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-:4 O 2 - Hinton News Tues. June 26. 1990 More and More Peopi'e are Reading our Newspaper 1I Because a recent survey found that The HINTON NEWS is the favored source for three out of five for local news and advertising items. l l 'i ,! UR Send me a full year of THE HINTON NEWS (52 Issues) at the low basic subscription rate of $11.50 (In state residents add 69 cents state tax.) Name Address Oiwe lldn~) City State My payment is enclosed Ordm~ em/be p~ Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, 25951 Zip____ of the first copy REUNION Old Man High Reunion will be held at the Radisson Hotel, Hunb ington, WV July 19,20,21. For further information,contac~ Laura Hinchman, PO Box 307, Davin, WV 25617 or call 304-583- 6308. Y g LETTER TO THE EDITOR Thanks Dear Mr. Long: This is to thank you for running my article, presented to you by my daughter, in "The Hinton News" ( the May 29th issue). I was very well pleased with the way it was presented and I felt both honored and flattered. I want you to know that the class reunion was a big success and I had many of the folks to mention & compliment about the article. Everything gave me a sentimen- tal satis~'action for I have always kept a soft spot in my heart for my home stateofW.Va, and formvhome town of Hinton. I hope you have enough copies left of the May 29 issue that you can mail Best regards George 'q~peedy" Krise 121 Eastgay Drive, Apt. A Akron, Oh. 44313. Parents Have The Rights To Buy Outside The School System Dear Mr. Long: For the past several years I have been dealing with local area high A DAY WE WILL NEVER Mr. Richmond's body was found FORGET: moments later beside Route 20 where There are certain things in ones helivedfor afewminutes.Both, Mr. life that are indelibly stamped in Anderson and Mr. Sullivan were memory that you can recall almost blown into New River. It is though equaltoawidescreenvisioninclose their deaths were instantaneous detail as to what you were doing at because of their seats being right the very hour of the event, behind the fire box where the force of Tuesday, June 9, 1953 was such a the explosion was probably greatest. day in the lives of many Hinton resi- The lead track between the two dents and nothing will erase from main tracks and =CW~ Cabin was our memory the terrible railroad quickly opened up for a detour track accident at =CW~ Cabin, the west around the wreckage. It was decided end of Hinton yard. by C. & O. officials to work two My assignment that day was A]- telegraph operators per shift at CW leghany Subdivision train dis- Cabin while the cleanup was in patcher, hours 12:01 a.m. until 8:01 progress and the backlog of trains a.m., at Clifton Forge, Va. About were dispatched.NelsonGwinnwas 6:00 p.m. that evening, after a good working Chief Train Dispatcher days sleep at Mrs. Matheny's room- while Maurice Clark, our regular ing house on Ridgeway St., I went to Chief, was on vacation. My rest days the "Bull Pen'(Fitzgerald's Restau- at Clifton Forge were Wednesday rant) in the Clifton Forge passenger and Thursday and he called me to station for dinner. While waitingfor assist operator James R. Sampson my meal to be served, a gentlemen on the third trick at =CW~ Cabin. entered with news that an H-8 en- Nelson had his orders from higher gine blew up at Hinton killing the officials but I suspect he knew, as I entire engine crew. The rest of the GIRL SCOUTS OFFER SWIM evening and night was spent picking CAMP upbitsofinformationhere and there Black Diamond Girl Scout Coun- as everyone was discussing the ca- cil invites girls in the first through tastrophe, twelfth grades to participate in the Extra 1642East, theill fated train, annual swimcampJuly9-13at Camp was maned by engineer Wilbur H. LightfootnearHinton, W.Va, Desig- =Skyjack'Anderson, fireman Joseph W. =Joe~ Sullivan and head nasd for beginners and intermedi- ate swimmers, the session also of- brakeman O. L. Richmond on the fers sports, games, hikes, hiking, engineandconductorLewisKincaid songs and crafts. Special programs and rear