Thursday, June 2, 1921
In Squire Sutton’s court at Cass on Saturday, Tony Sgattone was held for the grand jury on a charge of moonshining, and Charles Brown sentenced to six months in jail and a big fine for having liquor in his possession.
Benny Syms, aged 18 years, was before Squire Smith last Friday and was sentenced to two months in jail and given a $100 fine for having a quart of moonshine in his possession. The arrest was made by town sergeant R. K. Burns. On the same day, Harry McLaughlin, of Huntersville District, was given 60 days and $100 fine on a charge of selling moonshine.
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State Constables Moore and Wooddell and Constable E. W. Cochran made a booze haul Monday afternoon. They were on their way to make an arrest and passed a broken-down automobile near J. H. Buzzard’s residence. After they had passed, the State Constables found out the parties were John and Ben Smith, of Anthony’s Creek, and they had a warrant for them. When the officers came back, two women in the car had warned the men and they went to the woods. The result of the haul was two women, Flora Rhodes and Ollie Ryder; three gallons of moonshine; a Ford Car; a Colts revolver and a lot of clothes. The women were given a hearing before Squire McCarty on Monday night and recognized to appear as witnesses before the grand jury.
On Friday afternoon, May 27th, the ladies of Dunmore and Raywood gave Miss Ruth Grimes an aluminum shower. They gathered at her home, Shady Nook, before she returned from Greenbank. The surprised bride-to-be was ushered into the crowded room by her mother, while Mrs. Charlton played “Here Comes the Bride.” Very shortly, she was blindfolded and when the blindfold was removed she found before her a sheet full of packages. She was told that it was her week’s washing, but when the packages were unwrapped, they proved to be many nice, useful kitchen utensils. After a guessing game, sandwiches and lemonade were served in the dining room. The evening was enjoyed by all present.
A goodly number of our young people are attending the revival meeting at Arbovale.
The play, Savageland, given in this high school auditorium Friday night by the Marlinton Seniors was well attended and enjoyed by all present. It portrayed exceptional home talent and excellent training.
Mr. Fling, wife and little son, Jack, Miss Bosworth and Miss Grimes of this place and Mrs. H. H. Grimes and little son, David, motored to Hillsboro Sunday.
Thursday night, June 2nd, 8 o’clock, is Commencement Night… Names of Graduates: Rachel Sheets, Blanche Patterson, Leone Oliver, Kermit Arbogast, Lyle McLaughlin, Vesta Sharp, Valera Ervin, Thorne Kerr, Lila Orndorff, Moro Beard, Bruce Brown, Carl Friel, Kerth Nottingham, Mary Hunter Moomau and Hallie Bosworth.
SPRINGS HOTEL TO OPEN
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Stansberry, of Sarasota, Florida, under the firm name of The Stansberrys, have leased the Minnehaha Springs Hotel, and will soon have it open to the general public. The swimming pool is now open and is in charge of an attendant.
The Stansberrys are experienced resort people, maintaining a winter resort at Sarasota. It is their expectation to run the Springs Hotel during the summer, and return to Florida in October in time for the winter hotel season there.
Saturday afternoon the boys of Marlinton over 12 years of age, are invited to meet Rev. F. B. Wyand at the parsonage to consider the matter of organizing a Boy Scout Troop. Mr. Wyand has had experience as a Scout Master, and is willing to take up this important work here.
The jury failed to reach a verdict in the case of State of West Virginia against Brown L. Galford, tried in the Randolph Circuit Court at Elkins last week. It is presumed that the case will be retried in Elkins at the September term. Galford is being tried for the killing of George W. Duncan in November 1919, while Galford was serving as a Marlinton policeman. At the first trial Galford was sentenced to 15 years. The Supreme Court granted a new trial.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Meade Arbogast, May 29, 1921, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Moore, May 27, 1921, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bright, of Riverside, May 19, 1921, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Pritchard, of Minnehaha Springs, May 19, 1921, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Sharp, of Beaver Creek, May 28, 1921, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Laban Wolf, of Cloverlick, May 28, 1921, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Grimes, of Browns Creek, May 29, 1921, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Oxley, of Clover Creek, May 17, 1921, a son.
James Auldridge died at his home near Buckeye, Friday, May 27, 1921, after a long illness of tuberculosis, aged about 25 years. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Auldridge, and is survived by his wife and their little child. He was one of the first soldiers to go from Pocahontas county and saw much hard service in France. He was wounded and gassed a number of times.
Fifty Christian homes which will bear careful investigation for fifty homeless children (mostly small boys) all of whom are in good physical condition and anxiously desiring father and mother love. Open Your Heart and Home to the Future, Citizens of West Virginia. Applications can be secured from Miss Alice V. Welton, Agent, State Board of Children’s Guardians, Piedmont, W. Va.