Thursday, May 2, 1946
At the cost of much physical suffering through exposure to cold, a good many trout were caught by the many fishermen on last Saturday, the opening day of the trout season. Several inches of snow covered the higher grounds, with snow in the air on lower grounds. The water was in poor shape for fishing, too, as heavy rain had flushed all the streams with cloudy water. Spring branches gave the best returns…
Eighth Grade Graduates
Greenbank: Hanley Ward Ervin, Thurman D. Hill, William Leo Judy, Lloyd L. Nicely, George William Rexrode, Jerry Clark Shears, Robert Lee Simmons, Albert Zane Taylor, Stanley Lee Wooddell, Mary Alice Alderman, Sarah Jane Arbogast, Hazel Marie Brewster, Alice Rebecca Ervine, Winnogene Elizabeth Ervin, Nancy Jean Harris, Jolene Dare Kerr, Shirley Edith King, Hilda Josephine Lambert, Dallas Louise May, Patricia Ann McCaulley, Martha Ellen McCutcheon, Joyce Elaine Nottingham, Patricia Jean Riley, Helen Pearl Snyder, Helen Jane Taylor, Hilda Marie Townsend, Ruby Gale Vandevander, Crystal Belle Wooddell, Sadie Frances Lambert.
Dunmore: Alfred Doffis Mahaffey, Zelda Jean Buzzard, Edna Lee Miller, Wilma Gray Galford, William Wilson Brock.
Old Lick: Jean Johnston, Hazel Arbogast.
Marlinton High School
George Ardell, Lucille Alderman, Marion Balzer, Ruth Auldridge, French Beverage, John Curry, Betty Calhoun, Anna Belle Curry, Minnie Sue Chestnut, Ed Davisson, Hubert Galford, Garland Gordon, Ola Lea Hannah, Darl Hannah, Max Kirkpatrick, Fred Morrison, Margaret Mace, Hallie Moore, Curtis McNeill, Mildred Nelson, Sonya Parsons, Virginia Reed, Naomi Rider, Helen Rickett, Jane Sharp, June Viers, Betty Jean VanReenen, Beatrice Ruckman Wamsley, Vivian Whitt, Leonard Dean, Merl Gay – In Service.
John Scott Standifer, Homer Gordon, Frank Meadows, Herman Menefee.
The four boys named above completed their work in service.
Doris Jean Adkins, Martha Jane Barrett, Gene F. Chappell, Okey Lee Dalton, Dorothy Hollandsworth, Joyce Jackson, Jewell Kershner, Kathleen McMillion, Betty Jane Lewis, Moffett McNeel, Jr., Priscilla Ruckman, Blanch Townsend, Sue Townsend, Imogene Workman, Dallas Walker.
Tommy Arbogast, Ruth Beverage, Robert Brown, Gertrude Cales, Beulah Dahmer, Pauline Dahmer, Mary M. Deputy, Bertha Lee Dill, Amil Ervin, Julia Fisher, Emma Galford, Joel Hannah, Ida Gaye Hiner, Charles Houchin, Joanne C. Kane, Granville Keller, Al Smith McCutcheon, Jolene Mc-Laughlin, Dorothy Lee Mick, Rebecca Moyers, Ruth Nelson, Sadie Nelson, Russell Gabbert, Franklin Noel, Jeanne C. Rader, Henrietta Ralston, Nimmie Ralston, Iola Rexrode, Stanley Shears, Melvina Sheets, Norman Sheets, Ernestine Shinaberry, Naomi Sutton, Faye Swink, Ellen Taylor, Virginia Townsend, William Town-send, Marian Tracy, Thelma Vance, Ernestine VanDevander, Peggy Wagner, Peggy Wanless, Elaine Wilfong, Harold Wooddell.
Lost War Bride
Mrs. Kermit Foe, a British war bride, now thoroughly understands what the word “Snafu” implies. Scheduled to arrive Sunday morning at Cass to be with her husband for Easter, she and her 27 month old baby were routed to St. Albans by mistake. They spent Easter waiting for a train to retrace their tracks to Ronceverte, the nearest station stop to Cass.
Tall, thin Betty and chubby daughter, Wendy, arrived in New York on Friday and boarded a train Saturday for what was to be the last lap of their trip.
“I kept telling them I wanted to go to Cass,” explained Mrs. Foe, who knew where she wanted to go. “All my luggage was labeled Cass, but no. They told me that St. Albans was the closest station to Cass and that Cass was on a branch line.”
So, Sunday morning, Mrs. Foe was unloaded in St. Albans with her baby, crated perambulator, trunk, three handbags and a leather baby carrying crib.
But, she didn’t find her husband waiting for her. She went to the station agent, Roth Hereford, and asked in her crisp clipped English just exactly how far away Cass, West Virginia was from St. Albans. Then her suspicion that she was misrouted was confirmed.
Hereford explained to her that she should have left the train at Ronceverte, five hours earlier, and that Cass was 80 miles by road from Ronceverte. Betty Foe sat down on her pile of luggage and was unhappy.
However, that was her blackest moment. Hereford telephoned Red Cross Chairman J. D. Treanor. Treanor came to the station and took Betty and baby to his home for lunch and sat down to the telephone. At 4:30 p.m. Sunday, the misplaced bride boarded the train to Ronceverte.
Automobile transportation was arranged for her from there to Cass and her husband would be on hand to greet her. In all, she lost about 13 hours.
Transportation to America is furnished war brides by the government. Betty’s passage was paid for her complete to St. Albans. An error in routing put her off schedule for Cass, but she is in the United States and is now with her husband.
Lanky Betty Foe is an unusual British bride. She doesn’t drink tea. She prefers coffee. And she doesn’t expect miracles of America. Sensible and with a bright wit, she came to the United States with no preconceived illusions.
She met her husband when he was stationed near her home in Cambridge. Foe stopped at her mother’s village home for a glass of milk. He remained to spend the day talking to Betty, and to make a date for the next day. They were married after a year when Foe left England for the invasion of Italy. Foe returned to the States in August and was discharged.
Mr. and Mrs. Foe will make their home in Cass. Foe plans to farm in the summer and work in the lumber camps in the winter.
Farms, incidentally, are no mystery to Betty. She spent two years in England’s land army during the war years. – Charleston Gazette