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News Tha Big 8andy New will bring your advertising into mora home for tha aama monay than any othar papar In Eastern Kentucky t I Advrtllng I an Absolut Necessity to Every Buslnee. Th Circulation of tha Big Sandy Ncwa makaa It tha baat advartlaing madium I Q Aiti inveniam viam, aut faniam Voluma XXXVIII. Numbar 5. LOUISA, LAWRENCE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, OCTOBER 6, 1922. M. F. CONLEY and E. K. SPENCER, Publiahara 7 i ELECTRIC PLANT AND FREE MAIL DEUVERY HERE Propositions Submitted to City Council for Two Worthy Projects. The oily council met Tuesday even ing with the following present: Mayor L. F. Wellman, counrllmen Wilson Burton. Creel and Wellman. Clerk J, O. liurna, Attorney A. J. Oarred, treas urer J. B. Klnatler and Marshals Cy rua and Thompson. The resignation of Lfe Cooksey as councilman wu received and accept ed. T. B. Blllups was elected to nil his place. Mrs. Josephine Rice resigned aa as sessor and Will Hale waa elected. Postmaster I. W. See waa present nd told the council that Louisa, be ing a second claaa poatofflce, la entit led to free city delivery of mall, with two or three carriers. Hut before get ting the service It la necessary to have the bousoa numbered and street signs put up at tha corners. A proposition haa already been received for doing this work and It will be followed up to get the lowest price. A levy of 80c for each building requiring a number will be made. Mr. Dodge of Cincinnati, waa pres ent and presented a proposition to put tn an electric light plunt to aupply all the lights and power needed for Lou-' lea. Tha rate run from 8c to lie er kilowatt, dependent upon the amount of current used. The proposition will come up at the next regular meeting of the council. Mr. Dodge represents a syndicate of Cincinnati's strongest business men ' who are planning for Investments In electric, water and gas plants In the Big Handy valley towns. Louisa has long needed an electric light plant large enouah t lake care of all demands and It la hoped this can tw worked out on an equitable basis. The movement will be watched with Interest by tho citizens of Louisa. EIGHT YEARS ' FOR JACK BIGGS Carter County Man Sent Up by Lawrence Cir cuit Court. ' awisasisssss Tha Jury that tried Jack Biggs did not lose much time in making a ver dict when the case was placed In Its hands Thursday night of last week, tiullty eight years" was the decis ion. This result was expected by the large number of spectators who heard the evidence. To them It seemed con clusive that Jack Biggs was active in hiring an Italian to assassinate Chan. Duvall. The fact tluit the Dago's shots missed his Intended victim really does not lessen the criminal nature of the event, but It helps the guilty orun to get somewhat lighter than otherwise would be the case. The Italian was tried In Carter county and waa sen tenced to eight years. Then came the Indictment of four members of the Iilgga family and the change of venue to Lawrence county. The other cases were continued until the net term. Duval I waa acquit ted of the charge of murder for killing Dr. Hlggs at Olive Hill for alleged mistreatment of his daughter. The slain man was a borth er of tho Biggs quartette, defendanta In the oases named above. The motive ascribed waa revenge. Pipe Line is Being Extended to Catlettsburg The Cumberland F'ipe Line company Is laying a four Inch oil line from the pumping station four miles northwest of Louisa to Catlettsburg. It Is In tended to make an outlet for Law rence and Johnson county oil to the Ohio river where it may be loaded In tank barges. Also, the new refinery Just above Catlettsburg will be serv ed by this line. TOM NAPIER 8H00T8 BROTHER AT KENOVA Huntington W. Va Sept. 28. Tom Napier, 21, laborer, waa shot and ser iously wounded at 9:45 o'clock last night In toe doorway of the Kenova Jnll by his brother, Harvey Napier, Kenova policeman. Tho shooting, It was aald. was the result of a quarrel between the two brothers over another brother, who had been lodged In Jail on a charge of disorderly conduct. The Injured man waa rushed to the Guthrie hospital In Huntington where every effort waa boing made to save hi life. - His condition la critical al though attending physician expressed hope for hi recovery. MARRIAGE LICENSES. Wrn. R. WUcy, 26, to Gladys Boggs, 19. of Keaton. Charley Thompson, 21, to Inea Webb 14, of Fort Gay. Otlea Caldwell. 