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2 - Hinton News Tues. June 4, 1991 I More and More People are Readingour Newspaper ti -.o,- .4 :, , .Tl','.' ',: "l.lIMr.w/'IflML oJ w |e. . Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. SIGN ME UP. Send me a full year of THE HINTON NEWS (52 Issues) at the low basic subscription rate of $12.50 (In state residents add 75 state tax.) Name Address Pharmacy & Your Health City. State Zip O My payment is enclosed Orders must be IXelmld Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery of the first copy TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 10OO HINTON, WV 25951 e LETTER TOTHE EDITOR To The Parents Of Summers County To the Parents of Summers County: Why is it that from the first day of kindergarten, the teachers tell us that they take the place oft.he par- ent while our children are in school, but the minute something bad hap- pens they try to shift the blame somewhere else, mostly on the par- ents. If this alleged sexual incident that occurred at Hinton High School on May 14, 1991, doesn't reflect on the school, then who does it reflect on? We send our children to school to learn. And I repeat "children'. Lets remember that these are 14 year old children that still need discipline and watching over. You can't treat them like adults and expect them to act like adults. In the May 21, 1991 issue of the Hinton Daily News, Richard Redes said 'hat ever happened co d haw happened anyway." I agree with that, Butit shoul dn'thave happened right inside the school duringschool hours. Where were the teachers? THE RESULT IS THE KEY To the Editor, Nepotizmffi Corruption or Corrup. tion= Nepotizm Normally one might think that nepotizm begats corruption, how- ever, both are equally destructive to society, in that blood and affinitives are always thicker than water, when a means to a certain collective end is sought. Whereras, corruption in govern- ment lead to'neoptism" and institu- tionalaized fraud and racism, as (the resultant) negative economics leads to drugs and crime. Therefore, a %hess tolerance" for corruption or nepotizm is analogous to amass insanitf'. ROGER L. CRAWFORD Reluctanlty Retired The law says we have to send our children to school. But what law states that we have to send our chil- dren to a school where the teachers don't know where our kids are or what they are doing over half of the time? How can the Parents of Sum- mers Co. feel their children are safe until they know what is going to be done to prevent this from ever hap- pening again in the future. A for the 7th Grade male and 8th grade female that were questioned in the May 21st. issue. Were these the A-B Students or so called "good Kids" or were they the D-F Students or so called "Bad Kids7 Instead of trying to get the "good kids" out of their exams, someone should sit down with these so called'Bad Kids" and find out what the problem is and why they become trouble.makers. They weren't born that way. All Kids shouldltrted eqgel, Why don't some one gi these so called trouble makers a chance. If they are going to put forth the effort and get nothing in return. Then they have no choice but to give up. It seems to me the teachers are playing favor. ites. We would not let this happen to our children, so why doesn't it reflect on the school? Concerned Grandparent Dorothy Adkins P.O. Box 1206 Hinton, W.Va. 25951 Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Pref- erence will be given to letters of 300 wordsorless. Longerletters maybe shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an ad- dress and phone number. The tele- phone number will not be published. Letters will be edited for grammer, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. BLUESTONE TOURING SERVICE of Hinton and GOLD STAR TOURS of Beckley Will Have OPEN HOUSE. OPEN BUS- DISPLAY Thurs., June 6, 1991 from 10 am to 3 pm The Busses will be Located in Front of Messer's Studio, 322 Temple Street, Downtown Hinton. Tour Planners- and Hostesses Will be on Hand to Answer Questions about Scheduled Tours for '91 and Future Tours of our State, Local, and National Tours. See Curt & MilIie Messer, Sales and Booking Agents for GOLD STAR TOURS, about future tours for 19911 RAILROAD RECOLLECTIONS By Roy C. Long ii!ii!i!!iiiiiiii !ii!ii!iiiii: i t, It was talking to me and I then could call various offices and talk to the operator for the practice. Slowly I was getting braver and, since I had a pass good on passenger trains, I began going to other offices along the line. I visited Mrs. Etta Mead- ows at "CD  Covington, Va., quite often. I spent time with Ben Boyd, Robert Matheny and Harry Pfadt at "BS" Cabin. Two or three weeks were spent with Ebe Houchins at Al- legheny, Vs. He was real nice and let met sit in his chair and do the work. I remember my visits with Nelson Gwinn and Walter Knopp at Alder- son and with Carl Grizzard at "MX" Cabin, East end of Avis Yard at Hinton. Continued next week. "OX  Cabin telegraph office at Moss Run, Va. C & Cliff and Operator A. G. Tigrett on steps. Photo O Railway 1915. Operator Joe Pfadt pointing to from C & O Historical Society Collection. THE MAKING OF A TELEGRAPH OPERATOR: Part 1 of 8 parts. As early in life as I can remember, while growing up at Moss Run, Vs., our lives centered around the Che- sapeake and Ohio Railway Company. During the great depression years my father was fortunate to have a good job with the C&O as Section Foreman