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KEXTTCK IAXA REVIEW THE COURIER-JOURNAL, LOUISVILLE, SUNDAY MOKMMJ, JANUARY 18, 1953. PASSING SIIO W SECTION 3 r SOUTH CENTRAL Two prisoners escape from the Seottsville Jail, hut return 24 hours later without an explanation. P.OWI.INn fiR KEN. Prisoners Escape Two Alien County prisoners escaped from the Seottsville Jail by breaking a lock on a window, forcing aside a protective screen, and .sliding 25 feet to the ground on a pipe. Less than 24 hours later the prisoners returned without explanation. Armed Robbery Charged Edwin A. Wood, Fort Campbell soldier, and Perry R. Joseph, 21, both of Zion, 111., are charged with holding up a service station near Hopkinsville. Both waived armed-robbery charges, as well as car-theft accusations, to the Christian County grand jury. Both are being held without bond on the armed robbery counts. About $187 was taken in the robbery, according to the service station attendant. Deaths Miss Mary Rebecca Gillespie, 47, Franklin lames Clinton Smith, 30, Franklin. . . . Mrs. Roy Gentry, 39, Bowling Green, at Nashville. . . . Mrs. Sarah Foindexter Hayes, Rl, Hopkinsville. . . . Mrs. Dora Wells Withers, 86, Kirkmansville. . . . Mrs. Frank Snodgrass, 91, Smiths Grove, at Bowling Green. . . . Samuel Thomas Pedigo, 78, Bowling Green. . . . Mrs. Lucy Jane Duvall, 93, Bee Spring, Edmonson County. . . . Charles G. Gouvas, 57, Bowling Green. . . . J. W. Massey, 77, Franklin. . . . Staiar Montgomery, 77, Cave City. . . . Mrs. Betty Ellis Parrish, 82, Cave City, at Glasgow. . . . Mrs. Rosie Colter, 78, Glasgow. . . . Jim Bradley, 75, Seottsville. . . . Caleb Houston Barton, 79, Holland, of Allen County. . . . Francis Smith, 59, Bowling Green. . . . Edgar B. Kingery, 58, Glasgow. . . . Tierce Gott, 53. Sunnyside. Route 1, at Bowling Green. . . . Mrs. Laura C. Hamby. 68, Bowling Green. . . . Harry Harwood, 48, Holland. . . . Mrs. Anna Trimble Harris, 85, Franklin. . . . Lapo Webster, 67, South Hill, Butler County Rex Brooks, 37, Park City, at Louisville Mrs. Vivian Leota Ferguson, 31, Bowling Green Miss Eula Edna Downing, 45, Seottsville. . . . Miss Ada L. Boulton, 52, Bowling Green. . . . Lawrence B. Corbitt, 46, Bowling Green Route 2. . . . Mrs. Elsie Fleming, 56, formerly of Butler County, at Indianapolis. . . . Clarence Johnson, Auburn. . . . Mrs. Josephine Neill Peay, 74, Browning community of Warren County. . . . James W. Frazier, 80, Route 2, Glasgow. . . . Loren K. Brown, 29, formerly of Munfordville, in highway accident near Tip Top. 10 4- n 1 l I "XJ" TtM", Paradise Collieries in Muhlrnherg County has recently built this tipple lo he usel in connection with strip Green River OWENSBORO. Two Die In Crash A Greyhound bus driver and a bus passenger were fatally injured when a truck-trailer and the bus collided on U. S. 60 near Sullivan, Ky. Ten persons were injured, all of them bus passengers. The dead were Melvin McComas, 38, Evansville, Ind., the bus driver, and George Kardell, 50, Eugene, Ore., the passenger. Kardell died in an Evansville hospital several hours after the accident. The driver of the truck-trailer, Clayton Burnette, Paris, Tenn., escaped injury. The accident occurred when a motorist, Harold C. Knox, Tupelo, Miss., skidded on the wet road. Burnette, whose truck was pulling a 20-foot, low-bed trailer, attempted to slow down but his vehicle jack-knifed, swerving in front of the bus. New Plants In Prospect Four additional chemical plants and two aluminum plants appear likely to locate in Kentucky this year, the Central City Chamber of Commerce was told by David Cocks, Louisville, president of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. The occasion was the annual dinner of the Central City Chamber. Carl A. Reis, honorary president of the Green River Valley Citizens League, was named outstanding Central City man for 1952. He has led a 38-year fight for Green