Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - May 14, 1948, Bluefield, West Virginia
PAGE FOURFriday Morning. May 14,1943
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Hugh Ike Shott, Editor
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For whatsoever is born of God over-
cometh the world: and this is the victory that over cometh the world, even
our faith.—I John 5:4.
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FAITH is letting down our nets into the transparent deeps at the Divine command. not knowing what we shall draw.—Fenelon.
Life Tenure Of Office Holders Is Not Popular
It will be some days. possibly weeks till the great interest that was centered on the primary dies out. especially among these particularly interested in state and county politics.
While all the returns are not yet reported there have been enough counties heard from to make the personnel of the various tickets reasonably sure. It is certain that on the Democratic side the state house group has been nearly entirely successful in re-nomina-ting itself and other members of the states payroll brigade.
So it will be that the state Democratic ticket will be practically the same as it has been for the last sixteen years, with the exception of the gubernatorial candidiate, who, by the way, was holding the office of executive assistant to the governor before the primary.
This result is no doubt disheartening to the younger men of the state democracy who are being denied the opportunity for public service by the inordinate appetite of the older members of the party. A new generation has come on since the state house regime was first elected and the desire for another term seems to us to be out of all political reason.
It may be that the people of the state will take a hand in the matter and. by their verdict, make a change at the polls in November, for fine and efficient nominations have been made by the Republican party for all the state house elective offices.
The Republicans have nominated a very strong ticket composed of outstanding citizens who will, when elected, be efficient public officials They will lead in the advancement, of the state and the enterprises and welfare of its people.
There are. as all those interested in state affairs know, many needed things to be done to encourage the growth and development of our state. The necessity for new minds and new leadership in the state house will not be overlooked by those interested in the affairs of West Virginia and the prosperity of its people.
Spri rig Clean-Up Is One Of Vital Duties Now
The spring and early summer community clean-up is one of the oldest and most valuable of American institutions. It makes for attractive homes and towns. According to medical men. it helps fight disease, by getting rid of germ-filled refuse. And it is absolutely essential to fire prevention.
Many fire departments have an hand self-inspection guides prepared by the National Board of Fire Underwriters. The advice given is simple—and It is also vital to domestic and industrial safety. All rubbish in and out of buildings' should be gathered up and disposed of. Heating equipment of all kinds should be inspected by experts in order to ready it for hard use next winter, and needed repairs should be made at once. Electric cords, lamps and appliances should be checked for possible dangers. Flammables, such as paint and cleaning liquids, should be carefully stored, and rags which are used with them should be kept only in closed metal containers.
Careful clean-ups were never more needed than now. Last March alone, fire destroyed over $74,000,000 worth of property—a jump of about 2.5 per cent over the same month a year ago. Unless it is checked, a new high record of waste will again be established this year. Those dollars are represented by lost housing, buildings, food, raw materials, manufactured goods, and everything else that can burn. And along with property, fire takes more than 10,000 lives annually. The spring clean-up can be one of fire a most effective enemies.
Disconsolate Southerners In Need Of A Hero
It is the subject of some comment that the Democrats of the south, following their rebellious attitude to the Truman administration, are said to be hoping that a candidate other than the present occupant of the White House will be nominated by the national convention in July.
A good many Democratic leaders, particularly those of the south, have a feeling that they must have a hero, beloved by everybody, admired, respected and esteemed, in order to come close to victory in the election in November. That is why so many of tjtiem have been talking about draft Gen. Eisenhower in spite of what he has said about his January letter of renunciation being an “honest” one and one that he meant in its application to politics, Republican and Democratic.
Some of the Democrats are so jittery about the results of the coming campaign that they are even discussing another great military hero, General Douglas MacArthur. The great hero of
the Pacific war has an appeal to southern Democrats, although they know he always has been regarded as a Republican and that -he even was entered in the party’s Wisconsin and Nebraska primaries just a few weeks ago.
Gen. Eisenhower, however, is the man the Democrats really want, and a serious, determined, steadfast effort to get him will be made. That effort may be a desperate, frantic one by the time the first gavel falls to open the Democratic national convention in Philadelphia this summer.
If Eisenhower were drafted and if he accepted the nomination his stock would go down with vast numbers of American voters who have accepted his renunciation as honest and sincere, as putting an end to any efforts anyone or any . group might make in his behalf. The American people would have doubt about a man who said one thing at one time and something entirely different later.
