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Beckley Sunday Register (Newspaper) - July 27, 1924, Beckley, West Virginia A it Tanilau fam Star of a amps i &9f volume 44, number 16 Beckley Raleigh county w. Va., sunday july 27, 1924 five cents per copt Only 38 teachers pass examination out of 75 examined for teachers certificates none get first Grade out of the seventy five teachers who took the state examinations in Raleigh county this Spring Anil summer not one received a first Grade certificate according to miss Eva Keyser superintendent of county schools who received the grades of those examined a few Days ago. Eight made second Grade certificates and 28 received grades which will entitle them to third Grade certificates. Thirty nine failed to pass. Following is the list of second Grade teachers in the county Watson Clark of Daniels mrs. Nannie Campbell of Beckley Chloe Hazelton Dunn of Sophia Joseph m. Okes of Flat top Ward William Trump of Bolt Glacia Pearl Thompson of Egeria Lillian Vogt of Crown mrs. Tena i. White of nes co. Those who made third Grade follows Hue Akers of Blue a stay Ulysses Sherman Akers of Blue Jay Jemima Brown of Beckley Ressa b. Clay of dry Creek Eva p. Farley of Egeria Jesse i. Hale of Lester Carl Hale of Ghent mrs. Claudia Halstead of Colcord Kelly j. Johnson of table Rock Datha Lilly of it. View Edna e. . Of Crow Arnett e. Miller of dry Creek mrs. Esta Manor of May nor Annie Elma Miller of Stover Clary Meadows of Rhodell Ruby Pearl Polk of Sophia Emil Richmond of Bolt Ethel Redden of Crow Garnet Stover of Cranberry Tilden Stover of Maynor Cecil r. Shrewsbury of Egeria mrs. Carrie Shumate of Stover Burke Stover of Maynor Captola Thompson of Colcord Bonnie Vogt of Crow Owen wills of Orlov Pricie in Williams of Maynor Monroe wills of dry Creek. Attacked woman nine arrested on tar and Feather charge eight men and one woman arrested on warrants charging them with tarring and feathering miss Dorothy Crandon 20, of Martinsburg West Virginia were arraigned before magistrate Brust at Frederick md., Friday night and held for the september grand jury under $2, each. Bail of 9500 was fixed for miss Crandon As a material witness. Those arrested Are mrs. Mary Shank whom the girl charges with applying the tar and feathers her husband. Calvin Shank her father in Law Roma Shank Harry leather Man Ahey Rice Arthur Rice Irwin Rice Paul Grossnickle and Garrison Doub All of near Myersville my. At the magistrates hearing mrs. Shank admitted applying the tar and feathers. The other defendants declared their Only object was to request miss Crandon to leave the Tow n. They took no part in the tarring and feathering they said. Smokeless Coal company merger May include Raleigh operations Pocahontas fuel company new River company e. E. White Tams and Wentz interests May form $200,000,000 Combine. Child is burned father risks life to save Stewart child Little urging local Man for legion head j. Hereford Mcginnis supported four Beckley delegates to convention by appoint administrator mrs Sarah Allen widow of w. L. Ion was appointed yesterday in linty clerk Jackson Smiths of a As administrator of her late band who died at Bolt about a Elk ago. Bond in the sum of $7,- was required with c. P. Pack her surety. Appraisers of the ate appointed we Ere Ash Man-1, f. L. Daniel and e. H. Crouch. Makes no comment George Wolfe believes Coal consolidation might help local business when George Wolfe Secretary of the winding Gulf operators association with Headquarters at Beckley was asked about the $200,000,000 Coal consolidation article he had no comment to make upon the accuracy of the same hut stated that there were several lines of thought with reference to a or rather a merger of the smokeless tonnage of West Virginia. what will finally happen and when it will occur i do not think that any one knows a said or. Wolfe. A one thing is certain operators cannot continue indefinitely losing Money As they have been doing for the past year and sometime and at some place something will tie worked out to eliminate this excessive As to How a merger of interests would affect general business in Raleigh county and Beckley. Or. Wolfe stated that he thought that any movement that would seek to stabilize general conditions would be bound to help All interests directly involved and pointed out that in a recent visit to the Anthracite Fields of Pennsylvania where sixty per cent of the tonnage is in the hands of la Large companies and the balance of the tonnage in some 30 so called a a Independent interests that the Best of times Are prevailing at the mines and this condition is directly reflected in the