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An unknown correspondent from Banco on Big Creek in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on September 14, 1926:
Everything is quiet in Banco at present. The traffic cops are getting some rest this week as traffic is not so thick as it was last Sunday.
Billy Lilly and Miss Louise Pardue of this place, Miss Emma Bell and Miss Stevens of Big Ugly all motored to Needmore Sunday to church.
Mr. H.F. Lucas of Elm street motored north last Sunday. Wonder why?
Misses Marea Lucas and Clara Harmon of this place made a business trip to Big Creek last Saturday.
Mr. Journey Ferrell of Banco was the Saturday night guest of his brother Elbert Ferrell of Estep.
Mr. and Mrs. Willie Ellis of Logan attended the basket dinner at Needmore last Sunday.
Mr. Roma Estep and cousin of Hurricane were the Monday night guests of his brother in Banco.
Mr. and Mrs. F.L. Estep and children of this place motored to Hart last Sunday evening.
Among those who were the guests of Mrs. B.R. Lucas Saturday night were: Mr. and Mrs. Egbert Mullins and her boyfriend of Huntington. They also attended the basket meeting at Needmore on Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Ferrell of Huntington were the Saturday and Sunday guests of Aunt Rispa Stone on Ed Stone Branch.
Mr. and Mrs. Ted Hager of Big Creek were the all night guests of Mrs. Jno. Hager at this place last Wednesday.
Wonder why Basil Duty of Spring Dale looked so blue while Miss Ruby McGraw of Logan was in town. Bob was all smile, Basil.
Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Ellis sure did do their bit for the meeting at Needmore last Sunday. They spread two large tables with good eats and invited everybody to partake.
Mr. and Mrs. Brewster of Whitman was visiting their uncle, Mr. John Justice, of Elm street the last weekend.
Mrs. C.E. Justice’s grandmother of Fallsburg, Kentucky, has returned home after an extended visit on Elm street.
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An unknown correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on August 26, 1927:
The intermediate class of the Christian Sunday School motored to Blair Mountain Sunday where they enjoyed a picnic. Those enjoying the affair were: Mr. J.H. Barker, teacher; Misses Bernice Ward, Mabel Ferrell, Inez Barker, Oline Curry, Minnie Ferrell, Vivian Ferrell, Sarah Ferrell, Martha Dingess, Hazel McCloud, Lorena, Walton, Miss Rhoades, Lola Ferrell, Julia Ferrell, Beulah and Margaret Ballard, Dr. and Mrs. Ferrell, Paul Winter, Kyle Ballard, Ward Ferrell, Carlos Ferrell, Lamar Collins, Arnold Barker, Tracy Vickers, Dennis Stone, Joe Stone, Orville Barker, G.W. McCloud, G. Fowler, Bud Waugh, and Charley Garrett.
A wonderful time was reported.
Misses Ruby and Hazel Saunders of Big Creek were visiting here Saturday.
Mrs. A.F. Carper is visiting relatives in Montgomery at the present time.
Mrs. H.T. Toney who has been visiting relatives in Flatwoods returned to her home here Saturday.
Miss Tollie Ferrell of Logan spent Sunday here with homefolks.
Mrs. D.R. Hilton is visiting relatives at Price, W.Va.
Mr. Conley of Peach Creek was calling on Miss Barker Saturday evening.
Mrs. Lettie Munsey is conducting a revival at the Church of God. We hope she will be very successful.
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From the Logan County Banner, the Logan Banner and the Logan Democrat of Logan, WV, come the following items about the Hatfields:
In some way our watchful jailor Elias Hatfield learned that some week or to days ago, the wife of Melvin Runyon, who is confined in jail here for the murder of John Vance at Thacker had been trying to get a pistol in the jail to him. On Monday, Mrs. Runyon, with a brother of Runyon, and Mr. A.J. Shepherd came over to see him. Mr. Hatfield thought it was his duty to search Mrs. Runyon before she was allowed to go into the jail, which he did at once, and found a hatchet under her dress. The hatchet was taken from her and she was not allowed to go in. Mr. Shepherd and Mr. Runyon were, however, allowed to go in and talk with the prisoner. The jailor is commended by all for his action.
Source: Logan County Banner, 17 April 1895.
Tennis Hatfield is reported on the sick list.
Source: Logan Democrat, 23 January 1913.
Tennis Hatfield, who has been confined to his room for several weeks, is improving under the care of Dr. Steele.
Source: Logan Democrat, 30 January 1913.
Tennis Hatfield who has been confined to his room for two months at Calico left last week for New River.
The many friends of Willis Hatfield here are glad to hear that Gov. Glasscock paroled him from a four year sentence at Moundsville for killing Dr. Thornhill in Wyoming county.
Source: Logan Democrat, 20 March 1913.
Mr. Hatfield caught five ground hogs Tuesday and said that it was not a good day for them either.
Source: Logan Democrat, 24 April 1913.
Joe Hatfield, of New River, visited his parents at Calico last week.
Source: Logan Democrat, 15 May 1913.
Postmaster Willard Hatfield of Williamson was bound over to court yesterday following a row in which Police Officer Dewey Boaz was shot in the foot. Hatfield waived examination and his bond for $1,000 was signed by his father, Greenway Hatfield.
Source: Logan Banner, 5 August 1927.
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From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this interesting item about Aracoma High School dated September 2, 1927:
ARACOMA HIGH OPENS SEPT. 5th
Principal Hull Announces Some New Features Since Last Term, Adding To the Facilities
Plans are about completed for the opening of the Aracoma high school for the coming year. The principal, Mr. Bruce H. Hull, states that an annex will be fitted up for use this year giving an additional room for high school purposes. This annex will be equipped as a science laboratory. Equipment, including special furniture, has already been ordered for this department and is expected to be in place for the beginning of the year. The additional room and added facilities thus provided should enable the high school to be classified as second class.
