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Thursday, July 2, 1964

From the desk of  Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

 

 

Janice Bailey and Suzanne Jett are working this summer at Lake Chautauqua, New York. Mrs. Wayne Bailey took them there last week.

 

Welcome

We welcome to Pocahontas County the one hundred youthful scientists who have come to spend three weeks amid our beautiful mountains. Two by two they have come from the fifty states, and again on Sunday they made an impressive colorful sight as they unfurled their respective state flags against the summer-green of the trees with the boys all in their navy blue camp blazers.

This National Youth Science Camp, last years a Centennial project, is this year under the care of the Appalachian Study Center at West Virginia University.

This is one of the finer attainments of the State and will show rich rewards in the years to come. The seeds of great accomplishments are here in these superior minds, and this may well be the experience to promote their growth.

An astronaut, Neil Armstrong, will visit the camp next week and the boys will go to Washington the 8th.

 

Dog Days

Someone asked about a difference in Dog Days dates. I had always accepted July 3 to August 11. It seems there was a disagreement on the dates and July 28 to September 5 is accepted in the southern part of the United States while other sections claim July 3 to August 11. The ancients applied the name to the hottest season of the year when the sun rose about the same time as the Dog Star, Sirius.

 

Golf Course

Can you measure the value of a golf course?

Maybe not in dollars, in so much business for motels, hotels, restaurants or gas stations. But it all adds up. And it is a consideration for tourists, for your young people, for newcomers. It is an extra that some have worked hard to secure and hold for seven or eight years for Marlinton. They are seeking new members and more players to take it out of the “shoe string department.”

At the meeting of those interested in the golf course Friday night, one young man expressed his feelings about golf, “If people would just try it, there is nothing like it.”

 

New Motel

Randolph Bledsoe is building a 20-unit motel at Bartow near the bridge over the Greenbrier across from Traveller’s Repose.

 

Huntersville Post Office

As of last Friday, O. D. Fisher had the bid contract for a rural station post office at Huntersville, under the Marlinton office. Tuesday, they thought the post office might remain as it now is; nobody knows for sure.

 

Linwood News

Miss Carolyn Vandevender was honored Thursday at a bridal shower given by Mrs. W. A. Galford and daughter, Karen, at Fassifern Farm in Linwood.

Billy B. Clay was ordained as an elder of the Big Springs Presbyterian Church sunday, June 28.

Mr. and Mrs. Buford Doyle left Wednesday to visit their son, Ralph, in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

Karen Galford returned home last week after spending several weeks visiting in Norfolk, Virginia, Bethesda, Maryland, Nanuet, New York, and attended the World’s Fair.

 

Lobelia News

Roland Cutlip has returned from a visit with his grandmother, Mrs. Lucy Judy, at Middletown, Virginia.

Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Jause and son, K. T. , Jr., of Hampton, Virginia, recently spent the weekend with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Hill.

Mrs. Carrie Morrison, who has been visiting in Philadelphia and other eastern cities, returned home the past week. She was accompanied home by her son-in-law, daughter and two sons, Mr. and Mrs. Lanty Rose, Greg and Bruce.

 

DEATHS

James William Judy, 58, of Geneva, Ohio; service held at Arbovale Methodist Church.

Willie A. Dilley, of Huntersville; service held at the Smith Funeral Home.

David Cecil Cogar, 59, of Droop Mountain; son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Norman Cogar; a woodsman and tanner; burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Retus (Reed) Waldo Griffith, 96, and his wife, Mrs. Margaret Florence Gillispie Griffith, 80, of White Sulphur Springs. A joint service was held. Mr. Griffith was a foreman in Pocahontas and Greenbrier counties during the years of the removal of the virgin timber.

William Wood Evans, 81, of Scottsville, Virginia; a son of the late William H. and Rebecca McComb Evans. He was preceded in death by a sister, Jerusha, and a brother, Augustus.

 

 

 

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