River navigation improvement and valley development. The outstanding-woman honor went to Mrs. Sarah Lake, active civic leader. Former Teacher Dies Miss Minnie Bourland, 78, formerly of Earlington, died in Seattle, Wash., from a heart attack. She formerly taught and was principal o Earlington school. She also had taught at Brunswick, Ga.; Iowa State College, and Shenandoah, Iowa, and Seattle. She retired 10 years ago. The body was returned to Earlington for burial. Bank Cashier Dies R. R. Riley, for many years cashier of the Citizens Bank of Hartford, died unexpectedly. Three Face Charges Two Madi-sonville youths arrested in Gary, Ind., were returned to Madison-ville to face charges of storehouse breaking. The two are Wayne Oakley and Robert Kirkwood. They are accused of entering the Claude Martin Gun Shop. Another arrested on the same charge was Billy Witherspoon. Cattle Group Elects The Western Kentucky Hereford Association, at a dinner meeting at Madi-'sonville, elected John Dixon, 'Howell, president for 1953. He ,, succeeds Dorris Lovell, Henshaw. ; Frank Rapier, Waverly, was elected vice-president, and William Maring, Princeton, was chosen secretary-treasurer. Mrs. Turley Dies Mrs. Eula Tandy Lewis, 75, formerly of Madisonville and Pineville, died at her home at Dawson Springs. Ashland. River Project Sponsored An-other attempt to secure canaliza- , tion for the Big Sandy River was made when Senator John Sherman Cooper introduced a bill , authorizing a public-works project for navigation, flood control, and power development along the Big Sandy River and the Tug and Levisa Forks of that stream in Kentucky, Virginia, and West Vir-ginia. Senator Earle Clements joined him in sponsoring the project. The project is tied in with a concentrated program to develop and industrialize the Big Sandy Valley that began last November with a "Town Hall" meeting of Eastern Kentucky civic leaders and sponsored by the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. This meeting was followed last week by another called by the Kentucky Agricultural and Industrial Development Board to further plans toward this end. Strike Ends A month-old strike at the Olive Hill plant of General Refractories Company ended when employees voted to accept a company proposal to end the walkout. The grievances concerned working conditions not contained in a company-wide contract agreed to last fall and signed by the management and locals at its other plants. Higher Ratio Sought Hearings will resume February 17 in the Citizens Telephone Company's request for increased rates in Northern Kentucky which would net about $310,000 annually. The ; company serves Campbell, Ken-too, Gallatin, Grant, and Tendle- Louisville. Drinking Combated Drastic changes in laws on the sale of alcoholic beverages were asked by the Jefferson County grand jury in an effort to combat drinking by minors. The changes sought' include: 1. No alcoholic drink, including beer, should be sold in Louisville or Jefferson County on Sunday. 2. County cafes should close at 1 a.m. to match the closing time of city spots. County spots now close at 2 a.m. 3. The delivery of beer to homes by groceries or beer depots should be stopped. 4. As in the city, it should be illegal in the county for adults to obtain alcoholic beverages for minors. Meeting Planned Bullitt and Hardin Countians will meet with Senator John Sherman Cooper sometime next month to talk over their complaints against the expansion of Fort Knox. The meeting probably will be held at Shepherdsville. The Defense Department seeks to add about 30,000 acres to the Fort Knox reservation. The opponents include persons whose homes are in the sought acreage and civic leaders who fear revenue losses. Force To Be Increased Jefferson County Tolice Chief Walter Layman said 10 men will be added to the force, bringing its membership to 130. The 10 will relieve present beat policemen