University of Kentucky
Elizabeth Hansen Head
U K Library
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday. Auqust
Vol. 56, No. 13
Nine Letcher County residents
federal retail-liqu- or
dealer tax stamps in the year
ended June 30, Internal Revenue
Service records in Louisville re-
County Judge James M. Can-di- ll
said he and Sheriff Lewis
Hall had asked the IRS for the
list of stamp holders in Letcher
The judge said any persons
caught selling alcoholic coverages without federal stamps will
be turned over to federal officials for prosecution.
The stamps cover the sale of
whisky, wine and beer. They
cost $54 a year.
Purchase of the stamps permits
the holders to sell whisky in dry
territory without danger of prosecution by federal authorities
but it does not make them immune to local and state laws,
forbidding the sale of alcoholic
beverages in dry territory.
The nine Letcher County residents are among 235 persons in
dry territory in Kentucky who
bought the federal stamps last
The Internal Revenue Service
listed them as:
Cash Store, Cromona; Henry
Hutton, Hutton's Tavern, FlemHulda's
ing; Hulda Collins,
Place, Jenkinsi Ann Crabtree,
Kelley's Halfway Cafe, Jenkins;
Estil Bentley, The Hub, Neon;
American Legion Post No. 104,
Neon; Ann Bates, Whitesburg;
American Legion, Douglas Day
Post No. 152, Whitesburg; VFW
Post 5829, Whitesburg.
Interest in the illegal sale of
whisky, also known as "bootlegging, " has grown in Letcher
County since the fatal shooting
last week of S. J. Bates. Edwin
Dearl Rowe, who admitted the
shooting, said he shot Bates after
Bates slapped him and called
him a bad name in an attempt
to coerce him into paying money
for protection against raids by
law enforcement officers. Rowe
last month on
charges arising from raids on
his establishment at Blair Lake
in which officers confiscated a
quantity of whisiy and beer. The
fatal shooting occurred at Rowe's
Blair Lake place.
Rowe waived examining trial
and was held to the October
grand jury on a charge of wilful
murder when he was arraigned
before County Judge James M,
He was ordered held without
bond and was taken to the Pike
County jail for safekeeping.
A cousin, Arthur Rowe, who
witnessed the shooting,
waived examining trial and was
held to the grand jury on a
charge of aiding and abetting a
murder. Arthur Rowe is free on
$5, 000 bond signed by James M.
Helton and Hillard Blair, owner
,of Blair Lake and the building
where the shooting occurred.
Letcher County Sheriff Lewis
Hall issued a formal statement
this week denying that his office
has had any connection with any
kind of sell-o- ut
to law violators.
The full text of Hall's statement
appears on page 10 of today's
This is the way an artist envisions the facade of the courthouse to be started this fall in Whitesburg. This view is looking from the Bank of
Whitesburg down Main Street toward the Kentucky River. The courthouse will be built of steel and concrete and the outside curtain walk
will be faced with panels of baked steel in blue. The present courthouse will be razed to make way for the new three-sto- ry
new courthouse will house the sheriffs office at the west front and county judge's office at the east' front. The county clerk's office will
be at the west rear. Circuit court offices and the county jail will be on the third floor. New quarters for the Letcher County Public Library will be at ground level in the rear; the street level will be lowered slightly at the rear. Office space will be available for rental to othar
er government agencies. The building will be financed by a $351, 000 grant and a
$190, 000 loan, both from the federal government. The building will be 100 feet across the front and 117 feet deep. Public areas in the interior will be of terazzo and tile if bids are
not too high. William B. Moore of Louisville is the architect. The building is expected to be ready for use by next July.
You couldn't blame any resident
of Madison Avenue for getting
into the wrong house these
is so widespread that
it's hard to tell who lives where.
Mayor and Mrs. Ferdinand
Moore are adding a family room,
bathroom, bedroom, utility area
and carport to their home and
are facing it with brick. Stanley
Hoggwillremodel the Paul
home as soon as the
Vermillions move into their new
home in the Upper Bottom. The
Hugh Combses of Seco are remodeling theloghouse on Fourth
Street near Madison, and the
house on the opposite corner has
already been remodeled by Mrs.
