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Last week County Judge Barker was driving to his home in
Anchorage at the end of the
day, when, just before entering
Middletown, he came upon the
scene of an auto collision which
had just occurred.
The two cars were in a ditch
and the occupants were crawling
out bruised and dazed.
The Judge stopped his car and
went to the aid of two soldiers
who were the worst hurt. One
had a deep gash in his leg and
was bleeding profusely.
A veteran of more than one
first aid class Barker set to work,
contrived a tourniquet and before the county police arrived
had stopped the bleeding and
the soldier was ready to be
moved to the hospital.
The other wounded soldier
suffered minor cuts and bruises
to which the Judge attended.
Sublette States Case
Of Volunteer Firemen
The guilt of these three boys
was definitely established.
The disparity of the penalties
was pronounced. In one case the
offenders go practically scot-fre-
In the other a heavy duty
To further emphasize the lack
of intelligent disposal of these
cases, one of these youths was
definitely a psychiatric problem
in need of special treatment.
"Justice isn't blind, she's
City police descended on the
Haymarket neighborhood Monday night and gathered more
than 40 suspects and derelicts
in a burst of effort that would
be more effective if it were sustained.
This district which should be
sanitary in several meanings of
the word is most unsavory. Holdpurse snatch-ers- ,
drunk rollers and other
social misfits are a continual
menace to more decent citizens
who find it necessary to visit the
section to buy food, patronize
farmers or sell garden truck.
The property is out of repair,
tin streets and sidewalks arc
filthy, rats prowl the neighborhood and yet, here is the largest
concentration of food in the city.
It is a job for the cooperative
efforts of the police, the health
department, the welfare department, the street cleaning department and the building inspector,
County Auto Deaths
Show 1946 Increase
The report of the Louisville
Safety Council for January and
February 1946, shows nine deaths
in the county attributed to motor accidents, an increase of five
over the same period in 1945.
Louisville however, had only
7 such fatalities compared to 14
for the same period last year.
Floyd county, Indiana increased
its death record from 3 in 1945
to 7 this year, and Clark county
reported one fatality or the same
as in the two first months of
Jefferson County had one death
from public accident other than
One death ocmotor vehicle.
curred last year from a similar
cause. Louisville reported 4 in
this classification against 7 in
Future Homemakers ai Okolona
B. N. Sublette, of Middletown, and J.- H. Buttermann, of
Buechel, appeared before the Fiscal Court recently with a restraining order, signed by Judge Lawrence Speckman, forbidding the purchase of three fire pumpers by the Court.
Earlier, it is said, a meeting was held with Walter Shac- kleton, of Worthington, and
Sublette, of Middletown, chairformer County Commissioner man of the Jefferson County VolJames W. Henning and repre unteer Fireman's association,
that the principal critisentatives of the local actu-ri- explained directed at the arbitrary
bureau present and plans location of county fire stations at
points away from population
were laid for the injunction.
That fire protection is inadequate for the 100,000 residents of
the county is undisputed. A
number of volunteer departments, many of them organized
since Pearl Harbor with the encouragement of civilian defense
authorities, have done and are
doing excellent and public spirited work in serving their immediate communities.
Recently the appointment of
Thompson an experienced fire
man with 26 years of
In the last two weeks ex- behind him, encouraged county
amples of local administration
to believe that this
of justice offer puzzling prob- long neglected side of county
lems regarding the vagaries of welfare was to be given expert
and professional attention.
human mental processes.
It was generally accepted that
In Louisville two youths 21
aiul23 years of age former of- the appointment of a fire chief
a step toward establishment
fenders, broke into a restaurant wascounty fire
stations with moat 2 o'clock in the morning and dern equipment and full time
robbed the cash register, bat- personnel, and the county at large
tered the safe, committed ruthl- was pleased with the information
ess acts of vandalism and dam-ag- e that the Fiscal Court had decided
amounting to more than to buy three pumpers as a start
$500. Indicted and put on trial and to set up a fire station in
they were given 3 years penal eachmagisterial district in the
sentences which were remitted
At this point however object-tiohowever on the condition that
were raised by some memthey join the army, to which the bers of volunteer
units who protested the purchase
A few days later a nineteen-year-ol- of the pumpers.
boy who robbed an
A&.-grocery of approximately viewpoint of the volunteers, B. N.
