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fTJE CITIZEN Page Seven East Kentucky Correspondence News You Get Nowhere Else N nrrMpc.iutr r iuMlt ar k ivmul In f till hr i writer. Th nam t not for put H.ittoa, but M an ntdrarcnT M faiih. Writ plainly. JACKSON COUNTY Herd Herd, May 13. Farmer have been very busy planting com, but the rain has stopped them for a while. J. II. Farmer of Gray Hawk spent last Sunday with his parent, Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Farmer. Mr. and Mrs. Bob Moore and niece. Dubby, of Olin, pent last Sunday with Mr. and Mm. A. J. Moore. Master Leonard Moore of Bradahaw id upending a few weeks with hia grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Moore of thin place. Ming ley Farmer spent last Monday with Mm Fmma Farmer. Mrs. Martha Mer riel and grandson, Tunis, spent Tues day with Mxs. Charlotte Aniyx. Ralph Farmer of Frankfort is with home folks for few weeks. Vernon Fowler of MrKee spent Thursday of this week with Mr. The?ie Flan ery. Mrs. Cara Akemon was in Welchburg today, Mrs. B. II. Far mer spent last Wednesday with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. I Mont gomery of Tyner. Miss Bobby Amy of Hamilton, 0 spent few days of last week with relatives at thia place. Misses Maggie and Alta Wyriek and Messrs. Thessle Flanery and Venter Smith attended rhureh at Union Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Dexter Welch of Welchburg spent Saturday night and Sunday with Stephen Far mer. Mr. and Mrs. Harrison Chad well and Mrs. Rachel Bowles of Chadwell spent last Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Gordon of this place. Miss Lena Flanery of F.lias spent last Monday with Mrs. F. B. Flanery. Mrs. L R. McGeorire is spending this week with relatives at Burning Springs. Mrs. Msry Farmer spent from Thursday until Saturday of last week with her daughter, Mrs, Myr tle Welch of Welchburg Mr. and Mrs. Allen Holcomb of McKee spent last Saturday and Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Flanery. Mr. and Mrs. II. T. Farmer spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Farmer. Miss Mnrtha Farmer attended Sunday-school at Huff last Sunday. Miss Icy Farmer was in Maulden Wednesday of this week. Mrs. A. O. Front spent last Sunday with Mrs. Charlotte Amy. Ossie, the daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Sherman Ward, of Turkey Foot, was laid to rest In the Montgomery graveyard at this place last Tuesday. The bereaved ones have our sympathy. Parrot Parrot, Msy H. Wet weather the present week has been a great hin drance to the farmers in this part. A nnmber of them are not done planting corn. Oats are very prom ising owing to the cold weather. Wheat is good, but very little sown. W. M. Isaacs of Wanrtia and Gen eral Farmer of Annville were in this part Wednesday soliciting votes for the coming primary. Mr. and Mrs. Jamea Tanksley of l-aurel county visited relatives and attended church at Letter Box Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. John Hacker of Hamilton, O., have been visiting relatives at this place since last Friday week. We were sorry to hear of the death of Ben Burnham of Brindle Ridge, Lewis Cunagin and family of McKee attend ed church here Saturday night and Sunday. George Cahbard's have moved to Laurel county to assist his on David In a partnership store. , Sunday-school at this place Sunday, 2 p. m. MADISON COUNTY Bob tow Bohtown, May Id. Most people In thin community are 'thru planting corn; gardens looking fine and a good prospect for a berry crop. Rev. Cnrnett filled hia appointment at Pilot Knob Saturday and Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Jack Neely visited Mr. Roscoe Whitlock from Friday until Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Whit lock accompanied them home Sunday and attended church at Pilot Knob. E. P. Bung and family visited Elmer Sewards Saturday night. Mrs. Jaly Oreekmora and daughter visited Mr. and Mrs. Mat Baker at Big mil Sunday John Benge, wife and baby visited hia slater, Mrs. Iaaae Burns, Friday until Sundays- th cook smiles The cook u all miles, Tbo bread is light and gay, A sack of Pott.' Gold Dust Flour Made them get that way. For Sak By All Grocers R. L POTTS & SON ftoM 154-3 Mrs. Grace Benge of Kerby Knob and Mrs. Isaac Bums of this place, vis ited Mrs. James Benge at Dreyfus Saturday. Mrs. Manda Nelly's baby Is better, Grandma Gay is able to be out again. Coyle Coyle, May 10, Farmers of this section are very busy planting com. Mrs. James William spent the day with Mrs, E. P. Powell, Sunday, Quite a number of people were out to Viney Fork Sunday to hear the Chinaman spefk. He gave a very Interesting talk, which was appreci ated by all. We are very sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Clay Smith. She was the daughter of Wiley Mau rice, The bereaved ones have our deepest sympathy In their hour of grief. Weep not, dear ones, for it Is written: "In my Father's house are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for ynti, I will come again and take you unto my self; that where I am, there ye may be also." Wallaceton Wallaeeton, May 17. