A look back at the newspaper's archives from 50 years ago.
100 Years - Ago
August 1, 1912
Dr. Lockridge, owner of Minnehaha Springs, invites camping parties to take advantage of the beautiful camping grounds and fine fishing around the springs. The only charge will be for bathing privileges at $2 per week. The hotel accommodations at the springs is yet somewhat limited so far as rooms are concerned, but fine table board can be had at a reasonable rate. Necessarily the patronage of the springs has been continued to the local people, but this has been so liberal and the people have been so well pleased with the fine water and baths that Dr. Lockridge feels assured the ultimate success of his venture in developing the springs.
On July 18 there were 1,137 prisoners in the State penitentiary. Fifteen of these were from Pocahontas; 11 from Greenbrier; 8 from Randolph; 2 from Webster; Kanawha 75; Fayette 128; McDowell 168; Grant 0 and Pleasants 1.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Houchin, aged three years, died on Tuesday at Seebert. The little body was taken to Bartow for burial.
Hay making and cutting oats is the order of the day. The hay crop is better than was expected.
Uriah Hevener has been trying his new hay rake and loader, and says they work fine. He got his hand caught in a pulley the other day and came near losing his hand.
Mrs. Sam Rider is no better at this time.
Jess Shears has been hauling tanbark to Durbin.
Mrs. Ella Barlow still continues poorly.
A. C. Barlow's hand is getting some better.
Ira Silva, who has been visiting his sisters here, went to Sweet Ohalybeate Springs, Va., and was married to a Miss Carter on the 17th, and returned with his bride to spend a few days here before leaving for their home in Washington state.
Claude McLaughlin received some painful injuries a few days ago by a load of hay upsetting on him.
A little leaky for hay making; the hay and oats crop is very fine. Quite a bit of hay has been made.
Auctioneer Swecker will sell lot of fine furniture at Thornwood Saturday, the third, and a lot of household goods at Durbin the 10th.
There was a big flood at Belington and Philippi last week. Great damage was done.
Dr. Moomau and Dr. Little are making wonderful improvements on their property.
Brown McLaughlin left Wednesday for the Davis Memorial Hospital at Elkins for treatment. James Brooks accompanied him to the hospital.
Schuyler Fitzgerald died at his home near Wesley Chapel, Monday morning, aged about 63 years. He leaves a wife, two sons and three daughters and many friends to mourn his loss.
Someone ought to kill a big snake soon, or a bull moose.
T. A. Sydenstricker threshed his crop of wheat making an average of 25 bushels to the acre or 1,253 bushels. Most of the wheat in the Levels is fine.
M. L. Isbell and wife expect to leave soon for Hot Springs, Ark. for the benefit of Mr. Isbell's health, which has not been good for some time.
Miss Mattie Beard is visiting her brother in Culpepper, VA.
We had a very hard rain with some hail and heavy wind, on last Wednesday, which uprooted apple trees at different places.
Mrs. W. J. Yeager and children, of Marlinton, are visiting Mrs. Yeager's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Hull.
The Burning Mountain Oil Company has resumed work again; we hope they will soon get oil and boom our town.
The Liberty and Greenbank Sunday schools will give a picnic in the grove at Liberty Church on Saturday, August 3. Bring your dinner so you can spend the day and have a good time.
H. M. Lockridge is on a business trip to Belington.
Henry McComb lost a fine mare last week.
Bunk Jordan has been on the sick list for quite a while.
Our farmers are now busy harvesting. The wheat and oats crops were unusually good and the hay crop while not so good, is much better than last year.
Quite a few people went by here Sunday to visit Minnehaha.
Moser B. Herold, who will soon open a store at Minnehaha, returned Friday from a business trip to Charleston and other points.
The severe windstorm last week blew the Masonic emblem off their hall over the Presbyterian church and did considerable damage otherwise here.
August 2, 1962
Gerald Davis recently enlisted in the United States Army and reported for duty on Wednesday in Beckley.
Dewey Sharp was injured in a fall from a horse Saturday.
Elbert Phillips, of Mill Point, was feeding his hogs one day last week when he noticed a wild turkey near the pen; after calling his wife to help, they caught it and put it in an empty chicken house.ﾠ The turkey was so poor its breast bone showed sharp through the feathers and it died in about an hour.
4-Hers shivered in 36 degree temperature last Friday at Camp Pocahontas. Light frost was reported in the Frost Area.ﾠ That's a little chilly for July.
