Thursday, November 17, 1921
General Pershing said that the unknown soldier interred on Armistice Day in Washington with the most imposing ceremonies ever accorded the mortal remains of a human being, had become to the world an immortal symbol of devotion to the highest ideals of mankind.
From time immemorial, grateful countries have honored their heroes slain in battle. Without defenders, civilization could not long endure. The complex systems of social life depend for their continuance upon force. The modern idea is that it is the indomitable spirit within the breast that is the true defense, and not forts, ships, guns or ammunition, all of which are so dear to the hearts of the contractors. It is the duty of every man to lay down his life for his country. In this way he becomes a man, and he is afraid not to fight, for if he does not fight on proper occasions he becomes something less than a man.
Lincoln spoke at Gettysburg in honor of those who gave their lives that the nation might live, and to remind the living that they should highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain…
And to the body of the slain soldier in Arlington Cemetery, we quote:
Soldier, rest! – thy warfare o’er,
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking!
Dream of battle fields no more,
Days of danger, nights of waking.
In our isle’s enchanted hall,
Hands unseen thy couch are strewing,
Fairy streams of music fall,
Every sense in slumber dewing.
Solder, rest! thy warfare o’er,
Dreams of fighting fields no more;
Sleep the sleep that knows not breaking,
Morn of toil, nor night of waking…
J. H. Johnson, of Roanoke, Va., who recently visited this town has been engaged by the town council to make complete specifications and report on the development of water power by erecting a dam on Knapps Creek at Laden Bottom. He estimated that such a dam would develop one hundred and fifty horse power at low water, and an unlimited amount at high water. The site is an ideal one for the purpose, and probably could be acquired for a reasonable price, by purchase or condemnation.
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E. F. McLaughlin was in Greenbrier County last week with a lot of cattle which he will winter there. He reports great damage done by the heavy rains of last week. On the farm of John Beard on Spring Creek, about five hundred bushels of corn in the shock was washed away. He got one ear out of a trash heap that measured more than thirteen inched in length.
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Report of Buckeye school, second month. Grammar grades – Mary and Loucille Kinnison, Louise McNeill, Amelia Hechert, Clarence Hechert, Addison McNeill, Stowe McNeill, Okie Walton. Primary room: Ruth Hinkle, Jane Kennison, Eva Auldridge, Glen Duncan.
The Halloween program and pie supper was well attended, proceeds about $25 to be applied on the new Columbia Victrola…
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Honor Roll, Underwood School, Kate Syms, teacher. First Month: Vernon Dean, Woods Gaylor, Lee James Syms, Oliver Underwood, Ottie Wanless, Georgie Underwood, Delma Dean, Nettie Gaylor, Lillie McLaughlin, Myrtle Gaylor, Dessie Gaylor, Clara Kellison, Ruth Kellison, Crystal Pyles, Amy Pyles. Second month: Vernon Dean, Joe Gaylor, Lee James Syms, Georgie Underwood, Ottie Wanless, Opal Crigger, Eva Crigger, Delena Dean, Lillie May Gaylor, Altie Dean, Clara Kellison, Ruth Kellison, Myrl Pyles, Amy Pyles, Crystal Pyles, Estella Wanless.
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Report West Droop school, second month: Lacy McMillion, teacher – Charles Starks, Paul Hollandsworth, Jesse Starks, Deward Hill, Clinton Dean, Hugh Wiley, Clyde Hill, Otto Hill, Fred Snedegar, Harry Starks, George Kershner, Wilson Starks, Carl Hill, Carl Pritt, Okey Cutlip, Milton Copenhaver, Dale Hollandsworth, Stoner Kershner, Sadie Kershner, Olive Cutlip, Junie Kershner, Lela Hollandsworth, Eva Wiley, Nellie Wiley, Neva Cutlip, Hilda Kershner, Delta Phillips, Oleta Pritt, Vada Copenhave, Calie Wiley, Ora Copenhaver.
FUR SKINS, PELTS AND HIDES
Attention is invited to the provision in paragraph 2-A, Section 472 Postal Laws and Regulations, that “fresh hides or pelts, or articles exhaling bad odor, whether sealed as first class matter or not, shall not be admitted to the mails…”
On Saturday, October 29th, a Community Fair was held in the Brownsburg School House, directed by J. E. Banks, Agent of Agriculture and Miss G. A. Hill, teacher.
County Supt. G. D. McNeill was present and judged the farm products and gave an inspiring address on education in the afternoon.
The school house was well packed with farm products and hand-work.
Brownsburg is growing to be one of the ideal colored communities of the State. We have two churches and a school house and, on investigation, found that 1,033 1/4 acres of land are owned by the people of this community.
Babe Ruth equaled his world’s record of 54 home runs for the New York Americans in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Athletics at Philadelphia.
Did it ever occur to you that the farmer is the only manual laborer who does not know how much per day he is working for. He has all the troubles of a manger, and all the helplessness of creatures dependent upon the seasons, and all the sweat that comes to the laborer…
Edgar Starnece Ryder died at his father’s home near Columbia Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier county, Saturday afternoon, September 24, 1921, at 4:15 o’clock, following an attack of cholera morbus. He had become ill early that morning and all was done that loving hands and medical aid could do, but in vain. The deceased was in his 38th years, having been born at Mountain Grove, Va., February 16, 1884. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Ryder…
Mr. Ryder was of a kind, unassuming and generous disposition, always ready to lend a hand to the sick and needy. He was an honest and industrious citizen and will be greatly missed from his community.