Thursday, August 23, 1948
Good News in Hillsboro
Groundbreaking for the New Methodist Parsonage
The Levelton Circuit and their pastor, Rev. A. J. Schrader, very proudly announce the special services to be held at the Wesley Chapel Methodist Church in Hillsboro. The entire program will start with a morning worship service at 11 a.m. with a special program of music and worship. At 12:30, a chicken dinner will be served on the grounds followed by an old fashioned sing and the Ground Breaking Service.
The friends, relatives and members of the entire county and from the Emmanuel, Seebert, Marvin Chapel, Sharon, Trinity and Wesley Chapel churches are all invited…
Green Bank – On last Monday, Brown, little son of Mr. and Mrs. Linn McCarty, got a badly broken leg in an accident with a heavy farm gate. He was brought to Pocahontas Memorial Hospital to have the bone set.
When Mr. McCarty had gotten home about dark, Mrs. McCarty was taken violently ill. She was brought to the hospital.
Her mother, Mrs. Mary J. McLaughlin, was notified, and she left her farm home to come and be with the children while the parents were away.
The next morning a neighbor came to tell Mrs. McLaughlin that her house and all its contents had burned up during the night. Mrs. McLaughlin is the widow of the late Musto McLaughlin.
Darleigh Dair Shue, 18 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Emery E. Shue, of Droop Mountain, got a fractured right leg Friday when his service cycle (small motorcycle) collided with a car. Mr. Shue was on duty when the accident occurred. He had been employed by Western Union for some time. He lives with his sister, Mrs. Paul J. Atkins, at Richmond. He is in the Medical College Hospital.
Friday, the 13th, was the day for Orville Riddle to see wild things. Working on a log job over in Bath County, he went to straighten out some logs on a hillside, preparatory to skidding. Approaching a big log from the downhill side, he found himself looking smack in the faces of three big copperheads, coiled on top of the log, taking the morning sun. The nearest snake was barely a foot from the man’s face. Orville never batted an eye; he eased back until he could bring his cant hook into the game with an overhand play. He smashed down on the snakes with hearty licks.
This was not enough snakes for one day. Later, Mr. Riddle came on a big yellow rattlesnake. He killed this one, too.
As Orville was coming into camp at the end of the day, a big chunk of a bear walked within a few rods of him.
Presidents are Related
John Quincy Adams, the 6th president, was a son of John Adams, the 2nd president. Benjamin Harrison, the 23rd president, was a grandson of William Henry Harrison, the 9th president. Zachary Taylor, the 12th president was a second cousin of James Madison, the 4th president. Madison and Taylor were great-grandsons of James Taylor. Franklin D. Roosevelt was a 5th cousin, and his wife a niece, of Theodore Roosevelt.
Ralph James Griffin, beloved son of Josephine Jane Griffin and dear brother of Dennis, Forrest, Clara and Ada Griffin, entered the service July 29, 1942 in the U. S. Army… He served in theatre operations in Asiatic, Pacific, Luzon, Philippine Islands. He was awarded the Purple Heart.
Private First Class Ralph Griffin served 33 months as a member of Co. B., 1st Battallion, 127th Infantry Division, called the Red Arrow. He was killed in action on Luzon, April 26, 1945.
The body of Private Letcher H. King is among the 52 West Virginia World War II dead who have recently been returned from Italy aboard the United States Army Transport Carrol Victory. This ship carried 2,081 American dead. A telegram of notification has been received by Mrs. Lucy J. King, of Cass, the next of kin of the young soldier.
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Mrs. Dolly Susan Myers, aged 37 years, wife of Thomas Myers, of Cass died Thursday, August 19, 1948. On Sunday afternoon her body was laid to rest in the Clover Lick cemetery. She is survived by her husband.
Hoppy’s Rock-Ola Garden
One mile South of Marlinton on Route 219
Friday, August 27th, 1948, 9 to 1.
Music by Five-Piece Orchestra
Admission: STAG – $1.00 – COUPLE $2.00