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Thursday, February 4, 1964

Weather
No doubt about it, the ground hog saw his shadow Tuesday. The winter weather got a pretty good start the past week. About six inches of dry cold snow Saturday with continued low temperatures. Monday, a few inches of dry drifting snow, clearing but still cold Tuesday.
Mrs. Howard Mullens said the lowest on Williams River (and the lowest this year) was at 2:30 a.m. Monday when it hit 14 below. Then it started up with the clouding that brought the snow. Her sons, Clive and Wally, in Pennsylvania, wrote it had been 35 below there on the 17th.
Elmer Nelson reported 13 below Sunday morning at Huntersville with zero Monday morning. J. W. Crigger had 10 below on Beaver Creek.
Bears
Bounty was paid last week on four bears killed on the upper Greenbrier River in November. The heads and skins were brought to Mrs. Hildreth Meadows, Clerk at the courthouse. She clips the ears. Herman, Jimmy, Owen C. and Ronald Warner each had a bear. They had weighed 180, 158, 140 and 118 pounds.

Pearl Buck
The following article, just recently written by Hal Boyle in New York and carried in the Omaha World Herald paper, was sent to us by Hattie Bambrick, who is spending the winter in Nebraska. We found it interesting and thought you would, too:
Now and then a man meets a woman he really feels honored to take his hat off to.
Such a woman is Pearl Buck, one of the world’s most admired women and the only member of her sex to win both a Nobel and a Pulitzer literary award.
Gray haired, blue eyed and matronly looking, Mrs. Buck is 72.
“I decided not long ago during a trip to India that it was time for me to get done what I wanted to do in life,” she remarked.
So she is taking dancing lessons, brushing up on French, and preparing to learn Spanish. She already knows Chinese, of course, and German.
She is also writing four books which will bring her lifetime total to 67. They include her famed “Good Earth” and 35 other best selling novels.
She also runs a film production company.
She heads the Pearl S. Buck Foundation, which is trying to raise 10 million dollars to aid more than 300 thousand unwanted Amerasian children fathered by United States Troops in Japan, Korea and other Far East Lands.
As methodical as she is warm hearted, Mrs. Buck writes from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily in her Pennsylvania farmhouse.
She prefers an old fashioned pen to the typewriter. When things are going well, she turns out about ten pages a day.
“Whenever I find something in life that interests me, I want to write about it,” she said.
She is the mother of a retarded child and has adopted and reared nine other children, including several of mixed Asian and American ancestry.
She worries intensely about the fate of those 300 thousand or more Amerasian children in the Far East.
“Unless we cooperate with the authorities there,” she said, “these children, unloved and unprotected, will grow to be a very dangerous group. They are highly intelligent.”
To aid them, she is appearing at 50 gala balls around the country this year arranged by dance studios. To some who might quibble that this is a bit below her stature and dignity, Mrs. Buck has a simple answer: The dance studios pledged to raise one million dollars for her children’s foundation.
“Actually, I enjoy the balls very much,” she said.
Her dancing partners often are high civic officials.
“I haven’t found a mayor yet who really knows how to dance well,” said Mrs. Buck. “And governors are worse.”

BIRTHS
Born to Mr. and Mrs. James E. Baxter, of Marlinton, a son, named Jeffrey Wade.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Lee Waugh, of Marlinton, a son, named Robert Lee, Jr.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Royals, of Hampton, Virginia, a son, John Forrest. The mother is the former Ann Boswell.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Nottingham, of Richwood, a son, Mitchell Shane.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Terry Loncosky, of Emporium, Pennsylvania, a daughter, named Debra Ann. The mother is the former Joy Galford.
Born to mr. and Mrs. William (Bill) McClung, of Akron, Ohio, a daughter, Jennifer Lynn

DEATHS
The funeral of the late Mrs. Florence D. Tibbs, February 4, at the Pleasant Green Methodist Church in Seebert.
William Mose Burks, Jr., 46, from injuries sustained in a two car accident in Ruthland, Vermont. Formerly of Mill Point, employed by General Electric and a veteran of World War II. Burial in the Sharp Cemetery.
Mrs. Lola Gertrude Goins, 63, daughter of R. L. and Fannie McComb Symes; preceded in death by three husbands, Alfred Brine McLaughlin, Everette Elsworth Williams and Charles Elwood Goins. Burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
Vernon Harvey Cook, 73, of Seebert; son of the late Alexander and Osee Ola Cook. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Mort Joseph Brown, 73, of Minnehaha Springs; son of the late Myles and Eliza Jane Brown. Burial in the Meadowbridge Park in Baltimore, Maryland.
Raymond Heavener, 43, of Holland, Michigan, was killed when his pickup truck plunged in the Thornapple River from a bridge on the I-96 expressway southeast of Grand Rapids. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Huling C. Heavener, of Marlinton. Burial in the Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Michigan.
George Hunter Adams, 60, of Dunmore; a son of the late C. P. and Lucy McLaughlin Adams. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mrs. Gertrude Clayton, 69, of Marlinton; a daughter of the late William and Amanda Rexrode of the Pine Grove Community. “Gertie” and her husband, Clarence, both short in stature, were well-known and liked residents of Marlinton for many years.
William Carpenter, 82, of Dunmore; born in Burnsville, Virginia, a son of the late Dan and Mary Carpenter. Burial in the Arbovale Cemetery.
Mrs. Pearl Cramer Hurd, 74, of Richwood; born at Beard, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Cramer. Burial in the Richwood Cemetery.

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