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THOMAS B. JONES
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matter June 13, 1907, at the post
Entered as second-clas- s
ottice at Jeffersontown, Ky, under Act ol Congress March 5,
DECEMBER 21, 1956
YHO'S TO ENFORCE THE LAW ?
The first class of 29 men for
the Highway Engineering Technician School will be graduated
December 21. The class is sponsored bv the State Highway De- Dartment at the University of
The Technician School is one
of the first steps made by the
Highway Department in preparing for the expanded highway
program in Kentucky as a result
of federal aid and passage ol the
road bond issue.
For the class, the department
selected men between 5 years
old who have at least a high
education and were em- .
pioyea in uie ut'aiLucuis'
It seems that the fight is to be forever with us, as regards the governing forces of our social order. Who is to
make the laws and who is to enforce the regulations prescribed for administering justice among the citizens of our
Our founding fathers sought, in attempting to maintain
both freedom and justice, to vest the governing powers in
the citizens of those political divisions of state most directly concerned and affected. Home rule in the strictest
sense was the obvious aim. This was exemplified in the
strict observance of and concern for state's rights.
This tenet of the power to regulate is today being subjected to one of the most sever tests ever encountered. It
is being applied in the current processes of integration.
Shall the edict be given from the top level of authority
and the enforcement be implemented by machinery designed from the federal angle? Or shall the more local agencies be permitted to settle their problems among themselves? Those are the questions which are developing as
the integration process goes forward apace and then runs
into local barriers.
During the early stages of interpretation of the law
as given in the Supreme Court's decision, in July 1955,
there was handed down a ruling in South Carolina. The
decision was that of a special court consisting of two judges
from the US Circuit Court of Appeals and a US District
Of the Supreme Court's decision noted for the comment provoked throughout the nation, the special court
declared: "It has not decided that the Federal Courts are
to take over or regulate the public schools of the states."
And that court went on to explain further that the High
Tribunal did not direct that the states must mix persons
of different races in. the schools or require those of different races to attend schools, or that they be deprived of
the right of choosing the schools they attend.
As to what was decided by the Supreme Court, according to the special court, and" "all that it has decided, is
that a State may not deny to any person on account of race
the right to attend any school that it maintains . . . but if
the schools which it maintains are open to children of all
races no violation of the Constitution is involved, even
though the children of different races voluntarily attend
different schools, as they attend different churches." Said
the court "The Constitution, in other words, does not require integration. It merely forbids discrimination."
From that it would appear that this matter, if given
time and dealt with in patience, understanding and the
right spirit, could be satisfactorily adjusted between those
Imported professional trouble
xtjakers certainly have no place in making such amicable
'adjustments. Neither would it appear wise on the part of
the federal government to move in too quickly and arbitrarily to assert itself in the integration process.
Just as war broke out, on one occasion, on a peace
ship, so is it possible for would be
the rift between groups in an arbitrary
trouble and widen
attempt to hasten the process of integration.
AMERICA HAS BOUNTIFUL SANTA CLAUS
Is there a Santa Claus? An American Santa Claus?
Does some mysterious spirit grant gifts and blessings
to the people of the United States in which most of the
rest of the world does not share?
One can not doubt it. And that there is an Amercian
Santa Claus we do verily believe.
Again this Christmastime the children in every home
will delight in armfuls of new toys and joys. Generous
groups will make it part of their holiday pleasure to see
that children in orphanages and hospitals are
The grownup folks, too, will be recipients.
How does it come that Christmas giving can be so
lavish? And how is it that through all the year Ameriso much that few of humancans can have so much
kind outside our country can enjoy.
Here we are, only 6 per cent of the world's population.
of the world's manufactured
Yet we produce
goods. We use most of the world's telephones. We drive
of tde world's motor vehicles.
We have jobs, good paying jobs, for work. We carry
more insurance than anybody; fewer people each year
need to look forward to a destitute or dependent old age.
With fewer hours of work than anywhere else we
can buy the necessities which make us better fed, better
clad and better housed. Our homes are enriched with
unprecedented conveniences and comforts, and we have
more free time in which to enjoy them.
