Thursday, December 16, 1948
Huntersville – The Wo-man’s Society of Christian Service of Huntersville Methodist Church met at the home of Mrs. Nowlin Sheets for their annual Christmas meeting. There was a large attendance of members and visitors. The program topic was “They Offered Him Gifts.” Afterwards, there was the exchange of gifts.
The home was beautifully adorned with yuletide decorations. Dainty refreshments were served.
On Thursday, December 9, a water snake came crawling into the machine shop of the Mower Lumber Company at Cass. Chester Shra-der got the visitor on the platform where he operates the electric metal welder. The snake was neither sleepy nor cold. When Mr. Shrader used a welding rod to keep the snake from leaving the platform, it showed it had plenty of grit and bite left by putting up quite a fight.
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With sugar trees running, snakes still abroad, head lettuce and turnip greens still holding out tasty and dainty in the garden, wooly bear, caterpillars still traveling around – why and what is the sign, comes inquiry from people and places.
There was the old Indian sign of late September, when the first storm after the equinox cleared up warm. When this happens, the general rule is for short storm periods and mild winter until the days begin to lengthen…
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Sammy Barlow bagged a 250-pound deer Tuesday while hunting with his uncle near Rimel. Sammy is 12 years old and the son of Mrs. Billy Evans, of Marlinton.
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The Richwood Republican prints the story of Russell Jones, aged 36 years, of Charleston, who was lost in the Black Forest for two nights and nearly three days. On the last day of the deer season, a party of seven men went into the forest from Richwood side between Cranberry and Cherry North Fork.
Jones became separated from his party, got lost, and wandered until Monday afternoon. Then he came out on the road leading to the Mike Knob fire tower. Here R. M. Feaster took him to Richwood for medical aid. However, he had suffered no special ill effect from exposure.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Luther C. Cassell, of Greenbank, a son, Gary Wayne.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Carl A. Rund, of Hillsboro, a son, Paul Warner.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Hudson have received word that the body of their son, Edward Keith Hudson, will arrive Thursday, December 16. He gave his life in battle as a soldier in Europe.
The funeral will be held on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. from the Greenbank Methodist Church. His body will be laid to rest in the Arbovale cemetery, with full military honors.
Rev. Q. E. Arbogast will officiate and the V. F. W. of Marlinton and Cass will be in charge of the Military rites.
T. Sgt. Edward Keith Hudson was killed March 15, 1945, while serving with the 7th Army, Co. F. of the 103rd Division, 410 Infantry. T. Sgt. Hudson entered the service in December 1942… and was sent overseas in October 1944…
Four Children Perish in Fire
Four of five children of Mr. and Mrs. Lon Greene, of near the airport, perished in the fire which destroyed their home last Friday night, December 19, 1948. They were: Dannie Henry Greene, aged 14 years, 13 days; Robert (Bobby) Frank Greene, aged 10 years, 11 months, 22 days; Lula Bell Greene, aged 8 years, 8 months, 23 days; and Roy Arnold Greene, aged 6 years, 3 months, 6 days.
Mr. and Mrs. Greene and their oldest daughter had gone away from home for some hours. In some way, the house got on fire and the four children perished miserably. As the fire became far advanced, neighbors were attracted by the exploding of shot gun shells, but it was then too late to render any assistance.
On Monday afternoon, the remains of the little children were laid to rest in the family plot in Mt. View Cemetery. The service was conduced by Rev. Roger P. Melton.
The pallbearers were the teachers of the children and the flower bearers were their schoolmates.