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Corbin Times Tribune (Newspaper) - September 26, 1976, Corbin, Kentucky Sunday september 26, 1976 / Good morning cd Imp in orbit Cumberland Falls Corbin by. / volume 84, number 227 / 15 cents a single copy / 16 pages today a Ripatte Raveling by John l. Crawford in Chi Bible thought truckers put on the whole Armour of god that be May be Able to stand against the Wiles of the Devil a ephesians 6 11. Coal Drivers get Chance this is Pawpaw season and Bill Farmer brought a sack of Nice ones into our office. It developed that Jack Thurston is the Champion Pawpaw eater in our group. Tunis Bradley of Loyall ky., wrote that our Bicentennial edition made him want to visit Corbin again soon and see some of his old friends Here. He is a native of Williamsburg. Edgar Dobson of Manchester wants to know what caused the water in Laurel Lake to turn dark recently and to leave a Black residue on boats. I Hadnot had this complaint from any other visitor on the Lake. It must have been a temporary condition and in the upper end of the Lake. The water has been unusually Clear and clean the times in be fished the Lake. Fire prevention week this year will be october 3 to 9. A learn not to Burn is the theme this year. Current statistics show the leading causes of accidental fire to be 1-electrical 2-smoking and matches 3-heating and cooking equipment 4-open flames and Sparks 5-children and matches 6-Flamable liquids 7-lightning and 8-chimneys and flues. Jim Hausman who writes the Little feature on our editorial Page when i was a boy has brought out a Small Bode containing 46 of his most popular columns. It is published by the Centennial press Lincoln Nebraska. Jim is a native of Cincinnati Ohio but spent 22 years in the United states air Force. He is now retired and has returned to his old stomping grounds. We re looking Forward to having him Here to speak before the Barbourville kiwanis club tuesday night october 12 and the Corbin kiwanis club at noon next Day. He a stopping Over Here on a speaking tour in Tennessee and Georgia. The Valley of Louisville scottish rite bulletin recently had the following a ten answers Worth trying people Are illogical unreasonable and self entered. Love and Trust them anyway. If you do Good people will accuse you of having selfish ulterior motives. Do Good anyway. If you Are successful you win false friends and True enemies. Succeed anyway. The Good you do today will be forgotten tomorrow. Do Good anyway. The biggest men with the biggest ideas can be shot Down by the smallest men with the smallest continued to Page 11 georgian style mansion the newly remodeler Bower House which was built in 1910, and located at 1020 main Street Williamsburg is the scene of an open House this weekend. The old mansion was purchased by Ryser s inc. Of East Bernstadt. Remodelling was done by e. G. And k. Co. Of Corbin and then the House was decorated by Ryser s. A tentative Purchase Price of $250,000 has been set on the House and grounds. The game table is in a Corner of the Library. The lower photo is a View of the dining room with its massive Crystal chandelier. To Tell their Side of Story new citizen offers views on patriotism americans Are the most fortunate people in the world Oddvar Berg a native of Norway told members and guests of District 13, Kentucky welfare association in a meeting at the Holiday inn in Williamsburg Friday. Berg was the principal speaker at the luncheon meeting of members of District 13. He was introduced by Edna f. Westerfield program planning co chairman. Presiding at the meeting with More than one Hundred attending was president Phyllis c. Slusher. Welcome was extended by Pam Keith of the Williamsburg Bureau for social services. Invocation and Benediction were by the Rev. Deaths Haiti Hypsch Estill Webb Johnny Jervis pastor of the Lynn Camp Baptist Church. Speaker Berg spent 20 years As a missionary in the belgian Congo before coming to this country in 1962. He became a u. S. Citizen in 1968 and now lives at Russellville by. A a what a right with american was the topic of his exciting and patriotic address. Terming the United states the Hope of the world he said he took great Pride in being an american. A this is the most Beautiful nation in the world a he continued. Quot its people at least 97 percent of them believe in god. By the Grace of god i am what i am by the Grace of god i have what i have. A this nation provides Freedom to a greater degree than any other nation on Earth. Its democracy has stood 200 years. It is a government of the people by the people and for the people. It offers More personal privileges than any other nation. Its people Are the most generous men and women on Earth. Its churches have provided untold millions in Relief and in evangelical work around the the speaker warned against the attitude of what he termed a Small minority of people Here who say we should keep what we have and spend it at Home instead of sharing it with others. A one of the reasons god has been so Good to this nation i think a he said a is because its people Are so generous with those who Are less fortunate throughout the world. A another thing to remember too is that you Are descendants of the 41 million immigrants who have come to this country. You Are thus a part of that other world of less fortunate this immigrant norwegian concluded his speech with this statement Quot i believe in the United states. I am proud of the United states. I am grateful to the United the District meeting Drew attendance from Bell Gay Harlan Laurel Jackson Knox and Whitley counties. By Dave Mobley times Tribune staff writer Quot there a people that raise hell no matter what you do Quot Charlie Terrell was saying. Quot if you were walking they a still get mad about Terrell drives a Coal truck which could make him a villain of sorts to Many people in Eastern Kentucky. Aggravated Over the years by potholed roads broken windshields noise dust and Coal spillage Many residents and the news Media have taken them to task Over their hauling of the states largest and most controversial Industry Coal. But to Fellows Uke Terrell who rises hours before Daylight to haul 20-ton loads of Coal Back and Forth from surface mines to the tipple its a race for survival. A the Only problem we have As far As the