuable fishing tackle of Mr. Jordon's, valued at about $300 was taken. Mr. Jordan is offering a $100.00 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the culprits. Coca-Col- on Thursday morning. The deceased is survived by his wife. B.P.W. to Make Cancer Drive se Rewards Totaling $255 Offered in County Robberies disease. Mr. Tucker was form NEW PRESIDENT of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Barney A. Tucker, left, was elected Tuesday, April 10, during the Annual Meeting of the Chamber. Tucker resides in London and is Manager of Knoxville Fertilizer Company in that city. Elected Vice President was E. R. Mitchell, right, Manager of Union Light, Heat and Power Company, Covington. Both men were elected to serve terms as the ranking officers of the statewide group of businessmen. one-ye- ar Message OF Vital Interest er Fol-lac- erly employed by Elk Horn Coal Co., at Kona, and had many friends in this area. Burial will be in Ramsey, Va., cemetery after funeral services at the home house-to-hou- PICTURED ABOVE is the first baby born at Whitesburg Memorial Hospital on April 2nd. The lovely baby, Dorcas Ann, is the' daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Varson of McRoberts and is shown with her mother, and nurses Centers, Roach and Hughes. y intro-'duce- Johnny Tucker, about 45, a former Kona, Ky., resident, died at his home in Coeburn, Va., Tuesday evening after a lingering illness from heart Members of the Business and Club Woman's Professional have announced that they will canvass make a on Wednesday, April 18 from 5 to 7 p.m., for donations for the American Cancer Society. The Club is sponsoring the drive in Whitesburg. Have your donation ready on that date. Billy Graham in Battleground Europe After the meal, Dr. Lee Moore introduced the for the evening, Former Coach, Player and Teacher e at Whitesburg High School, d Fields, who in turn, Coach Ed Moore and his Yellowjacket footballers, and Coach Ernest Trosper and his Yellowjacket Cagers. After brief summaries of their respective seasons, both Coaches turned the floor back over to Fields, who introduced Coach C. H. The McRoberts Baptist Church Wyatt, basketball and baseball is showing the latest film reMentor at Berea College of Kentucky. Coach Wyatt leased by the Billy Graham was basketball coach at Hazel Evangelistic Association, TuesGreen High School when Hazel day, April 17 at 8:30 p.m. (EST). Green took the State Title in This dramatic production was 1940. Coach Wyatt attended filmed entirely in Europe and school at Berea College and has includes scenes which have had work at the never before been photographUniversity of Kentucky. Two ed such as the largest crowd former Letcher County cage since Hitler's day in the famous stars, Jimmie Crase, a former Hitler Stadium in Nurenberg, Yellowjacket player, and Darrel where the cross replaces the Crase, a former Kingdom Come "Swastika." There is complete Wildcat. Both are currently picture coverage of the Paris members of the Berea College crusade showing converts by the cagers. hundreds hurrying to the platCoach Wyatt spoke of the form in response to the invitagrowth of the game of basket- tion. ball since he had first seen it You will actually see and played. He told of the games to team had to ride hear Billy Graham preaching in which the five different languages through horses to reach the point where they met the other an interpreter with meetings in Germany, Holland, teams and where the game was Norway, and England. Also to be played. In summarizing France, are the great crowds at his talk. Coach Wyatt mented on the speed of the Hampden Park in Glasgow and game today and on the fact Wembley Stadium in London that the present day game of (100,000 at Hampden Park and basketball was a great deal the average attendance at Wem more popular than the original bley for one week was 65,000 persons . . . with ram every game started by Neysmith. night except one.) In conclusion of the evening's This dramatic documentary activities, a film was shown of was produced by Jerry Beaven basket1 the as Executive Producer and Diball game in the recent State rector with Great Commission Tournament at Lexington. Films of Hollywood, Dick Ross, President, assisting. Toast-mast- under treatment for a heart condition A Whitesburg High School for more than two years. He Senior was hospitalized and suffered a severe attack last Nothree other students injured in vember, and was hospitalized at a car wreck below Cody in Knott Lexington from then until last County following the Junior-Seni- February. He apparently was recovering Mardi Gras on Tuesday after returning to his home at night. Remus N. Hart, 18, of Southdown, driver of the vehicle, was hospitalized at the Miners Memorial Hospital in Whitesburg suffering from a broken collarbone, and lacerations. His condition on Wednesday was reported as satisfactory by hospital attendants. Three other occupants of the vehicle, Miss Pat Craft, 16, Gilmer Caudill, 17, and Miss Judy Stream, visiting here, student at Midway Girls' School escaped uninjured. A meeting is called for Sunday afternoon, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. at the Regular Baptist Church, Mayking, for members of the Adams, Craft, Webb fam-- j llies to plan the Annual Reunion. All interested in plans for this Reunion are urged to be present. s, He was 55. Mr. Martin had been Senior Injured In Car Crash Don Woodford Webb Many Prizes to be Awarded During The Annual Event Stork Visits Whitesburcr's New Hospital Adams, Craft, Webb Reunion Committee, Called The Whitesburg VFW Post the scene of the anbannual Basketball-Footbal- l quet on Friday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. when the Athletic Association entertained the Athletes of WHS with a Turkey dinner and Athletic Program. Automobile and mine acci dents claimed the lives of three men in Letcher County during the Athletic Association Entertains With Athletic Banquet On Tuesday, April 17, at 9:00 a.m., all Letcher County schools participating in the Annual Achievement Day will converge in Whitesburg for the purpose of friendly competition in all areas of the school program. They will assemble at the Grade School building and the mass parade, led