Thursday, October 29, 1970

The Washington Post reports that Dr. Barry Turner at Green Bank NRAO has discovered cyano-acetylene chemicals in gas clouds near the center of the Milky Way presumed to be remnants of radiation from the creation of the universe billions of years ago. The emissions from the complex chemical were recorded on the radio telescopes and bring to seven the number so discovered.


Jim Shorter killed a sixteen and a half pound turkey gobbler on Middle Mountain with a double beard.

Frank Carpenter, Jr, killed a nineteen and a half pound turkey on Allegheny with a beard eleven and a half inches long.

Other turkey hunters reported at Brill’s include Robert Miller, Floyd VanReenen, Layton Sharp, Alex Lane, Ray Mann, Tom Galford, Cecil Curry, David McLaughlin, James C. Marsh, Robert Jackson, Edith McCloud, Tony Ricottilli, Robert Irving, Larry Aiken, Ernie Shaw, Arch Wooddell and Flono Seabolt, all of Marlinton; George Duncan, Huet Dolan, Buckeye; Walter McClung, V. A. Cornett, Clarence Cox, Jennings Ferguson, Thomas Pilchford, Leland Tope, Ohio; Truman Long, Sylvester; D. W. Browning, Scott Depot; Randall Adkins, Huntington, Lom Amick, Beckley; Gilbert Swisher, Charleston; Harry Ward, Terry Casto, Craigsville; Billy Smith, Nitro; Mickey Hurst, Princeton.


Huntersville was the subject of the program at the October meeting of the Pocahontas Historical Society. Moody Moore started it with a few facts about Huntersville in 1821, when the act of the Virginia Assembly was passed creating Pocahontas County and it became the first county seat. There were 23 dwellings, three stores, two taverns, a school, two carpenters, a boot and shoe maker, a blacksmith shop, two Bible classes, and a Temperance Society, probably needed because whiskey sold for 25 cents per pint.

In 1970, there are 26 dwellings and Huntersville has a population of 82, two service stations, one motel, and three churches.

The first newspaper in the County was The Pocahontas Times, printed in Huntersville from 1882 to 1892, then moved to Marlinton.

Supplies were hauled 43 miles by wagon from Millboro.

The old cemetery, jail, and other buildings were discussed.

In Pocahontas County’s 150th anniversary next year, Huntersville will be the center of attention.


Before coming to live in West Virginia, I read that “everyone” in the state calls a peanut a goober, Beth Barrell writes.

I have found no such thing. Far less, I have met nobody who has heard of West Virginia Goober Soup. With us, it is now a family favorite, and here is the recipe:

West Virginia Goober Soup

Mix one quart chicken stock with a cup of light cream and a half cup of peanut butter. Throw in a cup of finely chopped peanuts when soup is hot and ready to serve.

Or, a quicker way: Mix 2 cans cream of chicken soup, 2 cups of milk, and a cup of light cream. Add 3/4 cup of peanut butter, the crunchy kind. Heat and serve.

Both versions can stand a bit of onion flavor, if you like onions.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Tommy Campbell, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Connie Sue.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Stanley, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Anita Carol.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fitzgerald, of Cass, a daughter.


Mrs. Betty Louise Sharp Taylor, 39, of Frost, a daughter of Henderson W. and Leta Fertig Sharp. Burial in the Sharp Cemetery at Frost.

Chalmer R. (Dugan) Shrader, 88, of Cass, a son of the late John H. and Ocie Stulting Shrader; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

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