THh MOUNTAIN EAGLE, VVKITESBURG. KENTUCKY
THURSDAY, NOV. 13, 1952:
PARATROOPER COLLINS Ashcraft-Phipp- s
NOW IN ALASKA
On November 4, 1952, at
6:00 p. m. Miss Shirley Lee
Army paratrooper Pvt.
THE COUNTY NEWSPAPER
James P. Collins Kona has Phipps, of Dunham, Jarrived in Alaska for the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.of D.
AND THE NEON NEWS
Webb, became the bride
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borne Regimental Combat the Reverend D. D. Moore
Entered as second class mail matter August 28, 1907, at the Postoffice at Whitesburg, Ky., Team of the 11 Airborne Divi- officiating.
under the act of Congress of August 9, 1873.
The couple will make their
sion, he made the trip from
Fort Campbell, Ky., by air. home in Cleveland, Ohio,
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The troop movement, called where the groom is employed
his guilt in such a case- However, the "Operation Long Haul," was as a welder with the Boom
stranger who was fined seemed to be an up the largest and longest airlift Boiler and Welding
standing citizen who was definitely clean, of men in history.
"Warm Wind" is designed
sober, and decent.
The Eagle's side of the question is mere- to give soldiers and airmen
Countian with Michigan license
plates on his automobile was arrested and ly facts and all we intend to say is that experience in the defense of
tined on a speeding charge Thursday morn- arrests in the county have definitely been lAllaska. Before the exercise
ing of last week while passing through Let- stepped up in the past few months. The best begins, each man will receive
cher County on-- his way to Pikeville to visit way to measure the increase in arrests is to a thorough arctic indoctrinalook at the jailer's allowance for care of tion to familiarize him with
a niece who had been stricken with polio.
prisoners, as paid out by the County Clerk's the techniaues of survival in
His fine in Magistrate's court here was ottice.
ten dollars and cost, a total of
An ammunition bearer in
The Circuit Court docket has been light
speeding through a school
during the past term of court and could not Company E, Private Collins
his departure from court, the man account
give the entered
came to The Eagle office and complained jailer's figures big we have so we'llreminding ber 1951. the Army in Decemas
that he hadn't been treated right by the that the jailer isn't being put up as a party
arresting officer, whom the stranger accused to fee grabbing or anything since
he must ad- CPL- BOWENS SERVES
of operating a speed trap.
mit all prisoners brought to his jail and he WITH 2nd. DIVISION
Both the stranger and a travelling com- is given so much money for the care of each
tArmy Cpl. Has Bowens Jr.,
panion, his wife, claimed their car had not prisoner . . . including food, etc.
whose wife. Pansv. lives on
been going at an excessive speed and they
Us our complete
Here's how the allowance had increased: Route 2, Clintwood, Vas re
had no idea they were in a school zone or that May 14,
June 11, 1952 $433-3- ; cently arrived in Germany
moving facilities . . .
a car which almost ran them off the road be- July 26, 1952 $524-90and is now serving with the
August 12, 1952
longed to an officer of the law. The man $819-06Sept. 9, 1952 $916.70; Oct. 7, 1952 2d Armored Division.
claimed he had passed the officer's car and $964.60; Nov. 10, 19521001.00. Notice that Part of western EuroDe'sl
the officer had given chase and almost crowd- within a six month period the amount paid NATO Army, his unit is conPIANO MOVING
ed him off the road in eagerness to make an out for prisoner care more than doubled, in- ducting training exercises in
dicating a big increase of arrests. Yet the the U. S. Occupation Zone of
Meade Transfer Co.
The arrested man said he appeared in court dockets are smaller than they have Germany. Called the "Hell
Neon Phone 2113
court and confessed to the charge so that been in years and only an average number of on Wheels" Division, it was
he might pay his fine and get on to Pikeville indictments were returned by the October the first American outfit to
Whitaker on U. S. 119
and his niece. After paying the fine, he be- Grand Jury.
enter Berlin as World War II
came peeved at what he thought had been
We find that most of those additional neared its end.
mistreatment. He claimed his Michigan tag arrests were for misdemeanors and were proCorporal Bowens served in
had perhaps accounted for his arrest.
cessed through the lower courts- Many were the Marine Corps during
The Eagle published the man's story, for speeding and disoderly conduct and of World War H and entered the
and merely stating that "A course, drunkenness. Fines varied from one Army in January 1951.
