October 25, 1962
From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp
Joe Roy killed the first bear ever to be killed in West Virginia by a bow and arrow on the head of the North Fork of Cranberry last week.
He was camped with his son, Joe, Jr., Robert Swinehart, who is booking agent for Howard Hill, the famous archer, who came to West Virginia on an exhibition tour last year and visited the Roys on Williams River, O. H Haught, of Fairmont, and Marvin Almon, of Louisville, Kentucky. They were all hunting for deer with bow and arrow.
Austin Sharp, of Frost, and son, Dale, of Charleston, were out in the car on October 16 about four o’clock in the afternoon, a few miles below the tower on Paddy’s Knob. They cut off the road, through the Dave Byrd Hackin’. They came to a sodded place, grass about 18 inches high, and at a water hole they saw a varmint the likes of which they had never seen. It had a small chubby head, big neck, big body, was a fur-bearing animal with about an eight-inch tail, dark brindle in color and weighed over 100 pounds. It would have been a good shot but the guns were not ready and Dale had an injured ankle that slowed him. After coming home and telling about their experience, some fellows who were camping there said it must have been a wolverine; they had seen them in New York and Pennsylvania and the description fitted exactly.
A new pulp yard has been opened in Marlinton on the C&O Railway’s siding opposite Coca Cola Bottling Company. Phil McComb is operator of the new enterprise, one of the many being promoted to increase our forest industries.
It will take about eight years to complete but the groundwork seems to have been laid for the building of a scenic highway from Gormania to a point outside of Richwood that will open up some of the finest scenery in the world. It will go through some “endless forest” in Pocahontas that only hardy hunters and fishermen have enjoyed.
FROM L. D. SHARP
My friends, there is a very important question to decide at this coming election – whiskey by the drink. If you never take the first drink, you will never want the second. It is said 65 percent of highway accidents are caused by drinking drivers and they say we have 45,000 alcoholics now and are going to have to build more rooms to take care of them. There are enough church members to kill this bill if they all vote against liquor by the drink, and every good citizen should vote against such a bill…May God help you to go to the polls and defeat this awful bill, liquor by the drink.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert LeRoy Butters, of Huntersville, a daughter
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Hefner, of Marlinton, a son, Larry Kevin.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Brock, of Dunmore, a son, John Martin
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Rose, of Marlinton, a son.
John Neighbors; burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Nora Ann Withrow, aged 79; burial in Clawson Cemetery.
Louise Coyner Brown, of Clover Lick; born Grace Louise Jackson Coyner, the daughter of Mary Louisa Ligon and Jacob Jackson Coyner; funeral service at Grace Church at Clover Lick; burial in the Ligon Family Cemetery at Clover Lick.