Thursday, September 28, 1967

135 Alumni registered for the Marlinton Homecoming on Friday, September 22. Among the oldest graduating classes were the following:
1921 – Alice Moore
1926 – Rebecca Surber and Edna May Bear
1929 – G. R. Shrader and Alice Waugh
1932 – Margaret Clarkson

Boys in Service

John Calvin Sharp visited his mother, Mrs. Jane Price Sharp, last week on his way to report for two years’s active service in the Army Chemical Corps. A first Lieutenant in the Army Reserves, he will go to Fort McClellan, Anniston, Alabama, for nine weeks’ training.

Airman Donald K. Sharp, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. Grant Sharp, of Mill Point returned to Norfolk, Virginia, aboard the attack carrier USS America.

During the past eight and one half months the 77,000-ton America has steamed nearly 55,000 miles, participating in exercises with air and naval units of our North Atlantic Treaty Organizations allies. When the Middle East crisis flared, the America came to the aid of the communications ship USS Liberty.

SP5 Roger L. Cain is at his home at Stony Bottom with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Cain. He received an honorable discharge from the service September 21. He received four medals while serving in Vietnam: National Defense Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Good Conduct Medal; and Vietnam Service Medal with one Service Star.

Headquarters, U. S. Marine Corps, has announced the selection of Major Dallas Ray Walker for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. Major Walker is to be promoted October 1. He has just returned from a 13-month tour in the Republic of Vietnam, where he served as operations officer for the famous Fourth Marine Regiment along the Demilitarized Zone. The government of South Vietnam decorated Major Walker three times for his service to their country. On two different occasions, he was awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry with Gold star for heroism. At the end of his tour, he was awarded the Vietnamese Honor Medal, First Class for meritorious service…

Master Sergeant Leon A. Ryder, son of Mr. and Mrs. Stewart W. Ryder, of Bartow, is on duty at Pleiku AB, Vietnam. Sergeant Ryder, an aircraft maintenance technician, is a member of the Pacific Air Forces. Before his arrival in Southeast Asia, he was assigned to the 3535th Navigation Training Wing at Mather AFB, California.

Army Specialist Four Samuel D. Rider, Jr., 18, of Marlinton, began a field training exercise September 1 with the Berlin Brigade’s 4th Battalion, 18th Infantry near Wildflecken, Germany… Spec. Rider is a team leader in Battalion’s Company A near Berlin.

From Hawaii

I read in the issue we received last week your item about Job’s Tears. Perhaps by now some of the people in Green Bank and environment have shown you theirs as we have given them to quite a few of our friends there…

They grow on bushes high in the mountains here in Hawaii. We can hike up to pick them here on the island of Cahu, but it is a tough hike so we leave it to the people who sell them to do it…. They have natural holes through them so are easily strung.

According to Hawaiian legend, they were named by the missionaries due to the fact there were so many growing on a bush….as prolific as the real Job’s Tears.

So there you have what we can contribute to your knowledge of Job’s Tears….

Mrs. Frank Callender


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Sidney C. Smith, of Bartow, a son.

Born to Dr. and Mrs. Marshal Johnson, of Baltimore, Ohio, a son, named Gregory Forrest. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. Z. Johnson, of Marlinton.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. James D. Davis, of Moline, Illinois, a son, named Andrew Layman. Paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. J. Layman Davis, of Marlinton.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Albert Sowers, of Rockville, Maryland, a daughter, named Rebecca Ann. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Edward Rexrode, of Marlinton.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gibby Gray Sage a daughter, named Lori Ann. Maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Gallaher and the paternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Ray L. Sage, both of near Marlinton.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Peck, of Bartow, a daughter. The mother is the former Judy McLaughlin.


Harmon B. Dilley, 69, of Dunmore; a son of the late Amos Dilley and Minnie Dilley. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

James Lawren Arbogast, 74, of Cass; retired employee of the Cass Lumber Mill. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Okey H. Mullens, 57, of Huntersville, a son of the late Leonard E. and Sara Mullens. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Alpha Luella Cromer Tacy, 50, of Durbin; burial in the Bethel Cemetery on Back Mountain.

Sherman James Pyles, 93, of Danese, formerly of Seebert. Born at Mill Point, a son of the late Beckley and Sally Buzzard Pyles. Burial in the Smith Cemetery at Mill Point.

William O. Daniels, 94, of Huntington; a veteran of the Spanish American War. Entering the Navy at the age of 16 years, he served for eight years and was a fireman on the Battleship Maine, part of that time. After his discharge, the Spanish American War broke out, then he enlisted in the Army. Serving in the Rough Riders under Theodore Roosevelt, he was wounded twice, once during the charge on San Juan Hill. His son, Robert L. Daniels, lives in Marlinton. Burial in the family plot in Huntington.

Mrs. Hattie Leona Simmons Brown, 80, of Green Bank. She was a member of the Arbovale Methodist Church and held a lifetime membership in the Women’s Society of Christian Service. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

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