THE COUNTY NEWSPAPER
AND THE NEON NEWS
Published Every Thursday
(The Neon News Established 1932 Consolidated with
The Mountain Eagle, February 7, 1952)
TO THE EDITOR
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
A Blind Man Watches Television? ? ? ?
Sure I watch television, and get a great
kick out of it. During the last two weeks
our great party conventions have given
me a thrill. This Democracy in Action
in our republic gives a thrill, not. only
to our own one hundred and sixty million
people, but to the whole free world.
Although I am a Republican I must admit
the Democrat convention was much more
exciting; due mainly to their particular
problem of segregation. I gather from
these conventions that both parties .are
interested in integration, only uerhaDs
the method of approach is slightly different.
During the Republican Convention it took the mythical Joe
Smith to arouse humorous interest.
To me, the highlight of the Democratic Convention came,
when Mahala Jackson sang, "The Lord's Prayer" one of the most
magnificient voices I have ever heard. The high light in the Republican convention to me was, when President Eisenhower stepped before the camera to make his acceptance speech.
When the colors were presented by the American Legion, or
the Veterans of Foreign Wars and some stood to sing, "The Star
Spangled Banner", our symbols of Freedom, it made one want to
rise up and shout how glorious it is, regardless of station, to live
in this great land of liberty, where a boy from the hills of Tennessee, or from the Golden West, from the great city of Chicago,
or the broad plains of Kansas, has the right to aspire, the right
to obtain, the greatest honor, glory, and responsibility a Nation
can bestow to its people.
From our local to our National, we the people control the
type of governing officals we have, by our vote. If we have good
Government, we may be proud, if we have bad Government, the
responsibility is ours, Let's keep this priviledge by thoughtfully
voting, less we loose this priviledge and are told what to do "without thinking.
You can still enjoy Kentucky's lakes and rivers in late August
and early September, but be sure to play safe. Swimming was once
considered taboo during the "dog days," but this idea is not generally accepted today.
Because this season is often very dry, there is, more danger
of the swimmer's being exposed to typhoid and other diseases
through stagnant water. Also, warnings were formerly issued
against outings and crowded beaches during the peakof the polio
season. Better sanitary facilities and the use of preventive vaccines today are protection against those particular hazards.."
Accidents, however, caused by rudeness and carelessness
can still make water sports quite dangerous. Last year 110
drowned in boating or swimming accidents, the largest
per cent of them young men between the ages of fifteen and
the victims were women,
nine of them under the age of twenty-five- .
These accidents could
have been avoided. Simple and sane do's and don't will save your
life on the water. Observe the following rules for boating:
1. Know the limitations of your boat; don't overload; the
number of seats does not indicate the capacity.
2. DON'T run motor boats at high speed near swimmers,
boats, or docks. This is the signature of a
anchored or tied-urank amateur.
3. Be careful with cigarettes and matches on a
craft. Never smoke while gassing up.
4. Don't sit or swim where you could be drawn into the
5. Always carry a light; even though you hadn't meant to
stay out after dark, boats have a way of changing your plans.
6. Learn the water in your area where the stumps, shallow channels and other hazards are.
7. Learn and observe the marine laws in your section;
ignorance will not protect you from a heavy fine or an accident.
The rules for safe swimming are known to almost every one,
but accidents still happen. Avoid becoming a statistic by observing
1. Always have another swimmer with you when you. are
in the water
2. If the place is unfamiliar to you, learn about it first and
avoid taking chances.
3. Delay diving until you are convinced the water is deep
enough for safety and free from dangerous rocks and stump's.
4. Even if you are an expert swimmer, don't overestimate
your strength and skilL
5. If you swim after dark, use extreme caution and stay
near the shore.
6. Don't dunk and annoy others who cannot swim.
7. Get vaccinated against typhoid and polio before you begin your swimming season.
Division of Health Education.
feel sure her many friends in
Whitesburg join with me in wishing for her every success, in her
Mrs. Nolan, we do so much enjoy the MT. EAGLE he soars into
our mail box promptly every
Tuesday Morning. In this way
we keep in touch with our many
friends in Whitesburg and Jenus very comfortable in their kins.
most up to date motel in Bonita
In closing may I say should
you ever come this way our
is out both night and day.
