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THE BRECKENR1DGE NEWS.
$1.50 a Year; 50c for 4 months; 75c for 6 month. ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO PRINT. $1.50 a Year: 50c for 4 months: 75c for 6 months. VOL. XLII CLOVERPORT, KENTUCKY. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3, 1918. 8 Pages No. 40 COME. LET US REASON TOGETHER 9 And Find Out When and Why We Are to Have Better Roads Breck inridge County. Every Intelligent Voter Has Given the Matter Some Thought and Here is a Persuasive Answer for the How and When. We, feel sure that every intellieent voter, who has given the matter thought, expects and hopes that at some time we will build Rnd have belter roads in Breckinridge county. Then, if we ever shall have thtm, when and how? It is urged by some, who are simply looking for an excuse to vote against the 20 ceut road tax, and an argument against same, that it is not an oppor tune time now 10 vole this tax and to begin the construction of roads, for the reason that we are engaged in war, and conditions are unsettled; that labor and material are high and scarce. As to labor being scarce and mated d high, this is true, but not in proportion to all other prices. On the other hand there was never a time in the history of this county when the people had more mou oy, were more able to pay and would feel the burden less. Now is the lime of all times in the past and perhaps for the future for our people to begin to contribute towards the building of pikes and permanent roads. Others complain that the road taxes they already pay do not do much, or any good, and for this reason they ob ject to paying more. Now it is true that the small sum of six or seven thou sand dollars per annum, raised for the maintenance of our thousand miles of dirt roads is not sufficient to make a great showing, but it does do good and hoc .--or ufif-r vear. even used in the haphazard and unscientific way that it has bten used. But this is aside from the question. It is proposed that every dollar that is raised from this special tax shall be expended in the building of permanent roads, under the immediate direction and supervision of txperienced road engineers and the Commissioner of Pub lic Roads of the State. Breckiniidge county will this year pay into the State Road fund, throughauto mobile licenses and state road tax about $3,500 and this amount will increase year by year. So long as we are limit ed to a road tund for the entire county of about $71)00 and all of Ibis is required to maintain our dirt roads, we will never get a dollar of this amount back. As heretofore said, we now have a law whereby the State will pay 7O per cent of the cost of construction of state aid roads in this county. In other words it gives us $7 for every $.1 we put up. If we put up either by taxation or pri vate subscription or both together $.0, 000, t. e State will add to that and make us a present of $70 000; makiug a grand total of 1100,000, This at $5,000 a mile will build 'i0 miles of splendid pike. The 20 cent tax will produce annually from 10,000 to $12,000. We believe that the farmers and tax payers, who live on and are interested in the construct'on of any 20 miles of a proposed pike in this county would contribute not less than $20,000 to se cure and guarantee such a road passing their way. This then when supple mented by one year's revenues of 10, 000 produces the Mid turn of $30,000 to which the Stale will add the said $70, 000 making the total of the 100,000 to build the proposed TWENTY MILKS OF PIKE. There will be no additional poll tax, so that the man who does not pay on real estate or tangible property will not pay on cent of it. The man who lives on or near a pro posed pike, who pays taxes on a thou sand dollar farm, would pay $2 a year for ten years. Thing of it, for tht sum of 20 witt) ten years to pay it in that mau will secure a splendid road which will make his fat in worth 2000, and easier to sell even at that price than it is now. Can you afford it Mr. Farmer? Can you afford to miss it? Now wake up and get busy. Be reasonable and sen sible about it. BRECKINRIDGE BOOSTER CLUB. TWO WILLS CONTESTED LATELY That of Late Mrs. Eliza Launder Webb of Hawesville and Late F. Fraize of This City. De ceaseds Leave no Children. Two wi'ls where large fortunes are involved have recently beep contested in the Hancock ar.d Breckinridge count 1 courts. Mrs. Mary Richards, and "Mrs Sallie Sterrett are appellants for selves and heirs in