October 14, 1965
Editor of The Pocahontas Times:
There is an old Swedish fellow here who worked thirty years in Pocahontas County, and he said he read The Times until his old friend, Cal Price, died. He liked the panther stories. He says when there was a panther heard here, in thirty of forty days there would be one heard somewhere in Pocahontas and Webster County. He thinks they travel North and South and East and West – well there was one heard at Twin Lakes September 6. Now, all those old-timers be on the alert and see if this one is headed for Pocahontas.
I’ll never forget the first one I heard. Rodney and I were coon hunting in the Buckley Mountain. We were going up a steep ridge when we heard this awful scream. We started for home and didn’t go slow either. He outran me and the dog the first three mile, but I overhauled him at the big walnut tree at the corner of the Rocky Field. That ended the coon hunting for that year, and I don’t think he ever was out after that.
Yours for more panthers,
Driving north on Rt. 28 from Minnehaha Springs to Frost, you will notice on the Allegheny Mountains patches of dead and dying trees, the result of Timber Stand Improvement practices of the U. S. Forest Service. These trees, which were girdled, were low grade hardwoods, killed to enable the young white pine trees growing underneath to develop into valuable forest trees. The dead trees are in patches or strips along the drier southerly slopes and not scattered over the entire area. Pine will grow better than hardwoods on these drier areas. The bottom of the drains, the east and north facing slopes are managed for oaks and other moisture loving trees.
Green Bank Golden Eagle Homecoming
On October 30, Green Bank will be the center of attraction in Pocahontas County; this is the date of the Green Bank Golden Eagles annual Homecoming festivities.
Old grads and students alike will start to arrive early Saturday for the homecoming game that will begin at 2:00 p.m. Green Bank’s opponent will be their county rival, the Marlinton Copperheads. The Eagle – Copperhead game has been in past years the season’s best, and this game will probably live up to this tradition.
If you ladies don’t know what a lateral end sweep or safety is, don’t worry. Attend the game with your husband and look up that old friend that you haven’t seen for years; then catch up on what has happened to those classmates. Or you may want to swap notes on your children, that new house you want to build, or the new diet you want to start when you get home.
The Green Bank Band will be asking you to “Hey, Look Us Over” as they march down the field in their new uniforms. The pre-game show will be titled “The Late, Late Show, to keep up with the monster shows on television.
The half-time ceremonies will be the peak of color and pageantry, with the crowning of our lovely queen. The queen and her court are as follows: Queen, Linda Foe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Foe, of Cass; her escort, Danny McQuain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hunter E. McQuain, of Dunmore; Senior Attendant, Patsy Wilfong, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wilfong, of Frank; her escort, James Cassell, son of Mrs. Edward Cassell, of Cass; Junior Attendant, Reginia Elliott, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Marshall Elliott, of Durbin; her escort, Dane Davidson, son of Dr. and Mrs. Sam P. Davison, of Green Bank; Sophomore Attendant, Kay Caplinger, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. K. K. Caplinger, of Cass; her escort, Larry Matheny, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Matheny, of Bartow; Freshman Attendant, Janet Sheets, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Sheets, of Green Bank, her escort, Bill Wright, son of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Wright, of Durbin. The crown bearer is Brenda Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor, of Green Bank. Brenda is in the first grade at Green Bank Grade School.
The Homecoming Dance will be held in the school gym from 9:00 to 12:00. The music will be provided by Sam Brill’s orchestra.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Lee Rose, Sr., of Buckeye, a son, named Larry Lee, Jr.
Lorie Sue Cassell, three-day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Ray Cassell, of Cass. Burial in Wanless Cemetery.
Mrs. Nannie G. Wilson, 81, of Durbin; a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, and a resident of Durbin for 61 years.
Mrs. Jane E. Sharp Simmons, 49, of Campbelltown; a daughter of Clifford I. and Thursia Lester Sharp. Burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. Sharon Hope Sturgill, 23, of Baltimore, Maryland, formerly of Arbovale, died from injuries received in a car accident. Burial in the Arbovale cemetery.
Mrs. Bertha Baxter Gragg, 73, of Huntington; born at Edray, a daughter of the late Samuel C. and Mary A. McClure Baxter.
William McCoy, 87, of Franklin. In 1913, he founded The Pendleton Times, Pendleton County’s weekly newspaper.