Thanks to the American Santa Claus, we can spare
what it takes to produce the world's most powerful military defense. We have been able to give away fifty or
sixty billions to help allies and friends and to assist the
less fortunate nations.
Nowhere on earth do so many of the people give so
freely of their money, time and personal effort in organized or individual endeavor to help others and their communities, we support vast works of research to reduce disease and suffering. We have the money and energy to
improve the present and to build the future.
Yes, there is an American Santa Claus, a very special
Santa Claus from where these bounties flow. But not a
mysterious Santa Claus. He is written into the American
The great fact of the individual's liberty is our Santa
Claus. Here, unhampered by tyrannies of ancient customs
each person may work where he pleases at the job he
chooses and do as he likes, after taxes, with the money he
earns. He may speak, print, and worship as he pleases.
Because of this personal freedom, Americans produce
more, and have more to enjoy for themselves and with
which to help others.
The ideals of Christianity, and the idea of the soul itself, link to the dignity of the individual person. Without
.liberty of choice, man becomes a subject of compulsion and
is deprived of his full natural dignity.
Our American Santa Claus has thus grown out of those
fame basic concepts of man's moral worth that were
by the Christ whose birth Christmas celebrates,
y ere basic, too, in the season's eternal message: "Peace
rth, Good will toward Men."
A new booklet concerning forestry is available at no cost, it
was announced by the State Department of Conservation.
Dairy herds at eight institutional farms of the State De
partments of Welfare and Mental
Health produced 566,004 pounds
of milk during November for patients and inmates, according to
a report by Albert O. Davis, dairy
in the Division of
The monthly report shows
pounds of milk were produced
at the State Reformatory,
The herd at Eastern
State Hospital, Lexington, ranked second with 83,344 pounds.
Other herds reporting were
those at Central State Hospital,
77,107 pounds; KenLakeland,
tucky State Hospital, Danville,
77,023; Western State Hospital,
Training Home, Frankfort,
Kentucky Village, Green-dal42,984, and the State Penitentiary, Eddyville, 38,764 pounds.
The State Division of Parks
will lower rates for lodging accommodations in January, February and March, of 1957 on an experimental basis, according to
Mrs. Ben Kilgore, director.
If this plan proves popular as
it has in Florida and other vacation areas, it will be on permanent basis, she said.
rates at the
Cumberfour winter parks
land Falls, Kentucky Dam Village, Kentucky Lake, and Cumwill be reduced to $4
for single rates and to $6 for
doubles. Cabin rates will also be
reduced for the next three
from $60 and $70 a
week to $50 for this period. Reduced rates will become effective
at Kentucky Lake State Park
January 15, Mrs. Kilgore said.
"The public has shown a tremendous interest recently in winter fishing, and hunting, at our
parks," Mrs. Kilgore said. "We
hope this reduction in rates will
mufce our park lodges more popular with the fishermen and
hunters throughout this part of
mother of the ladies.
Miss Vonnie Ree Proctor, who
submitted to an operation on her
chin last week, was in the Baptist Hospital from Tuesday until
Friday. She is at home now doing fine. Miss Proctor is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Proctor.
Neither the Rev. W. T. Gard-ne- r
nor Mrs. Curtis Hagan are
improving from their illnesses.
Their many friends are hoping
for the best
Mrs. Mary Fisher was an
guest Thursday of Mrs. B.
On the first cold morning of
this winter one of my friends
asked me whether I had seen any
rabbit ice" yet That term at
once reawakened many a mem- ory, for that is what we called it
more tnan a nan century ago,
Rabbit ice, for the benefit of latecomers. who have just tuned in,
is and was me ice
out around certain weeds , on
very cold nights while there is
still some sap in the stalks.
