Ada Virginia Newman, Angeline Lucas, Appalachia, Boney Lucas, genealogy, George Ora Newman, Harts Creek, history, Julia Newman, Lincoln County, Millard Lucas, Ohio, Ross County, West Fork, West Virginia
Aileene Raines, Appalachia, B.C. Ferrell, Chapmanville, Charleston, Ed Beckett, Ed Johnson, Fay Turner, genealogy, history, Huntington, John Beckett, Logan, Logan Banner, Logan County, Lone Eagle Tribe, scarlet fever, Stollings, United Fuel, Wallace Ferrell, West Virginia
An unknown correspondent from Chapmanville in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on February 4, 1927:
Wallace Ferrell, from Huntington, was visiting relatives in our town Saturday and Sunday.
Miss Fay Turner spent Saturday and Sunday with her mother here.
Mr. and Mrs. John Beckett and family, from Logan, have moved to our town. Wonder how they like our little city?
Miss Aileene Raines is on the sick list with scarlet fever. We wish her a quick recovery.
There are several with sore arms since the vaccination for scarlet fever.
Mr. and Mrs. B.C. Ferrell of Stollings were visiting in our town Saturday and Sunday.
Ed Beckett of Charleston, who is in charge of the meter deposits for the United Fuel was a business caller in our town last week.
Mrs. Ed Johnson’s sister of Huntington is visiting her at this writing.
Rev. Marcum, from Logan, is holding a revival at the Holiness church here.
Daily Happenings: Nelse calling on Brooke; Hermer going to Madison; Jack working on the road; Victor and his smiles; Maria going to school; Dr. Ferrell and his girls; Mary going to school; Gladys going to the post office; Walter calling on Carrie.
Though the charter applied for has not come, the Lone Eagle Tribe held its second meeting last Thursday.
Good luck to the Banner.
Appalachia, Buck Fork, Carl Adams, Charley Mullins Jr., Chicago, Garnet Mullins, genealogy, Harts Creek, history, Hoover Fork, Joe Kirk, Logan Banner, Logan County, Lora Martin, Mollie Robinson, Mud Fork, Rachel Kiser, Sidney Mullins, Trace Fork, Twelve Pole Creek, West Virginia, Whirlwind, Wilburn Mullins
An unknown correspondent from Whirlwind in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on February 11, 1927:
Wilburn Mullins was calling on friends at Mollie Robinson’s, Sunday.
Carl Adams was inquiring about the Bird on Hoover Sunday. You are mistaken this time, Carl. The bird’s home is on Trace.
Wonder why Wilburn looked so down hearted Sunday? Cheer up, Wilburn. It may not be so?
Sidney Mullins has been on the sick list for the past few weeks, we are sorry to say.
Wonder why Carl and Burnet Adams were out so early Sunday morning. Boys, the girls never went to singing.
Garnet Mullins left Hoover Sunday morning for Mud Fork where she will stay with her sister. Cheer up, boys. She will come back soon.
Charley Mullins, Jr., has returned from a visit to Chicago. Charley, we have missed you very much.
Rachel Kiser was the guest of Mrs. Lora Martin Monday.
Joe Kirk was seen going up Buck Fork Monday. Guess he was out on business.
We are all listening for the wedding bells to ring, especially on Buck Fork.
Daily acts: Burnet and his Bible; Carl going to Twelve Pole; Daniel and his cane; May and Alice quilting; Grover going to Gay; Nervie and her butter; Charley and his secret; Howard getting the news.
American Legion, Appalachia, Coal Exchange Building, Gunther-McNeely-Nowlan Post, Harry H. Gardiner, history, Huntington, Logan, Logan Banner, Logan Court House, Manning Clothing Company, Mountaineer Hotel, Muscle Builder, Pioneer Hotel, The Human Fly, West Virginia, White & Browning Building, Williamson
In 1927, Harry H. Gardiner, known as “The Human Fly,” visited Logan, West Virginia. His visit followed an appearance at Huntington, WV, and preceded a visit to Williamson, WV. For more on Gardiner’s general biography, follow this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Gardiner
From the Logan Banner (25 January 1927):
“Harry H. Gardiner, ‘The Human Fly,’ has come to Logan. The boyish-looking man of 57 years, whose death-defying exploits in scaling the walls of the world’s highest buildings have thrilled millions of onlookers, will give an exhibition here Thursday night, under the auspices of McNeely-Gunther-Nowlan post, American Legion. Gardiner is billed to climb from the ground to the dome of the Court House and unfurl the Stars and Stripes to the Guyan breezes from the apex of that structure. This he will undertake to do at 7:30. As he climbs he will perform many a stunt to amuse and startle the interested throng. All this time his figure will be in the glare of a searchlight provided for the purpose and his test will be done without the aid of any mechanical device. Preceding this act there will be some martial music on the Court House square, and some local citizen will deliver a four-minute speech. And someone in the crowd will receive a gift of $15 in gold from the Manning Clothing Co. Just a few days ago Gardiner thrilled an enormous assemblage in Huntington by scaling the walls of the Coal Exchange building, which is 200 feet high, and as high as any building in the state. In an article published in Muscle Builder in the 1926 Gazetteer [he] is quoted thus: ‘One hundred and twenty of those who have sought to imitate me in this hazardous profession have fallen to death. There is no chance of rehearsing your performance. Each new building is an unknown problem. If you do not guess the right answer, death awaits below, with a breath of up-rushing air, and arms of concrete.'”