Edward Lane, who lives at the Winters Cochran place at Beard, was mowing grass along the fence last week.ﾠ His little dog gave a bark and there in the grass he found a big black rattler. He went to the house for his shotgun and the snake was still there when he got back, so he finished it.ﾠ It was 43 inches long and had 8 rattles.ﾠ In 15 or 20 minutes he returned and found a second one, a big yellow rattler, 38 inches long with 7 rattles, but some had been torn off. This was the first rattler killed near the house in 15 or more years. A neighbor, Pete Jacobs, skinned the snakes and is going to make two belts, one for himself and one for young Rocky Lane.
This story comes in a round-about way from an observer.
It seems traffic was proceeding along a road in the Levels and the occupants of one car spied a woman's handbag on the roadside.ﾠ Quickly the car was stopped, the handbag picked up, and travel resumed.ﾠ In a minute or two the car screeched to a stop, almost causing the cars behind to pile up, and people poured out all doors.ﾠ It seemed somebody's idea of a practical joke was to place a black snake in the handbag.
Sixteen county Scouts camped at Buckskin Scout Reservation last week. Johnny Mallow and Tom Long were chosen candidates for Order of the Arrow. Counselors were Charles Edward [McElwee] and Jimmy McComb, of Marlinton, and Orville Sheets and Jamie Sheets, Green Bank.ﾠ Boys were Johnny Kenney, Donnie McElwee, Bobby McComb, Johnny Mallow, Wayne Harper and Steve Jack, Marlinton; H. L. Harper, Akron; Tom and Norris Long, Butch Snyder, Larry Wooddell, Bob and Danny Sheets, Paul Grandon, Green Bank; Jim Hill and Sam Wilfong, Durbin.
State 4-H Camp
State 4-H Boys Camp is in session this week at Jackson's Mill under the direction of B.ﾠG. Coffindaffer and C. P. Dorsey, State 4-H Leaders.
Attending from Pocahontas County are Joel Callison, Gary Hollandsworth, Beard; Clarence Davis, Jr., Buckeye; Samuel Sheets, Green Bank; David Sheets, Huntersville; Riger Irvine, Cloverlick; Junior Fertig, Marlinton.
Mrs. Andy Brooks, of Dunmore, has returned home from a 2,000 mile tour of upper United States and Canada. She accompanied her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Claysmith, and daughter, Claire, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Poage, of Buckeye, a son, David Eugene
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Sharp, a son, Garnie Virl
Born to Dr. and Mrs. Randall C. Cutlip, of Ames, Iowa, a son, Michael Curry
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde G. Bussard, of Washington, D. C., a son, Philip Allen.
Mrs. Amanda Gilmore Moss, aged 77; born at Vago, a daughter of the late J. W. and Annis Gilmore.
Lemuel Howard Sizemore, aged 63, of Dunmore; a mowing machine operator with the State Road; husband of Thelma Ann Sizemore. Death was attributed to a heart attack.
Lonnie McLaughlin, aged 53, died of hardening of the arteries while on a bulldozer on a road construction job. He was rushed to a hospital in an emergency car but was dead on arrival. He was a son of the late Balphor and Myrtle Cole McLaughlin.
July 26, 1962
Speaking of rattlesnakes, Mrs. Shirley Robinson [Robertson] shot one in the yard at her home below Hot Springs, Virginia. The snake had 14 rattles and a button. The family had been playing with some pups in the yard and had gone in the house when a child came in and told of a snake in the yard. She shot it with a pistol. Shirley is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Jeffries, of Marlinton.
In a thrill packed Little League Area Tournament held at Burr Field, Ronceverte, the Marlinton Little League upset Rainelle 3-2 in a tight pitchers' battle and then went on to out-slug the hard-hitting Ronceverte team in the championship game, 12-6. Against Rainelle, Marlinton had to beat the fastest pitcher they have faced all year in David Hizer who had seven strikeouts. Richard Wright, the Marlinton right-hander, did equally well and held Rainelle to a scant five hits. Tommy Clutter and Richard Hall teamed up to win this game in the last of the sixth inning. Hall walked, stole second and third and was driven home by Clutter's twisting infield single. Teddy Dunbrack came through with a clutch single to drive in runs in the third, scoring Johnny Kenney and Donald Skaggs. The entire infield played great defensive ball sparked by sensational fielding plays by Skaggs, Kenney, Kenneth Nottingham and Ivan Withers. Hall, Clutter and Tom Lane each caught long fly balls to back Wright's fine pitching.
