Thursday, September 16, 1948
We are greatly disturbed over persistent reports that the Federal Prison Camp on Cranberry is liable to close up on us as of October first, next…
The prospect of losing this institution has us all broke out in a sweat of apprehension. I know that prisons and penitentiaries are necessary, but usually such are not considered institutions of any too great advantage to a community.
The Federal Prison Camp on Cranberry is different. In the first place, it is tucked away in the recesses of the Black Forest, on government land. It is away from any community other than the well organized one consisting of the homes of officers and attendants.
Then consider the type of inmates of the Cranberry Camp. Only those are sent here who appear to have desire for and are capable of redemption and reform…
Ten years ago this prison camp was established as an experiment and demonstration in prison reform. It was put in an out of the way place. It was manned by experienced personnel from civil service lists.
Law breakers who showed possibilities in the way of reform were given opportunity and encouragement in building back. It was an unarmed camp. Healthful, useful outdoor employment was provided…
The personnel of the Cranberry Camp have proven good people, good friends and good neighbors. They are worthwhile citizens to be desired in and sought after by any community…
I feel no shame in saying that the money spent by the well paid personnel of Cranberry Camp is no mean item in the volume of community business. Their support of churches, schools and other public institutions is duly appreciated, too.
I say again, the camp has done its good part by our community and I express appreciation. The camp has done its good part in assisting to build a much needed highway of statewide importance in its development work on the biggest industry of our county…
What I am trying so wordily to do is to get the Department of Justice to continue the good work of this proven institution by favoring it with a better divide of inmates of other penal institutions.
TAYLOR FAMILY REUNION
The 18th annual reunion of the Jacob K. Taylor clan was held at Camp Seneca picnic area, Sunday, September 5. The meeting was attended by 68 members of the family and a large number of visitors… Officers of the past year were reelected: B. F. Taylor, president; Hallie Vanosdale, secretary; H. M. Taylor, vice president; Mrs. B. F. Taylor, chairman of a music committee; and Mrs. Edward Dingman, of Philadelphia, chairman of recreation…
A broom made in a factory owned by Cloggell Taylor of Sebring, Florida, was presented to the couple present who were last married. It was given to Mr. and Mrs. Beil Gowan, of Boyer…
Mr. and Mrs. Leffort Kidd and children, Barbara and Junior, and Clarence Cochran, of Beard, and Misses Alice and Charlotte Landis, of Buckeye, attended the Kidd Reunion at Lake Shawnee, near Princeton September 5.
Mrs. Lucy Curry, of Huntington, is the guest of her brothers, Harper and Emory Anderson, and her sister, Mrs. P. C. Curry.
Layman Davis and Burton Wagner, of the Davis Motor Company, will leave for New York September 20 to attend the Nash Motors Convention. While there, they will see the new 1949 Model Nash Airflyte. They will be accompanied by Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Walter Jett and Mrs. Adolph Cooper.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Edward McElwee will go to housekeeping in the Yeager residence near the courthouse.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Beverage, of Marlinton, a son, named Robert Allan.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ronald William Pennington, of Marlinton, a daughter.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Jackson, a son, named Glenn Edward.
Mrs. May Elizabeth Moss Workman, aged 66, wife of James Workman, of near Hillsboro, passed away Thursday, September 9, 1948. She had been an invalid for about 30 years. On Friday, her body was laid to rest in the Buckley cemetery near Marlinton. Mrs. Workman is survived by her husband to whom she had been married 50 years to the week. Their seven sons are Gartelle, Lawrence, Elmer, Dewey, Ray, James and Robert. The deceased was a daughter of the late John F. and Fannie Manda Moss…
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John Cameron LaRue, aged 46 years, died at his home in Hillsboro Thursday morning, September 9, 1948. On Saturday afternoon, the funeral was held from the home by his pastor. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his widow, the former Ida Clendenen; one son, Francis L.; and one daughter, Janice L…
The deceased was a veteran of World War II, having seen three years of active military service. An interesting item in this connection is that his son, Francis, was in the army at the same time.
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James Mareenus Beal, aged 80 years, of Mingo, died September 8, 1948. On Saturday afternoon, the funeral service was held from the Mingo Methodist Church… The deceased was born in Pocahontas County. He was a son of the late George and Fancena VanReenan Beal…
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Mrs. Virginia Grace Long, of Clover Lick died September 7, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Ernest and Mrs. Ida Scott. On December 25, 1925, she was united in marriage to Frank Emmerson Long. To this union were born three sons, Roy, Junior and Dana; and one daughter, Betty… The funeral service was conducted in the Wesley Church at Hillsboro… Interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mother, dear, you have gone and left us,
And our hearts are sad and lone,
Now we pray that we can meet you,
On that bright celestial morn.