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VOL. NO. 43
WHITESBURG, LETCHER COUNTY, KENlUCKY, THURSDAY EVENING.
AUGUST 4, 1949
Statement From Gilbert Polly
Republican Candidate For Sheriff
Nominate and Elect
John D. W. Collins
Final Statement From Lindsay Polly
Astor Collins Makes Final StateRepublican Candidate For Sheriff HASSEL FOR
ment To The Voters
TO THE VOTERS ON THE
EVE OF ELECTION:
I would like to be in each
of your homes this evening to
make a final statement of the
issues of this campaign. How-
Some of you voters may be
wondering why I haven't seen
The primary election is
and talked with you about my '
drawing near and I want to
candidacy. There are a number
express my appreciation
of reasons why it has not been
each and everyone for what
you have done and will do in ever, since I can't be with all possible for me to visit and '
behalf of my candidacy for of you at once I am taking ad- talk with each one of you as I
Sheriff from now until the vantage of this chance to talk would have liked. I lost my
polls close on August 6. I feel with you through your county jffice equipment, in the Hogg
like this is the most important paper. I wish to thank each of building March 6, 1949- It
duty to take care of my
election that Letcher County you for the courtesy and kindhas ever had. I want to ask ness with which you have re- clients business and interest
each and every voter to think ceived me and my family in when I have some in charge. It
seriously what is the best for Jyour homes during this cam- has been difficult for me to
the protection of our homes, paign. Even those who have secure copies of records to
schools and churches and vote opposed me have been hospit-- carry on their business. Court
I .time being the entire month
able and friendly.
of July, and the August elec
I have run ,a clean race tryI don't think I need to make tion, have added to the diffiing to convince the people an additional statement of my
what a serious condition our qualifications. Most of you culty of my making the cam- "
paign you have a right to ex-county is in- have been kind enough to say pect of me. I am, therefore,
I have had every kind of that I have made you- a good making my first and last ap-falsehood told on me trying to clerk that my four years of pealto through your MountainJ
mislead you good citizens from service have made me the best Eagle.
the main issue of my campaign qualified man on your ticket.
I have practiced law here fo
which is to clean up Letcher It pleases me that you have several years and have had the
been satisfied with the service experience of knowing the
Folks, I promised you in the beginning that I would fight County,
TO THE CITIZENS OF LETCHER COUNTY: '
until the end. The end is almost here and I am confident
It has been rumored that I I have rendered.
County's business. I began
Just last week in the columns of our local newspaper,
After you Jook at the quali- serving the public first as the
of VICTORY more than ever before. I wish to espress my am hiring certain men for
to all of you and especially to those of you who-- . office deputy and etc. If y.ou fication of .a candidate, your first. Police Judge of. Jenkins cne of my opponents referred to an old maxim ; that a
would grab at a straw- - Nowyjust whom do you. supwere supporting Noah Gibson before he withdrew from the' remember I said in my plat-rac- next consideration is usually where I served six years. I
not promise any his need of the office. When I was once a coal miner and pose he was referring to- Who was that drowning man. In
for joining with my many loyal, good citizens in sup- - .form I would
man or faction of men any- - came out of the Army and was know the work and needs of the same statement he said, "I WILL NOT QUIT". Now he
porting me. Yes, I thank you from the bottom of my heart
has quit and he says he is withdrawing from the race in the
I am sure that I have made it clear to all of you what I thing so when I got in I would elected to the office of Clerk, those who go under the hills interest of good government and honest law enforcement.
strings tied to I had to 6tart from scratch. I to support their families.
stand for, and have given you reference to my past history
Do you believe that? I don't. I
people of our
My wife, the widow of the county can understand this DEAL. think the who put themand what I have always stood for. You have the record of my the office so I could make a had literally nothing. You
officer. There is not
don't lay aside savings on a late Stephen P. Jenkins, was
opponent, Gilbert Polly, and he has told you his record speaks a
selves up for office stoop to such tactics, what could we
for itself. Even though 'he stated in a recent issue of The man in, eher County that soldiers pay when you have a left motherless at the age of expect of them if they were elected. You be the judge. And
niuiiy say man nave family to support
Since I 8 years and grew up as the
Mountain Eagle that he would try to do better if you elect him
promised them any job and l have been in the Clerk's office foster mother of her brothers remember it takes two to make a DEAL. If such would be
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a promotion of good government and better law enforcement,
his administration I feel that it is your duty to inquire, I ask promise- going to maxe that I have had a living but not and sisters. She has supported then I am wrong.
much raore. The savings I and educated five bovs of her
you again to be aware of FALSE REPORTS. You know the
I hold your confidence near my heart, and that confidence
I can see now the only hopes have been able to make I have own- She knows the needs and
class we are fighting. Yes, I stand for the same today as I did
put into my home, which is heart aches of widows and and trust shall never be betrayed by me- - I think I know
the day I announced for sheriff and I have not promised any- some cancucates nave is in
kind of men you are
trying to mislead you good about half paid for. I ask you orphans. If elected I feel sure pretty well how you will vote and theelection.
thing that I cannot do or should not be done.