The fine teamwork of the Marlinton boys and their fine condition is largely due to the great efforts of Delmas Barb, who worked many hours with the boys. He won the plaudits of fans and players alike as he umpired at Ronceverte. The folks of Marlinton have every right to be proud of this fine young man who will be a senior in our high school. He is a great ball player and now has shown the ability to teach others - what a coach he should make.
The largest camp in Pocahontas 4-H history opened Monday at Camp Pocahontas with 226 club members attending. Twenty-six are enrolled in the charting class. Chiefs and Sagamores selected to lead the Indian tribes are as follow:
Delaware Chief, Lamar Wooddell, Green Bank; Sagamore, Bob Young, Durbin.
Cherokee Chief, Karen Mullenax, Boyer; Sagamore, Joel Callison, Beard.
Mingo Chief, Beth Kellogg, Marlinton; Sagamore, Donna McCutcheon, Frank.
Seneca Chief, Eugene Davis, Cass; Sagamore, Martha Sheets, Green Bank.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cutlip, of Marlinton, a son, Terry Lee
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Poage, of Buckeye, a son, David Eugene
Mrs. Amanda Moss, aged 77, of Marlinton
Mrs. Elza Jane Riley, aged 76, of Arbovale; wife of the late Squire Joseph Riley; lifelong resident of Arbovale, and member of the Arbovale Methodist Church.
Paul Peter Hollandsworth, aged 56, a lifelong resident of Droop and a carpenter by trade.
Marion McCoy Sharp, aged 72, of Marlinton; son of the late William and Laura Ann Malcomb Sharp; a 55-year member of Fairview Methodist Church and a retired farmer.
Mrs. Hazel Virginia Lewis, aged 41, of Renick; a member of the McMillion Methodist Church at Friars Hill.
Marion Elmer Shinaberry, aged 76, of Green Bank; a lifelong resident of Pocahontas County, a member of the Arbovale Methodist Church, Huntersville Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, a merchant and a farmer.
Leonard Clarence Ryder, aged 33, a native of Pocahontas County, died in the Lutheran Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, five hours after being injured in an accident. Born at Thornwood, he was a son of John C. and Minnie Mullenax Ryder.
July 19, 1962
On Monday, July 9, Jasper Pennington and his son, Jesse, were down at the Hevener's hackin' after raspberries when they killed a big black rattler. It was 43 inches long and about 3 to 6 inches around. It had eight rattlers and a button. Jessie just missed being bitten by it.
Mrs. Leah Boggs did not beat Beryl Bumgardner in having ripe tomatoes but she had both corn and tomatoes on the 10th of July. Roy Dever had corn on the 12th.
One day a man who lived near here came into the Curry's Super Market and told the proprietor that he was looking for P. C. Curry. After hearing that he had passed away, this man, who now lives far from here, said that several years ago he had cheated P. C. Curry out of four dollars and that he could not live with it any longer. He gave the money to Wilbur Curry and asked him to give it to P. C.'s wife.
The Marlinton Fire Department answered two calls the past week. Last Wednesday a fire burned over about ten acres near the Fairgrounds and on Sunday afternoon a fire destroyed a barn belonging to Charles Lightner at Green Bank.
The Board of Directors of the Marlinton Little League announced the selection of its Tournament team of all-stars as follows: Armond Paul Broce, Thomas Lee Clutter, Theodore Oliver Dunbrack, Richard Wayne Hall, Robert Anthony Hilleary, John Walter Jett, John William Kenney, Thomas Alex Lane, Kenneth Karl Nottingham, David Michael Peacock, Henry Richard Shinaberry, Donald Early Skaggs, Ivan Wendell Withers, Jr. and Richard Lewis Wright. All of these boys are eleven or twelve years old as required by tournament.
A total of nine county livestock men attended and participated in the Annual Livestock Field Day and Livestock Judging Contest held last Saturday at the University Animal Husbandry Farm near Morgantown.
Moffett McNeel, Jr., of Hillsboro, was awarded the Bronze Medal in individual competition for accumulating the third highest points in the contest among 103 individuals competing. He scored a total of 265 points out of a possible 300, being topped only by a tied score of 267.
J. C. Hill, also of Hillsboro, distinguished himself as a sheep judge by making a perfect score of 100 points only to lose first place honors in the lamb weight judging.
