October 27, 1966
There is a pernicious rumor making the rounds that more people voted in Pocahontas than are registered. In the last election only 79 percent of the registered voters actually voted, and this is an unusually big turnout. The basis for this twisted rumor is that there were more people registered than adults counted in the 1960 census. Think of the people working away, etc., that weren’t counted here in the census and that will explain it. However, this time there are several hundred fewer registered than the 1960 census of 6,180 adults so there is no room for any talk.
Pamela Sue Dilley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Dilley, of Huntersville, was elected to reign as Homecoming Queen when Marlinton plays Green Bank, Friday, October 28th.
Senior attendant, Karen Peacock; Junior attendant, Joan Eye; Sophomore attendant, Gloria McComb; Freshman attendant, Rose Ellen Waugh; Eighth Grade attendant, Lillian Barb; Seventh Grade attendant, Diane Wilfong.
Ann Burns will carry the Queen’s crown and Johnny Moore will carry the scepter.
The weekend of October 15, more than 100 cave explorers gathered in Marlinton for the Fall Mid Appalachian Region Meeting of the National Speleological Society.
Sponsored by the Phil-adelphia Grotto, the meeting featured a banquet at Kelley’s Restaurant. Guest speaker Dr. John Rutherford, of Union Carbide, in Charleston, described the mapping and surveying techniques used by the West Virginia Cave Studies (WEVACS) organization.
Mapping trips and explorations made it a busy weekend. Cavers from eight states and one young lady, a student from France, camped at Watoga Park, temporary headquarters for the group…
Flown in for the occasion was NSS Librarian Mrs. Julia Staniland, of Pittsburgh. Another Pittsburg visitor was Miss Hermine Zotter, doing research in underground stream tracing.
Cavers from this area participating in the activities were Katherine McClure and Dallas McKeever.
Rockafellow – Taylor
Miss Louise Taylor, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie J. Taylor, of Dunmore, became the bride of Staff Sergeant Edward G. Rockafellow, son of Edward Rockafellow and the late Mrs. Bernice Caukin Rockafellow, of Flint, Michigan, on Saturday, August 20, 1966.
The double ring ceremony took place at Langley Air Force Chapel, Hampton, Virginia, with Air Force Chaplain Major Robert E. Sloan performing the ceremony.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Cartwright, of Roanoke, Virginia, a son, named Maurice Shane. The mother is the former Patty Jane Lovelace.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Workman, of Aberdeen, Maryland, a daughter, named Cheri Lynn.
Mrs. Mary Margaret Yeager Kincaid, 77, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late Charles A. and Allie Yeager. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Annie Vashti Gragg, 72; burial in the Frankford Cemetery.
Foster Lee Kelly, 68; born at Durbin, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Kelly