Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 20, 1976 · Page 81
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Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 20, 1976
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80 --June 20,1976 Sunday (tixetle-Mail Charleston; Weil Virginia CONTESTS Summer Can Be Full Of Fun Things to Do Looking for fun things to do this summer? How about a buffalo chip throwing contest in Texas? A fiddling contest in Alabama? Corn shucking competition in Kansas? Although such happenings seem strange today many are derived from practical skills Pilgrims and pioneers needed to survive. Others provided needed homemade entertainment for isolated communities. The United States Travel Service of the U. S. Commerce Dept. has compiled a list of Americana contests: In the Great Plains, where few trees existed, pioneer families often depended on dried buffalo manure, or chips, and later on cow chips for fuel. Usually one person drove a wagon and others gathered chips. Those who had a strong arm and good aim could fill the wagon more quickly. Contests for distance with accuracy soon developed. 'iBAPTISTTEMPLE v Quarrier Morris Streetl Sunday ; : 9:4S Church l l : ( K ) M i r n i i i K Worship Wednesday * 7:1X1 p.m. Midweek Service Ministering Since 1869 ; GlenH.AsquithD.D. Interim Pastor Roland J. Weisser B.D. Associate Pastor M. Wayne EichB.Mus. Minister of Music Championship contests still are held today -- in Salida, Colo., July 4 and Pierre, S. D., in August. Muzzle loading and firing was no game when settlers' lives often depended on how quickly they could measure the right amount of gun powder and shove round lead bullets down rifle barrels. One of the biggest muzzle loading contests will be in mid-August in Friendship, Ind. Others this summer are in Dumbarton, N.H., and St. Genevieve, Mo. Several big fiddling contests are this fall - theTennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Association Convention Oct. 2 in Athens. Ala.. and the Annual Autumn Glory Festival the same month in Oakland. Md. Before mechanized farming, a farmer's speed and skill in simultaneously picking and husking corn was vital to a successful harvest. A special hook fastened to the picker's palm was used to remove the ear minus its husk. In contests, a 20-minute time limit usually is set and a good showing is 350 pounds. The annual National Corn Husking Contest Ls Oct. 16 in Oakley, Kan. Boyd Memorial Christian Church "Disciples of Christ" Delaware Avenue at Randolph Street Charleston, West Virginia 25302 PHONE: 343-3628 Church School Worship 9:45 10:45 J. Howard Griffith, Pastor Water, Whisky Cost State Much Land Water and whisky -- though not mixed together--cost West Virginia 1,000 square miles of land in 1799. . When Kentucky was formed that year the Big Sandy River was recognized as the boundary between that state and Virginia but there was uncertainty as to whether or not the main branch of the Big Sandy was the Tug Fork or the Levisa Fork. In 1799 a commission was formed to go over the territory and locate the main branch. Actually, the Levisa Fork was-and is-- the larger fork but the commission ran into a lot of rain which flooded the Tug Fork, swelling it to several times its normal size. The rain also chased the group indoors and in the wilderness there was little indoor recreation except whisky drinking. The combination of the swollen stream and inflamed minds led to the Tug Fork being pronounced the main branch and, consequently, made the border between Kentucky and Virginia. The decision deleted about 1,000 square miles from Virginia, or now from present- day West Virginia. BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH 5028 Kentucky Street South Charleston The Rci: Elizabeth Caudill. I'astnr "Scrring the Community 30 Vear.v*' Morning Worship 9:45 A.M. Evening Worship 7:15 P.M. Prayer Meeting Wed. 7:15 P.M. You Are Expected '--·Free to Think for Themselves... " · Many of the nonconformists who created the United States '200 years ·ago, and others who influenced America in the ensuing decades, were 'Unitarians. Thomas Jefferson. John Adams. Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock, John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster, John Marshall, Millard Fillmore, ·Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henrv David Thoreau, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Susan B. Anthony, William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfel- ,!ow, Louisa Mav Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Harriet Beecher Stowe. Horace Mann, Samuel F.B. Morse, Herman Melville, William Howard -TaTt James Russell Lowell, Horace Greelv. Luther Burbank. Ambrose Bierce, Frank Lloyd Wright. Carl Sandburg, Linus Pauling, A d l a i Stevenson--all these shared Unitarian affiliation. The Kanawha Valley Unitarian Fellowship an hnli«r/in Klrrr i 3 I n Slrf·(. FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF SOUTH CHALRESTOfl In I'M!) the r'irsl lri-*livlcrian Church of Charleston sponsored tin-South Side Mission in the village of .South Charleston, which »a« organized into I he First 1'res.liy- lerian Church of Sou ill Charleston on June 22. 1919. The present church buildings on the corner of "B" slreel and 2nd avenue were he-mi in 1927: tin-auditorium has added in 1910: and thcKdiicalional Building completed in 195.'