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March 30, 1967

The Marlinton Woman’s Club will celebrate the Golden Anniversary of its becoming a federated club Saturday afternoon, April 1, with an open house at the Pocahontas County Historical Museum.

Belated Thanks

In expressing our appreciation to all who helped at the hospital during the flood, we regret that we inadvertently failed to mention the fine support given by the men from the Observatory at Green Bank. They brought a tank truck of fresh water down, and another crew drove an open cab pump truck to Marlinton in freezing weather, to help pump water from the basement of the hospital.

We thankfully acknowledge this fine support and cooperation from the observatory. –

H. W. Pryor,
Hospital Staff

4-H Ham and Bacon Sale

Linda Hill, of Hillsboro, had the Champion 4-H Ham which was sold to First National Bank at a record price of $10 per pound.
Hope Rimel, of Buckeye, showed the Champion Bacon, which was purchased by the Bank of Marlinton for $12.50 per pound.

Selective Service

Pocahontas had a call for three men on March 14 and this call was filled by volunteers. The young men are:

Larry Neal McLaughlin, Dewey Lynn McCarty and Delmas Edsol Bussard.

They were inducted at Beckley on March 16 and sent to Fort Jackson, South Carolina.

David Sparks, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. David Sparks, of Marlinton, left March 26th for induction into the United States Army.

Boys and Girls in Service

Marine Private First Class Charles G. Arbogast, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Arbogast, of Boyer, helped liberate more than 2,500 Vietnamese villagers from the enemy’s control during operation Independence near Da Nang, Vietnam. The villagers were sent to refugee villages outside enemy controlled areas.

Sp4 Lewis D. Wilmoth, 21 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Claude L. Wilmoth, of Frank, is home on leave, before going to Viet Nam, where he will be stationed with the 1st AG Logistical Command, Ton Son Nhut Air Force Base, Saigon.

Kenneth G. Sharp, USN, son of Mrs. Norman C. Sharp, of Clover Lick, is helping the U. S. Atlantic Fleet Amphibious Force celebrate its 25th anniversary this month, while serving aboard the attack cargo ship USS Vermilion. Established in February of 1942, the force is now 20,000 men strong, and operates 60 ships of different types. Units of PHIBLANT successfully spearheaded every major allied amphibious invasion in North Africa and Europe during World War II.

Airman Steven C. Quick, son of Mr. and Mrs. John G. Quick, of Marlinton, has been assigned to Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota, after completing Air Force basic training.

Airman Roger D. Maddy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene C. Maddy, of Marlinton, has been selected for technical training at Amarillo AFB, Texas, as a U.S. Air Force aircraft maintenance specialist.


Jake Hilleary, accompanied by Ray Hefner, of French Creek, went to Union County, Illinois, to bring back 25 deer, a gift from the State of Illinois.

Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Callison and daughters, of Washington, D. C., visited Mr. and Mrs. Bob Landis and other relatives last weekend.

Mr. and Mrs. John Stulting and Richard, and Mrs. Charles Punkett and daughter, Teresa, of Charlottesville, visited Mrs. Joel Beard for Easter. Mrs. Beard returned with them for a visit.

George Thomas Edgar was home for the weekend from Hopewell, Virginia, where he is employed by Firestone.

Ralph Hollandsworth and family and Mr. and Mrs. Bobby Hollandsworth, of Baltimore, were holiday visitors of their mother, Mrs. Annie Hollandsworth.

Floyd Jones and son, Don, of Washington, D. C., visited Mr. and Mrs. Earl Slavin and Mrs. Nola Rose over the weekend.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Williams, of Beard, a son, named Samuel Joe.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Bennett, of Frank, a son.


Mrs. Mattie McNeel Beard Smith, 72, of Marlinton; born at Beard, a daughter of the late Charles Edgar and Lucy McNeel Beard. Mrs. Smith had served devotedly for 43 years as organist at the Marlinton Presbyterian Church. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Porter Robinson, 39, died of gunshot wounds Sunday night en route to the hospital. Born at Marlinton, he was a son of Charles and Nina Scott Robinson. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery at Hillsboro.

Mrs. Callie McCarty Combs, 55, of Aumsville, Oregon; born at Frost, a daughter of the late Dorsey and Bessie Sharp McCarty. Burial in Oregon.

Mrs. Birdie Alice Phillips, 66, of Baltimore, Maryland; born at Durbin, a daughter of the late Henry C. and Ida Kelley Dickinson.

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