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The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, April 30, 1920.

 

Editorial(s). 

The Automobile Department at Frankfort reports that there are in Pulaski 319 automobiles and 34 trucks.  In Rockcastle there are 57 auto's and 2 trucks; in Wayne 192 auto's and 27 trucks; McCreary has 11 auto's and no trucks; Laurel has 40 automobiles and 2 trucks; while Lincoln has 523 automobiles and 47 trucks.  Notice, readers, the effect of good roads as has been seen in LincolnThe prime importance of motor trucks is that they enable the farmer to transport his produce quicker and better, and to receive his supplies more regularly and promptly, than in the days of horse drawn vehicles.  The saving of time alone means a big savings of money, and besides there is the advantage of getting the produce to market in far fresher condition than was formerly possible.  Beyond this, there is the actual drawing together of farm
and town which is the result of good roads frequently traveled.  The automobile was the pioneer that demanded good roads for the pleasure seeker.  The truck followed, and where some had hesitated to vote for large
expenditures simply to provide good rods for joy riders, the hesitation
vanished when it was realized what it would mean to any community to have
roads over which heavily laden trucks might safely run.  Farmers, besides
enjoying the economy and convenience of the motor truck, find themselves in closer contact with more and more people, and the last objection to rural life, namely that it is isolated, is removed.  It is interesting to all who have traveled the public roads for more than ten years, to observe the steady change in both he roads and the vehicles upon it.  The almost absence of the old wagon with creaking wheel and plodding nag indicates either that the owner of the horses knows that this noble animal is not best suited to the modern needs of hauling, or that the horse driving farmer is being slowly pushed to the wall by his more enterprising neighbors.  Trucks, prosperity and good roads!  More trucks, more prosperity!  More prosperity, more good roads; more good roads, more trucks; and soon and on as the hopeful cycle repeats itself.


Personal Mention. 

Harry Jeffrey has returned from Pittsburg, Pa.

Morris Harkins is spending several days in Lexington.

Joe McGee is expected home this week from his spring tour.

Mr. John Deegan of Ridgeway, Pa., spent last weekend in Somerset.

Mrs. A.W. Cain and daughter, Mrs. R.E. Higgins, spent several days in
Cincinnati last week.

Messrs Chas. Bourne and Dave Adams have resigned their positions at the shops and accepted a place with the Southern at Ludlow.

E.M. Pettus and E.P. Buchanan were in Cincinnati Wednesday.

Mr. T.L. Swinford who has been with the Journal for the past five months has resigned and accepted a position at Harrodsburg.

Deaths.

TRIMBLE.  Thomas Trimble, age 78, died at the home of his son in this city last Saturday.  He was buried Sunday at Trimble.  He was well known in the city and county.

NEWELL:  Mrs. Clara Newell, wife of Rev. P.C. Newell, died at her home at Oil Center last Friday.  She was 73 years of age.  Burial took place at Mt. Zion Saturday.

Notice.  Examination for Common School Diplomas will be held in Somerset on May 14th and 15th.  All those having finished the 8th grade in the county schools are entitled to take this examination.  Those receiving diplomas are entitled to free tuition in any high school in the county.

Notice.  All persons indebted to the estate of John Golden, deceased, will please settle same at once, and all having claims against said estate will file them properly verified with me.  John M. Perkins, Administrator of the Estate of John Golden

Charlie Curtis returned to Bowling Green Business College Wednesday after spending several days with his parents.

Mrs. Green, mother of Mrs. C.H. Talbot, of Louisville, is spending a few weeks at the home of Rev. and Mrs. Talbot.

Miss Ida York, who has been in Washington for the past year, returned home last week.  She has resigned her position there

Miss Georgia T. Lewis of Sloans Valley spent several days in the city with relatives.

Mrs. Jerre Keller of Paris has returned home after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. John Farrell.

Elected On Board.   Mr. O.G. Peterson of the Associated Engineering Co., has been elected a member of the City Board of Education to succeed Thos. B.
Prather, who resigned some weeks ago.  Mr. Peterson is a splendid young business man and will make the Board a splendid member.

