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Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday, April
STATE REPRESENTATIVEDem-ocratsW. R. (Bill) Jordan, Add
Polly; Republicans, Eugene Daniel Jr. , W. H. (Henry) Sergent;
Bill Adams, Lester Riley.
Johnny Fulton, James M. Caudlll,
Alvln B. Webb; Republicans
COUNTY ATTORNEY--Democra- ts
John N. Cornett.
COUNTY COURT CLERK Dem-
ocrats, Jimmy (Jim) Tucker,
Oliver Holbrook, Charlie
Wright; Republicans--Lew- is
The county committee which
hired him said three months ago
when it asked for funds from the
Office of Economic Opportunity
in Washington that it would hire
a person with wide experience in
John Bedwell, Claude Collins,
Karo (Roy) Bentley, Robert (Bob)
Sexton. Republicans, Jack Combs,
Andrew Taylor, Ben A. Adams.
Hall, Mrs. Archie Cralt, Elder
John Sexton. Republicans
COUNTY COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT 1Democrats, Ancll Morgan, Ernest C. Adams, Dave Wagner, Verlon (Red) Hall, Varon
Campbell. Republicans, Joseph
ARTISTRY IN STONt--A- n
outstanding example ol the anilities
of Italian stone cutters who came to Letcher County about 1912
is this arched entranceway to the John A. Palumbo home on
Cowan Street In Whitesburg.
The arch was cut bv Alfonso
Polichetti in 1919. Polichetti and Guy Alfano cut most of the
ornamental stonework on the Palumbo residence from native
sandstone quarried on River Road in Whitesburg just behind the
Salyer residence. (Story, more pictures on Page 3).
Whitesburg Mayor Ferdinand
"Moon" Childers. Hobart Mullins, 3"em.P
Arrowood. Deward Brown.
bui.ld ,a heId'10usc and
Republicans. Hugh Strunk, How- - P;Sram
which would seat
ard M Collier
COUNTY COMMISSIONER. DIS- - 5. 000 persons at sports events.
,Moo'e fald the wwn'i engineer
months ago signed a contract with
nn Ath bm pn Cl- H
publicans, Herman Fields, Howard neer, Sturm which Sturcill will do
all architectural, engineering and
planning work lor the city. Stur-gi- ll
W. M. Bill Sexton,
is not an architect.
Coy Morton, Charlie Ihrig. Re
Moore said the plans will call tor
publicans. John H. Polly, J. B.
facilities to handle croups ot 1. 000
Banks, John B. Caudill, Lemon
P. Collins, uscar M Fields Her- - Persons at dinner meetings and will
wciuue. meeunc rooms ror comer- ben Maeeard.
ences and civic clubs and space tor
MAGISTRATE, DISTRICT 2
Democrats. Hershel Keel. Eugene a The proposed
buildinc would be
Davis, Milburn (Coody) Hall.
located adjacent to the
DanW. Cantrell, Willis S. Haw-le- y, swimming pool on land municipal
Jesse Vanover, Percy A.
included in the city 's urban reRayG. Russell, Emmett newal
Knight. Republicans, Archie V.
Moore revealed the plans when
Potter, Adolph Amburgey, Fred
questioned by Mrs. Zenneth BentM. (Don) Kincer.
ley, president ot the Letcher Coun
ty Historical Society, which has
been seeking permission to use the
J. B. Caudill, Hobert Sexton,
same tract ol land as a site for reCharlie Shepherd. Republicans,
location ol the old Jess Day log
Chad Colton, Lloyd Day,
house for use as a county museum
Combs, Manus Ison, Wor-le- y
and historical society headquarters,
City officials in previous months
had indicated the historical sociLee Ross, John Stewety could use the land but In reart. Republicans, Paschal D.
cent weeks hadrelused to give
Fields. W. M. Gibson.
approval to the plan.
