Thursday, January 31, 1974
English Exchange Students
The following high school students have been chosen to participate in the England Student Exchange Programs. They will represent Pocahontas County and the high school for one month in Bromley, England, next summer: Laura Akers, Debra Ann Eddy, Janetta Williams, Donna Gibson, Sherry Wyatt, Brigetta Henderson, Kathy Richmond, Paul White, Marla Chestnut, Teresa Faulknier, Mary Howsare, Susie Scott, Mark Mitchell, Randall Galford, and Philip Horne.
The Monongahela National Forest, its timber sales, land buying, clear cutting and all forestry management practices have become the subject of many discussions and articles so we will add a bit.
The Forest Service people were downright stubborn at the beginning, sort of scoffing at the idea of any criticism of their methods. They have found they are accountable and it ought to help their attitude and actions.
On the other hand, most of the critics were very narrow in their interests and some not sufficiently informed on all phases of the matters.
Things went further than anticipated and the situation got out of hand, so to speak, and the Court brought forth a very strict interpretation about cutting timber on national forests and timber sales have ground to a halt.
Pocahontas and other counties are losing income, sawmills are hurting for logs, and jobs will be in jeopardy.
Only court appeals and congressional action can untangle the mess now, we think. …
Both the Forest Service and the public need to work at understanding the problems and work for renewed confidence in the motives of each side.
Mrs. Oleta Rhea McKissic and Richard S. Skaggs were united in marriage January 19, 1974, at the Marlinton Methodist Church by the Rev. Maynard Crawford. … Mrs. Skaggs is employed by the First National Bank in Marlinton, and Mr. Skaggs is employed at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory in Green Bank.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James Judson Howard, of High Point, North Carolina, a son, named Joseph Gail.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Roland G. Cutlip, of Hillsboro, a daughter, named Dana Andrea.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Myles B. (Mike) Weaver, Jr., a son, named Christopher Myles.
Hamp Sinclair Beauford was born July 16, 1947 in Marlinton, the son of Helen and Willie Beauford. The early years of his life were spent in Marlinton where he attended school. He worked at the State Capitol, and at the time of his death, he was employed by the Daniel Boone Hotel in Charleston. He departed this life January 18, 1974. Burial in the Brownsburg Cemetery.
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Mrs. Bertha Lee Smith, 78, of Marlinton, a daughter of the late Edward Johnson and Sarah Pickering Schoolcraft. Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
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Mrs. Dorsie J. Nottingham, 72, of West Middlesex, Pennsylvania; born at Dunmore, a daughter of the late William and Mary Jane Sheets Geiger.
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Thomas Austin Moore, Sr., 24, of Hughesville, Maryland, died from drowning after a boat capsized in rough seas in the Chesapeake Bay. He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wililam Moore, formerly of Cass. Burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Bryantown, Maryland.
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Patrick Henry Phillips, 41, of White Sulphur Springs; born in Pocahontas County, a son of Mrs. Laura Blake and the late Elbert Phillips. Burial in the Hillcrest Cemetery at White Sulphur Springs.
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Edward Harold Kayes, 45, of Valley Bend, born at Marlinton, a son of Mrs. Clara Dunbrack Kayes and the late Frank B. Kayes. He never married.