Thursday, August 16, 1973
Mr. and Mrs. Michael Balister and family recently returned to Pocahontas County to camp on their Back Mountain property, accompanied by Miss June Mines, sister of Mrs. Balister. Miss Mines enjoyed riding the Cass train with her niece, Michelle, and seeing the scenery of Pocahontas County as a change from the city of Toronto, Canada, where she lives at present.
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Sampson “Buzzy” Goldizen retired June 30, 1973, after more than 33 years with the Forest Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture. Goldizen began part-time work as Fire Towerman and Forest Guard in 1938. He later became a truck driver and tractor operator on the Monongahela National Forest. From June 1946, to retirement, he was Foreman of a construction and maintenance crew.
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Camp Minnehaha Boys Camp closed a successful season with an awards banquet Friday night. This is the fourth or fifth year Mr. and Mrs. Jim Worth, Jr. have had the camp. An interesting group of counselors this year came from England, Scotland and Sweden.
Boys and Girls in Service
Marine Lieutenant Colonel Dallas R. Walker, son of E. Walker, of Hillsboro, graduated from the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island.
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Marine PFC Verlin L. Birchfield, son of Mrs. Russel North, of Beard, has reported for duty at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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Army Sergeant John R. Sparks, son of Mr. and Mrs. David W. Sparks, of Marlinton, is assigned to the 38th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in Kwan Cheon, Korea.
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Major Raymond J. Schultz, Adjutant General’s Corps, United States Army, has been selected to attend the Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He has just departed from assignment in Washington, D. C., where he completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration at George Washington University… A ceremony was held July 9, 1973, where he was presented the Meritorious Service Medal for outstanding performance of duty…
Major Schultz’s military career includes assignments at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana; Fort Williams, Maine; Fort Richardson, Alaska; the office of Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Washington, D. C.; and with the 101st Airborne Division, Vietnam…
The Marlinton High School Class of 1947 held its first reunion celebrating its 26th anniversary at the Allegheny Lodge June 30, 1973… Those attending were: Nellie Lee Malcomb Fleet, Grace Rogers Workman, Trudie Hively Underwood, Helen Armstrong Gillian, Hazel Jackson McPeak, Sue Brooks Holstein, Elton Underwood, Billy Joe Wilson, Helen Simmons Barbaro, Nada Underwood Carpenter, Delma Kennedy Eriks, Mary Lou Calhoun Dilley, Anna Lee Dean, Virginia Lantz Hill, Garth VanReenen, Darius Moore, Robert Carpenter, Max White, Gene Beale, Henry David Hively and Robert McLaughlin.
James H. “Ratty” Thomas, 53, of Marlinton, a son of Mrs. Opal Weiford Thomas and the late Guy Thomas, and a Veteran of World War II. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Graham Hugart LaRue, 81, of Hillsboro; born at Millboro Springs, Virginia, a son of the late Francis T. and Agnes Burns LaRue. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
Summers Hedrick Sharp, 74, of Marlinton, burial in Cochran Cemetery near Marlinton.
Charles Delbert Leon Gordon, 52, of Baltimore, Maryland; born at Stony Bottom, a son of Henry and Cornelia McLaughlin Gordon.
Mrs. Lynn Eye, 64, of Franklin, a daughter of the late Camden and Merle Bodkin Calhoun. Burial in Pine Hill Cemetery at Brandywine.
Dr. Cecil B. Collins, 82, of White Sulphur Springs; born at Cass, a son of the late Charles Peter and Sarah Bagby Collins.