OF FHtST PRIZE
FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Kntvky PrM At UHan
Signs of progress:
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1960
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to be rWe Friday
wiener county will get a
look at the state administration's plans for the area
Friday night when fi nvprnnr
Bert Combs addresses a ban
quet at the Whitcsburg VFW
The dinner, at 7:30 p.m., is
sponsored by the Whitesburg
ot Commerce, which
will present to the governor a
program for Letcher County:
through the county.
2. A state park on Pina
3. Flood control lakes.
be at the Whitcsburg Memorial
Hospital Saturday morning to
confer with the hospital staff,
according to Charles D. Jenkins, administrator, and Dr. J.
stands were installed this week
at the A&P store In Whltcsburg.
All you have to do now is set
your groceries on the counter;
a motor-drivebelt carries Huston Westovcr, Chief of Clinthem past the checker, who re ical Services, in charge of ar
cords the purchases as they go rangements for the Whitcsburg
Signs of less progress:
While we were
through some 1040 Mountain
Eagles the other day, we came
across a list of things Mr. and
Mrs. W. P. Nolan, then publisher of the paper, hoped would
be done during 1040. Among
them were a "publicity campaign for Pine Mountain" and
a "state park on Pine Moun--
tain." And "a better water sup-ply for Whitesburg."
nias newsstand sports a
new coat of white paint this
week. A small example of what
improvement a bit of clean up
work can make
A last reminder that we need
Specialists in dietetics, medi
cal technology, nurslnb, phar
macy and physical thcranv. the
educators are coming to East
ern Kentucky from four states
tor a two-daconference at the
invitation of the Miners Memory
first day of tho program will be
held at the Harlan Memorial
lospitaL The second day will
4. An airport.
"The highway and the park
are Immediate projects," said
Fred. Coffey, president of the
Chamber of Commerce.
lakes and the airstrip will fol
low in the course of time."
Governor Combs will be in
troduced by State Senator
Archie Craft. State Commis
sioner of Parks Edward V. Fox,
who also will bo a guest, will
be introdnppd hv
ty Representative Harry M.
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"EVER UNDERESTIMATE . . .
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digging, the women decided the governor would Suit have fr tea thn nn a !l wnt and hear
lhat eventually it will be "the beauty spot of Letcher County."
Another feature of the banquet program will be the showing of color slides of Pine
Mountain by Dr. Walter L. Owens, of Whitesburg Memorial
A motor tour precednig the
dinner will give Governor
Combs a look at Pine Mountain
and the area of the proposed
The guest list for the banauet
will be limited to 150 person.
tho seating capacity of the VFW
dining hall. The tickets hav
been sold for some time. Pres
ident Coffey said.
Several high areas of Whfon
burg were without water for
two or three days this week aj
an unusual spring drought left
Whltesburg's two community
wells nearly dry.
Hardest hit was "school hill"
where grade school children
carried drinking water and cup
to school. The water shortage
occurred on the day eighth
graders from throughout the
county were visiting the school.
cuy oinciais worried for a
timu about the possibility of
re at the school, because no
water would have been avatt- -
Orval Hughes, for the Chamber of Commerce, will be mas
ter of ceremonies. The Rev.
tucker Friday and Saturday, for in Washington
wo win be on official InspecCharles Tanner, pastor of the
Decision on whether Whites
Methodist Church ,will lead the
tion by state officials who arc burg will obtain carrier mall
looking over our area and won servico is In the hands of the
singing of "My Old Kentucky
TTnmn " nnnnmnnnin
1.. H- r- nhlo in f IftVlf tt Viitt T?trn r1. t
dering if tourists would be In- Post Office Department and
terested in visiting here. If you Postmaster
Albert Jones. The Rev. Robert Remious Day said today tb
Mrs. J. Huston Westover. amrpssions mnri on them and community.
