THE MOUNTAIN EAGLE, WHITESBURG, KENTUCKY
THE COUNTY NEWSPAPilt
Weekly Newspaper Published Every Thursday
MRS. MARTHA M. NOLAN, Business Manager
P. NOLAN, Editor and Publisher
Seco Hospital Report
Mrs. Helen Adkins (daughter) Isom; Mrs- - Evelyn Adams
Rhoda Addington, Kona; Mr.
Vivvian Anderson, Jackhorn;
Mr. Gordon B. Adams, May-kinMrs. Venora Lee Adams,
Whitaker; Mrs. Susie Craft,
(son), Whitesburg; Mrs.
Emma J. Collier (daughter),
Sergent; Mrs- - Lottie Caudill,
Ermine; Mrs. Janetta Cook,
Millstone; Miss Wanda Dot-soe,
Cromona; Mr. Dewey
Isom, Premium; Mrs- Lucille
Looney (daughter), Seco;
Mr. Carl Miller, Mayking;
Mr. Scott Mullins, Mayking;
Mrs- - , Pat
Whitesburg, Mrs- Virginia
Orender (son), Detroit; Mrs.
Whitesburg; Mrs. Betty Davidson (son), Whitesburg; Baby
Billy Robinson, Kona; Alfa
Thomas, Kona; Mrs. Kizzie
Craft, Kona; Mrs. Delia Breeding, Whitesburg; A. J. Bates,
Roxana; Mrs- Nora Back,
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as second :lass matter August 28, 1907. at me PostoiTics at Whitesburg,
under tee Act of Congress of Augusc 9, 1373.
MEMBER KENTUCKY PRESS ASSOCIATION
Newspapers Must Always
Fight For Their Freedom
NATIONAL EDITORIAL ASSOCIATION
records. These records should be open for
all but are usually open only to party members.
Secrecy at any level of government is
dangerous and corrupting and usually shuts
off all freedom ot information. The newspapers will always fight for what is right in
our democracy and as long as there's freedom of information they will win the fight.
At a recent Kentucky Press Association
meeting one of the main topics taken up for
consideration was the continuous fight newspapers have to make for freedom of information.
Brought into the discussion was the fact
that government officials have developed a
philosophy that holding office entitles one to
decide what the public should know. And
when such officeholders take it upon themselves to decide just what the tpublic should
The very recent past has seen a movebe told, those persons are going to be sure ment started to build up Kentucky as a major
that only stories which will hold them up in tourist attraction. In order to do this puba good light will appear before the public. licists have had to sing the praises of our
When such a situation prevails, it can easily beautiful state for all outsiders to hear-- The
be seen how democracy as a government of job has been fairly easy since Kentucky is
the people is endangered.
one of the most glamorous and scenic of
For newspapers which are free from states.
governmental or any other censorship have
One sore spot always pops up in the
always been recognized as the backbone of eyes of those who wish to spread th,e glory
democracy as we know it in this country. of Kentucky's beauty, however. This sore
Great men throughout the ages have respot is the dumping of garbage and refuse
peatedly warned that there must be freedom along our highways where all visitors may
of information if America expects to remain get a first-hanview of our trash.
Notice here in our own county, on the
Yet there are always men who put road from Whitesburg to Jenkins, and you'll
themselves above all others as they sit in get an A- -l example of what we mean. One
office to which they have been elected and particular garbage dump we have in mind is
try to shut out information of their activities located directly beside the main highway
from those who elected them. Such men
and there are always a few persons scavengto our way of government and the ing around to give a very poor opinion of
searching tnem out . .
newspapers are always
our section to any visitors from the outside.
giving reasons for attempts to silence or cenThe only information most people from
sor the newspapers by these
are too deeply other sections of the country have about KenHowever, the newspapers
tucky is what they read in publications or see
imbedded in our every day life for any group in movies which tend to sensationalize the
or party to shut up or censor to any
hillbilly aspect of Kentucky life. It can
degree. But there are ways for persons of easily be seen how opinions gathered from
power to censor the press without the general such sources
could further be
public knowing what is going on. We must strengthened of information of some of our
by the sight
lookout for such attempts.
be on the
around a garbage
One means to limit the press is to re- Kentuckians ascavenging Such a sight surely
advertising, a newspaper's livelihood. dump beside highway.
Recently, several Congressional proposals wouldn't encourage a stranger to stop and
have been made to remove income tax ex- visit a while.
We don't just think of ugliness when we
emptions for advertising. If such proposals
newspapers would be seriously riew the conditions of some of our highways
hurt. And one can't help but wonder why in relationship to the trash and debris dumpthe Post Office Department now charges an ed on them. There is the health situation
post cards to think of and we know of no better place
additional ten percent for
bought in quanities of 50 or more unless it is to deploy our germs for quick spreading of
to hurt the small newspapers which depend disease that near our
Our garbage isn't always confined to the
a lot upon job printing as a major source of
income. Of course the cost is passed on to side of the road, either, for we have noticed
the customers, but these customers fail to instances when large amounts have been
understand why their printing costs have scattered over the pavement. The cause of
more than doubled in the short space of a this is usually an uncovered truck which
loses much of its load before getting to the
garbage dump. An easy solution to this
only listed a couple of the probWe have
would be to cover the truck.
lems of government with which the newspapers, as businesses, are confronted- On
There are also easy ways to stop dumpthe other hand, as disseminators of public ing on the highways and we all could name
information, there are many other problems-A- t many. Solutions are worthless, .however, if
present, probably the worst instances of no one puts them into effect and if citizens are
not interested in how their county and towns
secret handling of public business in Kentucky are meetings of the State Textbook look or what outsiders may think of them.
