Middlesboro Daily News, February 19, 1969

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February 19, 1969

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Middlesboro Daily News (Newspaper) - February 19, 1969, Middlesboro, Kentucky Home Daily of the Cumberlands MIDDLESBORO DAILY NEWS VOL. 58. NO. 274. MIDDLESBORO, KY., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1969. 10 CENTS Next Mayor, Council Would Benefit Mayor's Salary Doubled But Council Pay Vote Questioned By a 8-1 vote Middlesboro City Council last night voted on first reading to double the may- or's salary to per month beginning January, 1970, when the next mayor takes office. Mayor Chester Wolfe also rul- third-class cities with city man- motion even though he would up to its part of the agreement, ed a motion to increase the agers have salaries ranging vote against it. Charlie Scott said the "best to Blakeman seconded Grace's thing" the council probably Mayor's Hike Passes 8-1, But Council Pay Vote of 7-2 to be Checked by Nagle agers from council members' pay from from per meeting per regular meeting to per per year. Salaries for the regular meeting passed. The maining third class city mayor.s vote was 7-2. range from to a year. For the second'time the coun- Middlesboro's council mem- In other action the council: Raymond Douglas Hughes as a recruit in the po- lice departmenl. four bids on hoses for a fire truck and referred them to Public Safety and Finance Committees. To Buy File to buy a cabinet torney Joe Nagle said be doubt- ed this could be done and prom- Both ?BHy ised to check the legality of the were. on wUhout anv dls- ruljng cussions. In an interview last month both Wolfe and Finance _.._ ______........_ Wolfe said he will let the rul- Committee member Crawford Grace maintained, is such that lations ing stand unless and until it is Blakeman cited the increased city should consider whether it proven illegal. work load of the mayor as the should try to terminate the fran- Mrs. Betty Mike, Jacob mairi reason for the salary chise. Reams and Marshall Montgom- boost. Can't Participate ery were absent from yester- In other action the council for Grace also told the council he day's meeting. Mrs. Kathryn "'e second time delayed second has learned from state officials p p r o v e d payments to Brock Brothers Company of Corbin for two contracts on the sewage drainage project. One payment was for the other for Councilmen issed repairs the firm has agreed to make and Wolfe as- sured the council final pay- ments will not be made before Grace's thing" the council re- motion and then moved to defer could do is to make all resi- it to the next meeting. dents have their garbage picked lega, tile Grace accused City up by the company. for (he offjce and Disposal, Inc., the company Owners Present annronrialed Sfi'O for the c.l delayed second reading of bers are the lowest paid among the garbage Aftcr the vote Grace encour- cense stickers and the proposed garbage rates hike, 'he 16 cities in its class. Mid- franchise, of breaking its fran- aged all councilmen to go out Require Two-thirds dlesboro pays councilmen chise agreement with the city and see the dump. Ordinances raising the coun- Per Vear- Tnc next lowest pay- by not maintaining its dump ac- Company officials Roy Shoff- cilmen's salary require a two- ing citY in Middlesboro's class cording to state and federal re- ner and S. A. Mars were in the thirds vote of the 12-member its councilmen The gulations. room> but look no part in the council. Wolfe ruled a vote by highest paying third-class city Grace said the dump is cover- discussion. The two explained one of three councilmen absent ed fiies and infested with the reasons they asked for the as cast for the motion. Citv At- lats' He said lle went out here hikes a' 'he February 4 coun- --'VAt Nn once and shot several rats. The cil meeting. "dump site is in a very unsani- tary Grace com- Grace asked why 'he gar- plained bage collection firm isn't sub- The condition nf Ihe riumn Ject tu 'he same type of regu- 'his is done. Nagle said drain- condition of the dump, age worked well during recent Kentucky Utilities and South rains. Grace opposed payment. Central Bell Telephone Com- a payment pany are. Nagle replied the to Proctor-lngels and Associ- slalutes authorizing the fran- ates, Inc., Lexington, for the chise is different. He said the same project. Grace also op- phone and utility companies posed this payment. Wa'rdrup member reading approval of" the gar- that the "couid'not according to law are regulated -voted installation of street opposing the mayor's hike. bage hike. On February 4 the participate in a pilot dump pro- by Comm's- lights for 31st and Dorchester Sam Scott joined Mrs. Ward- council approved residential ject the state and federal ;gov- rup in opposing the pay boost garbage rates of per month ernment plan to locate in Bell for the councilmen. H. E. for orice-a-week pickup and County. He said only the govern- Grace, Jr., first voted against per month for twice-a- ing bodies of Middlesboro, Pine- JJQQ t( Ihe councilmen's hike, but after week pickup. ville and Bell County are eligible jlave accumulated over 36 days the roll call vote was completed Presently the rates are 'o take part. Grace said he of sick since he asked that his vote be chang- and