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CLAY CITY TIME
I. E. Burgher, Publisher. We are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY VOL. XXVI. CLAY CITY, KY., THURSDAY AY. SKPTKMHKinrJJ. We Oppose the Amendments The people of Kentucky are being asked to vote for two a mendments to the constitution. One in to prevent the voters from electing the State Superintend ent of Instruction, and the other is to allow the officers not so elected by the people to spend 10 per cent of the school funds for purpoees other than paying the teachers. They both need killing instantly. The Times believes in the people electing every officer of the land, and further believes in the money collected for one purpose being spent for that pur pose only. A Road Badly Needed The road from Clay City to Fur nace mountain up llardwick's creek is in better, condition than ever before. The people have gone to work and made this road this summer with the help of the county. Henry Tipton gave the right of way along his place for quite a distance where the road was in the creek. Now the road is up on the bank. This is a great improvement. 'Tis true it took some of the best land Mr. Tipton had, but he willingly gave it up that the county might have a good road there, and it has. Secret Wedding Miss Fannie King and Mr. E. D. Holms, both of this city, sur prised their many friends Tues day of last week by announcing their wedding which took place March 12th, 1921. Mrs. Holms is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joe King, while Mr. Holms is a vet eran of the world war. Cold Winter Predicted Weather progno6ticators are predicting a cold winter. We are all guessing it that way because it has been so warm, both this summer and last winter. We be lieve the suggestion or prediction and accordingly shall prepare early for its advent. Box Rent Raised at Postoffice Postmaster Mrs. Carrie droves has been authorized to raise the box rent at the postofliee. Some as much as JKIJ per cent. They must be feeling the pinch at Washington as well as at Clay City and other places. Another Bridge in Sight A representative of the Cham pion Bridge Compauy, of Wil mington, Ohio, is in town look ing to a contract for a bridge across the river on the Irvine road with Clay City, and the in dications are that the bridge will be a go. The Times is for it. Fall Work Begins Corn cutting and sorghum inak Both crops are fair, with the sor ghuin crop up to possibly one Immlrpil tipr rent of norm.il. New Scales Joe Mountz is installing a pair of new wagon and 6tock scales at 1 1 i 8 place of business. These, with Eaton & McGuire'a scales, make two pair for Clay City. Counly Fair Friday and Saturday The Potrell County Agricultn- ral and School Fair will be held at Stanton Friday and Saturday of this week. A splendid list of prizes have been offered. You should attend, if possible. Noth ing is better to stimulate im provement of stock and poultry, preserving and canning more than a good fair in the county once a year. It is a tair ior me whole county; costs you nothing to enter your exhibits and noth ing to enter yourself. Every thing is free except the premi ums you must win on merit. Road Work Progressing Work on the Powell part of the new Irvine road is progressing rapidly as can be expected, con sidering the work is all being done by donation of the people. The faster the subscriptions roll in the faster the work will pro ceed. The people will not be drummed nor bored for funds, but voluntary subscriptions of from one to thenty-live dollars are accepted any day. Send or mail yours in today. Mare Shot Last Monday Coleman Port wood, of t Ins city had a valuable mure 6hot and badly crippled from a 6fray bullet of a 22 rille while grazing in his pasture at home. Hoys and sportsmen should be more cautious how they indulge in thi kind f sport, or it is too dangerous to be displayed in or around town. Unemployed Labor Labor reports show there were 447,000 unemployed factory workers in June for New York State. In Illinois the number was 20;j,000; in Ohio, 204,000; in Pennsylvania, .'571,000; in Michi gan, 108,000; in Wisconsin, 7v 000; in Indiana, 71), 000; in Min nesota, :J7,000, and Iowa, 25,000, says Sugarmau's Indicator. Cold Checks Increasing Several cold checks have beeu circulating recently. It behooves all persons to take no chances on checks these days as money mat ters are more exacting than for merly, and men cannot get checks to go many times until they put up the cash at the bank. Fall Fruits Fall crops of native fruit shar ed better at the hands of the spring freezes than did the cul tivated varieties. There is a full crop of persimmons, haws and gr3p.es. They are all good and abundant "on some of even our neglected farms. Fiscal Court Meets The I'owell Fiscal court met at Stanton Friday and passed on some important matters. The regular October term is Tuesday week. Subscribe to the Powell-Estill Donation road fund, if you with to boost Clay City and see her grow. Items of Interest Drawn From Powell County at Large Having moved to Powell coun ty in February, 1021, I have made a very close study of 1'ow ell county. I find it be one among the greatest counties in the sfate of Kentucky. It has level river valleys and rolling hills, and as fine and ac commodating people as I ever saw anywhere. I can rightly "boost" Stanton, for it is a fine little town. Stan, ton h the best town morally in the mountains of Kentucky lam sure. I have been in lots of towns and I never have been in one that was ahead of it for line, good and congenial people. I like the appearance of Clay City line although I kave not had the oportunity to know as much about Clay City as I do Stanton. During my stay in your couny 1 have been in most of your country school districts, and find them to be very fine people. Of the thirty-three "Free Schools" in Powell county, all of them have Teachers that have the Cause of Education at heart, I am glad to say that on investi gation I have found that more of them are Christians than anv other county I have done work in. I am hoping that all of the others are soon converted. The County Superintendent re cently told me that she had had but one resignation this year. (Teachers stick to your bush.) I have visited several of the "Free Schools," and find that they are well taught. The churches are all well at tended, and the folks seem to be living their religion. The Sun day schools are all reporting good