Thursday, August 23, 1962
From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
It seems Mrs. Minnie Kessler walked off of the back porch of her home near Cass and saw a large rattlesnake. She got the broom and hit at the snake several times and didn’t faze it. So she went for a hoe. They had a specially made hoe with an extra- long handle. Anxious to kill the snake, she brought the hoe over her back, but instead brought the telephone line down, breaking the hoe handle. Undaunted, she killed the snake with the broken handle.
G. A. Bowling bought the 35 acres sold by the county court on August 7 for $250. The County Court had been stumped for a while as to why they had this land and finally they learned it had been deeded to them as payment for a hospital bill years ago.
Sergeant Joe Sharp was home on a short leave recently. He is a member of the Special Forces now training native soldiers in South Viet Nam and returned there after being here. Shortly before coming home he had killed a cobra and his team had killed a nine-foot tiger.
Roger Cain, 17, son of Earl Cain, of Cass, was accidentally shot by Bob Bond, 13, Sunday night as he was playing with a pistol that he thought was empty. He was hit in the abdomen and underwent surgery for the removal of the bullet.
Mrs. Harold Elmore, of Smyrna, Georgia, and her son, Rev. Harold Thomas Elmore, and sons of Charleston have returned home after spending several days at their home here.
The Seebert W. S. C. S. met last week with Mrs. Susie Pyles as leader. A surprise birthday party was given for Mrs. Harold Elmore following the meeting.
Cecil Carpenter has returned home from Pocahontas Memorial Hospital. He was hospitalized several weeks for severe burns.
Ernest Sams caught a nine and one fourth pound mud cat fish on a fly rod and night crawler while camping at Camp Med-Bank here.
Pocahontas County will almost be first in its Centennial Queen Contest on September 5. Grant County pulled a surprise and is staging one this week.
The number of contestants is increasing daily but more are needed in so important a selection as this. Here is a list of the things that will be considered in the judging: physical beauty, intelligence, knowledge of State, personality, background (education, activities, etc.) physical poise, grooming, articulation and style.
A Marlinton redhead, Frances Ann Harper, 19 years of age, has been appointed a princess in the Court of Queen Silvia XXVI, of the Mountain State Forest Festival, to be held in Elkins the first week in October.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William W. Harper, of Marlinton.
At two o’clock Saturday, August 11, 1962, in the Russellville, Ohio, Methodist Church with the Rev. Edward Linville officiating, Miss Eleanor Gibson became the bride of Jack Gay.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Gibson, of Russellville, Ohio, and her husband is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gay, of Buckeye.
The maid of honor was Miss Ruth Gibson, sister of the bride.
Robert L. Gay, of Columbus, Ohio, was best man for his brother.
Mr. and Mrs. Gay will reside in Camden, Alabama.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Morgan, of Marlinton, a son
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Barnett, of Mace, a daughter, Mary Vona
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Green of Quincy, Massachusetts, a daughter, Dawn Teresa
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Houston Jefferson, Jr. of Cleveland, Ohio, a daughter, Sarah Renee
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Miller, of Ronceverte, a daughter, Pamela Gail.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Dunbrack, of Marlinton, a daughter, Angela Doreen
The body of Lonnie Waugh, aged 80, who had been missing from the Andrew S. Rowan Memorial Home since Thursday, August 2, was found on Friday, August 17, in Potts Creek, about 23 miles south of Covington, Virginia. The discovery was made by a resident of the area, A. Walker Sizer, who was mowing a field. Police said the body was found 8 to 10 miles from the rest home. Dr. Edward Bowles, acting Allegheny County Media examiner, listed cause of death as accidental drowning. He placed the time of death as August 4.
A search by authorities had covered six counties of Virginia and West Virigina without success.
Graveside service was conducted by the Rev. Rex Ball at the Indian Draft Cemetery.
Guy N. Dalton, Sr., aged 61, died in the Pocahontas Memorial Hospital on Monday, August 20, of a heart attach. A farmer, he was a member of the Methodist Church; son of Mack Dalton, of Sinds Grove, and the late Henri Etta Webb Dalton.
Joseph Arthur Shafer, aged 80, formerly of Renick, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Johnny B. (Madeline) Hill, of Hillsboro. The son of the late Augustus and Sally Ann Hume Shafer, he was born October 12, 1881, on a farm at Renick and spent his life there until he became ill several years ago and lived with his daughter.
Ralph Darrell McLaughlin, aged 30 years, of Akron, Ohio, was killed at work in Cleveland, Ohio, Saturday, July 14, 1962. He is survived by his parents, Guy and Dessie Queen McLaughlin; his wife, three children and three sisters.