Thursday, July 27, 1967

Seventy carloads of pulpwood were shipped from the Marlinton Pulpyard in June, the biggest month yet. This represents about $10,000 worth of pulpwood.


Pocahontas Day at Buckskin Council Scout Reseration last Thursday gave another opportunity for a visit to one of our County’s finest assets. The camp, rated as the finest in the east, is in a lovely setting and the big open air dining hall affords a beautiful view of the lake and chapel. The camp is steadily growing, serving about 300 boys a week now; the number eventually will rise to 1,000 as camping space is increased…

Scouter Sam Hill, who was instrumental in locating the camp in Pocahontas and has retired from engineering for C & P Telephone Company to promoting Pocahontas County, made the appropriate remarks memorializing the Calvin Price Nature Study Lodge…

Everyone went down the trail to the Lodge where Scouts were working and studying; the snakes, turtles, bird houses, animal charts and the like were evidence of its usefulness.

The bronze plaque was fitted by Henry Astin on a big hunk of native marble from the Tom Edgar farm. The heavy rock was brought from the mountain by Anthony Hall. Ed Stemple and Dewey Sharp and the older scouts made arrangements and set the stone…

The Philmont Tour
By David Horne

Six of Pocahontas County’s Boy Scouts went to Philmont Scout Ranch, Cimarron, New Mexico, as members of Buckskin Council’s annual expedition and tour. They were Douglas Morrison, Eddie Stemple and Steve Weatherholt, all of Troop 33, Marlinton; John Mallow, Explorer, Post 33, Marlinton; and Daniel and David Horne, Troop 112, Green Bank. Their leader was Jack Cochran, of Marlinton.

The trip lasted 17 days, and included tours of the Air Force Academy, the Garden of the Gods, Chicago and Denver. The group left Charleston for Philmont, June 25, going from Charleston to Cincinnati by train, Cincinnati to Chicago by bus, Chicago to Denver by train, and Denver to Philmont by bus. They arrived at Philmont on the 26th. After arriving, the group was assigned tents.

Later everyone attended the “New Mexico Story” campfire, where they heard the history of New Mexico, for the time of the Indians to the present.

The next day the Council expedition split up into six individual expeditions, picked up their equipment and rangers, had their group pictures taken, and then started their various treks through northeastern New Mexico’s mountains and valleys. The hiking and camping lasted for 10 days…

Some of the awards earned at Philmont were the 50-miler award, the Philmont Arrowhead and the “We All Made It” plaque. These awards, except the 50-miler, are special awards earned only at Philmont. The “We All Made It” plaque is given to leaders of expeditions and the Arrowhead is given to both boys and leaders.

Everyone enjoyed the trip, and all agreed that the trip was an unforgettable experience…


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Willard Gray Wilson, Jr., of Marlinton, a son, named Jerry David.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Perry Emanuel Gray, a son, named Perry Emanuel, Jr.

Born to Mr. and Mrs Thomas Albert Wyatt, a son, named Gary Wayne.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Curtis Long, a son, named James Curtis Long, Jr.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Paul Pritt, a son, named Roy Lee.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Edward Pritt, a daughter, named Ronda Lee.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Fredric William Smith, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Laura Rae.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Clyde Totten, of Covington, Virginia, a son named David Clyde.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lewis, of Droop, a daughter, named Charlotte Lee.

Born to Captain and Mrs. Kenneth Hamrick, Jr., of AFB, Michigan, a son, named Kevin Robert.


Edward Boggs, 74, of Brownsburg; burial in the Brownsburg Cemetery.

Harper Johnson, 83, of Huntersville; a son of the late John R. and Rebecca McNeill Johnson. Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.

Mrs. Emma McClune Carlisle, 76, of Hillsboro, a daughter of William and Elvira Byrd McClune. Miss Emma was the telephone operator at Hillsboro for many years. Burial in the Old Brick Cemetery.

Mrs. Katherine Blake Rose, 54, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late G. W. Blake and Brison Blake, of Richlands. Burial in the Calvary Presbyterian Church Cemetery at Richlands.

W. Clyde Gillispie, 77, of Arbovale; a son of the late James and Florence Cooper Gillispie.

Lloyd P. Curry, 79, of Renick; burial in the Morningside Cemetery at Renick.

Navy Lt. Comdr. Ronald Williamson, 32, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hollis Williamson, of Richwood, was killed in the crash of an airliner in North Carolina. He was on his way to visit his parents at their camp at Seebert.