William Conley. The upstairs
of the Combs building is being
readied for use by Joseph
which will have a
sets special meeting
The Whitesburg Parent -- Teacher
Association will hold a special
called meeting at 7:30 p. m.
Tuesday, August 13, at the grade
Two matters are to be discussed:
1. The PTA's preference as to
whether a new grade school or
new high school Building should
have priority on the construction
schedule of the Letcher County
Board of Education.
2. Appropriation of PTA funds
to buy gravel for the play area
behind! the grade school.
The school board asked a PTA
delegation last month to report
a preference from the association
as to which building should be
Mrs. Clyde Lucas, PTA president, said that in answer io
a PTA request the school board
has agreed to construct a retaining wall a: the bottom of the
slope behind die grade school
and to fill in the area and plant
grass. The board has asked the
PTA to buy gravel for the play
area. The group raised money
at a dance recital recently for
The PTA also would like to
blacktop the play area, Mrs.
Lucas said, but must raise some
money fro that part of the
Specialists in dyeing materials
and designing rugs will conduct
classes on the Guild Train at
Blackey Aug. 12 through Aug.
The schedule for the classes is
as follows:- -
to meet in county
The annual meeting of the
Thornton Union Association of
Old Regular Baptists will be held
next Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Little Ruby Church at
Thornton Union is the only association which will meet in
Letcher County this year,
church officiate said attendance
is expected to be large.
Letcher County was announced
The manager of each funeral
home bought half of that establishment. The other half
will be retained by Mr. and Mrs. Archie
Craft, wno have operated Craft
Aug. 12, Tuesday,
Aug. 13, and Wednesday, Aug.
Sale of half interest in each of
the three Craft Funeral Homes in
Funeral Homes for about 27
Ferdinand Moore of Whitesburg,
who has been associated with the
funeral home for the past 25
years, has bought a half interest
in the Whitesburg funeral home,
which will be known as Moore-Cra- ft
Funeral Home, Inc.
Duard Banks of Neon, who has
been manager of the Neon branch
for about 15 vears, will be half
owner of Banks -- Craft Funeral
Home Inc. there.
Glenn Polly of Jenkins, who has
FOUND two mules, one white,
been manager of the Jenkins
one black; owner can claim by branch of the funeral home since
paying feed bill, damages. See it was opened in 1961, will be
Robert E. fields, back of Mepart owner of the Polly-Cra- ft
morial Hospi tal, Whitesburg.
rjuneral Home Inc. at Jenkins.
Members f the Whitesburg Lions Club recently
sponsored a safety check la. e at Whitesburg. Of 202 cars which
went through the lane 38 failed the inspection. Only one auto
had a safety belt. Workers were students at a vocational training course here and members of auxiliary police.
14, dyeing class.
Thursday, Aug. 15, and Friday,
Aug. 16, designing class.
Saturday, Aug." .17, and Sunday, Aug. 18, open to public,
1 to 9 p. m".
Aug. 19-2- 3,
The training program is sponsored by the Kentucky Arts and
Crafts Division and is available
to any interested person in the
area of Letcher, Knott, Perry
and Leslie counties.
married 50 years
Mr. and Mrs. Milbum Collins
of Whitesburg were pleasantly
surprised this week of their 50th
Sons and daughters from various states have gathered home
to spend a week with their parents.
The group includes Mr. and
Mrs. Homer Collins, son Ricky
and daughter Gwendolyn from
Centerville, Miss.; Mr. and
Mrs. Bramble Adams of Clear-sprin- g,
Ind. ;Mr. and Mrs. Wardaughter Beverly
and son Randy of Seymour, Ind. ;
Mrs. Bertha Caudill and daughter Julia of Brownstown, Ind.;
Mr. and Mrs, Oliver Collins and
.son, Jackie of Nashville, Tenn. ;
and Mr. and Mrs. Ward Collins
and son Danny and daughter Linda of Hollywood, Fla.
An open house will be held in
honor of Mr. and Mrs. Milbum
Collins Friday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. Collins were married July 26, 1913, in Pound,
Va. Mrs. Collins is the former
Viola Maggard "of 'Whitesburg. "
The couple reared eight children, of whom two are dead.