Others in attendance at the annual event were J. Z. Johnson, Lewis Gay, Delbert and Steve Moore, Forrest Beard, Sherman Beard, Dick McNeel, and County Agent Walter Jett.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Donald Rogers, of Marlinton, a son, William Mark
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dewey McLaughlin, of Marlinton, a son
Mrs. Grace Poage Harter, aged 76, of Lewistown Pennsylvania; born at Poage Lane, daughter of the late Quince W. and Mattie Mann Poage
Mrs. Anna Clark Kelley, aged 74, of Hillsboro, died in Norfolk, Virginia, while visiting her son.; she was the daughter of Preston S. and Josephine Livisay Clark.
Willie L. Lambert Jr., aged 38, of Arlington, Virginia, formerly of Green Bank; a member of the Green Bank Methodist Church and a disabled veteran of World War II. He died in a Washington, D. C. hospital.
July 18, 1912
J. W. Carpenter received a severe cut on the head by his axe catching on a limb, but is getting along nicely.
John Davis' little boy stepped on a piece of glass one day last week and cut his foot very badly, but is able to get around again.
Nathan Bliffin had a sad accident one day last week when the horse, on which he was carrying lunch for fifty men, became frightened and scattered the contents of the large baskets for a half a mile through the woods. Bliffin was seen for two days gathering up the utensils in a sack, but he still wore the usual smile.
Fred, Ed and John Campbell, of Warren, Pa., caught 1405 fine trout on Tea Creek recently.
Ed Cogar and Bud McComb killed a very large rattler last Friday.
J. E. Cruikshanks has the prize garden of the mountain; new potatoes and beans for two weeks and pea vines eight feet tall and still growing.
Fine growing weather; grass, corn, oats and buckwheat are doing well. We predict good crops, with a little more rain. The wheat crop was very heavy.
W.A. Gladwell is on Laurel Run this week, working roads and killing rattlesnakes.
There is a good deal of sickness in the community. Mrs. Siveley, of Cass, has typhoid fever and was taken to the hospital.
A number of the young people of Dunmore gathered at the home of H. M. Moore's last Monday evening, July 15, in honor of Miss Louise's birthday. The Dunmore Cornet Band were among the guests present and delightful music was furnished which was enjoyed by all present. The music was interspersed by games, after which, delicious refreshments were served. Among other presents a handsome water set was presented by the Dunmore Cornet Band.
At 12 o'clock the lights were extinguished and the candles on the beautiful birthday cake were lighted. The young people all tried their fortunes by blowing out the candles which afforded much amusement. At a late hour the guests departed, after expressing the delightful evening spent.
We are having fine growing weather, hot and plenty of rain. Corn is making a rapid growth; wheat is fine and mostly put in stack, oats promises a big yield; meadows are very good.
Fenton & Pyles' sawmill will be in readiness for sawing this week.
Hevener Dilley, with a force of hands, done some fine work on the lane at C. L. Moore's place. Hevener says he wants to fix the the rough places so the man who takes so many eggs to Marlinton will not break them.
Cecil Dilley is able to be around again.
H. P. McLaughlin has rheumatism, but is able to be around.
Miss Mae Wooddell, of Greenbank, gave a dinner party to a number of her young friends last Thursday. Those present were Misses Lillian and Nettie Sutton, Flossie and Annie Conrad, Eva and Fay Wooddell, Flora Gillispie, Inez Lowance and Mrs. Rose Sutton. The day was enjoyed by all.
Mrs. Margaret Wilfong, wife of Henry Wilfong, departed this life July 11, after a short illness. Funeral services were conducted by her pastor, Rev. W. F. Lowance, at her home, after which her remains were laid to rest in the Oliver graveyard.
The new road at Thomas Barnett's is completed, and its a daisy (sp). Bring on the automobiles; the bicycles are spinning over this road with a fine grace.
The hay crop will be light. Hot weather and fine showers make a fine season.
A Reward of Fifty Dollars will be paid for evidence leading to the conviction of any person or persons guilty of placing dynamite in the streams of Pocahontas County for the purpose of destroying fish.
J. A. Viquensey, Game Warden
July 11, 1912
In attempting to drive across the railway track at the Marlinton station last Thursday morning at 10:30 July 4, in front of the fast approaching passenger train, Albert Shaheen was run down and received injuries from which he died five or six hours later. He was thrown in the air, came down between the boiler and fender and was carried a hundred feet or more. His horse was killed, being thrown upon the platform among a crowd of people, and the buggy demolished.
Albert Shaheen was 25 years old, a native of Lebanon, Syria, and has been in America seven years. He was a cousin of J. Hamed, of this place, and is survived by parents, four sisters and two brothers, one of whom, N. Shaheen, lives at Arbovale. The other brother is in the Argentine Republic. The deceased was a Christian, a member of the Mission Church at Lebanon.
