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Image 1 of Mountain eagle (Whitesburg, Ky.), April 30, 1964

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The standard peg Co. LoulsvilU, ify, MOUNTAIN FAftIF SCREAMS! ,T rors m acquit others rovine former of armed imolt with intent (Urges about an afternoon deliberated lulfFriday -- w .IL.nlnn ai'arl I 71 VClUlVb W the week- - ended rme 00 IW ca their way kBes io Harlan counts South East Coal J.. .JJ. Char. d Dwell Turner. I in connection inaaeni oui .wen .. Vita me rest. witnesses for . 1 iv aealnst nom neace auu police and lames the victims. naa teianea uiey 00 near the thnrtlv US 119 Mmmtifn some tie mountain my, instructions to atrcv m invhrwiv " niTirn rir." ff rtH 1 Pa crow ..J J mJ him DtCVM a, examination -- i.htn uit fle coma not nit b j be VI VHU" wim. thetxiaL Itfnn . 0 v.Miiiuijy V;iMl" 0 me a . ' I th..i. - "5J lnr a . and a ,l: health ofWhtt-- . . Cnmtui. V tcP'esen- - iU 7 4uci ot tne ' OX MA. uuucei u -- at a "cjDorn fhi. . .1. . ' memner. r - eornmlrt- .- V" rt.- LlHlorKentupV pronenu a. . ounty li m - mux if r r. ui tolcaicTeli . Drfnt.J T . our hi '"thenuT.rr' iTrig, trittheDroD- "yamort-- " The matter will be referred to the federal Community Facilities Administration at Atlanta for a decision. The board elected Lexington financier Garvice D. Kincaid to membership and promptly named him chairman of theARH hoard of trustees. Also elected to board membership were E. Minor Pace of Wheelwright, general manager of Inland Steel Cor- goration properties there; Hemdon vans of Lexington, editor of the Lexington Herald, and Mrs. John Sherman Cooper of Washington, D. C. , and Somerset, wife of the United States Senator from Kentucky. Kincaid succeeds Dr. Kenneth G. Neigh of New York as chairman of the board; the doctor will remain on the board. Lon Rogers, Plkeville attorney, was vice chairman of the board; Maurice K. Henry of Mlddlesboro was named treasurer, and Dr. James Moak of Lexsecretary. ington was Dr. Karl S. Klicka became president of the hospital corporation in an action changing his title from executive director. Two assistant directors. Dr. O. J. Wllaoa and Jay G. Coberly, became vice presidents. The trustees voted to accept a $4. 1 million loan from the federal Area Redevelopment Ad ted 30, 1964 Vol. 56, No. 51 Johnson sends Appalachian aid bill to Congress President Lyndon B. Johnson came to Eastern Kentucky for a first-halook at poverty last week end and promptly returned to Washington and aiked Congress to pass legislation to help Eastern Kentucky and the rest of the Appalachian area. The President requested aulck congressional action on a propos- CHOSEN- -h al to spend some $262. 000. 000 In Anno Tjut, e Appalachian area during the teaches French at Whitesburg High School, has been selected to par- - 19645 fiscal year, which begins . .. uupoic iin u summer institute at The legislation which the Presithe University of Kentucky for 48 teachers of French from all parts dent sent to Congress is basically what was reauested by the Presiof the country. Ten of the 14 dent's Appalachian Regional Comfaculty members will be natives mission in a report made public of France and most classes will a few weeks ago, be conducted in French. The Among the sponsors are U. S. participants will live together Senator John Sherman Cooper, and will use only French. The institute is sponsored through the U. S. Senator Thruston Morton National Defense Education Act. and U. S. Representative Carl D. nd aaaaHS" . Perkins. Even as they introduced the measure, Cooper and Perkins spoke out to tell their colleagues it is not strain enough and must oe amenaea u it is to be etfec- - Dav wins Danny K. Day won second place tfve SJTO,tCC?e,tift C00!1 caUed for construction of a steam plant to use Federation Future Farmers of tem Kentucky's coaL which, he meenng last sat- Amenca wnuai baslc In- outf ls stU1 dustry in the area. Nearly 500 FFA members took Perkins called for a much broad pan in me meenng. er program than the Appalachian Day received a ratine of super Redevelopment Bill contains. He ior on his project. criticized features of the prop Other Whitesburg FFA chapter legislation intended to nelp tne members who took part included Appalachian area overcome probRonnie Fields, com, excellent lems of conservation, education, rating, and Larry Brown, creed and a shortage of public facilities. contest, excellent rating. The He said much greater federal fichapter received a rating of good nancing is needed and proposed a on its mock chapter Dieting. public works program covering Boys taking part in the mock all types of public works. The meeting included Danny Day, $71 million the bill calls for in president; Tommy Davis, vice Its fint year for health, educapresident: Ronnie Fields, treastion and welfare services is not urer; Gary Creech, secretary; enough to meet the need, PerEddie Holbrook, reporter; Larry kins said. sentinel; Ronald Comett, Taylor, He said the bill should be exKenneth Cralger, Willie Isom panded to ptovlde an extensive and Gerald Baker, members. program of school construction, and to Increase salaries for the mm area's schoolteachers. Perkins also Indicated he was disappointed In the amounts of money proposed for agricultural development, land reclamation ministration to permit purchase and the absence of specific pro- of the five remaining hospitals In the Miners Memorial Hospital Association. The trustees "with reluctance" authorized discontinuance of negotiations with the Catholic Ben edicdne Sisters on a proposal for Joint operation of one community hospital in Hazard. The trustees were informed that the sis-thad not replied formally to an invitation extended to them , by ARHI last December. Then the board authorized Klicka to develop plans for construction of addition to the a ARHI hospital at Hazard. Reports made to the trustees indicated that patient occupancy of the five hospitals now in the ARHI chain rose from 68. 