contesting the will of the late Mrs. Eliza Webb, which was filed in the Hancock county Circuit Court. It is said that Mrs. Webb's estate was reported to the court by the appraisers to be worth 149,000, A suit has been tiled in the Breckin ridge county Court contesting the will of the late Frank Fraize, deceased. Mr. Fraize had no children -urving him and all of his property was de vised to his widow, Mrs. Cornelia Fraize His neices and nephews on bis paternal side are contesting the validity of the instrument. As there are large property interests involved the" case is attracting more than ur usual attention. Robert Tinius Marries Kansas Girl. Miss Rubv Lillie Love and Mr. Geo. Robert Tinius were married in Wichita, yesterday, March 21st, Elder J. E. Cuin officiating. The bride is the eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs. Chas. Love, now residiug at Mulvane, moving there recently from Douglass, but who had resided upon the Love ranch near Gordon for a num ber of years. She is a graduate of the Douglass High School, acd very popu lar indeed with all who are acquainted with her, tor her sweet disposition, rare good sense and personal beauty. The groom is a young man who has been actively engaged in oil lines, and has become quite well known here. He is much respected and counted worthy of the prize he has won for lite The young couple will be at home after April 1st at their home at the cor ner of Sixth and Maple streets, Douc lass. The young couple are to be warmly congratulated- Douglass Kansas Tri bune. Mr. Tinius is the son of Mr, J. S. Tipjus and formerly lived at Holt, Ky. Women Learning to Knit Two Socks at Once. The art of knitting two socks at once one inside the other has recently been introduced into this country from Europe and is exciting much interest among Red Cross workers, says the April Popular Mechanics Magazine. Two, instead of one, halls of yarn are required, but the regular number of needles is used, stitches being taken with each thread alternately. The outer sock is made w rong side out, while the inner one is knit m the regular way. Will Build New Residence. Mr. Barney Squires has purchased tht vacant lot adjoing what was furme ty known as the American Tobacco Ware House in the West End of town and he is asking for bids on a two story residence, which he hopss to get built this summer. Subscribe for The News Sammy in Three First Line Sectors Is Ready for Huns ; !mmr smmBm&sr' cm , r Along three sectors ot the bat cle line in France our Sammies re now making ready for a real clash with the Huns. Hints from war officials within the last week re that the new allied war coun cil may order an offensive which will beat Fritz "to the first big SUPT. McCOY RESIGNS POSITION With Cloverport High School to Accept a More Lucrative Po sition as Superintendent of Smith's Grove School. Has Taught Here Nine Years and Added Many Improvements to School. Mr 0. k McCoy who f.r four years has been the Superintendent of the Clo verport ('.railed and High School, lias resigned his place to ac. tpt the position as Superintendent of Smith'-, ('.rove School Mr McCoy 'l resignation COBMI SJ a surprise to his friends, although he re ceived the offer several mouths ago, nothing was know n of it until he decided to accept the 0 ace and gave out his plans a few days ago The Smith's Grove Public School is combined with the Warren County School ami the Superintendent's salary amounts to $400 more than it does in the Cloverport School Mr. McCoy is a Breckinridge man. He came here from Union Star nine years ago and accepted a place as teacher of the eighth grade ami an assistant teacher in the High School for three y ears He was then promoted to a High School teacher for two years aud the last four years be has tilled the position of Superintendent. During the nine years, Mr. McCoy has been responsible for a considerable growth in the school. His ideas have been progressive and he has beeu an punch" and if so. Sammy will bo in there with all his fighting strength. Hero is I new picture of our boys in the first-lino trenches and all ready for the Ger mans even to the steel helmets and the gas masks strapped at tho belt And Sammy is cheer ful with it all. Look for yourself. I efficient Superintendent A summary of ItoSM of the improvements that have i been made in the school ill that length of time are given herewith: Pint the school has been placed on the accredited list; the building has liven enlarged from , four to seven rooms; a domestic science equipment, amounting to ffo, has he n ' purchased; also a physics labor. dory, 75; piano. tI o; library of I40 volumes, worth 975; 2 sanitary closets, $j.s ); en- I tire building papered, 1100; 2 map .charts, gjj tire escape, ;i00; concrete watka, I4OO; building wired for e'ectric lights; High School annuals, amounting to $100 each year, and paid for by the Senior class. A Parent Teachers Club has been organized which has been quite a help to the school financially and co operative!)