20, to Laura Well roan, 21, of Dlevln. Albert Blanton 20, to Jessie Daniel, 1R. of Henrietta. Pewey Blevlna, 24, to Marie Ball, 21, An "Artist" Who Does Not Hail From Louisa Louisa Is always glad to claim cred it for the boys who go out and make good, but haa no desire to stand for fellows who go bud and do not belong here. The following Item is In the daily newsapers. We never heard of Jack and therefore conclude that In addition to his accomplishing aa an "artist" he also is an artistic liar: New York. Sept. JO. Slipping his hands out of handcuffs Jack Waldo 19 years old, an artist of Louisa, Ky., today escaped from guards us he was being led Into the Yorkvllle court to be examined on a charge of suspicion of counterfeiting. Hurry Shannon, 28. years old, who said he lived in Okla homa, and who waa arrested with Waldo and John P. McOill, of Phlla delphla. on the same charge Wednes day, also broke away from guards hut was uapluiMl after a chase and a live ly (1st fight with detectives. The three were arrested after they had presented a II bill, raised to $5, to a taxlcab chauffeur. In their room on the East side detectlvea found fifteen ulleged counterfeit billa. TEN YEARS ON CHARGE OF RAPE Cleve Pruitt Gives Bond on Murder Indict ment. Oris Jordan, ago about 45, was con victed of rape by a Jury In the Law rence Circuit Court and given a sen tence of ten years In the penitentiary. The victim was Inn sister-in-law, Mrs. Ellsha Miles mother of three children. Her husliand was awuy from -home. Jordan went to the house early in the night and committed the crime. Jordan served part of a term in the West Virginia penitentiary, hut waa released upon the deathbed Miilcment r of a man exhonrrutlng hlni. j Cleve rrultt, Indict. d for killing his i father. Joe rrultt, has been allowed 1 t.ail In the sum of f.1,000 - - 1 Circuit court adjourned Thur; thin ttfk. Jftk HIkk wuh taken to Catlotts burtt W uwill action of tho court on tut ni'i'ful from the vi-rdlrt of eiKht ythnrn for coMKplrliiR to kill Chan. Du val I. COAL IS NOT MOVING FAST Inefficient transportation and gov ernment regulation are retarding the movement of coal to the markets. Mines do not get enough cars to keep them going more than a fourth of the time. The government orders have been modified to some extent, but then1 Is a shortage of good locomotives and cars. One of the most acute short ages of cars that the country has ever known Is now upon us. Henry Ford gave out a statement last week advising people to not buy coal, stating that there Is no shortage and that there Is enough coal above the ground to supply all needs. This is. i)t course untrue, but thousands of people are taking Henry's advice nod many of them will pay up for It next winter by failure to get enough roal or by paying higher iirlces than pre vail now. . DICK LAMB KILLED IN AUTO ACCIDENT rikevllle, Sept. 28. Dick Lamb, of RatllfTa creek, was killed early this morning when the auto he waa driv ing left the road on Ratllff' creek mountain and turned over several times. In the car with Lamb at the time were his father, Dow Lamb .and his brother, Arthur Lamb, neither of whom waa acrlously hurt The three men who were on their way to work In the vicinity of Plke vllle were Immediately picked up by another car and brought here for med ical attention where Dick Lamb ex pired within a few minutes. The deceased la survived by hla wife and Ave children. Hla aeven year old son was the vic tim of a tragic death from a rolling stone near hla home on RatllfTa creek a few months ago. Ashland Indepen dent. CHA8. J. HOWES WILL RUN FOR SEC. OF STATE Charlea J. Howes, Palntsvtllc, has definitely announced that he will be a candidate for the Democratic nomi nation for Secretary of State. Mr. Howe waa the Chief Clerk of the House at the lost session of the Leg Mature and I widely known all over Kentucky, Hla entry makes the sec ond from Eastern Kentucky, as Mrs. Mary E. Flanery, Catlettsburg, has stated that she would seek the noml nation for Secretary of State. LOTS FOR SALE. We desire to call attention to an ad vertlsement In this Issue by . Webb Holt and H. W. Bussey, offering ome dnslrable lot for sale in the Northup addition to Louisa. It will pay you to road this and to follow It up with an CONFERENCE OF M. E. CHURCH NAMES PASTORS Annual Session of Kentucky Conferences Makes Ap pointments for Year. Barbourvllle Ky., October 2. As signment of mlnistera of the Kentuc ky Conference of the Methodist Epis eopal Church waa announced here to day at tho conclusion of the annual conference. 