January 13, 1966
Douglas Nease, of Mullens, an ardent squirrel hunter with little interest in foxes, had an interesting experience on a recent squirrel hunt in Pocahontas County.
Nease had found a place where squirrels were plentiful, but could not successfully stalk them in dry leaves, so he sat on a log to “still hunt” for them.
Shortly, Nease was joined in his hunt by a large, red fox which came into the area, sniffing around the trees where the squirrels had been feeding.
While hunter and fox waited, a squirrel came down a tree and began nibbling on a nut. Before the hunter could “draw a bead” on the squirrel, the fox sprang on it and in a short time ate the bushytail.
To compound the problem, the fox repeated the performance minutes later when another squirrel had descended from a tree.
This was the last straw.
Nease decided to eliminate the competition.
He now has a fine red fox tail waving from his auto radio antenna.
The following six young men left Monday for induction into the Armed Forces at Beckley: Gary Hefner, Stewart Carpenter, Lewis Wilmoth, Charles Arbogast, June Landis and Robert Hickson.
U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd and Congressman Harley Staggers Tuesday announced a federal grant of $11,766 to the Pocahontas County Board of Education as a first payment on the “impacted area” payment. The funds are granted to school districts where the enrollment of students has been increased by children of federal employees. This is the first part of a tentative entitlement for Pocahontas County for fiscal year 1966 of $15,688.
The Marlinton Chapter of the National Honor Society chose four one-act plays for presentation some time in January. Performances will be given for the schools and the public. The plays and their casts are as follows:
Sit Down to Supper
by Glenn Harley
George Hawkins, a mountaineer farmer – Jimmy Dilley; Anna Hawkins, his wife – Alice Kelley; Henry Christiansen, the game warden – Raymond Pryor; Bob Berry, a farmhand – Lee Anderson.
The Londonderry Air
by Rachel Field
The Bound Out Girl – Linda Hockenberry; The Peddler – John Dean; The Widow Boggs – Peggy Beverage; Hiram, the widow Bogg’s son – Larry Davis.
A Cup of Tea
Based on Katherine Mansfield’s story of the same name.
by Ruth Sergel
Rosemary Fell – Harriet Johnson; Phillip Fell – Dale Hollandsworth; Jeanne – Alice Kelley; Beth – Brenda Friel; Celia – Peggy Beverage; Mr. Wimpole – Larry Davis.
The Valiant Holworthy Hall and
Warden Holt – Raymond Pryor; Father Daley – Jimmy Dilley; James Dyke – John Dean; Josephine Paris – Judy Thomas; Dan – Dale Hollandsworth; The Attendant – Lee Anderson.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry C Astin, of Marlinton, announce the marriage of their daughter, Dinah Lee, to Gary Lee Hefner, son of Mr. and Ms. Glen Hefner, also of Marlinton.
They were married in the Ashwood Methodist Church at Ashwood, Virginia, Thursday, January 6, 1966, by the Rev. John Durkavich.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dan Cutright, of Lorain, Ohio, a daughter, named Doreen Lenore.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James C. McCloud, of Baltimore, Maryland, a son, named David Steven.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Larry Carr, of Bartow, a son.
Luther Hudson, 78, of Green Bank. The body will be at Smith Funeral Home until Friday, then at the Home of Mrs. Russell Crowley, at Green Bank.
Stanford Lorain McClure, 39, former resident of Randolph County, and a resident of Pinch. Burial in the Brick Church Cemetery at Huttonsville.
Orville Herman Gum, 55, of Brandywine; born at Green Bank, a son of Bryan O. and Laura Erwin Gum. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery at Brandywine.