Woman Acquitted.  Mallie Jackson was acquitted in Judge Tartar's court Wednesday charged with burning the barn of Mrs. Emily McGahan on Pitman Creek last Friday.  Several head of stock, corn and other feed were burned.

With The Fair.  Mr. H. Froman of Cincinnati, Ohio, has accepted a position with the Fair Store as manager of the shoe department.  Mr. Froman comes from Pilzuch's the most exclusive shoe store in Cincinnati.

Strike in Russell.  News has been received here of a big oil strike at Creelsboro, Russell County.  It is said to be the best well that has been found in this section.  Oil men are said to be flocking in there to get leases.


C.H. Hatfield of Faubush was in Somerset the first of the week on business.

Mrs. W.M. Garner of Shafter was in Somerset Wednesday shopping

 

Mrs. B.J. Terrell of Broadhead, Ky., has been the guest of Miss Elizabeth Harvey for several days.

Miss Alice Lyons of Science Hill, the Journal's efficient correspondent, was
in the city Monday.
Messrs J.D. Saunders and J.F. Denney of Bronston were in Somerset Tuesday on business.

J.S. Cooper was in Johnson county last week in the interest of the Pu-John Oil Company.

George Joplin was down from Danville Sunday with friends.

Mr. John Sloan was up from Burnside Tuesday on business.

Mrs. E.M. Mason has returned from a visit to Sunbright, Tenn.

Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Thomas spent several days in Lexington this week.

Ed Murphy is at home for a few days from a trip thru Eastern Kentucky.

Miss Dorothy Beck of Dayton, Ohio, is visiting the family of C.H. Moore.

The Misses Gragg have moved to the Frazure home on Mt. Vernon St.

Mrs. John Hammock is quite ill at the home of her sister, Mrs. Marcus Clark.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul Manakin of Montezuma, Ind., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. O.W. Swaim
Mr. and Mrs. M.C. Williams have returned from Mt. Vernon, Ky., where they attended a birthday dinner in honor of Mr. Williams' mother.

Wilmouth Brown and daughter of Nancy were in town Wednesday on business.  Mr. Brown called at the Journal office and renewed for another year.

Miss Mabel Barnett has returned from New Port, Ky.

Raymond Dill has been taken to the Somerset Sanitarium and his condition is quite serious

Mrs. O.W. Swaim returned Tuesday from Lexington where she has been with Mrs. J.M. Owens.

Judge and Mrs. B.J. Bethurum will leave Sunday for Mt. Vernon where the Judge will open court Monday

 

D.E. Denton, president Citizens National Bank, had the misfortune last Friday to get a nail stuck in his foot.  He has been unable to wear a shoe for several days.

Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Kaiser and Mr. and Mrs. Jack Burke and baby accompanied the body of Mrs. C.C. Hitch to Cincinnati last Saturday and attended the funeral Monday.

Junius Harkins was in Lexington Monday.
Sup't. L.E. Meece attended the graduation exercises at the Eubank Graded School Monday

James Craig and George Carr left yesterday for Akron, Ohio, where they have positions.

James Williams will come down from Lexington today to spend the weekend with his parents

Mrs. R.M. Tate fell thru the porch at her home Monday and sustained painful but not serious injury

Mrs. G.M. Phipps will return to her home in Louisville today, after a visit with Mrs. A. Goldenberg.  Mrs. Goldenberg will accompany her home.

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Curtis of Akron, Ohio, are visiting his parents on North Main Street.  Mr. Curtis is in the real estate business in that thriving city and is making good.

The many friends of Dr. J.M. Owens will be glad to know that he is getting along nicely after a serious operation last Sunday at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.  While yet in a serious condition, the physicians have hopes of his recovery.

Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Charrington, parents of Mrs. C.C. Hitch, and daughter, Miss Virginia, of Norwood, Ohio; and Mrs. C.A. Hitch and daughter, Miss Bess, of Covington, were called to Somerset last week on account of the death of Mrs. C.C. Hitch.  Mrs. Charrington, mother of Mrs. Hitch, was here when her daughter died

Mt. Zion.  Mrs. Grace Adams made a business trip to Somerset last Monday

Guster Hollars and family have moved to the property purchased of Orville Leigh

Sister Bruner filled her appointment at Wilson Saturday and Sunday …

The remains of Mrs. P.C. Newell, who died at Oil Center, were brought here for burial Saturday …

Clayton Ridge, of Detroit, Mich., spent Saturday with his aunt, Mrs. A.J. Wilson …

Mrs. Charles Baugh of Burnside is visited relatives here …

Joseph Bruner and "Aunt" Jane Howell spent Saturday and Sunday with friends here …

Rev. I.A. Williams of Ashland, Ky., will begin a revival at Wilson Chapel Wednesday …

Everybody is invited to attend the
dedication of Wilson Chapel, Sunday, June 13th.

W.N. Burton and family visited at Shafter Saturday and Sunday …

Bonnie Burton was the guest of Zollie Hudson Saturday

Mattie and Bettie Tartar visited Oscar Burton Sunday …

Mrs. Eva Minsy is here and her father for a few days
… Charlie Dobkins and wife visited their sister Friday

W.F. Clark, of Lexington, representing the "Blue Grass Sample Case," was in Somerset Tuesday on business.  Mr. Clark is one of the high up Masons in the State and was here partially in the interest of the 73rd Annual Conclave, Grand Commandery of Kentucky to be held in Lexington on May 18-20.

Mr. J.S. Mavity spent a few days in Chattanooga this week.  He was
accompanied home by Mrs. Mavity and sons, Edward and Walter, who have been
visiting in Chattanooga and Georgia.

Mr. Lincoln McKinley of Wichatau, Kansas, stopped off in Somerset for a few hours Wednesday en route to Jamestown, Ky., on business.  Mr. McKinley is an old newspaper man and just dropped in the Journal office Wednesday afternoon to see the "oldest newspaper in the Kentucky-Tennessee mountains" he said.

Waterloo.  Alonzo Leigh visited his sister Wednesday night …

Clarence Rainwater visited relatives Thursday ….

Mrs. Schoolcraft visited Mary
Rainwater Thursday …

Mrs. Rosco Calhoun spent Saturday with Gertie Calhoun …

E. Humley (?) visited at C.F. Rainwater's Saturday …

Dica Schoolcraft spent Saturday with Mrs. Molden …

Otha Molden is on the sick list … Harry Cody and family visited Dave Allen Saturday night.

Trimble.  Mrs. Verlie Gains is visiting her mother … Same and Auglia Burton were in Somerset Saturday …

Luther Gariles had a horse to die last week

Ettie Burton and daughter visited Mannie Gariles Friday night …

E.E. Burton and Clarence Burton spent Sunday at Sam Burton's.

Nancy.

Zillie Dobkins is very ill …

S.C. Burton and wife visited his sister
Sunday …

Frank Pierce visited Geo. Tartar last week

Mrs. J. Burton spent the weekend with her daughter

Mrs. P.C. Newell is no better at this writing …

Miss Ina Moorefield has one promising milch cow …

Mrs. T. Silvers visited her sister, Mrs. Dora Calhoun, Saturday night

Charles Scott and family visited Marion Brooks Saturday

V. Turpin visited his daughter last week.

Mrs. Emma Garrett is visiting Mrs. T.B. Show

Miss Noma Jones was a guest at X. Wesley's Wednesday.

Clarence.  Laff Brooks visited in Eubank Saturday and Sunday

Mrs. Rebecca Sandidge is with her son at Stearns

Beech Grove.  John and X. Wesley have purchased a new buggy …

Mrs. Marlet Wesley is visited her grandfather of Pumpkin Hollow …

C. Wesley and wife visited at Phelix Phelps Sunday ….

George Osborne is slowing improving

Esta Abbott is in Quinton this week

Ezra Todd and wife visited Green Purcell Thursday.

