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CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 13, 1919
An Extensive Program Has Been Arranged for the
Three Days Meeting Which Have Been
Held in Several Counties Over State
REV. KNUE ONE OF
Everything is. rapidly rounding into
shape for a big and successful three
day of sociability and pleasure during
the Farmers' Community Meetings to
be held in Hardinshurg. August 18th.,
18th., and 20th. These three day
meetings are being held in a number
of counties in the state this summer
and are attracting wide interest. The
U. S. Department of Agriculture, The
College of Agriculture, The Louis
ville Board of Trade, The State Board
MR. NAT SHELLMAN
HAS A PROMOTION
Head Paying and Receiving
Teller, Savings Dept. in One
of Louisville's Big Banks.
Nathaniel Shellman, formerly of
Hardinsburg, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.
D. Shellman. proprietors of the com
mercial Hotel, has been promoted to
head paving and receiving teller of
the Savings Department in the Lin
coln Savings Bank and Trust Com
pany, of Louisville, Ky.
Immediately after his discharge
from the army last December he be
came associated with this Bank and
Trust Company in a commercial way.
The Board of Directors and manage
ment of the Bank soon discovered he
was qualified for a more responsible
position. He wil have complete
charge of the paying and receiving in
'the savings department where a num
ber of people are employed and will
be under his supervision. It was thru
the efforts of Paul Compton, Secre
tary of the Lincoln Savings Bank &
Trust Company, that Mr. Shellman
made this connection, as Mr. Shell
man wis in the employ of Mr. Com
, pton before the war while in Hardins-
Mr. Shellman will have charge of
the handling of more than a million
dollars of the deposits of this bank
i and come in contact with more than
eight thousand of their depositors.
Killed -9 Rattle Snakes.
J. B. Jackson, of Mattingly, was in
Cloverport, Saturday and told a mir
aculous snake story. Mr. Jackson
said that Robert Sanders, of his
neighborhood, who was running a
thrashing machine of J. P. Keenan s
firm killed nine rattle snakes last
Big Type Poland Chinas
The Fanner's Hog.
I raised the pig that won first in the Pig Club
last year. I have them good enough to win
again this year, if properly fitted, and they are
priced worth the money too. These are the
kind of pigs that go out and make good and
please their owners.
In a few weeks I will he weaning some of the
best pigs that I have ever raised. See them be
fore you buy el.-ewb.ere. Here you get the pig
you buy; no drawing for choice, no lottery.
I -ell hogs and . satisfaction.
The sows of my herd oome from three of the
best hog producing states of the Union. I have
never let money stand between me and the hog
I wanted to improve my herd.
1 also have two males large enough for service
from a litter of ten, choice individuals, for sale
The pork barrel is the end of the hog. I have
the kind that fill it.
The sow pigs are all sold. Choice mail pigs tor
ale at weaning time.
VIC PILE, Harned, Ky.
of Health, The American Red Cross,
The Department of Roads, The
Knights of Columbus, The University
of Kentucky and other agencies are
cooperating in making the meetings
of great interest and value to the
counties in which they will be held.
The programs will take place
twice daily, at 3:00 P. M. and at 8
P. M. Motion pictures will be shown
every evening. Four or five reels of
Continued on page 6
Dr. B. H. Parrish and Mrs. Parrish,
of this city are the happy parents of
their first daughter, who arrived
Thursday. August 7, and who has
been named Mary Elizabeth Parrish.
Mr. and Mrs. Burl, Vincennes, Ind.,
are announcing the arrival of a sweet
little girl baby on July 31st. weighing
S lbs., and named Mildred Bernice
Little Miss Parson is the grand
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Tucker
Begins Subscribing For The
News At 80 Years Old.
Mr. Hiram Blair, 80 years old, who
lives on a farm near Tar Springs, was
in Cloverport. Saturday and came to
The Breckenridge News office to sub
scribe for the paper. Mr. Blair says
his wife is 84 years old and they are
both inveterate readers.
Mrs. Tousey Breaks Her Arm.
Word has been received here by
Miss Carrie Tucker that Mrs. Fannie
L. Tousey, of Somerset, Ky., fell
several days ago and broke her right
arm and suffered a severe sprain in
her shoulder. Her injuries were
caused from tripping on the stairway
and she is reported to be slowly im
proving. A New Corporation.