The souths enmity toward Mr. Truman because of his declaration about civil rights is only a part of the Democratic picture now presented. The south doesn’t want him because they are certain he can’t possibly win, and having been in power for nearly 16 years the Democrats naturally want a great national hero to save them.
Delegates To National Convention Uninstructed
The complete selection by the West Virginia Republicans and Democrats of delegates to attend the national conventions of each party is not at this writing sufficiently backed by returns from Tuesdays primary to compile an accurate list.
It must be remembered that although there were three presidential candidates who filed in the primary, the vote they received does not constitute an instruction on national convention delegates, all delegates under our state law go uninstructed. and are absolute judges of their own actions in the national convention.
The fact that Stassen, Bryer, and Vander Pyl were voted for was a very good advertizing scheme for their candidacies. It was not, however, productive of any pledged support from the delegates who were chosen to the national Republican convention.
The Republicans are entitled to 16 delegates and the Democrats to 20 in their respective national conventions.
Suggested Code For American Communists
The un-American activities committee made one of the most sweeping demands made by any committee of congress in recent years in its recent report which declared that the administration has ‘failed to understand the potentialities of communist agents within the nation.”
The committee emphatically urged the adoption of new regulations to curb communism in this country. Among the suggestions were that the communist party be required to register its full membership with the justice department annually: that all members and party leaders who did not disavow’ any desire to overthrow the government by force be criminally prosecuted; that all communist party publicity be labelled as propaganda; and that passports to communist party members be denied.
From the action of the committee it seems that the communist effort in this country must be increasing for the committee must have some valid reasons for proposing such stringent regulations. It may be that it is justified in its proposed curbs because of the subversive activities it has discovered in the communist movement in the United States.
TEACHING THE FRENCH
A delegation of 20 French railway experts has just landed at LaGuardia airfield, having come to the United States to study our railways and urban transportation systems. The Frenchmen come at a dramatic time.
It is suggested that in addition to studying the nation’s railway system they may also receive some important teaching on some unfortunately allied subjects. Among these might be how it is possible for a relative handful of Americans, representing IO per cent of all railway workers, and a tiny fraction of a per cent of the population, to threaten the 144 million people comprising the world's greatest nation with economic paralysis and individual hardships and suffering while in pursuit of some very individual interests.
And, since we have these gentlemen in our midst, perhaps they might conduct a few seminars for certain Americans on French experiences of not too dissimilar a nature back in the days preceding the recent war. They might enlighten Americans on what happened to French, will, unity and purpose under circumstances characterized by insane pursuit for individual and group gains at the expense, and ultimately to the loss of French independence and national integrity.—Columbus Evening Dispatch.
National Guard, Reserves Could Replace Draft
The country born, removed to town Has lost what only he can own: Freehold of earth, touch-down of sky. The glint of webs strung out to dry. Wigwagging of wild morning glories.
The country born has lost—and yet—
He never will—cannot—forget The dusty odor of fresh cut hay.
Rare pastel splotches on early day,
The spilling over on dew-on-roses
—C. B. McAllister in The Lantern.
Washington—Now that the 70-group air force has been definitely decided on. let’s take a careful look at the next big military question—the draft.
Two things are important:
1. When it comes to raising an army of foot-soldiers, the USA can never compete with Russia Her population is too great. Further more, no land army has ever been able to penetrate Russia. Napoleon tried it and met hi* downfall. Hitler tried it and discovered it was his greatest mistake. Therefore, the USA has got to develop weapons (airplane and atomic bombs* that can take the place of a big land army.
2. When it comes to a moderatesized American land army, we need troops for two chief purposes: <A* Forces to maintain bases abroad; <B> A police force to guard the USA in case of atomic attack at home.
Regarding the last of these categories, the United States has a tremendous reservoir of trained manpower—the veterans. While they should not be called upon for overseas duty, they would be the first to help maintain rlomes-tice order and prevent invasion in case American cities were devastated by atomic bombs. Local defense, therefore, should not require the drafting of men.
Citizens .Army Regarding the other phase— that part of the army which would operate abroad—it seems to me that defense planners have overlooked one of the most important of our war potentialities—the National Guard and the reserves.
