Ralph Johnson, the 13-year-old son of Paris Johnson, of Marlinton, struck hard luck in Harrisonburg this week. The lad was in the care of a West Virginia man, who drank too much booze this week, got put out of a local hotel, had most of his luggage stolen, was forced to sell his horse and buggy for ten or twelve dollars, and became down and out generally. The little Johnson boy has gone to Lilly to visit friends and will be taken back to his West Virginia home soon – Harrisonburg News.
Georgia, aged 15 years, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Varner, of Elk, died of appendicitis in a Baltimore hospital, Tuesday. She had been sick less than a week, and so rapid were the ravages of the disease that she was in a dying condition before reaching the hospital. She was brought back yesterday and will be buried in the family graveyard on Elk, today. Our sympathies are extended.
High School Notes
The Freshman and Sophomore classes of the Marlinton High School met last week to form class organizations. The sophomores elected the following officers; Paul Overholt, president; Charles Richardson, vice-president; Agnes Price, secretary; Marjorie Moore, treasurer.
The freshmen officers chosen were Robert Arbogast, president; Margaret Price, vice-president; Enid Harper, secretary; Elise McClintic, treasurer.
Later a meeting of the two classes was held. Gladys Warwick, Zed Smith, Anna McGraw, and Charles Marshall were appointed a committee to draft the by-laws, and Agnes Price was made class reporter. The officers of both classes were appointed a committee on colors. The colors finally chosen were old gold for the High School, and gold and blue for the Freshmen and old gold and red for the Sophomores.
The girls of the High School have organized a basket ball team and expect to begin to practice as soon as their basket ball comes.
Report of Green Hill School for the month ending October 18th. Following is a list of the pupils who were neither absent or tardy: Girls, Annie McCapin, Mamie Jackson, Glenna McLaughlin, Marie Sharp, Ethel Jackson and Gladys Gum. Boys: Page Davis, Lawrence Davis, Lanta Sharp, Lee Jackson, Gray McLaughlin, Dennis Wooddell, Melvin Wooddell, Garland Gum, Frank McLaughlin and Charles Sharp.
Parents, are your children’s names on this list? If not, why not?
Do you know what Col. Roosevelt will say when he goes to take his seat at the White House the 4th of March? He will take off his hat and say, “Good morning, Mr. Wilson, You got in sooner than I expected.”
Well the world moves and so does George Hoover. He has moved back in our neighborhood. What is Boyer’s loss is our gain.
Charles Kelly is very sick with typhoid fever.
Misses Mabel and Hettie Moore are at home on account of sickness.
Win. McElwee has bought a fine team. He is going to build the roller mill and it will be run by electricity. This will be a fine thing for our town to have light, besides the great benefit to our farmers to have a mill. More grain will be raised.
Mrs. W. H. Gilmer, who has been very sick with a complication of diseases, is improving slowly.
Ward Wooddell, aged about six years, cut his foot very badly with an axe some time since, and came so near bleeding to death before medical aid could be had, is still suffering much pain but is getting along as well as could be expected.
Uncle Joe Barlow is suffering considerably from being kicked on the foot by a horse.
The farmers are shucking corn; the corn crop is light this year, but we have a fine crop of potatoes and pumpkins, so we won’t starve.
Henry Moore will soon have our new school house completed and a better house cannot be found for the money.
Howard Meeks has killed some fine turkeys since the season opened.
Jacob and Robert Beverage raised the bumper potato crop this year. They have one acre of ground in potatoes and will have three hundred bushels.
Lost, from the head of Stony Creek, a young man by the name of Otto Adkison. Any information concerning him will be gladly received by his parents.
Andy Gay was a pleasant caller at Nancy Beverage’s Sunday. Boys, get your bells ready.