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The Somerset Journal
The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, August 20, 1920.

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Second Section with Community News

Buys Commonwealth.  Mr. R.M. Feese has purchased The Commonwealth printing plant and took charge last week.  This paper had been edited by "Uncle" Bill Schooler for the past several years.  It is the only Republican paper in the county.  Mr. Frank Pumphrey bought the plant from Mr. Schooler and sold it the next day to Mr. Feese.


They Have It.  Women of Country Can Now Vote in the Coming Election for President.  Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 18 - Tennessee today became the thirty-sixth State to ratify the Susan B. Anthony Federal suffrage amendment.  The constitutional chance thus will become effective in time for the women of the country to vote in the Presidential election in November, unless the lower House of the Tennessee Assembly rescinds its action of today in adopting the ratification resolution 49 to 47.  Speaker Walker, leader of the anti-suffragists, put opponents in a position to demand reconsideration by changing his vote from nay to aye and moving to reconsider.  The House adjourned until 10 o'clock Thursday when the speaker's motion will have the right of way.  Suffrage and anti-suffrage forces tightened their lines this afternoon for the final fight and both sides were claiming victory.  The suffragist, however, had the advantage of today's victory and expressed confidence that Speaker Walker's motion would be voted down tomorrow.  The vote in the house was 49 to 47.  The Senate ratified the amendment last Friday by a vote of 25 to 4.  Speaker Walker, in an attempt to have the action reconsidered, changed his vote to aye and moved that such action be taken.  Walker's change of his vote gave ratification of a majority of 50 to 46.  Adjournment was taken until 10 o'clock Thursday.  Ratification by the Tennessee legislature was the culmination of an intensive drive made by suffrage proponents to have the amendment made effective in time for the women of the country to vote in the Presidential election in November.  The drive was started when West Virginia became the thirty-fourth State to ratify early this year.

Waddle Wins.  State Committee Refuses To Reopen The Pulaski Contest. 
Benjamin L. Waddle continues to head the Republican County Committee and the committee selected by the precinct conventions will hold on.  This was the verdict of the Republican State Central Committee which met in Louisville last Wednesday.  Mr. J.R. Cook, who was elected County Chairman by the mass convention at the Courthouse asked for a rehearing and had considerable proof, it is said, to offer as to why he should be seated, but the Committee said the affair was settled as far as they were concerned.  Mr. Cook was not allowed to present his case.  Those who attended the meeting say that Governor Morrow took quite an interest in the proceedings and used his influence in behalf of his brother-in-law, Mr. Waddle.  Mr. Waddle and his political allies will have charge of the Republican campaign in the county this fall.  Judge R.C. Tartar will act as Chesley Searsey, R.B. Waddle as Chairman Hays and W.B. Morrow as Tobias Hert.  This is a combination hard to beat but when the Democrats get organized and going good they will know there is a fight on.  Mr. Waddle, in conversation with a reporter for this paper stated that the most vigorous campaign in the history of the county would be waged.


New Hospital To Be Known As The Cumberland Sanitarium - Soldiers Coming Soon.
  Pulaski County has a new hospital which will open up on next Monday.  It will be called the Cumberland Sanitarium, and was promoted by Dr. A.W. Cain.  He will have the co-operation of all the doctors in the county.  The first
patients to be received will be about 25 soldiers who will be sent here by the government for treatment.  These soldiers were injured during the late war and are practically all overseas veterans.  Later on the number will be increased to seventy-five.  The owners have spent considerable money to get the place in condition to receive patients.  Any donations, such as linens, cooking utensils, furniture or anything that can be used, will be gratefully received.


Utilities Manager and Bookkeeper Resigns.  To Take Effect September 15th. 
Mr. E.L. Shotwell, manager of the Somerset office of the Kentucky Utilities Co., and Mr. George Waddle, cashier and bookkeeper, sent their resignations to the Louisville office this week.  Both resignations take effect September 15th.  Mr. Shotwell and Mr. Waddle have been with the local company for several years and both are efficient employees and well liked by the patrons of the company.  IT will be generally regretted that they are to sever their connection with the local office.  The company has not decided who they will send to take the places of these gentlemen.


Progressive Farmer.  Elias Burton, one of the most progressive farmers of the county, who lives in the Oak Hill neighborhood, is building a new $4,000.00 home.  Mr. Burton will have all modern conveniences in this new home.  He has purchased a complete Lally Light and water system and will have it installed at once.  This system includes lights, bathroom, toilets and power.  The plant was purchased from T.E. Jasper.

