July 28, 1966
Last in Maryland
The ranks of hand-set newspapers are thinning. In May, the Hancock, Maryland, paper was purchased by the Buzzerds of the Berkeley News and the Morgan Messenger and is being set by machine and printed in their shop. The circulation was small but the paper was edited, set by hand and printed by one woman and she felt she had arrived at retirement age at 78.
We don’t know how many hand-set papers are left but that was the last one in Maryland.
The Pocahontas Times is the only one in West Virginia.
One hundred sixty-nine campers and 25 counselors are at Camp Pocahontas this week. Tribal leaders are:
Seneca – Betsy Dilley, Chief, Wayne Kershner, Sagamore
Cherokee – Carolyn Callison, Chief, Barbara Banton, Sagamore
Delaware – Ramona Chappell, Chief, Lee McLaughlin, Sagamore
Mingo – Sharla Gladwell, Chief, Carole Ann Stemple, Sagamore
Big Feet – Helen Sharp, Chief, Helen Bussard, Sagamore
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Some repairs and fixing up were done earlier at Camp Pocahontas in preparation for the Science Camp. A new wash room, 50 x 12, is one of the big improvements.
Boys and Girls in Service
L. Cpl. Robert D. Goldizen, U. S. M. C. has been discharged from the U. S. Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, and is stationed at the Marine Base at Arlington, Virginia, while awaiting his discharge from the Marine Corps.
Dwight Diller is home on leave this week as he is being transferred from Great Lakes Training Station to Amphibious School at Little Creek, Virginia. Visiting with him is Sonny Phillips, of Morgantown.
Hills Host Trail Club
The Johnny B. Hill farm and the hospitality of the Hill family were open to the Kanawha Trail Club July 17…
Sunday afternoon Mr. Hill was trip leader and narrator for a three-mile nature trail hike. The hike began at the foot of Devil’s Ash Hopper Hollow, taking in the limestone cave area, and the cool, damp, fern covered area where the clay is obtained for Pocahontas ceramics. Specimens of the workable natural clay were handed to each hiker…
From here the trail led up open pasture slopes to a hill top which affords a magnificent panoramic view of West Virginia hills. It is believed that from this point one sees an area from the Buckley Mountain to Kate’s Mountain near White Sulphur Springs. Leaving this spot reluctantly, the group began the return trip, which led down a hollow where the shale outcrop produces interesting fossils…
Four access roads will be built in the Monongahela National Forest to facilitate the removal of timber and pulpwood. They will be financed by Appalachian funds.
The projects are:
3.8 miles on Monday Lick, below Marlinton, A. C. Moore, Levels;
4.2 miles Stillhouse Run, below Marlinton, Sesay Construction Company, Bluefield;
2.4 miles Peach Orchard Road, east of Auto, Greenbrier County and
3 miles Upper Williams River, Terra Alta Limestone Co.
The Upper Williams River road will serve the Scenic Highway. It follows the old road Black Mountain on this side toward the wildlife manager’s cabin on Williams River. This road will be closed to public travel during construction, but it is planned to be finished before hunting season.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hammons, of Huntersville, a son, named Roy Lee, Jr.
Mrs. Ruby May Hannah Harburt, of Princeton; burial in the Gibson Cemetery.
Mrs. Veva Bledsoe Sutton, 78, of Bartow; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mrs. Grace Waugh Rose, 73, of Hillsboro, a daughter of the late John and Virginia Gibson Waugh. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Harold Eugene Landis, 27, of Marlinton, a son of the late Fred and Docie Landis. Burial in the Marvin Chapel Cemetery at Mill Point.
Ottis Eul Buchanan, 18, of Mountain Grove, Virginia; burial in the Mountain Grove Cemetery.