for traffic duty, principally in the Dixie Highway area. TV Station No. 4 Louisville may have a fourth television station in operation in about a year. The Lexington. Marijuana Seized Five men, one a member of Nicholasville City Council, were held to the federal grand jury after narcotics agents announced that more than $50,000 worth of marijuana had been confiscated. The agents 'called the seizure the largest in Kentucky in 15 years. The men, according to the agents, had been furnishing marijuana to retail outlets in Detroit, New Orleans, and Florida. Other cities were probably being supplied by the peddlers in addition to those known, Agent Joe M. Grant said. Three of the men were arrested late Sunday night at Nicholasville. The others were arrested Monday in Lexington. The arrested men, held to he grand jury under bonds ranging from $500 to $5,000 each, were: Warren Miller, 42, serving his third term as Nicholasville councilman, described by Grant as the ringleader; John Overstrect, 22, and Smith Miller, 68, both of Nicholasville, and James L. Taylor, 36, arid Carl J. Brown, 28, both of Lexington. Polio Victim Honored Initiated into Thi Beta Kappa, national honorary scholarship society, was William Leonard Howell, 25-year-old University of Kentucky senior who was stricken with polio last October. The ceremony took place in the isolation ward at St. Joseph Hospital in Lexington, where Howell is confined to an iron lung. Officers of the U. K. chapter said they believed the ceremony marked the first time a Thi Beta Kappa key had been presented to a polio patient. Howell, who NORTHEASTERN ton Counties. The proposed new rates would raise from $5,125 to $6.00 the cost of one-party residential phones and from $14 to $18 that of business phones. City Officials Rapped The Kenton County grand jury recommended that City officials of Covington be indicted if the grand-jury room is not refurbished. Mayor John J. Moloney retaliated by directing City Manager George J. Schaeffer to charge rental for County and State offices "upon failure to find such contracts, agreements, and law which sustain the present position as to the use of this building by governmental agencies other than our own." The matter of the County paying rent for splice it A young widow commissioned a mason to inscribe on her husband's tombstone: "My sorrow is more than I can bear." Before the work was finished she married again, and the mason asked her if she still wanted the inscription. "Yes," she replied, "but just add the word 'alone' at the end." Reflections of Ralph in The News-Democrat, Carrollton. If the coming year turns out to be as beautiful as the calendar pictures show, we are in for a truly magnificent 1.2 months Little Blaze Says: in The Richmond Daily Register. A pony-tail hair-do looks best on a girl with a nice carriage. Raveltngs in The Corbin Daily Tribune. It is reported that there are over a thousand career women in the United States who have taken up law. It could no doubt also be reported that there are perhaps million women who lay it down, ft rilTI Courier Journal phots by Joieph landau mining operations along the Green River. Work on the new mining projects is expected to start ahnut March 1. NORTH CENTRAL THE BLUEQRASS .''?U'-'Jx-f:' :""fi Dr. Albert (. Stone Ends church council term was majoring in political science at U. K. until he was stricken last fall, attained an average standing of 2.6 during his time on the campus. A perfect, or all-A standing is 3.0. Church Foes Cited The existence of organized "bought-and-paid -for opposition to co-operative Christian work" in Southeastern states was brought to the attention of ministers attending the annual conference of the Kentucky Council of Churches in Lexington. Dr. Ernest J. Arnold, Atlanta, director of the Southeastern region for the National Council of Churches, said an industrialist occupies has been an issue between the officials for many years. The official County seat of Kenton County is Independence, but most County business is transacted in the offices in the Covington City Building. Deaths Jach Justice, 63, Pike-ville, coal operator and former district highway commissioner . . . Levi M. Kash, 85, Ashland, retired grocer, at Dayton, Ky. . . . Barney Hayden Adams, 84, Fleming County farmer . . . John W. Preston, 87, Paintsville, former State representative and former sheriff of Martin County . .