respeclively. On Feb- doesn't feel the city should be jeave w'a s passed in ed to ruary 6, eight councilman took forced lo furnish Ihe company Tne Ompi0yees will be to dump two truck If the mayor's salary boost is no action at a called special with a dump site. pajd for each unused sjck ]eave loads of gravel on 38th Street Charlie Scott asked Grace how day after 36. Employees af- and Winchester. Avenue. The the company can maintain the fected by Ihe policy get 12 sick suggestion was made by Boy dump if it doesn't have the )eavc days a year with one day Scout Jim Duncan. He colli- sion. The garbage firm is au- Avenue, for the George Ann ted by the subdivision at Cumberland and ;d. for 38th Street and Winchester priated Avenue, pay city employees who Approve Tile installation of 12- WHAT WOULD YOU arc driving down Ky. 998 (Colmar Road) and you meet a loaded coal truck. Recent snow has turned (he normally two-lane road into a one-way situation. The driver of this car, who just happened to be a news photographer, backed his car into the snow and let the truck pass. The three men in the truck pushed the car back onto the road. Then the car driver rounded the next curve and met another coal truck Organize on Local Level, Nunn Tells Knoxville GOP approved on second reading, meeting when apparently suf- Middlesboro will be paying its ficient votes to pass the in mayor more than any other city crease were lacking, in Kentucky with the exception of Louisville. By CARL A. VINES Had Voted No money to buy proper equipment, deducted for each day missed, plained of mud resulting from T L c Grace responded that the dis- The policy affects firemen, po- drainage construction. Duncan Oov- Loule B- Nunn of K c n" .1 "lg ,of company never kept the licemen and a d m i n i strative and other members of Troop 567 tuckv Tuesday night told Two Pay the hike Apparently lacked the dump up from the beginning, workers. attended the council meeting. group of east Tennessee Repub- Nunn took a ra at some building the Republican Party Covmgton and Lexington, both votes. Eight councilmen must Scott pointed out in the past The council entered into the from the llcans that :hey could wln the Johnson administration policies at the local level in order to scribed as a, "man superbly have happened to him if some T- mnn Dipped by experience and of these poverty workers h a d lenn. (ui 1) principai lo deal wjth nle chal- got ahold of Nunn said. lengcs which America must Nunn closed his speech by re- night told a face t0day." turning to the central theme second class cities, also pay approve the hike before it be- that when the city asked the minutes the Municipal Im- general fund to the Recreation their mayor a year. Louis- comes effective. Grace voted no company to cover previous provement Corp oration's an- Commission to pay its bi ville, the state's only first-class on first reading and Sam Scott dumps it did so. nual report. It shows the com- obligations, city, pays passed. Blakeman cautioned Grace pany has assets of and for police Covington and Lexington both A motion to defer action on that the city hasn't always lived liabilities of badges, have city managers. They are the hike passed with Sam Scott paid and respec- and Grace opposing the delay, lively. The managers adminis- The vote came after Grace ter the daily affairs of their spoke against the hike and then towns. made a motion to approve the governorship in 1970 if they or- in brief discussion of Lin. elect state-wide'officials. Derailed Train Frees 'Gamblers' Flight' Deadly Gas, Eight Die CRETE, Neb. (UPI) A jected used as fertilizer but wreckage, but said no rni freight train careened into two deadly in concentrated form, bodies were in it. tank cars in this farming The problem was compounded The three transients rid...6 community Tuesday loosing a by fog that prevented the fumes the freight were killed immedu deadly .cloying cloud of anhy- from dissipating. ate] authorities said. They had rl nriii c- o mm nn i n PTiol-if HioH unH __.. J Mayor's of Kentucky's four increase. He said he made the Airliner Missing ntj ganized well on the local level. Nunn was .speaker at a Lin- coln Day dinner here spon- sored by the Knox County young Rejjublicans which at- tracted about 400 persons, in- cluding all of the state's GOP delegation lo Congress. Sen. Howard H. Baker intro- duced Nunn with a reference to the expected candidacy of Reps. Gill Brock and Dan Ku- yendall for the U. S. Sen- By MARGARET A. KILGORE ale seat held by Democrat Al- bert Gore. coin's rise 'from poverty to the "You've got to believe you're presidency through his own in- going to Nunn said, in itiative. urging strong "grass roots" or- "I'd hate to think what would ganization. "Either one of these young of Kentucky and Democratic men is eminently qualified in Sen. Ernest Rollings of South Guidelines Drowning C7 Programs, Says Cook By MARGARET A. KILGORE "They haven't been getting to WASHINGTON (UPI) Re- the people Holl- publican Sen. Marlow W. Cook ings said. "You we're drowning U. S. deous ammonia. Eight died and HAWTHORNE, Nev. Airlines. Ground parties, some on skis or Most of the passengers were 500 others were evacuated from snowshoes, battled rain and on the return leg of a flight that their homes, heavy snow today searching for carries Southern California CUE- Twenty