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This folder contains approximately 20 columns and other newspaper pieces written by Cummings, most of which are entitled either “Our Weekly Message” or “Our Weekly Visit.” The names of the papers rarely appear on the clippings; according to the Register, “Our Weekly Visit” appeared in the Grantsville News, with “other featured columns” published in the Huntington Herald-Dispatch. Other examples of these recurring columns can be found in folders 2 and 3 of this series as well.

Topics of columns in this folder range from death and eternity to George Washington’s birthday to the various meanings of the word “pound.” Other items include a letter to the editor of the Grantsville News written under the name “Parson Jones,” and a sermon entitled “No Permanent Peace While Sin Rules,” which appeared in the Charleston Gazette on November 16, 1931.

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Appalachian Studies | Christianity | Digital Humanities | Rhetoric

Series III. Folder 1. Articles, 1931-1965