A.F. Carper, Appalachia, Arnold Barker, Bernice Ward, Carlos Ferrell, Chapmanville, Dennis Stone, Dr. J.T. Ferrell, E.J. Toney, Fred Garrett, genealogy, Grace Workman, history, Huntington, Inez Barker, Joe Stone, Kyle Ballard, Lamar Collins, Logan County, Lola Ferrell, Luther Bias, Mabel Ferrell, Martha Dingess, Nora Whitman, Orville Barker, Roanoke, Ruby Saunders, Susie Carper, Virginia, Walter Ferrell, Ward Ferrell, West Virginia, Zeeda Elkins
An unknown correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on June 3, 1927:
Rev. Creeds preached at the Christian church Sunday morning and evening.
Miss Grace Workman left Thursday morning for Huntington where she will spend a few days.
Miss Susie Carper who has been in Roanoke, Va., for the past year returned to her home here this week.
Miss Inez Barker and Mrs. A.F. Carper spent the latter part of the week in Huntington.
Miss Nora Whitman of Man is visiting her sister of this place.
Miss Bernice Ward entertained at her home Saturday evening. Those present were: Ruby Saunders, E.J. Toney, Mabel Ferrell, Inez Barker, Lola Ferrell, Martha Dingess, Zeeda Elkins, Dr. Ferrell, Lamar Collins, Luther Bias, Carlos Ferrell, Walter and Ward Ferrell, Dennis and Joe Stone, Orville and Arnold Barker, Fred Garrett and Kyle Ballard.
Allegheny District, Appalachia, assistant superintendent, C&O Railroad, C.S. Falconer, Clifton Forge, Clifton Forge Division, division engineer, E.M. Withrow, F.D. Beall, general manager, Greenbrier District, Greenbrier Division, Guyan Division, Guyandotte District, H.A. Davis, H.E. Webb, Handley, Hinton, Hinton Division, history, Huntington, Huntington Division, J.P. Stevens, J.W. Haynes, Logan, Logan Democrat, New River District, R.W. Mumford, Richmond, road foreman of engines, Ronceverte, superintendent, train master, Virginia, W.L. Glass, W.T. Lipscomb, West Virginia
From the Logan Democrat, of Logan, WV, comes this bit of history about the C & O railroad in the Guyandotte Valley:
NEW GUYAN DIVISION
C. & O. Railroad From Huntington To This City Is Detached From Former Organization
The C. & O. has detached the Guyan Valley district from the Huntington division and created it as a separate division under Superintendent H.E. Webb, formerly of Huntington. A number of other changes are made on the C. & O., which are announced in the following official order:
Richmond, Va., April 30, 1917.
Effective May 1, 1917:
The eastern general division is extended to Hinton, W.Va., and the line Clifton Forge to Hinton, including all branches (Greenbrier district excepted) will be attached to the Clifton Forge division.
The Greenbrier district will be known as the Greenbrier division.
The Hinton division will consist of the line Hinton to Handley, including branches.
The Guyandotte district is detached from the Huntington division, and will be known as the Guyandotte division.
Due to rearrangement of the general divisions and divisions, the following appointments are effective May 1, 1917:
Mr. C.S. Falconer, assistant superintendent, Allegheny district and its branches, Clifton Forge division, Hinton, W.Va.
Mr. F.D. Beall, division engineer, Clifton Forge division, Clifton Forge, Va.
Mr. J.W. Haynes, superintendent Greenbrier division, Ronceverte, West Va.
Mr. H.E. Webb, superintendent, Guyandotte division, Logan, W.Va.
Mr. H.A. Davis, train master, of Guyandotte division, Logan, W.Va.
Mr. R.W. Mumford, division engineer, Guyandotte division, Logan, W.Va.
Mr. W.T. Lipscomb, train master, New River district, Hinton, W.Va.
Mr. W.L. Glass, road foreman of engines, New River district, Hinton, W.Va.
Mr. E.M. Withrow, road foreman of engines, Allegheny district and Greenbrier division, Hinton, W.Va.
Source: Logan (WV) Democrat, 3 May 1917.
Annie Dingess, Appalachia, Big Creek, Blanche Spry, Caroline Brumfield, Cat Adkins, Charleston, Columbus, Cora Adkins, Ed Brumfield, Ethel Brumfield, Fisher B. Adkins, Fred Shelton, genealogy, H.R. Adkins, Harts, Hendricks Brumfield, Herb Adkins, history, Howard Stone, Huntington, Inez Adkins, Jessie Brumfield, John McEldowney, Lincoln County, Logan, Logan Banner, Nye Rooper, Ohio, Pauline Scites, St. Albans, Sylvia Cyfers, Verna Johnson, Vesta Cyfers, West Virginia
An unknown correspondent from Harts in Lincoln County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on August 5, 1927:
Hurrah! Here comes Harts again!
H.R. Adkins was transacting business in Logan, Monday.
Miss Cora Adkins of Huntington spent the weekend with home folks here.
Cheer up, boys. The flapper from Big Creek will come again.
Mrs. Verna Johnson of Columbus, Ohio, was the guest of her mother, Mrs. Chas. Brumfield, here over Saturday and Sunday.
Howard Stone of Huntington was calling on friends in Harts, Friday.
F.B. Adkins was looking after business matters in Huntington, Saturday.
Miss Pauline Scites of Huntington was calling on Mrs. Jessie Brumfield here Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. John McEldowney and children of Charleston are here visiting friends at present.
Miss Ethel Brumfield was the guest of Mrs. Robert Dingess at Logan last Saturday.