Perry Countian on his way through (Letcher dollar and costs to ten dollars and costs in Since entering the Armv. the
complained of a most of the speeding and passing school bus Corporal has served in the
County to Pikeville
Letcher County speed trap which within offenses.
Korean fighting and has been
less than a half hour had him arrested, and
We noticed also that there has been an awarded the Korean Service
fined $25-5for speeding through a school increase in speeding and passing school bus Ribbon, the UN Service Rib
zone." Notice that The Eagle in no way arrests in the past six months.
bon, the Good Conduct Medal
i "tit. nwmrwiij
accused anyone of operating a speed trap
and the Purple Heart for
and did not vouch for the innocence or guilt
wounds received in action.
of the driver.
However, upon being criticized by a
couple persons who claimed The Eagle was
picking on them, a reporter began to dig inAbout this time every year, we here at
to records to see if perhaps a speed trap or The Eagle begin expecting and dreading the
traps for excessive fee grabbing might exist fires we will have to write about. In fact,
in Letcher County. We don't say that such we have written about so many fires that
practices as operating speed traps do exist we fear for our own homes every time the
but .there are a lot of complaints from fire whistle sounds here in Whitesburg.
citizens who travel our highways.
One fire is invariably followed by at
We all know the kind of reputation a least two others in a series which never seems
county gets if everyone caught for a minor to fail. The grouping of fires in such a manlaw violation is jerked up and fined. Of ner has been brought to our attention time
course, we don't advocate letting anyone and again by Fire Chief Day until at the preswhiz through our county in direct violation ent we are expecting a couple fires to break
of the law. However, in minor cases in- out in our immediate vicinity since we had
volving visitors in our county, our courts a bad fire at the mouth of Cowan only last
could show a little leniency and not be too Friday.
eager to levy a fine. We want visitors to
That fire destroyed a man's business as
leave with a good taste for Letcher County.
well as his store building and the cause was
BEFORE with expert advica em
Going back to the case of the Perry one with which we are
the right kinds of insurance.
Countian. we cannot say the Judge was at faulty flue. The greatest majority of fire
fault for fining the man, since the stranger stories we write usually mention a faulty
A FT SR with quick help in
confessed to the charge. However, he could flue as cause of the blaze. Which leads us to
have questioned the man and learned just strongly urge home and business owners to
all just claims.
what had happened instead of levying a fine check their flues for faults before a long
without investigation. The Judge should also hard winter sets in and many dangerous
Protect what you hav
know if the officer in question is operating flames will climb our chimneys.
IM m afcow you huut
speed traps in the county and if he nds
IA11 local fire chiefs are more than glad to
that such a practice does exist, he should help in checking homes or business houses for
have it stoppedfire hazards, since elimination of such hazLooking on the officer's side of the affair, ards makes for fewer fires and an easier job
we know it is easy to become indignant when for these fire chiefs. Why not call in your
having been arrested or fined and a person fire chief and have him check your premises.
never seems to think he is guilty or will admit Remember, it's better to be safe than sorry.
LETCHER INSURANCE AGENCY
MEN IN SERVICE and Airways Communication eighth1840, Kentucky was the
largest state in
Service Squadron where he is United States, on. the basisthe
SGT. LEFTRIDGE SPENBS
a Control Tower Operator at population.
FIVE DAYS IN JAPAN
'the air base flight line.
Sgt- Ralph L. Leftridge, son
of Mrs- Mary L. Couch.
Sgt. Marvin E. Nielson, of a
recently spent five Big Sandy, Montana, has a
days in Japan on a rest and
Station Com i
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The Mountain Eagle,
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aidman, entered the Army in mers await transferral from
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FROM ENGINEER SCHOOL
Pfc. Eli D. Ison, son of Mr.
AT GERMAN BASE
Airman 2nd Class Renny R. and Mrs. George Ison, Osca-loosPlease mail The Eagle to:
Ky., recently was gradSmith, son of Mr. and
uated from the Army EngiE. Smith, Whitesburg,
Kentucky, arrived at Wies- neer School in Murnau. Germany.
baden Air Base, Wiesbaden,
Germany this week. ,Here he The use of mines, booby
is scheduled to serve a tour of traps and explosives was
duty with the U. S- Air Force taught in the course he completed.
Ison entered the Army in
Whitesburg High School, en- September 1949 and is now
listed in the Air Force in Aug- serving as a demolition specialist in Company B of the
ust 1951, at Lexington.
At present he is assigned 1402d Engineer Combat Batfor duty with the 1947th Air talion in Germany.
Eagle Notices Increase
In Arrests For speeding
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