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CLAY CITY TIMES : ' . , . j -- 1 J. E. Burgher, Publisher. We are Here to Help Clay City, the Surrounding Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THU7ISDA - , VOL. XX VII. CLAY CITY. KV.. THURSDAY. APRIL L'O. NO. JO i .. . ; Evolution Pre-Eminent ' The Kentucky Educational As sociation in session at Louisville last week takes a stand for evo lution as the following account of the first day's meeting shows: "Natural science should not be omitted from the curriculum of j-chools and universities, despite the criticism of advocwts of the strict Biblical accountpractical ly all speakers agreed at a meet ins of the higher educational di vision of the Kentucky Educa tional Astociation here today. "When natural science and the Bible conflict; go ahead and teach natural science," Professor Ed ward U. Wiest of the University of Kentucky, advised those at tending the meeting. "It is the iluty of each instructor to see that each student receives the truth, for the truth must not be compromised. The Bible must not be compromised. The Bible inspiring book." Thus we see the Bible is now ruthlessly ignored openly by ad vocates of evolution in the Uni versity of Kentucky. No won der believers tried so hard to Stamp out this evolution evil by the lu6t session of the Kentucky Legislature. They knew what was coining. Automobile Wreck Sunday afternoon the Buick touring car of .1. A. Whisman.of Stanton, t was badl' damaged when it was driven int Lulbe grud bridge by his brother, Earl Whisman. The windshield was broken, the transmission case bro ken, fenders and running board damaged. The machine was tow ed back to this city for repairs. This bridge is spaning the creek in a very dangerous position (n either side, and it is a wonder that there have been no more wrecks in the past. How the Freight Counts Brodhead Clarrett Lumber Com pany, of this city, recently made a delivered price of 8510.48 for a car of lumber which thev ship ped u p North. Their returns show-ed freight charges amount ing to $440.40, and a shortage of $13.28 worth of. lumber. This left the company $47.80 net for a car load of lumber. This extor tion of freight rates is the cause for a considerable portion of the linaucial depressiin throughout the country today. To Rebuild Dwelling 'll. (1. Crabtree has moved to the Mountz farm. He will tenr away he old building this Spring and erect a nice modern home. Mr. Lunsford and Charlie Wright are doing the work on the new building. Townsend Improving Shernuu Townsend, who was wounded severely months ago and underwent an operation for same, h now beginning to sit up a lit tle bit at a time. This young man has certainly had a siege of it. (Jive nature a chance. Take Tanlac, nature'- own medicine. 0 Shi-nfessel. . Court Day A very large crowd was in town Saturday Court day. It was too wet to plow and still a beautiful day. Live stock offer ings were very light except hors es aud mules, and trade in these was brisk, uumbers of them changing hands. The one main attraction in the afternoon was the auction sale of dress poods, shoes, clothing etc. by Clayton Howell, of Mt. Sterling and an associate of Cincinnati. The auc tion lasted- nearly four hours and notwithstanding the low prices realized, probably several hun dred dollars worth of goods were sold. It was indeed gratifying to know that the day passed through without any drinking or other disturbances whatever. It is hoped that all future court days will be so successful. Birthdays-Easter Dinner Sunday meant much to Mr. and Mrs. Buell Abney. Besides being Easter Sunday, it was the birth day of both Mr. and Mrs. Abney. lie being 23 and Mrs. Abney 22. A splendid dinner, of which chicken and eggs played a prom input part, was served to the fol lowing guests : Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Rogers and children, Hazel and Elmer; Mr. and Mrs. J. O Stewart and two daughters, Lau retta and Freeda; Mrs. Cora Bowen and two daughters, G'a dys and Zelma, of Bowen; Mr. and Mrs. S. V. L.trison and Mr. and Mrs. Cordis Lurison, of Win chester; and J. A. lingers, of Xena, father of Mrs. Abney. All attended church in the morning. Cool Weather Another tide and some more cool weather has been with us again this week. No garden truck has been injured so far. Many early gardeners have nice beans, peas and potatoes. Onions, lettuce aud radishes are daily served on their tables. To Clean of! Graveyard Those interested will meet at the Kenuon graveyard, April 20, and clean ff the premises and put things in order for the sum mer. AH who can are requested to come with sufficient tools to clear the ground. Ford Sales v Joe Mountz, the Ford dealer of Powell county, has sold this week a Fordson tractor to Clayton Crabtree and a Ford touring car to Frank Phelps, who is now trav eling for a linn selling road ma chinery. New Restaurant Davis Harnett has opened a new restaurant in the Hugh Bush building where he invites tha public to co 11 for lunches or regular meals. Refinishing Home ! Dr. Martin it having the inter ior of his home treated to a first class repapering and refinishing of the woodwork. Oscar Staples ig the man behind the brush. Secures Interest in Garage A. K and J. W. Wiremau, of the upper portion of the county, have secured an interest in the Clay City Motors Company's g rage and have taken chargp of the mechanical department. They are splendid mechanics, Mr. J. W. Wirernan having just graduated from the automobile school in Cincinnati, where he also took a course in battery building and repair work. He can build a battery from the ground up or repair an old one as good as new, and their charges will be regulated so you can af ford to have the work done. Both of these young men are of splendid moral character and are citizens of whom the county may point to with pride. They invite the automobile public to call on them at Clay City (Ja rage. Another Shale Enthusiast It. F. F,ields, of Cincidnati. is in the city this week. Mr. Fields is one of the stockholders of the Devon Oil Shale Products Com pany, and very enthusiastic oyer the outlook for the success of the plant to be built here this spring. Sufficient stock in the company has been sold to build the plant, and it will be built this spring without doubt, so claim all of lhe many stockholders from Cincin nati and other Ohio towns, tome of whom are continually here to view the company's inexhaustible holdings of very