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a Fourteen Cub Scouts received their Bobcat badges during a meeting last Thursday night at tile Beaver S an1 Grade School. Represented were dens 1 and 2 from Pack 320. Gary Gibson is the Cubmaster. everal Scouts from Ohio County will journey to Madisonville Saturday for the annual Scoutarama. FAST EASY WAY TO A " CLEAN CARBURETOR Irffectively cleans carburetor, choke, linkages, PCV valve and heat risers. Helps improve engine performance. QUICK. EASY ENGINE CLEAN-UP Dissolves grease and oil. Just spray on, flush off. Whet~ ~.xDerlen e (our)l~ 117 EAST FIRST ST BEAVER DAM, KY 42320 PHONE 274-4414 Hudsons observe- silver wedding anniversary A silver wedding reception will be held forMr, and Mrs. Remus Hudson April 2 at the fellowship hall of Beulah Cumberland Presbyterian Church from 2 to 4 p.m. All friends and relatives are invited to help celebrate. Remus and Regina were married in Indiana on March 28. They have four children, Barbara, Janet, Allen and John. Personal in Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Evans have returned from their stay in Merrit Island, Florida for the winter. While they were there, they completed their new winter home. Donna Van Fleet, a student at the University of Kentucky, has been awarded the Ephriam McDowell Apothecary Award for outstanding scholastic achievement for the fall 1977 semester. Miss Van Fleet, a junior majoring in pharmacy, is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Van Fleet of Route 4, Utica. " (Omitted last week) Dwayne King of Beaver Dam visited his parents, Rev. and Mrs. Gerald King and family Saturday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Danny Collard of Fort Campbell visited Mr. and Mrs. Luther Collard Saturday. Recent guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elhert Rafferty and daughter and Mrs. Lula Sutton were Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Whitehouse of Hartford and Mr. and Mrs. Gregory Sutton of Beaver Dam. Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Leisure visited his sister, Myrtle Filback who is in the hospital. Guy Stewart of Beaver Dam visited Mr. Ezra Crowder and Sam Sunday. Mr. and Mrs. Murriel Collard visited Mr. and Mrs. Luther Collard Sunday afternoon. Rondall Allen and son, Mike visited Mr. and Mrs. Roscoe Leisure Sunday afternoon. Mike is attending college in Tennessee. Rev. and Mrs. Garrett V. Sutton of Horton visited Rev. and Mrs. Gerald King and family Sunday. Saturday guests of Mr. and Mrs. Gettie Morris were Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Young of Arnold. Weedend guests of Mr. Justis Wilson and Corene were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wilson, Mr. and Mrs. Fay Wilson of Illinois, Clarence Wilson and grandson of Fern Creek, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Wilson of Welch Creek and Irene Woosley of Beaver Dam. Hubert Sutton of California is spending his vacation with his mother, Mrs. Lula Sutton. Sunday dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Rafferty and daughter and Mrs. Lula Sutton were Rev. and Mrs. Garrett J. Sutton and children of Horton, Mrs. Rollin Dye and daughter of Cool Springs, Mr. and Mrs. Billy Joe Henderson and children of Cromwell, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Burden and son of Hartford, Mrs. Mary Maze and daughter of Cromwell and Mr. Charles Maze of Rosine visited in the afternoon. Births Ohio County Hospital A son to Mr. and Mrs. Willie Lewis, Hartford, March 15. A daughter to Mr. and Mrs.John May, Hartford, March 17. 'A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miller, Beaver Dam, March 16. THE OHIO COUNTY TIMES. HARTFORD. KENTUCKY, MARCIt 30, 1978, PAGE 9 by W. J. & Julie Shull Conway continued: Rebecca Catlett Conway was a granddaughter of John Catlett, who, with Ralph Rowe ob- tained a head right patent of 400 acres S.S. Rappahannock River in 1650. Mr. Catlett was a justice, one of three commissioners to lay boundary line of Virginia et Maryland. He was killed while defending the fort at Front Royal. His son, Colonel John Catlett, was a leading citizen of Essex County. Francis Conway was one of the first justices of Caroline County, appointed in 1728. He died in 1760. They had six children -- a grandson was James Madison. Mary Conway married (first) November 11, 1703, John Dangerfield, he died without children et she married (second) April 16, 1707, James Ball of "Bewdiey" Lancaster County et died in 1730 after the birth of three sons et five daughters. The record of James Ball will appear in future issues of the LaCheyney series. Edwin Conway married 1704 Ann Ball. We notice that should her brother, Joseph Ball, die without issue she would inherit some of the Ball estate with her sisters: Hannah Travers, Esther Chinn, et Elizabeth Carnegie. From her father, in 1711, she benefitted notably -- beth en- tailments originated from the possessions of her late mother Romney. Mr. Conway was a Burgess from 1710 until 1742, a period of 32 years. He was also an active member of the Church of England, et a vestryman of Christ Church (Lancaster County) 1739-1743 et of St. Mary's White Chapel et Christ Church after the union until his death. He took an active part in the troubles between Spotswood et the Burgesses from 1711. In 1727, he joined other planters along with Carotoman et Rap- pahannock District against Joseph Carter (tobacco inspector) for Car- ter's overbearing temper et partiality in administering the affairs of his office. By 1732, dissatisfaction with Carter was widespread et Conway notified Gov. Gooch. Carter was burning the