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goodrich were the guests of Mrs. H. O. Lamb Sunday Wlss Em ma Wallace visited her brother, E. E. Wallace), of Waco, last week. Miss Fannie Kidd was a visitor In Wallaceton Sunday. Mrs. Eliza Ogg is teaching school again, after being operated on for appendicitis. Miss Msrtha Bingham visited Miss Helen Baker Saturday night and Sunday. Edd East, who has been here for a few weeks, has returned to his home in Cleveland, O. Several of the peo ple from Berea attended sen-Ice at the Methodist cTiurch Sunday after noon. Blue Lick B'ue Lick, Mav 17. Farmers are cultivstirg their com by rolling and harrowing, as a crust formed bv bak ing after hard mlns retards the growth. Sheen shearing Is the orde" of the dnv. A number flan to send their wool to Asheville, N. C to have it manufactured Into cloth or blank ets. Most sheep owners have their last year's wool yet unsold, as prices were so low they did not sell. Quite a number of persons from all over the country are visiting the big lnke now tinder construction In Plpg n"nl low. Tt Is an Immense piece of work. A bridpe 35 feet hih ,and 300 feet long spans the reservoir, from which Is dumned the concrete. Five acres of ground are to be evacuated for th bed of the lake. They employ a great number of hands and teams, paying 35 cents per hour for eleven hours per day. Sherman Stewart has gone back to work for them after a few days' absence. One of the most prominent fox hunters of this section sustained a severe loss bv having a valuable fox hound valued at $200 have his eyes pecked out by a pet rooster. Tt is needless to say that the rooster was killed, but the eyes are gone, nevertheless and the price of the dog Irretrievably reduced. A splendid attendance encouraged th teachers at Blue Lick Sunday-achool, May IS, and stimulated the efforts that are being made for a Children's Day entertainment, June 1st. Miss Owens of the Academy Department was a welcome visitor 'and an effici ent teacher for the primary class. Panola Panola, May 16. A correction: The Rev. J. W. Richardson instead of Rev. Hubert Richardson preached at Knob Lick on the 8th. Rev. C. Isaacs preached at Knob Lick Satur day night, Sunday and Sunday night. Twelve young ladies and fourteen young men were dinner and af ternoon guests of Earl and Clclla Kindred Sunday. Mrs. Mary Isaacs and two sons, Russell and Floyd, left for Hamilton, O., on Friday. Ches ter Powrll accompanied them. Miss Alice Revls and Mario Gentry were callers on Mrs. C. M. Rawlinga Sun day Joe M. Powell is convalescing from his sever attock of sciatic rheu matism. Mrs. Noah Powell is quite Wkitea Statin, . ill. Bom on the loth to Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Patrick, a girl. Mr. and Mrs. J. W, Richardson were guests of the family of J. E. Richardson Sunday, ' Mrs. Ada Davis has returned horn from a pleasant visit on Red Lick Creek. Uncle Henry Calvin of Cli max spent last wr'k at the home of J, A. Bicknell. Mrs. Joe M. Powell and Rena May spent Sunday after noon with Mrs. C. M. Rawlings, Wilgus Hunter, after spending the week end with home folks, returned to hia work at Irvine Monday. Peo ple are busy planting com and get ting ready to set tobacco. ROCKCASTLE COUNTY Goochland Goochland, May HI. We are hav ing some pretty weather at present and crops of all kinds are looking good. We had a good roads meet ing on Sunday, the 15th, and had some very interesting talks from Robert Spence, our farm agent, and Hardin Moore, which were greatly enjoyed by all. We also elected a full set of officers to take charge of the good roads work, which Is need ed In thia part of the county. A. P. Gabbard has just come In from a drumming trip in the north part of Jackson county and reports business fairly good. Brown Low Gibson was killed on the road near Turkey Foot lumber camp. It Is reported that Wm. Baker la Improving from the shot he received a few days ago. The Odd Fellows met on Saturday night, the 14th, with a good crowd. Several visitors and applicants from Sand Gap had some good work In the order. Disputants Disputants, May 16. Hello, one and all. Guess everyone has begun to think ye scribe has fallen asleep during these, warm dnys; that's not It exactly, for we Disputantans are always too busy for anything like that on a beautiful spring day. Some of the farmers are belated with their planting on account of the re cent rains. Mrs. Sam Shearer spent the week-end with her father at Slate Lick. Mrs. M. A. Phillips (nee Angle Psyne) has returned to he- home in Harlan after an extended visit with relatives here. This com munity wss saddened by the death of Mrs. J. R. VanWinkle, who died at her home. May 13, about three miles north of this place. She was sick only a short time, ner remains were laid to