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Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday Evening, April 9, 1953
Volume No. 46
Dr. Gid Ison
Dies In 4tlant a
During their spring vacation the Berca College Chapel Choir will present a series of concerts
in East Kentucky and North Tennessee. Evening concerts will be given in Pikeville, Ky., April 9, In
Hazard, Ky., April 10; in Kingsport, Tennessee, in the Broad Street Methodist Church Auditorium,
April 11; and in Knoxville, Tennessee in the Central Methodist Church, April 12, and in Lincoln
Park Methodist Church at morning services, April 12. Among the members of the choir is Alleen
bumpier, daughter of Wm, 1$. Sumpter, Partridge, Ky.
$50,000 Fire Now In Court Is
The April term of the
Circuit Court convened
on Monday morning, April 6th
Recommended At eco Mine presiding. Courtney Wells,
jury roll was called by
The body of Dr. Gideon
Ison, 72, retired physician and
former resident of Blackey
was returned to his native
hills for burial this week, after sudden death in Atlanta,
Ga., where he died of a heart
attack last Sunday. While
driving through Atlanta he
became suddenly ill and his
wife summoned help but it
was too late- - Funeral services were conducted at his oic.
home at Blackey on Tuesday
of this week and burial took
place in the family graveyard.
Dr. Ison had practised medicine in the county from the
turn of the century until ill
health forced him to retire a
few years ago and he had
made his home in Bonita
Springs, Fla., since his retirement.
He is survived by his wife,
six sons: Dr. C. B. Ison, Garret, Ky. ; Gideon, Jr., Pikeville,
Eugene, Louisville; Bill, Bill
ings, Montana; and two dau
ghters, Dana Ison, Lexington ;
and Mrs. Virgil Marcum, of
Edward, George, and Sherman
and three sisters, Mrs. Hannah Frazier, Mrs. Minta Shepherd, both of Kingdom Come,
and Judith Sturgill, Blackey,
also survive him.
The son of EH and Martha
Ritter Ison, pioneer settlers
of Letcher County, Dr. Ison
attended grade school in Let
cher and High School in Berea.
He received his medical training at the University of Lou-
following qualified An estimated loss of $50,000 Hassel Stamper,
were recommended was made today in the fire
by Superintendent, Dave L. which completely destroyed the being selected to serve for
Craft, to the Letcher County Seco's No. 1 tipple belonging
reg- to South East Coal Co. The
Board of Education at a
Sam T. Webb, Foreman;
ular meeting held last Thurs- estimate was made by
Dock Webb, Edd Sexton, C.
day, April 2 to teach in the
of operations, V. D. B. Clay, Charlie Haynes,
Letcher County Schools for Picklesimer.
1953-5The vote According to Mr. Pickle- the term of
Alva Caudill, J. W. Collins,
Dr. Ison was a member of
of approval was unanimous.
mer, (no insurance was
Those selected were:
carried on the tipple, since it Hays Stamper, Melvin Cor- the American Medical AssociMyrtle Stallard, Fonda M. was not in operation, but the nett, Henry Holcomb, Bill ation, the Old Regular Baptist
Church and a Rotarian.
Polly, Gladys tL. Webb, Earl equipment was to have been Elswick.
Funeral services were con
Hogg, Sabra Kincer, Lucy sold and was very valuable.
Webb Osborne, E- G. Howard, The fire of unknown origin, John Jenkins, John P. ducted by The Revs. Myers
Hazel H. Lewis, Reva H. was discovered around 11:00 Meade, D. W. Little, Oscar and Sharpe.
Walker, Marion Profitt, Julia p. m. and Fleming, Jenkins, Pace, J. Sexton, Edd Rose,
Dixon, Benton Back, Jean. McRoberts and Whitesburg Sherman Hampton, Granville
answered Bailey, R. B. Banks, Harrison
Ruby H. Burkich, Wess Isor., the call but the fire had gain- Craft, Mayo Holbrook, Nat H.
Hiram Taylor, Jr., Edith H. ed too much headway for Craft,
Henry Quillen, Sr., Preston.