The funeral of G.W. White, who was found dead at his home, was held here from the Christian Church Saturday and internment took place in the city cemetery

Misses Susie Godbey and Alice Lyon were in Somerset Monday having dental work done

Science Hill.  Profs. Webb and Dabney attended the Kentucky Educational
Association at Richmond last week

The Bible Institute of the Baptist Church is in progress and many very capable speakers are on the program

Albert Albright had the repairs and tires stolen from his Ford Sat. night …

Mrs. Arthur Vaught was in town Monday

Floyd.  Rev. Crow preached at Freedom Saturday night and Sunday

Judge Godby and S.O. Newell have gone into the garage business and here's hoping them much success

Clayton Ridge, who has a position with "Henry Ford" at Detroit, is here with friends and relatives

Carl Cain has completed his course in book-keeping at the Somerset School of Business

Preparations are being made for the commencement exercises at the close of school

Mrs. M.C. Higgins is recovering from an attack of tonsillitis … 

Mr. and Mrs. Terrell Spears are entertaining a new girl at their home

Mrs. J.E. Todd and children spent Thursday with her sister, Mrs. Mack Griffin …

Joe Holt and family visited Mr. and Mrs. D.M. Moore Sunday …

Mrs. Belle Trivett and daughter visited her son, Roy, Sunday.

J.A. Hansford has put in a new line of groceries …

Mrs. Wm. Price visited A.C. Herrin Thursday …

 Edith Sears spent the weekend at Short Creek …

Mrs. J.W. Hansford is very ill …

Mae Whitson visited homefolks for a few days …

Oscar Hubble and wife visited Jeff Smith Sunday …

Mrs. Jane McHargue is visiting her daughter …

Hester McKinney visited Lucy Whitson last week.

G.B. Eastham and wife visited her father Sunday …

Maggie Godby spent Thursday with Mollie Adams  …

Susie Waters visited Cordie Wesley
Sunday …

Add McKee is with Marion McKee near Somerset.

Drum.  Sunday school was organized at Pine Grove Sunday …

Cleve Erp
entertained a few friends Sunday …

Mrs. Tye Chaney and son were visitors at Wesley Bray's Saturday night …

the son of Mrs. J.F. Miller has returned home.
Lucy Whitson visited Ethel Smith Saturday …

Mrs. Jeff Smith and daughter spent a few days with Oscar Hubble …

Effie Whitson is visiting her brother

Mt. Hope.  Jerry Hodge and wife visited their father Sunday …

Miss Goldie Weddle has returned from Cincinnati …

Beatrice Morris visited Hester Apples Sunday …

Clotha Adams visited Sarah Weddle Sunday …

A.M. Adams spent Sunday with C. Waddle

Oscar Choate of Pikeville was in town last week shaking hands with friends …

John M. Perkins was in Somerset last week on business …

Bobbie Cox is ill with typhoid fever

Mrs. W.E. Fisher of Somerset was the guest of her parents Mr. and Mrs. C.A. Miller
last week

J.B. Stevick of Wellington, Ohio, is here in interest of the Hoffman Bros. Co. of Ft. Wayne, Ind

Mark. 

A new son has arrived at the home of Frank Whitson …

The infant son of Henry Henzman died April 21, and was buried at Rock Lick

Burnside.  Mrs. S.E. Cooper is with her son in Bristol, Va. …

Mrs. John Golden was in Somerset last Thursday …

Coleman "Red" Mazer, who has just been discharged from the service at Camp Merrit, N.J., was in town last Thursday.  His many friends are always glad to see him

Mesdames Bryant and Tate, of Tateville, were in the city shopping Saturday …

Mrs. Lum Harvey and daughter of Somerset, spent Saturday with Mrs. J.M. Lloyd

Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Buchanan and daughter of Viniti, Okla., are the guests of Ed Buchanan and
family …

Frank Sloan of Wisconsin was the guest at the home of Rev. A.C. Taylor over Sunday …

Bent.  Kisarah Phelps and Minnie Bray visited at Alvin Phelps' Saturday night and attended church at White Lily Sunday …

Mrs. Martha Hargis of Dykes is
visiting her sister, Mrs. R.L. Mize

Martha Inabnit was the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Lottie Simpson, Saturday night.