11. A. Young, district missionary, (Southeastern district. Ashland District: 8. K. Hunt, district superintendent. Advance, lsiah Cline. Ashland, First Church, E. R. Overly. Second Church. , V. K. Fryman. C'atletlsburg. W. B. Foley. Kant Maysville K. M. Harrison. Klkhorn City, M. A. I'eters. (iallup. O. J. i'olley. (Jermantciwn, John R. Howes. Greenup, A. S. Oodby. Louisa, John Cheap. Martin, to be supplied. Maysville, Worth si. Peters. Mt. Olivet. Newton King Jr. Olive Hill, Alexander Kenner. I'alntsvllle, K. J. Keea. ralntsvllle Circuit, T. C. Morris. IMkevllle, A. H. Davis (.1. C. Rice.) KuMsell, O. W. Robinson (F. H. Dowdy.) Salt Lick, S. I). Wardrip. Salyersvllle, to be supplied. Sard Is J. F Hopkins. Tolesbolo, .1. II. Burden,' Vancehurg. V. F. Felts. V.'incchurg Circuit. S. II. (JoJl-y. Wnlllngford. J. O. Sparks. Woifplt. T. B. Ashhy. MIhh Clara Bridges and Mrs. Matt,e It. Itlcc, iniNMiunurlcN. 'f.ving-l.cxinirton District : Main Street, T. Ft. Slrntton. Trinity, I'. H. Trent. Ludlow W. H. Davenport. Cray. N. !!. (iriswald. LOUISA AND THE NORMAL SCHOOL ! All R e q u i r e m e n t s Met. Large Gifts Available Here, but Not for Morehead. Louisa met the conditions laid down by the law and the commission ap pointed to select the site for the new State Normal School .and she met thum before the time of the Lexing ton meeting in June, as demanded by the notices sent to all towns applying for the school. We acted In good faith and put over the big Job. With the ex ception of a very few citizens there was thorough co-operation and many sacrifice were assumed to carry thru the great enterprise. Some of the oth er towns have not yet complied with the requirements, according to reports from an investigation made along this line. There Is some credit due Louisa for making this kind of a showing. We honestly believe Louisa has advantages nn a school town over any of Its com petitors. These facts have been re cited and repeated in our columns un til we feel that It Is no longer nec essnry or desirable to describe them. We deem It proper, howevei, to again refer to the accessibility of Lou isa to the eastern and northeastern counties of Kentucky. The Norfolk & Western railroad Bklrts the border for 150 miles, from the southeast side of F'lke county to Greenup. It Is the only outlet for the eastern Dart of Pike, the largest county in the state. Practically all of Martin county comes out that way and a part through Richardson on the C. & O., 17 mllea from Louisa on the line loading to this place. The C. & O. traverses the valley from end to end, branching out at Ashland Into two lines, one to Central Kentucky and the othor through the Ohio river counties. If the school should be located at Louisa the Rockefeller Foundation would make It an Institution of which the State would Justly be proud. To locate the school at Mora head means th loss of a quarter million or half million dollar gift money from outside th State. , The school at Morehead would nec essarily be only a little "ono gallus" affair, struggling along and begging each Legislature for a little money and rarely ever getting any. Kentucky Legislatures don't give much money to state schools and when they do the Governor sometimes vetoes It The buildings offered by . Morehead as Its contribution are not adequate or de sirable. How would the school get money to build what Is needed? What would th psopls of Ken tucky say to those responsible for the loss of $250,000 or more and th infliction of another pauper in stitution upon them? It does not seem reasonable that any body of men would assume such a re sponsibility, and therefore we shall re fuse to believe they are going to do It until It Bhall have been done. NEW HOTEL PROPRIETOR. Mr. and Mra. W. E. Arnold have ta ken charge of the Louisa Inn. They came here from Plkevllle, from which point Mr. Arnold ha been working aa a travoling salesman. They come to Louisa with good recommendation. He Is Ushering War mr 3 m The asost recent picture of UuiUpha ICemal Pasha, leader of Turk ish troop