Mr. Hull further stated that the board of education will furnish transportation to all students living in the district who wish to attend the high school up to and including the eleventh grade. Parents are urged by him to have their boys and girls enter school on the first day for purpose of classification.
The faculty for the school will be composed of five members holding baccalaureate degrees from standard and approved colleges and two members who are graduates of the standard normal course. It will be recalled that when Mr. Hull came to Logan two years ago there was no accredited senior high school for Negroes, but now plans have been completed for a new building which the board expects to complete before the end of the present term. The completion of this unit in the system of education together with the entrance of the Logan high school into the North Central Association of Secondary Schools will be tangible evidence of the progress of Logan county in the field of education.
From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this interesting item about a transition from industry to agriculture in Point Marion, PA, dated August 19, 1927:
HOW A FARMING COMMUNITY WAS BUILT AGAIN
Glass factories and coal mines had kept the butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker, and the banker busy the year round in Point Marion, Pennsylvania. Hired men left the farms, followed by the farm owners, to get their share of the attractive wages. Suddenly labor saving machinery was brought in to the old hand method window glass factories. The coal business took a drop and hundreds of people had to find new employment. Savings accounts dwindled. Deposits of the two banks dropped off almost a million dollars. “Bring in more industries,” was being sung at luncheon clubs all over the land, every town seemed to be advertising unlimited water supply, cheap fuel, and free factory sites. Competition was keen and the reward doubtful.
The question came, “Why not stimulate the agricultural pursuits of the community which have lain dormant so long?” Farm income might be increased and production costs lowered in many instances. The first move of one of the banks was the purchase of healthy chicks. These were furnished by the bank at wholesale to interested farmers, payment to be made by note payable in six months. The bank followed through by aiding in the dissemination of culling and feeding knowledge and by helping to market the cockerels, which in most instances paid the initial cost of all the chicks.
When the pumpkins began to turn yellow, plans were laid for a great community exhibit. Besides the poultry display, farm produce exhibits from the surrounding country were entered. Altogether it made an impressive exhibit, bringing home the lesson to Point Marion people that there were great undeveloped opportunities within their own dooryards which they had overlooked.
The annual exhibit will be continued in the future by the bank. A horse show is sponsored, better seed corn and seed potatoes are made available to the farmers for planting, and the bank will continue to build agriculture in the community as a sound basis on which to work. “It will probably be some time before we shall see larger fruits of our endeavors,” the banker says, “but we are looking ahead ten to fifteen years.”
For more about Point Marion, PA, follow this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point_Marion,_Pennsylvania
C. Russell Christian (c.1861-1889) was a well known regional poet born in Logan County, WV. A son of B. and E. (White) Christian, he married Marian Trent, fathered at least one son (Carl), and died of typhoid fever at Kirbyville in Wyoming County, WV. He is buried in Oceana, WV.
The aged bell-man sat aloft,
Revolving in his soul full oft
The varied fortunes of the band
Warring for his native land.
While in the rugged hall of State
The new-born Congress proudly sate
Advising in the face of Death
Freedom or the open heath.
Ev’n as the Sun with kindling light
Dispels the horrid dark of Night,
So Freedom when her time had come
Claimed her own Columbian home.
The great assembly gave the word
That broke the reign of George the Third;
And thousand Ages paled before
Sights they had not seen of yore.
And friendly gods beheld the sight
Of Freedom’s Eagle bathed in light;
“Ring! ring!” the small boy shouted forth;
The grand evangel shook the earth!
And shouts of Freedom broke upon
Yankee snows and Dixie’s sun.
And voices cried from out the Past,
“Ye shall have reward at last!”
Source: The Logan Banner, 13 May 1927.
Appalachia, circuit clerk, conservation, Guyandotte River, H.M. Moore, history, Horsepen Mountain, Island Creek, John A. Ellis, Logan Banner, Logan County, Logan County Game Preserve, Mingo County, West Virginia, Wild Life League
From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, comes this story about the Logan County Game Preserve dated February 1, 1927:
35,000-ACRE GAME PRESERVE HERE IS FOR BENEFIT OF ALL THE PEOPLE–JOHN ELLIS NEW GAME PROTECTOR
Sport lovers in Logan–and they are legion–recently decided to adopt some method for the protection of game and wild fowls which are being rapidly exterminated in the county; consequently they met and formed a body for the purpose of establishing a game preserve in Logan.
H.M. Moore was made president of this association and under his direction the work was undertaken in earnest. Up to this time there has been approximately 35,000 acres of mountain land dedicated to this purpose by the owners. The land lies between the waters of Main Island Creek and Guyan river and extends over the Mingo county line into the Horsepen section.
Contrary to an erroneous impression that has gone out over the county this land is not set aside for the purpose of furnishing a hunting ground for members of this Wild Life League of Logan county but will be used for the propagation of game for people of the entire county during the open seasons as defined by the statutes.
John A. Ellis, former circuit clerk, and one of the most ardent lovers of wild life to be found in the county, has been commissioned by the state as local game protector. No better selection could have been made for Mr. Ellis, in addition to being acquainted with the people of the county and all of this section of the state, knows almost every foot of land lying in the preserve and believes in the propagation of game. Mr. Ellis was commissioned January 17, and has already entered upon his duties.
It is the intention of the promoters of the project to stock this preserve with deer, wild turkeys, pheasants, quail, and the streams with various kind of game fish. As soon as this is done the parties behind the movement will ask the state game and fish commission to take over the preserve and maintain it. This proposition will be submitted to the proper state officials when the commission meets the first Thursday in April of the present year.