3 per cent in October to 85. 1 per cent in March, In other action this week, ARHI committee set up a Mrs. Bemlce Hackheaded by former Lt. Gov. Wilson PRESIDENT ney win serve as president of the W. Wyatt to serve as a organization. The group will Jenkins Woman's Club for the attempt to raise $4, 280, 000 to fi- coming year. She succeeds Mrs. nance 18 ARHI training programs Arthur Nash. Other officers are Mrs. Stella Wright, fint vice for physicians and other medical rrsorinel over the next five yean. president; Mrs. Ruth Robinson, second vice president; Mn. CharK.enaau Bogtw, iu (ntendent of tcher County schools, lotte Mabe, recording secretary; Miss Edna Whitaker, correspondi ng named to the committee. secretary, and Mn. Nona Polly. activl Dr. Wilson will direct treasurer, They will be Installed group. the des of in May. Eas-lan- d -- rAnr imaki fifn ArrArr M.Appalachian Whether mount of fog,- - the amount of darkness. At one point during the trial sheriff Lewis Hall arrested the wife of Neace after she was found to be carrying a pistol in her handbag. She said she had been threatened. After the Incident, persons entering the courtroom were searched for weapons. Gibson and five of the pickets denied they had had any nan In the beatings. Gibson testified: he picked up Neace after meeting him as Neace and four or five other can were coming off Pine Mountain on the morrun the beatings occurred. Gibson said he had had an pointment to meet Neace am Turner at the Whitesburg hospital but had been told there that the men had jjone to Pine Mountain. He said he had gone to find them when he met them coming off the mountain and "they blinked their lights and blew their horns and waved for us to stop. " He said Neace was "too scared to talk" at the time but said "we'd better get out of here because there had been some trouble on the mountain. " Gib- -' son said he did not learn about the violence until later in the day when he heard a radio news report. Jason Combs, a Baptist minister, testified that Neace offered to keep his silence in the case for $10, 000. Neace denied making the offer. Lowell Sammons, Charles Moore, Charles Hicks, Walker Fugate and Harvie West confirmed in general detail the story told by Gibson. Charles Engle, the seventh defendant, was not called to the stand. All were acquitted along with Gibson, During rebuttal testimony, three miners testified for the Commonwealth that they were stopped at the roadblock before the South-Ea- st miners arrived. Columbus Ison and Elmer Raleigh identified Gibson as having been at the scene and Dudley Short Identified Moore as a participant. . uiiTm mt i.n.i.,: 4 m Jury Otcult Court h m m Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday, April en 72-b- ed 78-b- ed fund-raisi- fund-raisi- ng ng fa visions for recreational development. The bill provides $22 million to convert marginal acres into productive land and $13 million for coal promotion and reclamation of mlned-o- ut lands. President Johnson also indicated an interest In development of electric power In the Appalachian area. He told a news conference Saturday that his tour of Appalachla had convinced him "there Is need for careful scrutiny of the development of power resources, looking toward action. " "That would mean specifically the possibility of steam plants, TVA, In some of that area, " the President said. The President's visit to Eastern Kentucky was the last leg of a trip which began in Chicago and led to South Bend and Pittsburgh before It reached tiny a town of 600 in Martin County, Kentucky. Statistically Martin Is the worst off of Kentucky counties. (Its,, average per capita Income in 1960 was $399 as compared to Letcher's per capita of $1, 036.) Near Inez the President and Mn. Johnson visited the family of Tom Fletcher, an unemployed sawmill worker who with his wife and eight children exlsit on an Income of $400 a year. Then they went to Palntsville, county seat of Jolinson County, where they visited Mayo State Vocational School. Johnson said ho was looking to a "bright highway of hope" for the Impoverished and unemployed of the nation. ez, No dope The April Letcher Grand Jury reported this week that lt had found no evidence that at the present time narcotics are being used by any scnooi cmidrcn or omen or that anyone Is presently trafficking Illegally In narcotic drugs in the county. The jury said it had investigated allegations concerning the appearance, use and trafficking in narcotics at Letcher school in the past but was unable to determine the source of supply and had not enough evidence to return an indictment. County Any. Stanley Hogg has notified the narcotics division of the U. S. Treasury Department, and the division has promised to conduct an investigation, the jury said. The jury, recommended also that the next grand jury check Into the matter. The Investigation was conducted at the direction of Judge J.'L. Hays after the January grand Jury said lt had heard some evidence and recommended that the next grand Jury look furdier. The April grand Jury recommended that Letcher Fiscal Court name a dog warden and consider establishing a dog pound because of the numerous stray dogs at large In the county. The Jury said the strays are a .nuisance and a menace to public safety. " Band boosters to meet The last meeting of the Whitesburg Sand Boosten until September will be held at 7;30 p. m. Monday in the Whitesburg High School building. Refreshments will be served. Offlcen will be elected and summer band camp discussed.

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