January 14, 1965
We have our first real snow of the winter Sunday, measuring at least six inches. It covered every little branch, making the trees and hills a beauty to behold.
Edward Sharp, of Clover Lick, says he has a one-legged chicken, about three months old, doing fine. The chicken was born without a leg, in fact, without a hip. He gives it a little extra attention and it seems to be thriving.
Charles Arbogast, of Boyer, brought in for the Pocahontas Historical Museum, a rock with signs of shaping which must have been used as a plow point. He was digging on his farm on a tributary of Salisbury Run in the summer of 1964 to change the channel of water. It was found about 2 1/2 feet deep – he thinks that side of the run had been filled in before. At the same place he found a heavy roller-type rock, 8 to 10 inches long and about 4 inches in diameter, round on three sides and a little flat on the bottom. It is black and awfully heavy; not a native rock. He has found arrowheads and other artifacts in his garden and all over his place.
M. H. S.
The National Honor Society is planning to present a play, “Twelve Angry People,” a stirring drama by Reginald Rose.
The characters are: Foreman of the Jury, David Sheets; Juror Number 2, Bobby Michael; Three, Karen Colburn; Four, Paula Beverage; Five Nancy Tibbs; Six, Phillip Cain; Seven, Linda McNellan; Eight, Diana Robinson; Nine, Charlotte Sharp; Ten, David McLaughlin, Eleven, Delores Jackson; Twelve, Sally Rose; the guard, John Dean; and the judge, Raymond Pryor.
A check with the Forest Ranger’s office Monday brings us up to date on the Scenic Highway. Only the location for the first four miles has been definitely established, and this will go to the top of Black Mountain generally following what is known as the George Hook road. From there, two routes have been considered and now a third on Gauley Mountain (trying to get to higher ground) is being investigated. They have walk-ed the two routes down Sugar Creek and up Tea Creek and over the mountain and up Little Laurel.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Nottingham, of Cass, a son, named Steven Allen.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Shoemaker, of Mace, a son, named Keith Edward.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Reed Wilfong, of Marlinton, a daughter, Shelia Ann.
Frank Price McLaughlin, 67, of Marlinton; born at Dunmore, a son of Edward F. and Margaret Mann McLaughlin. He was the Director of Livestock Marketing with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Icie Fertig, 55, of Monterey, Virginia. First married to Charlie Moore, who died in 1945. Then married to Charlie Fertig, who also preceded her in death. One son, Richard Oren Moore, was killed in Korea in 1953.
Willis G. Ruckman, 47, of Huntersville; born on Knapps Creek, a son of Everett W. Ruckman and the late Mr. Edith Benson Ruckman. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Berlie Lee Lane, 20, of Seebert; survived by his mother, Mrs. Glenna Pearl Lane. Burial in the Brick Cemetery at Hillsboro.
Miss Ann Harper Hamrick, 15, of Lewisburg; daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Virle Hamrick; grandaughter of Mrs. Susan Pyles, of Seebert. Burial in Rosewood Cemetery.
Mrs. Aldine Irvine Cline, 50, of Lockwood, formerly of Marlinton; daughter of the late Frank H. Irvine, of Marlinton. Burial in the Rest Lawn Memorial Gardens at Ansted.
Mrs. Evie Seldomridge Cox, 64, of Frankford; survived by her mother, Mrs. Mary Ida Seldomridge, of Vago. Burial in Rosewood Cemetery.
Albert Jehu Trainer, 82, of Neola; born in Pocahontas County, a son of the late Jehu and Sarah Hamilton Trainer. Retired farmer. Burial in the May Chapel Cemetery.