Thursday, June 6, 1946
Our Army and Navy Boys
The American Red Cross has issued a bronze medal to commemorate the loyalty and valor of each nurse whose service with the armed forces was terminated by death in the line of duty. This medal has been received by Elmer McLaughlin in honor of Decima Edmonia McLaughlin.
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Private Calvin Keith Plyler, son of Mr. and Mrs. Oren E, Plyler, of Marlinton, has been assigned to the 682nd Port Co, 384th BN, a unit of the Peninsular Base Section, the Army Service Force in Italy. PBS served and supplied Fifth Army and ground crews of the U. S. Air Force and the Navy during the entire Italian Campaign…
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CPL. Harold H. Friel, son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Friel, of Buckeye, arrived home May 23, 1946, with an honorable discharge. He has completed 26 months of service with 16 months overseas in the 3rd Army, 65th Division in France and Germany. He was awarded the European theatre ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory ribbon and Army Occupation medal for Germany, and two battle stars. His position was 81 mm mortarman.
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Sgt. Russell W. Phillips has returned home with an honorable discharge. He served overseas for 16 months.
Memorial Day was fittingly observed in Marlinton by decorating the graves of soldiers in Mountain View Cemetery, and a general visitation to the resting places of our departed ones. In the late afternoon a goodly number gathered at the cemetery for an address by Hon. W. E. Nefflen, of Charleston…
Mrs. Ira Jeffries and son, Ronal Lee; Mrs. Dice Rimel and daughter, Carolyn Ann; and Mrs. Iva Hume and son…
The grandchildren were up to the lake in Seneca State Forest one day last week on a picnic. On their return, they brought a whole mess of little fishes, six to eight inches long. I diligently cleaned away on them, and when cooked, they proved to be just about the best eating ever. On the same platter was served brook trout. So, we had high standard eating in hand to compare. When I got all those little fishes ship shape for the pan, I betook myself to the book for to get a line of his family tree. The book gave his fine picture in colors, and a write up scientifically tedious. The name is Bream, alias Roach, alias Golden Shiner. The size was given at six to eight inches, though specimens have been reported of a length of a foot and a weight of a pound and a half…
Now that there is getting underway the perfectly good practice of building and maintaining fish ponds on every farm pretending good management practice, the bream will be about our best known fish of all. The first step in stocking the completed farm ponds is to put in this excellent pan fish. Next comes the big mouth bass, to feed and grow lustily on the bream.
I may be able to describe the little newcomer so you may be able to know him when you meet him in the stream. Scales like a chub; deep body like a perch; small head and big tail; beautiful color of greenish gold; lower fine yellow; central fins may be tipped with orange; flat shape with dark streak on sides; mouth small. The book says the bream will eat and thrive on most any sort of food found in the body of water he occupies. Muddy ponds sometimes support an incredible number of these good fishes.
Mrs. Minnie McCarty Kelly, aged 65 years, widow of the late Amos Kelly; a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Lanty McCarty. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Emma Jane Bird Dilley, 86, of Marlinton; born at Green Hill in Highland County, a daughter of the late James I. and Mary Bird. Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mrs. Flora Nottingham, aged 72 years, of Dunmore; wife of Bland Nottingham; a daughter of the late Harvey Nottingham.
Mrs. Sallie Belle Thomas Crummett, aged 65 years, of Valley Center, Highland County; daughter of the late Isaac and Rebecca Curry Thomas, of Huntersville, and widow of the late Paul P. Crummett.
John F. Brock, aged 84 years, prominent citizen and farmer of the Lobelia community. Burial in Emmanuel Church cemetery.