Published On: Thu, Jun 19th, 2014

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Thursday,

June 18, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

 

1964 World’s Fair -

New York City

It was a big trip with lots of looking crowded into four full days, but we saw some of about everything. It will take some time to digest everything. But it is a worthwhile trip and some say it will be the last on such a magnificent scale because of the huge costs.

General Motors is said to have spent forty million dollars on their exhibit, but they can and do handle 5,000 visitors an hour so it is good advertising.

And so is West Virginia’s Pavilion good advertising.

Of course, it should be economically run and the money well accounted for, but we need to be there. Not all states have exhibits but many more people will know about West Virginia when the Fair is over. Seven attractions in Pocahontas County are listed on the big State map. A short walk through a coal mine brings you out to a display of our beautiful glassware. And the glass blowers showing their skill in actual work is a star attraction. A mountain top home will be given to some registrant. A six minute movie plus other exhibits give a picture of radio astronomy. There is a glassware shop, a souvenir shop, and a restaurant with modest prices. I forgot the cardinals in the cage as you enter…

 

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Zincraff, of Louisiana, a daughter.

Born to Sergeant and Mrs. Kenneth E. Willis, a baby boy, named Kenneth Bryan.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James C. Musgrave, of St. Albans, a daughter, Julie Lynn.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Edward Long, of Buckeye, a daughter.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Anderson, of Huntersville, a son, named Clyde Monty.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Cromer, of Marlinton, a son, named Randall Wayne.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Malcomb, of Marlinton, a son, name Kevin Thomas.

 

DEATHS

Mrs. Christine Adele Ruckman, 66, widow of Dennie Ruckman; burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Mary Wooddell Varner, 68, of Arbovlae; member of the Presbyterian Church and lifelong resident of Arbovale. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Pat Gay, 87, died of injuries received when hit by a car on Thursday. Born at Edray, a son of the late Joseph and Betty Gay. Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery.

William Cody Wyatt, 69, a native of West Virginia, and veteran of World War I. Burial in the Veterans’ Cemetery in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Ambrose A. Yarrell, 87, of Durbin, received fatal burns at his home. A member of the Nazarene Church at Frank, a retired employee of Pocahontas Tannery and a farmer. Burial in the Goodsell Cemetery.

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