Thursday, July 28, 1921
The result of the election puts the question of maintaining the schools of this town up to the people who live here, and it is up to the citizens of Marlinton to take counsel together and see that all students who desire to take advantage of the expensive and desirable free schools are well taken care of. There is nothing more important to this town than its schools. There is nothing more important than the presence of the picked youth of the county in the high school during the sessions. It is up to the town people to find homes for them. We cannot afford to get ready to repel boarders. It is up to the good women of the town who are the supreme rulers of their households to take up the burden of increased families to do for. Make it fashionable to have boarders. It is a melancholy fact that unless a woman is half worked to death, she is very miserable…
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Rob a bear of her cubs, but leave a section man’s dinner alone.
One day last week a long freight pulled down the Greenbrier. As is now usual, many men out of work were stealing rides. At one place a section force was repairing track, and the train had to stop a minute or two. An empty box car in which were riding five men stopped right beside the place the section men had left their dinners. Naturally, each hobo got himself a well filled dinner pail, and they proceeded to enjoy the windfall as the train pulled out. Before long, the hungry men came for the buckets, and they figured out what had become of them. Mounting a motor car, the train was overhauled in a few miles, and a search for the thieves began. Four of the men saw the searcher coming and took to the air like birds, lighting in a very deep pool in the Greenbrier river, just below Renick. All could swim but one, and he was a powerfully big man. He made it across by a series of jumps and plunges going out of sight each time. The other man was back in the car and had not been warned by his buddies. He stuck his head out of the door to see why the train had stopped, and was promptly dropped by a properly placed blow behind the ear with a track wrench, in the experienced hands of a section worker. Cooler heads of the well fed train crew saved the man from real punishment. He was made to take the water route however, and followed the wet trail of his buddies over the eastern river hills.
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Harry M. Widney, who has been superintendent of the Elk Tanning Company’s plant at Falls Creek, Pa., for the past three years, has resigned and accepted a position with the Pocahontas Tanning Company, and will take charge of their plant at Durbin, West Virginia. Mr. Widney leaves here with the best wishes of his former employers and the people of Falls Creek, for never in the history of the Falls Creek Tannery has such a cordial relationship existed between the Elk Tanning Company and the town. Mr. Widney expects to motor to his new home. His many friends are very glad to hear of Mr. Widney’s success as his new appointment is quite an advance from his former position. – Brookville Republican
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Mrs. Allie B. Moore, beloved wife of Henry Newton Moore, departed this life at her home on Knapps Creek May 5, 1921. Her age was 62 years, four months and eight days. For thirty-five years she was a sufferer from that dread disease, asthma, and her sufferings are only known to those who have been likewise afflicted.
Mrs. Moore was a daughter of the late Washington Herold and his wife, Mary Ann Harper; two old and prominent families identified with the county from the earliest days. Of her father’s family there remain three daughters, Mrs. Minnie Dean, of Kansas; Mrs. Lula Miller, of Richmond; and Miss Nora Herold, of Kansas; and four sons, Wise, Homer, Penick and Russell. She was united in marriage to H. Newton Moore. He and their son, Grover W. Moore, survive…
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John Rodgers died on Sunday night, July 24, 1921, after a short illness, aged 18 years. He was the son of Squire and Mrs. N. O. Rodgers, of Buckeye, and was well known in Marlinton, where he attended high school a number of terms. His body was buried at Buckeye on Tuesday. He is survived by his parents and a number of brothers and sisters, one of whom is Mrs. D. W. Williams.