$400 was given a ten year senBack From The War
tence to be spent in the
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JEFFERSONTOWN, KY., FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 1946
A REAL GIFT
"A station at the county quarry
on the Brownsboro Road," said
Sublette," is not located at a
strategic point. "It should be
closer to St. Matthews. The one
to be placed near Nwburg is not
"We object also to the manner
in which the volunteer departments are ignored in the county
fire chiefs plans. After all there
are eleven volunteer departments
m the county. Members of these
departments have given their
time and money to the cause of
preventing disastrous fires. They
should be considered.
"Out of these appropriations for
fighting fire the Fiscal Court
should provide funds for improving the equipment of the volun-
Officers of the Okolona F. H. A. are. bottom row: Norma Rusch,
secretary; Joanne Allen, vice president. Top row. left to right:
Maxine Rowland, parliamentarian; Sally Moore, treasurer: Martha
Hatter, president; Virginia Byers, reporter; Doris Hall, historian;
and Mrs. Thelma Farmer, club advisor.
First County F. H. A.
Organized at Okolona
Committee To Meet
The first meeting of the Jefferson County Good Government
Committee will be held Tuesday
evening, March 19, in the office
of County Judge Horace M. Barker at the courthouse.
According to Judge Barker the
purpose of this meeting will be
the organization of
to cover such departments as
Capt Luther M. Roberts
roads, police, transportation, public utilities, schools and other
Friends of Capt. Luther M. Rob- county departments.
erts, a former Jefferson County
Members of the committee have
Trial Commissioner, are hailing been asked to contact C. A. Humhis presence back in Louisville mel, chairman, phone Jefferson
and around the courthouse with town 5143, of their intention to
pleasure. Attorney Roberts receivattend the meeting.
ed his discharge at Patterson
The present membership inField, Ohio, last month and is re- cludes: J. T. Robertson, Scoggan
entering the private practice of Jones, C. W. Blake, Standiford
law, with offices in the Kentucky Beeler, G. A. Bryant, Paul Jagiel-kHome Life Building.
J. W. Borders, Paul Kendall,
Capt. Roberts enlisted in the W. T. Settles, Howard L. Smith,
Armed Services in June 1942. He Lee F. Tinsley, Leo J. Schuler,
went to Africa prior to North Charles McCallum, John Gras-micHenry Nufer, William
African invasion in November
1942. As Intelligence Officer of Hume, Rev. J. W. Averitt and
the Army Airways Communica- Lester Langston.
tions, he served in Africa, India
and the Middle East. Returning Anchorage Clinic
from overseas in March 1944, he
Wins Western Crown
was stationed at Asheville, N. C.
as Staff Judge Advocate, of the
The Clinic Basketball TournaAACS.
Capt. Roberts wears the Ameri ment sponsored by the county recan, the African, the European creation department, saw the
and the Asiatic Pacific theatre finish of the senior division of the
ribbons, with one bronze star for western district Tuesday night
when the Anchorage five gave a
the Tunisian campaign.
ried out by contributing to electric mixer for the home eco- their homes, increasing know- - nomics department. They also
ledge of the club organization 'sPn!red a valentine dance
which was a great success.
leadership abili- - freshments for the March meet.
ties, promoting recreational activ- - j
ities, and cooperating for school Teacher Association which wa's
held Rt 0kolona school were
The fact that the girls are car- - served by the Future Homemak-ryin- g
out their motto: "Toward ers
New Horizons,'' with great zeal
rograms on famil
is substantiated by the results
field tripS) and sponsoring
thfr "jany goals already ac- a basketball ba
t ae fature
plans made by the club.