Ison, Maida Hammonds, Patia them to save any of the tipple
Kincaid, Hetty Hayes, Mable or equipment.
C. Nichols, Virgie H. Back,
The blaze could be seen lor Gratis Bates, I. T. Dixor,,
Gerna Campbell, Lillian Eld- - many miles, even some Sammy H. Caudill, Sr., L W. Pre-Induction
rudge, D. B. Barker, Mary Whitesburg people reporting Dixon, Charlie Pitts, Fdd
Ann Adams, Gladys W-- Hogg, they could see the light irom Gibson, Curtis Caudill, Shade
Darla Bryant, Eula Elline it. The tipple which had Combs, and W. G. Caudill.
Judge Wells commented in. County men have received
Ison, Arthur Watts,
been operated for many years
making his, opening talk to the their orders to report for
Verna S. Cornett, Hobert was of wooden structure.
on April 14, accordjurors:
Caudill, Avis C. Stewart, Ira
"Letcher County is one of ing to Local Board No.
Caudill, Dennis Dixon, Louise Welch, Lois Benliey, Selma C.
to report on that date
Adams, Mae M. Jones, Rubv Riley, Bernice D. Bowling, the best
Caudill, Dennis Dixon, Louise George M. Fields, James D. in the State, according to its are: Byron Tyler, Jr., Pearl
V. Collins, Lillian F. Webb, Boyd, Betty Jo Little Leslie population, this is the fourth Bailey, Jack Adams, Eugene
Roy Reasor, Mary Emma Morgan, Jeanette Wampler, term of court to be held without Browm, Ted Roy Browning,
Denver Seals, Bennie Ray
a murder trial."
Lewis, Ruby C. Collier, Clar- William Collins, Jr., Walter
This fact, in our opinion, is Hall, James Monroe Newsome,
ence Baker, Bernice Worms-le- Enlow, John Preston, R. EdMargaret Wojciechowski, gar Banks, Edwin Lee Moors, brought about by many fac- Kindred Jansford Taulbee,
Ruby Cooper Adams, Reba Edith M. Polly, Lucille B- tors, one being that our coun
Odell Smith, Jonah Lowe,
Kincer, Sabina Francis, Fann Pigman, Lonnie H. Breeding, ty is legally dry, another that Billy Ray Bunch, Robert Mc- L. Holbrook, Hazel K. Craft, Jacqueline C. Owens, Virgin our Circuit Judge is a cour Lemore, Don bmith, Jr., James
Edna McCowan, Ira P. Whit-ake- r, ia Vermillion, Verna P. En- - ageous man, and does his du- Lee Edwards, Eddie Lee Hill,
Nola H. Back, Carlice low, S- - J. Hale, Oma Fields, ty: our Commonwealth Attor Robert Paul Potter, James
Breeding, Ann Dugan, Iva P. Patsv Anne Fields, Mattie A. ney works with the court; our Carl Mullins, Dennis Seals,
Maggard, Ritter K. Fugate, Marcum, Ruth Rice, Rachel Sheriff is always on the job; Robert Gene Adams, Arlie