rest in the cemetery nesr the Macedonian church house. The be reaved family have our deepest sym pathy. The wife of Rev. L. R. Row lett. who was previously reported sick, is no better and is not expected to live long. Mrs. T. D. Miller Is ' Improving slowly. Jas. Pennington made a business trip to Berea Fri day. Mrs. Chss. Drew is visiting Mr. Drew's mother at Brush Creek, who Is very ill. We think the poet of Sand Gap needs the "hat passed around" for the poetry that was re cently published. It was excellent. Send another "gist es good." What's wrong with Eglon and Cooksburg, too busy? "There's time for all things, you know. . GARRARD COUNTY Iowell Lowell, May 16 Carter Ball spent Saturday night with Mr. Cleo Hall. John Eagle and family spent Sunday with W. M. Childers and fami'y. Mrs. Speed Ball and Mrs. William O. Ball were in Richmond shopping, Monday. Miss Celestia Hall and Miss Beulah West spent Sunday with Rev. Young and wife and attended the services at Wallaceton Chapel Sun day afternoon. Misa Larnie Mead ows spent Sunday with Miss Mar gretta Kuhlman. Miss Emma Kin nard Is visiting her niece, Mrs. Lena Brown near Whitea Station. T. R. Kuhlman's store, which has been closed for quite awhile, haa opened up again, Guy Napier of Uncle Sam's army, and stationed in N. C, ia here with friends and relatives on a fifteen days' furlough. White Lick White Lick, May 16. Mr. and Mrs. h. I. St owe and children and Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Creech visited Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Creech Sunday. Mrs. Patsy Arnold is visiting Mr. and Mrs. John Colson. Mr. and Mrs. Menifee McQuerry.and children, Mr. and Mrs. Jamea Clark and children and Mr. and Mrs. Jennings Mosier visited J. T. and Miss Parrie Clark Sunday. Mrs. Martin Green visited Mrs. Emered Clark last Friday. Misses Sgphronia and Susie Hounshell visit ed Misses Mary and Susie Champ. Sunday. Mist Ellen Bowling Is visit ing her sister, Mrs. Dennis, at Col lege Hill. Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Creech and Mrs. Thurston Robinson visited Mr. and Mrs. Marlon Wells Sunday, Arthur Matlock, Jonathan and Robert were in Richmond Sat urday. Miss Anna Maa Green of Lancaster . visited Misaea Ruth and Nelson Sowder Sunday night Miss Rebecca Bowling visited Missea Elis abeth and Florence Creech Sunday THE NOVEMBER ELECTION AND KENTUCKY CHILDHOOD If the present method of distribut ing the State School Funds la faulty because it does not equalize the bur dens and opportunities; because it does not place a premium upon reg ular attendance, lengthening of the school term, snd adequate equipment of schools by the county or local com munity; and because it In no wise rewards or stimulates local taxation, or other form of local support what will the proposed constitutional amendment do to better conditions? We will now attempt to answer thst question, but before considering spe cific Improvements to result, let us lay down a few fundamentals upon which to build. First, a state school fund would be useless if all sections of the state were equally able to provide an ade quate system of schools for the chil-j dren within them. But conditions j are far from that In Kentucky. An investigation of conditions shows that certain counties of the state 1 have only $500 of property subject to assessment for each child within the school age, while others hsve as ' high as $7,r00 per child in the school census. This means that without a t state fund, the people of the poorer 1 county would have to levy fifteen times as high a tax rate aa those in , the richer county if they would give their children as good public schools. Such Inequality as this is exactly what the state fund is created to re lieve. Second, It Is not so much "The duty ; of the state to educate every childj Within its borders" as it is the great j opportunity of the state to give each child such an education. A child properly educated Is like a field well tilled, a mine fully developed a child without an education is that field ly ing bare or growing up to weeds that mine with its treasure hidden far from sight. Third, no section of a state can neglect the education of the children anywhere within its borders with safety. Populations are not fixed in America, and the child of one sec tion Is apt to be the man of another. For this reason the educstion of every child within its border is nec essary as a means of self-protection for any state. With these principles in mind, let us see how the small amount of money to be set free by the constitu tional amendment will help matters. The first use to which it should be put Is that of equalizing teacher's salaries in the various counties of the state. The last legislature pass ed an act providing for a minimum sslary of $75 per month for six months, hut it also limited the power of taxation by the County Board to 50 cents on the $100 of property. The low tax limit made the minimum salary statute impossible