The other day, Senator Kilgore of West Virginia. Democrat, telephoned Maj. Gen. Keneth F. Cramer, chief of the National Guard bureau, to ask him to appear as a witness in favor of a strong National Guard program “I can’t come to talk to you,” Gen. Cramer excused* himself. “I’m not supposed to make my views known.”
Yet, in every war so far, the National Guard and the reserves have made notable records. In fact, it has been the resourcefulness and initiative of the individual American soldiers whicn have made the American army victorious m every war so far. No conscript army has ever been able to equal it.
Despite their record, the National Guard and the reserves today are the stepchildren of the national defense department. They are w’oefuily neglected. If. on the other hand, they were built up. they might be the answer to the draft.
For instance, 27 National Guard divisions and 21 combat teams are in process of organization today— the equivalent of about 34 divisions Actually, however! they are only 50 per cent organized and only six divisions will be equipped by 1950. Equipment will go to the new drafted army instead. Substitution For Draft As a basis for congressional discussion, therefore, this column suggests the following:
1.—a compulsory 3-month miii-tarv-training program for 18-19 year olds; then let them join the National Guard.
2. Catalogue each man according to his abilitities so he can be ca led upon for army or factory in case of emergency.
3. Put National Guard end reserve training under the ..rmy’s
best men. not hacks and hasbeens.
4. Have uniform requirements for national guard and reserve officers. Make them take periodic examinations. * "* .
Suer* a program, plus the <0 an groups for offense, should give the United Stares an efficient, well-trained citizens’ armv without foisting upon the American people the militaristic system they just fought a war to avoid Behind The KR Injunction Storv beh’nd the government's last-minute injunction against the threatened railroad strike is the fact that the three brotherhood leaders themselves actually urged this move in a vers* frank conference with Presidential Assistant John R. Stedman just after the president seized the railroads Two of the leaders. Robertson of the firemen and enginmen and Johnston of the engineers, even told Sfeelman thev would not put up to their strike committees the question of going back to work.
“You know what we're up against ’’ declared Johnston. "We have our own problem* We are under pressure from all sides. If we asked the men to remain on the job wi'h a lot of these questions still in deadlock some members might think w*» haven't done our best for them. which isn t the case, as you know.”
Therefore, explained the leaders. only the issuance of a court order by the federal government would satisfy the more aggressive elements in the rail brotherhoods. Arabs And Nazis Here is another .secret telegram captured bv fhe Allied forces in Germany showing how the same Arab leaders now threatening Palestine connived with the nazis during the war.
The telegram is dated July 28. 1942. a time when Marshal Rommel was pushing the British to the wall in North Africa. The telegram. sent from Ambassador Ritter to L. R. von Neurath. African-corps shows how the Egyptian government conspired to give secret information to the Germans just at a rime when it hurt most.
“Two Egyptian militarv planes, piloted by an Egyptian officer and an Egyptian under-officer, have been instructed bv the highest Egyptian. authorities, to fly to Field Marshal Rommel.
“On both airplanes there w-ere important maps and plans which are of vital importance for the German military authorities. The pilots had received additional oral instruction*.
“The foreign minister of the Reich requests vou for news by return. as to what has transpired about the tw’o Egyptian airplanes. “Sonnleithem.”
Note—Although the British have been walling to make these documents public, the state department has been opposed—reportedly because of pressure from the national defense department. Secretary of National Defense James V. Forrestal. who heads the national defense department, was once a banker for the Arablan-American oil combine
Truman Confers On Farm Problems President Truman has been getting so much criticism on ignoring (Turn to Page Twenty-Three"*
About Time To Search For A Cure
Now and Then
Pickups And Rebounds From Along The Curb
Berlin. 5th of April 1948 HOWDY FOLKS!
