The Mountain Eagle . . Wednesday, April 7, 2010 . . Page 7
Moments and Memories of WHS Letcher Co. libraries will celebrate
By BENNETT WELCH
National Library Week April 11-17
doctorate given at U.T.; National Library Week by David Lucas will be pre- lectures and programs, to do
awarded WHS graduate is set for April 11-17, and sented. research with the assistance
Dr. Marion Lewis Pickle- the Letcher County Public • The Jenkins Public Li- of a trained professional, to
simer: Born to Virgil Dennis Libraries will celebrate the brary will have an open get help finding a job or to
Picklesimer and Geneva week with open houses house on April 15 (Thurs- find homework help, com-
Picklesimer in Thealka, in and refreshments, exhibits, day) and an exhibit by Jen- puter classes, book discus-
Jan. 1920, he was a small prizes, programs and book kins artists will be on dis- sions, children’s and teen
town boy with a hunger for sales. play. programs.”
knowledge and a dream All libraries will give book • The Blackey Public Since 1958, National Li-
of studying science. In his prizes to those who register Library will host its open brary Week has been ob-
quest for math and sci- for a free library card. April is house on April 16 (Friday) served by the American
ence training, he attended also Amnesty Month, and all and will hold a raffle with Library Association and
schools in Paintsville, Jen- fines are waived for overdue prizes and its annual exhibit libraries across the country
kins, Fleming, and Whites- materials. Payment for lost of artworks by the Blackey each April.
burg High, where he gradu- books and movies will also Art Guild. For more information,
ated in 1936. But his long- be reduced. “Libraries are the heart visit www.lcld.org or call
range dreams had to wait. Among the scheduled of every community and Lillian Webb Memorial Li-
The most widespread and events are: our library helps our com- brary at 855-7913, Harry M.
destructive war in history • An open house at Lil- munity thrive,” says Librar- Caudill Memorial Library
began, and he had to an- lian Webb Memorial Li- ies Director Lina Tidal. “At at 633-7547, Jenkins Pub-
swer the call. It wasn’t long brary in Neon on April 13 our library, people of all lic Library at 832-4101, or
until he found himself in an (Tuesday). The library has backgrounds come together Blackey Public Library at
intensity of combat that no undergone a substantial for community meetings, 633-4013.
man should endure, and a facelift and patrons are
few men ever experience. As
a bomber co-pilot and later
invited to see the improve-
ment. A quilt making dem-
Cleanup set at McRoberts
as pilot, he flew 50 times onstration is also planned Litter will be picked up in Pickup will provide safety
through the gates of hell, 50 on this day. McRoberts April 5-8 from 9 vests, t-shirts, rubber gloves,
times through the valley of • The Harry M. Cau- a.m. to noon, and on April trash bags, and drinking
the shadow of death. But, dill Memorial Library in 12 beginning at 9 a.m. The water. Lunch will be served
each time he returned to Whitesburg will host an roads to be cleaned are Hwy. at the McRoberts Com-
base uninjured. Each time, open house on April 14 343, Shea’s Fork, Chopping munity Center each day at
he brought his plane and (Wednesday). A quilt exhibit Branch, Veterans Blvd., Tom 12:30 p.m.
his crew home safely. Each DR. MARION LEWIS PICKLESIMER is on display and artworks Biggs Road, Lance Drive, To volunteer for the
time, the hand of God was and Hwy. 3409 from McRob- cleanup or for more infor-
upon him. He is an unsung American morning was over at the erts to Dunham. mation, call 832-4789, 832-
Even though he was hero! graded school building
Brock infant dies Letcher County Litter 4888, 832-4539, 832-9219, or
never physically injured, (I wish to take this op- when the whole student Eight-day-old Levi Brock Abatement and Pride Litter 832-4963.
he faced unimaginable portunity to express my body assembled. The audi- died March 31 at Cincinnati
emotional trauma. Well gratitude to Dr. Picklesimer torium as well as every other Children’s Hospital in Cin- Thank You
more than 50 percent of and his family for sharing available nook and corner cinnati, Ohio.
the teammates who en- this article with me and our was jammed. Some interest- He was the son of Harold The Jenkins High School Cheerleaders, coaches, and parents
tered the war with him in readers.) ing talks were made. There and Ashley Brock of Eolia. would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for
January 1943 were killed The following were class- was music both instrumen- Surviving in addition to their donations which made it possible for the squad to travel
or captured by July 1943. his parents are his grand- to Bowling Green, Kentucky and participate in the KAPOS
mates of Dr. Picklesimer tal and vocal and then an in- State Cheerleading Competition on 2-20-10. Thank you very
Only one who has felt the in the WHS class of 1936: teresting and instructional parents, Harold Ray and
Melissa Pearl Brock, and much for your support and encouragement.
