Thursday, August 21, 1927
Harvesting is the order of the day. Crops are looking good; corn looks like it will be good. Potatoes are better than in many years, and we don’t hear of tomatoes blighting as yet, so we have been favored with a good season so far.
Most of the people have been attending the Fair. There is the best exhibit at the Fair that has been for years.
Thieves have been very busy around Slaty Fork; we heard of them visiting several places. L. D. Sharp says he had 60 to 65 chickens stolen in the last month, and a two year old Hereford heifer. He thinks the heifer was butchered and carried off. There is an organized bunch, candidates for the penitentiary, and we hope they will soon be elected. They have been at this for two or three years; nothing could be lower down than for lerks to steal the chickens away from the farmer, after he fed and cared for them until they weigh four or five pounds. They are also stealing many laying hens.
Along the Way
By Susan A. Price, M. D.
Overheard on a recent dark summer night out on the Jamestown Road: “That glory show of a pageant certainly makes out Thomas Jefferson a proud somebody. It makes him certainly recommend himself most highly.” Then another voice, “Well, he played hob and settled the hash of that old King George anyhow…”
While Thomas Jefferson did play hob with George III, and did play a major role in establishing our great country, we like to think of him, too, as the artist, the scientist, the family man, the country gentleman. There is the little incident of John Randolph, the Tory, leaving his fine violin in the keeping of his cousin, Thomas Jefferson, when he left Williamsburg to exile himself in old England…
James A. Dunn, of the United States Navy, formerly stationed on board the carrier the U. S. Leyte, is now attending the United States Naval School for Radarmen in Boston, Massachusetts.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph J. Cassell, of Akron, Ohio, spent the weekend with his mother, Mrs. Pearl Kesler, and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Allen Galford, of Cass.
Mrs. Bessie J. Baxter, of Columbus, Ohio, visited at the home of her uncle and aunt, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Curry last week and attended the VanReenan reunion at Droop Park on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. C. Burner, of Apopka, Florida, are spending some weeks with home people in Pocahontas County. Mr. Burner is a son of the late Allan Burner, his brother is Dr. Allan Burner, of Durbin. Mrs. Burner was an Eskridge, daughter of the late Dr. Eskridge, of Hillsboro. They have a prosperous hotel business.
Mr. and Mrs. Forest Burner and children, Patsy, Ruth Ann and Wallace, accompanied by Miss Evelyn Hevener, have returned home after spending a few days with friends near Charleston.
Mrs. Emma Hodge, of Courtland, Kansas, accompanied by her daughter, Julia, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Fred Wade, near Hillsboro.
Mr. and Mrs. Ransome Lockridge and little son, Ray Edwin, of Staunton, attended the Fair and visited home people last week. On their return, they were accompanied by the Barlow twins, Marolyn and Carolyn.
Mr. and Mrs. T. Alex Arbuckle were up from Lewisburg last week visiting Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Sharp and attending the Fair.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Patterson announce the marriage of their daughter, Helen, to Orr Lee McMann, of Gap Mills, on Friday, August 15, 1947, at Marlinton. Mrs. McMann is Assistant Manager of the Employment Service at Lewisburg, and Mr. McMann is connected with the Veterans Farm Training program in Greenbrier and Monroe counties.
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Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Barnes, of Buckeye, announce the marriage of their daughter, Edith Lucille, to William H. Barrett, on July 26, 1947, at the home of Mrs. Pearl Ray in Seebert, by Rev. R. D. Marshall. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. T. B. Barrett, of Buckeye. He is a veteran of World War II, with 31 months in the South Pacific. He has the Purple Heart and five battle stars…
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Mr. and Mrs. Fred Waugh have announced the marriage of their daughter, Gladys Marie, to Winters H. Dean, of Huntersville… Mr. Dean served in the Navy in the war.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Norman Beverage July 29, 1947, a baby girl, named Sharon Lynn.
Ira H. Moore, of Huntersville District, aged 71 years, a son of the late William J. and Loretta J. Moore. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery at Mt. Zion church.
Private First Class Calvin James Galford, aged 22 years, died in Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, D. C. from injuries received while on duty in Warrenton, Virginia. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Galford, of Cass. Funeral service was held at the Cass Methodist Church.