Thursday, October 20, 1948
The first snow at Marlinton flew in the air Monday morning. The mountains round about were white on top. The first frost at Marlinton was a good white one Tuesday morning. The temperature was 20 degrees.
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Oscar and Austin Sharp, the bear hunting twins, killed themselves another big bear last Tuesday. They got him on Days Run. Better than three hundred pounds, this bear had begun to lard up his winter’s fat. So, nigh as I can figure, this is their eighteenth bear since the varmints came out of their dens last March and began to kill sheep for their living.
The Masonic Grand Lodge of West Virginia will lay a cornerstone in the new Board of Education Building at Marlinton Saturday, beginning promptly at 2 p.m. M. W. Nelson S. Orkney, Grand Master of Masons of West Virginia, will have charge of the program, Also, a large number of Masonic Grand Officers from various parts of the state are planning to attend…
The Board has long recognized the necessity for a more centralized office and storage space, and so when the requirement for the construction of a Farm Shop and Vocational Agriculture Buil-ding arose, it was decided to combine the necessary construction into one building. Therefore, having saved toward this end for a number of years, it was possible to construct this building at a cost of approximately $110,000 out of regular appropriated funds without any request for additional taxes.
The building houses, on the ground floor, the vocational agriculture and farm shop rooms, designed according to modern approved plans; a shop for repairing buses, eight bus storage stalls and school supply storage space. Upstairs, there are eight office rooms for the Board of Education, the county Superintendent, Administrative Staff and institutional On Farm Training.
Also, there are five classrooms for taking care of the large seventh and eighth grades…
COME OUT AND VOTE
For Prosecuting Attorney of Pocahontas County, again our party presents Richard F. Currence. He has proven his fitness as a man and his ability as a lawyer to fill most satisfactorily this most important office. He plays no favorites nor does he shirk the rather strenuous work of this office. The last time the people of Pocahontas County elected Mr. Currence, he was away in the United States Navy, defending his country in time of war. He is an experienced lawyer of proven ability in his profession. He has the confidence of jurors and the public generally. If the evidence justifies, he pushes the case to the limit. On the other hand, cases not supported by evidence are dismissed, without cost of trial to public and defendants. I venture the opinion, few courts over the State equal the record of indictments confessed to and convictions returned in our Pocahontas Circuit Court.
Then, too, Mr. Currence is thoroughly familiar with the affairs of the county and a competent and experienced advisor to the County Court.
The funeral of the late Sergeant Garland Moore, of the United States Army, will be held Friday afternoon, October 22, at 2 o’clock at Arlington Virginia, with inter- ment with military honors in the National Cemetery
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William Worth Nottingham, aged 80 years, of Marlinton, died Saturday night, October 16, 1948… On Tuesday afternoon his body was laid in the Dunmore Cemetery, the service being held from the Dunmore Methodist Church… The deceased was a son of the late Honorable Adam and Henrietta Phillips Nottingham…
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William Wanless, aged 66, son of Newton and Matilda Malcomb Wanless, died October 13, 1948… On Saturday afternoon, the funeral was held by Rev. Roger Melton and his body was laid to rest in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery.
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Clarence Cameron McLaughlin, Jr., was killed in a truck wreck October 10, 1948, at the age of 25 years. The funeral was held in the Dunmore Methodist Church with the VFW Post of Marlinton in charge. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. McLaughlin, Sr. He is survived by his wife, Gertrude, and their six year old daughter, Shirley… Mr. McLaughlin served 35 months with the 66 Black Panther Division of the Infantry; 18 months in Europe…
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Mrs. Ella J. White was born November 14, 1864 and departed this life Sunday, September 26, 1948. She was born and died in the Edray community… On Tuesday afternoon the funeral was held from the Edray Methodist Church, and her body was laid to rest in Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. White was a daughter of the Rev. James E. and Louemma Harper Moore… She was married to F. M. White, who preceded her in death 14 years ago…
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William B. Tallman, aged 65 years, passed away October 1, 1948, at his home in Cass. He leaves to mourn his loss his wife, Pearl Tallman…