Thursday Evening, January 3, 1929
OF LETCHER COUNTY
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY NEWS
Former Letcher Citizens
Die at Detroit Mich.
Letcher' County citizens were
shocked when the news reached
them that Arcnie Meade and his
wife, lately residing in Detroit
where young Meade was employ
ed had met death from Asphix
lation. Their remains, were
brought back to Millstone for
burial. Young Meade was a son
of our good fellow citizen Thomas
Meade of Millstone and his wife
was a daughter of John Bentley,
Jr., of Neon. We extend sympathies.
Knott County Courthouse Destroyed by Fire
Meager reports only of the
burning of the Courthouse at
Hindman have reached here. The
fire occured Monday night. It is
said that a considerable portion
of the County records were saved.
.The Eagle has received the following letter from a Knott Coun
ty citizen, which is self explan-
January 2, 1929
Dear Eagle: Our Courthouse
has burned and now we want to
be thrown back to the adjoining
counties like we used to be. We
will start circulating a petition
soon to have this done. Please
The School will not
for some time because of the flu
epidemic which is sweeping the
Miss Kathleen Vaughn is
the holidays with
friends in Jenkins.
Mrs. Stump, of Huntington,
W. Va. is ill of flu while visiting
her daughter-in-LaMrs. Mar-gre- tt
Mr. and Mrs. Miles Moore and
son Edwin Lee of Whitesburg- are
the guests of Mrs. Moore's par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Fisher.
Mrs. Stallard of Pittsburg,
Penn., is spending the holidays
with her daughter Mrs. Floyd E.
Miss Eula Adams and Mr. Er- cil Day will return to Berea Wed
nesday after spending several
days with their parents.
lvir. auer Koacn, wno is em
ployed at Johnson City, Tenn.,
spent a few days here last week
with his parents Rev. and Mrs.E.
Miss Ella Bell, of Xexington,
was the holiday guest of her sis
ter, Mrs. Linden Ison.
Mr. L. L. Murdock has returned from a visit in Ohio. His family will remain there for a few
Miss Minette and Mr. Herbert
Pendergrass spent Christmas
with friends and relatives in
with home folks, he will work
this week at Ulvah. He is employ-- 1
ed by the L & N Railroad Co.
The Trustees of Neon school
asked the principal ChaWie Hall
to close the school for one more
week on account of flu in that
Mr. and Mrs. S. E. Wright is
visiting Mrs. Wright's parents
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hall, Mrs.
Wright was formerly Miss Lillian Hall, they will leave soon for
Indianapolis and Chicago where
they will visit Mr. Wright's father and sisters.
The Christmas season at Stuart
Robinson was a very happy one indeed. Our friends nearby and in distant places remebered us with many
acceptable gifts and words of cherry
greeting, for all of which we are
One of the happiest gatherings of
the week took place in the manse at
Blackey on Christmas Day when Rev,
and Mrs. H. L. Cockerham invited to
dine with them those of us who did
not go home for the vacation. The
gracious hospitality of this home is
known far and wide and it was indeed
a joy to be there. One of Mrs. Cocker-ham- 's
incomparable dinners was served at the noon hour, covers tuing laid
for fourteen people. The piece de re
sistance, an enormous turkey, was pro
vided by Mr. and Mrs. W, D. Lewis
and this was supplemented by nume
rous other things delightful enough to
Editor Mountain Eagle,
tempt the appetite of an epicure. As
we were seated around the table at
Dear old friend :
the close of the meal, Mrs Cockerham
You will find check of $1.50 suggested that. we write a "round robto pay for the Old Bird another in" to Rev. and Mrs. E. V. Tadlock,
year. I have kept noticing in the our beloved superintendent and his
wife, so we at once proceeded to do
Eagle that you are notifying so. Each penned a brief message of
your subscribers that their time friendship and good will on a long
sheet of paper, signing his name, and
was about out for their subscrip- when this was completed an envelope
tions, and it just occurred to my was addressed and Billy Cooper was
mind that my time was about as sent on flying feet to get the letter
in the mail. The remainder
short as some of the rest, and afternoon was spent in friendly conthat I must get a dollar and half verse and in listening to the music
furnished by Miss Parsons and Lillian
there or the bird would not come Cooper. It was truly an ideal Christhere.