who defeated the Creek and dragged England into a new war ta defense of Constantinople and the Dardanelles.. Keaaal Pasha ha proved bimscli to be a military fermia. The Normal School and The Big Sandy Valley Tho Ashland Daily Independent con tinues Its good fight for the location of the new Eastern Kentucky Stale Nor mal School in tho Big Sandy Valley. The following artical is taken from that paper: "In keeping with its plan to give the public full details of the merits of the Eastern Kentucky Normal School loca tion question, the Independent is of fering today a presentation of the facts which should govern the commission in its impending selection from a some what different angle. It has already been shown that the Kentucky Educational Survey Com mission, appointed by the governor un der un act of the legUlulure of 1920, specifically recummendfcd the location of the new Eastern Kentucky Normal School In the valley of the Big San dy. It was aiso ably and clearly point ril out that the "Ueneral Educational Itoard of New Vork City," more pop ularly known an the "ltockefelltr Foun uuiiuii'T not oniy fuiiy cuoctii rtu in the action of the educational commis sion, but stood committed to a dona tion of :.'.0,UU0 to the school, in the event that the recommendations as to location and plan were carried out. This donation is expressly not mude available in the event that the school is placed at Morehead. The responsibility of choosing the site of the school placed upon the commission recently appointed, is a heavy one. They have however, the distinct ad vantage of havtnt; tho exhaustive re port of the 1920 commission before them. From it they can gain informa tion prepared by a corps of experts, which they cannot secure by reason of their own efforts. Should they disagree with the decisions of those experts, they should at least be prepared to give to the people of Kentucky good and sufficient reason for such dis agreement. They must go back of the detailed Information given ill the re port of the commission and prove er roneous the facts upon which that re port was based. Especially Is this true if they should choose for reasons of their own, to se lect a location for the Eastern Nor mal School which is not only not in the Hlg Sandy Valley, but which would be of no more educational advantage to the population of that valley than would result if the establishment of tho school were abandoned entirely. The basic facta behind their decision and reports are then tho material which it Is hoped that this article will bring clearly before an Interested public- All Btudents of the question have agreed aa to the necessity of the new Normal Schools as expressed In the report of the Survey Commission: Under no circumstances should they at the outset be standard Normal Schools. They should be designed to prepare teachers for the rural schools of the respective districts. A simple single, course of study not more than three years in length for elementary school entrants would for the present suffice; but the course should be made thorough as far as it goes and should from the first to last be controlled by the needs of rural teachers. A gradu ate desiring to advance further should be admitted at Richmond or Bowling Green and should be able to complete a i advanced course Lh two years." In brief, as fur as our section of the state la concerned, this school Is to be suited to the needs of the young moun tain men and women who are to All the place of teachers In the rural schools of the mountain counties. Let us consider first the territory which the school is to serve. A brief study of any good railroad map of Kentucky will reveal the fact that the mountain districts of the state are served by three main lines of rail road which offer at present the only means for continuous travel for any distance. There are the L. & N. which cuts Into the southeastern Kentucky by way of Corbln and which furnish es connection between that section -of the mountains and tho eastern and northeastern counties only by a round about and Impractical route the Lex lngton division of the C. & O. which connects Lexington and Ashland and which serves the counties of Boyd, Carter and Rowan; and the Big Sandy division of the C. & O. which is the nearest railroad line In the state fur the people of Lawrence, Johnson, Mar tin, Magoffin, Floyd