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THE CLAY CITY TIME
J. E. Burgher, Publisher. We are Here to Help Clay City, the Stirrou idlng Country and Ourselves. PUBLISHED EVERY THUTU0A1 VOL. XXVII- CLAY CITY. KY.. THURSDAY, JUNE 8. WT2. Town Board to Elect Teachers At the regular meeting of the Town Hoard Saturday nigKt it was decided that the teachers for fhe city school the coming term would he elected Saturday night, June 17th.. All teachers desiring con sideration of the board should file their application with the chair man or clerk before that date. The tax levy for the current year will also be made at this meeting. Citizens and patrons of the Bchool desiring a voice in these matters will please be present and state their views then, instead of af terward, when it will do nugood. The meeting will be held at the Clay City Garage office. Normal School Commences The Powell County Normal School was opened at Stanton Monday ith an attendance of forty-two. Those attending from Clay City are: F. P. Tracy, C. L. Smith, Mrs. Lizzie Derickson, Misses Olga Tracy, Julia Hingo, Julia Kirk, Myrtle Wright, Ad die and Eva Gillis, and Marie Pettit. Miss Maude Bowen, the superintendent, is jubilant over the prospects, and says the school will be a certain success if it continues as it started off. Natural Bridge Party The following members of "Miss Nelson's class composed a Sunday School party to Natural Bridge last Thursday. Misses Katherine Mountz, Matt ie and Ethelyn Dan iel, Margrete Means, Elizabeth Harnett, Theadis Chapman, Iva Smith. Lester Carr, Louis Eaton, Hubert Carr. Accompanying the party were Miss Nelson, Mes dames Emma Mountz and J. H Nelson. All reported ao enjoy able outing. After Results John Kimbrell has cleared his lot of wreckage from the fire and is building a new shop, 20 x 40 feet. Joe Mountz Ins cleared up his garage site and is planning on erectli.g a fireproof steel build ing, 40 x 60 feet. The mill peo ple are loading and shipping the ruins of their machinery for scrap iron. The burning of this mill was a distinct loss to Clay City, and everyone regrets that it will not be rebuilt. Aged Father Slain by Son John C. Vance, of Morgan county, aged 00 years, was shot and killed Sunday, May 2W, by h',s son, Elijah Vancl. Young Vance pleads insanity. lie was held over to the graud jury with out bond. Entertainment at Stanton Troop 1, Stanton, will give the playette, "A Strenuous After noon1' and Scout stunts at the College Chapel, June 13tb, 1022, , at 7:80 p. mi Admission 10 and 15 cents. If you are all run down, weak and nervous and feel out of sorts with everything and everybody, pet back in line by taking Tan lac. C. Liixfttel. The Three Oldest Violins J. B. Lucas, of this city, has possibly, the three oldest violins in this part of the State. One of these violins is 222 years old ; one 201 years old and one 175 years old, according to inscriptions printed on the back of the voilin inside and to be seen through the sound holes. - The oldest one reads: "Copy of violin made by Autonius S'radivarius cremoneusis in year 1700." The inscription in t lie second one is: "Copie D. E. Antonius Stradivarius cremoneusis facie bat amo 1721. (As) J. T. Lou. The age of the 175 year old fid dle is determined by tradition. Mr. Lucas prizes these violins very highly, and they are indeed valuable for the splendid music iu them till yet as well as their extreme old age. Sherman Townsend on Street For the first time in more than six months, Sherman Townsend was on the streets Tuesday, being wheeled in an Invalid's chair by his brother, Reuben. Shermau has no use of the leg he has, and he may not be able to wear a cork leg on the limb that had to amputated to save his life. Sher man has had a very hard t i me of it, and his many friends deeply sympathize with him in his mis fortune, but are irlad that he is able to be wheeled about. Garrett Attends Highway Meeting II. G. (aj irrett, as member of the State llighwayComniission, attended a meeting of the Dixie Highway promoters at Jackson ville, Fla, two days week before Ia6t. A large delegation was present from Michigan to Florida. Great interest in the project is manifested throughout the South' laud. Winchester Boosters The Winchester Boosters, three cars