Thursday, March 21, 1968
Spring officially arrived March 20, at 8:22 a.m. This is the vernal equinox, when the sun is directly over the equator.
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A welcome sign of spring was the chorus of frogs Sunday night, March 17.
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Leo Young, of Durbin, stopped by the Times Office Saturday with a present of three whopping big (all cleaned) trout from the Monroe County Anglers Club. They must have been 14-inch trout for they fitted neatly in a 12-inch frying pan, with the heads off. They had a good flavor and made a fine Sunday dinner – I ate every bit of mine.
Marlinton’s basketball team showed fine form in winning over Fort Ashby Friday afternoon, 86 – 52, but couldn’t really get to clicking Saturday afternoon in the finale of the State Tournament at Charleston and lost to Barrackville 68 – 58, after being ahead 2 points at the half.
Ivan Wither, Harry McCloud and Teddy Dunbrack were named to the All Tournament Team. The Marlinton fans won the best cheering section. Teddy Dunbrack tied the tournament record of 10 assists.
The band and Marlinton fans gave the boys a send-off Thursday and welcomed them back Sunday. We are proud of our team.
Ray Enyeart, a spelunker with the Pittsburgh Explorers Club was rescued Monday from the Cass cave. He entered the cave Saturday with a group of eight; they had difficulty getting out because of high water, but all made it to the surface except Enyeart, who hurt his knee. Green Bank Observatory men lowered food to him, and a cave rescue unit from Virginia brought him out.
Editor of Pocahontas Times:
I sincerely hope the voters of Pocahontas County will support the proposed School Bond issue.
I don’t think it is necessary for me to defend public education because that is a moral responsibility of my elders, and I hope it will be evident by a positive attitude and positive action of our citizens this spring.
My age group will be adults of tomorrow, confronted with frightening problems of a complex world. The educated will be more apt in finding solutions.
Don’t let the youth of Pocahontas County be found lacking!
Jo Debra Galford
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Why Build a High School?
We hear the questions asked every day. Why should I have to pay extra money to pay for a county wide high school? My children are gone and left the county and are now on their own.Why worry? That is a very selfish attitude for us to feel that way…
Better schools will mean more and better doctors, also better teachers. We will never get industry to come into the county, where the children have such little chance for the best in education…
Someone paid for the schools we attended, and which gave us our start; now it is our duty to assist the present and future school children to have a better chance.
E. C. Daetwyler
Mitchell Eugene Hill, 49, of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, formerly of Marlinton; a son of Mrs. Mattie Belle Hill Jackson. He was a chef. Burial in the Brownsburg Cemetery.
Oren Vernon Ray, 54, of Dunmore, a son of Mrs. Icie Butterbaugh Ray Sharp and the late Sam Ray.
Joe Frank Fowler, 36, formerly of Cass. Born at Hillsboro, a son of Mattie Fowler and the late Luther Fowler. Burial in the Maryland National Cemetery at Catonsville, Maryland.