Prof. R.E. Hill Is Chosen Superintendent of Somerset City Schools.  Now On Job.  Prof. Ralph E. Hill, teacher of mathematics at the Louisville Male High School for the past fifteen years, has accepted the position of Superintendent of the Somerset City Schools.  He assumed his duties Tuesday of this week, and is now in the city getting acquainted with his work.  The Board of Education feel that they are indeed lucky to get a man of Prof. Hill's caliber.  He was highly recommended by the Louisville Board of Education and many business and professional men of that city.  He holds three degrees from well known universities.  Prof. Hill was considered for some time for the Superintendency of the Louisville schools but the Board decided to go outside of Louisville to employ a man.  Mrs. Hill has accepted the place of Principal of the High School.  She has been a teacher in the Louisville city schools for a number of years.  The new superintendent is employed for twelve months.  This was made compulsory by the new school law passed by the last legislature and he also has the additional duties of looking after the colored city schools.  The Louisville Herald, of Monday, said editorially of Prof. Hill "Friends of youth, in all the fullest acceptation of the word, will learn with a very real regret that Prof. Ralph Hill is to leave the schools even though he does so on promotion.  When they are told further that Somerset is henceforward to be his home town, Somerset that is not quite sure whether it is prouder of "Red" Roberts than of the Morrow twins, the wise ones will recall that Mr. Hill is strong for football himself.  Perhaps it was not scholarship alone that prompted the flattering invitation.  That by the way, A first class educator leaves us and a splendid gentleman."


Short on Teachers.  The City Schools, in all probability, will be short of teachers for the grades when school opens next month.  There were several who did not take the examination for a state certificate and in the past week quite a number have resigned.  It is going to be a problem to fill their places as the law now requires all teachers to hold state certificates.


About That Bridge.  The great need of the Pitman Creek bridge was fully demonstrated last Thursday when Somerset had many auto parties as circus guests.  Quite a delegation came to the Journal office and urged us to use all our influence to have work started at once on the approaches so the people could use the bridge.  On man, and he was a strong Republican, told us that he would never vote the Republican ticket again if the present administration didn't get busy.  He said he knew of dozens of others who were talking the same way.  There is an order on the books of the Fiscal Court to build the approaches but it seems to mean nothing.


Paynter Here.  Mr. T.H. Paynter, District Road Engineer, was in the city this week in conference with the county authorities.  Mr. Paynter says that the State Road Department is very anxious that the county complete the approaches to the bridge over Pitman Creek so that bridge can be put to use and so the state can make a settlement for work on Monticello Pike.  If this approach is not built the county will not get any state aid on this work and will lose several thousand dollars.  The work on the Stanford Pike continues slowly.  There is said to be some friction between the county authorities and the state representative on this project which is delaying the work.  It is hoped this will be fixed up and the work pushed.  There is plenty of labor and teams available for that work now and there seems to be no reason why it should not be finished.



To Danville.  Somerset will send several students to Centre College this fall.  Among the number will be William Humble and George James Sallee.  Both of these young men graduated from the high school last year.  Mr. Humble will report September 6th for football practice.  Somerset football enthusiasts are looking forward to the Harvard game on October 23rd.  About a dozen or more will be ready for the trip when the special pulls out of Danville on the morning of the 21st.

Rain Prevents Work.  Magistrate C.P. Dause, who is looking after the interest of the county in the construction of the pike on the Stanford road, was in town Friday and said that he was getting along fine until the rainy weather set in and that he has been unable to do much work since.  He hopes to begin again in a few days and will do all he can to push the work to completion

Work To Begin.  The Connelly Construction company started their crusher to work this week to get out rock for the work on the streets of Somerset.  Mr. Connelly will push the work with all possible haste and he hopes to have all the streets in good condition by fall.

Only One Passes.  Oliver D. Vanover was the only applicant for the post office at Waynesburg to pass the civil service examination.  He will therefore receive the appointment.

Mt. Vernon Court.  Judge B.J. Bethurum and Attorney Flippin are in Mt. Vernon this week holding court.  Judge James Denton is also in attendance.  This is a two weeks session.


Will Go West.  Miss Ora Enoch sent her resignation to the Board of Education this week, as a teacher in the City Schools, and will leave shortly for Colorado where she will spend the winter.  She will offer the home place and all personal property for sale.


Phelps Here.  Mr. Dave Phelps, who has just recently been made Superintendent of the Bry-Mac Coal Co., Silerville, Ky., was here Sunday.  Mr. Phelps says that they are operating about half dozen mines and can not near fill all the orders they receive.  Mr. Phelps will move his family to Silerville this week.