mas Day and we feel that Mr. and
glad that you have re- Mrs. Cockerham, who so like to make
I am so
others happy, most richly deserve the
turned home for we missed you best we can offer of love and friendso bad while you were gone, that ship.
Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Cooper were
is out of the Eagle nest. I was doubly generous with their holiday injust ready to subscribe for the vitations, asking the faculty to a
dinner on Saturday evening
other paper when to my great
and to a delicious oyster stew on Wed
joy I heard you had returned nesday at noon. The abundant and deOhio.
lectable viands and the happy fellowhome.
ship together made both occasions
Miss Velva Long, a graduate
Wishing you much success such as will shine forth in memory as
of Knoxville Hospital, has accep- in the year 1929 I remain.
high lights of the vacation period.
Our school Christmas dinner-wa- s
ted a position here as CommunW. C. Mullins
event of Monday, the twenty-fourtity nurse pro-teWaynesburg, Ky.
Miss McFadden and Miss Beams, with
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Wolfe
Anne Symon and
Ethel Gum as helpers, put forth their
and Miss Lorena Pratt of Bur-$vn- e,
best efforts and gave us a most dewere calling here Sunday
lightful meal. The dining room was
Tomorrow at 1 o'clock
memorial services for
the late Felix G. Fields
will be held at thecourt;
house. Services will be,
conducted by HevsEn - Jafternoon.
low, Petrey, Caudill and Many people are getting
Judge Bdntleyf Everyr again after having the flu
Letter to the Editor
to a large
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The Letcher Term of Circuit Court central decoration in the same bright
opens Monday Jan, 21, 1929. Follow- colors, formed quite an attractive
ing is the Jury list to be summoned picture. Rev." and Mrs. H. L. Cocker-na!
for that term of Court: i
were honor guests at this time.
Immediately after dinner we went
1. N. E. Rierson
down to the Cooper cottage where we
found growing in the dining room a
Hazel Hall who was seriously 3. Linso Rose (Jenkins p
beautiful Christmas tree laden with
- nurt in an Automobile accident, 4. F. G. Fields, Sr.
Since we are moving to Hazfruit
all manner of interesting-lookin- g
ard, we will sell all or a part of j is improving fast. She will soon 5. M. M. Adams. (Bottom Fork- for everybody. Of course all of us
6. Jack Craiger.
were "thrilled to death" but probably
our furniture and other house- -' be able to be out again, we are 7. Will Hall (Black)
che person more wildly excited than
8. Zack Ison
hold fixtures. All Cheap.
glad to report.
anyone else was small Murray Cooper.
9. Henry Potter ( Sol's Son )
It was "a sight for sair e'en" to see
The family of John Combs is 10. Tom Day.
him hurridly tearing the wrappings
Mrs. L. D. CAMPBELL,
11. Mart Stapleton (Neon)
reported sick, with flu.
from his packages and shouting with
joy over the contents when revealed.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Hall have 12. Ben P. Webb
13. John Spangler
I am sure Santa Claus enjoys such
been confined to their home with 14. Henry Sumpter (Turkey Creek)
genuine apppreciation on the part of
Dr. Childers was quite sick
15. Leroy Franklin
his young friends.
