Thursday, January 23, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp


In a telephone conversation with the Department of Natural Resources Tuesday we learned from Dr. Lane and J. D. Brackenrich, engineer, that the preliminary engineering work has been done for the proposed dam in Green Bank District to help insure a dependable water supply for Durbin-Frank-Bartow area. The present site is on Buffalo Run. The soil boring and contour lines cannot be completed until spring, but if the soil base is satisfactory and plans are economically feasable, they will proceed with the project. Mr. Brackenrich said he could not pinpoint the acreage at present but it would be in the neighborhood of 35 acres.


A house at Beard on the Dick McNeel farm occupied by Roy Pritt was destroyed by fire last Wednesday night. The Marlinton Fire Department answered the call but it was too late. It is reported the fire started from defective wiring.

On LBJ’s Ranch

Cale Nelson, Jr. (Sonny), a 1961 graduate of Marlinton High School and a graduate from the Bailey Electronic School in 1962, is now employed by the AT and T Co. as a Microwave Technician. He recently completed an assignment testing the microwave system at President Johnson’s Ranch in Johnson City, Texas.

Wins Scholarship

Marsha Madison, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Pete Madison and a senior at Marlinton High School won a four-year scholarship to a state college for her oration in the Veterans of Foreign Wars “Voices of Democracy” district contest. Her typed speech will now be entered in state competition.

Wildlife Notes

By Robert Butterfield

January, February, March, or the hunger moons of Indian legend, are doubly hard for deer as perhaps more during this time than any other, dogs chase deer.

A deer can run exceptionally fast for a short time, but tires easily to a slow gait, and because of this, most any type dog can out run them. Of course a dog wouldn’t be worth its salt if he weren’t interested in chasing wild game, but to allow a dog to run wild and chase deer does not make much sense. Dogs do kill deer, chase them into icy streams or onto thin ice, over high walls and in many ways become a nuisance. It is estimated that at least 100 deer, if not 200, are killed by dogs each year in the state.

It might be of interest to state that only Sheriffs, State Police and Conservation Officers have the right by law to shoot dogs chasing deer. A landowner must either catch the dogs, inform the owner of the dogs, or call one of the above officers for help. So control your dogs and give the deer a chance.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ivan Withers, a son, Brett Gavin.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Saford Hammons, of Dailey, a daughter, Stephanie Jayne.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Schaffner, of Dunmore, a son, Mark Lee.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Donald Cassell, of Cass, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Bond, a son.


Baine Wesley Wooddell, age 53, of Bartow, of an apparent heart attack while working on his rural mail route. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Mary Shrader Grimes, age 79, of Deerfield Virginia; born in Hillsboro, a daughter of the late John H. and Ocie Stulting Shrader; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Edgar Harrison Nicely, aged 63, of Bartow; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Frank A. Wooddell, of Damascus, Virginia; born at Linwood, a son of William Amos and Susan McAlpin Wooddell. Burial in Damascus.

Judge Summers Hedrick Sharp, age 83, of Charleston; born at Frost June 20, 1880, one of nine children of Charles O. W. and Amanda Grimes Sharp. His father, a civil War veteran, died when Summers was 12. Summers and his twin brother, the late George Sharp, carried a mail route and worked in logging camps to help support the family and educate themselves. He served as Circuit Judge from 1917 to 1936, and was the Republican candidate for governor in 1936.


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