CONSTABLE, DISTRICT 2
Mrs. Bentley said the historical
Democrats, Daniel Champion,
society woulu not stand in the way
Clyde J. Davis. Silas .Hall,
ot the proposed new building if the
city really thinks it can get the
Green B. Thomas.
project approved and tunds alloCONSTABLE, DISTRICT 3
But, she said, the society
Democrats, Andrew Curtis, Brown, cated.
does need to know it it will be
Doyle Cornett, Donald Kuracka, permitted
to use'the land so that
John Doyle Burke. Repablicans,
it can make necessary plans and
coy uoggs, bod fcizemcre.
locate another site tor
POLICE JUDGE, WHITESpURG'- -
Comlnueu on fage 16
Moore sam it will he a vcar or
sivbetore the eitv knov- - ii it will
be able to build the gymnasium.
Mrs. Bentley then requested the
city couneihuen to assist the historical society In linding a site
tor the proposed museum. She
said the society has been ollered
free land at two sites outside the
city. But, she said, the tociety
believes the museum should be
within Whitesburg since it is the
Isaac B. "Ike" Caudill, 34, a
typing teacher at Kingdom Come
High School for the past two years,
was employed this week to direct
the proposed multi -- million dollar
War on Poverty" and Appalachian
Area development programs in
Caudill was chosen by secret ballot by the Letcher County Economic Opportunity Committee. The
committee voted on three other
candidates who had been approved
by a screening committee.
Caudill will receive $7, 500 a
year In his new job. He Is a native of Blackey and a member of
a family which Is prominent in
Democratic politics in the area.
He attended Western High School
in Detroit, Mich. , where he studied commerce, and is a graduate of Morehead State Teachers
College. He was employed at
one time as assistant manager for
a B. F. Goodrich Co. store until
the store closed and later worked
for the Howard Oil Co. in Jackson.
Democrats John Henry Hall, Ben H. Hall, Woodrow
Stephens, Arthur Slone, Beckham
Bates, Raymond (Tip) Wart, Natha
Baker. Republicans, Sylvan Hall,
Vol. 57, No. 48
One Hundred thirty-tw- o
have filed for oltice In the 1965
county primary which will be held
Alter weeks ot indecision, county Republican leaders got together
a day before the filing deadline
and came up with candidates lor
All candidates drew for position
on the ballot Tuesday, and here's
the way the drawings came out:
(Candidates who are unopposed
are listed here also, but their na,
names will not appear on the May
ballot since there is no provision
for write-in- s
dealing with state and federal
In the general field of
development. Caudill lias not
had such experience.
He appeared briefly before the
committee to discuss his qualifications. Two of the other three
applicants appeared also.
They were Jimm,' Paul Enlow, a
graduate of Virginia Polytechnic
Institu'e with a degree in business
Administration who is manager of
several Harlan County coal mines;
and James W. Back. Blackey, a
graduate of Union College and a
teacher at Letcher High School.
The fourth applicant, Robert L.
Gatton, was not notified of the
meeting in time to make an appearance. Gatton learned of the
meeting through a telephone call
the morning of the day the meeting took place. He was In Lexington, where he has a fellowship
at the University of Kentucky, is
working on his doaorate In school
administration and is employed by
UK on a project designed to upgrade Eastern Kentucky schools.
After the applicants na spoken,
the committee voted without any
discussion of their qualifications
or relative merits.
The committee had said it would
advertise and write letters in an effort to obtain applications from
qualified persons elsewhere, but
so far as Is known
it did not do so.
Ottis Amburgey of Ermine wat
employed at $6,000 a year as the
deputy director of the program.
Other applicants for that job included former circuit clerk W.
L. Stallardjr. and John W. King,
Cromona, teacher of auto mechanics and
training classes in Letcher County
for the Hazard Area Vocational
School. Amburgey is a graduate
of Bowling Green Business College. He Is a former county tax
commissioner and recently has
worked as office deputy for Sheriff Lewis Hall.
