Thursday, August 19, 1948
PARKING MARKERS AGAIN
Dear Mr. Price;
Shame on you, Sir!
It was with a feeling of ineffable pain and sorrow that I read in The Times that Marlinton had joined the ranks of the towns determined to drink their cup from the River of Lethe, and sink into the eternal oblivion of sameness and drabness – an insane desire to achieve mediocrity.
You, Sir! Where is that power which is mightier than the sword? Who, now, is the guardian of the rights, uniqueness and independence of the great people of the Sovereign State of Pocahontas, and of Marlinton, its Capital?
Parking Meters? A five cent gouge to irritate the sensibilities of the weary traveler, who seeks only to pause, eat and rest mid the beauty and splendor of our mountains. The homefolk, interested in transacting their daily business and in friendly, leisurely intercourse with neighbors, now to be outraged for the sake of a few pennies used to pay foreigners for the installation of an “infernal machine.”
Our town should not want to hurry people along, to actually insist that they leave. But, rather to stay, visit, trade and make friends. Our town should continue to hold out the welcoming, and not the restraining hand.
And, you, Sir! That great mantle of responsibility which was your privilege to carry for so long has been allowed to drag in the dust.
Shame on you, Sir.
Mr. and Mrs. H. K. Wilfong, of Huntersville, announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mary Lou Calhoun, to Gordon Dilley, son of Hevener Dilley, of Huntersville…
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Mr. and Mrs. Ivan L. Sharp, of Nitro, announce the engagement of their daughter, Ramona Irene, to Thomas Shipley, late of Severon Park, Maryland. The bride is the granddaughter of L. D. Sharp, of Slaty Fork, and J. B. Orndorff, of Arbovale.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Winfred Foe, of Cass, a son.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Haskel M. Copenhaver, of Millpoint, a son.
Ms. Martha Ann Lambert, aged 62 years, wife of Otha Lambert, of Bartow, died Saturday, August 7, 1948. On Monday, her body was laid to rest in the Mullenax family cemetery at Cherry Grove in Pendleton County. The deceased is survived by her husband, their son, Harlan, and their daughter, Mrs. Halcy Vandevender.
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Mrs. Irene Callison Beard, aged 64 years, wife of Carl G. Beard, of Hillsboro, died Wednesday, August 11, 1948. She was at the home of a neighbor, Mrs. Clark Gum, for religious service when stricken. On Friday afternoon, the service was held from the home… Her body was laid to rest in the McNeel Cemetery. The deceased was the daughter of the late George W. and Maude McNeel Callison… She is survived by her husband and two daughters, Martha and Janet.
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Mrs. Florence Austin Campbell, wife of Guy Campbell, died at her home in South Charleston Monday afternoon August 9. On Thursday afternoon, her body was laid to rest in the family plot in Dunmore cemetery. The service was held from the home of Mr. and Mrs. H. M. Moore.
She is survived by her husband, Guy Campbell, and their children… She was a daughter of the late Dr. C. L. and Mrs. Florence Moore Austin…