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VOLUME 51, NUMBER 49
THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 1959
Waterficld proposes compact of states;
trol and reservoirs and those
Saturday, Bert Combs, Waterwants Kentucky to get together other things which will give our field's principal opponent in the
with other states in an effort to people an equal opportunity race for the Democratic nomnia
Improve underdeveloped areas with those In other states," tion for governor, and Wilson
Wyatt, who is runlng for Hculcn
such as Eastern Kentucky.
ant governor on a ticket with
Waterficld told Eastern Ken"I know, and the people of
tucky audiences in n campaign Eastern Kentucky know, that Combs, wtjre guests at a "home
tour Inst week that if he is thorc have been enough words coming"
elected, governor he will ask said on the subject. There have combs' home town.
They spoke to a crowd esti
neighboring states with similar been more tha nenough surveys
areas and problems to join with and plans. We don't need any mated at 9,000, and devoted
Kentucky in a compact for more plans or surveys. We need most of their speeches to critiunited action.
action, and that's what we arc cism of Waterficld and Gov, A
B. Chandler, who is supporting
Eastern Kentucky's problems going to have."
him In the race for governor.
not unique to Kentucky, he
Waterficld said his plan for a
Combs did not discuss a pro
pointed out, but are shared by compact with neighboring states
gram for Eastern Kentucky, his ion of Mr. and Mrs. Mayo HolTcncssce, Virginia, West Vir- has been greeted with enthusibrook, has boon accepted as a
the asm on the part of everyone native territory. Instead he student at the University of
urged his listeners to join with
who has heard it.
him In "a crusade to restore Louisville Medical School.
Watcrfleld said his communiThe lieutenant governor ad honesty and decency in governcations with the other states dressed an overflow crowd at
have convinced him the way to the Pike County courthouse in ment." He said if he becomes
take positive action is for all the Pikcvllle last Friday night. He governor he will eliminate political offices and practices which
states to get together.
had spoken earlier In the week he said were conceived
"They will have to listen to us at Pinevillc, Sandy Hook. Sal- - Chandler
and which he said have
Fur of eight men who
in Washington and do something ycrsville, West Liberty, McKee, cost
Kentucky taxpayers millions escaped from Letcher County
for us when we have the gover- Bcattyvilic and Booncvillc and of
dollars. Among these, he said. jail early Monday were still at
nors, senators, and congressmen Saturday he spoke at Irvine to are
the eight advisory hlnhwav large today.
of eight states speaking In one end his current swing through
commissioners and the Court of
Sheriff Johnny Fulton identiloud voice demanding flood con Eastern Kentucky.
fied them as Richard Sharpy,
Wheelwright; Wilson Franklin
Bailey, Blackey; Walter Turner,
Lincfork, and Charles Powers,
Wheelwright. Powers is charged
with breaking and entering, the
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Mr. Herman Hale and daugh- villc, Ky. Visitors with her on was a success and Faye is
ter, Rita Kathcrine, and Mrs. Saturday were her daughters, getting along well.
Albert Jones drove to Bristol, Margaret Faye and Rosemary,
Tenn., last Thursday to shop and Mrs. James Hidvcgl.
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill
Mr. Dale Mullins of Louisville
Inter-moand look over Virginia
Kincer, celebrated her birthday
The State Division of Forestry
College which Kayo ex- was a weekend visitor with his with a party at her home on
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Watson
is "working hard" to get a tree
pects to attend next year.
Saturday, April 19. 21 of her
in during Mullins, on Sandlick. He came little friends came to help her nursery for Eastern Kentucky,
the KEA holiday were: Carol to get his wife and two children celebrate and to cat the beauti- Gene Butcher, .director of the
Brown, Koscmary Collier, Ron- who had been visiting relatives ful birthday cake and other re- division, told an audience here
ald Newton Collier, BiUie Steve here for a week.
Krissio received Tuesday night.
Five of the Dawahare boys,
Butcher spoke at a dinner
Amburgey, Sarah Jane Hall,
many lovely gifts.
commemorating the planting of
James Reynolds, Teddy Fields, Willie, Hoover, Dee, A. F., and
Lotcher Couny tSchool per- the millionth tree in Letcher
Lily Jane Collins, Jack Rcid Harding have returned from a
vacation in Florida. While there sonnel attending the Kentucky County's reforestation program.