Officers are Martha Hatter,
Red and white are the colors
president, Joanne Allen, vice of the chapter and the red rose
president, Norma Rusch, secre- is the flower.
tary, Sally Ann Moore, treasurer,
Under the direction of home
Virginia Byers, parliamentarian, economics teacher Mrs. Thelma
Maxine Rowland, historian, and Farmer, the girls expect to acJackie Adams, songleader, and complish much in the future.
they, along with the remaining
Members of the chapter's ad87 members, have been formally visory board are:
Clark, Mr. and Mrs. T. T. Knight,
By selling seeds, the girls at Mrs. Ruth Ahmann, and Mrs.
Okolona have raised enough Gibson.
County Baseball Plans
Discussed at Meeting
At a baseball organization meeting, held at the Jefferson
County Playground and Recreation Board Office Monday
night Charlie Vettiner Assistant Supervisor of County Recreation, presented plans for organization of two baseball
leagues in the county, one to T
league will elect a president and
represent the eastern section board of direCtors to conduct and
and the other to represent carry out the business of the
leagues; the teams will equip
the western section.
themselves, with the Jefferson
Ten representatives of various County Playground and Recrea-count- y
sections attended and,ti0n Board supplying promotion
numbered on the list of interest- - 0f the leagues, trophies to league
ed parties such baseball enthu- - winners and a trophy to the
as Bud Griffiths, Buechel ferson County champion.
AC, Vance Walker, Morris Pitts champion is to be determined
and Carl Meyer of Middletown, by a Jefferson County baseball
Leo Muenninghoff and Earl Sans- - series between the winners of the
and Clarence leagues at the close of league
Baker of Camp Taylor. All of piay.
The Jefferson County
the team managers present were Playground and Recreation Board
favorably impressed with thewjn also provide umpires and
piuyuaeu uy Wie ueuerson scorers who will work all games.
County Playground and Recrea- The meeting of the team man-tio- n
agers adjourned to meet again
This set-u- p
calls for two four on Monday, March 25 at which
team leagues operating under su-- 1 time 8 county baseball teams will
pervision of the Jefferson County have representatives on hand to
drubbing to the Middletowners Playground and Recreation Board complete plans of baseball play
by a 21 to 14 score, winning the in the following manner: Each for the summer.
Saturday morning a double-headis scheduled at Fairdale
when the Okolona Juniors meet
Fairdale Juniors and the Valley
Juniors do battle with the Fern
Is Your Community Doing
For Your Boys And Girls?
By Ray Baer
The St. Matthews area is organizing a club consisting of 7th, 8th,
9th graders and any interested
high school students. Last Saturday, March 9th, the group met
with Mr. Jim Brown, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. Bragan and Miss
Charmoli. They had an evening
of fun with dancing, group games,
and singing. The meeting ended
with a discussion of future plans
for the club.
The Buzz Club of Shively is
going to send out questionnaires
to its members to find out if there
is enough talent to organize a
The Fairdale gym is open two
evenings a week for recreation for
the youngsters. Their program
consists of group and social games
Home accidents in the county
were the cause of 2 deaths against
6 last year and no occupational
fatalities have been recorded in
the past two years. Louisville
home deaths from accident were
only 9 compared with 17 in the
first two months of 1945, but
deaths were 3
against 1 in 1945.
The total accidental deaths in
the county for January and February 1946 were 12 and in the
tame period of 1945 the count
was eleven. Louisville fatalities and
in 1946 have been 23 against 39 conducted on Monday and Friday
in 1945. A 41 percent reduction. evenings by Miss Charmoli and
Mr. Ray Baer. Future plans call
Phom for programs in
A NEWS ITEM:
The Jeffersonian, 5148.
Junior champions of both divisions will be declared after games
C. L. Kincaid
Is Jeffersontown Plan
Adds New Floor Space
C. L. Kincaid & Sons, Jeffersontown hardware dealers, now
have their new store addition
open to the public. This new
expansion by the Kincaids makes
their display rooms more than
twice as large as they formerly
The line of hardware and household supplies now carried by
this progressive firm represents
a service to the community and
reflects credit on the forward
looking management of Chas. L.
