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VOLUME NO. 41.                                                WHITESBURG, LETCHER COUNTY, KENTUCKY, THURSDAY EVENING,                                                                                           MAY 27, 194rG; y                                                            NUMBER 48.
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Two Youths Killed in Truck Wreck                                                                                                                                                                                                  in               Pine Mt.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       On Wednesday morning
Lapel Buttons To Be Colored Man Shot and
Issued To Former    Killed At Kona                                                                                    A REMINDER.                                                   Unfair Practices Reported                                       about 10:00 o'clock a heavy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    duty truck, bearing Knox
                                                                                                                                                                                                           (An Editorial)                           county license and driven by
Marine Enlistees     A colored man. whose name                                                                oJfie people of our democracy chcrisk above all else                    Within the last few days truck mine operators have been Paul Myrick, 17, of Trosper,
                    was given as Samuel Carlisle                                                                  the right and determination, to Hue under tke banner           heard complaining of phony arrests of coal truck drivers for Ky., overturned at the head of
  Jenkins, Ky. May 25 Word                            about 36, was reported shot                                 of freedom.                                                   petty things while in the performance of their duties. They Little Cowan on Pine Moun-
has been received by the Mar-                         and killed at Kona Sunday
ine Recruiter here that the is-
                                                                                                               I et us, on this Memorial Day,
                                                                                                                                                reaffirm tkis right             state that certain deputies are seeking and hunting for any tain killing the driver and his
                                                      night and the slayer was re-                                and purpose for tohick the Americans ukom we                   excuse just in order to make an arrest and obtain a fine. They companion, Thomas B. Hem-bre- e,
suance of honorable service                           ported as Arkie Newman who
lapel buttons to officers and                                                                                    gather to honor eacltjear, gauc tkeir lives.                    claim that the only motive is to extort money from the                       17, also of Trosper. The
                                                      was arrested and lodged in                                                                                                operators. These accusations, come mostly from the Neon young man evidently lost con-
enlisted men of the Marine                            jail charged with the murder.
Corps who are eligible, has                                                                                                                                                     vicinity.                                                           trol of the vehicle as it went
                                                      Carlisle was shot during a                                                                                                      We do not know who these deputies are or whether they around a curve and held it on
been authorized by the com-                           quarrel, but complete details
mandant.                                                                                                                                                                         are deputy sheriffs or deputy constables, but if these accusa- to the shoulder of the road
  Those eligible are honorably                        have not been learned.                                                                                                    tions are true, those in the higher brackets of law enforce- for several hundred feet before
discharged marines who serv-                                                                                                                                                    ment should look into the matter. The small truck mines it overturned on a steep ledge
ed    on-acti-   duty for any
                 ve                                   Red Cross Meeting                                                                                                         have meant much to Letcher county within the past few and plunging directly down
period between September 9,                           To Be Held In                                                                                                             years and nothing should be allowed to stand in their way or and landing in the Little
1939 and December 31, 1946.                                                                                                                                                     hamper them in their operations.                                   Cowan road. The cab of the
  Former officers and enlisted                        San Francisco                                                                                                                  There are also other accusaiions involving     game or fish truck was completely flat
personnel of this area are di-                           Washington      Thousands of                                                                                           wardens in which a number of citizens have been heard of tened and the bodies when dis-
rected to write to:                                   leaders from American Red                                                                                                 citizens having had to pay fines, some reporting they had covered were wedged inside
  The commandant,                                     Cross chapters throughout the                                                                                             to pay fines even though they had never cast a line into the the truck. The bodies when
  U. S. Marine Corps Head-                            United States will meet in San                                                                                            water these being accused of fishing without license. One of recovered from the wreck
quarters,                                             Francisco next month to for-                                                                                              these recently involved Mrs. Nolan who was arraigned in were taken to the Craft Fun-
  Washington, 25, D. C.                               mulate plans for coordinating                                                                                             court a few days ago because she refused to confess and pay eral Home to await the arrival
  This lapel button will be                           and strengthening the organi-                                                                                             a fine. Mrs. Nolan testified and proved that she had only of their families.
worn in lieu of a lapel button                        zation's work during the com-                                                                                             parked the car and had not actually cast a line into the water-Th-    The families of the young
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      e
for the World War II victory                          ing year, Basil O'Connor,                                                                                                       warden and his deputy testified that they actually saw- - men arrived about four o
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          --