From the Logan Banner (28 January 1927):
“Nerves of steel, nimble and well-trained hands and feet, a lithe body, and a resourcefulness born of experience enabled Harry H. Gardiner to scale the north wall of the Court House before an enormous crowd last night. Atop the dome he unfurled the Stars and Stripes, and from that point of vantage the flag is now waving for the first time. Saturday night he will scale the White & Browning building, a much higher structure. This performance will start at 9:30, or after rather than before the Logan-Huntington basketball game. Last night’s exploit was thrilling–except to those who expected the ‘Human Fly’ to do the impossible, or to crash into the concrete to provide a super-thrill. Of course, there were a few who supposed evidently that he would walk up the wall with his body at a perfect right angle to the wall and that he would surmount the roof projection like a fly walking on a ceiling. Thousands of people were present: they occupied all the space in front of the Court House from which the performer could be seen, except what a few automobiles occupied and except for the lanes kept open that motor traffic might not be blocked. That crowd at a political rally would have been estimated at 10,000. The Banner is convinced that it exceeded 5,000. Saturday night’s performance as was last night’s will be under the auspices of Gunther-McNeely-Nowlan Post, American Legion.”
From the Logan Banner (1 February 1927):
“In view of a crowd that packed Stratton street for the distance of nearly a block, Harry H. Gardiner, the ‘Human Fly,’ climbed the front of the five-story Pioneer Hotel Saturday night. With the aid of a hook at each window, he was able to get finger holds on the sills and then lift himself to safety and prepare for the next step upward. To scale the last lap and reach the roof he made use of the braces for the electric hotel sign for a foothold and also the lowered hook to get a finger hold on the edge of the roof. As on Thursday night when he scaled the court house and tied a flag to the apex of the dome, his performance aroused both admiration and scorn. There were evidently many persons who believed a ‘Human Fly’ would walk and maybe fly like a fly. While as indicated the main section of the crowd of spectators was on Stratton street, it extended for 60 to 70 feet out on Cole street, and besides, hundreds of persons watched from the windows of the nearby buildings. Gardiner himself announced that he had been unable to get permission to climb the White & Browning building and for that reason substituted the hotel which is about the same height. He will climb the Mountaineer Hotel in Williamson Thursday night.”
Appalachia, author, authors, Chicago News, coal, Elk River Coal and Lumber Company, Fancy's Hour, history, Island Creek Coal Company, J.G. Bradley, Logan, Logan Banner, Logan County, Monaville, Mud Fork, National Industrial Secretary, Norman Schlichter, poetry, Rivers of West Virginia, West Virginia, Whitman Creek, Y.M.C.A.
From the Logan Banner of Logan, WV, we find this item dated 5 November 1926:
“Norman Schlichter, poet and story writer, has been reading from his books to the pupils of schools of the Island Creek Coal Company properties, at Whitmans, Mud Fork, Monaville, this week. His coming was due to the desire of General Manager Beisel and General Superintendent Hunt to give the schools an opportunity to hear work that is being received with delight by boys and girls all over the United States.
“Mr. Schlichter was for many years National Industrial Secretary of the Y.M.C.A. and is widely known among the mining men of the State. Recently he has been devoting all his time to writing and lecturing. His children’s poems and stories are attracting wide attention. The Chicago News radioed his book, ‘Fancy’s Hour.’ The author is loud in his praise of the great educational advances in West Virginia, especially in the mining communities. Last week he was the guest of Mr. J.G. Bradley at the properties of the Elk River Coal and Lumber Company. He is the author of the ‘Rivers of West Virginia,’ a poem widely known in his state. This poem is reproduced in another column.”
From the Logan Banner of Logan, West Virginia, dated October 23, 1914, we find this editorial:
“Politicians of Logan County are accused by citizens of other counties, and it can be heard in our own county, too, that there is never an election where officers for the county offices are to be elected that a great deal of liquor and money is not used for the purpose mostly of buying votes. If this accusation is true and we believe it is, limited to the August election, the good citizens of this county ought to bring every iota of influence which they may have to bring such an iniquitous and unlawful practice to the bar of justice. A candidate who buys his way into office is dishonest through and through, and is not fit to represent the people in the most trivial matter. A grand jury would do the most noble service for this county if it would be the means of bringing before the court for trial offenders of this type. Already it is being mentioned that a great deal of money will be used in the coming election, mainly for the purpose of buying votes and buying WHISKEY with which to buy votes.
“West Virginia was voted dry on last July 1st, and while our laws do not prohibit liquor from being brought into the State it certainly does prohibit the giving away of it or the selling of it in this State; and every one knows that our late law was not required to make the use of it on election day, for the purpose of influencing votes, illegal. This paper intends to let people know, if the astuteness of those indulging in this phase of illegality does not make it impossible to get the information, just who are the offenders, and just what candidate was the one to profit by such insidious practice. We except candidates from no party.”
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