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Hinton News Tues. July 13, 2010 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 Small Engine Repair Now Open For The 2010 Season! Rt. 3 Talcott Hours: Tues., Wed., Thurs, 8-4 Monday through Friday, or send this coupon to the address below and we will bill you for your 52 week subscription. Tools For Rent! Name Address (please print) City. State Zip. L TEAR & MAIL TO: THE HINTON NEWS P. O. BOX 1000 HINTON, WV 25951 J Letter to the Editor Searching for Dear Editor: I am looking for a former classmate because we are going to have our 40 year class reunion. I forgot her married name but came to either Hinten or Cowan years and years ago and visited her. I have lost all contact with her and I am trying to find her to let her know about our upcoming reunion and she is invited. Could you please print something in the paper for anyone that knows her to call me or write to me. This is what I know about her. Nancy Barker lived in Ellenboro, WV with a sister and a half brother. She went to Harrisville High School, in Harrisville, WV and left either in 1969 or 1970. She met a construction worker who was quite a few years older than her. They moved away and had three daughters. If anyone knows her or knows where she is please call me or write. Our Reunion is scheduled for July 30-31. MY name is Barbara Chaddock Home Furnishings Warehouse Hinton, WV 25951-0432 304-466-6220 after hours 466-3936 Fax 304-466-5936/2009 TRY AND BEAT OUR PRICES ON THE FOLLOWING: New Furniture at Used Furniture Prices: Chime Clocks, Appliances - L/R 2 pcs. suites - Table w/chairs - Hutches - Beddings - Rugs (10 year manufacture warrantee). Discounted Sewing Machines Re~ner and imy email address is: renner@wildblue:net. My address is: 8499 Arvilla Road, Friendly, WV 26146 and my telephone number is: 304-758-2081 Please help me find her. Thanks Barbara Renner Friendly, WV Letter to the Editor Litter's Dear Editor, I would like to open up a discussion with any of you who wishes to respond to this letter to the editor. I'm trying to understand what it is that motivates you to litter. It's not like you litter once or twice, but you do so apparently just LETTERS POLICY Letters are welcome, but no more than one letter each month will be accepted from the same writer. Preference will be given to letters of 300 words or less. Longer letters may be shortened or rejected. Letters must be signed and must include an address and phone number. The telephone numberwfll not be published. Letters by E-mail will not be accepted unless followed up with a signed letter. Letters will be edited for grammar, speUing, taste, syntax, and libel. Names will not be withheld. Address them to Letters to the Editor, P. O. Box 1000, Hinton, WV 25951. as a manner of waking up in the morning. Please try and explain to me and to many others what satisfaction or thrill you get out of sullying our beautiful land. What degree of happiness to you attain by making someone else clean up after you? Does it make you feel special to see others give up their time and energy on a Saturday in the heat of a day picking up what you have left behind? IS littering your answer to doing something positive for society and the community you live in? Is it you can't read and understand the English language concerning the many signs posted along our highways citing the unlawfulness of littering? I for one will tutor you in reading if that would get you to stop littering. Just imagine a West Virginia country sidewhere you can ride your vehicle, motorcycle, horses etc and not be concerned with taking a photo at a picturesque spot and have to contend with litter or discarded tires in the photo. Or how about a litter free lake or river without empty Styrofoam cups of bait, fowled lines and tackle along the shore line? Or bett~r yet a lake orJrlve~ ~vhere you have to be Concerned about your kids or grandkids stepping on a broken bottle or can in the water? Any litterer that can honestly state a positive contribution to our community that littering does, please don't hesitate to enlighten me and the many volunteers that spend countless hours cleaning up after you. Well be waiting your response. John F. Vuolo Hinton, WV 25951 COMMISSION MEETING The Summers County Commission will meet at 9:00 a.m. in the County Commission Office at the Courthouse on the first and third Mondays of the month. In the event that a holiday falls on a Monday, the County Commission meeting will be moved to the following Tuesday. The next session of the County Commission will be held on Monday, July 19. Contact Mary Beth Merritt, County Clerk at 466-7121 if you have questions or if you have items for the agenda. AL-ANON Are you troubled by someone's drinking? A1-Anon Family Group can help. To help them, you have to help yourself first. Meeting every Tuesday 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. at 411 Temple Street.. For more information call: 466-2760. Regina Gwinn Eckle LUTCE Agent 211 Pleasant Street Hinton, WV 25951 Bus: 304-466-3290 Fax: 304-466-3298 Car and home combo. Combine your insurance and save big-time. It's that easy. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there;" CALL ME TODAY. 1 State Farm Mutual Automobile'lnsurance Company, State Farm Indemnity Company 090?133 State Farm Fire and Casualty Company Slate Farm Genera Insurance Company,81oom ngton, IL TRAIN DISPATCHING OVER ALLEGHANY MOUNTAIN AND NEW RIVER DISTRICTS DURING THE '40s & '50s Part 11 Last week I wrote at length about our late friend, my most memorable train dispatcher, Mr. Frank Hill, Who, for many years, ran trains over Alleghany Mountain. This week I want to give some report about the other train dispatchers who were responsible for .handling the movement of trains over the same territory in the early '40s namely, William Arthur Sutherland, Elliott Tazewell Bruce and Aubrey Gaston Tigrett. All of these gentlemen helped me tremendously during the '30s while learning the work of a telegraph operator at "OX" Cabin, Moss Run,, Va., and continued to help me after I was employed in 1939. Back in che 1880s and 1890s, when the C&O, as well as other railroad companies, needed the service of a train dispatcher, they were at will to promote whomever they chose regardless their line of work. For instance, train dispatcher Frank L. Cox, whom everyone respected, was promoted from the train conductor seniority roster. From about 1900 until 1919, telegraph operators were selected from the telegraphers roster but not in seniority order. In other words, selected because of their desire to better themselves and because of their railroading ability. Beginning about 1919, when vacancies occurred, the need for train dispatchers were bulletined to agents and telegraph operators and the senior men seeking the promotion were given first choice. The examination they were required to take was very hard to pass and many who tried failed in their efforts. All employees, in those early days, were very loyal to the company and devoted to their work. This was especially true of the train COMMITTEE JoI~n Henry Days Committee will meet Thurs.,July 15 at 7:00 p.m. at the Talcott Fire Dept. Everyone welcome. Long dispatching class and in return railroad officials gave them almost unlimited authority. A lowly telegraph operator dared not cause the dispatcher to become irritable. .Many did and found themselves on the road seeking employment on another line. But make no mistake about it. It worked both ways. Many times the train dispatcher caused a telegraph operator to become upset and in turn was cursed out leaving the operator no choice but to simply move on for employment elsewhere. Train dispatchers were very immaculate in their dress code. A three piece suit, white starched shirt, polished shoes on their feet and the latest style hat covered their head. We remember the derby hat of the '20s, the sailor straw of the '30s and the felt hats of he '40s. The vest was usually left Unbuttoned, watch in a side pocket with chain crossing over the tie to a pocket on the opposite side. Most worked with their coat on but some removed the coat and donned black sleeve protectors and a green eye shade to soften the glare from overhead lights. William Arthur Sutherland, called "Bill" by his peers, was employed as a telegraph operator by the C&O Dec. 20, 1907, was promoted to train dispatcher Dec. 11, 1912 putting in most of his service mowng trains over Alleghany Mountain. His assignment Was 4:00 p.m. until 12:00 midnight in the office on Ridgeway Street at Clifton Forge, Va. A soft spoken man having very little conversation with telegraph operators along the line of road except in the line of duty. He retired on pension Sept. 17, 1942. Elliott Tazewell Bruce was employed by the C&O as a telegraph operator Jan. 1, 1902. He was promoted to train dispatcher May 21, 1917 working his first day at Thurmond, WV. Mr. Bruce's assignment was 12:00 midnight until 8i00 a.m. and, whiJe,a student .: BINGO Bingo every Friday night at the Hinton Senior Citizens Building on Second Ave. Doors open at 4:00 p.m. starts at 6:00 p.m. Summers County Circuit Court Petit Jury - July 2010 Bryan Lewis Adkins, Howard Arnett Adkins, Barbara A. Allen, Leslie Ann Ayers, Arthur E. Ball, Jr., Marsha S. Basham, John Martin Bauer, Sara Marie Bennett, Drema Ann Blevins, Karen Keever Bollinger, Kathryn Elizabeth Blose, Edwin Joe Bowles, Deborah K