Mrs. Anna Gum Harper
On Saturday forenoon of last week the sad intelligence was sounded over the phone that Mrs. Frank Harper had suddenly dropped dead. The community of Academy was so shocked that a numbness, amounting almost to paralysis was produced in the life of the neighborhood.
Mrs. Harper had been feeling unusually well that morning and had busied herself about the house during the earlier hours. About nine o'clock she went into the garden to dig a few potatoes for dinner, much against the protest of the younger members of the home.
It was while at this task that the summons came. She knew the voice of her Lord. Upon the features of her gentle face, whose expression calmed the troubled spirits of her loved ones and neighbors so often, the divine hand wrote this message for the comfort of those from whom she was so suddenly separated, "At Rest."
The seasonable rains bid fair to bring the belated hay crop up to the average. The wheat in Pocahontas is away above par. The corn crop as usual after hanging between life and death comes forth into robust health and will make a good crop. Potatoes are flourishing and the fruit upon the trees, after being despaired of, shows an average yield. There is a divinity that shapes the farmer's ends, black hue them as he will.
Cloudburst in Ronceverte
At about 3:10 p.m. Friday, July 5, a cloudburst occurred just north of Ronceverte, bringing the greatest disaster ever visited upon this section. It struck at the head of the little creek which follows the course of the Lewisburg pike until the limits of the city is reached, thence following Frankford Avenue. The large culvert recently completed to convey the stream under Frankford Avenue proved inadequate for this deluge.
Torrents of water overflowing the streets was the first signal of the unusual storm. Soon a stable on the north end of the avenue floated from its foundation, crashed into the warehouse of R. W. Simon, poultry shipper, and collapsed. Still the water rose higher and another stable washed away. Later, with a terrific crash, a two-story building belonging to D. C. Davis, broke in two, partially collapsed and floated down to the intersection of Main Street. In an instant this was followed by another crash and the stable of the Denning Livery Company fell to pieces Horses swam and floated to higher ground; buggies, traps and surreys floated down the street and were wrecked by heavy timbers. The flood continued and even grew worse for some time. Intense excitement prevailed, and wherever business could be conducted it was suspended for several hours.
All over the business section of the city water filled the streets and covered the lower floors of business houses to the depth of 24 inches or more. East of Frankford Avenue water reached the window sills of residences.
Wild excitement prevailed for some minutes when a small son of Mr. A. B. McCrary fell into the swift water and was rescued just in time to keep him from going through the railroad culvert.
Telephone and electric wires are a twisted mass, and it will be some days before new poles and lines can be replaced. The electric current is off, with the probability of the city or a portion of it being in darkness. Hardly had the disaster become known before men began work on the wires. West Virginia New.
James Grogg, of near Boyer, dropped dead in his garden Monday morning. He was about sixty years of age. He was a good citizen and leaves a large family.
The big rain in the Hills country washed everything off except Peter McCarty's whiskers.
One man with a big heart in him - Mr. S. S. Varner -has donated one acre of his best meadow land for a graveyard and they are going to put a good fence around it. This speaks well for Linwood.
Mrs. Mary S. Moore took over a half acre of ground around the Joseph Moore graveyard, put up a good substantial fence and a monument to every grave. Some people have respect for the dead as well as the living.
July 12, 1962
We'll regard the lady's desire for anonymity but the story has to be told. About five o'clock in the evening one day last week this lady was driving in her car on the road above the Denmar Hospital through a small wooded section. A brownish-gray animal with a long tail was across the road in one bound. She said it looked like a great big wild cat but had a long tail, and it was about four feet in overall length. It was gone in a hurry and she did not tarry either.
Pat McGurk, age 13, of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, killed a big black rattlesnake at his grandmother's place on Kee Flats. The snake was about four feet long and had 14 rattles and a button. Pat is the grandson of Mr. and Mrs. William Akers.
John Sheets and his family were visiting relatives around Mountain Grove, Virginia, Sunday, July 1. They saw a rattlesnake in the road but every time they made a pass with the car that snake would dodge. Finally John got out and killed it; it had ten rattles and a button.
Robert L. Cutlip received his degree as a doctor of Veterinary Medicine recently from Ohio State University. His is visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Cutlip at present. Mr. and Mrs. Cutlip, Miss Zora Cutlip, Mr. and Mrs. Moffett McNeel attended the Commencement exercises at Ohio State.