farms and adjoining towns. With the Coal Industry in Raleigh county on a basis of a fair return to the invested capital or. Wolfe gave As his opinion that Beckley on account of its location and available land to build would within five years have a population of two Enty thousand and would enjoy splendid business conditions lady klan speaker a talented lady speaker of the National organization of the Kun flux klan we ill speak at the Baptist Church at 8 of clock monday evening. It has been announced. The Public is invited to attend. No information has been Given out regarding the identity of the speaker other than that she is a speaker of ability and nationally known in klan circles. Meeting Friday night the local Post of the american legion determined to urge the selection of j. Hereford Mcginnis As state commander at the annual convention of delegates from the various posts to he held at Charleston August 17, 18 and 19. Two delegates and two alternates were elected at the meeting. All four of whom will vote for Mcginnis in the convention. The Post is taking other Steps to urge tile selection of the Beckley Man. Who his friends and supporters say is one of the Best qualified Young men in the state for the position and with his ability As a Leader the department would enjoy an efficient administration. His military record is a Brilliant one he receiving promotion to a first lie tenancy at the Argonne mouse sector for gallantry in action. Being a Beckley and Raleigh county boy the local members of the american legion Are extremely enthusiastic in their support of or. Mcginnis. Tile delegates elected Friday night were Francis l. Conway and Ben h. Ashworth. Alternates selected were h. L. Dunlev and Henry a. Conway. An interesting program is being worked out by the Region Aires for the entertainment of the visitors at Charleston which will include an address of Welcome by mayor Wertz of Charleston reports of department commanders and committees address by National commander John Quinn address by governor Morgan election of officers banquets and dances. Parade theatre parties and other forms of entertainment. The local Post plans to go to Charleston in a body to help in electing or. Mcginnis taking with Thorn if possible the float representing a French Box car used to Good effect in the local Parade on july 4th. Coal operators Are discussing with keen interest the rumours of the proposed merger of a number of the Large smokeless Coal companies located in West Virginia Virginia and Kentucky Coal Fields. That the rumours Are not without some foundation of fact is indicated by the careful consideration being Given such propositions in Many quarters. It is understood that the Pocahontas fuel company of w hich Isaac t. Mann prominent National political figure is the Active head May be combined with the Houston companies the new River company the e. E. White company the Tams Wentz companies and other smaller concerns operating in the Pocahontas new River and winding Gulf Fields. Should the Deal go through it is understood that sums around $200,-000,000 would in involved. Over 30 mines would be merged. The proposed combination would be one of the largest Coal companies in the spite and would practically control the entire output from the smokeless Field. The Rumor of the smokeless merger comes on the heels of the rumoured consolidation of 58 West Virginia bituminous Coal mines including the main Island Creek Coal company the Logan mining company the Rich Crock Coal co., All in Logan county the West Virginia Coal and Coke co., and the Hutchison oat co., in the Fairmont Field As announced tues Day. The two rumoured mergers if con Sunn rated will make the to o largest Coal combinations in tile state. One will he in the smokeless Fields and the other in the bituminous Fields. The Pocahontas fuel company is the largest individual company whose name is connected w Ith the1 merger. It has ten mines located in the Pocahontas Field. Main offices of i Cyclone Mack has Many new converts preached last night on the subject of a asleep and dreaming you Are awake population increase United states now has 112.078,611 inhabitants eleven cities have grown into the 100.000 population class during the last year. Estimates of population of the principal cities of the country As of july i this year show there Are seventy nine having 100,000 inhabitants or More As compared with 68 last year. The United states census Bureau in preparing the estimates did not calculate the population of some of the rapidly growing cities such As Detroit los Angeles Seattle Denver Akron Bridgeport Houston and Spokane. The population of the