June 17, 1965
W. E. Ware has moved his plumbing and repair shop to the Shrader building on Ninth Street, which he recently bought.
Harold and Charles Bryant have purchased the Bledsoe Motor Company at Bartow.
Ranger Robert Phillips says the white robin seen by Andy McLaughlin last week is familiar to the foresters at the Ranger office. This is the second year he has been around. The other robins won’t have much to do with the odd colored one.
Max White was elected President of the Young Democrats at the Courthouse Friday night. Vice Presidents for the three other districts are Mrs. Mary Galford, Green Bank, Kerth Friel, Edray, Mrs. Verle Pyles, Little Levels. Pat Lewis was re-elected secretary-treasurer.
The Armstrong and Galford dogs tracked down two sheep killing bear in the last three weeks. The first one was a good big bear, 300 or 350 pounds, and was shot by June R. Galford on Cheat. This one had killed some sheep for Paul Hevener on Back Mountain.
Last Monday they got an awfully poor bear, 150 to 175 pounds, on the head of Clover Creek. This one had been in Arthur Friel’s sheep. Warren Sheets and June W. Galford shot this bear. The bear was so poor nobody was interested in the meat so it was fed to the 10 to 15 dogs taking part in the hunt.
Mrs. Ann Gaylor, of Mill Point, saw a fine specimen of bear cross the road last Friday over Elk, just about where the bridge leads to the road to Sharp Knob. She was on her way home from an Elkins hospital.
Wool Pool Shipped
The Pocahontas County Wool Pool was assembled and shipped on Monday and Tuesday of last week.
A total of 62,155 pounds of wool was received from 172 producers. Of this total 61,189 went as clear med-ium for 67.25 cents per pound net to the farmer. Of the remainder, 427 pounds graded light burry, 189 pounds of rejects, and 350 pounds of tags.
Total receipts amounted to $42,363.71 paid by Fred Whitaker Company of Phila-delphia, who has been buying the Pocahontas wool for record state prices for a number of years.
“Wool is the first pay day for many of our farmers, and growing top quality wool is a year-round job,” comments Walter E. Jett, County Agent, “And pastures and lots frequented by sheep should be kept free of burrs.”
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Cain, of Marlinton, a son, named Dewey Howard.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Harold Keats Harrison, of Renick, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Maximo F. Jauregui, of Kensington, Maryland, a daughter, named Cynthia Marie. The maternal grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Harry Nelson, of Frost.
Mrs. Cora Carpenter, about 60, died Tuesday night from injuries received when she was struck Tuesday by a car while crossing Rt. 219 from Thill Top Grocery where she worked, to the mail box.
Mrs. Margaret (Maggie) Ann Irvine Sharp, age 87, of Marlinton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Willie Dilley, in Clover Lick. She was born at Fairview, a daughter of the late William H. and Emily T. Johnson Irvine; burial in the Fairview Cemetery.
Mrs. Grace Houdyschell Edwards, 59 of Chesapeake, formerly of Marlinton. burial in Highland Memorial Garden at South Point, Rome, Ohio.
C. H. Coles, about 50, of Washington, D. C., died of a heart attack Friday. His wife is the former Audra Curry.