and Pike counties. It la obvloua that the new Normal School which Is to serve this section Back Into Europe must be placed upon one of these rail road lines. In determining the com mission of experts during their survey to recommend the Sandy Vailey sev eral very obvious facta played a part. The L. & N. territory was at once eliminated because it could serve only a corner of this section without giving prospective Btudents a chance to reach a location without much more of a Journey than would at present be re quired to reach Richmond. It is pos sible for the people of Carter, Rowan, Menifee Morgan and Elliott counties to reach Morehead on the Lexington division of the C. & O. with as great ease and facility as they could enjoy by traveling to any other point. Ac cording to the 192U census, the total population of these counties was 63, 125. In the Sandy Valley there are entire ly and exclusively dependent upon the Itig Sandy division of the C & O. for railway outlet Into the state the fol-iG'A-'.r.s counties: Lawrence, Johnson, .Martin, Magoffin, Floyd and Pike. Their .aggregate population was 135. 6X2. And while the population of the Lexington division territory mentioned a'oove has had no unusual increase during the paHt two years the Sandy Valley through the development of Its rich resources, has received thousands of new Inhabitants. The river counties of Boyd, Greenup and Lewis could send their young prospective teachers with almost equal euse to either point. It is unfortunately true that the loca tlon of the school at Morehead would place it practically out of reach of the large and growing population of the upper Sandy Valley. It would be nec essary for the prospective student to crime to Ashland and after a long wait travel back into the state on a parallel line with the valley down which he had Just traveled. True, a similar although smaller difficulty would face tho native of Rowan or Menifee coun ties, should the school be located even In the lower Sandy A'alley, but, in the face of the' comparative population data Just given, the only admissable plan would be the adoption of the rule "the greatest good to the great est number." Thus have been , briefly compared the possible locations for the school and the reason which in all probability prompted the survey commission ap pointed by the governor to recom mend the establishment of the school in the Sandy Valley. And who In the face of the facts Just quoted, could fairly decide otherwise and best in formed of our public servants, reas onably disagree with that obviously correct decision? Wo shall not discuss at this time the comparative merits and shortcom ings of the towns which have offered themselves as locations. Their claims have been openly presented and criti cised. The object of this particular article does not lead Into these mat ters. It seems only to put before the public and the gehtlement of the Nor mal School site commission the facts and figures given, with a respectful yet urgent request from the people of Eastern Kentucky that they answer fully and publicly the question put at the conclusion of the preceding para graph. Nor Is It the Intention of this ar ticle to conclude with hasty and heat ed refutation of current report which questions strongly the integrity of the Intention of some of the 'school site commission members. But should fa vor of Morehead as a site without sat isfactory and sufficient answer, pub licly made, to the questions put above, tho public must perforce arrive at a conclusion, which events in Westorn Kentucky and developments In con nection with the expected decision here have already brought perilously near." ' (The above article omits the Impor tant N. & W. railroad outlet for Mur tin county and eastern Pike county. Ed.) LAWRENCE FISCAL COURT IN SESSION THIS WEEK The regular Bcml-annual term of fiscal court convened Tuesday with Magistrates R. W. Vinson, Sam Butler, M. V. Frailer. Silas Jobs. Add Skeens, V. B. Shortridge, Parish Sparks and Warren Castle present On account of the Illness of Judge Spark, R, W. Vin son was elected to preside. The consideration of claim 1 the chief business before the court DEATH COMES SUDDENLY TO WILLARD L. HAYS Louisa Oil Contractor Pass es Away on the Road to his Work. The body of Wlllard L. Hays was found on top of a hill In Magoffin county, near Falcon, last