During a meeting of the Board of Directors held Monday of this week the decision was made to start the Producers lamb marketing season on Tuesday, July 17, as it was announced here by Association Secretary Walter E. Jett.
"Early lambs are ready for market and should be selected and sold as they reach a market weight of about 90 pounds," observed Mr. Jett. Lambs are one class of meat animals that can and are grown and fattened to the highest quality on mild and grass, and like a peach, should be picked and sold as they ripen, concluded the County Agent.
Mrs. Judson Howard and young son and Mrs. Darel Underwood arrived in Frankfort, Germany, Tuesday morning to join their husbands who are stationed with the U. S. Army at different bases in Germany. They went by plane from Charleston Monday and will be overseas for two years. Mrs. Howard is the former Barbara Addleman and Mrs. Underwood before her marriage was Bonnie Defibaugh.
Levi Aldean Irvine, aged 77, of Marlinton, born May 3, 1885, son of the late William H. and Emily P. Irvine; member of the United Brethren Church and Odd Fellows Lodge.
Mrs. Paulina (Lina) Shrader, aged 86, of Clover Lick; member of the Mount Zion Methodist Church; preceded in death by her husband John F. Shrader.
George Washington Darnell, aged 72, of Marlinton; son of the late John and Elsie Auldridge Darnell.
Ortha Bryan Beale, aged 65, of Mingo; son of the late Samuel D. and Eva Jane Hamrick Beale.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Lewis, of Renick, a daughter, Debra Lynn
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Long, of Cass, a son, Jack Odell
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Ross, of Marlinton, a son, Randall Alan
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Kellison, of Hillsboro, a son, Billy Joe
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Beecher Hammons, of Marlinton, a daughter, Rhonda Kay
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kelley, of Clover Lick a son, Farrel Gene
June 28, 1962
Larry Arbogast and Danny Kellison shot a 200-pound bear in the Blue Lick country last week. Earl Kellison called Argile Arbogast and his dogs out to get a sheep killing bear. The bear was treed in about half an hour. He fell out of the tree after being shot by the boys and they followed him a little ways and finished him off. It was a small but pretty bear.
The Bartow-Frank-Durbin Fire Department had a call to the Howe's Leather Company right after their fire meeting Monday night. The damage ran to several hundred dollars. Plans are being made for fire drills each week for the Boy Scouts and the Junior Fire Department
New Sales Manager
Joe Furr, a well-known and respected farmer and stockman of Staunton, Virginia, has been employed as Sales Manager of the Pocahontas Producers Livestock Auction Market.
Mr. Furr, during a meeting with the Executive Committee of the Association, expressed a desire to work wholeheartedly for the successful operation of the market and assured this Committee that he would leave no stones unturned to establish a fair and equitable market for all classes of livestock.
The evening of June 21, Miss Martha Irene Edgar, of Hillsboro, celebrated her 13th birthday at her home.
The following were her guests: Elizabeth McNeel, Karen Chappell, Lee McLaughlin, Sollie Workman, Pam Hall, Nora Lou McNeel, Bobby Smith, P. G. White, Jr., Pat Rose and Kathy Beard.
There were games, record playing, gift opening and refreshments.
Marlinton Little League Baseball
CARDS: Ivan Withers, James Pyles, Charles Donovan McElwee, Kenneth Nottingham, Clifford Simmons, Ted Dunbrack, Frank Long, Tom Lane, Cecil Clark, Richard Dean, Ted Sharp, John Sparks, James Brown, Billy Maddy, Ronnie Evans, Roger Sharp and Mike Gerrish.
CUBS: Henry Shinaberry, Scott Sheets, Robert Rose, William Workman, Robert Hilleary, Donald Skaggs, John Hayslett, Richard Wright, Gary Lee Carpenter, Richard Hall, Darrell Friel, David Burgess, James Ramsey, Howard Barb, Tommy Rose and Douglas Wagner.
GIANTS: David Wagner, Walter Weiford, Mike Anderson, Herb McClure, Jr., Mike Cain, John Kenney, John Long, Jerry Stewart, Larry Lacy, Ronnie Carpenter, Tommy Clutter, Dale Sheets, Larry Broce, Willie Sparks, Eddie Carr, Larry McCune, Dewey Hoover, James Baxter, William Corso and Johnny Cain.
YANKS: David Peacock, Doug Morrison, Brent Withers, Paul Broce, Tom Moore, Barry Buzzard, John Jett, Eddie Stemple, Zed Weatherholt, John Mallow, Dewayne Tacy, Orval Beverage, Terry Richardson, Tom Morrison, Ronnie Peacock, Mike Maddy, Gary Broce, Wesley McCune, Tommy Miller, Eugene Kramer, Calvin Jackson and James Buzzard.
