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Thursday, April 11, 1968

Bacons Go to Bank of Marlinton

Robert Woods, Cashier of the Bank of Marlinton purchased the Reserve Champion Bacon at the annual Ham and Bacon Sale. The bacon was shown by Mark Dilley, of the Brown’s Creek Tiger 4-H Club. The bank paid $7.00 per pound for the 7 3/4 pound entry.

The Bank of Marlinton also purchased the Champion Bacon, a 4 1/2 pound entry of Ronnie Carpenter, of the Draft Arrowheads 4-H Club for the record price of $12.50 per pound.

VLB Experiment

Green Bank, West Virginia, April 3 – Fifteen scientists from U. S. Institutions and Sweden reported at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Charlottesville, Virginia, on the results of two experiments performed in late January 1968 between four telescopes located in North America and Europe. The net effect was to provide astronomers with a radio telescope having a resolution power equal to an antenna stretching from California to Sweden, or very nearly the diameter of the earth. One experiment measured the angular diameters of more than a dozen radio sources at 6 cm and 18 cm wavelengths, most of which were quasars, intrinsically bright radio sources that may be located at the far extremities of the observable universe. The other experiment performed at the 18 cm wavelength of the OH (hydroxyl) molecule measured the angular size of peculiar speck-like sources of radiation found near the edge of the radio source W-8, a large mass of glowing hydrogen gas 6,000 light years from the earth in the constellation of Cassiopela.

The technique of using antennae widely separated on the earth is very new. It was developed only a year ago by the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in collaboration with Scientist from Arecibo, Puerto Rico, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, San Diego.

Among the participants were B. G. Clark, K. H. Kellermann, and C. Bare, of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank.


Born to SP-4 and Mrs. Lawrence G. Paugh, of Wellsburg, a daughter, named Tammy Sue. The mother is the former Cathie Bukovac, of Dunmore. SP-4 Paugh is serving on active duty in Viet Nam and is due home August 1.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack Gay, of Entebbe, Uganda, East Africa, a son, named Brent Travis.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Hyatt, Jr., of Knoxville. Tennessee, a daughter, named Holly Rebecca. Maternal grandmother is Mrs. Mildred Seagraves.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Moffett McNeel, of Hillsboro, a son, named Charles Andrew.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Vandevender, of McDowell, Virginia, a son.


Mrs. Minnie McClune Bear, 82, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late William C. and Elvira Byrd McClune. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

George Thomas Geiger, 82, of Marlinton; a son of the late Godfrey and Hannah Courtney Geiger. Burial in the Cochran Cemetery.

Mrs. Elizabeth Hook Kaminitsky, 47, of Towson, Maryland; born at Mill Point, a daughter of Owen M. Hook and the late Mrs. Hook. Requiem mass was offered Sunday at Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church.

Mrs. Grace V. Cook, 82, of Beckley; born at Hightown, Virginia, a daughter of the late Michael and Lucille Gumm Matheny.

Mike Bronstetter, 17, of Torrence, California, from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Mrs. Bronstetter is the former Millie Hannah. Paternal grandfather is Ira Hannah.

Ellawood E. Hill, 83, of Hillsboro. Burial in Sunrise Cemetery at Jacox.

James Small, 94, of Renick, a son of the late Alex Small and Serena Lowe Small. Burial in the Old Droop Cemetery at Beard.

Mrs. Lemma Page Clutter, 78, of Lobelia, a daughter of Joel R. and Lydia Hill. Burial in the Emmanuel Cemetery at Bruffeys Creek.

Mrs. Elizabeth Florence Judy, 88, of Franklin, a daughter of the late George D. and Valaria Sinnett Hammer. Burial in Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Susie Effa Cain, 93. Burial in the Gibson Cemetery.

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