It’s being talked around that the various PTA group* are really up in arms because the city had planned to do away with the vaccination of children entering public
"The Helen Lee Rollison. who gave her address as Bluefield and who was one of the broads picked Dear People! up in the recent sensational I am looking for somebody, who Hagerstown. Md., white slave case, like to corespondent with some-drew a two-year sentence in Bal- body, who lives in Europe timore federal court . . . Area boys My name is Helmut HERLES, 18 schools as a regular part of the
who will receive degrees in civil years old, blond hairs, tall 5f. lo with denanment service
engineering from Virginia Military inch. and by the way my nation- city “Jillh department service
Institute on June 8 are John W. Ality but dont be afraid of this. ... Do not be surp:.'^. .ne Hodnett Jr. of Bluefield Va., and I am living to gether with my miners do not soon revive talk Julian M. Peery of Tazewell . . . parents since my birth in Berlin about building a larger miner’* The Bluefield Civic orchestra con- When the american occupation hospital and is home . . . Basil cert has been sold to the VFW came to Berlin I became aquainted frten£i Basil Terry critically inter $500, and not for the reported with several US-Soldiers and I jUrecj when run down bv a car $900 . . . the deal was arranged had a very nice time with them. seVeral months ago. has left the by Carl H Brunner and his finance So I learned a lot of English and hospital and is home . . . Basil committee for the orchestra . . . therefor I would be very happy „ow manages to walk a bit with Incidentally, we talked the other if I find somebody, it does not of crut^hes ... The latest
evening with Bill Caruth. director ““fj. “J “*!’ bit of scandal we’ve heard has to
of this fine organization, and » ho I * r iTp Kflrn FilllTh d0 wlth the pretty but married
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pride standpoint . . . Undoubtedly Many many thanks for your trou- of town gent, well known in these one of the finest musicians ever in ^les what you got with me may parts, is a regular visitor to a this part of the country. Caruth bless you for this. South Bluefield apartment house
is doing a great job with the local Many good greetings to your good when the gal’s hubby is out of symphony and the group deserves people from the american Sector town . . . the neighbors are hav-more civic help than it is get- Berlin ing fun talking ... And the pretty
ting . . . most respectfully school teacher who already has a
- It was signed "Helmut Herles. husband is a four-alarm blaze
We are printing *he letter just Akazienstr 14. Berlin. Schoneberg, with a guy who has a good job in as w’e got it. Here it is: US-Sector.” the county school system.
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Interview With Radio's Mr., Mrs. Jerry North
Because they are a bit difficult for my single-track mind. I usually duck double interviews. But Miss Nancy Waring, w'ho has youth, chestnut hair and charm, induced me to have luncheon with Alice Frost and Joseph Curtin. They proved to be such a swell, co-operative couple that I was glad Miss Waring has still another attribute — persistence Curtain and Miss Frost, as perhaps you know, are "Mr. and Mrs. North” of the air waves. For more than five years, they have been ihvolved in various murder mysteries. On the radio, they are Jerry and Pam. Off the air, to one another, they are Joe and Al. They are married —but not to one another. Alice and her husband. William Tuttle, advertising executive, live in Sutton place. Manhattan. Joe. his wife and three children. John Charles. IO; Valerie Jo, 7. and Rosemarie. 2. ]tv# in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Miss Frost—ladies first, you know—whose blue eyes and blond hair denote her Scandanvian ancestry. is a descendant of King Car! XV of Sweden. The daughter of a Lutheran minister, she was born in Minneapolis. Her first appearance before an audience was at the age of 4. when she sang "Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam.’* Her first stage role was a character part, the witch in "Hansel and
Oretel” when she was IO. During
high school days and later at the University of Minnesota, she was active in student dramatics. Her first professional engagement was as the gold-digging Lorelei in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” on the Chatauqua circuit. Next, she played a stock engagement in Miami. Then came Broadway where she made her debut with Franchot Tone and Helen Westley in the Theater Guild's "Green Grow the Lilacs.” Roles in a number of revivals followed.
Illness of a friend turned Miss Frost to radio. After she had substituted for her. it wasn't long until she had regular parts. Miss Frost is five feet, seven inches tall. Her height convinced her she could never be a real stage star. so she chose the air waves. Incidentally as Mrs. North she is supposed to be a little, helpless girl who quite innocently gets into all kinds of complications, before facing the microphone. Miss Frost removes her shoes and dons slippers. There are two reasons for that. First, she feel# more in character. The second is more important—her feet do not get; tired. Incidentally, many youngsters draw pictures of her and send Them to the studio. They all show’ her as a little girl.
