“Uncle Bill” Stalnaker returned last Thursday from Parkersburg
where he had been attending the wedding of his daughter, Jennie, to Foster Murdy.
He was also in attendance at the bedside of his daughter, Dica, who has had
typhoid fever. We are glad to know that she is so far recovered as to be removed
from the hospital, and will soon be able to resume her work.
Miss Alma Dulin, one of the best “Hello Girls” in West Virginia,
has resumed her work in the L.K. office after a highly deserved fortnight’s
Ray V. Hennen, assistant state geologist, was registered at the
Home Hotel on Thursday. He is making a report on the mineral resources of Roane
and Calhoun counties, and was here to procure additional data before the work is
sent to the printer.
Mrs. W.F. Gherke, an estimable and highly respected lady of
Dodrill, died Saturday of typhoid fever. Her son recently died of the same
disease. Bereaved family and friends have the sympathy of the entire com-munity
in their great sorrow.
Fireman H.R. Parsons, whose home is at Ripley and who has been
employed on the RS&G branch of the Ohio River Division, was instantly killed at
Reedy on Saturday evening. The freight train which Parsons was running was
engaged at that point to switching, and while this was in progress he was
leaning out of the cab window, and he was struck by a car on the siding and his
neck was broken. He was taken to his home at Ripley. The unfortunate young man
Practically every speaker, including those on the air and behind
the pulpit, and many of the columnists, are advertising the crises at hand for
“This is a day of great decisions,” they assert, almost in
unison, and upon the decisions we make, they say, rests the hope of humanity for
years to come. The general idea seems to be to excite the emotions of readers
and listeners, and thus persuade them to “unselfish action,” which it is
suspected, they will not accept on the basis of intelligent argument.
While the people of the world do face great difficulties at the
present time, there is no reason to believe that they are insurmountable or
unsurpassed in magnitude. Nearly every generation has heard the same arguments
advanced, as men and women battle for aims.
So far, the human race has refused to commit suicide. It
possesses greater stability than some would have you believe. Civilization,
despite crises--real and imagined--continues to spread throughout the earth, and
men and women seem to make progress toward the goal of being better human