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June 22, 1972

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1 The Ohio County OHIO COUNTY'S NEWEST AND LARGEST NEWSPAPER THE OHIO COUNTY Your Piclure Newspaper Times Is The Only Newspaper That Is Completely Owned, Edited, Published And Printed In Ohio County z 7 - Number 39 Hartford and Beaver Dam, Kentucky, Thursday, June 22, 1972 20 Pages - 10 Cents , N,m, iudge at Louisville 700 miners to go at three Peabody Coal in Ohio and counties. Bratcher signed a and said the COmplaints couod be through grievance in their contract. The that fines against District 23 and ncreased unless by Friday. 23 president Lee said he would, in his every effort to get the to work". He did not or further at the three 1st and five days ordered the men to failed to go back, fines totaling $2500 the union district and Bratcher said Wed- Would be increased to against the district and each of the three locals - go back by Friday. the two day the cause of the was safety rticularly involving Times Wins Two Firsts At KPA Meet Walter Catinna, left, former Hartford attorney and now serving on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, was the guest speaker Monday morning when Judge A.J. Bratcher, second from left, and Judge Clarence Bartlett, second from left, and Judge Clarence Bartlett, second from right, presented their portraits for hanging in the Ohio County Circuit Courtroom. Standing in the center is Judge Dan M. Griffith, Daviess County circuit judge. At right is Beckham Robertson, veteran Owensboro attorney. Both Bratcher and Bartlett are former circuit judges. The Ohio County Times received two first-place awards last Friday night at the annual Kentucky Press Association awards banquet at Cumberland Falls State Park. This was only the second such $33,000 A Day For Spending? What portion of the government's new multi-billion spending program will be financed by taxpayers in Ohio County? How much will local residents be contributing, via direct and indirect taxes, to meet their share of the outlays that are budgeted for national defense, education, helath, interest on the national debt, social welfare and the multitude of other programs? The budget for the fiscal year contest entered by the seven-year-old newspaper and the 2nd. time Ohio County's leading publication has been named a winner. Dave McBride, the Times' editor, received one of the awards for his weekly column, "Little Bit of Everything." McBride has been writing the column for 28 months and this year's contest marked the first time his material has been entered for judging. "Dave McBride's columns lend a personal treatment to topics dear to the hearts of just about everybody. They are well written and something different every time," the judges reported. The Times' second first-place award was presented for the newspaper's excellence in grocery advertising. The ad judged best was created and designed by Miss Shirley Casey, a six- year employe of the Times. "The ad was a good treatment of major items with color and rever- ses," the judges commented. McBride entered two column writing categories, (single subject) and (variety of subjects). The first- Inspections. During the today, union at- miners were, in Portraits Of Two Veteran Judges Words, "in abnormal t also argued the work not a strike and not ....... court ruling.complaints wereThe NOW Hang In Circuit Courtroom and should be for Peabody Coal of the three , said they would try to belt inspectors were jobs and that the ignored proper channels. Union the grievances center should adhere to regulations con- experience should conveyor belt in- Company also en- court proceedings Judge Bratcher to COntempt of court levied against the refusing to return Continued on page 20 A scene of nostalgia, sincerity and respect prevailed Monday morning at the Ohio County Courthouse. The occasion was the formal presentation of portraits by former Circuit Court Judges Clarence Bartlett and A.J. Bratcher. The portraits of the two popular judicial personalities will be per- manantly displayed behind the bench in the circuit court room. These are the first such portraits to hang in the room. The presence of Judge Bartlett and Judge Bratcher prompted visitors to the hour-long ceremony from several surrounding counties. Of particular note were long-time friends and associates of the two judges, including Daviess Circuit Judge Dan Griffith, former Ohio County Judge J.J. Blankenship, Judge Arthur Iller and U.S. District Judge Rhoades Bratcher, son of Judge Bratcher. Also returning to Ohio County as guest speaker for the occasion was Walter Catinna, former Hartford attorney now serving on the Kentucky Court of Appeals. There also were other judges and attorneys from Hancock, Butler, Christian, Daviess and Warren Counties. Catinna said the portrait-hanging ceremony was not being held to talk about the past lives of the two honorees but rather to tell about how they rated as judges to attorneys who served under them and to the people they served in various counties. "Today, we have lost respect for judges and public officials," the veteran Ohio County lawyer said. He also said that he and other at- torneys working under the two judges had no problems as far as being concerned about having them take unfair advantage