Mrs. Jessie Brumfield and Pauline Scites and Fred Shelton were calling on Miss Sylvia and Vesta Cyfers at Gill Sunday and were accompanied by Nye Rooper of St. Albans.
George Midkiff is our new operator here this week.
Jack Marcum of Hamlin was in town Sunday.
Daily Happenings: Fred in his new car; Inez in her sleeveless dress; Catherine and her pipe; Herb and his bill book; Hendrix and his mail; Clara crying; Blanche flirting; Jessie and Pauline in Bessie’s fine new Oakland coach; Ed with his tax books.
Dear old Banner, goodbye, see you some time again.
Appalachia, Buck Fork, Burl Mullins, Carlos Adams, Clinton Adams, Cole Adams, Dixie Mullins, Fred Adams, genealogy, Harts Creek, history, Hoover Fork, Logan Banner, Logan County, Mollie Robinson, Monaville, Sid Mullins, West Virginia, Whirlwind
An unknown correspondent from Whirlwind in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on June 28, 1927:
Sidney Mullins and Fred Adams of Buck Fork were visiting on Hoover Wednesday.
Clinton Adams has just returned from a business trip to Monaville.
Wonder if Maudie and Dixie found the two lost boys Sunday?
Burl Mullins seems to enjoy going to Hoover nowadays. Wonder why?
Cole Adams was calling on his girl on Hoover Sunday.
Carlos Adams seems to be awfully down-hearted. Cheer up, Carl. He won’t be back.
Carl Adams is taking his vacation this week.
Mollie Robinson is very ill at present.
Things Seen Daily: Lucy looking for Cole; Carl and his blues; Burl and his straw hat; Philip and his green hat; Mae and her pumps; Lucy and her smiles; Parlee and her brown dress; Wilburn and his straw hat; Lucy wondering why Cole hasn’t come; Dixie and Maudie looking down hearted.
Appalachia, Chapmanville, Chloe Dingess, Crawley Creek, David Dingess, genealogy, Guyandotte River, Harvey S. Dingess, Henderson Dingess, history, James Butcher, John Dingess, John Dingess Sr., John Gore, Julius C. Dingess, Logan County, Nancy Chapman, Peter Dingess, Virginia, W.I. Campbell, West Virginia, William B. Chapman, William Dingess, William Straton
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In 1927, the Logan County Board of Education discussed construction of a new high school building for the county’s black pupils. At this time, Republicans held many county offices by narrow majorities.
Board of Education Favorable to Providing New Building for Colored Pupils.
NEEDS OF BLAIR POINTED OUT
Colored Teachers Hired For Omar
–Board Meets Again Friday–
That negotiations for the purchase of a site for a centralized colored high school for Logan district have been under way was disclosed at the regular monthly meeting of the Logan district board of education last Saturday. At an adjourned meeting to be held Friday of this week a further step toward this end may be taken.
The site under consideration is a two-acre tract fronting on the north shore of Island creek in Coal Branch. It lies between Coal Branch (stream) and the Island Creek bridge and roadway, and to which the only access at this time is through the alley along side and back of Buskirk & Kayser’s store. The upper half of it is now a weed patch; the other half is under cultivation.
This tract belongs to K.F. Deskins and has been priced to the board at $21,000. The ground is low and often overflows, but the board has been advised that the Appalachian Power Company will fill it with its own refuse up to the level of the road at no cost to the purchaser. Thus it would be made virtually flood proof.
Saturday’s meeting was attended by all three members, President J.F. May, Dr. L.E. Farnsworth and J.W. Beckett. Though convinced the price is high, Dr. May and Dr. Farnsworth said, everything considered, they believed the tract to be the most suitable for the purpose that could be found; and they further made it clear that in their opinion a new high school for the colored pupils is imperative and should be made available just as soon as possible. While admitting there are many things that should and must be done, they doubt whether any other contemplated improvement is more urgent than this.
The Aracoma high school building, a rickety, wholly unsuitable two-story frame, is characterized as a fire-box that must be abandoned. This property would be sold, if the other is bought, it is said, but the proceeds of the sale would doubtless be negligible compared to the price of the Dingess tract.
The Dingess tract is believed to be ideally located with reference to the colored population of the district. Besides, it is easily accessible from various directions and is ample in dimensions; and if necessary, one or more lots could be sold, though nothing of that sort is now contemplated.
Just how this proposed purchase and the proposed new wing for the Logan high school are to be financed was not explained at Saturday’s meeting. But there were many other matters demanding attention.
Conditions of school buildings and equipment at Blair and other Coal River points were discussed at length and definite action will be taken soon, it was promised. The two Richardson brothers, coal operators at Opperman, took a hand in these discussions and urged a program of improvements. Blasting done by road contractors nearly wrecked the Blair school building a good while ago.
The following teachers were hired for the Omar colored school: W.H. Houston, principal; Mrs. Georgia Miller, Mrs. Lois Simmons, Mrs. Elaine Ferguson, Mrs. W.H. Houston. The last three are new ones.
Prof. Houston was given a contract to paint some parts of the building for 10 cents a yard, the board to furnish the paint. He was told he could not make wages at that price but said he did not care about that, adding that he wanted the work done and would do it right or would not expect to receive even the low contract price for his work.
Many bills, many of them small and incurred by the old regime, were ordered paid. Among these was one for $40 for two months rent for an office in the White & Browning building for E.F. Scaggs. That contract was declared canceled.
R.H. May was appointed janitor of the Logan high school building, effective August 1.
Source: Logan (WV) Banner, 26 July 1927.