Kincaid, senior partner, and his
In addition to the new store
enlargement the hardware firm
has recently added extensive
warehousing facilities on the rear
of their lot, located on the Main
Street Public Rectangle.
Monday night at the regular meeting of the Jeffersontown
Area Recreation Board, a committee composed of Rev. James
Moak, chairman, Carl Lamar and Luke Brown was annointed to
investigate the feasibility of erecting a general recreation building
F. W. Mahin was appointed and
a budget committee was named,
The board is considering a composed of Mrs. James
structure capable of housing
chairman, Mrs. Marshall
bowling alleys, roller skating Krieger, and H. J. Priestley.
rink, play rooms, library, auditorThe Horse Show Committee,
ium, handcraft shops and confer- Milton Frentz, Luke Brown and
Carl Lamar, reported that preThe addition of three new mem- parations for the annual event
bers, Mrs. F. W. Mahin, Mrs. B. H. have been started and that it was
Dean, and Carl Lamar together expected the date could be anwith a boy and a girl elected from nounced very soon.
the Jeffersontown High School
The financial report for the
junior class and two returned period dating from June 1, 1945 to
overseas veterans will complete February 19, 1946 was read and
the maximum board membership approved as follows:
of fifteen. The veterans will be
Cash on hand, June 1, 1945,
appointed while the student mem- $5,726.21.
bers will be elected by their
Receipts: Tennis Courts $42;
Handicraft $8.50; refreshment
The annual election of officers stand, $440.54; horse show $3,403.-0Total, $3,894.09. Total receipts,
was held with all present officials
retained: Milton Frentz, chair- $9,620.30.
salaries $786.-2man; A. Luke Brown,
wages $416.45; equipment
secretary and Mrs. James
$212.41; permanent improvements
treasurer. Board mem- $1,496.43; dancing school $164.94;
were, Rev. James refreshment stand $402.68; horse;
Moak, Mrs. A. B. Wigginton, H. show $2,374.04; boy scout troop
$44; miscellaneous $145.96. Total
J. Priestly, and Walter Harris.
A program committee headed disbursements $6,043.11.
by Carl Lamar, chairman, assist- Cash on hand, February 19,
ed by Mrs. B. H. Dean and Mrs. 1946, $3,577.19.
BY JOANNE ALLEN
Sublette said that the Middle-tow- n
Volunteer Department de- Jefferson County's first F.H.A. was successfully organized
clined to be a party to any action
December 17, 1945, by Okolona High School and is now one
against the court.
of the 88 clubs in Kentucky.
J'iown Civic Club
The theme of the club, "Future Homemakers of America
To Talk Buses Again build for tomorrow," is car
Vmv a TMinoli Hrir and
More discussion relative to bus
service in the County is expected
to take place next Monday evening, when the regular March
meeting of the Jeffersontown
Civic Club will be held, beginning
at 8 o'clock.
Pursuant to a resolution passed
by the club in February, James
A. Moak, secretary of the body,
has sent to Harry L. Swaim, operator of the Blue Motor Coach
Lines, a request to be present at
the mass meeting to be held Mon
day night. Officers of the club
stated it is hoped that, at least, a
better understanding on the part
of the public may be had as a result of the proposed discussion.
Every Friday at $2.50 Per Year
ELECT TWO OFFICERS
Four Fives Tied In
Si. Matthews Tourney
Hilltoppers No. 2 buzzed the
Crescent Hill Athletic Club Monday night at the Bethel gym, for
a winning score of 41 to 22 with
Paul Grider coDDine 12 noints
for the visitors and Earl Harding
playing top man for the losers
with 7 points.
The Masonic Home ball toters
took the St. Matthews Independents into camp to the melody of
33 to 22 and Bill Boggs of the
Home pinched the basket for 14
points. Jack Raque led the losers
with 6 markers.
In a third game St. Matthews
Athletic Club fought desperately
and pounded the Hilltoppers No.
