Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on August 6, 1972 · Page 21
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August 6, 1972

Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 21

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GAZETTE-MAIL Charleston, W. Fa., 4usust «, J97J ECOND ROMT IB State Republican Convention Kicks Off Campaign far 72 ,rv ^,\v-s' The Associated Press It wasn't a ringing endorsement but former Gov. Cecil Underwood appar- Underwood Buries the Hatchet ently buried the hatchet Saturday in the longstanding fued between himself and incumbent Gov. Mooore. PROMINENCE REGAINER Cecil Underwood Smiles From Speakers' Table With State Sen.Louise Leonard. iWhile introducing the party's congressional candidates to the State COP Convention here Underwood de- farted from his remarks to mention hat the Moore administration had teen "very efficient and good for all Sie people of West Virginia. : "He (Moore) deserves your support," Underwood said. ; Underwood later said that in his · new duties as president of Bethany ; College he would not have much time this year to spend on the campaign trail but when he did have time he would be out endorsing the Republican ticket. ·» THE FORMER GOP governor had pointed out that any of his opponents within the party saw his return to the field of education as a blessing, but he told the convention: "Please remember it was in Bethany where Lazarus was raised from the dead." Following his e n d o r s e m e n t ^ Moore, Underwood received a standing ovation from the 2,000 delegates attending the convention. Underwood was unsuccessful in 1968 when he opposed Moore in the GOP gubernatorial primary. Since that time, he has had his own faction of support in the party which at times has been a thorn in Moore's side. '/ *}'· ALL ALONE IN A CROWD R. B. Swanson AWAITING HER CUE Page Terry Ryan Recognition as the youngest GOP candidate at the convention went to 20-year-old Tony Henni (center), a candidate for House of Delegates from Mingo County. He is flanked by Jody Smirl, R-Cabell, and Dave Hatfield, a delegate from Mingo County. Staff Photos By Ferrell Friend Only Rand McNally Knows Always on Sunday by Terry Marchal McNutt is gone. There is, however, some question about whether or not it was ever there. McNutt is -- or was a small community about four miles north of the Braxton County seat of Sutton. It's on U.S. 119. At least that's what maps say. And who am I to argue with Rand McNally? But I went to McNull a couple weeks ago. And it wasn't there. MOST BIG maps of West Virginia indicate that McNutt is located in a very strategic place, where the road to Morrison Ridge runs into U.S. 119. In the event you've never heard of the road to Morrison Ridge, it is one of the most scenic little highways in the state. The road is about 20 miles long. It winds through the beautiful Braxton County countryside, past. Kanawha Run, along the enchanting Holly River. It terminates at an intersection with W. Va. 20 at Hacker Valley, in equally beautiful Webster County. And. according to rnapmakers, it begins at McNutt. Sine* I was determined to travel th« scenic Morrison Ridge way to Webster County, I had to find McNutt. FRUSTRATED in the attempt, I found myself at a service station in Sutton. I pleaded with an attendant to help me find McNutt. "What's it near?" the young fellow asked, leaning on my car window. "What's it near?" I repeated. "It's supposed to be near Sutton, just three or four miles up U. S. 119." The fellow gave me a puzzled look. He turned away from the car and yelled into the station to a fellow attendant. "Ever hear tell of a place called. . . what is it?. . . McNutly?" "McNutt," I corrected. The other attendant shook his head. "We never heard of it," the young fellow said, returning to my car window. "Maybe you got the na:r.e wrong." I insisted I had the correct name. "It's on U.S. 119 about four miles from here," I said. "I got it straight out of Rand McNally." "McNally?" he asked. "What is it, McNally or McNutl?" "It's McNutt," I grumbled. "McNally is the name of the mapmaker. . . " "Well, he's wrong. There's no McNutt around here. Where are you headed anyway?" "I'm going to Holly River State Park. I have to make a turn at McNutt." "That's over in Webster County. Maybe that's where McNutt is. Now you want to get to Holly River from here, you go out to Laurel Court on 119 and turn right. Takes you right there. But I can't tell you about McNutt." "LAUREL COURT." I mused. "Is that the road to Kanawha Run?" He nodded. "Well, that's supposed to be McNutt." "Nope," he insisted, "that's Laurel Court." T asked I he young man if he had any maps--since I hadn't brought one along. A He went into the station and returned with a map. He unfolded it and we studied it together. "Right there," I pointed excitedly at an area near Sutton. "Look there." Sure enough, there was McNutt staring out of the map, "Well, I'll be darn," the fellow said. "That's supposed to be Laurel Court. I guess you're right. I never heard it called McNutt. But. that's sure enough where you turn to Kanawha Run." *· SATISFIED that I was right, I left the station and drove along U.S. 119 to the junction with the road to Morrison Ridge. As I made the turn onto the scenic roadway, I spied an elderly man making his way along the roadside, bending over a cane. I stopped and yelled at him, "Is this McNutl?" He looked up and down the roadway. "This is Laurel Courl." he said. "I never heared of (hat other place." ADDED ATTRACTIONS Brenda Barton (left) and Urita Lanham Draw Customers DIFFERENT GENERATINS BUT NO GAP HERE Former U. S. Sen- Chapman Revercomb (left) And Robert Wallace, Vice Chairman of State Committee From Upshur County OLD ADVISING THE YOUNG Former Charleston Mayor John Shanklin (left) and Joseph Lau rita Just n/OTjg for the ride wag lO-ycar-old Kelly R'/cin, rfniiobfrr of rfp/pcjnre Rose Rjynn of Pnrkcrabi:rg. Kelly irhiicd awnu most of her hours nt. the Cine Center Saturday o / n n i p ; pancr dnlL; from prof/cm )?.-,· 7 r l u / r her m o l l i o r tended to t'nnigs politico/.

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