loss of a friend in combat Kelsie Adams, John Adams talk by Hon. Emery Frazier, Jim and Joan Ward; Mrs. Carroll, JHS principle; Hall Equip-
can even imagine the pain Jr., Prina Adams, Danola who recently returned here Richard and Janet Boggs,
all of Eolia. ment and Supply; Ashley Addington; Community Trust Bank;
of losing so many friends Adkins, Earl Amburgey, from Washington. All the Cavalier Store; Whitaker Bank; Boggs Pharmacy; Precision/
so quickly. Replacements Glennis Amburgey, Harold teachers for the year’s work Funeral services were
Jody Fleming; Karen Corbett; Short Trucking; Wanda Gross;
for those lost friends came Bach, Elsie Banks, Pauline were introduced followed held April 1 at the Millstone
Sports-R-Us; Paul and Lori Stambaugh; Wayne Fleming;
and were themselves soon Boggs, Ethleen Boyd, War- by loud cheers. This over, Primitive Baptist Church. Susan Rolan; Tracy Goff; The Mountain Eagle; Stallard’s
lost in combat. There were ner Broughman, Forrest registration for work was Burial was in the Mullins Pharmacy; Danny Webb; Tan-A-Rama; Margaret Nichols;
so many replacements and Brown, James Brown, Marie done and the mass of stu- Cemetery at Flat Gap. Barbara and Willard Fleming; Winston Meade; Charles and
they were lost so quickly Brown, Earl Caudill, Polly dents hustled away to be Letcher Funeral Home Linda Meade; Randy Hall; Childers Oil Company; Don McCall;
that we soon stopped trying Caudill, Sue Clay, Howard ready for their tasks on the of Whitesburg had charge Regina Niece; Codell Gibson; James Hubbard.
to make friends with them. Cochrane, Bernice Collins, morrow and the hereafter. of arrangements.
Their loss only added to this Mary Combs, Doll Craft, (The above article from
pain. He seldom speaks of
the war, but when he does,
the stories are chilling . . .
Earl Craft, Dalna Day, Ha-
zel Draughn, Bryant Fields,
Danola Fields, Juanita
the Sept. 5, 1935 Mountain
TIME FOR A FRESH START
stories of flying with a few Fields, Madelin Franklin, Fleming in hardfought
feet of the ocean so attack- Wise Slemp Frazier, Mattie spat All around us Letcher County is be- LET’S BE FRANK
ing fighters could not fly Gibson, Virginia Gibson, Playing before one of ginning to bloom. Spring is peeking
below his plane, stories of Ernie Lee Hall, Forrest Hall, the largest crowds ever to
hundreds of German fight- Chealous Hammonds, Wil- witness a local high school through the wintry remnant days and
ers attacking his six-plane son Harrison, Amy Henry, game, the Whitesburg Yel- the joyous sounds of trilling birds ll
formation, stories of skip Willard Hogg, Orell Hol- low Jackets and the Fleming
bombing enemy warships brook, Oscar Hunsucker, Pirates, cream of Letch- the skies.
and being so low that ex- Loraine Jones, Ray Lucas, er County’s football crop, Spring is naturally a time for a
ploding bombs blew his Loreva Long, Willia Mae battled to a scoreless tie at
plane into an almost verti- Maggard, Golden Martin, Lewis Field here last Friday. FRESH START.
cal nose-down position and Chester Mitchell, Nina Mul- The contest was packed The ground is being tilled and turned
of pulling the plane up just lins, Sybil Mullins, Lela Mae with thrills from beginning
as the propellers touched Picklesimer, Marion Pickle- to end, reaching a climax in
and gardeners are busy preparing for
the water. After 50 missions, simer, Maxine Polly, Homer the third quarter when the a bountiful harvest this fall.
he was finally sent home to Raleigh, Marjorie Salyer, Pirates produced the only
pursue his dreams, but he Ersel Smith, James Marion real threat of the game with
Like the springtime and like our
was forever changed. Stamper, Carl Standifer, Disney tossing a long pass to gardens, our district judicial system
Upon his return to the Joe Tolliver, Chester Webb, Hill who was downed on the is positioned for a FRESH START.
USA , he married Mar y
Francis Shearer of South
Carolina in 1943 and be-
gan his college training in
Nash Webb, Pruda Webb,
Ralph Webb, Amos Whita-
ker, Robert Williams and
Whitesburg 4-yard line, but
the Jacket defense held and
Whitesburg took the ball on
If you are hopeful for a bountiful
harvest from the polls in the District
Henrietta Zimmerman. downs, after which Pigman
earnest at the University of Class Motto-“We lead, kicked out of danger. Judge’s race in our General Election
Tennessee. He received a
B.S. in chemical engineer-
ing in 1949 and a MS in
others follow” Class Col-
ors-Black and White. Class
Flower-Lily of the Valley.
