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Voluma XXXVIII. Numbar 5. LOUISA, LAWRENCE COUNTY, KENTUCKY, OCTOBER 6, 1922. M. F. CONLEY and E. K. SPENCER, Publiahara
AND FREE MAIL
Propositions Submitted to
City Council for Two
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
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.
' FOR JACK BIGGS
Carter County Man Sent
Up by Lawrence Cir
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,
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
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.
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
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;
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
COAL IS NOT
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
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
M. E. CHURCH
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
11. A. Young, district missionary,
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.
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
! All R e q u i r e m e n t s Met.
Large Gifts Available
Here, but Not for
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
(The above article omits the Impor
tant N. & W. railroad outlet for Mur
tin county and eastern Pike county.
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
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.
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
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
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
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