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The Somerset Journal
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.
Mr. T.L. Swinford who has
been with the Journal for the past five months has
resigned and accepted a position at Harrodsburg.
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.
Charlie Curtis returned to Bowling
Green Business College Wednesday after spending several
days with his parents.
Miss Georgia T. Lewis of Sloans Valley
spent several days in the city with relatives.
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.
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.
C.H. Hatfield of Faubush
was in Somerset the first of the week on business.
|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
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,
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.
James Craig and George Carr left
yesterday for Akron, Ohio, where they have positions.
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
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
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
|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
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.
Clarence Rainwater visited relatives Thursday .
Mrs. Schoolcraft visited Mary
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.
Zillie Dobkins is very ill
S.C. Burton and wife visited his sister
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
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
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
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
Add McKee is with Marion McKee near Somerset.
Drum. Sunday school was organized at Pine Grove Sunday
Mrs. Tye Chaney and son were visitors at Wesley Bray's Saturday night
the son of Mrs. J.F.
Miller has returned home.
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.
J.B. Stevick of Wellington, Ohio, is here in interest of the Hoffman Bros. Co. of Ft. Wayne, Ind
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
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
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.
John Bullock and Morris Landford visited Jack Price Sunday
Lottie Whitaker is very ill at
Willie Sears has returned from
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
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
Walter Burdine has rented his Lovins
farm to Wm. Barnett.
Hogue. Several from here attended
the funeral of Mrs. P.C. Newell, at Mt. Zion, last
Misses Lula and Rhetta Adams spent Friday
with their uncle, Rev. J.M. Shadoan of Bethlehem
Charlie Gadis is quite sick at this writing
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
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
Miss Anna Baugh and little sister, Opal,
spent a few days of last
Clear Fork. Mrs. Maude McClure
and daughter visited her uncle, Jim Nelson,
Valley Oak. Sunday school
has been organized at Fellowship and is progressing very
"Uncle" Cy Spurlock spent Friday
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
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
|Dewey Garrett of Jackson, Ky., was in
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
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
V. Turpin visited his daughter last
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
Grace Roberts, Ella Randall and Edgar
Whitaker visited Vada Phelps
Edith Sears visited her cousin, Mary
Farmer, last week
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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