Kentucky Press Asan
University of Kentucky
Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, Thursday, November
Vol. 55, No. 29 10
Whitesburg High School was
mitted this week to membership
in the Southern Association
Colleges and Secondary Schools.
The announcement was made at
the group's annual meeting in
Membership In the association
places Whitesburg among the
and will entitle its students to
admission to some colleges without qualifying examinations.
Whitesburg had tried for admission last year, but failed. During the year, however, the school
has corrected several deficiencies
listed by the association's report
after Its study last year. Among
there were lights, teacher load,
librarian qualifications and a
variety of lesser recommendations.
In a letter notifying Whitesburg Principal Jack M. Burkich
of the school's admission, Dr.
Morris Cierley of Lexington,
chariman of the association's
committee, pointed out that violation of the group's regulation
against a load of more than 150
students for any one teacher would
cause for withdrawing accreditation.
As a member of the Southern
Association, theschoolmust continue' to grow or face loss of its
accreditation, Burkish noted.
Thar's gold in these here pages, and news too!
The Mountain Eagle this week
has two new correspondents to
SETTERSThese boys, shown with their advisers, are members of the Thornton Junior
Conservation Club, which has set a total of 200, 000 trees since its formation a few years
The group began its
activities in 1054, when it set about 46,000 trees in a
single year. Thf. trees were put out on Bottom Fork, at Colson and on Millstone as well as
on Thornton. Pictured, are (front row, left to right) Dan Johnson, William Roy Collins,
Bates, Joe Gorden Baker, Randy Rose, (back row) Venson Caudill, adviser; Burzilla
Adams of the Soil Conservation District Board of Supervisors and Cecil Hensley, soil conservationist. Caudill became interested in the project after attending a course at Morehead.
on a scholarship grant provided by the board of supervisors. (Eagle photo).
Dynamited bridges repaired
Workmen late today completed repair work on two railroad
bridges in Perry County which
were dynamited early
Mrs. Sherlon Raleigh will report on happenings in the Cumberland River area of Letcher
County and Mrs. Jim Revis will
report events In Neon, Fleming,
Hemphill and surrounding territory.
Cumberland River news is on
page 4 today, and Neon news is
on Page 9.
Again this week, The Moun-t- al
n Eagle is worth money to its
On Page 2, there Is a coupon
to obtain a free pound of margarine at the A&P Food Stores.
On Page 19, another coupon
gives readers an opportunity to'
try for several radios to be given
away by R. H. Hobbs Co. And
And throughout this issue there
are ads from local merchants
(Continued on Page 24) --
The bridges were on the L&N
Railroad line and their destruction temporarily put many coal
miners out of work. No coal4
cpuld move out of Perry, Knott
or Letcher County
Federal Bureau of Investigation
agents are looking into the ex-- (
Continued on Page 24)
Citizens to meet
The Citizens Advisory
mittee of Whitesburg will meet
at 7:30 Tuesday, Dec. 5, in City
The meeting has been set into
the December month because of
Thanksgiving holidays and numerous other activities. However, the meeting night has been
permanently changed to Tuesday with the hope that more
people will be able to attend reg
ularly, Mrs. Paul Vermillion,
No driving tests will be given
in Letcher County Decl 4, 5,
6 and 7.
Examiners will be attending an annual
school at Frankfort on these days.
Circuit Clerk W. L. Stallard Jr.
The Whitesburg High School Marching Band (above) recently won top prize as the "best show band" In a competition with other high school bands at Paintsvllle
Judges commented that the band had 'excellent discipline, showing much hard work. "An excellent and difficult show well done, " they added. The judees
aid the band was "very snappy" and gave it a top rating in both playing and marching. The band is directed by Frank Blckel. The band will present a concert
of Christmas music on December 17 at the Whitesburg grade school auditorium. Band parents will meet Monday night at the band room.