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The Oldest Democratic Newspaper in the Mountains of Kentucky
Feese & Williams
Somerset, Ky., Friday, August 20, 1920.
Page One of Two
Second Section with Community News
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.
State Committee Refuses To Reopen The Pulaski
New Hospital To Be
Known As The Cumberland Sanitarium - Soldiers Coming
and Bookkeeper Resigns. To Take Effect September
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Appointed. Governor Morrow this week appointed Mr.
C.L. Gooch police judge of Eubank to take the place of
Green M. Mullin, resigned.
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
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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