It is dainty and flower-liklooking almost too delicate to be
true. The water content is very
slight, so that it is almost as
dainty as snow flakes. We chil- dren, on our way to school, with
out spindle shanks covered with
stockings to keep us
warm, used to gather handfuls
of this stuff and eat it or what- ever you might can iransierring
a few drops of icy water to our
I am sure that we did not re- gard it as ice but as some dainty
confection that Jack Frost had
made for us. Whether any of the
sap of the weeds might not have
tasted bad I do not know; it
would have sDoiled our Eden to
have found our Eden to have
found within it some such snake
as suspicion of delicate things
that cold nights provide.
Rabbit ice reminds me of many
another name for objects in na- ture associated with animals,
Some of these have become
standard: rat's-banfennel. But there were others that
somehow elude the dictionary
makers. We had goose grass" all
over the place, a lowgrowing
member of the smartweed-buck- wheat family. It, like some of
the grasses, liked to grow along
the edges of hard tramped
ground, like a path.
geese at it in preference to other
The research and statistics
service of the State Department
of Economic Security reported
that the 607 new manufacturing
firms which have located in the
since 1940 had
The sale of Series E and H Sav- more than 55,000 workers on the
Bonds in Jefferson County
payrolls last year, with wages
totaling more than $200,000,000 during November amounted
and the cumulative
Industrial employment in the sales for the eleven months to- commonwealth
132,258 in 1940 to 180,429 in 1955.
"This gain of 48,171 jobs was
caused primarily by the location
of new facilities in the state in
stead of by expansion at existing plants," the department reported. "The effect of these new
jobs and income on other employment, purchasing power, living
standards, and governmental revj
enues cannot be calculated, but
the impact has undoubtedly been
Jesus Christ healed a blind man
on the Sabbath day. When the
Dr. Leslie H. Wright has been Pharisees heard about it, they
appointed acting superintendent questioned the man; and hearing the
of Kentucky State Hospital, Dan- story ol the miracle, there was a
division air.onq them some, not
believing, and some saying ol Jesus,
Frank Gaines, "This man is not ol God, because
State Mental Health Department, He keepeth not the Sabbath day,"
said the appointment will be ef- and others saying, "How can a man
fective January 1. Dr. Wright that Is a sinner do such miracles?"
will replace Dr. Richard S. (John 9:16). Finally they sent lor the
Ahrens whose retirement begins parents ol the qave who had been
December 31, Dr. Gaines said.
testifying that he was their son and
Dr. Wright, 66, is a native of had been born blind. "By what
New Heaven, Conn. He received means he now seeth, we know not;
his medical degree from the Uni- or who hath opened his eyes, we
versity if Vermont College of know not: he is ol age; ask him: he
shall speak lor himself." Brought
Medicine in 1918.
aqain before the Pharisees, this man
whose eyes had been opened said,
"I have told you already, and he did
Miss Mary Ann Thompson, not hear." The Pharisees In anger
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. replied, "We know that God spake
Thompson, 409 Locust Avenue, unto Moses: as lor this fellow, we
Jeffersontown, has completed a answernot irom whence He Is." The
ol the man who had known
course in the operathe touch ol the Saviour's hand In
mation of an
healing is stinging in its contempt
chine at a Louisville
business end unanswerable in itsNrebuke,
"Why herein Js a marvelous thing,
school. Miss Thompson is employed in the accounting department that yt know not Irom whence He Is,
of the Louisville & Nashville
-- Released by
greenery I cannot remember.
