Thursday, May 27, 1965
SP4 Harry J. Kelley, of Fort Sill, Oklahoma, is home on a fifteen day leave visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward R. Kelley, of Huntersville.
Willis Berton Smith and his new wife, the former Suzy Modzel, paid a surprise visit to his mother, Mrs. Pearl L. Smith, on Mother’s Day. He and his new bride were on their honeymoon. They were married on Saturday, May 8, 1965, in Soudertown, Pennsylvania, where he works and where they will reside.
Hillsboro High School
Janet Kay Landis, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ray J. Landis, of Hillsboro, is the valedictorian of Hillsboro High School Class of 1965.
Carolyn Jean Callison will present the salutatory address for the 1965 class of Hillsboro High School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Callison, of Beard.
Green Bank High School
James Hill, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Hill, of Durbin, has been selected valedictorian of the Green Bank graduating class.
Jerry Turner, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reed Turner, of Arbovale, has been chosen salutatorian of the 1965 senior class of Green Bank High School.
Marlinton High School
Vicki Moore is the valedictorian of the Senior class of 1965 of Marlinton High School. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Moore, Jr. of Buckeye.
Delores Jackson has been selected as salutatorian at Marlinton High School. She is the daughter of Mrs. Lucy Jackson, of Marlinton.
Pickle Jar Trout
By Harvey Beall, Biologist
WV Conservation Magazine
Very few of the 100,000-plus anglers who go after West Virginia Trout each year have heard of “pickle jar trout.”
This is not an exotic trout species but it is an expression that could be applied to over a half-million brook, brown and rainbow trout that will be released in state waters this year.
The expression, “Pickle Jar Trout,” is derived from a modified method of incubating trout eggs in jars. For many years jar culture had been used for such species as muskies, walleyes and white fish, but it was not adapted to trout eggs until the late 1950s. The system was perfected in 1957 by Keen Buss, biologist at the Pennsylvania Fish Commission’s Benner Springs Research Station.
In 1959 Bill Evans, superintendent of Edray Trout Hatchery, visited Benner Springs where he saw the many advantages of the jar-type incubator. Through the generosity of the Pennsylvania Neighbors, he obtained construction plans for the improved system. Returning to Edray, Bill checked the cost of materials. An estimate received from a jar manufacturer was far beyond his hatchery budget.
Foreseeing the possibility that his plans for a new hatching unit might go down the drain because of a few dollars was just too much.
Bill had developed a set pattern of reactions to such circumstances. This situation was no different. He followed the usual self-styled routine.
The first outward sign of Bill’s determination is a reddish purple tinge just about the collar line, followed by a volley of one syllable mumblings which are (assumed from author’s acquaintance) mostly unprintable.
Thrusting a match stem between his teeth and a clinched fist in each hip pocket, Bill took off on a brisk tour of the hatchery grounds and buildings. While wandering through an upstairs storage room, he almost stumbled over the answer to his problem. There among a heap of discarded equipment was a dusty web-covered gallon pickle jar that was perfect for a hatching unit. With his problem solved, Bill sauntered back to the office and softly announced, “I’ve got it.”
The following day, several discarded pickle jars were collected from local restaurants, hotels and rubbish heaps.
Within two weeks, Bill and his crew had assembled what was perhaps the first “pickle jar” hatching unit in the world.
In January 1960, the new unit produced the first hatch of over 250,000 trout.
By April 1961, West Virginia anglers were catching their first pickle jar trout…
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Ray Friel, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Lora Lea.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alderman, of Minnehaha Springs, a daughter, named Tammie Lynn
Mrs. Edna Lee Gibson Gay, wife of Dr. Earle C. Gay, of Corland, Ohio; born at Frost a daughter of the late Sherman and Katherine Dever Gibson; burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Calvin Bailor, 89, of Durbin; burial in the Arbovale cemetery.
Ernest McKinley Ramsey, 48, of Huntersville; burial in the Beaver Creek Cemetery.
William Earl Williams, 74, of Hot Springs, born at Mingo, a son of the late Erasmus and Mary Grimes Williams. Burial in the St. John’s Cemetery in White Sulphur Springs.
In Flanders’ Fields
In Flanders’ fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks still bravely singing fly,
Scarce heard amidst the guns below.
We are the dead.
Short days ago we lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved and now we lie
In Flanders’ fields.
Take up the quarrel with the foe!
To you from failing hands we throw
The Torch – be yours to hold it high!
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders’ fields