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The following two items gleaned from the Logan Banner provide insight into African-American life in Logan County, WV, in 1926 and 1927.
CANDIDATES GIVE FLAG TO STIRRAT REPUBLICAN COLORED CLUB SATURDAY
A handsome American flag was presented Saturday night to the colored Republican club at Stirrat by Joe Glenn of the county assessor’s office in behalf of Republican candidates as an award for the precinct making the biggest Republican registration this year and for this club being the largest in point of numbers in the county. Charles Kelley is the president.
Six candidates were at the meeting and made brief talks. An enthusiastic meeting was held presaging a warm campaign when the battle of ballots opens for the November election.
Source: Logan (WV) Banner, 7 September 1926
COLORED MUSICAL CLUB BEING ORGANIZED HERE
Announcement is made by W.J. Glover, president, and L. Jean Bayes, secretary, for the organization of the Music Lovers Club among colored citizens, formed at a meeting held in the reception room of Brown’s hotel. It is their purpose, they promise, to do some very constructive work in the county, “using as a method for success the reaching of the hearts of the people by having them respond to the musical concords of sounds.” All those approaching the object of the movement are invited by these officers of the club to meet this newly organized body at Brown’s hotel, Friday evening at 8 o’clock, to assist in creating a musical appreciation and community interest.
Source: Logan (WV) Banner, 13 September 1927.
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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 July 9, 1926:
Here we come with a rush and a bound,
No better news from Banco can be found.
Everybody around Banco is lively. A large crowd attended the singing sat this place Sunday.
H.F. Lucas and mother and little sister Jeanne motored to Nellis, W.Va., last Saturday to visit Mrs. Lucas’ brother who is in the Charleston hospital.
Mr. and Mrs. Crissie Simmons and children of Glasgow are the guests of Mrs. Simmons’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Perry of Vicker’s Branch.
Mrs. Rosa Ellis of Needmore left for Logan Sunday where she spent the Fourth.
Mrs. Ethel Ferrell and daughter of Estep were visiting Mrs. Jno. Hager on Ed Stone Branch last Sunday.
Basil Duty spent Saturday and Sunday in Logan.
John Vance has purchased a new model Ford.
Mr. and Mrs. Okey Justice and little daughter Alice are visiting Mr. Justice’s parents on Elm street this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Varney and children of Manbar were calling on Mr. and Mrs. Charles Duty at Spring Dale Saturday and Sunday.
Wonder what has become of Mr. Bias of Chapmanville that we never see him anymore?
Miss Clara Harmon spent Sunday on Elm street with Miss Marea Lucas. They enjoyed the evening playing music.
Good luck to one and all.
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An unknown correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on June 3, 1927:
The singing school which is to last for two weeks or more is doing finely. Elbert Jeffrey is the teacher.
B.H. Snidow and family are moving back to Virginia after teaching the term of school here.
Rev. Adkins preached here last Saturday night. He was accompanied by a friend from Branchland.
The roads are improving to some extent.
Lamar Collins is some kid for music. He will probably learn do from ra.
Miss Mary Click has left after teaching the term of school here.
Carlos Ferrell has left our little town, as he is now working in Logan.
Uncle Tom Fowler is on the sick list at this writing.
Miss Susie Carper who has been away at school has returned to her home here.
Miss Nora Whitman was calling on friends in our town Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Fay Turner was visiting her mother Sunday.
Wallace Ferrell of Huntington is visiting friends at this time.