Miss Delores Jean Hansford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Hansford, of Huntersville, became the bride of Ronnie Leon Ball, son of the Rev. and Mrs. Rex Ball, of Minnehaha Springs, in a double ring ceremony, June 3, 1962, at the Huntersville Methodist Church.
Miss Gloria Evelyn May, daughter of Mrs. Mabel R. May, of Macon, Georgia, became the bride of William Lyle Taylor, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. C. Taylor, of Green Bank, Saturday, June 2, 1962 at four o'clock in the afternoon at Robins Air Force Base Chapel.
On Sunday, June 17, 1962, at 4 p.m., Mary Kemper Hull became the bride of Anthony A. Gum in a double ring ceremony at the Old Stone Church in Lewisburg.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. C. N. Dorman, Jr., of Greensboro, North Carolina, a daughter, Deborah Sue
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry McManaman, of Mace, a son, Barry Vincent.
Mrs. Hazel Weiford Young, of Huntington; burial in the cemetery at Buckeye Presbyterian Church.
Ross Hamrick, of Medina, Ohio, son of Elihu Hamrick, of Slaty Fork.
Mrs. Della E. Ray, aged 67, of Ashland, Kentucky, formerly of Marlinton; a member of Marvin Chapel Methodist Church at Mill Point.
John William Eagle, aged 86, formerly of Renick; retired farmer and brother of Mrs. A. W. Hill.
Mrs. Mattie Eulalia Kerr, aged 88; widow of George Porter Kerr and lifelong resident of Arbovale.
Joseph Harding Bankhead, aged 56, of Washington, D. C.; engineer on the new Dulles International Airport; husband of Frances Edgar Hill, father of Delia Edgar Bankhead.
100 Years-Ago in The Pocahontas Times
June 27, 1912
Mrs. W. B. Gatewood, of Peru, Indiana, was brought to the Hinton Hospital yesterday from Marlinton where she was taken ill during a visit to her father, B. M. Yeager. Mrs. Gatewood was accompanied by Mrs. Howard, formerly a nurse of Marlinton. Mr. Gatewood was summoned from his home to be at his wife's bedside. A serious operation was performed yesterday by Dr. Miller and the hospital staff and latest reports are that the patient is resting comfortably with [a good] prospect of recovery. The Hinton Herald
Mrs. Sallie O. Collins, wife of Chas. P. Collins, died at her home at Sunset, Friday, June 21st, and was laid to rest Sunday on a hill overlooking her old home. A beautiful Christian character from girlhood, an irreparable loss has been sustained by her large family and circle of friends.
In the case of Mrs. Wilfong versus the county court, an effort was made to effect a compromise of a suit for damages in the amount of $1,000 for injuries received on the public road by being thrown from a horse... The plaintiff was present in person and by attorney McClintic. The court saw no reason to believe that injuries other than of a transient nature were received by Mrs. Wilfong. Seventy-five dollars was tendered by the court as compensation for disability sustained, which was rejected.
The 4th at Minnehaha
Preparations are going merrily forward for a big red letter day at Minnehaha Springs on July 4th. Several of the prominent stockholders in the game and forest preserve company, which controls 20,000 acres alongside the new summer resort town, will be present and conclude arrangements for bungalows to go in this year.
Brass band music, daylight fireworks together with gas balloons and gas airships will be leading features.
Someone took the harness off of Wallace Jackson's horse Saturday night. Next day the horse was found on Stony Creek only a mile or so from home. The horse was taken from the hitching place near the bridge.
Mr. and Mrs. Ira Brill are at home from their wedding trip.
The Rev. Hudson, of Monroe, and the Rev. S. B. Hannah, Jr., of Rockbridge, will dedicate the new Presbyterian Church at Linwood Sunday, June 30.
Dick Long is in jail on a charge of bootlegging in the lumber camps west of Lobelia.
O. L. Orndorff was badly hurt last Friday by his horse taking fright at an auto and, throwing him from the buggy, dragged him some distance by the lines becoming wound around his hand. He was carried home from Arbovale Sunday on a stretcher, and it is feared that he will not get well.
Wilbur Clark, of Marlinton, passed through town Monday in his automobile, enroute to Durbin.
Mr. Abbott, of Marlinton, was here Saturday and Sunday giving Isaac Barlow some lessons on "chaffeuring."