1 lor a 43 to 38
win. Bill Craddock
rolled up 16 tickers for the win
ners and Donny Kaiser collected
14 points for the defendants.
When the statisticians cot busv
at the end of the three frames
and totaled the results it was. discovered that four teams were
tied for first place in the league.
Hilltoppers No. 1, Hilltoppers Wo.
2, St. Matthews Athletic Club and
the Masonic Home all had 6 wins
and 3 losses to their credit.
Next Tuesday night, at the
Bethel gym, the four teams will
go through an elimination to decide the league championship. The
night promises to be the scene of
one of the most thrilling basketball programs in the county this
Attracts County Teams
BY CHARLIE VETTINER
basketball tournament, sponsored Jpy
the Jefferson County Playground and Recreation Board, is
attracting some excellent teams and a fine tournament is
anticipated. Returning veterans are taking full advantage
of this phase of the Jefferson
County Recreation program
and are gathering many of the
Likes Folk Dancing
county high school stars of
former years and molding them
jnt0 formidable outfits.
Teams from Fairdale, Prestonia,
Camp Taylor and Buechel have
already officially entered at this
early date. The prospects indicate that more than sixteen teams
will be represented at the tournament meeting at the Jefferson
County Playground and Recreation Board Office, 402 Fiscal
Court Building, next Monday,
March 15, at 8 p.m.
A team formed at Fairdale under the name of Hardin's Boys,
boast such stars as Dallas Arnold
ivenuy linuiu, vciciaiia ui
service with the marines in the
Folk dancing is fast becoming
the most popular indoor activity
in Jefferson County. The Institute at St. Matthews was featured Monday night by 150 people,
old and young, entering enthusiastically into the figures as they
were called by Ray Baer, recreation supervisor.
At Jeffersontown High School
where Baer conducts a class in
recreation every Wednesday, the
demand is for square and folk
dancing and Baer comments that
the interest is widespread with
all sections of the county asking
"should be centered in commun
ities with each community adopting particular dances. If this is
it woulH not he lnne before
the county could provide dem- onstrations of every national
High View Installs
New Play Equipment
With the arrival at High View
of new playground equipment
consisting of 2 slides, a Pike's
Peak jungle gym, 2 playground
community has taken a definite
step towards a much-neede- d
Last spring, leaders of the High
View area contacted Ray Baer,
supervisor of county recreation
and began a study of recreational
needs of the district.
Programs were held at the
school which were featured by
folk dancing, group games, and
other popular forms of play. The
community responded and plans
for securing playground equip
ment were devised.
Monday a luncheon was held in
celebration of the arrival of the
play apparatus, Mrs. Mattie B.
Luhr, principal of High View
School, presiding and the follow
ing guests present:
Ray Baer; assistant supervisor
of county recreation, Charlie Vettiner; O. J. Stivers, school superintendent; Mrs. Joe Baete, presiA
dent of the High View P.-and Mrs. Cliff Mudweiler, county
Pacific while Valley High she
veterans whose names are
mortal in the annals of Vallejr
athletic history. Such names as
Lucian Moreman, Billy Arnold.
war. Mar- various
shall Floore, Jr., has a group d"
have former Jeffersontown
resiaems wno aancea uiese oia- - School stars of yesteryear work-tim- e
figures when they were ing out under his guidance at.
young. A group could be built j't0wn and it is certain that his
around any person interested in team will be hot clarence Bakeff
these traditional of Camp Xaylor has entered
teams which he says will have
Requests coming into the rec- - to be reckoned with before the
reation office for leaders for folk championship is decided.
and square dancing are growing
A meeting of all team mana
and Baer hopes to secure a staff gers has been called by Charlie
of volunteer leaders and callers Vettiner, Assistant Supervisor of
Who Will aid in the spread of RpriWinn
for Mnndav Maih
this form of amusement in the is, 8 p.m. at 402 Fiscal Court
At this time details
In the summer it is definitely of tournament play will fee
to hold a folk dance termined. All team rosters must
festival with groups from all be submitted to the tournament
parts of the county participating, manager at this time.