medal and for the American                            President, announced today.                                                                                                                                                                  clock in the evening, . taking
Defense Service Medal.                                                                                                                                                          her fishing the jury m the case failed to agree and reported the bodies back to Knox coun
                                                          Five thousand delegates are                                                                                           "hung jury". Seldom has murder cases attracted so much ty
                                                      expected to attend the Nation-                                                                                                                                                                   for
                                                                                                                                                                                attention. And some murder case hardly being mentioned in was burial. Young Myrick-
South-Easter- n                  Ken-                 al Convention scheduled for                                                                                              comparison.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           the son of Mr. and Mrs-
                                                      June 21 through 24 which will                                                                                                                                                                Harmon Myrick of Trosper and
tucky Gets Markers                                    stress Red Cross preparedness
                                                                                                                                                                                     Later the report came to us that the mayor of Whites
                                                                                                                                                                               burg took it upon himself to hire an attorney to help pros- is survived by them and two
   Air markers have been                              for disaster, further extension                                                                                          ecute Mrs. Nolan. According to an attorney, the mayor sisters.                        Young Hembree's
painted on the roofs of prom-                         of the new National Blood                                                                                                came     to him, "laying the money on the line." Now we ask father and mother both being
inent buildings in three         n                    Program, greater utilization of                                                                                          this Hon. Mayor, Just why were you so interested in see deceased, he had made his
                                   South-Easter-

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   home with an
           Kentucky cities, the                       volunteer workers, and promo-                                                                                            ing the lady fined? Was it for a personal grievance? Was will take place uncle. Burial      in their home
cities marked are Cumberland,                         tion of the organization's           natio-
                                                                                                                                                                                it  due to the fact that all of our fish and game in these county
Whitesburg and Harlan.                                n-wide     safety programs.                                                                                               good old hills are being ruthlessly killed or destroyed?                          of Knox.
                                                                                                                                                                                Just what was your motive Mr. Mayor? Surely, being It
   These markers were made                               In his opening keynote ad-                                                                                                                                                                         is a most regretful and
possible by .the Civil Aeronau-                       dress Mr- - O'Connor will re-                                                                                                                                                                       heart-breaki-

                                                                                                                                                                                 the honored mayor you would not hesitate to answer the lives of two innocent
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ng
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            thing to see
tics Authority and the Kentuc-                        view the work of the Red                                                                                                  these questions The condition of our fair town must be young men snuffed out.
ky Aeronautics Commission                             Cross during the past year and                                                                                            in grand shape, that you are able to devote such valuable
thru the local airports, togeth-                      outline future steps which the                     Coal Operators                      Dewey Ahead                        time to such a noble cause. We might also ask just what
er with other civic minded in-                        society must take if it is to ful-                 Look To NLRB                        Of Stassen In                      other grievances do you have"                                      ACS To Teach
dividuals. This move puts our                         fill public demands upon it.                                                                                                   Seeing the motive and tactics being used and in order to Farm People
cities on the High-wa-    of the
                            ys
                                                      His address also will touch up-                    For Quick Action                    Oregon Vote                        satisfy all the grievances, the fine was paid on Wednesday
air and will be a great help to                       on proposals to be advanced at                        Washington, May 2         Dixie PORTLAND, Ore., May 22              and without waiting further legal procedure. It is easy to Cancer Facts
pilots flying over this section                       the International Red Cross                        Coal operators looked to the Gov. Thomas E. Dewev of New see why many confess and pay off guilty or not guilty. We
as it is very mountanious and                         Conference in Stockholm in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Sixty-fiv- e     million Americans
                                                                                                         National       Labor     Relations York today forged steadily a- - trust this satisfies all those making "sport" of the incident, in rural areas' are the target
there are so few towns and                            August for the protection of                       Board today for a way out of head of his Republican presi those seeking revenge or any other grievance and especially of a concerted educational pro-
settlements for the pilot to                          civilians in the event of future                   their deadlock with John L. dential rival, Harold E. Stassen the honorable mayor who went to all the time and and trouble gram launched by the Ameri-
easily identify.                                      wars.                                              Lewis over negotiating a new of Minnesota, as tabulation of to hire and pay an attorney. And more especially the game can Cancer Society which is
   The marker at Cumberland                                                                              contract.                           Friday's Republican primary warden who spent much tune seeking witnesses up and down now conducting its annual
has been placed on the roof of                           While these meetings are                                                                                               I