valuable shale. Estray Notice April 10, 1022, there came to my place, 1 miles from Xena postoffiee down the creek on South Fork Powell county, a nice black horse I") or In hands high, aud 7 or 8 years old. Owner can get same by paying for his care and advertising charges. W. II. Stewart, Xena, Ky. Easter Sunday Sunday w-as a most lovely Eas ter. Q lite a number of the Meth odist Sunday School went to Vir den Sunday afternoon aud enjoyed an Easter egg hunt together with other enjoyable sports. Mrs. Emma Mountz aid daugh ter, Miss Ouida, entertained the Epworth League at their home Wednesday night of last week. Many games were indulged in and a very pleasant eveuing was spent. Mr. and Mrs. Win. Barrett have moved to the Crabtree place r ceutly purchased b y them. They, ag all other good people, are receiving a cordial greeting into our midst. Tanlac strengthens the nerves and brings back the normal state of health through its effect on the appetite and nutrition of the body. C. Shimfes8el. James F, Clark, of Old Masom' Home, Shelbyville, is here visit ing relatives. Mrs. Fannie William hat been quite iick the pajt Week. ' . Letter From County Agent Editor Clay City Times, Clay City, Ky. Dear Sir : 1 take this means, through the county paper, to stite to the gocd people of Powell county that the Powell County Fiscal Court, at a recent meeting, voted down the proposition to appropriate any monay to continue the County Agent work in the county. Each county that has a County Farm Agent puts up one half the sala ry of such agent. Powell county has never made any allowance toward this work. In fact, Pow ell county is the only cmnty in the state that has, or has had an Agent and not made any allow- ance. Through the men, who represent the county from each Mag. District, this is done. The Extension Dept. of Agriculture looked up the assessment of Pow ell county and found it not list ed among the wealthier counties, they only asked one-half the amount as previously asked ($250) but the majority of the members of the Fiscal Court vot ed down this proposition, thus the work has stopped in the county unti' the Fiscal Court makes an appropriation. I wish to6tate to the farmers, their wives, the business men, and boys and girls in the county, that I regret that the work must stop, for I have learned to love th;-m and consider myself one among them. It, ' has been a pleasure t o visit their homes, and farms and render whatever assistance I could. There are no better, no more honest and loyal people to be found any place than in Powell county. The latch string is on the outside of every door showing their hospitality. They are ready to help out in any cause and ready to receive help. (Jreat opportunities are in store for the farmers of the coun ty, and especially the boys and girls, and they are taking advan tage of these. I believe I am safe in saying that general farm conditions are better today than live years ago when I came to the county. This credit is not due the County Agent, but the farmers themselves who want to see better farm lands, better live stock, better crops, better roads, schools, churches and a better place to bring up their boys and girls. The biggest crop that ev er can be produced in Powell county are the boys and girls. To day, there are over 400 boys and girls enrolled in Jr. Agricul tural Club Work planning on rais ing poultry, pigs, sheep, ccrn, garden or one of the many pro jects in (Jul b Work. More than 20 of these Clubs with their proper officers were organized last year and they are working now and looking forward toward carrying out their work. I beg of them to stick to their work and ask each and every parent and school teacher to lend them your encouragement to . keep up this work, and stick to the farn. This is a big job, but you can doit, I trust that the school teachen in Powell rounty will do their ut. most ro have their school district hold school and - community Personal Paragraphs. II. O. Crabtree wa in Louis ville the first of the week. Leonard Patrick, of , Furnace, w as a Clay City visitor Saturday. John A. Rogers, of Xena, spent the week-end with his son, (). F. Kogers. Charlie Duncan, of Winchester, visited his cousin, C. K. Mize, this week. (trover and Bert Barnett, of Clark county, were court day visitors Saturday. Emerson Conlee from Kidd ville, was the guest Saturday of his brother-in-law, Dr. W. O. Martin. Mr. and Mrg. J. H. O'Uear, of Winchester, were here to see Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Eaton one day thi" week. Wm. Armour has moved his family to Torrent where they will reside until the school opens hero in September. Dr. and Mrs. Albert Easter have moved to their Clark county farm. We all regret to lose good people from our midst. Mrs. Mariah Rose returned to Irvine Monday, where she will reside awhile. A Mr. Dobbins will occupy her property here. Tunis Bobbins was here over Sunday with his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Sherman Bobbins. Tunis is employed by the L. k N. at Hazard. Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Johnson de parted Saturday for Barbourvillo where they will spend several days visiting their daughter, Mrs. W. T. Bye. F. It. Blackburn, of Winches ter, representing a wholesale dry rood house, was in town over Tuesday night taking orders and interviewing the trade. fair, and that the county ou a whole will have the best and most successful fair they have ever had. It is up to the people, of Powell county to make, the county what they want it to be, and with their working and pull ing together they can have good roads, good schools, better farm ing and livestock and a better place iu which to live. I can not efcprets fully here my appreciation to the farmers, banks and bnsiness men who have given money tb promote the County Fairs and other things, and to keep the county agent work go lug in the county. I was asked to try to raise money among you again in order to continue the work. This, 1 felt was not just, a a small appropriation from the county meant that everyone wa9 giving and backing the work. Until the Fiscal Court decides to have a County Agent there will be none in the County! To the good citizens of. Powell County my sincere rjshes are that every one will lend a hand to make the couuty rank among the best. It's up to the people and no one else. You only build as you lend your supports and by II working together. Iam Very truly yours, 11. 11. Uarrlsou.