Thursday, April 4, 1968
Viet Nam Casualty
Word was received Wednesday of the death of Sgt. Watson Underwood, Jr., in Viet Nam, from wounds received from a hostile mine.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Watson Underwood, of Huntersville.
Walter Weiford, of Marlinton High School, Wanda Wymer, of Hillsboro High School, and Daniel Horne, of Green Bank High School have been chosen to attend the Third Annual West Virginia Junior Science and Humanities Symposium to be held on the campus of West Virginia University in Morgantown.
Accompanying the students to the Symposium will be C. E. McElwee, a teacher at Marlinton High School…
Raymond Shrader, of the First National Bank, was the successful bidder for the Grand Champion Ham at the Annual County 4-H Ham and Bacon Sale. The 14 ½ pound ham, an entry of Allen Kramer, of the Seneca Go Getters 4-H club, was bid to $15.50 per pound by the bank for a total of $220.87.
Prompt action kept damage to a minimum Friday from a fire at the Western Auto Store in Marlinton. Merritt Kellison and Daniel Hollandsworth reported the fire after seeing the smoke as they came to work. The fire department came quickly and entry was made through the roof right over the fire, which was caused from a light fixture in the office. Damage was estimated at about a thousand dollars, but if it had been in the middle of the night, it would have been disastrous. This fact emphasizes the need for all-night patrolman.
Just a little more on the sawmills along the Greenbrier River and Pocahontas County.
There were two sizable sawmills which I didn’t see mentioned in the listing. One was at Harter, on the Greenbrier River, and one at what used to be Big Run, on the Greenbrier. Both mills were between Marlinton and Clover Lick.
My stepfather worked on the one at Big Run, which burned about 1911. These mills were in operation around 1909 – 1910. I do not recall the name of the companies, but perhaps some of the old timers would know them.
Harry L. Sharp
Major William M. Pandak, Director of Athletics and Head Basketball Coach at Staunton Military Academy, recently presented a varsity basketball monogram to Michael Kane, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Kane, of Cass. He was a member of Virginia’s Military League Championship Basketball Team which compiled a season record of 20 wins and two loses. Staunton averaged 95 point a game and scored over 100 points in nine contests…
Mrs. Rosa M. Taylor, 78, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Hackett. Burial in Clifton Cemetery at Maxwelton.
Mrs. Nina May Taylor, 75, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late Peter and Minerva Alderman Cutlip.
Burial in Mountain Gate Cemetery at Renick.
George Oliver Auldridge, 98, of Lewisburg, a son of the late Tillison and Susan Buzzard Auldridge. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery at Marlinton.
Richard Howard McElwee, 90, of Marlinton, a son of the late D. B. and Hannah Jackson McElwee. Burial in the McElwee Cemetery at Minnehaha Springs.
Paul Wesley Dean, 65, of White Sulphur Springs, a son of the late Samuel R. and Miranda Gillispie Dean. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery at Marlinton.
Colonel William Unger, U. S. Army, Retired. Burial in Gulfport, Florida. His wife is the former Lynn McLaughlin, of Hillsboro.