attendance, about sixty per cent of the census where there is any Sunday school. Powell county is better off than any other county in Ken tucky in Sunday schools. Out of thirty-three school districts there are nineteen Sunday schools, one half, but this is very poor aver, age seemingly, but better than any other county in the state of Kentucky. If there is any of the other dis tricts that would like to have a Sunday 6chool, and are ready to help, "please write to Andrew Hollars, Stanton Ky., (Missiona ry American Sunday School Uu ion,) who is ready and willing to do all he can to aid and assist you in getting one started. There are three schools i n I'owell county that I wish to make special mention of; Hoe slyn, Union: Slade and Vaughn's Mill, Union. All of the places named have good Sunday schools, Rosslyn being the ouly one out of town in I'owell county that is an evergreen school. I am hop ing and trusting that others take their example. The three above named places have "Training Classes" that are doing a fine work, Kosslyn 12 members, Slade, 18 members, Vaughn's Mill, 22 members. I hope that every one of them will complete the course and get their diplomas which I am sure they will be proud of. I shall later lilt the uumber that receive di- STANTON. Mrs. Edward Profitt, Slade, vis ited Mrs. James Profitt last week. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Baker have been here visiting relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Ilobt. Kwen vis ited relatives i n Mt. Sterling Sunday. English Garrett, of North Fork, brought his son to Dr. Johnson here yesterday. Miss Mbel Eastin, Lexington, is here the cuest of her aunt, Mrs. W. J. IUbould. Ed Smathers, West Irvine, vis ited his aunt Mrs. Sarah Jackson, Friday night. Mrs. J.T. Adams has returned to her home here after a visit with relatives in Indiana. Mrs. Sarah I). Hall spent the week end with her Bn, A. B. Hall, at Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crowe were in Winchester last week the guests of Mr4 and Mrs. Joe Tipton Mr. and Mrs. llaleigh Stamper are here the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Larkin Stamper. Mrs. Allie Christopher, Win chester, has been here the guest of her sister, Mrs. Wilson Clianey. Miss Margaret Dee Mansfield spent the week end with her aunt, Mrs. Helen Hunter, at Winches ter. Mr. and Mrs. (Juy Crowe, Fur nace, were here Friday night, the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crowe. Mrs. J. T. Norns and son, J. T. Jr., Livingston, is here the guests of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wilson Chanev. Mr. and Mrs. (Jeorge Herferd, Akron, ()., are here the guests of the latter's parents, Sir. and Mrs. J. S. Ewen. Mr. and Mrs. Luther Stephens were at Kosslyn Saturday and Sunday to see Mrs. liichard Mor ton who is very ill. Mrs. Wm Hard wick, Mrs. Kobt. Ewen, Mrs. O. L. Crawford and Mr. and Mra. A. C. Rose motored to Winchester Thursday. The new County High School plomas in each school. These communities are and ought to be proud of their "Training Class es." 1 hope that others take their example. If there is any other school in Powell county or any person that would like to take a Teachers Training Course please write An drew Hollars, Stanton, Ky. There is no cost to doing the work but for the text books and that is only eighty cents. There is about fifteen individuals tak ing the work alone in Powell county, which means that Powell will soon have religious leaden. Everybody remember amend ment two at the November elec tion and vote for it. Lets join together and make Powell the greatest county in Kentucky. We can do it. "Boost" all that it good. Cordially yours, Andrew Hollars, Missionary American Sunday School Union. Personal Paragraphs. Pat Itenry from Heidelberg, was visiting his old home town Monday. Mr. and Mrs. James B. Hall, of Lexington, spent from Friday till Monday with relatives in the city. J. L. McPhcrPon, Green Kinser and John McPherson left Tues day for Cincinnati in the latter's automobile. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hummel, of Chillicothe, Ohio, spent a few davs this week with Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Vollmer. Misses Kuth and Nina Shearer have returned home after a three weeks visit with friends and rel atives at Mt. Sterling. Mrs. Uose Conlee and two small children arrived here Tuesday evening from Hazel Green for iv visit with rcdatives. E. E. Freeman has returned from the Lexington Hospital where he was several days on ac count of serious illness. He has resumed his occupation In the bank and is getting along fiue. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Daniel, of Lexington, came up Sunday to visit t h e former's sister, Miss Kate Daniel. Miss Daniel re turned home with them Monday to attend the funeral of a rela tive. Mr. W. T. Adams has return I from Winchester, where she was called on account of the very serious illness of her daughter, Mrs. W. K. Eubank, and also the death of her little grand-son, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. W. li. Eubank. Their many friends in ("lay City wish to extend their sympathy and sorrow to Mr. and Mrs. Eubank in their sad loss. building is now being erected and will be ready to occupy by the first of the year. Marcellus Thompson has re turned to his home at Birming ham, Ala., after a visit with his brother, W. B. Thompson. Mrs. Mollie Law and Mrs. Frauk Ott, Lexington, were cue6tsof Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Hard wick Saturday and Sunday. Mrs. Lou Faulkner, Wm. Gar rett and daughter, Miss Mildred, visited Mrs. P. L. Faulkner at. Winchester Saturday aud Sunday. Kev. It. T. Crewe left Saturday morning for his home in Hobart, Okla., after a visit with his par ents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Crowe. Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Donelson were here last week the guests of Mrs. Lucy Jackson. They were accompanied home by Mrs. Jack ton for a short visit. Iiev. C. A Uose and Mrs. Hose, Winchester, closed a series of meetings Tuesday night at the Court House. The house was crowded each uight. Mrs. Durrett Ewen will have a nice liue of fall and winter bats at the postofliee building, and will have them on display Thurs day, Friday aud Saturday. Mr. aud Mn. A. J. Martin and Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Chaney have returned to their homes here af ter a visit with Mr. and Mis. Louis Martin at Carlisle.