strong, visited us Wednesday morning distributing souvenirs and giving hearty handshakes. Judge L. F. Maun delivered a brief welcome address to the vis itors in well-chosen remarks. They carried a good band and made things cheerful for us and received a hearty welcome which they 6eeined to appreciate. Fugitive Caught in Powell I3ill Mitchell, colored, who has been living near West. Bend, this county, for more than one vear, was arrested yesterday by Sheriff Welch and Deputy Dennis, and the Sheriff of - Bourbon county assisting. He had broken jail several months ago, and had since made good his escape until yes terday. Wet Weather Continues Only about one-half the time is it so farmers can plow their crops, but grata is growing im mensely. Wheat crops are also fine and will sooo be ready to harvest. The blackberry crop is looking fine and will be on the market in three weeks. Corn Is getting weedy. New Strength Added to Stanton Bank On June 5th there was effect ed a reorganization of the Powell County Deposit Hank that adds additional strength to the bank ing situation of Powell County. F r many years this bank has been meeting the requirements of its section, with Mr. John W. Williams, of Stanton, as its Pres ident. Owing to his age and the demands of his individual aff airs Mr. Williams has desired to place the active management of the in stitution in the hands of younger men. The increasing demands of business have caused the officers of this bank to feel that an in crease of the capital stock would not only add to the strength of the bank financially, but enable it to more fully meet the require ments of the business interests of the community it serves; and in the reorganization, the inter est of some new stockholders has been enlisted, and the capital stock increased to $25,000, which has been fully paid in. While it is a matter of regret that Mr. Williams feels that he should not continue as the active head of the institution, his friends will be pleased to know that he will remain a stockhold er, and take an active interest in the affairs of the bank. The new board of directors are Thos. C. Hall, II. G. Garrett, II. C. Baker, J. II Hardwick, Dr. I. W. Johnson, J. 11. Williams and T. L Gabbard. Judge Hard wick has been elect ed President, Thos. C. Hall, vice president, with T. L. Gabbard as cashier, and Jouett Boone, assist ant cashier. Mr. Gabbard, the new cashier, has had many years of successful experience in the banking busi ness, and is a valuable acquisi tion to. t his institution. The following is a complete list of the stockholders: A. T. Whitt, J. H. Hardwick, II. C. Baker, N. D. Wiremau, T. C. Hall, 1. W. Johuson, Jouett Boone, M. li. Lyle, Grant Hanks, Rtmulus Jackson, Mrs. Edtnon Burgher, Bobt.' Black burn, F. It. Blackburn, Je6se Crowe, Charlie Crowe, U. G. Garrett, L. P. Keith, T. L. Gabbard, John W. Williams, J. H. Williams, T. G. White. Will Put up Steel Garage Joe Mountz, who lost his build ing in the recent fire, will go to Cincinnati this week to purchase a complete all-steel garage. He has hi plans and specifications prepared and he has been assur ed by contractors that the build ing can be erected in a very short time which will enable him to soon accommodate his patrons a formerly and much better. Judge Mann at West Bend Judge L. F. Mann preached Sunday morning at theWest Bend Methodist church to an interest' ed congregation. Pastor J. C. Everman is in Tennessee takinga brief ministerial course. , Personal Paragraphs Mrs. Clark Mize, of Quicksand, is visiting relatives in the city. Mr. and Mrs. L P. Keith spent the week end with relatives at Lexington. Miss Ida Hnth Mountz spent Saturday with Miss Ma Delaney, of Pilot View. Mr. and Mrs. John M. Ashley, of Clark county, were here and at Stauton Monday. Miss Thelma Spencer, of Eve lyn, Ky., is visiting her aunt, Mrs. V. T. Chapman. John Al Loving, of Lexington, is spending this week with hia friend, Gilbert White. Mr. and Mrs. Strauder Ander son, , of Fixer, were here over Sunday to visit relatives. D. B. Hurt suffered considera ble from a bad attack of hemor rhages the fore part of the reek. Mr. and Mrs. Lisle Fox and son Marcus Lisle, of Winchester, vis ited relatives here Saturday and Sunday. Miss Golden Day, of Torrent, was here Monday looking after business interests of her father, Floyd Day. D. B. nurt returned thelast of the week from a visit to his mother, Mrs. M. S. Haney at Cannel City. Mrs. Addie Nelson and two children, Dorothy and Virgil, are spending this week with relatives in Cincinnati. . Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Whi.t and II, G. Garrett, of Winchester, were here Tuesday on business and visiting friends. Uev. L. F. Martin, of Old Landing, was here the first of the week in the interest of the Moun tain Christian League. Mr. and Mrs. Sam Wood, of Lexington, returned home Mon day, after spending a few days with relatives in Powell. Miss Vera Eubank spent the week end with Mrs. K. S Eubank at Lexington and while there sang at the First Methodist Church. Miss BjuUh Smithers, of Day ton, O., attended the funeral and burial of her sister, Mrs. Pearl Stepp, and while here was the guest of her cousin, Misa 01 ga Tracy. Mrs. Mary White Wells, of Lexington, visited T. G. White and family the early part of the week. Mrs. T. G. White return ed with her for a short stay at Lexington. Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Colliver and children, of Ashland, arrived here Saturday for a visit to relatives at the Bed liiver Hotel. Mr. Colli ver returned to Ashland Tuesday while Mrs. Colliver and children will remain for about two weeks. Get rid of that indigestion, stomach trouble and nervousness, build up your system and regain that lost weight. Take Taolac. C. Shimfeiiel. Oil Shale Seen as Great Industry Sunday's Islington Herald had !an extensive writeup of the oil shale prospects, with particular refereuce to the Powell county shale. It is our pleasure to re produce the article in full below : 'With the possibility of the oil resources of the United States and other countries diminishing to such an extent that the de mand exceeds the supply, the es tablishment of plants for the re fining of oil from oil shale loom up as the one means by which the world can be supplid with oil and its by-products and yield euormous national wealth, 'ac cording to Dr. Victor C. Alder son, president of the Colorado School of Mines, who last Monday spoke to the students of the Col lege of Engineering of the Uni versity of Keutucky, on the question. "Dr. Aldcrson is the foremost authority on oil shales in the United. States, and has visited every country in which these valuable deposits are found. Monday afternoon, accompanied by Prof. C. S. Crouse and W. K. Freeman, acting dean of the col lege, he visited the oil shale at Clay City, Powell county. "Exhaustive experiments have been made at the University dur. ing the past two years in the ex traction of oil from oil shale and a machine ha9 recently beeu in stalled which it is claimed is cap able of handling the oil shale in large quantities Dr. Alderson visited the plant and was favora bly impressed with the retort in use and stated that it involves several important features, namely : "Correct fundamental princi ples, continuous operation, heat control, control of the time the shale is in transit through the re tort, use of steam which increas es and produces oil products, control of gases and vapors in volved by immediate suction which prevents them being over heated or spoiled in formation. "In discussing the time it would take to exhaust the sup ply of oil from the oil shale beds of Kentucky, Dr. Alderson esti mated that 1,000 plants refining 2,000 tons of shale a day each would have to be in operation 125 years before the last drop of oil had been squeezed from the shale. The average thick ness of the shale beds in Ken tucky is 50 feet and the amount of oil extracted is such that a paying commercial proposition is certain provided the retort is able to handle the product in one continuous motion, he said. "Kentucky has a plentiful aupp'y of water near its oil shale (Continued on page two) Good Help in Scsrjsar Indigestion causes worry, ner vousness, sick headache, bilious. ness, coated tongue, bad breath,' bloating, gas, constipation and constant distress. HenryC.Thorne 1002 Harrison Ave., Boston, lias, writes : "Since taking FoleyCith artic Tablets I feel fine." Cletrt3 bowels; sweeten stomach, invi-o-rate liver. Sherman Rot tics 6 Sons, local dealers.