Recently I learned who left the Sept. 28, 1972 edition of the Waverly Watchman for me at Printex. Bill Stubbs told me he did when he visited me at the Pike-Adena hospital.

Here are some items from that newspaper ...

Stockdale News — no byline so I don’t know the reporter. Mr. and Mrs. Clarence “Dutch” Magaw (also nicknamed “Mr. Republican”) visited their son and daughter-in-law, Mr. & Mrs. Donald Magaw at Xenia over the weekend. Donald was celebrating a birthday. Others that visited was a cousin, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Stone and family.

Note: Early in writing Pike’s Past, Dutch loaned me some old photos to copy and added much information to go along with those. One photo was of the GORDON one-room school that “Dutch” attended for eight years, which sat east of Stockdale. Later after closing, the school went up for sale. “Dutch” purchased it, moved a little farther south, and made his family home. He invited me to visit, and I saw what a homey place he made of it.

Dutch is buried in the Beaver Union Cemetery. Here is a photo of Dutch and his wife’s stone.

Other news included this church notice of a revival at Beaver Chapel United Methodist Church at the junction of Red Hollow and Coal Dock roads. Note: This is now a non-denominational church. The weekend revival starting Thursday night Sept. 28 and concluding Oct. 1.

The evangelist was Rev. Woodrow Trainer (of Beaver and retired D.T. & I. Railroad employee). There will be special singing each night beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Note: I knew the late Mr. Trainer and enjoyed his company and preaching (once at our church).

Remy’s Chrysler-Plymouth car sales were advertising the new Dart car as well as the Dodge club cab truck. At this time, the dealership was located at 507 East Emmitt Ave. in Waverly between the Marathon station and the Ponderosa Restaurant.

One death notice I’ll include here is Earl D. Leeth. Services were held at Fort Mayer, Virginia, chapel on Sept. 28, 1972 for Earl D. Leeth, 50 of N. Springfield, Virginia. Burial followed in Arlington National Cemetery.

Mr. Leeth attended Western Local and Ohio State schools. He joined the Navy and retired after 20 years as a Lt. Commander. Then in 1964, he joined the Naval Research Laboratories in Washington D.C.

He was the son of Roy and Hazel Leeth and was survived by his mother, 3 brothers; John R. and Roy D. of Morgantown, David B. of Chillicothe; 2 sisters, Carma L. of Waverly and Mrs. Donna Careron of Hillsboro.

Note: I worked at Mead with two Leeth brothers from Morgantown several years ago.

This is dedicated to all those mentioned here and their families.

By the way, the Prussia church (featured in the June 5, 2019 Pike’s Past column) is no longer standing on Prussia Road.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.