by the school bands, will start promptly at 9:15. The theme of this year's parade will be "Conservation." Prizes will be awarded to the schools which display the best posters on "Con servation." At 9:45 the following contests will be held: Spelling, Music, Dramatics, Written and Hand Work, Grade School rooms, Grade School Auditorium, High School Auditorium, Gymnasium. From 10:45 to 12:45, lunch will be served in the School Cafeteria. Beginning at 1:00 p.m., athletic contests will be held on the football field, and Folk Game Demonstrations will take place in the gymnasium. Prizes to winners and will be awarded in the gymnasium at 2:30. Superintendent W. B. Hall and Achievement Day Chairman, Jack M. Burkich are urging all schools to participate in what promises to be a very successful program. Parents and other interested people are invited and encouraged to be present to observe the achievements of the year. Schools desiring transporta tion to Whitesburg on Letcher County Achievement Day, April 17th, will please notify Supt. W. B. Hall. Each teacher should bring with her on Achievement Day, the mimeographed program of the Letcher County Schools Day distributed Achievement some time ago as no new pro grams will be given out on that day. Whitesburg High School lunch room will be open from 10:45 to 12:45 a.m. on Achievement In Letcher County in the last few years the farmers have, in Ticket cooperation wtih the different agricultural agencies, planted Fleming, appproximately 500,000 trees. There are around 1700 landown Dies in N. ers in the county. So you can E. M. Miner, 60 years of age, see if each farmer had planted formerly connected with L & N an equal number there would R.R. Co., as an agent in 'Whitesbe about 320 trees to the farm burg and Fleming, died in er. However, these trees have -Salem, N. 'C, where been planted by about 300 dif- he had resided for the past two ferent landowners. This means years since his forced retireabout 20 percent or one out of ment due to illness. Mr. Miner, every five of our neighbors has is survived by his wife and possibly planted tree's. Partici- son and two grandchildren. He pation in the reforestation pro- was buried in Winston-Salegram has been widespread and He was a member and active popular. worker in the Methodist Church. This 500,000 trees planted The Miners have many friends means that between 500 and in Letcher County who will be one thousand acres have been grieved at his passing. reforested. It has involved a fair amount of money and labor. However, there are returns to Circuit Court be considered. An acre of land In Session should grow from $8.00 to $10 Court is now in session, with worth of lumber each year. You can see that these' trees are Hon. Judge Courtney C. Wells increasing in value from $6,000 presiding. Among the outstandto $8,000 each year on the com- ing cases tried during the week bined plantings. That is in ad- was that of Willie Lee Maggard, dition to the values of increas- Burton Maggard and Earnest g capacity Anderson, who each received a ing the sentence in the state of the soil, preventing floods, Day. controlling soil erosion and pre- reformatory for grand larceny. Buses will run to the Athletic Should serving soil fertility. Field between 12:00 and 12:45 these trees grow on for a period a.m. MISSING of ten years, it means a gain to Letcher County of approxiMine Claims mately $80,000. damage Life of Fire could easily Burke these valuable forests. Not only Jack Burke, of Speight, age can fire greatly reduce the po37 years, was killed in a mine tential value of the trees themaccident at Taylor Brothers Coal selves, it can also hurt the fu Co., on Trace Fork, Monday afg capacity ture ternoon. According to informaof the soil and sorrowfully ag tion received Mr. Burke was gravate the water shortage in crushed by a motor car and our dear home county. died of chest injuries. He was Since timber is one of our the son of the late Taulbee most vital resources and since Burke and Rosa Johnson Burke. Survivors inelude his mother, fire can cause such an alarming loss to each and every citizen, the wife, Mary Bentley Burke, we can quickly see the need for five children whose ages range some protective measures. The from 10 months to 11 years, two abusive treatment of our forbrothers, Zack and Frank of ests by "fire must be stopped. Longsfork, Kentucky and one One tree can make a million sister, Mrs. Lula Johnson of matches, but one match can deVirginia. Edna Sexton stroy a million trees. Every Mr. Burke's father was killed Colson has Edna Sexton time we burn trees, we help been missing of in a mine accident in 1945 and from her home to weaken our county and make since Feb. 13th. Anyone know- his brother, Pete, died from init a less desirable place for us, ing the whereabouts of Mrs. juries received in a mine acci our children and our grand Sexton notify Sheriff of Letch- dent last August children. er County, Robert Collins. She Funeral services for Burke A citizen can do a vitally is the mother of five children were held on Tuesday with burworthwhile thing for his counial taking place in the Johnson ty by discouraging his neigh- of school age, who are left Memorial Cemetery in Pike alone. She is needed at home and the bors in County. burning of other plant refuse. by her husband and children. Troy Sexton & Family Many, many dollars worth of Attending KEA Colson, Ky. timber are destroyed by such Among those attending KEA burning. Too, these stalks take in Louisville, this week, are plant food, from the ground and man family. Supt. of Schools, W. B. HalL should be returned to the Ask your neighbor not to burn Mrs. Hall, Kendall Boggs, Pringround. When we burn them we stalks nor to handle fire in any cipal of Whitesburg High are sending our soil up into the promiscuous manner whatso- School, Mr. and Mrs. Bill Colair to never be recaptured and ever. lins, Miss Martha Jane Potter, used to replenish the soil which Soil Conservation Service Hiram Taylor, Jr., Miss Ann must continue to feed the hu- of Letcher County Dugan. Former Of Wh'burg, ! Agent Carolina Winston- water-holdin- one-ye- ar run-ners-- L Accident Jack timber-producin- stalk-burnin-g , up

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