100 Years Ago

Thursday, July 29, 1920

The body of Sergeant Lloyd Buzzard arrived from overseas and was brought to Marlinton on Wednesday. It will probably be buried in the Huntersville cemetery. The young soldier is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Buzzard, and died in France while serving with the American Expeditionary Forces in 1918.


Private Jesse T. Poage, of the U. S. Regular Army, arrived home from service overseas on June 22, at Fort Slocum, New York. He is the son of Henry Poage, of Millpoint, and was with the 30th U. S. Inft. Third Division during the war. Private Poage fought in the largest battle engagements that the Americans were in. He was wounded in the Battle of the Marne River on July 14, 1918 and was wounded again on October 7, 1918 in the Argonne Forest. He made the long march into Germany with his regiment and served with them until April 1st. He returned to France and was a student of the American Agricultural University until June. He then reenlisted for one year longer overseas…

Private Poage reports times good in Germany at present and that the German people treated them fine and that they had no trouble with them while they were in occupied Germany…

Private Poage says he would not take anything for his experience in the war, and that he would not go through it again for anything. He expects to return to Paris, France, soon, where he has a position awaiting him with the American Graves Registration.


For some time the hand that penned our items has been still.

The big political campaign has excited our curiosity, especially the third party who has undertaken to correct all the sins of Adam’s race.

Wheat is good but small acreage; oats fine; corn late; meadows will be an average crop; potatoes bid fair for a big crop; fruit for family use.

Austin Cassell is farming for Andrew McCloud on the Gum farm.

C. C. Wanless and sons are putting out light poles and dye wood.

H. L. Kesler and Thos. Cassell are building houses for the Pocahontas Supply Company at Cass.

Ice cream, cake and chicken was served here Saturday evening, the proceeds, $45, going to Henry McCray who is blind and has been in the Marlinton Hospital a long time. Mr. McCray is visiting here at this time.

Mack Gum turned his car over on his way home from the ice cream supper. Women and children were in the car and all escaped without a scratch to anyone. The hand that stilled the tempest surely helped in this accident.

Automobiles are thick in this part and more coming. The auto is calling for roads and the roads are calling for the monkey that took the wobble out of the roads. He must live at Cass. Greenbank District is a big corporation as we see it, and should build her own roads, pay her own money, and do her own growling, but some others may hold her bonds. This reminds us of the lady who had no pots to cook in. Her husband made some pots of wood. She was so elated over her pots that she said, now I will neither lend nor borrow. So her pots burned up and she had to seek neighbors again.


Miss Lucille White returned last Sunday after spending a week with Misses Amy and Meda Moore on Browns Creek.

Several young folks of the Creek attended the ice cream supper at Huntersville Saturday night.

Mrs. B. Frank White and daughter, Miss Ruth, and little son, Arlie, were visiting at Hoxie Alderman’s last week.

Ernest White reports a good crop of wheat this year. He has been doing the wheat cutting on the Creek with a new binder, which he purchased recently.

B. Frank White has the champion corn crop on the Creek.


A party of young people are camping at Violet this week. Among those composing the party are Misses Fannie Golden, Georgia Sharp, Gertrude Overholt, Edith McLaughlin, Mary Martha Gingar, Mary Boyd, of Potomac Manor, and Ann Levy, of Charleston; Messrs. Charles Richardson, Arden Killingsworth, J. L. McCue, Jr., Clarence B. Moore and Lawrence Kennison.

Dr. William T. Price, of Marlinton, attained the age of ninety years, having been born July 19, 1830, at Marlinton, the eldest son of James Atlee Price and Margaret Poague Price. His youth was passed amidst the conditions that characterized a pioneer community, later attending Washington and Lee University, graduating therefrom in the class of 1854.

Dr. N. R. Price was painfully bruised by his automobile overturning Sunday. While descending the Bucks Run Hill, the front wheel struck a rather large stone which caused the machine to swerve, run up a steep bank and fall in the stone roadway upside down with the doctor under it.


It can be stated that the new party will not cut much figure in the campaign. The modern government is a slow evolution and depends upon ancient wisdom. It progresses slowly towards a perfect day. The impatient devise schemes out of vanity…

The Farmer-Labor ticket will not appeal to farmers for they own the farms and the country and do not intend to give up their property. And it will not appeal to labor for labor is getting good wages for the first time in the history of the world, and they would not agree to serve the State for their keep after the manner of slaves.

The reformers will have to go back to their parlors and their former companions for they found the atmosphere of the convention anything but congenial. They went down before the manipulators of labor. These seasoned managers found the parlor socialists to be like clay in the hands of the potter. And the whole thing came to a lame and impotent conclusion. The general effect will be to divide the socialist vote…

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