Hall, "Trim" Richardson, Ronnie
He said he was on his way to
Bcntley, Julia Faye Williams, they visited Rev. and Mrs. E. Education Association ConferBill Banks, Elmer Banks, Sonny Hampton Barnettc, Mrs. Ver- ence in Louisville last week Harlan, where he planned to innon Goff and family and Mrs. were: Roy F. Rcasor, Samuel C. spect a proposed site for tho
Webb, Sammy Blair, Carol
Sally Ann Collins at Ft. Lauder- Webb, Henry Ed Wright, Jack nursery.
Janice Flcenor, Roddy
M. .Burkich, Randall
Butcher expressed pride in
Ruby Craft, Donnie dale.
the Victoria Hospital, 930 N. W. Jr., Ann Dugan, Vera Raleigh, Letcher County's forestry acChllders and Jimmy Follace
Eddie Collins, Clco Stamper, complishments pointing out that
Mrs. Vernon Goff
4th Street, Miami, Fla., on Mon- Supt. W. B. Hall and Mrs. Hall. Letcher is the only county in
Mrs Ruby Collier is a patient day for another operation. Mr.
Letcher County students who the state which has a reforestaat the Plkcvilie Hospital, Pike- - Goff reports that the operation
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tion committee. "Counties like
remain at large
own i)itk Sibyl! Cgtouto
Members of Whitesburg High School's senior class posed for the
traditional picture on the lawn of the nation's capitol during their
recent trip to Washington, D. C. The group included (reading from
left to right):
Billy Howard, driver; James Casolari, Leon Burton,
Lloyd Caudill, Gale Gilley, Harold Vance, Nolan Webb, Prova Hall,
Billy V. York, Ernest Whitaker, Harold Banks, Waldo Stamper,
Daniel Craft, Ronald Sergent, Chad Back, Johnny Taulbee, Carlos
Brown, Donnie Fields, Sherl Lewis. Row 2
Helen Richardson, Bobble Jean Elkins, Doris Lucas, Mary Eva
Short, Virginia Banks, Judith Combs, Margaret Bach, Mary
Rodgers, Cecilia Gentry, Mattie Sue Adams, Lois Rogers, Romona
Fulton, Bronda Taylor, Monette Sexton, Frances Brown, Shannon
Frailer, Loralne Caudill, Joyceleen Kincer, Janice Jones, Mary
Grace Caudill, Velda Dollarhlde, Judith Franklin, Charlott Lark,
UMW, operators deadlock
Combs scores Chandler administration
Lt. Gov Harry Leo Waterficld
Iter three h ours or discussion
Representatives of the United
Mine Workers of Amorica and
truck coal mine operators announced about 3 p.m. (EST) to-
day that they were hopelessly
deadlocked in their discussions.
Both sides had met for three
hours at the office of .Gov. A.
B. Chandler in Frankfort.
the union could not be bound by
by the two sides at a meeting
with Chandler some two weeks
ago. Carson Hibbitts, UMW District 30 president, had written
earlier that mine
operators wero not living up to
terms of the agreement.
The governor said he had no
other alternative but to take
steps to preserve peace and
order. He did not elaborate.
Gen. J. J. B. Williams, the
state's adjutant general, Is still
under orders to move the National Guard momentarily if he
sees a need for it.
Adams, 41, was shot at the Little
Shepherd Coal Co. ramp last
Thursday night. Three union
Stidham, Democrat Holliman and Verlin King-we- re
arrested on charges of
murder in connection with the
shooting. Stidham was wounded
in the affair.
attacked when he drove a loaded
coal truck to the ramp, officers
said. Sheriff Johnny Fulton said
he did not know who fired the
Gov. A. B. Chandler mobilized
the National Guard for duty in
the strike area and sent Maj.
Gen. J. J. B. Williams, Kentucky's adjutant general, on a
reconnaissance trip to Letcher
and Perry counties. There was
talk the guard would move in
Oliver Holbrook of Scrgent
was arrested and placed under
$500 bond to keep the peace
after he allegedly pulled a gun
on some union men at a coal
ramp at Mayking. Officers took
two guns from him.
In Letcher County, a petition
reportedly was being circulated
seeking the removal of Sheriff
Judge Courtney C. Wells on the
grounds they had been lax in
law enforcement during the
strike. The petition was supposed
to have been
Chandler Wednesday, but his
office said it had not been received. The legislature has the
final say-sin impeachment
Rabies clinic set
Then Chandler, after conferring with Williams, ordered
the guard units which had been
mobilized to return to their
homes and set up the conference
The Louisville and Nashville
Other developments in the Railroad charged in U." S.
strike over the past week
Court at Lexington that
pickets in Perry County had
The second killing of the violated a temporary restraining
in 'order preventing them from
of the railroad.
