An unknown local correspondent from Banco in Logan County, West Virginia, offered the following items, which the Logan Banner printed on April 2, 1926:
Banco is a flourishing little town at present. The hucksters are now going through twice a week. Lumber wagons and oil rigs. If anyone is looking for excitement, this is the place.
Mrs. C.E. Justice of Elm street is tending to her incubator and the mister is getting ready to run a truck farm this summer.
D.H. Harmon’s saw mill at Spring Dale is running nicely and putting out good lumber under the management of M.P. Barker.
Basil Duty is up with the Lark every morning, ready for his job hauling lumber from Spring Dale to Big Creek. The Banco girls may stay with ‘em “Pal O’ Mine.”
Peter Pinder, the great entertainer, was gently rapping at the front entrance of a private home in Banco one day last week. The lady of the house answered the call. The gentleman said: “Pardon me, please, but I want to read your Banner a few moments while in town.”
Some of the occupants of the Justice apartments on Elm street have moved out and gone to other points.
Earl Justice of Elm street was the all night guest of his cousin, Levi Duty of Squirrel Branch, last Saturday. This place has the same name as of old, but not the same game as of old.
The local sheik of our town was all smiles last Sunday afternoon. Wonder why?
Mrs. C.E. Justice and his son Charles Robert of this place left for Verdunville last Sunday evening where she will visit with her parents for a few days.
Mrs. Sadie Ball and children of Hewett are the guests of Mrs. Ball’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pardue of Banco, this week.
H.F. Lucas was the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Lucas last Sunday.
Mrs. R.L. Barker was calling on Mrs. Martha Sanders last Monday evening.
Wonder why S.S.L. was so lonely last Sunday? Cheer up, Seybert. Lucille will be home soon.
Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Lucas and H.F. Lucas, Misses Norma and Hazel Barker and Bertha Lake were calling on Mr. and Mrs. J.V. Thomas last Sunday afternoon.
Jesse Justice of Elm street left for Earling last Sunday where he will work for a few weeks.
We all expect to hear the chimes of wedding bells at Banco addition soon.
Mr. and Mrs. R.S. Pardue and children were the Saturday night guests of Mr. Pardue’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Pardue.
Journey Ferrell of this place attended the funeral at the Fowler cemetery last Sunday.
Mrs. Taylor Stone and children of Estep were the weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. J.A. Stone.
Miss Minerva Vannatter of Dollie was calling in Banco last Saturday evening.
Wonder why George and Edward Ferrell never call around Banco anymore? Call again, boys. Your sweetie is still here.
Ernest Fugate of Holt was calling on his sister Mrs. Nola Justice last Saturday and Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. L.A. Ellis of Logan were the supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. D.H. Harmon at this place last Tuesday.
Miss Charlotte Chapman passed through Banco last week enroute to Big Creek.