The annual Yale-Harvard football game puts Joe Curtin in a
quandary because he doesn’t know whether to sit in the Harvard or the Yale section He's both a Harvard and a Yale mam His public reading ability in his native Cambridge aroused the interest of the Harvard 47 Workshop. For five years, he played boy roles in various productions. But when it came time for him to go to college, he won a Yale scholarship and spent three years there studying dramatics. When he wasn't behind the footlights in a wide variety of college productions, he was behind the counter of a cafeteria helping to earn expenses. From New Haven. Joe. w’ho has brown hair, blue eyes and is five feet ll. went to Santa Barabara. Cal., where he put in a season playing juveniles. His first visit to New York led to a full season with Maude Adams and Otis Skinner in "The Merchant of Venice.”
After a tour with Walter Hampden in “Ruy Blas.” Curtui married Valeria Yochem, an artist, Jan. 13. 1934. They deliberately chose the date so that some of their anniversaries w’ould fall on Friday the 13th. So far. there have been no untoward happenings. Joe said. That same spring found him on Broadway in a play called. "Searching for the Sun ” It must have been very cloudy as the play closed after three performances. For the last 12 years he has been in radio and has been featured on many network shows.
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Crosby, Fitzgerald Movie Schedules AU-lrish Cast
Bf SHEHAB OBARA*
Hollywood — Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald will be the only actors from Hollywood when their next picture "Needle in a Haystack” is made in Ireland this summer They will be surrounded entirely by an all Irish cast. including an Irish leading ladv Th# line forms to the right, colleens.
Madeleine Carroll, the sole star actress in Hollywood who gav# up her career for war work is dashing to Spain in a hurry to testify in a lawsuit there. All courts of law in Spain take a siesta for the entire summer starting June I. That’s why Madeleine is flying there now to beat the deadline. Otherwise sh# would have to interrupt her New York play to go there in the fall.
Barbara Stanwyck who was fighting mad with Warners because they were scheduling Lauren Bacall for The Fountainhead’* can relax. The script is being rewritten to star Barbara, instead. And Gary Cooper who didn’t like the first scrip can relax. too. Authoress Ayn Rand is doing a good job on her rewrite.
Jane Russell. I am told by Robert Welch, the boy who produced her picture. "The Paief ace ’ is going to surprise us with the excellence of her acting in thai movie. We concentrate on Jan# the actress not Jane the woman.’* says Bob. Pressed for details he explains that there are only two scenes in which Miss Russell's famous figure is spotlighted — theres one scene in a bathhouse where Jane wears what I believe in the old days was called a ' shift.” At this point Mr. Welch retires into some inner dream of his own and I never did find out what th# second scene was
Actors Suffered It s a good thing Humphrey Bogart was not at the preview of his Key Largo” in Beverly Hills. He would ha^e gone stark, staring mad. The sound equipment broke down six times! That’s a dirty I trick to play on an excellent pic-! ture and a nice guy like Bogey. Edward G. Robinson. Claire Trevor. JUonel Barrymore and other members of the cast were in the * audience, and, brother, how they suffered!
The Joan Crawford-Bette Davis starred which I already have told j you about, will live up to its title. "Women Without Men” There will be no males in the movie at all. It’s Warners answer to Metro’s "Command Decision” which has no women in the cast.
Maybe Diana Lynn called off her dates with Bob Neal because a young, pretty lady is now visiting with Bob and his parents out here. I 'hink Diana has made the wiser choice in sticking to her ! career.
Van Johnson will not onlv play ! a priest for Alfred Hitchcock in “I Confess.” if Hitch succeeds in borrowing him from Metro, but he will play a priest who is charged with committing a murder. It reads like strong stuff
The Howard Hughes -RKO affair has given rise to two big questions in Hollywood. Will Dor# Sc hazy continue as head production man—his contract stipulates that Dore can leave if a new owner comes in. And even more intriguing—will Hughes withdraw RKO from the Producers Association? He has no love for that group since it banned his prid# and joy. "The Outlaw ”
Ida Lupino is in bed by order of her doctor. All that pushing around she received in Roadhouse" dislocated a vertebra — very painful.
When Ray Milland was making "Sealed Verdict.” by Lionel Shapiro. I was introduced to Ray s leading lady Florence Marley. and I understood that great things were being planned for her at Paramount. Now I hear that her option was not taken up.
The more I see and hear of Sonja Heme, the more shrewd I know she is. Recently, she invited all the members of the society of Holywood press photographers to her home for cocktails with their wives or girls Then Sonja took them all to Don the Beachcombers for dinner and presented the ladies with orchids and the men with gold money clips.