Elrod.  Bob Catron and wife visited at Oscar Sowder's Sunday …

Scott Hansford and wife visited at Mark Wednesday …

Jess Childers will have a sale Tuesday, April 27th …

Mrs. J.M. Carter visited her mother, Mrs. Martha Farmer, Saturday night …

Mrs. Ida Bullock visited Mrs. J.L. Bumgardner Sunday.

Shopville.  Miss Lizzie Peters, Willie Sears and Maggie Price visited Mrs.
Mandy Whitaker …

John Bullock and Morris Landford visited Jack Price Sunday …

 Lottie Whitaker is very ill at this writing … Willie Sears has returned from
Indianapolis, Ind. …

Wheat is bad in this vicinity as a whole

There will be plenty of peaches and apples if they don't get killed

Acorn.  Wm. Cottingen of Indianapolis, Ind., is visiting relatives here …

Sam Mayfield of Somerset, visited his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Mayfield
Saturday and Sunday …

W.A. Chaney suffered the loss of his house by fire Friday …

The stork visited the home of Mr. and Mrs. Matthew Whitaker and left
a fine girl …

Walter Burdine has rented his Lovins farm to Wm. Barnett.

Cave Hill.  N. George has moved his oil rig from Eli Estes' farm, west of Eubank, to J.D. Wilson's farm, at Ansel

Hogue.  Several from here attended the funeral of Mrs. P.C. Newell, at Mt. Zion, last Saturday … Misses Lula and Rhetta Adams spent Friday with their uncle, Rev. J.M. Shadoan of Bethlehem … Charlie Gadis is quite sick at this writing … Mrs. Pearl Cornder and children of Cincinnati are visiting her parents, Mr.. and Mrs. Freland Hall … Walter Roy and children spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother Mrs. Malinda Richardson of Mt. Zion … Misses Elizabeth and Dorothy Jasper and Mattie and Stella Dick attended church at King Bee Sunday … Killis Blevins and John Adams visited Clarence and Virgil Tartar of Mintonville, Saturday night and Sunday … Kelly Prewitt is on the sick list … Miss Anna Baugh and little sister, Opal, spent a few days of last
week with their grandmother, Mrs. Mary Baugh of Mt. Zion … Beulah and Everett Jasper of Mt. Hope, visited their grandfather A.J. Adams Thursday and Friday … Clarence Cooper of Whitley City will spend the summer here at C.C. Cooper's … Marion Godby and family were in Somerset Wednesday … Mitchell Shadoan of
Bethlehem spent Sunday with his cousin A.J. Adams … several young folks were
entertained at the home of C.C. Cooper Sunday … Mrs. Mary King is no better

Clear Fork.  Mrs. Maude McClure and daughter visited her uncle, Jim Nelson,
Saturday and Sunday … Mrs. Dick Gilliland  and little daughter spent the
weekend with her sister of Todd, Ky. .. The little son of W. Diamonds is very ill at this writing … Leonard Osborn and wife visited their aunt, Mrs. Ella Griffin last Sunday … Wm. Epperson was in Eubank Sunday … Mrs. George Goff and little daughter visited Mrs. Clarence Griffin Wednesday evening … Jim Mercer started a singing at Pnobscott Wednesday night ..  A public sale was held at the home of Mrs. Rachel Long Saturday … Mrs. Rebecca Sandidge is visiting her son at Stearns this week … Philip Greer has returned home from New Castle, Ind., and is visiting his parents at Clear Fork … Miss Lucy Hart is able to be out again .. Henry Singleton was in Somerset Monday … There was a good attendance at the Baptist Church Sunday … Mrs. Franklin Hays of Eubank visited her parents at Woodstock Sunday.