We als0 had Prepare grass,"
,e called (hen
ards and Darnyards. It is a small
nQwn tQ scientists as "shepherd's
purse." I used to enjoy eating
its biting, pepper-lik- e
orrnin T Ar rnt- trnnw whpfhpf
Wtl"lH a w
chickens Ukcd u or not
One of the oddities of langlage
is tnat no one can propnecy
which words will remain, which
wm become standard, which will
never rjse above folk usages,
Namcs 0f plants and animals are
among these words that may or
may not remain in good usage,
And yet nearly all of them are
picturesque, whether accepted or
not snakeroot sounds like some
name for a fake
remedy for snake bite, and it was
bu1 jt has become the standard
name for a whole family of plants
and is as valid a name as dog
as a name
fennel. Goat-suckfor a bird sounds ridiculous, for
it records a superstition that cur
ancestors brought from Europe,
where birds of that family are
accused of milking goats. That
name has been accepted, how
ever, and is borne by the family
to which our Nighthawk, Whip
Scientists have even taken the
meaning and cointed a learned
word to mean this; "Caprimulgi- dae," literally,
Dogwood, dog fennel, dog bane
catnip, catclaw, cattail; horse
radish, horse chestnut
on and on, of standard words,
Why not rabbit ice and hen pep
per and the rest of those folk
names that we used to know but
which failed to get classy enough
to have their places in a diction
In Kentucky, sales for
ber were $3,759,639, and for the
eleven months reached $55,385,
385, against the annual goal of
Mr. and Mrs. B. E. Culbertson,
who were celebrating their 33rd
anniversary last week were joined by their son and daughter-in-laMr. and Mrs. Edgar CulSunday
bertson,' Fern Creek,
night They all dined out to cele
brate the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stigall,
Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Stallings and James Robert Stall- ings were luncheon guests Sun
"Beware Lest You Lose the Substance
by Grasping at the Shadow."
both at Frankfort.
Wealth For Kentuckians," the
booklet describes financial return for pine tree acreage, history of forest land conservation,
services of the State Division of
Forestry and a message from
Jackson. Written by Elmer
Rounds, of the Conservation Department, and Gene Butcher, of
the Forestry Division, this publication is the third of a series on
Kentuckians may obtain the
booklet by writing to the State
Department of Conservation, or
the State Division of Forestry,
Mr. and Mrs, Frederick Armstrong have named their baby
son Kevin Edward.
The Rev. W. T. Gardner la
spending some time with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Gardner, at Cave City. Truitt, the
younger son, is with him. Mrs.
Gardner went down for a couple
of days last "week, but she and
Billy are at home now. Billy Js
Jefferson County's Oldest Weekly Newspaper
Published Each Friday
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Moore,
Louisville; Mr. and Mrs. William
Porter, Mrs. J. E. Fisher and Mrs.
Joy Fisher visited Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Haag Sunday afternoon
and searched the woods for
Christmas trees. They found nice
Mrs. B. Tinnell, Mt. Washington, visited her sister, Mrs. CurSunday.
friends also called.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wade
have been notified of the serious
illness of their son, Preston,
who is in a hospital in West Palm
Beach, Fla. Last report was that
he was slightly improved.
Mrs. Myrtle Funk, Frankfort,
and Miss Zollie Swearingen,
Shepherdsville, took Mrs. Mary
Fisher to Millers at Buechel Wednesday for lunch, a belated birthday celebration.
Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Gotthardt,
Louisville, visited their daughter,
Mrs. J. W. Hatfield, Saturday.
Mrs. Mary Fisher was a luncheon guest Sunday after church
of Mrs. Myrtle Motehrshead at
were her son, Mr. Vernon
and family; brother, Mr
Pearl King; niece, Mrs. Lelia
Stallings, Preston Highway, and
nephew, Mr. Guy L. Hacker, Bue"
Mr. B E. Culbertson presented
his wife with a beautiful blooming plant last week in honor of
their 33rd anniversary.
Mrs. Harley Proctor and Miss
Ella Proctor spent Saturday in
Mrs. Murrell Owen has been
called to Cedar Grove by the
serious illness of her mother, Mrs.
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Miss Alberta Carlin, daughter
of Mrs. Amanda Carlin, Jeffersontown, and Charles. M. Walker,
also of Jeffersontown, were married in the parlor of the Rev. W.