Nettie Ratliff, an office worker
for Whitesburg Insurance Agency,
was employed as secretary at $300
monthly. Other applicants for the
job of secretary were Mrs. Lee
Moore, Whitesburg; Miss Brenda
Miller, Blackey, and Miss Patricia Sparks. Sergent.
Salaries of the staff will be paid
through a $22, 808 grant from the
Office of Economic Opportunity.
After employing the staff, the
committee adjourned without discussing any proposals for projects
which might assist the families
at the heads of the hollows the
anti -- poverty programs are supposed to help.
The committee will meet again
Water rates may rise
An increase in water rates may be
just around the corner lor residents
The Municipal Water Commission
requested the city council Tuesday
Mrs. Bentley was joined in her
night to approve a rate change
requests to the council by M. L.
which would add $1.05 a month
Webb, Mayking, who is a memto most water bills. The council
ol the society. Webb com
declined to do so lor the present.
mented that he thinks city oil Mavor Ferdinand Moore said the
'i in mak- cials and others interested
council will be obligated starting
Ing history should take time to see in August to pay f'SO.i monthly up
that the history ot the mountains
on bonds issued last year to help
anu me mountain people ts oron- - finance the new water treatment
erly recorded and preserved.
plant. The water ytcjn currently is just about breaking even and
will not have iunds needed to make
the monthly bond payments, Moore
This would In ellect be a
boost in water rates. However, city sewer charges are 50
per cent ol the water charges, or
vwt.vitbd in li lis instance,
the combined water and sewer
charge increase would be $1. 05 a
All Letcher County ofticiais will
receive the same salaries during
the next lour-yeterm, according to a motion passed this week
by Letcher Fiscal Court.
The court has to set the sal aries
tor all offices betore May 15 of
Steve Frazler was nann-- "athsaid.
each county election year. An
lete ol the year" In both football
Council members questioned,
ollicer's salary may not change
and basketball at the annual athhowever, whether the needed Iunds during his term.
letics banquet at Whitesburg High could be raised through better col
'1 he court had been expected
lections oi delinquent water nill
reduce the $200 a -- month salaries
Frazler also received a trophy
Although no lonnal vote was taknow being paid the three magisfor making the most successtul
en, the councilmen said they want trates. Commissioner Herman
foul shots in basketball.
the water commission to try to im- Fields voted against the motion to
Frailer, Andrea Collins, Williprove collections by cutting oil
am Wright and Hoover Ncase were water to delinquent billpayers be-the continue the same salaries.
The court will not meet in May.
honoreu as members oi the
fore asking for a rate increase.
Members said they will be too busy
Kentucky Conference football
Moore said the new water plant
will undergo testing during the
Gary lloyd received a trophy for
next lew days and is expected
the best rebounding in basketball. be placed in use over the week to
Contest in proqress
At the request ol the water comto meet at
Students in the Oth, 7th and 8th mission, the council voted to regrades at Whitesburg Grade School lease Kemious Day Jr. from his
I he Whitesburg I'.iu ut- 1 .u !u r
are taking part in a poster contest duties as garbage collector so lie
Association will hold its April
sponsored by the Hand Booster.
could be trained to operate t It
in the l.ctelvr Coiihi
The posters concern the band con- new water plant.
courthouse, in the couuiv iomi-roocert to he held at 7:30 p. m. '.iy I'tider the pnpoed rare change
7 at the t.rade School audltorii in. water Users ui'iild pnv
The subject ol the llueliiii; h Ii
First prize in the contest will he their lirst
b books, and members will trur
second s:i and Mrd it. All
each iiiontii. 1'iu tiovt gvt :!, tiou the new library quarters in the
lv in. the ollice oj
gallons lot ilia
rear ol the building.
Principal Uonaid Morgan by
1,000 gallon . nlU coy $.A0,
Members will bring books Irom
p. m. f'rldav. April .M. Winners and the rest ol the rate 'vhcdiilc
their homes to donate to the liwill be announced April JU.
would remain unclianged.