Our little town will soon be able to boast of two or three automobiles.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Everett Herold, a fine, eleven pound boy. Mother and baby are getting along first rate, but Everett's actions indicate suppressed hilarity which is likely to break out at any moment.
John W. Adkison has got a phone now. He reports it much company to him.
Edward Sheets made a flying trip to Buckeye last week after Mrs. Maud Hayes.
D.W. Loudermilk has got his artificial hand and it proves to be very beneficial to him.
Anderson Barlow is in Baltimore with his wife who is unable to come home.
Fifteen of the neighbors got together and hoed Anderson Barlow's corn, potatoes and garden.
We are having fine rains. Vegetation is much revived. Wheat harvest is coming up fine.
We can say with a clear conscience that French Sutton has done some sensible work on the roads. French is working with pick and shovel putting in culverts low enough that when you drive over them you don't have a knot jerked in the back of your neck.
C. B. Swecker was badly burned by a bottle of carbolic acid coming open in his pocket.
While holding his horse for an automobile to pass, Oscar Orndorff was thrown to the ground and knocked insensible. He was not seriously hurt, but badly jarred and bruised.
The meeting continues with good crowds in attendance. The services are being held in a tent, and it is estimated that between five and six hundred people attended the Sunday morning service.
A wagon load of Dunmore people and another from Wesley Chapel attended the meeting Tuesday night. They did not seem to mind the rain.
The stork paid a visit to the home of Oda Wooddell and left a fine young blacksmith.
Fifty Years Ago
June 21, 1962
For the first time since early settlers began shaving shingles and hickory brooms in the Pocahontas County hills, a major outlet for native handicrafts is opening its doors to serve tourists who visit this scenic area. This outlet is located in Arbovale on the Sutton property adjacent to the Community Center. The shop, which will specialize in Alleghany Handicrafts, will be known as the Deer Creek Crafts Shop, and will be under the management of Mrs. Ellen Martin. It will be staffed by civic-minded community ladies who, like Mrs. Martin, will be serving on a voluntary basis.
About sixty people picnicked at the Pocahontas Camping Area on June 10 and a larger number attended the unveiling of a marker at the Huntersville Jail in memory of Editor Paul Haddock by the Pocahontas Beautiful Commission Sunday afternoon and toured the jail building.
The history of the jail was given by Mrs. Mabel Barlow, which began... "There are two old structures, one, the county jail, and the other a shed-like office building of brick and wood that remain to show that Huntersville served for 70 years as the county seat of Pocahontas County."
Squire Pierson was over to see L. D. Sharp on his 90th birthday last week. Mr. Pierson came into this county in 1912 selling shoes. Mr. Sharp is the only one living of the many well-known men he sold shoes to on that first trip.
Attending Presbyterian Pioneer Camp at Camp Shaw-Mi-Del-Eca last week from Marlinton were Harriet Goddin, Cindy Colburn, Joan Eye, Barbara Vanscoy, Nancy Diller, Sherry Beverage, Dannie Meeks, and Dale Hollandsworth; Mrs. Carl Gladwell, Miss Eleanor McLaughlin and Mrs. Murrill Colburn served as counselors.
Land Judging Winners
The Hillsboro High School FFA Chapter Land Judging Team placed first in the Greenbrier Valley Federation Contest at Union on June 4.
Members of the winning team were Tommy Cook, Joe Hollandsworth, Lloyd Arbogast and June Landis. Tommy Cook and Joe Hollandsworth respectively were the individual high scorers among the forty-eight participants from twelve high schools.
Home Demonstration Club
The Minnehaha Springs Home Demonstration Club met at the home of Mrs. Ernest White, Jr., on June 6. Mrs. Guy Sharp was in charge of the lesson which was Interior Design. In designing a room, beauty is that quality which should give pleasure to the senses and lifts the spirit.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Taylor, of Dunmore, a daughter, June Allison
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Moore, of Durbin, a son, Charles David
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Glen Gibson, a son, Harlon Ezra
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cain, a daughter, Carolyn Louise
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold McCall, a daughter, Kathryn Darlene
Mrs. Nellie F. Sheets, aged 70, of Marlinton. Born at Hillsboro, the daughter of the late Thomas and Serene Smith; wife of the late Fred L. Sheets.
Mrs. Reta Moore Fenwick, aged 56, of Charleston. Born at Huntersville, the daughter of the late William P. and Maude J. Moore.
William James O'Brien, of St. Petersburg, Florida, husband of Lula Bryan Herold, formerly of Pocahontas County