Thursday, January 9, 1969

The ice broke up in the river on December 24. There is an old saying that if the ice goes out before Christmas, it will go out three (we think) times afterwards.

Bronze Star Citation

The Bronze Star is presented to Sergeant Lloyd A. Foe, US51713469, Company D, 2D Battalion, 16th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, who distinguished himself by outstandingly meri- torious service in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam…

Sergeant Foe is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Foe, of Cass.

New Industry

Things moved fast the past week and it now seems certain a factory to make ladies’ sports wear – slacks, blouses, etc. – will be located in Marlinton, starting as soon as possible in the Shrader Store buildings. A corporation, Marlinton Industries, is being formed. This will be an expansion of a plant at Culpeper, Virginia…

As an incentive to locating the plant in our county, the Marlinton Chamber of Commerce will make a drive among businesses to pay the rent on the buildings for two years.

The County Court and the Town Council joined in offering to do whatever possible to promote the new business. The Board of Education will make arrangements for a training program.


At its meeting on Monday night, the School Board voted to purchase the land from H. L. Cromer for the consolidated high school. The purchase price is $15,000.

Intramural Action

Marlinton Intramural Basketball got rolling in earnest during the past week. The Celtics squeezed by the 76’ers by a 4 point margin, 52 to 48. The winners were paced by Darrel Workman and Bill Maddy with 17 and 16 points respectively. David Slaven was the game’s high scorer with 31.

The 76’s, by the scoring of Mike Maddy’s 51 points, handed the Lakers their first defeat of the young season by 74 to 62. Mark Pifer led the losers with 40.

Eugene Kelley’s hot hand proved to be too much for the Celtics as the bullets downed the Celtics by a score of 57 to 46. Kelley took game scoring honors with 42, while Darrel Workman had 22 for the losers.


The Cass United Methodist Church was the setting Saturday, December 21, 1968 for the marriage of Miss Ruth Anne O’Brien and Lloyd Allen Foe.

The bride is the daughter of Mrs. Berdean S. O’Brien and the late Leo O’Brien. The bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Foe, all of Cass.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Gary D. Beale, U. S. N. Ridgecrest, California, a daughter, named Tracy Reenea.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Rexrode, of Frank, a son.


Edward Gray Wilfong, 46, of Parsons; born in Bartow, a son of Mrs. Clara Washburn Wilfong, of Elkins, and the late Elmer L. Wilfong. He enlisted in the U. S. Air Force and was at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attacked. He was later stationed in the Philippine Islands and became a prisoner of Japan in the fall of Corregidor Island. He was a Japanese prisoner for three and one half years and was one of the few survivors of the Bataan Death March, October 7, 1955.

Sp-4 Stanley William Armetrout, a native of Durbin, was killed in South Vietnam Saturday November 16, 1968, in the explosion of an enemy landmine. Born in Durbin, a son of Stanley Richard and Audrey Vance Armentrout, of Rittman, Ohio. Burial in Rittman.

Staff Sergeant Blaine Charles Bostic, 29, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andrew Bostic, of Seebert, died in Korea on Sunday, December 15, 1968. Death was attributed to injuries received in a jeep accident earlier that day. Staff Sergeant Bostic entered the service February 3, 1959, and this was his second tour of duty in Korea, having served in Viet Nam and Germany also. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.

John Kyle Curry, 69, of Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of Green Bank; a son of the late Ellis N. and Alice Rock Curry.
Mrs. Flora Grimes Wilfong, 76, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late James B. Grimes and Luveria Frances Johnson Grimes. Burial in the Wilfong Cemetery.

Miss Lillian E. Moomau, 90, of Green Bank, a daughter of the late Dr. J. P. and Nannie Moomau. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Mrs. Maude Arbogast Burner, 95, of Bartow; survived by her son Lincoln Burner. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

John H. Wickwire, 85, of Marlinton, a son of the late Charles F. and Maggie Coon Wickwire. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Harvey Lee Bond, 56, of Cass; burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.

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