brakeman C.W. Neffon the are planned for the evenings. c~.ComingoutofHandleywith Girl Scout membership is not 90 loads of coal, they picked up 35 required. Session fees are $52.50 per more at Quinnimont for a total of girl and include meals, lodging, a T- 125 loads of coal and figured they shirt and patch, and a bathing cap. would be home for dinner. For more information or to register contact Judy Bostian, Program Di- rector, at (304) 345-7722. As the train came into sight of school students and serving them ,CW~ telegraph office, operator withgraduationannouncementsand Henry Gwinn watched as it ap- did, that Jim Sampson was capable of handling everything at CW Cabin without assistance. Especially since there was only one track in and out of the yard but we do as we are told. Jimmy worked the desk and I handed up the train orders as trains came and went. When I left the office the next morning I tore off a copy of a long train order he had written and put it away for safe keeping. I gave it to my friend, Jimmy, about five years ago. Prior to this accident there was no second trick assistant chief dis- patcher job at Hinton. Early Friday morning, June 12th, I got another telephone call from Nelson Gwinn instructing me to report to his office at 4:01 p.m. to work second trick assistant chief train dispatcher, a new job that was being established. In 1964 my seniority permitted me to bid this job in permanent and I stayed on that assignment until my retirement Sept. 30, 1981. What a great bunch of men we had to work with in tho~ days! Attend Dinner Chief Jackson Starks and Assis- tant Chief Randy Bennett went down to Charleston and had dinner with Governor Gaston Caperton and lots of chiefs from other fire departments in W.Va. Chief Jackson Starks was pre- sented with a'license plate stating Chiefwhich all chiefs were presented one that attended the dinner. SUPPORT GROUP There will be a Diabetes Support Group meeting held at the Beckley Center for Independent Living at 329 Prince Street on Thurs. June 28 COI~ 8rd AVE. & TEMPLE fir. HINTON, WV~ PHONE 4SS-I$~I ~.,... .::::::i:i~::ili Mark El" n, R. Ph. Four Questions to Ask Your Pharmacist A large number of consumers routinely ask thck pharmacists about over-the-counter (OTC) prod- ucts for headache, cough, cold, skin rash, PMS, arthritis - the list goes on and on. When talking with your pharmacist about such products, ask these four questions: 1. Will this medicine cure my health problem? While most OTCs do not cure health problen relief of bothersome symptoms may be achieved. i 2. How much should I take? The U.S. Food and Drug AdminiStra- tion requires that doses for adults and children be printed on OTC product package materials. Dis- cuss the dose with your pharmacist. 3. How long should I take the medicine? This has much to do with the nature of the condition. If symptoms "come and go," as in the case of fever, headache, and colds, a few hours or days of therapy is usually adequate. 4. Are there activities or other medicines I should avoid while taking this medicine? Medicines which cause drowsiness may inter- about 6 more copies to me, I am a~es.sories., proached his office. A group of boys at 6 PM. fere with driving or the operation of Itlsamazmgtoseethenumberof s m ew Rwer ust enclosing a little sum to cover coats .... were wire ing in N " j BINGO For more information call Betty equipment. And somc prescription I am a subscriber to the paper and ,students mad parents that do not belowtheCabinandexchangedhand BingoeverySat.night.FastBingo Hall at 255,4364 or ~sta Maddy at medicines mayinteract with OTC have been receiving it in thematlfor~ ~ze they~W)ve the right to buy wave greetings with fireman:Joe starting at 6:30 and other at7:~ 255=01Z~2 or 1-800-545-BCIL. medicines. several years. And I always read it ou~ide the scl~fbol system. Foryears, Sullivan when suddenly, only sec- with much interest, perhaps, the selection of their pur- onds later, at 5:25 p.m., there was a Again, thank you 8o very much chases have been made by different burst of black smoke, a lot of escap- for your cooperation and for your methods, suchasasmallcommittee, ingsteam and a very loud explosion. ..:::::::::.. kindness. I am truly grateful,an individual decision, or a large The engine cab was blown about ~..'