country on july 1st is estimated at 112,078,611. The relative rank of some of the cities is changed by the new estimates. New Orleans has passed Cincinnati Rochester has outgrown Jersey City and St. Paul has surpassed Providence. Oakland a population has grow n so that it now outranks St. Paul and Providence and Springfield mass., have passed grand rapids. New York has passed the a of 00,000 Mark Chicago is approaching 3,000,-000, and Philadelphia the 2.000,000 Mark while Cleveland is somewhat Short of 1,000,000. Detroit for which no estimate was made has Likely passed 1,000.000 Mark As its population was estimated at almost 996.000 a year ago. Preaching last night on the subject of a asleep and dreaming that you Are awake a Cyclone Mack delivered another of his powerful sermons we hich thrilled and interested his Large audience of several thousand persons. At the conclusion More converts were added to the already Long list of those wh6 have professed the Faith. During the past week scores have gone Forward to he converted. Last night he described the condition of being asleep and thinking you Are awake As representative of a Large number of Church members. Using Samson As an example he showed How that biblical character was shown of his Power while a sleep. To said that if it w Ero to he revealed How Many sunday school teachers Church officials and ministers Are in sin the world would he shocked. More than 400 children participated in one of the prettiest song services we hich has vet been held at the tent on thursday evening preceding the regular service. Shortly Leforc the opening of the services the children each carrying an american Flag marched in through two aisles to the front where they took their places in the choir seats w hich had been reserved for them the regular choir taking places on the front of the platform. Besides the songs and numbers by the entire chorus of children readings by Nan Riley. Betty Watts Woodrow Houchins and Everill Warden we Ere received with Hearty applause. Songs by Garfield Summers Elvin Light. Gertrude Brubeck and Ellen Pugh also featured to the Delight of the audience. One of the striking features of the program in which the entire chorus participated was the singing of the song a brighten tile in this As the chorus was Sung the lights of the tent we Are turned out and instantly flashed scores of Flash lights from every Corner of the platform. The work of training the children for the program has required More than two we Cess of meeting every Day with them and under the direction of j. H Jones choir Leader assisted by misses Mildred Bibb Hettie Robertson and Rio Tucker the program was rendered this company Are maintained at no. I Broad. All mines Are located on the Norfolk amp Western railway. The t. E. Houchins company operates six mines four of which Are located in the Williamson Field and two in the Pocahontas Field. Offices of this company Are in Cincinnati. The new River company is owned by the s. A. Scott interests and operates fourteen mines which Are located on the new River division of the Chesapeake and Ohio railway. The e. E. White Coal company operates six mines which Are located in the winding Gill Field in Raleigh county. These mines Are on the c. Amp o. And the virginian railways. The Tams Wentz interests operate two mines in the new River Field and control the Stonega Coal co., located on l. Amp x., and n. Amp w. Railways at Rig Stone Gap. A. Isaac t. Mann is said to lie the leading figure in the consolidation. He was a candidate for United states senator in 1910 when the legislature elected. Last summer or. Mann a name was prominently mentioned for the diplomatic Post to Spain. The combination of the companies into very Large organizations has of course been suggested As a step Tow Ards rutting expenses of the combining operations., it is said on Good authority that such a step May he necessary to sell Coal at a profit at existing prices and operators who Are in a position to know in discuss ing the possibilities think that Tho consolidation would probably result in hotter conditions and More pros-1 parity for everyone in the Coal Fields affected. Nothing Authora Tive could Bej Learned Here yesterday by the Register regarding Tho above proposition. Although it is apparent that a number of local operators Are considering some such proposition if the details ran be worked out. Jurors drawn for next court term Dick Stewart Small son of or. And mrs. R. C. Stewart better known As a Dickie boy was painfully Burn cd on the left foot and ankle Friday afternoon while playing with three other lads near the Sweeney motor company garage on South Kanawha Street. The Little Fellows found a can that had contained gasoline and had been thrown from a rear window of the garage. Curious to see what would happen they lighted a match and dropped it into the Container. A Dickie Roy was in the path of the sudden burst of flame i w hich shot Forth and As a consequence the flesh was burned from his ankle and left foot. His father i r. C. Stew Art who operates a garage and workshop on the upper j floor heard the child a cries and i at a risk to his of n life jumped from an upper window and rescued the Little fellow probably saving i him from fatal Burns. 