in many counties, so that the salary law had to be modified by the provision that "a lower minimum salary may be pro vided where a levy of 25 cents will not provide funds sufficient to make the $75 minimum." As a result of this conflicting legislation, many of the poorer counties of the state have gone far below the $75 limit. With funds available, the State Su perintendent will probably Issue an order, something as follows, if the method of distributing this part of the fund Is left to him, or the legis lature will make the same provision. "Any county which, after levying and collecting a tax of 30 cents on the $100 and a $1.50 poll tax to sup plement the state per capita, shall be unable to provide a minimum salary of $75 per month, and an average salary of $96 per month may draw up on the state equalizing fund for such a sum as will provide the minimum and average salaries specified above." Such a provision as this will insure an actual $75 minimum salary and at the same time not demand in excess of the present limit for teachers and maintenance. The amount required for this equal izing fund cannot be known definitely in advance, but would probably be in the neighborhood of $250,000. The method used In the distribu tion of the remainder of the fund, amounting to about $150,000, is at present uncertain. It could be used to stimulate higher county taxation if the present maximum rate were re moved; to aid county high schools; to reward taxation for consolidation; for efficient supervision, etc. If the entire school fund could be apportion ed according to the most approved methods unlimited good could be ac complished. As it Is only partial re sults can be secured, but these results are so vitally important that thia amendment should be put thru even tho It only seta free enough mone7 to afford the equalizing fund by means of which the poorer counties of the state will be given a better chance educationally. afternoon, Elsie Clark and Helen Robinson visited Miaa Parrie Clark Friday night. Missea Ruth and Nel son Sowder visited Mr. Cria Sowder clnnouncing the appointment of Berea Drug Co. As our Representatives m Orders for Cut Flowers, Floral W reaths, Decorative A rrangements, Plants and other Floral requisite may be placed with them with the assurance of a prompt, efficient' Floral Service in every detail John A. Keller Co. INCORPORATED FLORISTS 135 East Msin 8t. 'Hub 'em Tub They Come HERE are the ideal clothes for school, sports and every-day wear. Jack Tar Tors are stylish and girlish, wear seasons-long and their cost is moderate. They are respected for the imtylisL good look cliuken by mother wlio rcwgu.io true ecuuotuy, Ample FOR SALE C. D. Bere last Thursday. Patrick Creech and Bently Parsona were In Berea Wed nesday night and beard Ada Jones sing. OTSLEY COUNTY . laland City Island City, May 10. Mrs. Laura Bowman, wife 'of R. H. Bowman of Sexton Creek, died on May 2, after spending several of the winter months in Florida, lately returned, the Lord calling her from suffering, short ly after her return, to peaceful rest. Mrs. Bowman belonged to the Chris tian church and waa a devoted mem ber for many years. She leaves a husband, two children and one grand child and many friends to mourn. She was buried in the graveyard near her home. Dewey Marcum and Miss Cecil Cavins of Ethel, Ky were quiet ly married at the home of the bride on the 6th day of May, the Rsv. A. D. Bowman officiating. After the ceremony the guests were Invited to partake of a nice dinner, which was enjoyed very much by all. Ma peace and happiness be theirs. On the ZyTThe Label of Honor) Lexington, Ky. A Lesson in Economy em 'Scrub 'em. Up Smiling" measurements, double-stitched seams, fust colors and style of dis tinction threaretlie qualities that make Jack Tar Togs the fint choice everywhere. Come in and see them the newest Jack Tar Middies, Dresses, Bloomers and Skirts, of cotton and wool mater ials. In sises to tit tots, girls. Blisses) and mothers. BY SMITH Kentucky 6th, the following, Edgar Peters of Blake, and Miss Lizzie Becknell, of Island City, were married at the home of the bride. After the cere mony by Rev. A. D. Bowman, the guests were led into a room where a nice supper waa prepared. The Methodist chicken and cake were In abundance. May many years of joy and comfort be theirs. The Sheriff, William Baker, of Jackson county, was shot on the 2nd day of this inst by a man by the name of King. According to report, the of fender came riding up where Mr. Baker and hia deputy were in con versation. Mr. Baker appealed to him to be quiet or be would have to arrest him, but if he would go on peaceably he would let him go. Kins; presented his pistol and fired, the ball entering near his mouth, passing on thru. Re was pursued by several men, but at last report had not been found. We call to the people gener ally to be aure to give their support in the coming election to men who will look after tho interests of tho civil people.