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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.
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An unknown correspondent from Stone Branch in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on June 10, 1927:
As we haven’t seen any news from here for a while we will try to write a few items.
The Sunday School is progressing nicely.
Lee Stiltner left Monday for Monitor where he will visit his daughter, Mrs. Sherman Hobbs.
Little Miss Beulah Shackelford was calling on Mr. and Mrs. Withrow Sunday.
William Duty and small son, Billie, Jr., were calling on Mr. Duty’s mother, Mrs. George Duty, Sunday.
Mrs. Osborne of Black Hawk was calling on Mr. and Mrs. Withrow Sunday.
Mrs. Sarah McKenzie of Circleville, Ohio, is visiting her son, Helley McKinzie.
Miss Ella Dean was seen in Stone Branch Sunday. Who was that with you, Ella?
Miss Graham Stiltner is expected to return home in a few days. She has been visiting her sister, Mrs. Hobbs, of Monitor.
Mrs. Sarah Smith was calling on Mrs. George Duty Sunday.
Clyde McKinzie was calling on Miss Louise Wright Sunday.
Rube Wilson is very attentive to his garden.
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
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