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2 - Hinton News Tues. March 19, 2019 More and More People are Reading our Newspaper Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. Save $$$. Call 466-0005 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Name Address (please print) City. State .Zip. TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 -1 Computer Classes available for all skill levels! 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CHICAGO FIRE: "On October 8, word reached Soon he was snaking through the Last week I casually mentioned Bloomington that the great city of yards, picking up speed, roaring the great Chicago fire of October 8, Chicago was burning Next morning, along the countryside with the bridle 1871. The following is used by word came that flames hadeatenup off. He thundered through Chenoa' permission from The Train every building along the Chicago to Pontiac, ten miles in ten minutes, Dispatcher: lake front and were now destroying then faster yet, Wilmington to "It was about the year 1910. A the heart of the business sectin. Elwood, seven miles in a fraction man named Sanford was watching, "Send help," flashed over the wires, over six minutes. with misty eyes, an old, out-moded "Chicago will soon be in ruins. "He was stepping through the eight-wheeler locomotive being Bloomington had a good fire engine, dew. Telegraph poles sped by like a towed along the main line of the but Chicago was 126 miles away. picket fence. Veteran dispatchers Chicago & Alton railroad, to The suggestion was made that this closely checked the time of the Springfield, Illinois, to be scrapped, apparatus be loaded on a fiat car, special. She was making a run, the With rusty boiler and side-rods which could be hooked on a local like of which few train sheets had down, she rattled toward the train about to leave, recorded before. Lou Hawks sat graveyard ofdeadengines. Noboby "Too slow," a tall swarthy glued in the cab, his eyes gave her a seocnd look, except old- engineer named Louis Hawks said. scrutinizing every bend in the track. timer Sanford. He told the superintendent of the The fireman heaved coal like a "I used to pull the throttle on that C&A, "You'd better run a special " machine into the white-hot firebox. old kettle," he confided nostalgically "The super hesitated, then Back on the flatcar, the Bloomington to C.A. Swan, roundhouse foreman hurried back into the office. Five fire boys were clutching their of the Alton at Springfield. "I wonder minutes later he ran out, waving his equipment with a deathlike grip. if you would give me that throttle arms excitedly. "Take her, Lou!" he "At length, the wild run ended, as a keepsake?" said."Take the Major Knowlton and Lou Hawks burst into the glass- "Sure," replied Swan, :if it means run the wheels off her." He ordered rooted Chicago train shed. He had anything to you." a switching crew to uncouple the 97, made the 126 miles in 150 minutes! "Mean anything! Man, do you and couple her to a flat car, and It hardly seemed possible back in know that engine's history?" arranged with the dispatcher's office 1871. Eager hands snatched the fire "No, I don't know much. She's to run a special He instructed his engine from its mooring Afew hours been outofservice for a long while." chief clerk to arrange the city to get later with the help of the "Then I'll tell you. There's a real a fire engine down there, have it Bloomington fire engine and others story to that engine -" loaded on the flat car and tied down. like it, the fire was under control. "The story told by Mr. Sanford "In a few minutes they had theChicago's #150 million fire was dated back to 18711 when he was a locomotive on a industry track, stoppedandwhatwasleftofthecity locomotive engineer handling a local hooked on a flat car and caboose and was saved The Major Knowlton had run between Bloomington and out onthe maintrack. Just then the played a noble part. Chicago. An eight-wheeled Bloomington fire engine drew up "What happened to the Major locomotive, Nol. 97, with the name beside the platform. A gang of men Knowlton?" Swan asked, after Mr. Major Knowlton engraved in a silver soon had the equipment fastened Sanford had finished his story. plate on her side, had been sent to securely to the car while the fireman "Sanford smiled reminiscently. Bloomington for use in passenger on 97 was heaving coal into the "She pulled passenger trains for service. She was a shapely beauty, firebox. Soon steam popped from the many years. They then took her out spic and span, the pride of the road. safety valve. The needle showed she of service, and she rusted for many Her great box headlight, attractively was ready to highball years on the rip track. Now there she painted, rested on a metal shelf in "Lou Hawks settled himself on goes to the boneyard. She lived her front of her diamond-shaped the seat box and checked his orders, day, and what a glorious dayit was! smokestack, as was usual on the "The road's yours!" yelled the super. That's why I would like to have her i motive power of her day. Her fancy brass trimmings- ,were kept/well 'EVery other ~raiti will be: Oii~siditigs : throttle. I haq~ll~d.t~pt-~hrottle on with men posted'a~, the ~vitehes'." ,i many a run ~~t~h~' Tr~eight and passenger services." I John Henry Days Planning for the 24th annual John Henry Days festival is underway. The festival committee is working to collect prizes for the RUBBER DUCK RA CE. The race will be held Sunday, July 21, 2019 on the Greenbrier River in Talcott; WV. John Henry Days would like to request a donation from you or your business. The donation will be used as one of the 60 prizes for the race. These prizes can include; gift cards, gift certificates, cash or an item from your business. Each year the Rubber Duck Race is one the festivals biggest and most anticipated events with the first place prize being $1,5o0. Your name and donation w'll be advertised on the Rubber Duck Race tickets as well as the schedule of events brochure as well as the John Henry Days festival Facebook page. ~We distribute over 2,000 brochures each year. We are requesting a reply before April 1, 