Published On: Wed, Mar 1st, 2017

Fifty Years Ago

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Thursday, March 2, 1967

Snow on Monday and through the night piled up to a depth of from seven to 12 inches and gave school holidays Tuesday and Wednesday. Last Friday there was a regular blizzard but not much accumulation of snow. Temperatures plummeted from 4 to 10 below on Saturday.

HOSPITAL

The nurses at the hospital have accepted the raise offered by the Board of Trustees and all will continue working.

Farm Credit Anniversary

What will farming and ranching be like 50 years from today?

Will there be rust-free wheat, cotton without weevils, corn that will withstand ravages of hail or drought, citrus groves capable of defying frost? Will livestock be housed in air-conditioned parlors? Will the basic implement be an electronic computer?

The predictions of presidents of the 12 Federal Land Banks will be sealed in a time capsule at Larned, Kansas, March 27, the Golden Anniversary of the first Federal Land Bank Association in the United States. The answers will highlight the 100th birthday observance in 2017.

See related article, page 10 in this edition.

Visitors Center

U. S. Senator Robert C. Byrd (D. W.Va.) announced today that construction of the new Visitor Information Station at Cranberry Glades is nearing completion and a dedication ceremony has been tentatively set for August 26, 1967.

“It is extremely pleasing to see this visitor center develop from a dream into a real tourist attraction for this historic and colorful section of West Virginia,” Byrd said. “I join with the U. S. Forest Service in expecting this facility to become one of the major attractions of the Appalachia region. It could offer tourists one of the most pleasurable experiences of their trip through the mountains.”

FIRES

Last Thursday at Dunmore a trailer home belonging to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Simmons was completely destroyed by fire, with all their clothes and household belongings. The Simmons have six children, including a 12-day-old baby. Mrs. Simmons got the children out without harm but inhaled a lot of smoke herself.

On Saturday, the two-story home of Woodrow Kershner on Droop burned, a total loss. The Marlinton Fire Department arrived only in time to save some outbuilding. The cause was not known…

Saturday night a house on Route 39 below the cemetery road belonging to Mrs. James Smith was damaged by fire starting from a furnace pipe. The house was occupied by Mr. and Mrs. William Finchum and young son.

To Charleston

The 17th annual “Know Your State Government Day” will be held March 6 in Charleston. A boy and girl from the junior class of every high school will attend. Those from Pocahontas with their sponsors are:

Green Bank – Robert A. Crist and Rebecca Taylor; Virgil B. Harris, principal.

Hillsboro – Earl Burks, Jr. and Sharon Wilfong; Charles Moore, principal.

Marlinton – Elizabeth Graham and Roger Madison; H. A. Yeager, principal.

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Reinholt, of Renick, a son, named James Homer.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Homan, of Minster, Ohio, a daughter, named Lisa Ann. The mother is the former Nancy Defibaugh.

DEATHS

Mrs. Mabel Milligan Price, 80, of Marlinton; widow of Calvin W. Price, longtime editor of The Pocahontas Times. Born at Staunton, Virginia, a daughter of John Whitfield and Florence Lockridge Milligan. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Jasper E. Jackson, 85, of Clover Lick, a son of Warrick and Louise McCarty Jackson. Burial in Poage Lane Cemetery.

Mrs. (Wallace) Mary Evelyn Dilley, 83, lifelong resident of Pocahontas County. Born at Harter, a daughter of the late Rev. Thomas W. and Margaret Ann Kelley Hogsett. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Roy J. Doerr, 66, of Marlinton. Born at Elkins, a son of the late William F. and Ida McCauley Doerr. Burial in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery at Elkins.

Mrs. Maggie Judy McDonald, 82, of Bartow; preceded in death by her husband, Philip. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

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