Thursday, August 15, 1968

Killed In Action

Marshall David Wolford, 21, of Youngstown, Ohio, a native of Pocahontas County, was killed in Viet Nam last Thursday, August 8, 1968.

Born February 11, 1947, at Durbin, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Wolford, of Youngstown, Ohio, and a nephew of Sterling and Virgie Wolford, of Durbin, with whom he made his home for many years.

Midpoint in 10-Year Timber Plan

Have you ever driven through a National Forest and noticed timber being cut, logs trucked away, and sawmills busily sawing up logs into lumber?

And then, did you wonder why this was being permitted on your National Forest lands?

E. M. Olliver, Supervisor of Monongahela National Forest at Elkins, hopes that you wonder and are concerned enough to learn more about one of the many resource management activities practiced on National Forests across the United States.

On the Monongahela National Forest, the timber resource is managed according to a 10-year cutting cycle. At the end of this 10-year period, the management plan will be revised and adjustments made as necessary.

Basically this plan consists of four major topics, these being: the kind and amount of timber now existing and growth expected; the kind and amount of timber available for harvest, in the form of sawlogs, pulpwood, fence posts, etc.; management objectives which set priorities to provide a continuous supply of wood products, improve the quality of timber stands, assist wood industries to utilize the timber available, and coordinate this scientific timber management activity with other uses such as recreation, wildlife, fire, and water quality; finally, timber regulation methods and policies are itemized to guide foresters in professional application to meet their timber management objectives.

This is an excellent plan to follow, but we are failing to meet the objectives, said Olliver.

Of the 88,000 acres allowed for timber sale offerings during the first four years, only 66,700 acres have actually been entered for commercial timber harvest or thinning.

This is 24 percent short of our goal, but is not the fault of the forester on the ground.

Several factors determine the amount of timber offered for sale by our District Rangers, such as fiscal budget limitations, available markets, quality and accessibility of the timber.

There is a big job ahead on Monongahela National Forest to produce the maximum amount and quality of timber in a plan-wise fashion.

This is one way we hope to assist rural West Virginians economically and also to provide an outstanding vacation land, said Supervisor Olliver.

QUEEN

Miss Elizabeth Graham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jay B. Graham, of Buckeye, was chosen as Miss Potomac Highland in Romney during the Highland Fling Friday night, and crowned by Jay Rockefeller. Miss Patricia Burns, Hardy County, was chosen first runner-up, and Miss Marilyn K. Beckman, Berkeley County, second runner-up.

The first Miss Potomac Highland Queen was Miss Patricia Waslo, of Green Bank, and now Miss Graham takes the third crown. Notice was made by the judges of Miss Graham’s variety of capabilities, interests and accomplishments. Pocahontas is proud. Miss Graham will be presented at the State Fair next week.

BIRTHS

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jack S. Morrison, of Buckeye, a son, named Kenneth Wayne.

Born to Lieutenant and Mrs. John Calvin Sharp, a son, named John Calvin, Jr.

DEATHS

George Leonard Carlisle, 93, formerly of Hillsboro; born at Gap Mills, a son of the late Isaac and Margaret Frances-Vaughan Carlisle. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mrs. Edna May Bond Church, 72, of Cass; burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery near Huntersville.

Joe E. Baylor, 34, of Durbin, survived by stepfather and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Dehaven. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

William Nichols, 87, of Cass; burial in the Alderson Cemetery near Ronceverte.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roger Tallman, of Frank, a daughter, named Julie Ann.