- And with all this, Mr Mc Co has built up the school attendance and discipline Mr, and Mrs. McCoy ami their little daughter. Miss I,ou Watson McCoy, will remain in Cloverport during the sum mer anil take up their new home in the i early fall Dinner Party at an Interesting Old Home. On Easter Sunday, Mr. and Mrs, Dick Carter, of Carter's Landing near here, gave a delightful dinner party to a number of their fiiends in honor of Mrs. Carter's 60th birthday anniversary. Seated at the table where a delicious, old-fashioned couuirv dinner was ser ved, were Mr. and Mrs. Carter's three 1 sons, Joe, June ami Philip Carter, and daughter, Mrs. Alfred Miller, and Mrs. Joe Maltingly and daughter, Miss Ola Muitingly, of Huntiugburg, lnd,, Mr and Mrs. Joe Beavin, Mr. and Mrs. Pat I', eel. wood and Mis. Juliau Brown, of Cloverport. A coincidence that happened ditii-g the day was when Mrs. Julian Brown discovered that the hand-painted por. j traits of her great. grandfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs Sam Beavin, had been hauging in this their old home for over 1 00 yeurs The home was sold in 1 sis .iml the occupants who have lived the ra sinci have never changed the po sition of these portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Beavin, who oiiginally built the house. Great Grandson of Grant Promoted. The democracy of our army system was well exemplified at a South Caro liua training camp the other day, when a private was taised to the rank of cor poral for the faithful attention to his work as driver of an urmy truck. The young mau, a university graduate, is a great-grandson of the general who com manded the largest ,11 in that America has everseeu, I'lyssesS ('.rant Youth's Compauiou. LIBERTY LOAN DRIVE RALLY IN HARDINSBURG. MONDAY EVENING, APRIL 8 A Military Band of 34 Pieces from Camp Zachary Taylor Will Be There and American. British and Canadian Officers Will Make Addresses in Interest of the Third Liberty Loan Drive. Im mense Crowd Expected. What is purposed to be the largest and most enthusiastic patriotic mtet ing ever held in Breckinridge county, will be the one scheduled to take place in Hardinsburg, at the Court Hon e, Monday evet.iug, April K, when a spe cial train bearing a military band of M pieces and one British, me Cmadian and several American otii.ers from Camp Zichary Tavlor, besidts other renowned personages will arrive there in i nurts! of the Third Liberty Loau campaign Breckinridge county mini mam qiu ta for this Liberty Loan Drive is in7, 75" audit is believed that after these foieign oth.'ers, some of whom have j ist returned from the trout, and the American 1 llicers have h id a chai ce to tell of the war, that the patriotism of Breckimi Igv coum s people will be so aroused that more than the goal ot Liberty B mils will be reached. Die special train leaves C.nip Zach ary Taylor, Wednesday, April 3, and will tour parts oi the State stopping al the County Seats where the officers acd others in the partv deliver uililiessts for the Third Liberty Loan campaign The train will be in Hawesville, Mon day at ItjO, ami will pass through Clo verport on its way 10 11 irdlusburg While in II irdinsburg, the party will be Pretty Home Wedding. 0'i Wednesday afternoon March 27, at 8:j p m the marriageof Mr Cleon B. While, Boston, Mass , and Miss Hannah Lucile Beard, daughter oi Mr and Mrs. Taylor Beard and sister of the well known Beard Brjs , also sis ter of Dr. Harold Beard, Livcrniore a prominent physician of Western Ken tucky was solemnized at the family residence in the presence of many relatives and friends. The color scheme of green and pink was most successfully and artistically arranged. Laurel and pink carnations were bauked everywhere making a home of beauty aud most pleasirg to the eye Mrs. Thomas H Withers rendered the musical program Miss Mary LaRlM Beaid, neica of the bride singing with great feeling and charm, "Oh Promise Me" aud "Because." The bridal party entered to the strains of The Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin. Little Miss Lucy Beard, a niece was flower girl, in pink and white, earring a batket cf pink sweet peas. Masters Harold and Arthur Heard, nephews, iu white and pink were the ring bearers. Miss Judith Baard, sister was maid of honor and wore pink crepe de chine with a picture hat of delicate pink and green and carried a bouquet of pink roses. Dr. Harold Beard, brother as best man with the groom, Mr. Cleon B White, in uniform was followed by the bride on the arm of her father. The bride was gowned in white georgette crepe and chift'jn trimed in embroider ed motifs wearing a veil of tulle with crown of tulle and orange blossoms, carting a shower bouquet of bride's roses and lillies of the valley. The bridal party stood in the center of the double doors under a bower of greeu and pink and with three Hags America, France, and Oreat Britain directly over them. The double ring ceremony by Kev V. R. Huntsman of the M. E church was beautiful and impressive during which Mrs. Withers played very softly and effectively Nevin's "Love Song " The Mendelssohn Weddiug March con cluded the ceremony after which a most delightful aud informal luncheon was served. Mrs. White is highly accomplished and very popular with her charming personality wiunlug everywhere a host of fiiends. Mr. White belongs to an old and promluent New England family. Ie a graduate of Dartmouth College and has always lived in Boston, Mast. Tht bride's going away gown was blue French ttrge with a hat to match. Mr. and Mrt. White will go at once to entertained to supper bv the citizens Mr. W. J I'iggott, chairman cf the Liberty Loan ttgaolsatlon for Breckin ridge county, stated that Mr. Womack, G. P A. of the L II. i S;. L., had made arrangements for the regular Bianch train leaving Irvington at Ml p. m. to wait in Hardinsburg until b;30 p. m iu order that persons coming from Fordsvihe, C.leu Dean, and other points on t he branch may return home that night. Tne personnel of the p-cial train, aside irom the baud, will include Kev. Chas W Welch, of Louisville; M. J. C. C irdwell, Stcretary State Barkers Asr ciatiot.: M. J V..n Xi.rmiin and Kdward Morrow, lawyers; Richard Williams, War Saving Stamps; Trooper A. II ( I'c'or.nor, British First Lile Guards; H i Oarrow, Canadiaa Wimt Former Congressman Claude Weaver, of Oklahoma: Major J. B Ray, I5H De pot Brigade. I' S A ; Capt J H. Mo ChOftl, Sjfi Infantry , IT. S. A ; 1st Lieut. T. O Wilson, 9M Field Artillery . I' S A ; 1st Lieut F. H Mrver-, 4s Infantry V. S. A ; M Lieut I IV I Stites, 150 Depot Brigade, C S. A ; Lawrence Finn, Fiankfort; Henry K inball, Rus se II villi ; Henry Osborne, President State Bankers Association; Gilbert S. Lnwnn will be in charge of the train. RED CROSS LECTURE Friday Evening. April 5. Given by Mrs. Gibson who has Re cently Returned From Europe. Lecture to be Illustrated. According to a letter published from Mrs. A. C. Thuston Ballard of Louis viile to Mrs. A. M. Kincheloe, Chair man of the Hardinsburg Ked Cross, Miss Ida McOlone Gibson who has recently returned from lvurope where she was sent under the auspices of the Kid t russ War Council, will lecture in Hardinsburg Friday evening, April 5, at the Court House Whilst in Kurope, Mrs. Gibson inter viewed Oeneral Pershing, President Poiu Caire and others of international importance and has returned with some wounds rfu I stories to tell which she illustrates with lantern slides. Mrs. Oibson is lecturing under the auspices of the Lake Division of the American Red Cross. The lecture will be free to the public Camp Devens, Mass., where Mr. White is a Corpal in Battery C. Field Artil try. Tht out of town gutsts wtre: Mrt. F. B White of Boston, Mass., mother of the groom, Mr. ami Mrs. J. 1) Hab bage and Miss Jane Lightfoot of Cloverport, Mr. and Mrs. W. J I'lg gott and son, George fcnd Mrs. Wathen of Irvington, Dr. Harold Heard and Miss Leila Hillsinan ot Livermore and Mr. Jot Moorman of Qitfl Dean Eye of the Nation on Breckenridge. Forth Third Liberty Lou Bitch la ridge county's quota has been fixed at Hl7,7."iO. The county in the Seroml Liberty I,o 111 had l 1 ,000 lor its ininimun, the tOfget wis lo,ll,(Hi0, the actual subscrip tion totaled $00,31)1) and was taken by yj subscribers Louisville Stock Market. Hog market choice heavies, 185 lbs. and up, I7.6H; U0 to I70 pounds, 117. H pigs, $111,115; roughs, $15.50 down. Sheep and lambs Best sheep, til 0? 12; bucks, $10 down. The best lambs, $17 18; seconds, t (9 U; culls, flO g 12.