For several years S. Owens, pastor of the Presby-- rains Tuesday night and Wed- already dono
your Summcrficld, it was announced
CleanUp Week chorles, please today by Sam Collins. Jr.. resident of Whitesburg for only the love for the best in musci
benefit concert has been
tenan Church, will speak the nesday had eased the shortage
get them done early Friday.
on Pago 8)
and four years, was named this will remain a part of their heri- Work is to begin Monday on,
Fred Coffey, president of the wcek as Whltesburg's "Woman tage always.
drilling a new well in the neiAt the Easter sunrise service
They're roally going to be Whitcsburg Chamber of Com of the Year."
ghborhood of the two which th
She won the award, given an- -' the voices of the trained choral
giving away somothing for noth- merce.
ing ovor at Kyva Motor Com, city now uses.
P.' W. Ramsey
Application for tho carrier nually by the Vctorans of For club wafted the notes of "Christ
pany next week. A total of service was channeled through eign Wars Ladios' Auxiliary, for Arose" ovor the hills and valand son will do the drilinig
?189.05 worth of prizes will be the Cincinnati Post Office. An hor sorvice to the community. leys, under the direction of Mrs.
given away In appreciation for inspector is oxpoctod to come She receivod a citation at the Westovor. This choral club has
Plans for a new well wcra
fmade some months ago. but
received. You to Whitosbure to check' the sit annual VFW banquet Saturday enjoyed the best in music at
thoir Tllfisdnv niflhtv nrnptWc
water board members decide
don't have to buy anything, Juat uation.
stop by between May 6 and
first to clean out the existing
Mrs. Westover was nominated and the many formal presenta-tinoTho local officials expressed
May 14 and sign your name and optimism that the service will for the honor by the Whiteshave contributed to the
wells and see if that helped the
drop a ticket in the box.
burg Woman's Club, which she love of classical music in our
situation. However, the well
were found to be clean and no
has served this year as
more water accumulated.
The nominating letter said of
"Halleluiah! Christ tho Lord ciety Methodist Woman's So
of Christian Servico will
for 'Dugan Day'
is Risen today."
The voices of 30 children hold its general meeting at the
The Dugan Day dinner, honMethodist Church this evening
oring Miss Ann Dugan. pro- Whltesburg's Boy Scout troops
Scouting in Whitesburg has pealed forth their faith in the at 7:30 P.M.
ises to be well attended May 19.
vuia wlx-announcca pians lonpccn reactivated under the risen Christ under the direction
at 6:30 p. m. at the Whitesburg
several outings this spring and sponsorship of three churches. of Mrs. Huston Westover at the
All members and guests are
Boy Scout Troops 67 and 68, Methodist Church Easter serv Invited to attend a very Inter- ice. She has directed this group pstintt nrnarnin hv T T. Uiuc
Everyone is Invited to the div
May 14 they will take an over-(fo- r
boys 11 to 14, meet at the
ner, which will be covered disk
mam imkc io uau urancn aus ,1'resuyterian Church at 7 p.m of juniors, aged 8 to 12, on Wed- - The topic will be "The Trials of
auurnouns eacn weeK Jesus from the Viewpoint of a
and pot luck. The menue will
on Pino Mountain. May 20 they each Monday. The Cub Scout
consist of meats, vegetable.
will havo a fish fry behind tho Pack, for boys 8 t oil, meets for tho past two yeras. The im- -' Lawyer."
salads and dessert. Those who
Presbyterian Church. During each Friday at the Methodist
Mrs. Charles Tanner and Mrs.
plan to attend are requested t
June they will spend a week Church. The Explorer troop,
J. L. Hays last week attended
Dring a generous portion of
at Jennie Wiley State Park on for boys 14 to 18, meets at the
tho annual Kentucky Conferen- any of the above mentioned
Dewey Lako in Floyd County. Baptist Church.
ce of the W.S.C.S. at Cynthiana.