Commission. The worst local spots are
We're thinking, maybe, that Letcher
meetings of school boards and the hardest County citizens are the type who are interplace for a reporter to obtain informaiton ested and will do something about the condiis a federal building. Also shrouded in sections which prevail on our highways. We
and unemployment hope so- ret are
Let's Keep Our Highways
Free Of Trash And Refuse
Babv Vivian Bates, May- format
v,i; nor.r.v '(daugh-janBruner
terV Tunnel Hill; W. W- - Bo
leyn, Colson; Mrs. Martha
Bates, Ermine; Mrs. Goldie
Collins (daughter) Kona;
Mary Alice Caudill, MillMrs.
stone; Mrs. Ritter Webb, Millstone; Mrs. Betty Jean Williams, Kona; Kenneth Webb,
Kona; Mrs. Delores Spangler
(daughter), Seco; Charlie
Hall (son), Mayking;
Mr. Nelson Hampton,
Mrs. Peggy Hale, Hall;
Mr. Elzie Hughes, Millstone;
Mrs. Fannie Hess, Payne Gap;
Mrs- - Alice Hampton, Millstone; baby Henry W. Day,
Jackhorn; and Imogene Banks,
Payne Gap News
The Payne Gap PTA sponsored a pie supper last Friday
night, with a good attendance
The mothers belonging to
that organization pieced and
THURSDAY, JAN. 31, 1952
quilted a beautiful butterfly
quilt which was won by Mrs-ReCollier at the supper- Out of town guests were
Mrs- Blanche Webb and children, Mrs. Kathleen Webb and
daughter, Arlena, of Dunham.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Orender,
Jr., and daughter, of Clarksburg, W. Va., were the week
end guests of Mr. and Mis.
James BraddockMr. and Mrs- - Benjanvn
Adams are the parents of a
baby girl, born Jan. 20. She
has been named Saundra
Leona. Mrs. Adams is the
former Margaret Wright.
Mr. and Mrs. Estil Meade
are the parents of a baby boy.
born last week at the Flemin
Hospital. Mrs. Mpade if th-- i
daughter of Mr. and Mrs- - J- - R- Weyand.
The Enoch Tucker fauly is
moving from here. They will
bp missed very much by their
many friends and relatives.
Sunday School at the uree-wil- l
Baptist Church is progressing nicely under the
leadership of superintendent
Frank Lewis, son of Mr.
Mrs. C. C.
mid term vacation from
birthday party in honor of Iris
Ann Tucker Saturday. A
large number of young folks
Seaman Webb Spends
Furlough At Home
Seaman Charles R- - Webb,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Creed
Webb, of Mayking, is spending a furlough from the Navy
with his folks here- - Charles
is stationed in San Diego,
California with the' Construction anH Repair Division at
the USNTC there.
Born in Mayking, Charles
is 21 and a graduate of the
Whitesburg High School, class
of '48. He will return to duty
to Make Regukr
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Prof. Snapp is this week's
program chairman. Prof, will
have as guest speaker, Mr.
Claude Farley, Superintendent
of Pike County Schools. Supt
Farley is coming with both
barrels loaded. The first con
tains a talk on Kiwanis Anniversary the second a discussion of the needs of public
education in Kentucky. He
has also promised to bring
a carload of Pikeville
Kiwanians so a? to make this
?n inter-clu- b
Stultz will be inducted at this
Last week, Hank Sewell
gave us a top notch program.
Hank's speaker, Commander
Archie Reid Fields, Naval
Aerologist, Miami, Fla-- gave
a most interesting talk on
"Hurricane Flying " The program committee is doing an
excellent job, lets keep up the
good work, aswell planned
programs are the life blood of
anv Kiwanis Club.
Next week Ted Bumgardner
ha the program- Ted's topic
is Community Improvement.
Ted had an excellent program
planned but last report is that
his speaker had cancelled out,
Ted is still digging and we
are sure he will come up with
Seth Kegan won the attendance prize last week. Jack
Berry will bring the prize this
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Dies Of Lukemia
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert
Lynn Pace, a six pound four
ounce girl at the Seco Hospi-
Cathie Lynne Pace- - Mrs.
Pace is the former Helen
Mr. Walter W. Vogel who
operated The Mountain Eagle
for about two years, died in an
Indianapolis, Ind., Hospital on its
last Wednesday from Lukemia. Mr. and Mrs. Vogel resided part of the time while
they were here in the property
that is now the home of Mr. m
and Mrs. V. D. Picklesimer.
He was employed by the present owners of the Eagle for
about one year after they purchased it.
He Jiad been employed on
an Indianapolis paper lately Mil
and died in a hospital there-Mr- .
Vogel was well liked here.
He was a member of the Rotary Club and took an active
part in many other community
His widow along with his
mother ana lather,
brothers and two sisters survive him. "Before coming to
Whitesburg he had been employed "by the Pike County
news. Fnor to that he ha
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