The Old Hickory Novelty Co., a
new corporation with a capital stock
, of $25,000 has been formed to manu-
facture handles of all kinds. The in
corporators are W. E. Foster, presi
dent; M. E. Ferguson, secretary; and
treasurer and J. L. Ferguson, general
Their plant will be located near
Stephensport. and will turn out 50
dozen handles a day. They will be
gin work as soon as they can get
their machinery installed.
W. M. U. MEETING i
AT WALNUT GROVE
Held in Connection With
Breckinridge County Bap
The annual meeting of the Breck
inridge county Baptist Association
will be held at the Walnut Grove
church, near Lodiburg, August
In connection with the Association
the W. M. U. will hold its meeting
and the program for the women is
Devotional - - - Mrs. A. VV. Crow
Welcome Address - Miss Allie Keys
Miss Meda Ditto
Mrs. S. E Jones
- - Mrs. J.
Report of Convention - Miss Morton
New Baptist Program
Address Mrs. S. E Jones
W. M. U. Auxiliaries - Miss Morton
Oive Them A Chance
- - Mrs. E. B. English
Home Grown Melons Scarce.
One of the fruits of the summer
season which Cloverporters have been
deprived of in late years is the water
melon. This summer the melons
have been unusually scarce especially
the home grown ones. Thursday
there were a few of the home grown
melons on the market sold by ped
dlers, and they were a rare treat.
Cantelopes have been equally as
scarce this year as have the water
melons. Sells 36 Gallons Beans At One Time.
Mr. L. C. Taul. a local insurance
agent, unquestionably knows how to
raise beans as well as writing insur
ance. One day last week. Mr. Taul
sold Mt gallons of string beans which
he grew in a small kitchen garden.
On During week of Aug. 25-30.
Need of a Method Enforcing
A state wide educational campaign
will be waged the week of August
:5-:i0, in every school district in Ken
tucky. Announcement of plans were
sent out by Mrs. Cora Wilson Ste
wart, Chairman of the Kentucky
Illiteracy Commission, to every
j County Superintendent and to every
County Illiteracy Agent today.
j Local speakers will tour the county
on August 25, :iti, IT and '-'8, and state
speaker sent by the Kentucky Illiter
acy commission will speak at the fin
al rally at the county seat on Friday
or Saturday following
The phases of education emphas
ized in this campaign will be the re
moval of illiteracy, increase of day
school attendance and better salaries
.for teachers. It is a joint camjaign
of the Kentucky Illiteracy Commis
sion and the County School Superin
i tendents' Association. The state
speakers will be announced later.
To Enforce School Attendance.
The need of some method of en
forcing school attendance after the
Kentucky Illiteracy Commission goes
out in July 11)20 has been voiced by
County Superintendents throughout
the state in letter to Mrs. Cora Wil
son Stewart. Chairman of the Ken
tucky Illiteracy Commission.
County Illiteracy AgenU, who are
aent out to direct moonlight school
work, have been acting as attendance
officers in the counties to which they
are assigned but as they have not
police powers their work consists in
the main of urging parents to send
their children to school. However,
leven with these more or less limited
powers they have been able greatly
to increase day school attendance
' and their work has shown what can
be accomplished by compulsory at
tendance officers, according to Mrs
City schools long have had attend
ance officers to keep the children in
school and rural schools also must
have similar officers if the compul
sory school law it to be made effec
tive, aaid Mrs. Stewart New Jersey
and Maryland and moat all progres
sive states already have attendance
officers and these states are shown far
in tlfe lead in daily attendance.
"No compulsory attendance law hat
ever been enforced without an at-
Work n LZruP' rMSl,
The brick foundation for the Clov
erport Loose Leaf Tobacco house.
has been completed and ready for
the cement flooring which will pro-1
bably be started in a few days The j
warehouse will be a brick structure
MM as near fireproof as it can be
built. It will be quite an addition to
Cloverport both as to its appearance
and the business it will be the means
of bringing to the town
Mr. Boyle, the local manager, hopes
to have it completed nr.. I ready to
receive either in the late fall or early
HAS A RIG CROWD
Show Not Up To Standard On
Account Of Suffering Losses
For the first time in fifteen years.
Cloverport had a circus on Thursday
of last week Gentry Gros.. famous
day and pony show exhibited here
and their coming brought the usual
circus crowd. Many country people
'came in early in the morning and
brought their picnic lunches.