transportation of Coal is concerned is spillage Quot said Loy Greer. Greer a partner in the four g Coal company of Knox county said the spillage of Coal can be corrected in the loading procedure at the mine site Quot if you Load it right you la have no other people in the Industry among them David o. Smith of Corbin maintain that Coal trucks should have protective tarps or higher sideboards to keep their product off the Road. Smith the executive vice president of Kentucky Tennessee Coal operators and associates tried to get a Bill passed during the last session of the Kentucky general Assembly that would have required such measures. They said thanks but no thanks. Quot i find a single legislator from a Coal producing county to sponsor the Bill Quot he said. And the department of transportation endorse it. A a tapping the trucks Isnit that big of a problem and we re in favor of it Quot stated Smith. Jimmy Poindexter hauls Coal for Loy Greer a company and unlike Terrell is paid by salary and not by percentage. Truckers like Terrell Are paid by the ton and not by the hour and usually own their own trucks. Poindexter however supports his family of four by driving a $45,000 Mack truck owned by four a. He does no to have to worry about monthly payments or costly breakdowns. On the Side he plays guitar in a four Man band the roadrunners joined by another Coal trucker who plays Bass guitar. Poindexter disagrees with critics who claim that Coal trucks Speed hog the Road and create dangerous situations. Quot i think the Coal truck Driver is the safest Driver on the Road Quot he commented. Quot he has to be. He has a lot More at stake. If i come up on a situation id put costing him perhaps $500 in lost wages. He a averaging $300 a week and Quot that a not Good at All a he says. Quot you be got a lot More trucks hauling around Here than there used to be a which cuts into potential employment for Drivers like Terrell. A if you truck a said Terrell a you done to stay on one Job if you can go out and keep Busy. You re always looking for another Job. A course if the company keeps you Busy you done to have to do Terrell says he hauls Quot a Little constant travel on the Road. Another Coal company used the Road for a previous Job but failed to spread gravel Over it or maintain it. Andy Frost who started mining in the area recently says he will fix it. Terrell and the Driver look Over the engine. The transmission has slipped and the engine will have to come out. Terrell returns to his cab eases his truck past the Auto and breathes a heavy sigh. Quot these people just slap a few things together and never take care of their cars and then they Quot they re contract truckers the first ones to go when the Coal Market is this one Over before id hit somebody and id say 99 percent of Coal truck Drivers Are the same Poindexter said Quot some of the roads Are More dangerous than others Quot in the area for Coal trucks particularly route 6, running Between Woodbine and Barbourville. Quot you have to be careful on it. If somebody was to get close to you and you had to get off it there a a 12-Inch drop off on the shoulder. You can to get Back on it at the Frost Coal company shop at Woodbine David Smith was watching the trucks shuttle Back and Forth through the tipple waiting to be weighed waiting to dump their Rich loads and eager to get Back on the Road. Contract truckers like Terrell Smith was saying have no voice in the state of the conditions they face trying to make a living and More often than not Are the victims when the Coal Market is slumping. Quot they re the first ones to go when the Market is bad. When that happens people will Start cutting their hauls or cutting Down on the amount they haul Quot he said. This year said Terrell has been a bad one for him. His truck had just been Quot Down for a two week period of repairs. Gravel on the Side hoping it will help make the $1,237 monthly payment on his truck. Compared with hauling Coal Quot it pays a Little better and its easier Quot he adds. Quot but a Man can to get enough of that year round to keep him Busy. That a just something you do Terrell says Quot there would be no sweat if a trucker could make 25 to 30 trips a week from the mine to the tipple which he says could mean a Gross income of about $200 a Day. But much of their time is spent waiting in line at tipples at the mines and on truck repairs. Poindexter and Terrell both agreed that maintenance on their trucks is a costly venture. Tires for the trucks run around $200 apiece which would buy a set of european radials for family automobiles. Air bags for lifting the Beds Cost around $125, and the switches used to activate them a Little bigger than your thumb will put a $25 Dent on the Ledger. Quot these Coal trucks Are a High priced outfit a said Terrell bouncing in his seat As his truck creeper Over Dowes Chapel Road a route that compares in ride with the to Chi Minh Trail. Halfway Back to the main Road Terrell stops to assist a Driver whose Chevrolet has fallen victim to a Loose motor mount probably caused from wonder Why they never run Quot he said. Before he started hauling Coal six or seven years ago Terrell drove produce from Florida to Ohio bringing Anita Bryants Sunshine to breakfast tables. Now he May be warming the Kitchen. Continued to Page 11 briefly Clouds coming increasing cloudiness with Chance of rain through tomorrow. Highs today 70s to 80. Lows upper 50s to Low 60s. Highs tomorrow 80s. Gatliff Baptist the Gatliff free will Baptist Church will have a singing at 7 p. M. Wednesday. The singers will be the gospel Light Trio. Woodbine to Woodbine to will meet at 1 p. M. Monday at the school cafeteria. Groundbreaking a work on tha new Jackson mall at Williamsburg officially started Friday afternoon with several representatives of the City and proposed stores on hand for the ceremonies. Shown from left to right Are Williamsburg mayor Foster Lane Steve Ryle Morton sweeter and associates architects Jim Johnson sr., set hardware Glenness Cox jr., Engineer Bill Leake Pioneer investments Whitley county judge Jerry Taylor Howard Jackson Developer John Decker sat hardware Gary Braden or. A Quot Dyche Jones Pioneer investments . Mushrush Tgcy mrs. Howard Jackson and Odell Grubb representing the workers

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