Thursday, May 25, 1967\r\n\r\nScenic Highway\r\n\r\nA wide ribbon through the Endless Mountains \u2013 a drive to refresh one\u2019s spirits. I look forward to that drive from Cranberry over Black Mountain to Williams River, then to Elk and on. \r\n\r\nCritics are popping up here and there. Hardy souls cry with disdain that part of the beauty is the long hard trek necessary to reach the back country and the littering American public shouldn\u2019t be let loose there. Some, with good purpose, seek a change in routing to lessen danger or damage to choice nature spots.\r\n\r\nConsultation and cooperation on the routing are possible without endangering the whole project. The Forest Service has shown reasonableness in dealing with requests and we commend this rational behavior while stating our support of the road...\r\n\r\nThe first section is being paved, the second to the top of Black Mountain is being graded, and the third section down Sugar Creek to Williams River is ready for contract, awaiting July 1 and more money. From there to the top of Elk and Route 219 is about eight million dollars worth of work, or eight years at the present rate of appropriation...\r\n\r\nOur Boys in Service\r\n\r\nMarine Corporal Oliver R. Sharp, son of Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Sharp, of Marlinton, has been presented the Purple Heart Medal while serving with the Third Marine Division in Vietnam. The Purple Heart Medal is awarded for wounds received in action against the enemy.\r\n\r\nAirman Third Class Clyde S. Campbell, son of Mrs. Flossie M. Campbell, of Marlinton, is participating in Clove Hitch III, a joint amphibious and airborne training exercise being conducted in the Caribbean.\r\n\r\nDwight H. Diller, of the U. S. Navy, was home on leave with his mother, Mrs. Eugene Dilley, last week. He had just returned from a six month Mediterranean cruise.\r\n\r\nSP-4 Edward Lee Kelley will arrive at Fort Dix, New Jersey, Friday, after spending 14 months in Germany. He is the son of Mrs. Arlie White, of Marlinton.\r\n\r\nSgt. and Mrs. Curtis R. Sharp and daughter Melva Jane, of Glenview, Illinois, are spending a 14 day leave with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Gay, of Marlinton and Mrs. Lola Sharp, of Clover Lick. Sgt. Sharp is in the Marine Corps.\r\n\r\nLetter of Commendation to Specialist Fifth Class George C. McNeel on the occasion of his departure from Thailand and return to the United States and civilian life.\r\n\r\nH.H.S.\r\n\r\nDuring a special assembly program prepared by the members of the Hillsboro High School National Honor Society, the following new members were inducted: Grace Jane Moore, Earl Burks, Ramona Chappell, Beverly Hill, Glenna Burns, Nellie Pyles, Kathy Beard, Louis McCarty and Tommy VanReenan.\r\n\r\nBIRTHS\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Donald W. Starcher, of San Fernando, Formentera, a son. Grandparents are Mrs. Okey Starcher of Dunmore, and the late Mr. Starcher.\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Ira Friel, of Greenboro, North Carolina, a son, named Stacey Kevin.\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. Nelson, of Kensington, Maryland, a daughter, named Shelia Marie. The mother is the former Peggy Juanita Gragg.\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Barlow, of Hyattsville, Maryland, a son, Fred Herbert.\r\n\r\nBorn to Mr. and Mrs. William Blake, of Dunmore, a daughter.\r\n\r\nDEATHS\r\n\r\nJohn Scott, 61, of Marlinton; burial in the Brownsburg Cemetery.\r\n\r\nMrs. Mary Frances Bratton Moore, 69, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late William A. and Fanny Berry Cologne Bratton. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.\r\n\r\nMrs. Louanzia Fay Halterman, 50, of Cass; burial in the Wanless Cemetery.\r\n\r\nMrs. Ethel Humes Davis, 67, of Marlinton; born at Hugart, a daughter of the late Joseph E. and Georgianna Hugart Humes. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.\r\n\r\nMrs. Ada Florence Merriette Burdette, 85, of Renick; born at Eagle Rock, Virginia, a daughter of the late William Adison and Hester Virginia Hites Merriette.\r\n\r\nMrs. Helen Irvine Byers, 70, of Marlinton, a former school teacher in Marlinton Graded School; daughter of William and Mollie Irvine. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.\r\n\r\nMrs. Myra Ellen Goodsell, 76, of Alexandria, Virginia, formerly of Durbin; burial in the Goodsell Cemetery at Bartow.