Big school opening
Coach Vaughn presented
one of the best backfields
to be seen here in quite a
while. Coach Tolliver’s Jack-
on November 2, 2010, you have to
sow the seeds this spring. R easonable
There are three candidates to the of-
in 1951. He received the Though Monday was La- ets were greatly weakened
ce. James A. Hubbard is listed rst
first PhD in metallurgical bor Day, a national holiday, by the loss of Smallwood
engineering ever awarded early that morning lively and Bach, neither of whom on the ballot. FRANK RILEY is
by the University of Tennes- things were going on at the could play due to injuries. ttentive
see in 1954. high and graded school The Whitesburg line, led by listed second and Kevin R. Mullins,
During his 35-year ca- grounds on Old College Hill. a pair of 190-pound tackles, the political appointee to the posi-
reer as a world-renowned
scientist, Dr. Picklesimer
was an adjunct professor
at the University of Ala-
Students old, young and
indifferent were pouring
in from town and country,
happy and glad that the
Wise Frazier and Capt. Earl
Amburgey, played great
football throughout the con-
test. The boys from Fleming
tion, is listed third.
Only two of these candidates will N o nonsense
bama in Birmingham and loafing days were over and outnumbered the Yellow face-off in the General Election this
in Tuscaloosa. He was a fall. Which two will it be? It is time
schoolwork was on hand. It Jackets in first downs, mak-
researcher in nuclear fuels was estimated that no less ing 8 while Whitesburg was
for the Nuclear Regulatory than 700 persons and others tallying 6. now to think of that harvest. nowledgeable
Commission, and before interested gathered. Next Friday, Coach Toll- Frank Riley has a plan to
that, an expert in nuclear The first event of the iver takes his boys to Hazard
reactor safety for the Atomic day was when nearly 400 for a match with the Bull-
schedule events on the half-hour,
Energy Commission. Over boys and girls, high school dogs and the Yellow Jacket instead of the hour, throughout
the years, employed by the students, gathered in the supporters are optimistic the entire working day.
National Bureau of Stan- high school auditorium over the Jackets chances
dards, Southern Research to listen to short talks and for their first win over the Frank Riley has a plan to put the
Institute, and Oak Ridge otherwise take in the situa- Bulldogs since 1931.
National Laboratory, he
conducted and led many
others in research projects
tion. Standing on the stage
and looking over the sea of
faces the writer never ob-
The line up for the Yel-
low Jackets was: Collins-
LE; Frazier-LT; Sturgill-LG;
attorneys to task and move all
cases under reasonable proce-
Respects your R ights
involving steels, techne- served a more fascinating Salling-C; Niece-RG; Capt.
tium, aluminum alloys, picture. Every face glowed Amburgey-RT; Adams-RE; Frank Riley has a plan to move
copper alloys, titanium al-
loys, zirconium alloys, and
and every eye beamed with
happiness. Apparently ev-
ery one realized that they
Pigman-LH; Kincer-FB. For
the Fleming Pirates: Hill-
the juvenile court kids & wit-
nesses into the courtroom & out
Respects your I nterests
For most of those years, he were occupying positions, LE; Wright-LT; Addington- of the public hallways.
researched and studied the the greatest that can come LG; Cowden-C; Kincer-RG;
element zirconium, its cor-
rosion resistance proper-
ties, and its uses in nuclear
in that particular state of
their careers — the stage
that must bring to them
Hicks-LH; and Sexton-FB.
Frank Riley has a plan to print
& sign most orders straight from Respects your L iberty
reactors. He was recognized success or an ignorable (The above article from the bench.
in 1983 as the international failure. the Nov. 7, 1935 Mountain Frank Riley has a plan to hold a
expert in zirconium by the
W.J. Kroll Institute. During
The next scene of the Eagle.)
daily Open Docket for entry of Respects your E xperiences
his career, Dr. Picklesimer
won six patents and pub-
lished about 60 technical Flowers By Lisa all calendars and orders submit-
ted during the day.
Dr. Picklesimer is the
father of three children.
Frank Riley has a plan to
conduct jail arraignments on a Respects our Y outh
Judith, the oldest, married regular schedule.
a career army officer and
had one son. Russell, a ca-
(606) 633- 7486 or (606) 633-7113 Frank Riley has a plan to make Expect
reer helicopter pilot, flew 1-866-695-6861 service as a juror easier to t
gun ships in Vietnam for
two tours. Alan, a computer
into your life. to be Respected!
and program management
specialist, was a paratrooper
and military policeman.
On May 18th vote
Alan also had one son. Dr.
Picklesimer’s hobbies in-
cluded antique clock repair,
fishing, and a voracious ap-
petite for reading.
Combat aviator, scientist,
engineer, and father, M. L.
for Letcher District Judge
Picklesimer embodies the
finest of the independent Paid for by Frank Riley
spirit of the people of the Candidate for Letcher District Judge
hills of eastern Kentucky.