E. Yates, pastor of the Jefferson-towntow- n
The Jeffersontown High Schoe!
basketball teams lost their initLl
games of the season to quintets
from Okolona. The boys drorrei
and the glib
The games were playlost
Baptist Church. The ed at Jeffersontown.
couple began housekeeping on
Mrs. Elnora Grant, 23, former
the Middletown Road,
ly of Okolona, died at Waverly
Hills Sanatorium. She was the
son of W. S. Holloway, Taylors-vill- e daughter of Mr. and Mrs. RichRoad, was taken to Louis- ard Fischer.
ville City Hospital for treatment
10 YEARS AGO
of pneumonia which developed
after the boy was accidently shot
With a total membership of
while he and a brother, Everett 37,170, the Kentucky Farm Bu9, were hunting rabbits.
reau ranked Hth in the nation
from the standpoint of members,
Mrs. Dorothy Gagel, 69, widow it was reported by
J. E. Stanford,
of Lawrence Gagel, former Jefexecutive secretary. The 1948
ferson County gardener and hor total topped
that of the previous
ticulturist died in the home of year by 7,807.
her son, George Gagel, Arnold- The total membership of the
town Road, Pleasureville Ridge Jefferson County
640, exceeding the 1946 quota of
575. At the annual
Mrs. Katherine Rettinger, 78, Scoggan Jones, Buechel, meeting,
was resuffered a knee fracture in a fall elected president
and R. O. Sims,
in her home at Harrods Creek. Brownsboro Road, was
She was taken to Jewish Hos- treasurer.
Lyndon, and Willis Stout,
were elected vice presiMrs. Helen Pierson announced
dent and secretary, respectively.
the engagement of her daughter,
Miss Florence Pierson, to Ennis
Karl Moser, Middletown, was
E. Johnson. The wedding was
the year's county corn producer.
planned for Christmas day in the He harvested 137.1
Pierson home at Fern Creek.
acre, according to a report of
Shirley W. Anderson, county ag25 YEARS AGO
ricultural agent. Other high proThe first issue of the "Falls ducers and their harvests averCity Cooperative Dairyman," a aging more than 100 bushels on
monthly publication of the Falls at least five acres were:
By Mrs. Ida Carrilheri
Bro. and Mrs. Murry Key and
Pasty Key brought Bro. and Mrs.
Carl Martin and little daughter
from a Baptist Mission in Louisville for services at the home
Sunday afternoon, Bro. Martin
brought a good message and they
sang several songs. Mrs. Key
brought each of the residents a
The Ann Martin B.WC. Circle,
Lyndon, came with a program at
4 o'clock Sunday. They were Mrs.
P. H. Bradshaw, Mrs. Ethel Parker, Mrs. Fred Taylor and Mrs.
Graf Parrish. We all want to
thank them for the nice cakes
and ice cream.
Mrs. Charlie First, Jr., visited
the home Sunday. Guests of the
writer were Mrs. Goldia Beck,
Mrs. Williams, Miss Jewell Thur-ma- n
and Mrs. Gail Strickland.
We want to thank them for the
Residents of the home want to
thank the Home Mission Circle
from Buechel and Newburg for
the nice basket of apples and I
want to thank Mrs. Shively for
the nice box of chocolates.
Charles Yeager, Mrs. Hazel Ferguson, Mrs. Walter Aelya, Mrs.
Clarence Hayden, Mrs. Odis Hazel, Mrs. Odell Risinger, and Mrs.
Vernon Starr, of Poplar Level
Baptist Church, had a nice pro
gram for the residents one day
last week. We want to thank
them for the nice presents.
Here's wishing The Jefferson- ian correspondents and reader.!
a Merry Christmas and a Happy
We all want to thank the young
ladies who sang the carols for
us Sunday evening.
and yet He hath opened mine eyes."
The Pharisees c;uite plainly were
not searching lor the truth in their
questioning. They had refused the
truth when it was given to them.
They were more interested in disproving a miracle than they were in
finding out its cause. "Wise men"
they were, yet ignorant ol the important truth that God's Son, their Messiah, was in their midst They remind
us ol some ot the "wise men'" of our
FEDERAL AID APPROVED
own day. The philosophers and the
psychologists deny the miracle ol the
The Kentucky Department of
new birth; and when laced with the
inescapable evidence ol God's power Highways has received word of
in salvation, they seek to analyze the appropal of the U.S. Butpbh
and explain It. Refusing to recognize of Public Roads for the Newburg
the deity ol the Lord Jesus Christ Road grade separation project
and the power oi His blood to take over ine southern Railway tracks
away all sin, believing Him only a 1.6 miles south of the porDoratn
teacher and the son oi Joseph, the limits of Louisville.
carpenter, they are confounded and
silenced by the simple Christian who means that federal funds will be
bears In his dally living the evidence forthcoming depending on the
ol a transforming miracle. Man by availability of funds, eomoletion
wisdom knows not God (I Corinthiof surveys and plans and the ac
ans 1:21), and wise men can never quisition of rights-of-wallnd Him In the mazes oi their logic.