2019 in order to meet our printing deadlines. You can mail your donation to the above address (Attention: Rubber Duck Race) or make arrangements with a committee member to pick up the item. Your donation is tax deductible and you will receive a letter once the donation is received. Without the help and generosity of our supporters we could not continue this great festival. We appreciate your consideration in helping make John Henry Days a success and look forward to hearing frem you. Please, feel free to contact any of the following committee members; Stephanie Harris, 304-5730243, Stacy Ford, 304-575-7026, Louise Tabor, 304-466-5297, Martha Rookstool, 304-466-2768 or any John Henry Days committee member Sincerely, John Henry Days Committee Member 24th Annual John Henry Days July 12,13 & 14, 2019 ' One Bedroom Section 8 Apts. Elderly 62+, Handicapped or Disabled All utilities included/ On site laundry facilitates Apply at Hinton House Apts 495 Stokes ]:)rive. Office Hours M-F 8-4. 304-466-5299 BE ona es ummers oun By Brian Kirk On Wednesday, February 26, the BOOSTER fund donated personal hygiene supplies to Summers County High School. The donation was made to help restock a supply of items, such as shampoo and deodorant that teachers have been purchasing out of their own pocket to give to students in need. Sadly, it is not unusual for students to miss class because they lack the hygiene items needed for personal health and well-being. BOOSTER (Better Opportunities tbr Our Students' Talents, Education & Resources) is a Summers County Huddle initiative as a response to unmet students' needs following the defeat of the school levy last spring. Donations can be made to the Hinton Area Foundation, designated for the BOOSTER fund, and all monies donated will be used to provide needed services to Summers County students The BOOSTER fund allocated $350 for the purchase of these items. In addition, the Summers County Kiwanis committed a further $100, ~,E~(i individual members of the Kiwanis and S~mmers County uddle made smaller personal 'I'OP~ ; TOPS (Take Off l)ounds Sensibly) is a very affordable, nonprofit, weight loss support group. Meetings are held at the Miller Memorial Methodist Church basement, 109 Miller Ave. Every Monday cv,ming. Weigh-in begins at 5:00 p.m. mccLing starts at 5:15 p.m. First Meeting i~ free. Come join us or call 304-890-2112. donations. Also, the office of Doctor Kendra Fox made a donation of dental supplies, Big Four Drug Store, 300 Temple St. in Hinton, is also helping with this cause by agreeing to sponsor a collection box (on the right of the entranceIlook for the orange rocket and BOOSTER on the box) so that anyone can make a donation Another collection box is located at the REACHH Family Resource Center offices at 411 Temple St. Items which are needed are listed on the collection boxes and include soap, shampoo, deodorant and feminine hygiene products. The items donated to the high school were accepted by Melissa Kirkham, guidance counselor, and Tanya Keaton, secretary, both of whom noted that the donation was particularly important because their supply of these items had been running low. The BOOSTER fund intends to provide similar support to Summers Middle School when their supply cabinet runs low. Please consider supporting our educational system and the youth of Summers County by making a donation to the BOOSTER fund or donating some of the items listed on the collection boxes. Notice FRESH PECANS FOR SALE Ascension Episcopal Church has received this year's fresh pecans - priced $10.50 for 16 oz. large pieces and $10.75 for large halves. Call Jeanne Duval1304-466-3358 or Cleo Mathews 304-466-1515. In an encouraging sign of unity movement is a stronger labor portions of which were recently within the West Virginia labor movement, and this is a great step overturned by a circuit judge. movement, the International of solidarity. President Hall has been an Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 175 Established in the region in 1936, outstanding spokesman against that made a unanimous decision this Teamsters Local 175represents over law, which as we all know, is past Saturday to affiliate with the 3,200 members in West Virginia, designed to hurt working class West VirginiaAFL-CIO many of whom work for families. Butfirstandforemost, Ken "West Virginia working families transportation businesses such as has been a dynamic leader and have been under attack by the Coca-Cola, Pepsi, UPS, Capitoldedicated advocate for working legislative leadership for the past Beverage, United Dairy and families his entire career," Sword five years, and the Teamsters and Broughton. said. "The Teamsters have a rich and the West Virginia AFL CIO have The West Virginia AFL-CIO storied traditionknownthroughout worked side by side to combat that currently has 79,000 union members the world as a union that gets the effort," said Teamsters Local 175 in over 575 affiliated locals - about job done. I'm proud to now have President Ken Hall, who is also 12 percent of the state's workforce. Teamsters Local 175 as an affiliated General Secretary-Treasurer of the. In addition, union householdlocal -- it will further strengthen Teamsters international "I look members and retirees make up more both our relationship and our forward to working with WV AFL- than 184,000 of the state's collective voice. CIO President Josh Sword, electorate. "Because ofthis partnership with Secretary-Treasurer Andy Walters In the past several years, the Ken, Vice President Kellie and their team, including all the West VirginiaAFL-CIO hasworked Shamblin, Secretary Treasurer affiliates and the network of 13 closely with Teamsters Local 175 on Ralph Winter, Legal Counsel Luke regional Central Labor Councils legislative and political issues, most Farley and the rest of. the leaders across the state, to spread our importantly joining with several and members of local 175, good message and build even more other unions to file a lawsuit things are going to happen for the support, challenging the state's so-called labor movement in West Virginia." 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