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2-linton News Ties. Feb. 17, 1987 on the bridge. YOU find them .~......---.--.--...- .......... -...~--.-..--.i-----=--------.--.I memorialized in dozens of ballads I . ! such as " Casey Jones", and " The ! MOre aud more I]~0pl~ are rladinI II~ liPS.[' I Wreck of Old 97". One such case . "= "i: ~ r :: . . [ occurred Jan. 15, 1884, when oil i '~':~'~" ~!: ~[~ ":: '" leaking from a hillside tank in a ' " " " ~ " ':-~' " " " =~'" " " r wooded section of Bradford, Pa., m ' , flooded a hundred yards of track and ! ~- #.~ f ~:.~ [~l~ .~._~ ~ ~ burst into flames just as a train " I [ clattered through The engineer, Pat i~i~ l~ti :~II~ I~ ~I~'~ , ..The Brave ......... Engineer-reprint ~!~[ro Sexton, was badly burned in stick- ing to his post. Although the train I 1 ~ I y ~:l: was destroyed and three passengers perished, the death list undoubtedly I because a recent survey found that ! ! The HINTON NE tVS is the favored Bartholomew was the engineer on 1:15 p.m. and was speeding through would have been greater if Pat had I The Train Dispatcher with per- an excusion train that left Virginia Bergin cut shortly afterward. When concerned himself only with saving =1 source for three out of five" for local [ mission. City in October only a few months flames suddenly shot out of the his own life. ! news and advertmmg items. " - I Same years ago there appeared an after the Virginia & Truckee line had firebox under pressure of astrong Low Interest article in the Saturday Evening Post been completed, for the return trip baekdraft, filling the wooden cab. ! I ,! SIGN ME UP. ; titled " Everybody Waves at the to Reno. Nee. Close behind him Joe and his fireman instantly re- Engineer". The theme of the article followed train No. 6, a regular treated to the tender, then to the Loans 1='for IlW I I , Send me a full year of THE HINTON NEWS i was that an engineer, who is scheduled passenger train . As coach behind. The train kept run- ! (52 issues)at the low basic subscription ' ! constantly on display to the people Johnny passed Gold Hill and round- ning at about 30mph with nobody at gee..,:..] I ' .~ " rate of $9,,15. I I who watch trains go by, appeals to ed a curve, he saw trouble ahead, the throttle. " I the imagination,, of small boys, as Flames were leaping from the Joe ordered his fireman back into D well as small boys grown tall",mouth of American Flat tunnel, a the cab to set the air brakes, but the.L1Levairs I Name ~,~.,,- ~,~,, -~ ! while the train dispatcher, on whose 900-foot-long shaft. In the kind of a coal hearer was halted by the I If CityAddresss ........................ ~______. 7-ip__.___..?_ I"1 shoulders rests the responsibility of split second decision railroaders flames, which were now surging Mr. John A. Wilkinson, County State planning the movements of the often have to make, he considered back into the coach. For a mom-Supervisor for the Farmers Home engineers and their trains, keep- that to keep going would be to collide ent Joe hesitated at the front door of Administration in Union, West Vir- I I [] My payment is enclosed ' ' :. I ,,r~- .... st ~ pr,.~,a . Ii" ing them from colliding with each with the fallen timberS,curve,With he and the car.passengersHe must have beenuponthink- ginia, has announced there is now other, and arranging " meets" bet- his fireman possibly being burned to ing that the lives of several hund- available $35,000 for 504 type rural i wren those moving in opposite death. To stop on the short ofred depended him housing loans in Monroe and Sum- I allow up to 3 weeks for delivery of the first copy. I Oarections in a way to occasion the the tunnel, with not enough time to alone. Then he scrambled through mers Counties. I TEAR AND MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS i least possible delay, works unseen fhlg No. 6. would surely result in a the fiery smoke, over the tender and These loans are made for basic I P.O. Box 1000 I and unsung in his lonely cubicle, rear-end collision and almost eer- into the cab. Passengers waited remodeling and essential repairs ,~I Hinton,W.V. 25951 I rarely'seen by those who watch the tain death to many men, women and tensely. Soon they felt the train and installation of water supplies L-- ................ ~ ..... -- ...... ,J trains roar" along the track, children. Johnny clinched his teeth slacken its speed. When it finally and sanitary sewers. This type loan In The Public Interest: Attorney General" Charlie Brown Consumer Rights Brochure If you would iil~ ~ copy of the AVAILABLE Attorney General's consumer pro- tection pamphlet "' Knowing Your In today's complex, fast-paced Consumer RaBbis", please call toll - econotny, a consumer must be alert free 1.800-3t~-8a08 and a copy will be and lnfoi'med. The Consumer Ed-mailed to you. ucation Section of my Consumer . ProteCtion Division has prepared a O pamphlet to inform you of some rights you have as a consumer. The pamphlet is entitled " Know- ,, ing Your Consumer Rights". The pamphlet is designed to give you a T-- bettei' idea about your rights, the llll enforcement powers of my office, consumer tips, consumer complaint p .