cars of a 120-car a DC3 airliner which vanished tomers to a Hawthorne casino freight derailed and crashed with 35 persons on a "gamblers on an overnight flight." plan which includes air fare, ammonia, harmless when in- The twin-engine plane, similar dinner and cocktails, to the C47 which served as one The crew was identified as of the workhorses of World War pilot Fred Hall of San Fernando II, disappeared in a snow storm Valley, Calif.; copilot Ray shortly after take-off from Hamer of Long Beach; and Hawthorne Airport at a.m. stewardess Pat Nannes. The Tuesday. last report from Hall came 16 minutes after takeoff from It's route varied from sleet- Hawthornei when his Eight persons were killed, 11 cents among them. They also ment, although both are known three of the unidentified Iran- had Iwo Social Security cards sients riding Ihe freight. Lung- and a Selective Service card excursion into the tank cars carrying the in "The residents southeast Nebraska. Scores had something was wrong was were injured. the noise of the mean Baker said. Carolina, both representing in Cook asked him. Brock nor Kuyendall stales with 'urge poverty areas, "Ycs sir''' Hollings replied, have made a formal announce- agreed Tuesday that federal aid programs are "drowning in to be interested in the race, guidelines" which hamper them and some observers expect a GOP battle for the sena- nominaliun two now. "The downright destitute can't comply with most federal regu- lation in Low Bottom, S. C., where the federal government fee FAIR Fair and cool today. Clear to partly cloudy and cold to- swept barren Nevada desert flight plan to jonopah 100 miles night. mcreasmg country to the peaks south_ of the High Sierra, where heavy snow continued to fall on a "They might have found a record pack that has forced nice flat area to come down in some ski areas to close. or they might have landed in The plane, carrying 32 passen- one of our alkali said gers and a crew of three, was airport Manager Art Barlow, operated by Mineral County "These pilots are real good Airlines, which also conducts They are the besl in Ihe business as Hawthorne Nevada business." cloudiness and a little warm- er with slight chance of rain late Thursday afternoon. Highs today mainly in the 40s. Lows tonight 20s east to 30s west. Yesterday's High 41 Yesterday's Low 31 Morning's Low IS a.m. Reading 39 Residents Evacuated heard by Authorities evacuated most lasted one second. residents, and 500 persons were kept from their homes on the west side of the town today as the amonia pervaded the area. Those returning to their homes were warned to check their food for contamination. Police and National Guardsmen patroled the streets, guarding against looters. The cause of the derailment of the Ion: flash that doncd his prepared Lincoln in the difficult reaching the people. The two expressed their views requires a 325 taping fee for years in a question and answer ex- residents to connect with an ex- change before the Senate Eelcct ls'ing P'Pe and waterline sys- Committee en Nutrition and 'em- "The poor can't afford 525, existing federal programs, Hollings said. "So they must ically in the areas of him- walk a distance of two miles to obtain water." The senator re- Cook asked Holiinss if he felt cently returnee1 from an exten- For the most part, Nunn aban- js Cvalu- Day text which drew parallels between Lincoln's approach lo ,m[ government days that he faced and today s sive tour of poverty areas whitc Republican President Nixon, who leadership under he de- Norma Easlon Heights Mayes, 82, South 17th 0. P. Turner, Wilson Lane Randall Lee Williams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Williams, fined for Amy Blankenship, daughter Chicago, Burlington of Mr. and Mrs. D. K. Blank- Quincy freight heading from cnship Sr., George Ann Drive, Denver lo Chicago was not Middlesboro immediately k n o w n. Work Rufus Miracle, 88, Cubbage, crews continued clearing the Ky. residence Monday. on the community level in the use of federal aid because the government made it so difficult to acquire. Orvil Bailey 21, Keith, was Hollings replied affirmatively violation of the and drew laughter in t h e parkin" meter ordinance in crowded heaving room when he citv Police Court today. Troy read "a hopelessly bureaucra- WeVh Manchester Avenue, re- tic statement" explaining why ported' to local police that someone took a bike from his his home state. SBA Chief Is Selected Bv President Pineville Chamber a project in his slate was J turned down for aid. WASHINGTON At the conclusion. Hollings idcnt Nixon )ms decidcd on said ".so we didn't get the mon- to head one ey. Some seven or posed health centers 'ight in South pro- (he main agencies of his proposed "black capita- PINEVILLE Pinevillc's Chamber of Commerce is urgently pushing a campaign to gel at least 100 members on Ihe books. The increased membership is needed as a base for the coming year's operations. With an enlarged membership, chamber members plan: tourist promotion budget totaling which will include coverage ol the Book of Job and Mountain Laurel Festival; Promote 'Rock' an industrial park on which options have already been taken; the tourist potential of the Chained Rock above the city; a drive to get city residents to number their houses; into restoration of one of the county