39 persons meet death at mines report for month of june shows six killed in Raleigh county during month should apply now for compensation former soldiers will lose Money due them in Case of death before applying Raleigh circuit court will Convene on August 25th for Midsummer term Albert Williams Raleigh circuit clerk and a. In Clay and a. W. Hawley jury commissioners yesterday Drew the list of jurors who will serve at the next term of circuit court which will Convene with judge j. In Hatcher on the Bench on August 25th. The following is tin list of jurors who will he summoned within the next few Days for this service Clear Fork stove Erv. R. Harper Henry will Perry Edgar Dunbar Booker Stover. Marsh Fork Dickens Coon Jarrell in Cook Andrew Asbury Perry Hunter. Richmond District a Robert Jones f. H. Bragg. Silas Himley a Jayton Young w. M. Meadows. Slab Fork vines Cleve Farley Lacy Daniel Lacy Fleshman Ben Bolen e. A. Fink Jim Craddock Lee waver g. F. Rowe Stanley Ferguson Dave Boyd. Shady Spring Halstead Sam Anderson. Ira kid Well Walter Warden. G. S. Furrow in o. Epperly f. I. Burgess Alonzo Lilly. Town Davis a. B. Maxwell d. B. Williams Price Davis Wilbur Wriston James Rothwell or. S. M. Bledsoe w. W. Reese Chas. Stanley j. Will Manor. Ray Bailey a. G. Hatcher j. C. Odell r. H. Harrah c. B. Scott. Trap Hill Berry Ross Stover son of Olive Lawrence Manning Billie Oliver Reece Smoot Hank Clemmons. Fred Hawley g. W. Richardson Tom Cooper w. O. Shumate. Floyd Ai. Sayre adjutant of Raleigh county Post no. 32 american 1 legion in urging All former soldiers to make application for their adjusted compensation this week made the following statement which will interest All former soldiers entitled to compensation a the Raleigh county Post of the american legion Calls attention to the following notice indicating that the beneficiaries of sex service men Are liable to lose considerable part of the adjusted compensation in the event of death unless application for such compensation is on file. All persons entitled to ap-1 ply for compensation Are urged to take the necessary Steps at once. A Raleigh county Post no. 32 of the american legion urges that All veterans make their application for the Bonus or adjusted compensation at once Fop the Protection of their Benefi caries. Should an sex service Man die before making his application for the Bonus his heirs we Ould Only he entitled to the Basic provided by the Bonus but if Bonus application is on file at the time of the applicants death his beef caries will be entitled to the full policy payment. For example the Benefice Aries would lose the compound interest on your Basic . The amount calculated from the mini Lier of Days of service for the per Iod of Twenty years which would mean the loss of More than 1.000 in most cases to our beef caries. A your Post has made arrangements for sergeant Cunningham to help fill out applications during the next two or three weeks and longer if necessary and lie can he found at the armory in Beckley any time during the Day. He has the Blank application and you bring your discharge. You must have your Finger prints made and. Therefore must appt a its Only. A fall sex service men local itinerant and adjoining counties Are Welcome and asked to take advantage of this Epport thirty nine deaths were reported to the state department of mines during june according to the monthly report. Nine of the persons killed were foreigners and 30 natives. Three were killed outside the mines and 30 inside. The causes of death were classified As follows fall of roof and Coal 18 electricity 4 motor outside of mine mine cars 9 motor 3 explosives 2 i miscellaneous causes outside of mine 2. Mcdowell county led the list of counties with 13 deaths. Raleigh was second with six and Fayette third with five Kanawha Logan Monon Galia Ohio and Tucker counties reported two each Harrison Mercer Mingo Wayne and Wyoming one each. Those to meet death in Raleigh were june 9th. Mike Hatziri Bonolis greek Miner was injured by a runaway horse on incline at