The circus tent was pitched in the
East End of town in what was form
erly the Miller Brick yard. The
crowd began early to line the streets,
waiting in keen anticipation for the
"mile long parade" which was so ex
tensively advertised. But on account
of the circus train being delayed in
getting here, the show people could
not manage to erect the tent and give
the parade all before the afternoon
performance so the crowd was great
i The afternoon and evening per
formances were largely attended. The
show in itself was very good but the
tent furnishings were so deteroiated
that it detracted largely from the per
forming. The manages said that
Gentry Bros suffered such heavy
losses last year on account of the war
that they were not able to replenish
their furnishings as they should.
To Manage Well With
A Little Is Not A
It is a sign of a good chauffeur
...when you see him turn his car
around in the little room of a
One must study hard to do a
thing cleerly in .1 small space-or
with scant means.
Taking good care of a small
sum. saved week by week, has
been in thousands of cases the
foundation of a large fortune.
It has been frequently stated
during the recent war that many
battles were lost and won back
in the last half of day of hard
The saying of Captain Law-
rence: "Don't give up the ship,"
has redoubled the efforts of men
in a struggle and turned the tide
of disaster to success. We are
never done trying to win out.
(Signed) John Wanamaker.
MRS. M. CORNWALL
SUCCUMBS AT 77
Widow of Wm. Cornwall Leav
es Five Children. Remains
Sent To Campbellsburg.
i Irvington, Aug 11. (Special) Mrs.
Mary B. Cornwall, widow of Win.
iT. Cornwall died Thursday morning
'at 7 o'clock after an illness of four
I weeks. Mrs. Cornwall was in her
seventy-seventh year. She is surviv
ed by the following children. H. E
Cornwall, El Paso. Texas.; J. M.
Cornwall, Mitchell. Ind.; Mrs. E. R.
Turner and Mrs. Nell McClintick, of
Louisville, and Miss Mary H. Corn
wall, cashier of E. H. Shellman's
Bank. The body was taken to Camp
beltlburg, lud, Friday morning for
YOUNG COUPLE MARRIED.
The marriage of Miss Bessie Mae
Adams and Julius Nolte Whorley,
both of this city took place m Can
nelton, Wednesday, July 6
Mrs. Whorley is the daughter of
Mrs. Ida Adams, and Mr. Whorley is
the son of Mrs. Jake Weatherholt j
tendance officer and it is high time
' that Kentucky schould take her place
I along with other state where com
pulsory attendance is being enforced,
said Mrs Stewart.
Given By Federal Reserve
Banks To Encourage Thrift
And Buying Of W. S. S.
Banks of the Kentucky Federal Re
serve District are sending in rush or
ders for the hand grenade hanks
which the War Savings Organization
Division is soon to distribute through
the hanks to the school children of
Cnder the scheme adopted by the
Kentucky banks they will "lend" gre
nade bank to any child under seven
teen years old who applies for it. To
secure ownership of the grenade bank
the child will be required to earn
enough money to purchase one War
Savings Stamp, and take the money
to the institution where the grenade
bank was secured and buy a War
The childfelkill be allowed the
entire summer to do the work and
they will be required to surrender the
grenade bank unless they purchase a
War Savings Stamp before October
1st. This plan has made it possible
to allow the child the use of the gre
nade bank to save his pennies and
dimes, while he is accumulating
enough to buy his War Savings
After the re-opening of school and
after all the qualifying children have
been supplied, the hand grenades will
be given to persons over seventeen
years who purchase three or more W.
The hand grenades which are the
highest development of the time
honored weapon, are transformed in
to thrift agencies by the simple pro
cess of clearing out the explosive
chamber, cutting a slot through
shrapnel casting which is the body of
the grenade, and substituting a re
movable screw for the base of the
casting. The grenade bank will hold
HO pennies or 100 dimes. With the
exception of these changes the gre
nades remain in the exact form de
signed for their original purpose Ac
cross the face of the grenade bank
appear the words "Buy VV. S S."
TO FEDERAL ROAD
Uen. DuFont bends Lou. Auto
Club $25,000 For Louisville
Pad ucah Highway.
"Willing to give a mile, pro
vided the entire route is sub
scribed and provided there is no
monument connected with it."
Boosters for the Louisville-Faduc-
ah highway were electrified yesterday
by the receipt of the above telegram
from Gen. T. Coleman du Pont, of
Wilmington. Del., informing them
that he will suscribe $:J",000 toward
the fund which is being raised here to
help out Meade and Breckinridge
counties, which are unable to rais
the amount allotted to them.
The telegram resulted in a number
of persons and firms declaring their
willingness to do just a little better
than they had done before, increasing
their subscriptions and announcing
that the entire amount required, $'0.