But this is a marvelous thing that
No significant rise in blood
He hath opened blind eyes and
pressure occurs with age. How
given new Hie to men dead in sin.
ever, it is normal for a person's
Diooa pressure to vary with his
the Gospel Fellowship Association
activities and emotions.
Cities Cooperative Milk Producers Association, was off the press.
The paper was designed to give
association members "full and
complete information on what is
happening in their daily markets."
Willis Stout, Seatonville,
bushels; Adolph Moser, Middle-tow- n,
132.1; Earl Rhea Jean, Sea-
tonville, 128.3 John E. Kalmey,
Kosmosdale, 127.8; J. H. Ewing,
Harrods Creek, 125.9; George
Mr. and Mrs. John F. Purcell
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in their home at Jeffersontown. Both were natives of
Spencer County and spent the
first 23 years of married life at
120.6; Carl Winkler, Middletown,
117.4; H. L. Graff, Jeffersontown,
113.9; George Kalmey, Kosmosdale, 112; Henry Graff, JeffersonWilsonville.
town, 108.6; S. R. Ewing, Frey's
Hill, 107.9; J. W. Netherton,
R. E. Nute, Valley Station Worthington,
farmer and horticulturist, was Baugh, Kosmosdale, 100.7.
elected president of the Cornu-
copia Club of Jefferson County.
Funeral services were held for
Other new officers were John Mrs. Lula Crask Jones who died
Burger, vice president; Harry B. in her home at Middletown. She
Lane, secretary - treasurer, and was 65.
County Home News
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Charles Newton Miller, 75, died
in his home in Buechel about
two months after the death of
Art Embry, 47, Valley Station,
was burned to death after a truck
he was driving overturned and
caught fire on Ralph Avenue
near Cane Run Road.
similar course at the school.
The Red Cross will have a home
nursing course conducted at the
school beginning after Christmas
The monthly meeting of the if as many as 25 mothers sign
for the course. If fewer than 25
Jefferson County Council
Y.W.C.A., sec- mothers are interested in the
will be held at
..y, at 10 a.m., course, the mothers may go to
ond and Bro
Wednesday, Jt uary 2.
the Red Cross Center for instrucMrs. William D. Edens,
The title of the program is "In- tion.
formation Please" and on hand
publicity commitMrs.. tee.
will be a panel of experts
James Gibson, past president of
the council; Mrs. Karl Bader, secPRESTONIA
ond vice president of the KenAn estimated 350 spectators
tucky Congress of Parents and
Teachers; Mrs. A. F. Rosenberger thoroughly enjoyed an enactment
and Mrs. Peyton Ray, officers of of Dickens' "A Christmas Carol'?
at the Prestonia School
All presidents and chairmen of meeting December 11. The play
local units are urged to bring was given by the seventh graders
their questions and problems on of the school, with assistance
principles to the meet- from the chorus. Supervisors and
Jefferson County Council directors were Miss Baughn, Mrs.
Mrs. D. R. Merritt, first Ball and Mrs. Greynolds.
The attendance banner was
won by Mrs. Adona Ball's
enth grade class with 41 per cent
At the monthly board meeting of registered parents.
of the John J. Audubon
December 11, the Civil Defense nounced that to date the amount
chairman reported that a civil realized from donations to the lidefense course will be held Jan- brary during Book Week is $252.
uary 28, 29 and 30. She and O.
The meeting was closed in true
F. Brown, principal, plan to at- Christmas fashion with the singtend and if the course proves in- ing of carols.
Mrs. John W.
formative, they will conduct a Heibert, publicity chairman.
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