from their positions on the bench. "We were taken care of by Judge Bratcher and Judge Bartlett to the full extent of the law and there was no favoritism shown," he said. Ohio County Circuit Judge E.F. Martin St. started the program by expressing his respect and ap- preciation for the two judges. Judge Martin said he has never made a difficult decision during his legal career without first stopping to consider what Judge Bartlett and Judge Bratcher would have done under similar circumstances. beginning July 1st calls for the ex- penditure of a record $246 billion. It will be felt in one way or another by nearly everyone in the country. The figure $246 billion, nrly ti quarter of a trillion, is too enormous an amount for most people to com- prehend. It ibecomes somewhat more understandable when it is shown that it is .equivalent to a spending rate of $7,800 a second. Ohio County's share of the cost is estimated at $33,000 a day, based upon the proportion of the national revenue that the government normally receives from the local regional area. From a per capita standpoint, it comes to $1.72 per day per local resident. As for the cost burden that each community will be bearing, it was figured on the basis of a state by state allocation made by the Tax Foun- dation, a non-profit research organization, as well as upon local income data. Because incomes in Ohio County, and therefore the Federal taxes paid, are greater than in some localities across the country, the per capita Continued on page 20 place award came in the single subject category and a fourth-plate award was attained in the single- subject grouping. In RII, The Times entered only 5 ofthe competitive categoPies. All of the Times' entries in the competition were submitted in the group of newspapers with more than 3,000 circulation. The Times' overall circulation is approaching 6,000. "We are pleased and proud that the judges of this year's contest found our newspaper deserving of first-plate awards. Such recognition is a direct reflection of our efforts to give our readers the best publication possible," Mrs. Andy Anderson, owner and publisher of the Times said. McBride said awards won by a newspaper are won 'because of that newspaper's readership. "We strive to please our readers," he said. The Times' was founded in 1965 by the late Andy Anderson. In that short time span the newspaper has .sur- passed the county's other two publications in circulation. County Hospital Rooms Take On Look With Morehead Prints Patients admitted to Hospital will have than four basically auxiliary, perhaps active auxiliaries in presented to hospital m Bonner for each of the patient known as Property," was meeting of the his reasons subjects and the businessman's in the president of the sold 30 prints 'only $6.50 each of frames prints auxiliary only including donated by friends be with a small plaque bearing the name of the donars. The donars were Mrs. Thomas Day of Owensboro the Cathedral of Assumption and the Keeneland print; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Todd, the Oakhurst house on the campus of Murray State University; Mr. and Mrs. Larry Robinson, the print of Ray Harm's home, and C.G. Morehead who donated The Old Barn print. In speaking to the members of the auxiliary, Morehead said he was glad when the title "Artist of Property" was pinned on him. "That's a lot better than being called a house painter," he said. The artist said he first hit upon the idea of getting hospitals to use prints of his paintings while his mother was a patient at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis. "The rooms were bare for the most part and I thought displaying prints of paintings in the rooms would dress up the blank walls and help the patients take their minds off some of their problems," he said. Morehead said he later contacted the Kentucky Hospital Association and in a short time found that 50 per cent of all state Morehead prints. He said the auxiliary will be repaid many times over the years for un- dertaking the project. Morehead displayed the print of the Old Southern Bank in Russellville and told the story behind it. He said that prior to 1868 a man by the name of Robert James went to the bank and burrowed money with which to attend college. James, he said, left the school about two years later and returned to Russellville an ordained Baptist Minister. In 1868, two of James' sons, Jesse and Frank, robbed the Old Southern Bank...the bank that had helped send their father to his religious education. "I believe the bank stopped its student loan program at about that time," he said. Prints of Morehead's "Antique Shoppe"have been soldin all 50 states and 25 foreign countries. The small shoppe is located on U.S. 231 between Morgantown and Bowling Green. He now is working on a painting of the Grand Old Opera House in Nash- ville. Jim Bonner, left, accepts one of the 35 C.G. Morehead prints presented to the Ohio County Hospital adminis- trator Tuesday morning. The prints were sold to the Hospital Auxiliary for only $6.00 each. They will be hung in each patient room at the hospital. Mrs. Dodie Allen is president of the auxiliary. Morehead, center, spoke to the group and explained why he selects certain subjects and the stories behind them. Morehead is known as the "Kentucky ;ist of Pro