tobacco of some et had threatened bodily harm to others. The inspectors had passed bad tobacco for. some planters et required others to pick theirs over et over et had burned good tobacco of some planters. Carter had declared that he would burn more tobacco if inspector another year, even during the past year has burnt three-fourths et merchants would gladly have bought that. Some of the planters would be glad to testify before the secretary at Williamsburg but with two rivers to cross, the people poor, et money so scarce, they pray the evidences be examined at the Carotoman -- or it would be better to take their tobacco elsewhere. Obviously, Gooch et the William- sburg Council et secretary were not too sympathetic to Conway for he soon noticed the passing of bad tobacco at Indian Cabin Creek -- separate from Corotoman -- et that the secretary was wholly behind Carter. Soon afterwards Conway faced Carter et Carter told Conway that he intended to be more scrupulous than ever. He would make the King's subjects even more troubled at Corotoman. The planters thought of taking their tobacco to another in- spection house, but knew the in- spector there would know they belonged at Corotoman et could deal unjustly with them. The oath of a Burgess, the ex- pressed instructions of constituents is to endeavor to repeal the laws for inspecting tobacco. A Burgess is neither honest or faithful in giving assent to its continuance -- if so a Burgess would be guilty of a manifest breach of the Burgess oath. A Burgess would be guilty of another part of the oath -- which required a Burgess to do justly. How can it be just to deprive the honest planter, that lives near a landing, et has his tobacco neatly prized et nailed up in hogshead, of the privilege of shipping the same, in the manner as has been usual, ever since the first planting of tobacco in this colony -- until the beginning of the inspection law (the agent law ex- cepted began in November, 1714, et was repealed in 1717) et oblige the planter to be at a great trouble et require of carrying his tobacco many miles to a warehouse, to have it cased et broke, et defaced, et made subjecl to greater damage, by the swink of the ship, the joints of the hogshead being left more open, et must pay three shillings to the inspectors, et find nails to renail it, for the injury done to the tobacco? Et when all this is done, it will not pass, on/the credit of this inspector, in any part of Great Britain, but must again be cased ct inspected, when it arrives there. Conway had seen the account of sales in England of 20 hogsheads inspected in Virginia -- at several warehouses, sold at one penny three farthing per pound, et in the same account of sales, several hogsheads ci the same lot of tobacco et from the same warehouses, sent in the same ship sold at two pence half penny per pound. What advantage then, has the trader by this inspection? Could his receiver rio worse, than would incuve his displeasure, but be turned out of his office, without the formality et charge of a prosecution? Are not the laws against false packing et taxing. sufficient to detect the roguish planters? If not, it is impossible to provide against knavery, withou: imposing on the honest et just? It is never heard how (or if) Conwax resolved these problems. I think he was waging a losing struggle as the, governor, council, et secretary wout 4 not give him a good hearing et tl , tobacco inspectors were all-powerfui in their appointed offices. Some abused this power et others did not, as we shall examine later. Besides being a wise man, Edwin Conway was also a militia colonci After the birth of seven children: Ann Elizabeth, Agatha, Peter, George, Hannah, et Millicent, the mother Ball Conway died. Et Edwin Conwa married Ann, daughter of George e'. Ann Herman Hack. She died in 1747 without children. tmes From the files of THE OHIO COUNTY TIMES -Tackle Boxes Lures ,Rod & Reel / Supplies lhakespeare Monofilament Line 8 to 20 Ibs. Test 100 Yds. - Special for 48 Center St. (Across from Post Office) Hartford, Ky. Tired of those long lines at the bank? THEN BANK THE CONVENIENT WAY - BY MALL!! Phone 276-3631 10 years ago - March 28, 1968 Janice Kaye Smith of Centertown has been notified that her essay was selected as the third-place winner in statewide competition in the repor- ting contest sponsored by the Ken- tucky Commission of Employment of the Handicapped. Mr. and Mrs. Vance Parrish, new residents of Ohio County, opened the new Dairy Queen Brazier in tnt, Spinks Shopping Center this week. Births A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John Coy, Hartford, March 20. A son to Mr. and Mrs. Lee Phelps, Horse Branch, March 25. 5 years ago - March 29, 1973 James Stokes, principal at the Ohio County Middle School for two years and an educator in the Ohio County school system for the past 12 years, will leave his job and the county at the end of the current school term. Mrs. Treva Mathis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Everly, has been selected as the "Young Career Woman" by Murray Business and Professional Women's Club. Births A son to Mr. and Mrs. Delbert Witt. Beaver Dam. A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Daugherty, Centertown. A daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Durham, Centertown. A son to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Burden, Centertown. A daughter, Angela Ann, was born to Mr. and Mrs. James M. Gerteisen of Maceo March 26 at the Owensboro Daviess County Hospital. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs Denzil Elmore of Beaver Dam and Mr. and Mrs. Jake Gerteisen of Macao.