The Board of Education of Lincoln district, in session Saturday, appointed teachers for the various Lincoln district schools for the coming year. Following is a list of appointments for the several schools, as announced by C. H. Salmons, secretary of the Lincoln district Board of Education:
VINSON: Violet Perry
GLENHAYES: Maxie Vinson
DRAGG CREEK: Anna Little
CAMP CREEK: L. B. Copley
YELLOW POPLAR: Anna Branham
LOCUST KNOB: Gladys C. Frazier
BULL GRADED: Vacant
CRUM GRADED: C. F. Harris, Principal; Belle Mills and Myrtle Marcum
STONECOAL GRADED: Lindsey Baker, Principal; Mae Stepp
MARCUM GRADED: J. M. Queen, Principal; Erie Branham, Assistant
WALNUT GROVE: W. C. Mollett, Principal
TICK RIDGE: Vacant
TURKEY CREEK: Edmund Napier
PERRY RIDGE: Anna Deerfield
WELL'S BRANCH GRADED: C. H. Salmons, Principal
WELL'S MOUNTAIN: Mary A. Salmons, Principal
HOOKER KNOB: Nancy J. Perry
DUNLOW GRADED: Vacant
FERGUSON GRADED: H. W. Vanhoose, Assistant
RADNOR GRADED: Ruth Vita Adkins
JACKSON BRANCH: Vacant
GENOA GRADED: Blanche B. Frazier, Principal; Alma K. Walker, Assistant
EFFIE GRADED: Della Parsons, Assistant
BILLIE'S BRANCH: Fred Vinson
THOMPSON GRADED: J. M. Vanderpool, Principal; Jessie M. Vanderpool, Assistant
GRASSY: Moses Marcum
PRATT GRADED: Bertha Marcum, Principal
WALLACE: Hazel L. Perry
VARNEY: Minerva Ratcliff
STEPP GRADED: W. M. Queen, Principal
BEND: J. C. O'Neil
LEFT FORK BULL: J. J. Perry
UNION: Mildred R. Ratcliff
RIGHT FORK BULL: Vacant
WEBB GRADED: H. K. Curry, Principal; Maude Curry, Assistant
LOWER MILL CREEK: Fred C. Perry
HORSE CREK: Florence Meade
HICKORY GAP: H. B. Thompson
HURRICANE BRANCH: Vacant
W. B. Smith, widely known and well-liked citizen of Whites Creek, this week authorizes announcement of his candidacy for Member of the House of Delegates from Wayne County on the Democratic ticket.
Mr. Smith lives near Centerville on Wayne Route 1. He is 52 years old and has been a life-long resident of this county. He received his education in the public schools of this county and at Morris Harvey College at Barboursville.
By profession, Mr. Smith is a successful farmer and dealer in livestock. He was at one time member of the County Board of School examiners. In this capacity he served with Boyd Jarrell, now editor of the Huntington Herald Dispatch. This was about 30 years ago, when Rufus Lester was superintendent of schools.
Mr. Smith is an active church worker and a leading citizen in his community. He is widely known throughout the county. Mr. Smith, both by educational training and practical experience, is well qualified to represent the county in the legislature. If nominated and elected, he would make an able and loyal representative of his home county. His candidacy is cheerfully recommended for the careful attention of Democratic voters at the August primary.
The farmers of Wayne County have reported the estimated condition of crops throughout the county to be as follows: Wheat has a condition of 83 per cent against last year's May 1st condition of 78 per cent, and a five year average 1921-1925 inclusive of 79 per cent. Rye has a condition of 85 per cent compared to last year's condition of 80 per cent and a five year average of 92 per cent. The hay crop is reported at 67 per cent against last year's figure of 85 per cent and its five year average of 91 per cent; while the pasture condition is given at 63 per cent against last year's conditon of 87 per cent, and a five year average of 88 per cent. . . .
The lowered condition of crops at present as compared to the average was caused by the continued winter weather through most of April, causing growth to be retarded. What and rye are reported as being in fair condition, but short. Much damage has been done in the bottom land of some sections where freezing and thawing have occurred.