~ures, and how to file a cm~tmaer complaint. A sample con- ~t~er complaint questionnaire is diSIflay, ed in the pamphlet, as well as a Ii ing of useful telephone num- I~vs, and the hours and location of tl~e Attorney General's four con- ~wner protection outreach offices. ' As your Attorney General, I am S- , Army Staff Sgt. Charles E. Dick, son of Earl Dick of Sandstone, W. Va., has arrived for:duty with the 244th Air Traffic Control Company, South Korea. Dick, an air traffic: control systems and equipment repairer, is a 1971 graduate of Sandstone High School. His wife, Korea, is the daughter charged with enforcing the lawsof Charles Blizzard of HinteD, W. ' w~ch~ p~tect your rights as aVg-, andB~rtha.Blizzardol~NLmitz, ~Cofismer Credit and Protection W. va: " , .... Act). I am committed to elimin- Letters are welcom'e, but u~ly I ating unfair, false, misleading and eetlon will be published. AddresSi dec .-eptive practices in the market- hem tO Letters TO The editor. P,O. Iox 1000. Htnton, West V|r',,lllttla place. I believe that strong con- ~S~Sl. PrefereSce will be gi'~efl to sume~ enforcement helps West Vir- letters Of 300 Wordlt or less. [on[- er letters m uy be shortened giliia business by encouraging cus- rejected. L, ett~ss ~usJ be sl~rl~ed '" include a# address ild tele tomer service and fair competition. ~hone number. The telepIu Fur~hermore, it is my belief that the her will .~-t~, be ed~teqL fe*~qltammar, spell b~t~cmmumer protection is con- l.o taste, iyntl~ iNi |lbel, sumel~yedu~tion, not be =wttl*lt.~l," Of course, the engineer, too, is and chose the course of personal stopped on the Hackensack bridge is made to eligible persons who are deserving of his share of credit in the danger. His locomotive went the blaze was spreading upward unable to obtain credit from:other operation of the railroad. In one of through without casualties, thanks insteadof being fanned back into the sources at reasonable rates and the" many ballads extrolling the to I,ady Luck and Johnny Bar- wooden coach, terms. legendary engineer, Casey Jones, he tholomew, but that fire cost the After applying the brakes, Joe The current interest rate is l per is called "the brave engineer", and railroad company half a millionSieg was a human torch. He crawl- cent for up to 25 years to repay. many other enginemen in numerous dollars. During the two -monthsed back into the water tank on the Eligibility requirements are based other ballards have been given while the timbers were being re- tender. Willing hands lifted him out, mainly on family income, size of similar appellations, usually quite placed, all passengers, freight, mail took him to a hosptial. Four days family and credit history. justifiably, and express were transferred ar- later he died. The PennsylvaniaInterested persons should contact Among them, a century ago, was ound the tunnel by horses and Railroad honored its hero by run- the Union FmHA Office located on one Johnny Bartholomew. He was wagons ning special trains from three cities Main Street in the Wylie Bldg. or call an engineer on the old Virginia and Ten years later, nearly across the to the funeral, and Joe was buried in 772-3024. Truckee Road in the days when it continent, another type of fire emer- a little graveyard near Bordentown, A representative is at the Sum- hauled gold and silver ore from the gency was met by similar courage. N.J. mers County Courthouse Annex on Comstock Lode at Virginia City, now This time the man who protected the Railraod annals are replete with the second and fourth Friday morn- a ghost town, but its memory made passengers was Joseph Sieg of examples of the engineer's refusing ings of each month, from 10:00 A.M. famous in recent years by the Philadelphia, a PRR engineer. On to jumpin the face of death, like the to 12 Noon. The phone number in television show " Bonanza". Johnny Oct. 22, 1882, Joe left Jersey City at captain of a sinking ship who stays Hinton is 466-2310. . r ! I .... WITH COUPON DISCOUNT PER PERSON 6 Days A Week. Closed His: 5 - 9 P.M, Call Located on Tts 3-i2 Pence Springs-Summers Comity (s) ~,~v~o~ JOHN ..... HEN ttlNTON m. "Country Inns and Barkroad Manual air conditioning Rear window defroster Rocker panel moldings Speed control CELE rrY Light group Program period: February 1.28, 1987. Tilt steering column QUAUFICATIOI RULES: 1. Participant must be 18 years of age or Paint stripe (2) e older. 2. Participant must have a valid drivers license. 3. Limit of . one award per participant. 4. Fleet and lease units are not eligible. Finned wheel covers 5. 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