which qualified his family for free transportation on passenger trains. Going to "OX" Cabin to catch the train, we walked the dirt road up "Derail Hill," past a little one room white shanty where the third trick telegraph operator, Ebe Shanklin, batched. Beside the shanty was a large pen made of chicken wire where his two large hound dogs, Zeb and Tuck were kept. I would stop to talk to the dogs as they stood at the fence, tails waging at the attention they were getting. Needless to say, occa- sionally they would talk back. In this manner I became acquainted with Ebe Shanklin. What a great guy he was! rm sure I caused him to lose sleep by playing with his dogs but never once did he complain, or run me off. In fact, he would come outin his nightclothes and siton the porch and talk to me. At the age of ten or twelve, the telegraph office at Moss Run became a favorite place for me to visit. The noisy brass sounder with its empty Prince Albert tobacco can attached was always clicking away somewhat like rattling chains or hail striking a tin roof. How could anything sen- sible come from such chaos? Who was making all that noise? What is it saying? What's the empty tobacco can for? I must have asked more questions than first trick operator, Mr. Joe Pfadt (pronounced Fad), who everyone called Oncle Joe', cared to answer because he said, "Sonny, you should learn to telegraph," and pre- sented me with a copy of the Morse Code alphabet. From that monent on I knew I was destined to become a telegraph operator. Mr. Adolphus Tigrett was the second trick operator and unlike Uncle Joe and Ebe Shanklin, had very little to say. One day I ventured up the long flight ofstairs and went in the office while he was working. He was sitting at the desk seemingly oblivious to my presence as he peered from under his green eye shade at the telegram in his left hand. As his right hand danced and rolled on the key, a series of metallic sounds came from the sounder with that empty tobacco can attached. As I stood in ignorance, gazing in awe at what he was doing, I knew that somewhere, someone was making sense of what he was sending and I longed to be able to do the same. While we talked about the mes- sage he had just sent, the east local freight arrived. Mr. Tigrett pulled a big gold watch from his vest pocket and wrote the time down on his train sheet and began tearing some green sheets of paper from a pad and wrapped them in a "white one. He said the white one was different because it was a clearance card. I was confused at him calling that little piece of paper a card but thats what he said it was. A couple ofmen got off the local freight and came in the office with a package and a white sheet of paper they called a way-bill. Mr. Tigrett accepted them and gave one of the men the hand full of pa- pers he had torn from the little pad he called train orders. Their work finished, the big engine, spewing steam from every valve and puffs of black smoke from its stack, sounded the whistle a number of times and with a whine from the wheels as the brakes released, pulled away. Every chance I got I would go to the telegraph office to be with these men who treated me as an equal. As I reached teen age they would even let me "OS" trains to the train dis- patcher at Clifton Forge. OS  is a term shortened from "out of sight" meaning the train had left the sta- tion. From the sixth grade on I took my home practice set to school and practiced sending at every opportu- nity. I must have disciplined myself because I don't recall the teacher ever scolding me for sending during class. Finally school was out for the Summer and I could spend more time at "OX" Cabin. How thrilled I was when finally, after months of practice, I was able to read a few words coming from that noisy brass sounder. But it was no longer noise. COR. Srd AVE. & TEMPLE fir. HINTON, WVa, PHONE 4G&2323 Mark Ellison, !iiii:ii::i!!!! !:,iii ]!iii R. Vh. Five Precautions for Oral Medicines Many of the oral medicines (tablets, capsules, or liquids) we take are powerful compounds that modify the body's normal chemi- cal reactions. While some medi- cines are relatively frcc of serious side effects, unwanted readons can occur under certain circum- stances. In order to minimize the chances of having reactions to oral medicines, a few precautions are important to rememben. I. Do not lake medicine from con- tainers that show signs of tamper- ing. 2. Never give your medicine to someone else. What may be good for you, may not be good for an. other person. 3. Some medicines should not be taken at the same time alcohol is being consumed. Ask your phar- macist about your medicines. 4. Do not take medicines in the dark. Read the label of all medi- cines before they are taken to make certain you take them properly. 5. In general, oral tablets and cap- sules are best taken with a full glass of water. Sometimes it is advisable to take oral medicines on an empty stomach or with food. Ask your pharmacist ff you have questions about how your medicines should best be ken. i Take home one of our Dairy Qu FROZE CAKES IN A VARIETY OF SHAPES & SIZES Layers of chocolate and vanilla soft serve, chocolate cookie crunch , fudge and decorative icing to fit the occasion. 111UMfVOU IiImlV Log $7.95 8" Round $10.95 10" Round $12.95 Heart $11.95 Sheet $18.95 ON THE HINTON BY-PASS OPEN DALLY 6 am to 10 prn Phone 466-1700 8 servings 8- 10 servings 14 - 16 servings 10- 12 servings 20- 25 servings