~: ~;" CAMP MEETING group decision. The individual has two hundred feet into the air falling : ii) llth. Annual Camp Meeting, been under the impression that his in New River about I00 feet below i.: beginning Wed. night July 4th. money had to be spent the way this the railroad tracks. The engine ::ii~-:'.: ......... ::"::" ;" .:. ......... ::. throughJulyBth.~osez'vicesdaily, selection was made. boiler, after tearing down thesignal " WEST I RGINIA POWER 1:30 and 7:30pro. Services will be in Wouldn't it be disappointing to mast, traveled through the air the Gospel tent, behind the Church have someone select our lunch for us making a complete end over end 7111!i:~: oftheLivingWord, Rt. 60 Hines, WV each day, and we would find our- tumble as it went past the telegraph "".:';:.;;';;" GAS SERVICE ( Located between ]~nalle and selves paying for a hamburger with office tearing out a great amount of ......... Rupert). Different ministers and mustard and onion when we really rail and ties and leaving nine loads singers will be ministering daily, wanted a T-bone steak with a baked of coal derailed behind. One of the Leon Goad from Galax, Va, July potato and salad. The only thing heavy steel rails was bent into rain- :~: 4th.; Roy Kilgore from Ohio; Ernie equally disappointing would be ifwe bowshapeasitcaughtonthefrontof Taylor and Randy Ueary from only had enough change for a candy the boiler. For several" minutes, Tampa, Fla.; Varney family from bar and a glass ofmilk and someone scraps of metal and debris fell like NOW YOU CAN LEVEL YOUR HEATING COSTS Portsmouth, Ohio; James Couch had already selected for us a full large heavyhail around the accident FOR THIS WINTER. from Ky.; Dempsey Montgomery course meal. scene. fromJackson,Ohio;E.L.Wrightfrom Next year's graduating class - AnAtlasTransfertruckdrivenby With West Virginia PowerGas Service's (WVPGS) Madison Heights, Va. Billy Ross and Senior 1991 - you do have a choice, O. O. Lilly was traveling toward singersfromColumbus, Ohiowillbe you do not have to buy within the Hinton on Route 20 alongside the Equal Payment Plan, you can choose a more ministering July 6th. and many school system. Your money is your tracks and a short distance hack of convenient method to pay your natural gas bills by more. money,and this is your graduation, the engine when the explosion oc- EveryoneWelcome!Sponsoredby After twelve years of accomplish- curred. He reported he was engulfed spreading the annual cost over twelve monthly the Church of the Living Word and ment, climax it the way you desire, Paster Charles Spence. not by letting someone doyour think- bYdebrisSmOkebeganand fallingfire andonSmallthe roofbits Ofof payments, ing for you. the truck. He immediately stopped Sincerely, CarolynPhipps and crawled under the dash for pro-There is no charge for this service, but you do Specific Goshen tection. Letters are welcome, but only a Rainelle, WV 25962 have to act now. Apply for WVPGS Equal Payment ' selection will be published. Prefer- will be to lot . of 3oo Plan before July 13 to take advantage of this easier words or less, Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must and more convenient way to pay your natural gas be signed and must include an ad- dress and phone number. The tele- bills. phone nur~ will not be published. ON THE HINTON BY-PASS Letters wtll be edited for grammer, spelling, taste, syntax, and libel. HOME OF THOSE DELICIOUS HOT DOGS For more details, refer to your WVPGS Customer Names will not be withheld. Addreu them to Letters to the Information Manual or call 466-3731. Editor, P. O. Box I000, Hinton, WV 25951. "~, Find Out If We Can Give You A Better Buy on We offer a full breakfast menu. Medicare Supplement Insurance Collfor details, choice dinners. Our salads No Obligation. and desserts are made fresh daily. J.R. 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