-. Guy Dixon, 75, Wittensville, farmer . . . Tom Henry McClure, 89, West Liberty. . . Lewis Bowens, 70, Lowmansville, farmer. KENTUCKY ALL Federal Communications Commission last week granted a permit to the owner of WLOU to build a commercial television station. WLOU officials said it would be the first Negro TV station in the nation. It will be U.H.F. (ultrahigh frequency) and has been assigned Channel 41. Another Louisville station, WKLO, plans to have a U.U.F. TV station in operation on Channel 21 by June 1. Louisville's present stations are WHAS-TV and WAVE-TV. Both are high-frequency stations. Crash Kills Two The collision of an automobile and an Illinois Central passenger train at Vine Grove brought death to two Rineyville persons. They were Avery T. Raine, 74, driver of the car, and a passenger in the car, Mrs. Ruby A. Goodman, 43. . Car Kills Man Albert Holly, 65, Yatesville, Ky., died of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car at Louisville. The driver, Elmer Diess, 62, Lexington, was not arrested. Tolice said Holly walked into the path of the car. Improvements Sought The emergency room of Louisville's General Hospital itself is in need of surgery and medical care. A committee of doctors and hospital officials reported it should have more staff members, more space and equipment, and a small observation ward. Admissions to the emergency room over the post four years have increased 24,248. But during that time the only increase in staffing has been the addition of one doctor on 24-hour call. in the South had spent "at least $500,000 in the last 15 years purchasing opposition to all types of Christian work in this and other sections of the nation." He did not identify the industrialist by name. The ministers elected the Rev. Glenn Stephens, pastor of the South Frankfort Presbyterian Church, president of the council for the coming year. He succeeds the Rev. Albert G. Stone, Louisville. Bus Executive Dies Death claimed Thomas Woodson De-Zonia, 61, vice-president in charge of traffic for Southeastern Greyhound Lines, at his home in Lexington. He had been ill three months. DeZonia had been an official of the bus lines since 1933. Survivors include his wife, a daughter, Mrs. William M. Ma-han, Lexington, and two brothers, Clarence DeZonia, Spokane, Wash., and Gerald DeZonia, San Diego, Cal. Funeral and burial were at Lexington. Deaths Joseph P. Moore, 45, Lexington real-estate dealer, of a heart attack while seated in his parked automobile. . . . Samuel W. Dorsey, 90, retired Fleming County farmer. . . . Mrs. E. P. Benton, 64, Nicholasville, at Richmond. . . . Walter P. Waugh, 78, retired farmer, Paris. . . . Miss Lucy Argo, 80, Fleming County. . . . Letcher Christopher, 61, retired salesman, Lancaster. . . . Mrs. Zelma Dennis, 61, Richmond. . . . Mrs. Leona Ritchie Wagoner, 83, Carlisle, at Maysville. . . . Mrs. Mae demons, 87, at Stanton. . . . Mrs. Hattie Keith Spicer, 63, Lexington. INDIANA Indianapolis. Craig Inaugurated George North Craig, 43-year-old Republican from Brazil, was inaugurated as Governor amid colorful ceremonies at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. He was administered the oath by his long-time friend, Ralph Gregg, Indianapolis attorney. Harold Handley, LaPorte, was sworn in as lieutenant'gover-nor by Appellate Court Justice Donald E. Bowen. ' Craig has proposed a sweeping reorganization of State government, and stormy