Published On: Wed, Apr 9th, 2014

Fifty-Years-Ago

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Thursday, April 9, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

M.H.S.

We are very happy to announce that our debate team, Carolyn Dean and Marsha Madison, came in first in the Debate Contest at White Sulphur High School on March 14. Marsha and Carolyn will now go to Morgantown. They will debate on the same proposition. Resolved that: Social Security Benefits should be extended to include medical costs.

Charles E. McElwee, Science Teacher, has accepted a grant from the National Science Foundation to study at the University of Wyoming, located at Laramie. The grant is in the form of a sequential program in Chemistry and Physics. Mr. McElwee’s family will accompany him to Laramie.

Boys and Girls in Service

Porter Kellison, of the Air Force, arrived in Anchorage on March 26 and the next day he was initiated to a year’s stay in Alaska with the big earthquake. He was eating supper when the table rose up before him, scattering food everywhere. The lights went out, the walls bulged, and they all ran outside where the ground was coming up like waves on the ocean. They ran to an open field and stayed for awhile. They were able to sleep in their barracks but continued to have tremors.

Private Carol R. Puffenbarger finished his schooling in Aberdeen, Maryland, and was shipped to Germany March 2, arriving on German soil March 11, stationed about 100 miles from Paris, France. They ran into a storm for two days on the ocean and many were seasick. There were 1,555 people aboard the U. S. Naval Ship Upshur, plus crewman.

BIRTHS

Born to Rev. and Mrs. Harold Thomas Elmore, of Charleston, their fourth child and third son, Jonathan Harold.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lee White, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, a son, named Mark Edward.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Fenstermaker, of Bartow, their fourth child and third daughter.

DEATHS

Mrs. Mattie A. Jordan, age 70; born at Woodrow, a daughter of the late John and Christine VanReenen Galford. burial in the Cochran Cemetery.

Mrs. Lucinda Moats, age 93,; lived in Pocahontas County for 60 years; burial in the Asbury Cemetery at Monterey, Virginia.

Mrs. Emma G. Gum, age 86, of Lewisburg, formerly of Marlinton; born at Huntersville, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Dilley. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Woodsie Beverage; born in Randolph County, a daughter of the late Thomas and Mary Houchin. Her family moved to Pocahontas County when she was five years old, where she spent the remaining years of her life.

Frank David Sharp, of Emporia, Kansas; born at Frost, the son of the late Charles O. W. and Amanda Sharp. Brother of George W. Sharp, Summers H. Sharp and Mrs. Icie Dilley.

 

 

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