Friday morn ing. It was evident that he had died nearly two hours before the body was discovered. Heart trouble or apoplexy is supposed to have been the cause. ' He had left the house where he and his wife were living, after eating heartily of breakfast, and being appar ently in good health. He went alone and climbed a steep hill, on his way to oversee the work of moving an oil rig. His son, Will, and other men were waiting for him when S. 8. Flutt er discovered the body and called to the son. who waa not far away. Tho body was brought to Louisa Saturday morning and was taken to the home of M. F. Conley, where the funeral was held on Sunday. The burial took place In Pine Hill ceme tery Sunday afternoon. The funeral waa conducted by the Masonic fraternity, as Mr. Hays wag a member of the Blue Lodge, Chapter and Knights Templar. The Ashland Commandery sent four escorts and a beautiful floral offering. Dr. Jernigan preached a very appropriate sermon. There waa a large audience present to pay respects to the deceased and to comfort the bereaved. Many flowers were sent by friends here and else where in testimony of the high esteem in which he was held. Mr. 'Hay Is survived by the wife, two daughters Mrs. Jake Thompson and Mrs. Arthur Staley, and two sons. Will and Homer, the latter 19 years oid, the youngest of the family. Also, his father Hezeklah Hays and three sisters and seven brothers survive. Mr. Hays was a successful oil well contractor, of the firm of Hays & Muncey. For two years or more they had been drilling for the Petroleum Exploration company in Magoffin county. Previous to that he had com pleted contracts for the same com pany in Lee county. He knew his bus iness thoroughly, having worked his way up from the bottom. His reputa-. tion for honesty was of the highest order. He moved to Louisa several years ago from Floyd county. His wife died not long afterward. In April, 1921, he married Miss Annie Skeens, of Louisa. He was In hla 47th year at the time of his death, and Is the first one of his father's large family to be taken.. He had always been a strong man and his death came very unex pectedly and was a great shock to family and friends. NORMAL SCHOOL BODYTOCONVENE O'Rear Is to Call a Meeting of State Commission in a Few Days. The Courier-Journal of Wednesday says: A meeting of the Normal School Commission will be called In the next few days. Judge E. C. O'Rear. chairman, said last night over long distance telephone. Alex G. Barret of Louisville and. Judge Earl W. Senft of Mt. Sterling, who inspected the five site offered at Murray for the new Western tscnooi, will make their report to the commis sion at this meeting. Discussion of the ' towns for the new Eastern School -probably will be renewed. The com-' mission adjourned September 1 with, the vote 4 and 4 for Morehead andS I'alntsvllle. : That the new Eastern School will lose a possible gift of 1250,000 from the General Education Board unless the school Is placed in the Big Sandy Valley is the belief of George Colvin, Superintendent of Public Instruction. The General Education Board appro priated $15,000 to Kentucky for ex penses In connection with an educa tional survey, Mr. Colvin said. The General Education Board's rep resentative. Dr. Frank P. Bachman, : drew up the original Normal School bill and spent fifteen months In Ken tucky investigating the educational needs of the State. Mr. Colvin believes the State will lose the board's possi ble appropriation unless It selects a town In the Big Sandy Valley, as rec ommended by the survey commission. North Carolina received $800,000 from the General Education Board af- ' tor It had made a survey of tho State. Mr. Colvin said, and he believed Ken tucky would be given at least 1500.000 for educational purposes, although nothing definite hag been announced. Lack of Water is Stopping Oil Well Work The extremely dry weather is lnter ferring with oil development in the Blaine field. The creek are dry and It is impossible to get water for the boilers of the drilling outfits. Anoth er trouble is the shortage of casing" and tubing. Railroad embargoes have prevented the shipment of pipe. The Union Gas & Oil Company and' the Cumberland are doing the best they can to keep going, but have been compelled to shut down some of the rigs. Of Ellen. Investigation. (Advertlaement) ';:'i ' ' V