is much improved the
last week, but
16. Bill Cornett (Dry Fork)
Besides being the guests of the
News from Lexington tells 17. Steve CampbelL
now since one day a bright little i
Cockerhams at Christmas dinner,
Misses Ervin. Dorcey. Davis and Craft
curly headed lady arrived to bless Mr. and Mrs. F. P. Fletcher of 19. Riley Potter (Hemphill)
enjoyed a "spend the night" at the
the arrival of another
20. Jim Hall (Sam's Son)
the happy home, friends are
manse on Christmas Kve. They had the
son. Walter and Mabel are all 21. N. W. Meade
pleasure, too, of going carolling with
suggesting names for the belat22. Willard Tyler
smiling, we guess.
a groupe of the Blackey young people.
ed Christmas joy but none has
23. Daniel Bentley (Mack's Son)
In the early dawn of the next morn-.n- g
Little Miss Ruth Hall is on the 24. Thomas Adams
been selected yet.
Miss Ervin forgot that she was
PETIT JURY--- 1.
and insisted on behaving
We tried to make this the
Capt. Bob Harris and Bud
like a very smalL girl, even to the exW. M. Edmonson
tent of begging for an orange before
brightest best issue of the Eagle Richmond visited friends here Leander Eldridge
she would get out of bed. Mrs. Cocher
Elisha Collins (Jim's Son)
ever but some things very sad Sunday.
ham humored the joke and allowed
George Brown (Bill's Son)
her to act just as young as she felt,
came in to mar its beauty.
W.B.Reynolds, spent Sunday
to the great amusement
of the rest.
John M. Peters (Whitesburg)
There was a lovely Christmas
8. Ishmael Combs
that morning, also, but it was a treat
9. Hiram Caudill
to watch Mr. and Mrs. Cockerham
10. Byrd Collins
open all the beautiful and useful pre11. Joseph Bollen, (Flat Gap)
sents that were showered upon them.
12. Sam Hall (Tom's Son)
Y And Santa Claus did not leave out the
13. Sam Proffitt
'guests either, for each of them was
14. J. H. Mitchell (McRoberts)
the recipient of a dainty little gift.
15. Troy Frazier
16. John C. Brown
school opened again for the second se17. Ed.L.
mester. It was rather hard to go back
8 18. John B.Williams (Hiram's Son)
Back (Orchard Branch)
to work before Christmas was really
19. R. B. Day
over- - but think how much earlier we
20. Green Amburgey
shall get out next spring.
21. Steve Gilley
The flu epidemic has reached us
22. B. D. Day
just since Christmas and a number of
23. William Breeding (Wesley's Son)
For the housewife, the farmer and the business man payboth faculity and students have fal24. Blackburn Hogg
len victims. None, however, have been
ing by check is the
way of handling financial
25. Lucian Winchell
f seriously ill so
26. John W. Day
Blaine Griffith, a big
27. D. D. Blair
succumbed to the very childish disYour money on deposit in a checking account is safe from
28. John Hays
the' day before he
ease of chicken-po- x
29. Isaas Day
loss or holdup.
should have returned to school and
30. Andy Cook
has not yet sufficiently recovered to
31. Joe Draughn
A cancelled check is a receipt of payment
32. R. D. Holbrook
Mr. W. L. Cooper. Jr. made a busiYour check book record gives you an accurate account of
33. J. D. Tucker
ness trip to Winchester and Louisville
34. Melvin Potter
35. Corbet Hammons
Our boys met defeat for the first
36. John Venters
time this season in ahard-fouggame of basketball with the Rock-houReds Saturday evening in the
Our warm personal friends
Stuart Robinson gymnasium. The
Curtiss and Herman Caudill, pop score was 21 to 20.
ular teachers of the County were! We were glad to have as our guests
up from Roxana Saturday and a few days ago three of our former
students, Dawson Back, Hiram Hogg
were callers on the Eagle.
and Vernon Dixon.
NEWS LETTERS FROM
In our write up of the death
of our good friend Felix G. Fields
by a slip of the pencil, the name
of Mrs. Allie Lewis of our city
a sister to Mr. Fields was left
off the list. We know Mrs. Lewis
who is one of our very nearest
and best friends will pardon us.
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