Anne H. Hurst, Mattie Lou Ann Back,
and our County Attorney is Boggs, Harold Clay Pick,
Fugate, Ruby E. Day, Nellie
James Mack Tucker, James
Carlene K. Holbrook, Vera always in there aiding and as
I. Wright, Ruby Lee Wright, Eldridge, Goldie Aldridge, sisting the court.
Emmitt - McCullum, Samuel
Josephine Tolliver, A. C. Mary Rebecca Polly, Carlene
Richard Lucas, Wm. Lee
Sergent, W. L- - Cooper, Lula Webb, Sarah A. Adams, Curtis Easter Seal Drive
Craft, Cletis John H. Gibson,
S. Roberts, Corsie C. Collins, Collins, Renavae W. Adams,
Elisha Miller, Armond Ison,
Hetty B. Cornett, Neucedia Jewell breeding,
venson Nets $1329.10 So Far Carliss Eldridge, Lvell Thomas
Ison, Bobby M. Adams, Corbin Caudill, Ray Cassity. Wesley
Caudill, Lindsay Ratliff, RobIn Letcher County
C- - Ison,
Amburgey, Jr., Paul T. Boggs,
ert Lee Stout, Billy Eugene
Iva Lou Franklin, Billie Isaac Hogg, Dorothy Sue JenLetcher County to date has McCray,
Jean Pridemore, Eva Leen kins, Abbott Holbrook, Bonnie contributed $1329.10 to the Jed Mosgrove, Bobby Joe
Breeding, Howard Caudill, B. Dav. Vera Raleigh, Vir 1953 Easter Seal Appeal for Ison, Morgan Letther JohnCounty son, Junior Ray Whitaker,
Dawson Back, Lelah Joan ginia H-- Combs, Ray Pigman, crippled children,
Branson, Cora Lee Campbell,
Monroe jsreeaing, oiiuuiu. Chairman Clel Rodgers an Astor Gibson, Isom Haynes,
Louisa Dixon, Inez B. Barker, Adams, Glenn D. Hampton, nounced today.
Gerald Rav Kincer, Ben Jack
Dorsey Crase, Cuna Mae Cora A. Freidall, Viola C. Although Easter is past, Kincer, Melvin Dee Adams,
Banks, Edrie Banks, Peggy Moore, Carol Combs, Cora R. Rodgers said some delayed re Fred Hall, Lester Martin,
Ann Whitaker, Freda Caudill, Frazier, Bradley R. Breeding, sponse to the Easter Seal mail- Filmore Cornett, Nathon Bed
s, ing is expected- Nora H. Hall, J. Mose Stew- Anna E. Collins, Cora S.
ford Lawson. Bobby Clay
Sexton, Helen Some regular contributors Ison,
Ruben Watts, Jackie
King, General Caudill, Nellie Gupta, Ina Mae Adams, Elsie to the local Easter Seal cam
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I. Wright, Robert Bryant, Mae Collier, Irene B. Smith, paign have reported they fail
Verna T. Holbrook, Denola ed to receive their seals in the
D. Taylor, Reeda K.
"The Eager Miss Beaver", a
Girdell Breeding, mail this year, the Chairman
Reasor, Connie B. McAuley, Collins,
three act play will be presentWebb, Nancy Sue Hogg, Madeline R. Helton, Ethel G. said.
He added that anyone who ed by the Fleming-Neo- n
Wanda Lee Kincer, Leonard Franklin, Bertha Cassity.
falls In this group may still Senior Class, Thursday night,
Human erosion goes hand send his contribution to the April 16 at 8:00 p. m. (EST).
Maida Hall, Bonnie Pratt,
H-- i in hand with soil erosion.
Bank of Whitesburg.
Admission will be adults 50c.
John E. Holbrook, John
To Build Ten
John E. Manies
The United Mine Workers
Welfare and Retirement Fund
announced today the signing Dewey Lake
of a contract to build
We are authorized to announce
JAMES W. BROWN
as a candidate for
of Letcher County
Subject to the Republican
Primary, Aug. 1, 1953.
pitals with a total of 1,040
beds in West Virginia, Ken
tucky and Virginia. The con
tractor is the J. A. Jones Con
struction Company of Charlotte. N. C.
The hospitals, all located in
provide care for disabled, injured or sick
Sites for the new hospitals
are at or near these towns: in
lan, Middlesboro, Hazard, Mc
Dowell and Pikeville; in West
and Beckley; and Wise, Va.
Cost of the plants was not
announced but it was believed
the total will approximate 15
To The Voters of
Two Revivals End
Another Begins In
Revivals at two of Whites
burg's churches have come to
a close and another is now
underway at the Whitesburg
The Presbyterians and Baptist Church both had revivals
in progress at the. same time,
the Presbyterian revival beginning one week earlier than
Charles W. Solomon, was
the Evangelist at the Presbyterian Church with Orin Zimmerman leading the singing.
At the Baptist Church, the
Rev. Clel Rodgers, pastor of
the church led his own church
in revival services with John
Arnett of Evarts, Ky., leading
Both churches reported suc
75 Men Receive Brea Cho Chib To
Apoear In Hazard
The Berea College Choral
Ohib will be in Hazard for a
John E. Manies, 47, native
of McRoberts drowned in the
Dewey Lake in Floyd County
Wednesday about 6:00 A. M.,
when his car ran off the road.