Marriage Licenses.  The following marriage licenses have been issued since our last issue:  James E. Stone and Dora Shadoan; Killis Blevins and Bertha E. Whites; John W. Godsey and Gertie Lou Wilson; James W. Hunger and Minerva Murphy; Delvi Herbert Haynes and Mary F. Durkin; Jerry Spears and Mary Haste.

Woodall Home.  Marshal Woodall was pardoned this week from the Reform School at Glendale and is at home.  His father, George Woodall, took his pardon to him and brought the boy home.  Marshal made a splendid record at the institution and was one of the most popular boys in the school.

To Open Hotel.  Mr. Charlie Candler will soon open a hotel in the Gardner property just south of the Opera House.  This building has been occupied by Drs. Wahle and Beard, who will move.

Body Has Been Sent From France.  The body of Deleno Wilson, son of A.R. Wilson, of Faubush, has been shipped from France and will be sent to Somerset.  This news was received by Mr. Wilson from the war department and the local post, American Legion, also received notice.  It is not known just when the body will arrive.  Mr. Wilson has expressed a desire that the burial take place at the National Cemetery and the American Legion will have charge of the services.  They will meet the body and escort it to the cemetery.  All members will be given notice so as to be here.  Private Wilson served all through the war and was in some of the biggest and fiercest battles, but came out without a scratch.  He was ordered with the army of occupation into Germany and there took pneumonia and died.

May Be Retired.  The last congress passed a pension bill retiring all government employees over 65 years of age unless the Postmaster General gives special permission for their retention and they are recommended by their superiors.  This order will effect Mr. Charles Porch, who has had charge of the Money Order window at the post office, and M.E. Barnette, who has been carrying the mail on a star route for some time.  By special permission Mr. Barnette has been retained and will continue carrying the mail for two years.  The case of Mr. Porch has not been acted on yet but as he has been highly recommended it is likely he will be retained.

Barnes.  Willie P. Barnes, son of W.W. Barnes, died last Saturday after a short illness.  He was 22 years of age.  Funeral services were held at Mt. Zion, just east of Somerset, on Sunday.  He was a brother of Wesley J. Barnes, formerly County Superintendent of Schools.

Enoch.  Mrs. Phoebe A. Enoch, after an illness of several years, passed away last Thursday morning at her home on North Maple St.  Her condition grew serious about two weeks ago and her daughter Miss Bertie Enoch, who was attending school at Cornel University, was summoned to her bedside.  Mrs. Enoch was a devout member of the Christian Church.  Funeral services were held at the residence last Friday afternoon, conducted by Rev. D.W. Scott, pastor of the First Christian Church.  Interment followed in the City Cemetery.  Mrs. Enoch is survived by two daughters, Miss Ora Enoch of this city, and Miss Bertie Enoch of Chicago.

Gooch Appointed.  Governor Morrow this week appointed Mr. C.L. Gooch police judge of Eubank to take the place of Green M. Mullin, resigned.

Back from Louisville.  Mr. A.J. Crawford, the Ford man, is back from Louisville where he went to confer with the Ford people about cars for the coming year.  Mr. Crawford was promised twice the number of cars he received last year and he already has orders for one-fourth of the number.  Nine were delivered last week.  The Ford Garage received nine Fordson Tractors this week and they are now on display at the garage.  Several of them are sold.

Opens September 6th.  The City Schools will open on Monday, September 6th.  The building and grounds are now being made ready for the opening.

Wesley Here.  Mr. John Wesley, a former Pulaskian, now living in Glendale, Arizona, is in Somerset on a visit.  Mr. Wesley owns a farm at Glendale and is growing mostly cotton, which last year brought $1.24 a pound.  He likes Arizona very much.  He says Mrs. Wesley is also much pleased with their new
home and is in the best of health.  Mr. Wesley and his brother came to Kentucky to visit a sister in Casey County.

Cattle Sale.  Mr. Joe H. Gibson has an advertisement in this issue of the Journal offering for sale some fine cattle.  Read it.


Big Dam to Be Built at Parker's Mill to Generate Power For This Section.  A survey has about been completed for the proposed dam and power plant at Parkers Mill.  It is said that all arrangements for financing the proposition has been made and as soon as the survey is finished work will begin.  The back water will cover the entire picnic grounds.  The power plant will be sufficiently large to furnish power for a radius of fifty miles or further.  It is said that electricity can be furnished at about four cents a k.w.  This project has been on foot for some time but it was not until recently that sufficient capital was secured to put the deal thru.  Mr. O.G. Peterson has engineered the deal.

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