October 29, 1964

From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp


When the Cass Train finished its last trip for the season Sunday, it had carried 26,058 adults and 6,980 paying children (over six), plus 3,400 at the Forest Festival for a total of 36,438 since May.

Dr. Paul Price and Dick Hunter, of Morgantown, were here last Thursday to replace the brass plate on the Andrew Price stone memorial near the fairgrounds, originally built in 1931.

A man from Mullens was injured by being hit in the face with shot last week while he and a friend were turkey hunting. He was taken to Charleston.


New Book

Pocahontas County has another native son with a book on the market. “Tumult on the Mountain” is the story of lumbering in West Virginia from 1770 to 1920, by Roy B. Clarkson, Assistant Professor of Biology at West Virginia University. Dr. Clarkson was born at Cass and the book is dedicated to his mother, Mrs. Mertie Clarkson, of Cass. He has been collecting information and pictures for years and from his collection of over 1,000 pictures, the book has 257 full page reproductions of mills, loggers and engines that are most interesting. He includes a map of boom towns, dictionary of logger’s words, and traces the history of logging from the forests as the pioneers found and used them, to the climax of the big cut.


Birthday Party

On Monday, October 12, a surprise birthday party was given for Rev. David Rittenhouse in the recreation room of the Church of the Brethren. The honored guest was presented with a 1,200 12 gauge Winchester shotgun, a hunting coat, boxes of ammunition, a hunting cap, a hunting license and other gifts.

The Rittenhouses just recently returned to the States from a three year term of mission work in Ecuador.


Homecoming Queen

The attendants for the Marlinton High School Homecoming Queen, Mary Lee Shafer, are:

Seventh Grade – Rose Ellen Waugh, Eighth Grade – Anna Sue Thomas. Ninth Grade – Carolyn Sharp. Tenth Grade – Barbara Curry. Eleventh Grade – Linda Moore. Twelfth Grade – Jeannie Harkleroad.



At the re-organization meeting of the Buckeye Winners 4-H club last month the following officers were elected:

President – Roland Armstrong; Vice-President – Lonnie Armstrong; Secretary – Chucky Davis; Treasurer – Mary Beverage; Reporter – Frankie Long; Song Leaders – Ruth Dunn and Helen Dunbrack; Game Leaders – Danny Armstrong and Henry Armstrong.

The next meeting will be a Halloween Party and initiation of new members.

Frank Long, Reporter


On Wednesday night, October 14, Sharon and Jo Ann Sharp entertained the Minnehaha Braves 4-H Club with a Halloween party following the regular monthly meeting.

The following new officers were installed:

President – Albert Wade; Vice-President – Alice Kelley; Secretary – Betty Markley; Treasurer – Joe Sharp; Reporter – Edwin White; Song Leaders – Brenda and Joyce Markley; Game Leaders – Sarah Kelley and Betty Brown.

Alice Kelley had charge of the devotions.

We sang West Virginia Boys and Girls.

Scripture – Psalms, third chapter, tenth verse – Evelyn Foster.

Reading – No Age Limit to Education – Joe Sharp.

Poem – It Pays to be a Christian – Brenda Markley

Prayer – Jo Ann Sharp.



Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kelley, of Harrisville, a daughter, named Teresa Ann.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert McNabb, of Marlinton, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. George Cochran, of Marlinton, a daughter, Letitia May.

born to Mr. and Mrs. William Brock, of Cass, a son.

Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Wilfong, of Renick, a son.



Mrs. Lena L. Adkison, 85, of Buckeye; widow of Harper Adkison; a daughter of the late William A. and Clarissa McNeill Duncan. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

Mrs. Bertie Lou Varner, age 77, of Boyer; widow of James H. Varner; burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.

Howard Granville Ray, 93, of Durbin; born in Raywood, a son of the late William and Birchea Sampson Ray. Burial in the Boyer Cemetery.

Mrs. Lucy Edgar Beard Ferguson, 56, of Huntington. Born at Auburn in Culpepper, Virginia, a daughter of Thomas Lee and Nettie Callison Beard. After the death of her mother in 1915, the family came back to Hillsboro. Burial in the Wilshire Boulevard Memorial Gardens.

Mrs. Effie Susan Shrader, 82, of Rainelle. born at Dunmore, a daughter of the late W. H. and Mary E. McCloud Carpenter. Burial in the Wallace Memorial Cemetery.

Dr. Joe S. Parsons, 63, of Elizabeth, a former pharmacist in The Royal Drug Store in Marlinton. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.

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