"Camp Tawanka," the Huntington Young Women's Christian Association camp, will be held in Wayne County again this season. The camp will open in June. The Y. M. C. A. is located on Twelve Pole Creek, just below Dickson. It is reached by taking the road down Twelve Pole from the end of the bridge on the opposite side of the creek from Dickson.
The camp has been improved and enlarged since its opening last year. This year it will be in charge of Mrs. C. H. Carpenter and Mrs. George Riggs of Huntington.
The camp is designated as both a vacation and a week-end camp and is open to any girl or woman who wishes to spend a few days in the country. Special week-end parties will be held during the summer for business girls and Girl Reserves.
On Sundays, vesper services are held at 4:00 o'clock. These are in charge of some of the girls and the counselors. Special visitors always attend these services.
Dinner parties and other forms of entertainmnet are given each Saturday and Sunday during the summer.
The camp is a permanent one with every facility for comfort and pleasure. The Natalie S. Walker lodge is the largest of the buildings. This serves as a dining room and recreation hall. There is a well-equipped kitchen in the rear. Large porches are built on all sides, and these are furnished with lounging chairs and hammocks. Three bungalows furnish sleeping quarters.
Swimming, tennis, hiking, stunts, bacon and marshmallow bats, treasure hunts, baseball, horseshoe pitching, handcrafts and boating are among the most popular activities at the camp.
Ernest Romans was a Wednesday visitor at Fort Gay and Louisa.***Sidney Huff, who has been at work in Westmoreland for the past month, has returned home.***Harve Kites spent a few days last week with his brother in Huntington.***Earl Boothe of Patrick was a business visitor here Wednesday of last week.***
Wesley Huff of Trace was a business caller here Tuesday of last week. Albert Ronk of Wayne Route was a recent business visitor here.***Prince Kitts left Monday for Ironton, where he has employment.***Charley Hatten of Black Fork was a recent visitor here.***Dr. A. E. Evans of Wayne was a Monday visitor here.***Mrs. Mary Jane Viers is very ill with flu.***Ed Wellman and sons were Wednesday visitors at Fort Gay and Louisa.***Sanky Pyles of Whites Creek was a business visitor here last week.***Howard Shannon of Elijahs Creek was a recent visitor here.***Mr. and Mrs. L. F. Frasher of Fort Gay spent a few days last week with Mrs. Frasher's mother, Mrs. Rachel Wellman.***Lafayette Ferguson was a recent visitor at Echo.***Mrs. Nancy Huff spent Thursday and Friday last week with Mrs. Carrie Huff of Big Hurricane.***Richard E. McCoy was a business visitor at Patrick last week.***Wm. Huff was a Thursday caller on Twelve Pole.***E. H. Wellman was a business visitor at Wayne last week.***Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Thompson spent a few days last week with Mr. Thompson's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Thompson of Patrick.***Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Christian and children of Westmoreland spent last week end with relatives here.***Mr. and Mrs. Toney McCoy had as Sunday guests: Mr. and Mrs. Jink Frasher of Fort Gay, Jessie and Ernest Romans, Blanch and Richard McCoy, and Frank and Edgar Wellman.
R. P. Johnson of Wytheville, Va., president of the Lakes-to-Florida Highway Association, of which the Tug River highway through Wayne County is a part, will stop in Wayne on Saturday afternoon of this week, enroute over the Tug River highway on an inspection trip.
The trip is being arranged by Dr. W. S. Rosenhelm of Huntington, who is vice-president of the Association. Dr. Rosenhelm was in Wayne Wednesday arranging for Mr. Johnson's stop-over here Saturday afternoon about 4:00 o'clock. He will accompany the inspection party from Huntington as far as Williamson.
The grading of the Tug River Highway between Williamson and Bluefield is now practically complete, and the last gap near Iaeger in Wyoming County will be opened for traffic next month.
Transcription by June White
Wayne County News