troubles are awaiting him in the Governor's chair. He already is locked in bitter battles with G.O.P. organization chairmen in four of the state's 11 Congressional districts. OVER to their husbands, that is. .4round Town & Countryside in The Russell County News. The trouble with some people is, they have a gall bladder for a heart. This Town That World in The Floyd County Times, Prestonsburg. Few would argue that Kentucky roads are not slipshape. Embrj Dust in The Breckinridge Banner, Hardinsburg. t Some men's idea of being strong is to steady the step-ladder while the wife paints the kitchen. The Ohio County Messenger, Beaver Dam. The girdle helps a gal to reconcile the difference between facts and figures. The Cave City Progress. An ad in a California paper says "Yard and yawn work wanted. No tools." Sounds like some of the odd-job help we have employed. Tht Hart County News, Munfordville. Purchase Tadccah. K. U. Sues Again Kentucky Utilities Company brought suit in McCracken Circuit Court seeking to invalidate a Paducah ordinance calling for an election on the question of municipal purchase of the company's Taducah power system. It was another chapter in the city's 12-year fight to operate its own electric system with T.V.A. power. In the suit, K. U. sought an injunction barring the city from placing the question before the voters at the November 3 election, this year. K. U. contends the law doesn't permit such an election until after a purchase price agreement has been reached by both parties. No such agreement has been effected. $600,000 Sought Three former Illinois Central Railroad freight conductors seeking $600,000 damages from the company for alleged injuries suffered in wrecks were enjoined by McCracken Circuit Court from bringing suit in a Chicago court. The trio, L. B. Broughton, J. H. Nelson and Clar-.ence Wagner, from Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties, said they would ask the Court of Appeals for a quick review of the case. Chief point at issue Mas whether a court could prevent a citizen in its jurisdiction from prosecut-' ing a case in an "inconvenient" court in another state. Purchase' Briefs Paducah's Mayor Robert Cherry asked $2,800 damages in McCracken Circuit Court for injuries he said he suffered when struck by an automobile in downtown Paducah. . . . Malcolm R. Boaz, Mayfield attorney, was named Graves County attorney succeeding 0. H. Brooks, who resigned. . . . Lt. Leonard Settles, Taducah fireman, crawled into a fire-enveloped room in a Paducah residence and saved the life of 2-year-old Theda Sue Roach, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ted Roach. . . . Fulton residents ' formed a City Beautiful Committee to clean up the "city's face." Deaths Mrs. Sophie Neuman, 94, mother of Fred G. Neuman, Paducah newspaper columnist and historian. . . . Mrs. Mary Lee Ashley, 86, Paducah. . . . F. L. Roberts, Paducah. . . . Mrs. Geor-git McClure, 83, McCracken County. . . . Mrs. Rosie Turner, 74, Paducah, at Cambridge, Ohio. . . . Mrs. Callie Gay, 83, Benton. . . . Mrs. Nancy Patton, 88, Kut-tawa. . . . Mrs. Isabelle Cornwell, 77, Faducah. . . . Mrs. Hattie Batts, 53, LaCenter. . . . Mrs. Morris Sholar, 66, McCracken County. . . . The Rev. Halford D. Byerly, 34, Baptist minister of Benton, at Louisville. . . . James F. Harris, 33, Marion. . . . Jewell J. Hodge, 73, Marion. . . . Mrs. Cordie McFarland, 41, Ballard County, at San Bernardino, Cal. . . . Mrs. Mattie Ann Farmer, 67, Oscar, at Cairo, 111. . . . Mrs. Mattie Stark, 83, Wingo. . . . Mrs. Mattie Hall, 81, Lyon County, at Russellville. ... J. Elwood Gresham, 76, Lyon County, at Truman, Ark. . . . Lafe Hildreth, 65, Lyon County. . . . Walter Barnes, 88, Lyon County. . . . Mrs. Mary Bolton, 76, Benton, at Detroit, Mich. . . , Mrs. Alice Smally, 79, Benton. . . . Calvin B. Campbell, 74, Clinton, at Memphis. These chairmen are being bypassed in the distribution of patronage by Craig. The Governor expects strong support for the government-reorganization program, however, from the G.O.P.