Information as to the cause
of the accident could not be
obtained as we go to press-n
Mr. Manies was
to hundreds of local citizens,
having formerly operated a
restaurant and studio business in Neon for many years-Hhad been to Cherokee Lake
to see about property he owned there and returned via
Neon where he visited with
friends. It is thought that he
had started home to Detroit
where he resided with his
wife, and son. Dickey, when
the accident occurred.
Mr. Archie Craft of the
Craft Funeral Homes who was
called to Floyd County after
the body stated that two men
saw the car go into the lake
but were unable to rescue
him it took two hours to re
cover the body. One theory.
is that Mr. Manies may have
fallen asleep or the fog may
have confused him about the
road. He is survived by his
wife, Dorothy and one son,
and one daughter.
Funeral services will be
held at McRoberts Baptist
Church Saturday 2:30 p. m-- ,
The Eagle extends deepest
I hereby announce my can
didacy for Representative subject to the action of the
Democratic Primary to be
held on August 1, 1953.
I am a practicing attorney
of the Letcher County Bar. It
will be the duty of your Rep
resentative to represent you
and your interests at the 1954
session of the Legislature- - It
is my conviction that a lawyer
is best qualified to fill this
office, the purpose of which is
to enact laws.
One of the principal reasons
for which I seek this office is
my desire to repeal the unjust
law requiring our
pensioners to mortgage to the
state any small property they
may chance to own when they
become too old and infirm to
continue to earn their bread
by their labor. The purpose
pension law is
to provide a reasonable measure of security and comfort to
our old people who have
given the work and earnings
of a lifetime to the education
and support of a younger generation. This law should not
be used to extort from them
the roofs above their heads
and the humble inheritance
they have prepared for their
My unfaltering and
is pledged to the improvement of our public;
schools. I pledge myself to
support a minimum annual
salary of $2400.00 for our
teachers and a standard,
minimum school term of nine
goals of the Kentucky Educational Association shall be
my guide in the field of legislation effecting public
nrosram on Arril 10. 1953. sympathies to the family and
It is apparent that the deinvit bereaved relatives an their
cline of our basic coal industry
guest at a great loss.
ed to have as their
makes it imperative that new
Banquet on that evening one
industries be brought into our
of the niertibors of the Club Snapp Speaks
county. I pedge my active
The Banquet will be held at Wise
support to the business and
the Grand Hotel at 5:30 p. m.,
professional people who are
Affer the Banquet the Meeting,
now working to that end.
program will be given at the
The annual spring meeting I shall
First Baptist Church on Main of the Wise County Education
work for the exten
Street in Hazard, starting at Association was held at the sion of state highways into
every section of Letcher
7:30 o'clock. Tickets for the
Banquet may be obtained from Wise ;Hih School April 3, County and for the improve
Raleigh Hall, Mrs. Elizabeth with C. V. Snapp, superinten- ment and
Effie kins, of city schools at Jen existing roads.
Dr. Charles K. Martin,
Barnes or I. A. Bowles, all of president of
I have little money to spend
Hazard, for $1.50 each. The
Dr. J. J. Kelly, Jr., super in seeking this office but if
Brrea Choir has gained inter intendent of Wise
County elected, my time and energy
national fame, and you will schools as speakers.
will be given freelv to it.
enjoy this program. All LetYour vote and influence is
cher County Alumni of Berea Mr. Snapp spoke oil
College are urged to attend.
HARRY M. CAUDILL.
Courtesy Service Station Under Management of Hubert Hall.
Hubert Hall and Billy Wayne Wright operate the Courtesy Service Station directly
back of the Elinda Ann Drive-I- n Theatre. The Station is open from 7:00 a- - m. to 10:00
p. m. Washing is a specialty seven days a week including Sundays- - They are equipped
to give a 20 minute bath to the car. They have the only
in the county.
Hubert and Billy Wayne invite their friends when in Whitesburg to call on them- Phone 263S.