Chamber of Commerce will
sponsor a clinic to vaccinate
dogs against rabies (mad dog
sickness) Saturday at Neon.
The clinic will start at 1 p. m.
at the Fleming-NeoSchool building. The fee will
be $1.50. Other pets also may
Plans for tree nursery told at banquet
yours makes our work much
easier," he commented.
He gave this rundown of
activities in the county:
In 1953, 70 people planted
in 1954, 71
planted 146,400 trees; in 1955,
132 planted 152,455 trees; in
1956, 113 planted 192,000; in
1957, 93 planted 197,750 trees;
in 1958, 151 planted , 308,600,
and in 1959, 150 planted 375,00.
This year, the state had to deny
some orders from Letcher County because of a shortage of
trees, Butcher said. The local
ASC office took orders for
490,000 trees but could distribute only 375,000.
The Division of Forestry owns
Emma Walker, Chrystal Collier, Betty Lou Fields, Barney Gilliam,
driver. Row 3
Bert Combs, Paul Collins, Donald Cook, Joe
Banks, Freddie Baker, Dan Collier, Tommy Jarrett, Jimmy Kincer,
Ronald Holbrook, Paul Boggs, Glenn Ihrig, James Hall, Richard
Carter, Gary Kincer, Lester Colwell, Jackson Banks, Kenneth Morton, Norman Day, George Hogg, Charles Martin, LeRoy Stallard,
Paul Anderson. Row 4
Clayton Jenkins, driver; Violet Sparks,
Doris Profltt, Barbara Fields, Ruth Ryan, Peggy Craft, Norma
Craft, Lydia Craft, Merita Cook, Phyllis Holbrook, Dixie Pennington, Phyllis Wampler, Rua Caudill, Sandra Pratt, Vonda Adding-ton- ,
Loralne Banks, Phyllis Stallard, Donna Adams, Sarah
Betty Cornette, Judy Adams, Patricia Webb, Patsy Kincer,
Rita K. Hale, Yvonne Brown, Jowanda Davis, Billie Hodge, Dora
Boiling, Ruby Joseph, Loretta Thompson, Brenda Kincer, Ester
Tackett, Mary Frances Bradshaw, Sybil Ingram, Beth Lucas,
a nursery at Kentucky Dam Village which has a potential of
25,000,000 trees a year. If was
started just last year, Butcher
said, and produced 17,000,000
trees this year. However, he remarked, that's a long trip for
County, and the state is therefore trying to get a nursery in
the Eastern Kentucky area.
During the banquet, Harry M.
Caudill of Whitesburg received
a Tree Farm award from the
American Forest Products In
dustries. Caudill operates an
farm on which he has
planted a total of 9,500 trees in
the past 10 years. Charles
Prather, service forester,
sented the award.
Cecil Hensley, local soil conservationist, served as master of
ceremonies at the
Speakers besides Butcher included Al Ritchie of the state
office of the Soil Conservation
Service at Lexington, and J. D.
Maggard, of the board of supervisors of the local soil conservation district.
The Rev. Charles Tanner sang
two selections. Mrs. Albert Jones
accompanied him. The banquet
was held at the Daniel Boone
Hotel. It was sponsored by local
civic organizations and by the
Audrey Maggard, Betty Mullins, Maxine Smith, Josephino Sexton,
Christlene Potter, Mary Joseph, Merllene Neice. Row 5
Hoskins, Charles B. Collins, Arnold Kiser, Jackie Coots, Gayle
Webb, Bronnio Burke, Kendall Ison, Charles Frailer, Billy Burke,
Tommy Romine, Bobby Blair, Burl Hogg, Gurnie Maggard, Mr.
John Preston, teacher; Ercell Sturglll, Mrs. Joy Wrey Breeding,
teacher; Gerald Fraiier, Rep. Carl D. Perkins, Edward Breeding,
Mr. Jack Burkich, principal; Mrs. Jack Burkich, teacher; Donald
Bobby Ison, Mrs. R. C. Day
Banks, secretary to representative;
Jr., toacher; Carl Mullins, Mr. R. C. Day Jr., teacher; Miss Betty
Jo Little, teacher; Gyles Williams, Mr. Preston Armstrong,
teacher; Jimmy Davis, Frankie Craft, Bobby Klncor, Harry Polly,
Moiell Craft, Charles B. Hall, Roy K. Hart, Donald Wagner,
Donald Williams, Carl Webb, Neal Caudill, Donnie Amburgey,
Perry Gilliam, driver.