Thursday, January 23, 1969

An audience of 1,000 appliance dealers and sales people, home-builders and contractors met in Clarksburg January 22 to hear one of the nation’s outstanding sales training teams, Marilyn Van Derbur, television personality and a former Miss America, and Doug Edwards, widely known sales and marketing analyst.

Attending from Marlinton were: Tom Sharp, of C. J. Richardson, and Harry Hockenberry and Tom Sharp, of Monongahela Power Company.

All-Greenbrier Valley Team

Offensive Backfield

The fullback position went to one of the state’s top backs.

Ivan Withers, of Marlinton, was named as the fullback in the honor backfield. He was also a member of the 1967 All-State Team and he was named to the All-Southern West Virginia squad last month.

Withers scored 17 touchdowns and rushed for 845 yards for the Copperheads this year.

Withers is a 6 foot 1 inch, 180-pound senior.

Offensive Line

The other tackle slot went to Gary Arbogast, a 5 foot 10 inch senior from Green Bank High School.

Arbogast, a big 175-pound player, played both ways for the Green Bank eleven.

William Corso, of Marlinton, was one of the honor guards on the team.

Corso averaged 14 tackles a game and picked up two fumbles and ran the ball for touchdowns.

He is a 5 foot 8 inch, 195-pound senior.

Marlinton’s 5 foot 9 inch, 160-pound junior Mike Anderson was named as the center of the All-Valley team. He was a good blocker and a fine defensive player. The Marlinton coach reports that Anderson did not make a bad snap all year.

Defensive Line

Teddy Dunbrack, of Marlinton, was named as the guard on the defensive unit.

Dunbrack, who ran in the Copperhead backfield on offense, is 5 feet 11 inches, and weighs 195 pounds. The senior is credited as being the best defensive player on the Marlinton squad.

Defensive Halfbacks

The halfbacks on the honor defensive unit are Mike Cain, of Marlinton, and Larry Jefferson, of Hillsboro.

Cain, a 5 foot 10 inch senior from Marlinton, was one of the best running backs in the state. He picked up 772 yards rushing and scored 16 touchdowns for the Copperheads.

The 170-pound player was a very good defensive back.

Larry Jefferson, of Hillsboro, a 5 foot 10 inch, 155-pound senior, was the outstanding grid player for Hillsboro this year.

He was a great defense man and he scored nine touchdowns and picked up 640 yards rushing on defense.

Honorable Mention
John Hill, Hillsboro; Terry Grimes, Green Bank; Richard Dean, Marlinton; and Don Galford, Marlinton.

Jim Brown, Green Bank; and Steve Hamed, Green Bank.

Planning for a Better Place to Live

With or without planning, rapid changes are taking place in our communities and county. Shifts in land use and population, air and water pollution, land values and outside interests, and migration are some of the problems straining the structures of local governments and community facilities.

For the most part, rural communities resist planning and zoning in their aversion to increased government and any kind of restrictions and the results are sometimes disastrous. Without a plan, the costs are often extracted in chaotic growth, lack of protection of property from adjacent land use, mis-location of highways and denial of state and federal grants and loans that would improve the social and economic situation. Without planning, there is often costly duplication of effort in the physical improvement of the county and communities…


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Lane, of Cass, a daughter, named Barbara Jean.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dharl Sharp, of Marlinton, a daughter named, Robin Lynn.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Dean, Jr., of Huntersville, a son, named Alonzo George, III.


Mrs. Leah Alice Puffenbarger Gum, 73, of Green Bank; born at Valley Center, Virginia, a daughter of the late Abraham and Susanna Simmons Puffenbarger. Burial in the Wesley Chapel Cemetery.

Mrs. Ida Mamie Nottingham Miller, 51, of Marlinton, a daughter of Mrs. Lula Cline Keister, and the late Jesse Nottingham. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Fannie Nelson Simmons, 74, of Arbovale; born in Highland County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Albert B. and Emma Colaw Nelson. Burial in the Blue Grass Cemetery.

John V. Guthrie, 59, of Marlinton, long time employee of the State Road Commission; a son of the late John R. and Cora Stonebraker Guthrie. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Edward J. Moore, Jr., 54, of Elkins; born at Cass, a son of the late Edward James Moore, Sr. and Lucy Bell Keyser Moore.

Mrs. Carlena Pearl Symes Weese, 58, of near White Sulphur Springs; born in Pocahontas County, a daughter of the late Robert Lee and Fannie E. McComb Symes. Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.

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