Sixty-sevefoods. Drinks and rolls will ba
boys already are
James and Blucher Allison
Rev. Kenneth Clay Is pastor of
served by the Whitesburg P.T.
enrolled In the new troops re- are Scoutmasters for the reguthe Methodist Church in CynthiA. which is sponsoring the dincently organized, and another lar troops. James Frazier Is Ex- William Burdine Webb, who ana
where the conference was
ner. The home ec girls will
troop will be formed if enough plorer Scoutmaster, and Bruce reported news for The Mounheld.
boys express an interest in it. Pesls Is cubmaster.
decorate the cafeteria.
tain Eagle since it was founded
are reauested to
Mrs. Morris Mullins, (left), retiring president of the VFW
In 1007 by his brother Nehemi- The day will bo set asid at
bring their world banks to this
Auxiliary, presents a citation to Mrs. J. Huston Westover
school with special surprises by
ah, died unexpectedly Wednesnaming her "Woman of the Year" In Whitesburg.
day morning at Sergcnt. He was meeting.
to have on our best bib and
Mrs, Westover honored
as city's Woman of Year
Boy Scout troops plan
activities for summer
Dinner honors athletes
Coach Blanton CollJer of the
University of Kentucky will be
the guest speaker for the annual banquet honoring athletes of
Whitcsburg High School.
A special guest accompany
ing Coach Collier here for the
dinner will be a former Whitesburg High star. Llo.d Hodee.
for tho comlne foot
ball soason of the UK Wildcats.
Tho bannuet sponsored
the Whitesburg Boosters Club,
will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at
Tickets are availablo from all
members of the Boosters Club
and President Herb Caudill.
Ermlno, urges a good attend
ance to show Coach Collier that
Itchor Coinlv will Mipport an
Tho credit line. "By Burdine
Webb," appeared In newspapers
over several states for half a
century with the news from
Letcher County. The Burdine
post office was named for him.
lie was a salesman and a
school teacher during his lifetime, but his first interest was
news reporting. An hour be
fore he died he had called Al
fred Adams In tho office of
Sheriff Johnny Fulton to ask
"wnat's news?" Ho claimed
that he had been "writing for
the papers" since he was 12
Burdine was one of the 1ft
children of Jason Webb, pioneer of Letcher Countv.
brother Is John S. Webb, 83,
who is reported very 111 in a
nospini in Louuviiio, where he
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study of East Kentucky set
Letcher County and tho rest
or eastern Kentucky arc going
to be studied again.
This time the University of
Kentucky is sending a
team or specialists into the Kentucky mountain area. They will
havo seven years and $754,-OOto complete their work.
The study Is to be financed
bv the W. K. Kellog foundation.
in announcing the study, the
University called it an Inten- slvo program aimed at Improv
ing economic conditions
Eastern Kentucky counties. The
announcement also referred to
Eastern Kentucky as a pilot
area which would servo as a
model for futuro improvement
programs in other areas beset
by the same problems.
of team headquarters will
require more time, rctoar-giPresident Frank G.
by early fall, with thelcca, or insitutlonal rearrangt- Dickey said a foundation conproject expected to be in full ments.
tribution of $754,000 over a
Welch To Be Director
period will be . com- - swing by midwinter.
According to the announceThe U. K. team will be under
Dined wun fciaio support in an
attempt to find solutions to ment, economic Improvements the general direction of Dr.
problems confronting the more in the area will probably be in Frank J. Welch, dean of tfea
than 500,000 residents of the the direction of developing ag- - College of Agriculture aa4
riculture and manufacturing 'Home Economics. It will be ue- area.
program, a 10- wun a mgn rauo oiiuer me immeaiaie supcrvuam
membcr U. K. specialist team muur io ouipu:, anu me en- - oi a project director wun neea- will be availablo to work with couragement of labor to seek quarters at the Robinson
local residents and guide a bloc employment opportunities out station of U. K. In Breathitt
of governmental services seek side the area.
ing to provide new economic
Proiects to be develoDed will
opportunities and alleviate un be of two general kinds those with local citizen groups, exit
that can be undertaken with ing organizations and agencies,
Planning Under Way
availablo financial and Institu- tho U. K. team will seek peck-ea- t
Planning L already under tional rosourcos,
way. Staffing and construction v. :,ciu are potentially feuslLlo
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