Thursday, May 27, 1948
Among the stores in Marlinton to be closed on Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day are Curry’s Super Market, Thomas and Thomas, A & P, Moses and Meadows, Wilbur Sharp, The Shrader Store, Peoples Store and Supply Company.
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Mr. and Mrs. Shisler Silva and son, Woodrow, of Glenoma, Washington, are back visiting relatives in their home county of Pocahontas. This is their first visit back in 46 years. They are dairy farmers. They traveled the southern route, down the Pacific through California and then east through Arizona and Texas. The distance was 3,800 miles to Marlinton. They expect to return by the northern route through Montana.
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A big bear came over on Stony Creek to kill sheep for Dewey Sharp Sunday night.
Harry Matheny got a 19-inch Rainbow trout, a little better than four pounds.
A 23-inch brown trout was caught below the mouth of Tea Creek last Friday.
Two members of this year’s senior class to receive degrees at Glenville State College are from Pocahontas County – Whitman Hull, of Durbin, and Raymond G. Tracy, of Arbovale.
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Graduating exercises were well attended Sunday night at Pleasant Green Church. Guest speaker was our superintendent, Eric Clutter. He also presented William Lindsay the Golden Horseshoe. Mack Brooks presented the diplomas to the graduates, Vivian Morris, Mary Joy, Gale Boggs, Betty Jo Church, William Lindsay and Kenneth Nicholas.
William Lindsay should be highly commended, having the honor of being the first boy from Greenbrier Hill School to win the Golden Horseshoe. He is also to be commended for graduating with good grades. He has been handicapped and he earned his the hard way.
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Winners were announced this week for the spelling contest sponsored at Marlinton Graded School recently by Mrs. K. J. Hamrick. They are as follows: Jon Young 5-A, first; Marolyn Barlow 5-A, second; Don McKenney 5-A, third.
Nancy Ward Currence 6-A, first; Phyllis Carpenter 6-B, second; Carol McCloud 6-A, third.
Flora Auldridge 7-A, first; Erma Lee McCarty 7-B, second; Myra Sharp, 7-B third.
Pupils were left to their own initiative in this contest, and no drill work was done by teachers…
Friend James M. Workman, of Burnsides, came in to report the unusual occurrence of a swarm of bees on April 20. He hived the bees, and gave them a head start with honey from his winter store. The new hive is working strong; early swarms are the ones which make the honey.
You know the old saying that a swarm of bees in May is worth a load of hay; a swarm of bees in June is worth a silver spoon; a swarm of bees in July is not worth a fly.
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Jim reported evidence of an early spring in that, on April 21, his dog proceeded to get himself snake bit. He was struck in the short hair behind a foreleg. Mr. Workman figured it was a copperhead. Anyway, he app- lied the old time snakebite remedy of a mixture of turpentine and salt liberally to the wound. In a few days, the dreadfully sick dog had recovered to be about as usual. A couple of generations back, no berry picking outfit went to the woods in huckleberry time without a bottle of turpentine and salt mix.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Curry, of Hunters-ville, a baby girl, named Barbara Ann.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dock W. Sharp, of Marlinton, a daughter, named Shirley Ann.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Moody Galford, of Cass, a daughter, named Cheryl Elaine.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Dale McCarty, of Frost, a son, named Dewey Lynn.
Born to State Trooper and Mrs. I. P. Richardson, twin sons, named Randolph Brent and Gregory Nelson.
Jacob Walker Yeager, son of the Honorable Brown McLauren and Harriet Arbogast Yeager, was born December 27, 1873 and died April 30, 1948.
Mr. Yeager attended public schools in Pocahontas County and graduated form Augusta Military Academy, later graduating in Law at the University of West Virginia in 1898… Burial in Mountain View Cemetery.
Mr. Yeager is survived by his son, Richard, and his daughter, Mrs. Mildred Seagraves…
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Funeral services were conducted in the Baxter Presbyterian Church Saturday for Lena Mae McLaughlin, who passed away February 11, 1948, at the Robert Memorial Hospital in Ravenna, Ohio, after an illness of 15 years. She was born May 8, 1909.
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Ethel Ray Zeman, aged 37 years, daughter of Edward and Roxie Ray, died in Cleveland, Ohio, Thursday, May 20, 1948. Her body was laid to rest in the McNeill Cemetery near Buckeye. The funeral service was held from Marvin Chapel.
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Arthur Spencer Dayton died at his home in Charleston of a heart attack May 20, 1948. Thus is noted the passing of an outstanding citizen of West Virginia, a leading church man, a leading lawyer, a man proficient in literature and art.
Spencer Dayton, grandfather of the deceased was a native of New England, an able lawyer, who proved the good angel to many a disenfranchised southern sympathizer of Pocahontas county, indicted for murder in a carpet bag court and sadly in need of an advocate.
Alston G. Dayton, father of the deceased, was a Congressman and later Judge of the United States Court for the Northern District of West Virginia. For a number of years, he was a summer resident of Pocahontas County.