THE MOUNTAIN EAGLE, WHITESBURG,
NATION A L. EDITORIAL
THE COUNTY NEWSPAPER
AND THE NEON NEWS
A Friendly Non - Partisan Waekly Newspaper Published Every Thursday.
(The Neon News Established 1932 Consolidated with the Mountain Eagle, Feb. 7, 1952)
W. P. NOLAN, Editor and Publisher
Entered as second class mail matter August 28, 1907, at the Postoffice at Whitesburg, Ky.,
under the act of Congress of August 9, 1873.
MEMBER KENTUCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION
NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION
Aid Primary System. At this rate it would
probably take 16 to 20 years to complete the
program, at which time the chances are that
most of the system will again be obsolete
and inadequate. TAt the present rate of improvement there is little chance that we will
ever have a complete and adequate main
Highway users generally agree that this
work should be completed as soon as possible.
If money were made available through
borrowing, it has been estimated that the
Kentucky highway engineering and construction industries could complete the work at
the rate of $40 to $50 million a year, finish
the whole job in 4 to 5 years, and permit the
state to enjoy full economic, industrial, social,
tourist, education and agricultural development that a first class, adequate highway
transportation system would make possible.
This borrowing could be of two types,
30 state and federally marked highways revenue bonds with tax revenues earned .by
these roads pledged for their repayment, or
are included in this system.
The estimated required expenditure bonds of the state, with the credit of the state
ranges from a minimum of $300,725 on U. S pledged for their repayment. This latter
227 to a maximum of $33,267,700 on U. S. 60. method would require only an act of the
Included in the program are several general assembly, and could be put nto operand many ation 18 to 24 months sooner than if a vote of
urgently needed city
miles of relocation to eliminate bad curves, the people were required. The best legal
winding roads and circuitous routes. The talent in the country is new studying .the
program is still tentative and there may be legality and feasibility of a revenue bond
a few more stretches of road included to plan. But the problem exists and should bo,
round out about a 4,000 mile trunk line sys- must be solved, and planning should include
tem. The final cost will probably be from use of either plan, whichever is necessary ro
do the job. The state needs this adequate
$180 to $200 million.
Financial records of the Highway De- road system. The public will demand it
partment disclose that during the past three when the facts are generally known, and
years we have been spending about $8,000,000 what the public wants and insists on, it will
annually in construction costs on the Federal get by a "yes" vote at the polls, if necessarv
General public concern is growing because improvement of our main highways is
falling far behind our needs.
Kentucky has about 58,000 miles 'of rural
roads. 3,800 miles of these roads constitute
our Federal Aid Primary System wfiich
of all rural traffic, and
carries about one-ha- lf
of our road fund
generates about one-ha- lf
taxes which now total nearly $60 million
The Kentucky Department of Highways
report on this 3,800 mile
system on January 1, 1953 which disclosed
and need attention.
The minimum estimated cost of this work
Rights of way
"Big Meetings" as long as they stone were hanged about his
will give them something to neck, and that he were drownstimulate their bodies. The ed in the depth of the sea.
"Big Meetings" have a large
place in our lives, but they
must not be taken as the final
W. P. Nolan, Editor
answer for living.
Living the Christian way of The Mountain Eagle
life comes by the daily acts of Whitesburg, Kentucky
kindness, prayers, loyalties, Dear Mr. Nolan;
I wish to call your attention
and devotions to something
to the story appearing in the
bigger than we are.
Courier-Journon June 25,
The heart of Christ is large 1953 relative to my efforts t.
enough to take us all in. Bui get your county included in
people are far from the heavi the labor surplus area in Eastof Christ when they only de ern Kentucky.
sire pleasure for their bodies. On June 4, 1953 I inserted
The spirit of Christ is "Tho
inner man." Not the outer on the Congressional. Trout'o
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body. The spirit quickens into good living, the body drags story on May 31, 1953 outlindown to ones own destruction. ing unemployment conditions
I once had a little girl who in the Eastern Kentucky story
I forwarded this
i E. Hampton Barnette
wanted to join my church fields. Secretary of Labor .witii
Are you pumping in a dry very much. Her father was a the request that this area be
very selfish person. All he
well? Can you hear the
declared a labor surplus area,
squeak, squeak, of the old could see was the dollar. He thus giving it a preference in
pump? You have primed v. told her, "you are too young" obtaining defense contracts.
time after time, but finally it to join the church. "Wait till On June 19, 1953 the Secretary
you know what it is all about."
of Labor notified me that he
many I knew full well the reason was asking the Kentucky DeI am afraid there are
people who are pumping at her father did not want her to partment of Economics Secura well without water. They join the church. He was afraid ity to make a survey of the
are searching for any means he could not take her away area including your county. I
on Sundays when
that will give them another to go. He thought he wanted retary on June 23, on the Sec1953xuxging
thrill. They think they have "Good times" he hadall the speedy action on this decision.
found the path to a new thrall,
and take off like a pack of having as he took off on Sun He was very much interested
hounds after a fox. But they day for picnics, and He visits and I confidently expect favor
knew able action within the nex;
back licking their lips, ? distant places.
v,Q v,,nHc Hn
nnHitne lime giri wouia want
to church. Then the hard
I am enclosing a copy of a
doctoring their S
est thing on him was, he knew letter dated June 25, 19od from
good feet, and rubbing their
he would be expected to heln Vego Barnes explaining how
keep the church going by pay his report will be handled with
They are informed by their ing to it, and that he did not a special report on Breathitt,
neighbors that a new some- wlant to do, for he dearly Perry and Letcher Counties.
thing has been found, and that loved money. He dearly loved I will appreciate any inforthey are "perfectly crazy to keep his store opened on mation which you may care to
about it" It may be a picture, Sunday. He. loved the smell, forward on the closing oi
it may he a dance, it may be the feel, the looks of money. mines or mines with one and
a new brand of liquor, it may His little girl, not so little two day work weeks in your
be some greasy gossip. But at that, for she was already a county.