A dinner prepared by Mrs. H.
W. Koehler and Mrs. Maud
Hughes, of chicken and dumplings
and the trimmings added a festive note to the occasion.
Afterwards, Ray Baer inspected
the grounds and spotted locations
for the erection of the equipment.
Soon the children will be enjoyThe Settles Sales fe Service organization at Jeffersontown in
ing the slides and swings under
the watchful eyes of Mrs. Julian a comparatively short time has grown to be one of the principal
Alcorn and Miss Helen Kruger, distributing agencies in this area for a wide line of equipment for
teachers at High View.
tne nome ana iarm, wun empnasis on electrical items.
W. I Settles, the owner, alter
"The second step was to rut alT
Fern Creek Club
a wide experience in distribut
the frills and furbelows usually
To Elect Officers ing methods and supervision for
nationally known concerns open-- carfipri thA ?
n, . . n,Irt. W.
The Fern Creek Community ed the local office with a number a high rpnf HitrW ti,.
Club has scheduled a full pro- of advanced ideas and opinions who buys a mUkingfmachine
gram for its regular monthly on modern waste - eliminating
ui nave w uu, ail CAiia
meeting which will be held at plans for the conduct of retail
fee for tne dealer to exhibit that
the school, Thursday night, business.
machine. I cleared out part o
March 21, at 8 o'clock.
"I learned," said Settles, "that my barn space and used that for
urged to attend
the greatest cost to the consumer farm machinery.
as the building of a fire house, was in distribution. That
the aver"The problem of selling was ancompletion of plans for a sur- age product is
vey of the water district and high overhead marketed with a other place where I cut deep and
that had to be effectively. It costs money to train
election of officers are important charged
back to the retail buyer.
a crew of salesmen, provide trans-features of the meeting.
"I am determined to streamline portation, pay commissions and
my business in such a manner bonuses and all of it com oufcof
POPLAR LEVEL AREA
HOLDS PARK MEETING that more of the customer's dol- - the customer's pocket.
"Then, too, I wanted the cuts- A mass meeting of residents of lar would go into quality and
tomer to be sold otthe merits of
the Poplar Level Road community buying safety.
This meant dealing in estab- - the article I carried and aoi
has been called for tonight at 8:30
at Holy Family School to discuss lished lines. . Lines that were through a salesman's Arguments:
ways and means of developing a njiuwn ior integrity, nign siana- i i aeciaea 10 aispeiise
ards and valid guarantees. This salesmen and to emphasize serv-wproject in that area.
the first step: To carry onlyiice instead. I would employ me
The land has been secured and
the purpose of the meeting is to such articles that were known to chanics fully familiar withthelr
secure the cooperation of church give .maximum service. I made work; mechanics who were spe-es, clubs and merchants of the contacts that would provide me cialists in installation and repahf
district and to plan for an active with stock that had a national re- - men whose knowledge of their
County Firm Adopts
Plan to Cut Overhead
played tomorrow. Championship
games will be played March 23.
All residents of Buechel are
urged to attend a mass meeting to
be held at the Hikes Graded
School, Friday evening, March
15, at 8 o'clock, by the Buechel
Volunteer Fire Department.
This is a regular meeting and
items of interest and importance
to Buechel citizens will be presented.
CANE RUN ELECTS
Cane Run community Recreation committee has selected Mr.
HHs-leCarpenter as the general
manager of the Spring Festival
and Fish Fry on April 27 at the
school grounds. The purpose of
the activities is to sponsor and
stimulate '.interest in recreation.
All of Jefferson County is invited
' ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. Bishop William T. Watkins (left) of Louisville, Ky., and Bishop Costen J. Harrell of Birmingham, Ala., were chosen
president and secretary, respecUvely, of the College of Bishops of the
Southeastern Jurisdiction of The Methodist Church in a meeting held here
at Hotel Dennis in connection with the six-dannual session of the
Council of Bishops. The Southeastern JurlsdlcUon includes nine, states.
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