Thursday, April 18, 1968

Killed in Action

Douglas W. McCarty
Mr. and Mrs. Dale J. McCarty, of Frost, were notified Friday that their son, Sergeant Douglas Wayne McCarty, had been killed in action in Viet Nam on Thursday, April 11, 1968. Sergeant McCarty, who was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action on December 22, had been in Viet Nam since last September and had five months’ duty remaining. He had been wounded twice.

Watson Underwood, Jr.
Services for Sergeant Watson Underwood, Jr., will be held Friday afternoon at 2:00 p.m. in the Beaver Creek Methodist Church by the Rev. Sherman Markley. Burial will be in the Beaver Creek Cemetery with military honors.

Fires

The Marlinton Fire Department was kept busy Tuesday morning. About three o’clock, they were called to Miss Kitty’s above Riverside, and then at 5:30 to the old home on Alva Moore’s farm on Jericho Road. Both buildings were gutted. Damage to the first was estimated by Assistant Chief Tony Ricottilli at $12,000, and to the second $2,000 plus several hundred dollars to contents.

Genevieve Wilfong lived in the north end of Miss Kitty’s but she was away overnight. The fire is being investigated by police. The telephone cable was damaged.

Everett Tenny had moved into the Moore house Monday; this one started around the chimney.

Boys in Service

Michael McMann was sworn into the Air Force Reserve on Friday, April 5, and will report to Lackland Air Force Base in June for active duty. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee McMann.

Richard Moore, son of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Moore, of Marlinton, was sworn into the United States Navy Monday at Beckley. He will report in August for basic training at Great Lakes, Illinois.

Thomas Michael, of the Naval Air Station, Quonset Point, Rhode Island, spent a ten-day furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Michael. He will leave the 25th for a nine month Mediterranean tour.

MHS News

The honor of delivering the Valedictory address at the 1968 graduation of Marlinton High School has been given to Roger Dale Madison, who has maintained a 96.1 average throughout his four years of high school… Mr. Madison is the son of Virginia Lovell, of Marlinton…

Darrell Friel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Friel, has received the honor of being the Salutatorian of Marlinton’s Senior Class of 1968. His high school scholastic average is 95.3.

Good Hatchery Record

West Virginia’s trout hatcheries are the most efficient in the northeastern part of the nation, according to production cost figures released at the recent northeast Fish and Wildlife conference in Manchester, New Hampshire…

Even more noteworthy was the comparison of trout produced per man per year by trout culturist in the different state systems. The northeastern average was 5.062 pounds of trout per year. In contrast the Mountain State’s hatchery men grew 10.863 pounds of trout per man per year, or nearly double the average in the states studied.

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Neal Kellison came in to report his father knew of at least two White Pine loggers left – Garfield Grimes and Amos McCarty.

Henry Alderman tells us about Rodney Buzzard and C. H. Kellsion. Any more?

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Mrs. Porter Sharp and Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Hannah killed a snake Sunday at Mrs. Sharp’s farm on Stony Creek, which seemed to have the appearances and characteristics of a copperhead except the tail wasn’t blunt. Nathan Fertig was in the office here and said he thought it was a little early for copperheads – blacksnakes and garter snakes beat them out in the spring. Mrs. Stella McLaughlin reported she had seen two blacksnakes already.

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Robert Warwick recently caught a nice 15 1/2-inch trout, weighing 2 1/2 pounds in Stony Creek near the sawmill bridge.

BIRTH

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Osborn Buchanan, of Hunters-ville, a daughter, named Beverly Kay.

DEATHS

Mrs. Fanny C. Geiger, 77, of Edray, a daughter of the late John A. and Wilda Moore Young. Burial in the Cochran Cemetery.

Clarence L. Barlow, 80, of Marlinton, a son of the late John C. and Morella Smith Barlow. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

George Beverly Waugh, 89, of Marlinton, a son of the late John Ezra and Mary Josephine Hill Waugh. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Howard O. Hollen, 79, of Warren, Pennsylvania; born at Boyer, a son of John W. and Ida Grogg Hollen.