January 28, 1965
Arnold Luther Dulaney, age 15, son of Mr. and Mrs. Luther Cole Dulaney, of Buckeye, killed a five point buck December 3, 1964, weighing 150 to 175 pounds – his first deer and a nice one, and for which he was awarded a Field and Stream Game and Honor Badge. Deer hunting in Buckeye for 1964 was fine and before going to school that morning he saw eight or ten deer, bucks and does; when he went to kill a buck they bounded off in about three groups, a doe and a buck coming down toward the house. Arnold ran to head them off and at about 70 yards fired his 222 Remington and killed the buck, clean shot in the neck – about 30 yards from the house –dropping him with a 222 Remington 50 grain pointed soft-point bullet.
A barn on the bottom land owned by the International Shoe Company below Marlinton burned Monday evening about 5:30, making a tremendous blaze. The barn contained some old hay and a disc and plow. Some boys who arrived early pulled the plow out but couldn’t get the disc. The local tannery office said the insurance is handled by the St. Louis office but they doubted if any was carried. The creek was too high to permit the fire truck to cross.
It certainly has been an open winter thus far and next Tuesday is Groundhog Day so then we will know (?) the score for the next six weeks. So far, here, we have missed snows that went to the north and snows that went to the south.
Byrd’s Eye View
by Senator Robert C. Byrd
The January 20, 1965 inauguration of President Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, provided some new chapters in the colorful history of male attire for the inauguration of American Presidents. The high excitement generated by his economical wearing of a not-new business suit for his inaugural ceremonies has been widely chronicled. However, on Wednesday, still another record was set – Capitol Plaza was jammed with what is believed to have been the largest crowd ever to have assembled there, and a view of the Plaza from the inaugural podium showed it to be literally a-wash with Stetson hats – ten-gallon, masculine, Texan style…
New Visitors’ Building
A new visitors’ building is being designed by a New York firm for the National Radio Astronomy Observatory at Green Bank. It is hoped it will be built and ready for use this summer. A modest building, 40 x 100 feet, it will be located beyond Green Bank High School, about a half mile off Route 28, on the road to the 300-foot telescope. Visitors will meet here for lectures and movies. There will also be a display room with a limited beginning of models, pictures, books, etc. and restroom facilities.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. William Homer Gilmore, of Marlinton, a son, named William Shawn.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Burl Schoolcraft, of Huntersville, a son, named Paul Daniel.
Earl W. Sharp, 57, of Ashland, Kentucky; son of Sarah J. Littleton, and the late Silas W. Sharp; grandson of the late Hugh H. Sharp.
Charles Lee Nelson, 77, of Durbin; a retired farmer, he had spent most of his life in Pocahontas County. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Iberia Hill, 81, of Richwood; burial in the Mountain view Cemetery at Richwood.
C. B. Wilcox, of Elkins, father of Mrs. W. W. Barron and former resident of Pocahontas County, died last week.