                                                      underway in San Francisco's                           The southern      group hoped vote indicated a Dewey victory tne uumoenana Jtuver section, we nope it will not be neces                        g
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fund-raisin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       campaign for $16,- -
the Corlee Theatre, Harlans                           Civic Auditorium, 800 mem-                         for swift action from the board m Oregon.                              sary any more for him to inquire of a certain lady, "Are you
marker is on the County Court                         bers of the Junior Red Cross                       on its charge that Lewis was Unofficial returns mounted the person Mrs. Nolan came over here and bought off?" It Farm organizations and gov-
House and the Whitesburg                              will hold a concurrent conven-                     in refusing to bargain with from 1072 of the state 1861 pre is easy for any one to see how you have obtained such a ernment agencies have joined
Marker is on the roof of Home                         tion on the campus of the San                      guilty of unfair labor practices cincts giving Dewey 50,675, boastful record, ranking second among the state's wardens, it in the                           d        fight against
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               year-roun-
Lumber Co- - George C. Smith,                         Francisco City College.                            the Southern Coal Producers Stassen 44,374.                            is well understood      we note that you boast of the wonder- cancer for the first time. The
Manager of Cumberland Val-                                                                               Association. That dispute
ley Flying Service between                              Numerous representatives of                                                             The New York Governor's ful                           and the salary and commission no doubt U. S. Department of Agricul-
                                                      foreign Red Cross socities will                    broke up the new contract firm hold on a small but un- has much to do with it. It is one thing to stand for the pro- ture Extension Service, which
Cumberland and Whitesburg,                                                                               talks before they really started wavering margin in the Presi- tection of fish and game, but quite another thing to deliber- includes the Home Demonstra-
says the markers would have                           attend.
paid for themselves on at least
                                                                                                         Wednesday.                          dential primary preference, ately try to "stick" persons just in order to obtain a fine.              tion Service and the              clubs,     4-- H



                                                      Interesting- Facts
                                                                      -                                     The association, through its substantiated belief that he                It has been the policy of this newspaper to always stand has offered its channels of in-
six occasions during the past                                                                            president, Joseph E. Moody, had stopped the Minnesotian for what is right andjjust to uphold our officers, the choice formation to the American
year when Transient pilots                            About Paper                                        has asked NLRB general coun- in this sharply fought test of. of the people, while in .the performance of their duties, as Cancer Society.
were lost over this area and                                                                             sel Robert Denham to seek a strength for the GOP nomina- long as their actions are right and just. But we have also Support and endorsement of
did not know the location of                              The paper industry in the
                                                       United States is a                                court order against Lewis.          tion.                              learned through bitter experience that some of those whom top leaders in Agriculture has
the nearest airport, this re-                                                    n
                                                                          .three-billio-

                                                                                                            Such an injunction if grant-                                        the people have honored and trusted, can betray the trust been secured with the hope
sulted in forced landings in                           dollar enterprise, employing                                                            lAs reporting precincts pass- - 'put in them and go all-o-
                                                       nearly a half a million people                    ed, might force Lewis to in-                                                                      ut
                                                                                                                                                                                                             for money or selfish gain. Some that within a year's time all of
which three airplanes were                                                                               clude the association in future led the
                                                                                                                                                        100-mar-
                                                                                                                                                                  with Dewey of those appomted or elected can be just as crooked or treach- the 27 million farm people and
                                                                                                                                                                   k,