going to vote for in this all important
I have fought a hard battle. I have fought a clean battle. I voters by false statements- - I tb remember a that the limit on she will keep me daily remindBe careful, think seriously and vote for those who are
am still fighting and will fight tothe end- - And in the end I am do not feel like a candidate the set up fifty-seve-n can make ed of my duties to you and best qualified and most capable to serve you well. When you
years our county, and I expcet to
sure that VICTORY will be ours. What kind of government that will wilfully make a false was
and I will be
statement or cause them to be ago and has not been adjusted serve you faithfully
and have done that, you will have done your duty splendid supdo you want? You have the answer.
satisfied. Permit me to thank you all for the
de- to meet the high cost of living. honestly.
made on his fellow man
Yours for clean government,
port which you are giving me in this campaign, and remember
serves to be voted .for or elect- The cost of living has easily
doubled in the past four years.
JOHN D. W. COLLINS "You and I will be the Sheriff."
ed to office.
Republican Candidate for Sheriff
Your old friend,
This means that I would re- (Pol. Adv.)
I feel like a man that would
be for good government should Icetve from the office in eight
years what previous clerks
be too big to stoop that low.
NOAH GIBSON WITHDRAWS
I have no mud to sling at have received in four. A man's TROY W. FRAZIER To The Republican
anyone, I have only tried to income must be judged by the
Voters of Letcher
FROM SHERIFF'S RACE ft
straighten up false statements amount his money will buy.
me. Do not be I am trained for no other job.
mislead by false statements I have no other way of sup
I have been unable phy
TO THE GOOD CITIZENS OF
that I am off and etc., because porting my family. A man's
cally and financially, to make
I will be in the race fighting right hand is his
an active camoaien in the race
for your interest and mine without it he doesn't have
for Coroner and will not have
when the polls close on Aug. 6, much of a chance.
an opportunity to see and talk
My opponents were here
and again I want .to thank
with all the voters before the
working at good paying jobs
Primary I wish to make my
and advice from each ofand for the encourage- while I was in the Army. They
After much consideration
favors you have
self better Known to you ana
niany good friends, and in the interest oi shown me during my cam had a chance to make their
inform you of my ability and Replying to the statement by
Mr. Clarence Baker published
good government and honest law enforce- paign. yours, for better
These are the things I ask
cf in last week's issue of The
you to remember when you go
I am 49 .years old, the son
ment, I have decided to withdraw from the
Mountain Eagle let me say:
-- FORto the polls on Saturday:
Sam (deceased) and Mattie
Mr. Howard, to whom he
race, in order that the good
1. I am the only man on
County Court Clerk Fisher; County resided 1917; alluded, does not own any
your ticket who would be unLetcher
of Letcher County will not have the kind
employed or without an inwas employed by the Consolid- He is not in receiver for the
protection for their homes and
ation Coal Company at
Coal Company nor is
2- for a number of years, Premium
I am the only one who Will Appreciate Your Vote
they have" had in the past eight years from the
he a stockholder in the com(Pol. Adv.) at which time I was injured by pany.
doesn't own his homeSheriffs office. I want to thank each and
resulting in the
a slate-fal- l,
3. I ,am the only man on
loss of an eye. I have had nine
every voter who pledged to me your supioort
your ticket with a family to KNOTT COUNTY WOMAN
Further, the Premium Coal
years experience in Funeral Company is not nor has it ever
SUES COUNTY JUDGE
that I am doing this for your protection only
I am confident that if you A
Knott County Homes, which should, beyond been under receivership.
B. DAVE BLAIR.
and I hope that you will consider my withthoughtfully and truthfully mother has filed suit against a doubt, qualify me for the
(Pd. Pol. Adv.)
consider each candidate, you Knott County Judge O- B. office which I seek- Nominate
spirit that I have considerdrawal in the same
will cast your vote for County Bates for $40,000. The woman, me August 6th and I will win
ed it for youi protection and good goverr-men- t
According to a release from
Mrs- - Luna Hicks of Emmalena, for the party in November.
Court Clerk for:
the State Department of Eco
claims she and her baby son "Respectfully yours,
in this county for the' next four yearc
nomic Security, 545 persons re
were falsely imprisoned foo
C. L. (Fish) FISHER
I ask my good friends and loyal supporters E. B. ADDINGTON Edward P. Day
ceived old age assistancs in
Letcher County during the
In her damage action, Mrs.
to go to'the polls on election day and cast their Folks think serious and vote Nick Combs .
Hicks is asking $25,000 for her- month of June and 53 applicavotes for a man who will give them in return for a you service.can and will Astor Collins
X helf and. $15,000 for her son,
tions for the assistance were
Large size Safe Cabinet. 4 pending. The total amount
If you have an efficient man
Daniel, 11 months old at the
honest and efficient law enforcement.
to give us service why trade Troy W. Frazier
time. The two spent six hours hours manufacturer's guaran- paid was $11,179, the report
stated, an average of $20.51 per
ASTOR COLL NS m jail, the legal limit on con- tee against fire.
LEWIS E- HARVIE. person.