Thursday, December 1, 1921
CEREMONIES OVER THE UNKNOWN HERO
By an eye witness.
On Thursday, I went to the Capitol where the body of the Unknown Soldier was lying in state, guarded by many of his comrades, his bier covered with flowers, and great throngs of people passing by the bier to pay respect to all American soldiers dead in paying respect to him. The great rotunda of the Capitol was lined for several feet around the walls with flowers of all kinds from cities in France, England and America, from every state in the Union, from foreign countries, from orders and societies and individuals. The people passed in a constant stream through two lines of soldiers, while from another door, at frequent intervals, delegations from orders and societies, came through to salute the dead and place a wreath…
THE PRICE OF TURKEYS
Turkeys sold in the northern cities during Thanksgiving season for seventy cents a pound. At this place, they sold for thirty cents a pound, and the farmers who raised them probably got around twenty-five cents a pound for them. That is some arbitrary market. It is the kind of thing that is going to react some day with all the accumulated force of repressed hate and aversion.
There is not such a great gulf fixed between the farmer in the country and the consumer in the city, but between the two there are about forty thieves…
E. D. Burner, who has lived in the west the past twenty years, has moved his family to Durbin to make his fame there.
George D. Kincaid has sold his farm in the Brush to Squire Bird. Mr. Kincaid expects to return to Durbin in the spring.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Allen, of near Warwick, were in town Wednesday. This was Mrs. Allen’s first visit to Marlinton in three years.
We have had a very rainy season in this section for several days. However, it seems to be over now, as it has grown colder and the mountain tops are covered with snow.
Geo. A. C. Auldridge sold W. C. Householder a beef cow last week.
Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Prit-chard, of Dunmore, were visiting at the home of Mrs. M. J. Baxter over Sunday. Also Mrs. Faith Baxter, of Cass.
Rumor has it that the proposed State Road instead of crossing Yelk mountain via Slaty Fork and Mingo, is now slated to come to Marlinton and up Knapps Creek by the way of Frost, Dunmore, Green Bank and Durbin to Elkins.
The writer does not know whether this is correct or not, but if such be true, it is high time for us to get on our fighting clothes.
When we voted for the Good Roads Amendment, we voted with the understanding that all County Seats were to be connected by the nearest practicable route. The Yelk route is nearer by twenty miles or more, and more practicable, passing as it does through a good grazing and agricultural district. The people on Yelk are heavy taxpayers and have been deprived of good roads for years, and are even without a practicable mail route principally on an account of road conditions…
There has been quite a scare over scarlet fever in this community. Ed Woodell’s family have all been very poorly with scarlet fever but are improving.
Mrs. Elmer Sharp, Lanty Sharp, Mamie VanReenen, Mary VanReenan, Dolpha Sharp and Theodore VanReenen attended the singing at the home of Cretus Sharp Sunday night.
Adam and Alva Moore have been operating their sawmill the past week.
E. F. McLaughlin is engaged in buying cattle.
Coon hunting seems to be the order of the day.
Miss Ellen Jane Flemming died at her home near Buckeye Saturday, November 26, of the infirmities of old age. She was about 83 years old. For many years, she had been blind. Burial on Sunday.
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Ellis Moore died at his home at Stony Bottom Monday morning, November 15, 1921, from heart trouble. The day before he was in usual health. His age was about 35 years.
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Homer Baker, aged 10 years, died at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Baker, at Campbelltown, Saturday, November 12, 1921. Some weeks ago he had an attack of diphtheria and the disease settled in his kidneys. Burial at Edray Tuesday.
Report of Swago school for the second month; Nellie E. Hefner, teacher. Total attendance: 20. Those neither absent nor tardy: Lonnie Armstrong, John R. Gay, Johnnie Hause, Rex McNellan, Eva Beverage, Mary and Grace Barnes, Lucell Westfall, Opal and Edith Armstrong, Susie Taylor.
Honor Roll for the second month at the Douthards Creek school: Clara L. Palmer, teacher. Annie Wade, Elton Wade, Sewel Kincaid, Herbert Sharp, Arthur Sharp, Gertrude White and Hazel White. Percent attendance: 97.