Dorothy mine Chesapeake amp Ohio railway company and died june 24th. June 18th, j. W. Peake american Miner was killed by fall of slate at no. 5 mine. East Gulf Coal co. June 19th, Owen Daniel american Motorman was killed by fall of slate at Killarney mine Killarney snit feelers Coal co june 19th, Richard Clifford american track and slate Man w As electrocuted 250 volts at no. 2 mine. Amigo Coal co. Tune 21st, Charlesti. Via american superintendent was injured by being run Over by ear at Sarita mine. Chesapeake amp Ohio railway company and died june 22nd. June 27th. E. L. Duft. Negro Miner. Was killed by fall of slate at pie Shin mine Pic Shin Coal co. Those killed in Fayette county were James rond negro no. 2 mine. Stonega Coal and Coke company Felix Dorsey negro no. 2 mine Ingram Branch Coal company c m , president and manager of Parks Branch Coal company w. A. Coffman Kilsyth mine Mckell coat and Coke company Elmer Shields negro Whipple mine White Oak foe company. Ten miners die bodies found after explosion Pennsylvania mine in Jet armed Marcher Man who precipitated trouble surrenders in Mingo the bodies of the to miners entombed by an explosion at 10 3d Friday night in the la. C. Frick Coke company a mine at Gates near Uniontown pa., were recovered at 8 39 of clock this morning according to word reaching Here from the scent of the disaster. Six bodies were brought to the surface by the rescuers at 6 o clock and rescuers working feverishly in the Hope of finding the other four alive reached the Shaft several Hundred feet from the Milne in trance at 8 of clock Only to find the rest asphyxiated by poisonous Gas that filled the mine immediately after the blast. Besides physicians and nurses waiting at the Mouth of the mine to Render first Aid were wives and mothers hoping that some 1 f the men would be found alive. The mine which is said to have employed about 300 mines was said to in a wreck and it is for this reason that the Rescue workers did not reach the entombed miners for several hours. The poisonous Gas also hampered the Rescue work. Louis White sought by state police since Early in 1921 As the alleged Leader of a hand of men which accosted and unarmed two state policemen near sharpies surrendered wednesday to sheriff Pinson of Mingo county according to inform months in charge of the tuber culo Tion received Here last night. A tired Survey of the county conducted u of being hounded by the Law we As the West Virginia tuberculosis a the reason Given by White for his Socin Tion has completed her to 1 surrender after the three year Here for the present and will Leav search. He will be taken to the to the City tomorrow for Chari est miss Hescock leaves miss Lilia m. Hescock who has been in Beckley for the past few judge Mcginnis confused throughout the state the mistake Bias been made of confusing the two judge Mcginniss of Beckley by reason of the fact that judge t. J. Mcginnis is in a Baltimore Hospital. Several newspapers Over the state carried the new s that judge w. H. Mcginnis of Tho supreme court i was Back in a Baltimore Hospital which is not the Case. Judge t. J. Mcginnis formerly judge of the Raleigh criminal court has been in the Hospital for the past several weeks and is now happily on the Road to recovery. His friends Are expecting his return to the City within a Short time. Gan county jail. Although it has never been definitely determined it is the general opinion that the a armed March on Logan we As precipitated when the hand of 40 or 50 men said to have been led by White stopped Tho a committee is left in charge of t1 a local w Ork and the committee headed by or. Robert Wriston Hopes t v be Able through the Sale of seals n fall to finance a permanent health nurse for the county. Miss Hiscoch has made Many friends Here who re state troopers who were responding Grot that the time for departure h to a a a trouble Call unarmed them i arrived and ordered the troopers to leave the town of sharpies. Arrested Eccles Man prohibition officer Wyatt Toney and state police Dick and Brady arrested John Coleman at Eccles yesterday on a charge of having liquor in his Possession. Following a hearing before a Squire n. S. Allen he Wras fined $150 and sentenced to 45 Days in the local jail. Or. Calfee improving a letter to l. H. Davis brought in Good news yesterday from Waltimo that w. D. Calfee of Johnst to Road who underwent an operate \ there a few Days ago is improve in health. It is thought by the do lors who Are attending him h Soever that a second operation on i stomach May be necessary before his health will be entirely restored

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