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Fifty-Years-Ago

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Thursday, March 26, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

M.H.S. Junior Play

Pride and Prejudice

Five daughters (imagine) to marry off! Was ever a mother as put upon as Mrs. Bennet (Sally Rose)? Jane (Diana Robinson), the sweet-tempered beauty of the family, is not apt to prove a problem. Flirtatious Lydia (Karen Colburn) elopes with a penniless but handsome young officer. But Elizabeth (Paula Beverage) is so critical that her good looks hardly count. When her clergyman cousin come to court her, she brushes him off without a second glance. Mama is frantic! Then Jane falls deeply in love with the wealthy Mr. Bingley (Ronnie Roy – a real catch) and it looks as if a romance is possible between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy (David McLaughlin). But Mr. Darcy, a proud young man, is shocked by Mama’s vulgar attempts at matchmaking. He not only whisks himself off to London, but takes Mr. Bingley with him…

The play will be presented in the Marlinton High School Auditorium Saturday night. Admission charges are 35 and 50 cents. Intermission music will be furnished by MHS band directed by Suzanne Jett and Martha Dilley.

 

Wins in Rifle Match

Sergeant Joe Sharp, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, fired in the Inter-Service Rifle Matches at Quantico, Virginia, over the weekend. He won two large trophies and another prize, placing first in the 200 yard slow-fire rapid-fire match and eight in overall aggregate. Sgt. Sharp has been in the service since 1950.

 

Our Boys in the Service

SP.3 J. L. “Bud” Howard spent a ten day leave with his wife, Barbara, and son, Billy, and relatives of Marlinton. Bud has spent the last two years stationed at Hanau, Germany. Mrs. Howard and Billy returned to the States in December 1963. He will report this week to Fort Bragg. N. C.

 

ENGAGEMENT

Mr. and Mrs. John Hause, of Buckeye, are announcing the engagement of their daughter, Dorothy, to Don Kiner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kiner, of Woodrow.

 

WEDDING

Mrs. Edith Dean, of Buckhannon, and William Elmer Kisner, of Bartow, were married at the Methodist Parsonage, at Monterey, Virginia, on March 7.

 

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Herbert H. Sharp, of Stow, Ohio, a daughter, named Debra Anita.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dwain Wilcox, of Sutton, a son, named Derrick Courtney.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elry Curry, of Mill Gap, Virginia, a daughter, named Pamela Joyce.

 

DEATHS

Mrs. Mary Hannah Hooker, age 44, of Miami Beach, Florida; daughter of Mrs. John Echols, of Lewisburg, and the late John Hannah, of Green Bank. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Mrs. Hattie Showalter McClung, age 71; born at Linwood, daughter of the late Jacob Howard and Rachel Virginia Showalter; widow of Hoxie McClung; burial in the Gibson Cemetery.

Morris B. Friel, age 76, of Buckeye; son of the late Newton and Virginia Duncan Friel. Burial in the Cochran Cemetery.

George Douglas McNeill, age 86, of Buckeye; born at Buckeye, a son of the late James and Frances Perkins McNeill. Burial in the Buckeye Cemetery [McNeill Cemetery].

Walter E. Taylor, age 69, of Marlinton; son of Coss and Henrietta Taylor. Burial in the Clifton Church Cemetery to Maxwelton.

Luther Mace, age 69, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Marlinton; born at Dry Branch, a son of the late William A. and Sarah Mace; burial in the Little Arlington VA Cemetery near Elkins.

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