!. . , Since |9l9lliecliargermemU-p-liaveproHnintoloday s active memhershipo! (ill vtilli -i full program of activities including Women's work. Yough organizations and Ubieties, three choirs, sponsorship of Boy Seoul Troop #9'). and support of t«o missionary families in Brazil, in addition to the Sunday Morning Worship Service. Wednesday Kvening IVayer and Study and Sunday School (.lasses for all ages ami TheVir-l I'resliyleriaii Church of Small Charleston is the Mother Church of three oilier area church'es: Hock Lake, Oaklmrsl and Teays \alley I'n-shylerian Churches and plans in remain a viable force in church and community affairs in the \ alley. , The present pastor is Dr. Edwin X. Grigsby. ,, t Pastors: CHRIST CHURCH UNITED METHODIST Quarrier Morris Streets Aldred P. Wallace RobertE.Dillie Richard C. Holiday J.B.F. Yoak Jr. Dial-A-Devotion 342-2496 8:45 9:45 Worship Service 9:45 a.m. Church School 11:00 a.m. Worship Service 12:10 Sunday Buffet Morning Worship Broadcast overWBES-FM96 Child Care for pre-schoolers Serving Charleston Since 1804 First Chunh Erected in 1815 1827 Beginning of State's First Stagecoach Line The first stagecoach company started operating between Charleston and Lewisburg in 1827. Operated by men named Caldwell and Surbough, the company charged $7 for one-way fare. The coaches ran on the new' ly-opened James River and Kanawha Turnpike, which was extended to the Big Sandy River in 1828. Trips from the Big Sandy to Lewisburg, via Charleston, were made three times a week. The fare was $4.50 from the Big Sandy to Charleston and $11 from the Big Sandy to Lewisburg. By hard driving and changing horses often to cover 70 and 80 miles a day, the trip from river to Lewisburg could be made in two and a half days. Baggage, weighing more than 20 pounds per person, was carried at a rate of $4 per 100 pounds for each 100 miles. MOVING? Sell ihe furmrure and appliances you don't need with a fait acting, io* cost Gazette- Mail Want AC Just call 34B-J84B and let one of our friendly AdVisors help you word your result getting ad 1 Village Chapel Presbyterian Church 39th Street Vehable Avenue, SE--Kanawha City Dr. Conrad G. Crow, Pastor Summer Worship--10:00 a.m. Organized in 1950, the Village Chapel witnesses to the good news that God calls all peoples in every nation to live out their interdependence under god's leading. Commemorative Bell The Gorham Freedom Bell is the official commemorative of the patriotic celebration planned for July 4 by the Freedom Bell Society of America. The bell is sold for $19.76 in stores throughout the country. Part of the sales will be used for improvement of Philadelphia's Independence Hall and other historic structures. The society hopes to have church, temple and other bells ring at noon July 4. Four-Day Event To Mark 'Fourth' MORRIS MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 461 5 MeCorkle Ave., Charleston, W. Va. The first church was built in 1909 at 3510 MacCorkle Ave. with thirteen charter members. In 1956 the church built at its present location an Educational unit and Sanctuary. Just completed this year is an £3,000 square foot Activities Center. Morris Memorial has served the people of the past and is continuing to grow to meet the needs of those of the present and future. Sunday Worship 11:00 The Rev. Larry Greenwood Serving as Minister for past 7 years. Church School 9:45 Classes for all ages Including o class for the retarded. The Charleston-Kanawha Valley Bicentennial Commission has scheduled a four- day Bicentennial celebration July 2-5. Day-by-day, the schedule includes: Friday, July 2--2 p.m., reception and presentation of Bicentennial Lady Award at Sunrise with music by Morris Harvey String Quartet. Arrangements made in cooperation with Woman's Club of Charleston and Charleston West Side Woman's Club. -9 p.m., Costume Colonial Ball in Civic Center Grand Arena featuring Glenn Miller Orchestra directed by Jimmy Henderson. Colonial dress encouraged. Tickets $7.50 per person. , Arrangements made in cooperation with Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and Junor Department of the Woman's Club of Charleston. Saturday, July 3--10:30 a.m., Grand Parade along Kanawha Boulevard from Civic Center to State Capitol. Sen. Jennings Randolph will be parade marshal. Floats will be on display following the parade in Capitol parking lots. Arrangements made in cooperation with the Lions Club of Charles ton. -2:30 p.m., Commemorative ceremony at city levee on Kanawha Boulevard East. Ma'jor address by Sissy Farenthold. chairperson of National Women's Political Caucus. The Declaration of Independence will be read by the Hon. Thornton G. Berry Jr., chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. There also will be special music. --8 p.m., Rhododendron Classic revival of North-South football game at Laidley Field featuring senior high school players from throughout the state. Tickets for the game, sponsored by the Lions Club of Charleston, will be $5 and $6. Sunday, July 4-2 p.m. Church bells will be rung for two minutes as part of a nationwide commemoration of the 'adoption of the Declaration of Independence. --2:30 p.m., Community worship service at Watt Powell Park with guest speaker Jim Carlen, member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and former head football coach at West Virginia University. Contributions, after expenses are deducted, will be given to charity. Arrangements made in cooperation with area ministerial associations, area minister's alliances and area denomination offices. -7:30 p.m., musical program on city levee on Kanawha Boulevard East. The Bicentennial salute in song and dance will be coordinated by the Charleston Performing Arts Council. --9:30 p.m., fireworks from the top of the Charleston National Bank, sponsors of the display. Monday, July 5--Neighborhood Day fea^ luring neighborhood recreation, clean-ups, block parties and picnics. T Sponsoring the day are the City of Charleston, Community Schools Program of the Kanawha County Board of Education, Charleston East End Assn., neighborhood clubs, PTAs, and other community organizations. --8 p.m., Community Square Dance and Hoedown on Capitol Street arranged in cooperation with the Kiwanis Club of West Charleston and Kanawha Valley Square Dance Council. Calvary Baptist Church Maryland Avenue Lee Street West Charleston, W. Va. 25302 The membership of the Calvary Baptist Church salutes our beloved nation on her two hundredth anniversary. We pledge ourselves to a perpetuation of the distinctive beliefs that made our nation great, a vitally important one being, "a free church in a free state." For ninety four years we hove sought to spiritually strengthen individuals and families in the tenets of Christian faith ond minister to them as whole persons. We pray God's richest blessings on us, our sister churches, our community, state and nation as we begin our third century under God. SLAB FORK COAL COMPANY . . . Proud to be producing coal for America. SLAB FORK, WEST VIRGINIA

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