Bowling, Joy Lee Bowling, Donna J. Bowyer, Judith I. Brown, Andrew Lee Cart, Amanda Ellison Clark, Mary Lisa Clemmer, Henry Denton Cole, Bonnie J. Cook, Suzanne M. Crook, Debora R. Cyrus, Jeffrey S. Davis, Kenneth Abraham Dunn, Carolyn Sue Eller, Matthew Francis Enright, William Mark Fox, Theta M. Harris, Bonnie Kay Harrah, Nancy Louise Hartwell, Kathy S. Harvey, Maureen Moore Hayes, Amanda Collene Hayles, David L. Honaker, Robert R. Hudson, Jr., Justin Ray Jones, Caleb Wayne Keneipp, Earl V. Kesner, Frank Buford Kirkham, Romanda M. Madison, Ralph Gerald Martin, Deborah June McNeer, Samuel A. Meador, Jr., Barbara Dean Meadows, David Bradley Meadows, Peggy Sue Meadows, Martha L. Merrill, Sterling Neil Morgan, Roger Lee Mullins, Robert L. Neely, Richard F. O'Brien, Joseph Andrew Pack, Ruth E. Pack, Justin Scott Persinger, Phyllis Jean Price, Jerry T. Ratcliffe, Keith A. Rogers, Brian Anthony Runnheim, Loretta Carol Sears, Joshua Paul Southern, Janice Kay Sears, Shawnna M. Toth, Karl Eric Trolenberg, Geoffrey David Tuckerman, Bonnie Lynn Ward, Deborah Jane Ward, Thomas R. Ward, Jessica Dawn Williams, Eddie Gene Wills, Ray Wood, Mary Lou Workman, Amy Leigh Wyrick, Edward M. Yates, Mary Dolores Young. Summers County Circuit Clerk Linda S. BrUmit Take the H&R Block Income Tax Course to learn how to prepare taxes like a pro. Class times and locations are flexible to fit your current job, school and family schedules. Not only will you learn a new skill, you could earn extra income as a tax professional.* Enroll now! Bilingual courses are available For class times and locations, visit H&R BLOCK" 02010 HRB Tax Group, Inc. *Enrollment restnctlonf, apply. Enrollment in, or completion of, the H&R Block income Tax Course is neither an offer nor a guarantee of employment.** Fees for course materials may apply. Valid at participating locations only Void where prohibited. H&R Block ~ . H&R Block 102 Goheen Street 321 Third Avenue Lewisburg. WV 24901 Hinton, WV 25951 Phone: 304-645-6199 Phone: 304-466-1511 r. Fax: 304-645-5886 Fax: 304-466-6477 Mon, Thur & Fti 9am - 5pro Mon 9am - 5pro TOPS "T, TOPS WV 207, Hinton i~ ~a support group for those whd .are striving to lose weight. You~ are welcome to meet with us"o,~r. Thursday 5 to 7 p.m. at:-t~ Shepherd s Care Worship Cent~ Stokes Drive. :: ':'~i at Moss Run, I felt a little intimidated by his gruff voice. But when I became personally acquainted with him in 19391 found him to be a very nice man whose voice just happened to sound like it was coming from an unfriendly person. He died Sept. 17, 1944. Train dispatchers in the 1940s were assigned six days per week. The relief man for train dispatchers workingAlleghany Subdivision was Aubrey Gaston Tigrett who began his railroad career as a telegraph operator at Moss Run, Va., Jan. 30, 1917 and was promoted to train dispatcher Aug. 7, 1929 at Hinton, Aubrey's father, Adolphus Given Tigrett, was employed as a telegraph operator Sept. 26, 1892 and work second trick Moss Run, Va., for many years. He died April 2, 1938 soon aider taking a position at BS Cabin near Boys Home, Va. Aubrey's mother, Mary Eva Tigrett, was employed as agent-operator Oct. 6, 1912 and was freight agent at Callaghan, Va. She retired early 1939 and died Aug. 31, 1944. Mr. & Mrs. Tigrett resided in the agent's house beside the depot where she worked. Mr. Tigrett rode a three wheeled track velocipede to and from work at Moss Run. Aubrey's brother, Robert D. Tigrett was employed as a telegraph operator at Hinton Jan. 31, 1919, left the C&O April 5, 1934 and went with the N&W Railroad as a telegraph operator. Robert, known as "Bob", died Nov. 25, 1973. Aubrey also had a brother-in-law, Charley H. Watts, who worked for the C&O at Clifton Forge as both, train dispatcher and telegraph operator. It was through Charley's recommendation that I was given employment at Clifton Forge in 1939 starting me on a 42 year career. Help Is Just Around The Corner. Railroad Avenue, Alderso~, WV Call: 445-2920 William Downing Plumbing Repairs W. Va. Master Plumbing License Gas Piping / Water Heater / Boilers Hinton, WVa (304) 466-5469 or (252) 671-0641 CommHHit an " New Enroll Now The Ten Year Comprehensive Educational Facility Plan for Summers County Schools will be on review for the next four weeks at the Summers County Board Office, 116 Main Street, Hinton, WV 25951. A public hearing on this plan will be held on August 9, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. at the Summers County Board Office. The public is invited to be present, to submit statements and testimony and to question county school officials at this hearing. The plan will be submitted to the board for approval at the scheduled board meeting on August 11,2010.