Valley Oak.   Sunday school has been organized at Fellowship and is progressing very nicely … "Uncle" Cy Spurlock spent Friday with Gillins
Farmer … Misses Helen and Mille McKinney spent Friday at Wallace Phelps …
Miss Sallie Ledford visited at H.H. Buchanan's Sunday .. Mrs. J.D. Randall
was in Somerset Saturday and Sunday … Miss Linda Buchanan and Mrs. D.B.
Wyrick spent Monday with their sister, Mrs. John Hansford … Rev. H.S. Measel
filled his appointment at Flat Lick Saturday … D. Couch and wife were in
Somerset Friday … Chas. Thompson left for Dayton, Ohio, last week … John and
Elijah Helton are at home from Ohio … Miss Leona Griffin is spending several
days with relatives at Woodstock … Blain and Doe Farley left last week for
Laurel to spend a few days with their father … Mrs. Sarah Speak and daughter
visited at W.C. Wyrick's last week.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mrs. Frank Waite of Glasgow was the weekend guest of Mrs. P.W. Tuttle …

Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Rew were in Oakdale over Sunday … Mr. and Mrs. B.L. Ham and son were in Somerset Monday

Mat Whitaker has moved to his new home

Rome Randall and family spent Sunday with Mat Whitaker.

Winnie and Opha Wilson visited
Ruby Rainwater Sunday …

The dedication at Wilson Chapel will be the second Sunday in June

Miss Artie Whitson visited Mandy Whitaker Saturday …

John Whitaker had a sale Thursday … Miss Effie Whitson visited Mandy Whitaker.

Misses Lexie Steele and Edna Phelps were Saturday night guests at Emmett Carlton's …

Alvin Phelps visited here Monday

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Harper visited her parents Sunday ..

Logan Debord and wife visited at W.H. Bumgardner's Sunday …

Mrs. Martha Stevens visited at Mrs. Archie Poynter's Monday night …

Ransom Vaught and wife visited Lope Smith Sunday …

 

 

 

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Dewey Garrett of Jackson, Ky., was in town Monday …

Mrs. C.W. Caddell of Tateville was in town Thursday …

Miss Cecil Davis has returned from Monticello

Miss Lucy Hankley of Danville was the attractive guest of the Rankin girls Sunday

Miss Lura Dobbs of Knoxville passed through town Sunday en route to Bronston

Miss Elizabeth Allen spent the weekend in Somerset …

Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Curtis and son of Akron, Ohio, are the guests at the home of E.A. Harn on French Avenue …

Prof. D.G. Webb of Science Hill was in town Monday … B.F. Rakestraw was in town

The infant son of Mrs. R.L. Mize died April 25th …

Miss Kisarah Phelps was the guest of Mrs. Charlie Sears Tuesday …

Chester Stogsdill visited at Geo. Phelps' Sunday ….

Joe Vanhook visited Fred Vanhook Saturday and Sunday …

Nancy.  Zillie Dobkins is very ill ...

S.C. Burton and wife visited his
sister Sunday …

Frank Pierce visited Geo. Tarter last week …

W.N. Burton and family visited at Shafter Saturday and Sunday …

Bonnie Burton was the guest of Zollie Hudson Saturday …

Mrs. Eva Minsy is here with her father for a few days …

Charlie Dobkins and wife visited their sister Friday …

Mattie and Bettie Tartar visited Oscar Burton Sunday …

Mrs. J. Burton spent the weekend
with her daughter ..

V. Turpin visited his daughter last week.

Shopville.  The infant son of Henry Hensman died last Thursday and was buried at Rock Lick …

Rev. W.R. Smith of Somerset spent Saturday night with Steve
Wright …

Grace Roberts, Ella Randall and Edgar Whitaker visited Vada Phelps
Saturday night …

Edith Sears visited her cousin, Mary Farmer, last week …
Mae Whitson is here visiting home folks …

Charity Price spent Thursday with Mrs. A.C. Herrin …

Jesse Bales and family, Willis Sears and family and James Raney and family visited at Virgil Raney's Sunday …

Ansel.  Mrs. J. Vanhook and little girl are visiting at Buncombe …

 

 

 

 

 

 

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