Thursday, September 30, 1948
In the Charleston Fair last week, there were a goodly number of winners from Pocahontas county in the sheep classes. Among them were Ray Kramer, with four firsts and a champion in judging; W. A. Arbogast, six firsts and a champion; Jimmie Sharp, eleven firsts and two champions; E. F. Williams and son, ten firsts and two champions.
THE POCAHONTAS TIMES
By Maurice Brooks,
The Pocahontas Times has, in a peculiar way, become a state institution, and its influence is felt far beyond our borders. Through many years, it has been a symbol of personal journalism, with a flavor of our mountains and their people.
The Pocahontas Times speaks for these citizens, their problems, their achievements and the day by day events, large and small, of their lives are discussed. From its inception, The Times has been edited by one or another of the Price family. The Prices have known the local people, and have shared in their concerns. They have been participants in events, not spectators who wrote from the sidelines. When a bear kills some of Burner’s sheep, it is a personal affront to Cal Price, and he rises in wrath to demand the bear’s scalp…
Cal Price always said that his father got credit for the things that Andrew Price wrote and that Andy was credited with the things that Cal himself wrote. However that may have been, there was honor enough for all and Cal has for many years held undisputed sway over The Times and its destinies.
When a volume in the American Mountains Series dealt with the Great Smokies and the Blue Ridge, one of its authors, Alberta Hannum, went many miles out of her field to cite and quote from The Times as being typical of mountain journalism at its best. She enjoyed, as thousands of others have done, the Field Notes, the personals and even the advertisements.
One business card which the Times carried for many years was that of a local citizen who offered his services as a “veterinarian and dentist.” For this same man, The Times, a short while ago, carried a notice to the effect, “All persons are warned not to hunt, fish or trespass on the lands of the undersigned. For your sake, for my sake and for God’s sake!”
Mr. and Mrs. John A. Coffman gave a birthday party on September 26 in honor of their daughter, Martha. Those present were: Sandra and Kay Kershner, Jean and Gail LaRose, Carolyn Curry, Shirley Malcomb, Margaret Eubanks and Creola Jackson…
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Mrs. M. D. Vaughan gave a birthday party September 15, in honor of her daughter, Mary Frances. Those present were: Misses Twila Anderson, Lynda Barcroft, Nannie Coxey, Vera Sue Vaughan, Carolyn and Ruby Lynn Hodges, Mrs. Louise Kennison, Delano and Norman Walker, Keith Hodges and James Edward Vaughan…
Mr. and Mrs. Dice Rimel are the proud parents of a daughter, born Tuesday, September 21, 1948. She has been named Patricia Catherine. This is their second child and second daughter.
On Sunday afternoon, the funeral service for Private Letcher L. King was held from the Cass Methodist Church by Rev. Harry Blackhurst. His body was laid to rest in the family cemetery near Greenbank.
The V. F. W. post of Marlinton was in charge of the funeral rites at the grave.
Private King is a son of Mrs. Lucy Jane King, of Cass. He is also survived by a brother, Eugene. He was killed in action May 12, 1944.
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Mrs. J. B. Sutton, of Cass, has been notified that the remains of her nephew, Platoon Sergeant Garland Moore is enroute to the States.
Sgt. Moore was born on July 4, 1911, and was reared by his foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Sutton, of Cass. He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1928 and served in China from 1929 to 1936. Upon return to the States he was stationed to South Charleston at the Naval Ordnance Plant and late transferred to recruiting duty, stationed in Bluefield seven months and in Welch one month. He returned to active duty overseas on February 17, 1943.
Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery.
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Mrs. Ella Moore White, aged 84 years, died at her home at Edray September 26, 1948. On Tuesday afternoon the funeral was held from the Edray Methodist Church… Her body was laid to rest in Mt. View Cemetery.
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Walter D. Clark, born April 25, 1870, passed away Tuesday, September 21, at his home in Seebert. The deceased was a son of the late Samuel T. and Anna Lewis Clark. The funeral was conducted in the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church at Hillsboro, and the body was laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery at Marlinton.
Active pallbearers were P. C. Curry, George Edgar, Ernest McClung, R. H. Auldridge, Joel Beard and Charles LaRue. Honorary, H. M. Elmore, A. D. Pyles, Ross Goodman, Neal Wade, Lloyd Payne, Oakie Kennison, G. L. Carlyle, Lake Auldridge, Bliss Shrader and Barney Slavin.