November 28, 1963

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp


A Nation Mourns

An assassin’s bullet ended the life of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, in Dallas, Texas, Friday, November 22, 1963.

In shocked disbelief, the nation through television and radio has shared the grief of the tragedy.

An honorable man, a good man of faith, a man of vision –– he had impressed the whole world. His was a giant intellect with a phenomenal grasp of history and ability to absorb facts, unusually combined with confidence and purpose to act. He was fluently expressive, by word or on paper, and physically and spiritually courageous.

Snatched from death’s hands at least two times, he seemed destined to serve in the highest office in the land.

An ardent advocate of world peace, he said in his inaugural address “Let us begin,” and begin he did.

The hearts of the people of America go out to his widow and children, parents, and brothers and sisters.

Assuming the awful responsibility of the Presidency, competent and experienced Lyndon B. Johnson promised to do his best and asked our help and God’s.


“We plow the fields and scatter the good seed on the land, but it is fed and watered by God’s almighty hand;

He only is the Maker of all things near and far;

He paints the wayside flowers, He lights the evening star;

We thank Thee, then, O Father, for all things bright and good, The seedtime and the harvest, Our life, our health, our food.”

M. Cladius

Pearl Buck Home

Back in the summer Pearl Buck began negotiations to buy the home where she was born, restore it, and present it to the State of West Virginia.

It seemed there were many obstacles and delays. Last week Delegate Tom Edgar and Attorney Eugene Simmons talked with the Governor in Charleston and Governor Barron set the wheels in motion to overcome these and has written Miss Buck. A lawyer in his office and Simmons, who is representing Mrs. John Townsend, the owner, will go to Pennsylvania later to try to complete the arrangements for this very generous offer that will mean so much to our county.


In a postcard to C.O. Handley, director of research for the Department of Natural Resources, a Pendleton County resident reported killing an adult female black bear November 4 at Shavers Mountain in Pocahontas County.

Herbert Harper, a resident of the Mouth of Seneca, reported the bear was wearing tag no. 2509. Kermit Rinell, biologist in charge of bear study for the Game and Fish Division said that his records showed this bear was tagged on July 22, 1958, at the Otter Creek Management Area in Pocahontas County, near where it was killed.

Since this bear was estimated to be one or two years old at the time of tagging, it was six or seven years old when killed. Bears may live 20 or 30 years in captivity, but probably not so long in the wild, according to biologists.

 Centennial Award

Greenbrier County 4-H club members won first place and $40 for their outstanding work in the 4-H Centennial Program, Webster County second, and Randolph and Upshur Counties tied for third. Ten individual clubs were selected for their outstanding achievements in the Centennial effort and awarded $15 and one of these 10 was the Buckeye White Savages 4-H Club.


Born to Mr. and Mrs. Arnold McFadden, of Marlinton, a son, Ronnie Joe



Frank Reda, age 90, of Durbin. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Reda; burial in Elkins

Dr. Ronald Paul Sharp, Jr., age 31, of Mullens. Death was attributed to a heart attack. He was the son of Dr. and Mrs. R.P. Sharp; burial in Athens.

Delbert O. Cogar, age 56, of Marlinton. Son of Jacob O. Cogar and Myrtle Poage Cogar. He was never married and had been a resident of Marlinton all his life.




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