Thursday, May 30, 1946
OUR ARMY AND NAVY BOYS
Bartow – Sgt. James Richard Snyder, aged 22 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. J. Snyder, has been officially declared dead by the War Department. He had been reported missing in action for more than a year…
Sgt. Snyder graduated from Greenbank High School, and had completed two years of college work. He entered the service August 1943, in the air corps. He went overseas in February as a gunner and radar operator. He completed four missions before he was reported missing on April 12, 1945, on a low altitude night bombing mission to Tokyo from Guam.
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Corporal Dale Gay, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oda Gay, is home from the Marines with an honorable discharge. He saw 26 months’ service, with 14 months overseas in the South Pacific Area.
Seaman First Class Lanty Phillips, after 26 months’ service in the Navy, is home with an honorable discharge.
Norval Pifer, of the Army, is home with an honorable discharge. He served in the South Pacific with a hospital unit.
“WELCOME HOME” SERVICE
All the friends of the ex-servicemen and the friends of the family of the one serviceman of the Marvin Chapel Community, who did not return, are invited to attend the “Welcome Home” Service to be held at Marvin Chapel Sunday, June 2, 1946, at 3:00 p.m. The freewill offering at this service will be an expression of our thanks for their return and will be used to repair and beautify our church as a memorial to the one who failed to return.
In this issue of the Times is published the ballot to be used in the Local Option Election to be held in Durbin Tuesday, June 4th. The wording is just a bit confusing at the first glance. Study it, and you will see very plainly that “Yes” is for the sale of liquor to continue in Durbin and “No” is to stop it right now.
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Speaking about the sale of liquor as a state monopoly, I stand to testify that there has been a decided change for the better in the matter of the effects as shown in public places in Marlinton of drinking in the two months since the state liquor store was closed. We all wonder how we timidly put up with the unmitigated nuisance of allowing our town to be the drinking place of habitual alcoholics of a whole countryside, not to mention the punks who could not carry their liquor.
Miss Hallie Moore, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Moore, became the bride of Arthur Cain, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cain, of Huntersvile, on Saturday, May 18, 1946. The ceremony was performed in the parsonage at Minnehaha Springs…
The groom has served two years and four months in the United States Army, of which 14 months were spent overseas. He was awarded the Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Ribbon, five major Battle Stars and the European Theatre Ribbon.
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Mr. And Mrs. R. O. Crowley, of Greenbank, announce the marriage of their daughter, Anita, to Wayne Hickman, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Hickman, of Durbin, on Thursday, May 23, 1946, at the home of the bride… Both Mr. and Mrs. Hickman attended Greenbank High School. Mr. Hickman enlisted in the service on May 3, 1943 and served 22 months in Europe.
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A wedding of interest to their friends and relatives in this county was solemnized at the Manse in Monterey on May 23, 1946, when Miss Margaret Virginia Lightner became the bride of Mr. Fred Robert Cole. The bride is a daughter of Mrs. W. A. Lightner and the late Mr. Lightner, of Greenbank. The groom is a son of Mr. and Mrs. R. W. Cole, also of Greenbank… The groom recently received his discharge, having spent more than four years in the service, forty months of which were spent overseas…
Austin Sharp was over on the Williams for a catch of trout one day last week. He saw plenty of bear sign where his party was camping. So last Saturday, his day off from the tannery, he gathered a party, took his dogs and went out for bear. Turning the dogs on a track, they soon jumped the bear. After a short race, it was treed. Austin was the fist man to get within sight and shooting distance of the bear. He shot it out, dead. The tragedy of it all is that when the heavy carcass of the two year old bear came tumbling out of the tree, it fell smack down on Austin’s greatly prized feist dog, killing it instantly. Austin would not have traded this little dog for all the bears in the Black Forest. This little dog caught a turkey gobbler some years ago.
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Renick – Arnold Alderman, of Panther Camp Run, killed a monster water moccasin near the Beard Lick. It was four feet long and weighed 10 pounds.