damaged.                                               and producing approximately
                                                       18 million tons of paper and                      contract negotiations. The ex- 'displaying nnexpected streng erous as the actual violator and then some. We contend that other rural residents in the U.
   The Markers are standard                                                                              tent of the injunction would th in        up-sta- te territory gener- if methods are used to "make" a person guilty of a certain S. will become acquainted
throughout the United States                          paper board annually. Another
                                                       three and one-ha- lf million tons                 depend on the court itself and ally conceded to Stassen, the violation, whether he is actually guilty or not, this cannot with the facts about cancer.
and contain the following in-
                                                       are imported. The grand total                     on the type of order Denham New Yorker at this juncture breed good citizenship it only leads toward contempt for                             Secretary of Agriculture
formation, in letters ten feet                                                                           sought.                             seemed unlikely to be headed. officers and law enforcement and in general disrespect for Clinton P. Anderson has per-
high.                                                  indicates that paper is provid-
   Name of the city, an arrow                          ed in these United States at                         The complaint         was filed     Stassen's defeat, as indicat- law and order. We contend that many good citizens can be sonally endorsed the program
giving distance and direction                         'the rate of 300 pounds per                        Wednesday as a supplement to ed at this point in the count, changed a great deal when handed a "raw" deal. Let us hope of ACS. M. L. Wilson director
to the nearest airport, an ar-                         capita. This is many times the                    a similar one filed by Moody would be his first major set- that henceforth all our trusted officials will be guided by of the Extension Service, has
row pointing north and giving                          usage in any other country in                     April 8 because Lewis would back in a Presidential drive right, honor and justice and not from a selfish, money or been appointed national chair-
                                                       the world Paper Industry &                        not agree to talk over the re- starting in Nebraska and Wis- revenge angle.
                                                                                                                                                                                j                                                                  man for agriculture in the 1948
the latitude and Longitude of                          Paper World.                                      cent pension dispute with him. consin.                                       This newspaper wants always to be able to stand behind               g
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          fund-raisin-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        campaign of the
the City.                                                                                                   NLRB officials said no final                                         and support our elected and trusted officials and those ap- Society.
                                                         Today, the United States has                                                                                           pointed under them but we also intend to stand for those              Wilson has urged extension
Athletic Ass'n to                                      more than 643 million acres of
                                                                                                         decision has been made on                     NQTICE                   things which are good and for the best interests of our people service state directors to co-
                                                                                                         seeking an injunctiqn.         But A meeting of the democratic
                                                       forest lands, and 462 million                                                                                             as a whole.                                                       operate fully with the Ameri-
Sponsor "Johnny J.                                     acres are devoted to commer-
                                                                                                         board attorneys were known county
                                                                                                                                                        committeemen and                                                                           can Cancer Society program.
                                                                                                         to be rushing their investiga-
Denton Shows"                                          cial forests producing trees for                  tion on Moody's charges.            committeewomen is hereby JCC's To Sponsor                           Sam Collins To Hold More than 11,000 agricultural
                                                       our use. We need the full pro-                                                        called to convene at the court-                                                                       leaders throughout the nation
  The Whitesburg Athletic                              duce of every acre of this                           There were reports that the house in Whitesburg, Kentuc- Virgil Whyte and His Land Auction Sale                                        have received educational
Association is sponsoring May                          forest land. But, even where                      Denham office may take the ky, on Saturday, June 5th.,
31 thru June 5th the "Johnny                                                                             matter to court early next 1948, at 1:00 P. M. CST for the             Musigals                         Sat.   May 29th, Jenkins through     literature about               cancer
                                                       our forests grow most rapidly,                                                                                                                                                                              the extension service.
J. Denton Shows", featuring                            20 years are required to grow                     week if Lewis still refuses to purpose of selecting delegates             The Whitesburg Junior of The Sam Collins Land Auc-
12 Rides,             8 Shows,    50       fun         a tree suitable for pulpwood,                     deal with the Southern group. to the state convention.                 Commerce will present Virgil tion Co., will sell at public auc-       Mrs. Dane Johnson returned
booths.                                                and 40 to 70 years to grow a                         The United Mine Workers'                                            Whyte and his Musigals, feat- tion at Jenkins, Ky., 50 Busi- home this week after undergo
   This is said, to be the South's                     tree large enough for a saw-lo- g                 chief yesterday ignored the Dr. B. F. Wright Chairman, uring 15 beautiful girls who ness and Residential lots and
largest truck show bringing                                                                              coal operators' invitation to re-      Co., Executive Committee.                                                                          ing a major operation in the
                                                             American Forest Pro-                                                                                               make beautiful music, Friday, tracts on Saturday, May 29, Mt. Mary Hospital in Hazard.
50 truck loads of fun and en-
                                                       ducts Industries.                                 sume negotiations.                                                     May 28th. Musical Review-wil- l at 10:00 A. M., Jenkins Time. She is recuperating nicely and
tertainment.                                                                                                Conferences aimed at getting coal annually and employs                     be held at Whitesburg        The property is located at is well on the road to recov-
   Children's Matinee will be                            Of the paper used in record-                    a new industry        wide agree- 125,000 miners.                      Grade School Auditorium. The the foot of Pine Mountain and ery.
held Saturday, June 5th All                            ing telephone calls, 80 per                       ment came in an abrupt end The present contract, made matinee will be held at 2:30, is owned by J. C. JHunsaker.
rides and shows .09 from 1:00                          cent is recovered when it is                 d,
                                                                                                         on the issue of seating Moody last July, expires June 30. CST.; Admission 50c; Night,                      R. L. (Dick) Garland will be
to 6:00 P. M.                                                    and nearly 15,000,000                   as the bargaining representa- That leaves more than five 7:30, CST.; Admission $1.00                                                          Those who have tried to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the auctioneer.                   make such a mountain over
                                                        bills or "tickets7 are used                      tive of the   14 concerns making weeks to negotiate a new one.            A Dance will be held at the
   In today's "Chemical                Revo-tio- n"    throughout the county each                        up the southern association. But no break appears in pros- Whitesburg Skating Rink at In this "Age of Steel" this the little fishing incident ought
      over 200,000                                     week       World's Paper Trade                    The Dixie group produces pect unless the NLRB                                                                                              to be careful,, "you mignt
                                 chemicals                                                                                                                                       9:00 CST.      Admission $3.00                   product cannot strain at a gnat and swallow a
derive from coal- -                                    Review.                                           nearly   160,000,000 (M) tons of
                                                                                                                                                                                 per couple, $2.00 Stag.          be manufactured without coal camel."
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