000 be raised and the work of building
the .".00,000 highway be undertik
en. Of the $(to,000, which had to be
secured $7:.', 000 has now been sub
Appeal Made Monday.
General duPont was appealed to
last Monday night by Dr R. R. El
more, chairman of the roads' commit
tee of the Louisville Automobile Club.
An answer was received yesterday
morning from General du Pont's sec
retary, saying General du Pont was
on a yatching trip. A few hours later
the wire bearing the good news that
the appeal had not been made in vain
was received and everybody was
One of the first men the message
was transmitted to over the telephone
was Rodman Wiley, state commis
sioner of roads, who has been untir
ing in securing the necessary funds
required to secure state and fede'.tl
aid He immediately announced he
would leave it to General du Pont u
designate where the particular mile
of the road which he intends to pay
for. shall be constructed and also as
to what paving material he desires to
In view of the extended experience
General du Pont has had in the con-
truction of roads he probably will
leave all details to those in charge of
actually constructing the highway.
Firm Against Monument.
While Dr. Elmore's suggestion that
Kentucky was willing to erect a mon.
SERVICE FOR ONE
OF WAR HEROES
Pvt. John H. Drane, Who Died
in Coblenz, June 30, From
An Appendicitis Operation.
Kirk. Ky.. August II. (Special)
A memorial service was held here
Sunday afternoon at I o'clock in hon
or of Pvt. John H Drane of the Vet
erinary Evacuation Section No. ,
who died in the Evacuation Hospital
27. and was buried with full military
honors in the Coblenz, A E. F. cem
etery. Pvt. Drane was taken ill with an
attack of acute appendicitis and ad
mitted to the hospital on June 22.
An operation was performed but the
disease had advanced to a stage be
yond control. He died June .10 He
was the son of Mrs. John McLymer,
of Kirk, who survives him.
Ice Cream Supper.
There will be an ice cream supper
at Molt. Ky., Saturday evening. Aug.
10 for the benefit of the church A
cordial invitation is extended to
F. ENGLISH LOSES
RIG STOCK RARN
Caught Fire Early Tuesday
Morning At His Farm In
A large stock barn containing $000
worth of new hay. 7 mules and I
horses, burned at -' :I10 o'clock Tues
day morning on the Dixie Hill Stock
Farm. Skillman, Ky.. which was own
ed by Mr. and Mrs. I-'rank C. English,
of this city.
Mr. Knglish was notified at his
home here by friends in Skillman, of
the fire and he went to the farm im
mediately but got there too late to do
any good. The orgin of the fire is
not known, unless it was caused by
spontaneous combustion of the new
hay. The barn was insured.
Visitors From Illinois.
Mr. Ben H. Wilson and grand
daughter. Miss Bessie Elmore, of
I Jacksonville, III., arrived in Kentucky
last week to visit, Mr. Wilson's old
home in Breckinridge countv. He
reports that crops are looking fine in
"Corn Cracker" State and he is well
pleased with his adopted home
Mrs. Kemper Returns From Overseas
Big Spring. Aug. 11. (Special) B.
S Clarkson leaves in a few days to
meet his sister. Mrs. Kemper, who
will reach New York,
I Mrs. Kemper has been in Canteen
service overseas since the first of the
year. She with her brother will re-
main in N'ew York City for two
weeks and from there they will go
to Atlantic City for a fortnight before
returning home. Mr. Clarkson will
make a business trip to Virginia while
in the East.
It's Good To Be Born
Lucky And Friday A
Last Friday was truly a lucky
day for the editor of The Breck-
enridge News and his family. On."
that one day he had presented to
him the champion tomato of the
season ana six large, lucious
Postmaster C. E. Lightfoot
raised the prized tomato. It
weighed two lbs. and was of the
Ponderosa kind. The postmaster
challenges anyone who has raised
a tomato as large as this to bring
it to him and see what he has
to say then.
Mr. Ed Pate, who seldom fails
to b ring the editor some of his
best peaches every year, brought
a half dozen of the Alberta peach-
es that were most too pretty to
eat for a minute anyway.
The editor, being a man of no
small appetite believes it's good
to be born lucky, and as to Kri-
day being an unlucky day, '.is
susperstition about that has all
The seed of every great fortune in
America today was the Saving Habit.
ument in honor of the great road
builder and capitalist was meant welt
it did not appeal to General du Pont,
who made it one of the conditions
under which he would give the &,-
00 ked or th no monument be
erected Louisville Herald.