Talking of photographers, Johnny Meyers blushes a1! over when you mention a certain picture taken of him with Janet Thomas in Phoenix recently. Get him to tell you about it.
M y r n a Loy is Ho* I vwood’s smartest actress says director William Wyler. We were discussing Myma's recent Belgian top award for “The Best Years of our Laves.”
"I hadn’t the nerve to ask her to do the picture." Willie tells me, “because her part. originally, wis very small. But she took it because it was a good part and then we built it up." Most actors, concludes Wyler, only care how big the role is—not how good.
H. I. Phillips
("Henry Wallace denounced ERP as just a help to big capitalists”—News item.)
The ERP I now denounce—
It s nothing but a plan To help the corporations and To sooth the businessman;
Forget those stricken countries and Let each one go to pot.
The Marshall plan. I tell you. is A dirty Wall Street plot!
The golden rule could be okay, But don't be dumb and blind; There s apt to be a great big bad Industrialist behind.
Perhaps the Good Samaritan Was on the level, but I am a most suspicious one And think he took a “cut.”
O, I admit that Europe s in A sad and sorry mess;
There s anguish there for millions and
I know there s wide distress.
But helping it recover is Not proper; I’m afraid It’s just an awful plot to give A corporation aid.
Yes. Italy is on the rocks And so is little Greece;
The French and Belgians need some help To pave the way to peace:
According To Hybrid H. ERP's Just Another Plot
There s suffering beyond compare ing of the circus by television. But aid is just a scheme Th15 is a source of relief to count-
To fatten up our Industrie. JSS St. tfc
. ... . prisms come stomping into th#
On peaches and whipped cream, lixing room by video it will be a V frightful job sweeping the pea-
To help the needy s good advice— nut shucks from the rugs.
The counsel's very clear—
And it would be confusing, too. Ar times we couldn’t be too sure which was Gargantua and which
But I see plots extensive in
A presidential year; w . —
Big businessmen are. oh. so rile. was ^e radio commentator. And crooked that, you see,
They can t have decent motives like
Those held by you and me.
A life saver would not get by
With me to cry. “No soap!”—
Got two cents for a stamp?
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If vou think our control of
, , _ , - „ tired autoist** is lax Just observe
<He could be just an agent for those week-end flyers permitted to
A trust producing rope!* take iirplar.es up over congested
When he responds to calls for help districts every week end!
I first demand to know _____
».*S^r^wLPS2UCer am t "Wallace say, ERP Alda Corporas backer vile and lo*. atlons.-Heaaline
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WhAi fire sweeps the old folks * Don’t tell us the big thing to do
home . is to ignore the weak and weary!
I do not act in haste; -
I want to know the firemen “What makes everything so
Are honest, brave and chaste: peaceful and quiet?”
Quite true they run the ladders up • • •
But I’ve a notion that , _
Some ladder manufacturers "They can t do this to me
Get profits extra fat. • • •
-"Bock beer costs a dime a seidel.
John Ringling North says he but in spring I don’t mind the will not permit general broadcast- price. ’
Daily Telegraph Said] • • •
FIFTY YEARS AGO
Mrs D. B Baldwin returned to
the citv after visiting her son. the Rev D. O Baldwin at Radford.
W. J. .Updike, who had been superintendent of the local electric light company since its founding. left for Portsmouth to accept a new position.
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FORTY YEARS AGO
The Norfolk and Western Coal and Coke company of Bluefield, was granted a charter by the secretary of state.
The date for the laving of the cornerstone of Bluefield s new high school was set for June 5.
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THIRTY YEARS AGO
The local draft board received
orders for its largest quota; 50 white and 40 colored registrants.
Mr. and Mrs. R A. H. Snow,
returned after living in Oklahoma
to make their home here.
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TWENTY YEARS AGO
Walter S. Henly. 24. of Pocahontas. an employee of the Appalachian Electric Power company. was electrocuted when he fell from a pole and became entangled in wires carrying 2,300 volts near Pocahontas.
Wash Williams. 54. colored resident of Coopers, was shot to death at Coopers, and his slayer
was being sought by authorities. • * •
TEN YEARS AGO
John W. Blakely who had been mayor of Welch for the past 14 years, was re-nominated by the Republican city convention
A An grist was installed as president of the Bluefield chapper of B'nai Brith.