-controlled General Assembly. , Schricker Through? Ia an interview at South Bend, the retired Democratic Governor Henry F. Schricker, after a few days as a private citizen, said he feels no urge to get into politics again. Til be 70 in August,", he said, "and a man of my age has no business seeking office again." Schricker was defeated when he sought to unseat United States Senator William E. Jenner of Bedford in last November's election. Lost Youth Found At South Bend, a 9-year-old boy who had lived most of his life as the son of a factory technician received a new set of parents in an emotional courtroom scene. An elderly judge, speaking in a husky voice, awarded the boy to an Ohio couple and ruled the youngster was their son who had been kidnaped in 1944. Thus the lad, known as Charley Joe Tipp, became Ronnie Thompson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Thompson of Dayton. Minutes later when Robert A. Tipp who had reared him through early boyhood sought to leave the courtroom, Charley Joe called, "Goodby, Dad." Charley Joe or Ronnie was believed to have been kidnaped by Tipp's former' wife, Lois, who is how confined in a Florida mental institution. Somerset. Stray Shot Fatal Edgar Mul-lins, 41-year-old Laurel County trapper, told State police that he believed a shot he fired at a bird in Jody's Bottoms struck Mrs. Roy Johnson, 30, London school teacher, and fatally wounded her. Mrs. Johnson's body was found in the driveway at her home near the swampland, lt was at first believed she had suffered a heart attack, but later the .22 caliber bullet wound was found. The bullet penetrated her heart. Mul-lins told State police that after he fired at the bird he heard a woman scream. The police quoted Mullins as saying he knew the bullet had hit someone and he became frightened and hid the rifle. The weapon was found after he had told police of firing the shot. Train Kills Youth A 15-year-old Pineville youth, Larry Lynn Ward, was killed when a jeep in which he was a passenger stalled .w(kp amfh Waximxpijmip SSQgfiXi (DO 0 (Z)Mzx?M I CEDED CLTD '453 ICTJSa 3&3 3EDf- SGil Omni) On HE) tmm ears m smwh Wm smv drctar. 'Uflivm "tizzzzztzzzitz mm 1 1 1 1 QtoQtom f f i if) I UuJJf'J 0 La SOUTHEASTERN on a railroad track and was struck by a Louisville k Nashville freight train. Fred Roark, Jr., 22, driver of the car, was hospitalized with numerous injuries. , According to Roark, he had crossed the track and was starting up a rise in the road beside the track when the car's motor stalled. The jeep rolled back onto the track and was struck broadside by the train, which Roark claims he had not seen. Ward is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ward, and one sister. Deaths James E. Baker, 25, Typo. . . . Ada Jenrietta Bugg, 79, Somerset. . . . Everett Goff, 35, Woodstock. . . . Deona Holcomb Barker, 76, Somerset. . . . Charlie Lawson, 65, Savoy. . . . Polly Mon-hollen, 67, Gatliff. . . . Lucille Scott Johnson, 30, London. . . . Hobcrt Lay, Williamsburg. . . . .Iame F.dwnrd Rradshaw. Union Chapel. . . . Anna Lee Chandlen Adkins, 83, Campbellsvule. . DD Q GO RHDG WOimO mm m ma mm fBsrejrjim ta. ftmjj (torn v s 1 1 n Bryant T. Siler, 74, Pleasant View, Kate Barton, 83, Watts Creek. . . . Grant Childress, 54, Williamsburg. . . . Matt Horton McWhorter, 56, Liberty Dolores Sparks Smith, 23, Breeding. . . . Mrs. V. Id Baker, 69, Burkesville. . . ,' Mary Jane Banks, 75, Columbia. . . . Abbie D. Reynolds Hammock, 79, London. . . . Nancy Abner, 76, Garrard. . . . Mae Abner, 45, Manchester. BIRTHSTONE RINGS1 Beautifully tot rinif, excellent gift, for all occasion!. Tin (liver and gold settings. from $6.50 VP Watchmaker, from Swifitrfanaf m '8 1 &TiYTi Or tomr- (Itrmi

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