When Mr. Polly came home that
evening we gathered in the motel Do come See us.
office and what a wonderful
time we had talking of our
friends and the many happy ex (Mrs. J. B.) Esther Hilsenbeck
1271 North East 130th Street,
periences we had enjoyed while
North Miami 38, Florida.
being in Eastern Kentucky. At a
late hour we retired and the folA subscription to The Moun-ailowing morning had the pleasure
Eagle will keep you informof breakfast together before
ed of your county happenings
leaving for further travels.
the year 'round. Why not drop
Mrs. Polly informed us she was in when in town or better still
counting the days, when the new fill out the subscription blank
owner of the Anglers Paradise in this paper and mail rt in. In
Motel would take charge, and the county, $3.00; out of the
free her to move into a beautiful county or state, $4.00. The
new home awaiting her in Nap- Eagle is a gift that your family
les. She also expects to enter the will be grateful for throughout
business soon, and I the year.
mens are plentiful in the lakes of the Commonwealth's parks.
Boat docks and fishing supplies are always nearby.
Many people come to the parks in fall, winter and early
spring seasons because of the complete relaxation they afford.
The beauty of the parks, the loveliness of the woodland and water
areas, the sheer comfort of the accommodations, and, of course,
the wonderful hospitality and food for which the parks are noted
combine to make every vacation, in every season, a real pleasure
in Kentucky's state parks.
W. P. NOLAN, Editor and Publisher
THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 1956
EAGLE, WHITESBURC, KENTUCKY
Editor, Leading Newspaper,
Can you help me- - I am seek
ing relatives or friends who can
give the parentage of John
Quincy Adams who lived in Letcher County about 1850. He was
born in Ky., Dec. 25, 1827, and on
April 12, 1848 in Letcher Co.,
was married to Mary Hall. They
had a daughter, Elizabeth. John
Q. Adams married second, Feb.
1, 1849 tfPhebe Jane Estes,
daughter of Richard and Delpha
(Sanders) Estes of Caswell Co.,
N.C. Three children-Richarborn Ky. 1851; Delphia Anne,
born in Ky. 1853 and Isaac Henry
born 1855 were born to John Q.
and Phebe Adams in Ky. and
the family then moved to Lafay
ette County, Missouri where sev
eral more children were born.
I would like to correspond
with anyone knowing anything
about this Adams family as I am
compiling a family history.
Would like a copy of your paper.
Thank you very kindly,
Mrs. Willis K. Baker
Post Office Box 50,
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There is no closed season for four of Kentucky's fine State
parks. Cumberland Falls State Park, Lake Cumberland State Park
Kentucky Lake State Park, and Kentucky Dam State Park reinain
open year round. These four vacation spots offer excellent accommodations of every type for every family need. All afford the
visitor pleasures galore . . . fishing, boating, hiking, games, "and
relaxing at its most enjoyable best.
Kentucky Lake State Park with its beautiful Kenlake Hote
and many lovely cottages, is a favorite spot with many. Nearby
Kentucky Dam State Park, with its village atmosphere lodge and
cottages, also draws many family groups and fishermen again and
again. This year, for the first time, controlled hunting will be
available at Kentucky Dam State Park.
Lake Cumberland State Park and Cumberland Falls State
Park in Eastern Kentucky offer a more rustic but equally comfortable vacation. Lodges and cottages are yours at both installations and beautiful surroundings add even more to the guest's
pleasure. Lake Cumberland will also offer duck hunting this. fall.
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Embossed Scriptures have now
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of Scripture passages from both
the Old and New Testament on
Aug. 21, 1956
Dear Mr. Nolan:
About two weeks ago my husband I decided to take a spin to
Naples, Florida, and on up the
west coast. We had seen the
Dewey Polly Realty ad in the Mt.
Eagle, of course we didn't know
for sure it was the same Dewey
Polly who had lived in Whites
burg. Well, when we reached
Naples, we found much to our
delight, it was the same, selling
right and left.
Wanting to see Mrs. Polly we
went on about fourteen miles to
a quiet spot called "Angler's
Paradise". We found it to be
just that, and Mrs. Polly made
The American Bible Society
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the first time of the New Testa
ment in Portugese Braille. The
entire New Testament in seven
large volums is just off the press
A number of copies are already
on the way to Brazil. The Society
has also recorded a small volume
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