Mrs. Henry Edmon of Leafbank received a pretty severe injury
last week and was confined to her bed for several days. She was picking cherries
and, in some manner, lost her hold on the ladder and fell to the ground,
injuring her back, but fortunately breaking no bones. She is improving nicely
John R. Bartlett, who sold his farm in Gilmer County and went to
Texas, returned last week thoroughly disgusted with that great state. He had
paid considerable on his land, and, after trying it for some time, gave it up
and forfeited what he had paid. He would now buy back his old farm, but cannot.
Consequently he will go to Ohio and buy. After all, West Virginia is the best
state in the union.
Dode Stump, popular Glenville landlord, was a Grantsville
visitor for the first time in 16 years. He said the improvements are remarkable
in that length of time. He went from here to Stumptown to visit his son,
W.A. Mahaney’s children of Big Springs, Miss Rosa and Master
Roscoe, who were taken so seriously ill last week, are improving very nicely.
They were in a dangerous condition for a while, and their recovery was doubtful.
E. Clay West, 39, of Glenville, was fatally injured on
Wednesday, June 14, in an accident on Jackson Hill on Rt. 16, near Big Springs.
He died in Calhoun General Hospital an hour after the accident,
which occurred about 10 a.m. It was reported that he was traveling north in a
1941 International truck, and, because of failure of the brakes, did not make it
around the horseshoe curve at the bottom of
He was alone in the truck, which was demolished. It appeared that he had had
trouble with the truck about halfway down the hill, indications being that it
had left the road there, but West managed to get it back on the highway. The big
curve at the bottom was too much for the out-of-control truck, which went
through a guardrail, and into a hollow. West was pinned beneath the truck for
some 15 or 20 minutes until rescued.