With best wishes,
off they go into the night to leader in school, knew how to
get the same thrill their work her selfish father. He Sincerely
CARL D. PERKINS, M. C
neighbors thought they had. told me about it himself.
The well squeaks in the She said, "Daddy they are
night. When the morning 'having a special at the Meth- - Hon. Carl D. Perkins
comes, and the day demands odist Church the next two Congress of the United States
that they take up their tools weeks, and it don't cost a House of Representatives
and go to work, they have thing to join while the special Washington, D. C
found, that they found noth- is on, so won't you let me join Dear Mr. Perkins:
ing in their wild search fop a my church?"
This is in reference to vou:
jNow she had taken advan- letter of June 20 regarding
Often members of the tage of the revival, which she labor market reports for six
churches fail to go to their called a "Special", and got her additional eastern Kentucky
own churches unless they are father's consent to join. Ques- counties.
assured there will be some- tion please. Who are you to We are in the process of rrr
tell your children when to join Daring reports for these coun.
People who only, wsnt a God's church? Please read ties at the present time and
18:6: "Whose shall these reports will be submitted
thrill of their bodies "and
are playing with the offend one of these little ones to the department oi .Labor
most dangerous things of which believe in me it were not later than Julv 3. Wn
life. Lots of people will go to better for him that a mill- - will of course send you copies
of the reports which we submit to the Department of
Labor. These counties will
probably he candled as two
areas with one area including
Perry, Breathitt and Letcher
counties and the other area including Harlan, Bell, and Leslie counties.
Very trily yours,
Department of Economic
PINE CREEK NEWS
Mrs. Henry Adams is very
much improved after a long
Daniel Adams and family
have returned back home to
stay after living in Hamilton,
Ohio for some time.
Paul Dean Adams is spend
ing a few days vacation in
Cincinnati with relatives and
Miss Maxine Adams is visit
ing her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Adams. She is employed in Cleveland.
Dan Craft and Ishmael
Craft and family are also
home for a few days due to
the death of their sister-in- law Mrs. Tessley Craft who
passed away in the Seco Hos
pital last week.
Dorothy Nell Kiser has been
THURSDAY, JULY 9, 1953
Churches use to condemn
women, for bobbing their
But now they go out in public
with nothing to wear.
Except a diaper and a bra, and
'both of them so thin,
They're a real disgrace, and
embarrassing to men.
They sure like to show thoje
That make them look like a
built on pees.
What is the matter now; havr.
they all become afraid,
To raise that question, with
the nude and iade"
What else are they going to
permit, these hags to do,
And how much more can they
snow Detore they are
I presume the
back in style very soon,
And they can cover what they
hide, with the bowl of a
Diane Meade Mr. and Mrs.
Newt Collier'and Steva,
Roberta Halcomb. Our
The East Whitesburg
Club held their July next meeting will be at the
meeting at the Nolan picnic home of Mrs. John Jenkins.
grounds. After a sumptuous
VOTE FOR AND ELECT
picnic supper, games were
played. Those present were
Mr. and Mrs. John Jenkins,
Democratic Candidate for
Mrs. George Cook, Mrs. Boo
Owens and Jacqueline Berry,
of Letcher County
Mrs. Virgil Blair, Mrs A. C
Third Place on Ballot
Brown and Ann Brown, Mr.
and Mrs. P. W. Ramsey and (Pol. Adv.)
Mr. Gus Tolliver, Democrat, Ky.
Started his chicks on PUMMA. STARTENA April 2, 1953 and
7 weeks of age had lost only 15. After they had eaten 2
Lbs. of STARTENA, he changed to PURINA GROWENA.
He will keep his pullets on GROWENA until they are
of age, then change to PURINA LAYENA, the com
plete feed for all laying hens.
Mr. Tolliver says, "He has the finest bunch of pullets
ever raised and he advises evyerone raising poultry
feed PURINA all the way."
If you are not feeding PURINIA why not drop in and see
Democratic Candidate for
of Letcher County
Third Place on Ballot
But if they're a dozen or mori;
years from the cradle,
It is possible they may necessarily have to use a ladle.
To my way of thinking, there
could be nothing worse,
And I think it well stated ii
the following verse:
"Vice is a monster, of so
frightful a mien.
As to be hated, need but
to be seen."
Ii all the other men are as
disgusted as me,
We've seen more all ready,
"than we care to see.
F. F. PENDLETON.
George Spangler has return
ed from- - a few days stay with
Arthur Adams and Billie
Lois were a pleasant afternoon
caller at Mrs. Charles Adams
from Lexington, Monday.
The average size of AmeriMr. and Mrs. James Arha
can farms has grown from
Brock and family have moved
into the home of Nelt Hol- - about 11 5acres in 1935 to
about 200 acres.
brooks on Pine Creek.
Mary Lois Craft is improv
The banana plant originating after a long illness.
ed in Southern Asia but more
of the comVOTE FOB AND ELECT
mercial banana crop is ' now
produced in Central America.
Farmers Supply Co.
ROY GILLEY, Owner and Manager
Clover was first introduced
into England as a farm crop
about the middle of the 17th
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