s most his- toric houses; and more actively with the Middlesboro chamber. According to president John G. Howard, members "want to get the ball rolling this year on a number of projects." Must Begin He snid it was realized that not nil projects would he com- pleted this year, hut it was essential to generate enthusiasm (or a broad pingrnm now. Howard nnd hoard members have started their membership drive with letters to city business people. They are seeking to improve on lust ycay's figure of 73 mem- bers nnd Ihe figure of 57. The coming year's minimum budget is based on achieving 100 momber.s, although Howard believes the chamber has a polcn- tinl ol 125. Businesses will bn called on and benefits of membership will ba explained. The chamber believes in promoting the festival and "The- Book of Job" production not because it benefits the chamber directly, but because ol the business which results for members. "The businessmen and professional people in and around Pineville benefit directly from these promotional How- ard .said yesterday. Already new folders on Pineville have been printed, and they will he distributed around the state at parks, motels, restaurants and other A budget of more than has been set aside for outdoor board advertising around the state. Howard says the chamber believes that without an industrial park, the city's chances of gelling industry "are nil." Have With this in mind, options have been taken on land and a stato official ia due to visit Pineville this month to determine if the land is suitable and what improvements would have to be carried out. Efforts to get an industrial park must be pushed with deter- mination, Howard said, commenting on past failures to secure a park. He said Ihe slate's site analysis would determine what steps would be taken. "Without such a park, I don't believe we have got a thing go- ing for Howard ndded. Number Houses The chamber hopes n campaign can be to coincide with (he Spring "clean-up" get residents to number houses. Tho president said Hint only about one boase in 10 in Pinevilla was currently numbered. For the sake of out-of-town visitors, mailmen and others, house numbering will he promoted. The numbering would take on added significance if a rily directory, which is being sponsored by another city organiza- tion, is published. Howard said he would like lo see an Inquiry made abmil Ihe old, two-story home first built for Kentucky's fir.st governor, Isaac Shelby. Is Occupied The house, located alongside Ihe floodwall on the old Cumber- land Avenue, is occupied hut would need renovation should the owner agree and if the project could be financed. Talking about the Chained Rock. Howard said "I really feel we are missing out on an excellent opportunity lo attract addi- tional tourists through promotion of our Cily under the Chained Rock. Howard wants more and wider publicity given to the rock, and believes the chamber could well sponsor dime-in-the-slol at the lookout near the rock and a second at a point in the city from where Ihe rock could be sccen. The chamber president is hoping the organization can push de- velopment in olher directions also. Need Motels On tourism, he snid lhal the "one thing which hurls Pineville Ihe most is the need for more first class moiels." Olher plans Ihe chamber has on Ihe hooks include promnliiv; n re.sltiiirnnl seminar being conducted hy Ihe slate in Pineville on March 12, entering Ihe All-Kentucky Cily competition and providing more attractive membership plaques and membership decah. The chamber board of directors is onllmsitistit: in promote Pinevillo, and it is now looking for signs of .support from tho business community, Howard said, Carolina have been turned down for help because they allegedly 'Capitol Hill sources told UPI didn't meet Ihe federal criteria. prcsidcnt scttled on The Department of Health, l-.d- Sandoval. 39, an El Paso, ucaiion anil Wullare has been a businessman, the failure Gink in ihis field." Hollings lo eval- uate Ihe Department of Agri- culture whU'ii administers food programs tu welfare cas- es. Green, Fee In Primary S2.63 billion Small Business Administration Sen. John G. Tower, R-Tcx., was Ihe chief backer of Sandoval for the MO.OOO-a-year posl. Sandoval hm been under lop consideration Hi head Ihe SBA fur weeks. His credentials are considered first rate: ethnic background ful- fills Nixon's campaign promise to bring Spanish-speaking Amer- Sheriff Charles "Monk" Green, jcans inlo government. has filed for Ihe Republi- can nominal ion of sheriff in the May primniy election. lie has been sheriff since .Inly business. look a moribund family news distributorship and built it into a more than million a 10, having been appointed lo served as a GOP county fill the unexpired term of his chairman nnd Nixon's campaign late cousin. Homer (ireen, manager for West Texas. with four Green is married children, and is I lie owner and University operator of (ireen Transfer Com- Attended pany. Sandoval graduated from Ihe il Arizona and University of Mexico and Texas Tech. He Also filed with Ihe county served as a U.S. Army clerk are papers for llewey Fee, intelligence officer. He alsn was ,lr., who is seeking Ihe Republi- n member of Ihe. Small can nomination for Middleslx.ro Business Advisory Council in city police judge. l.iibbock, Tex. ;