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fireaerhtng iBntabuntaa B. J. Gudmundsson, Ofiicer CELEBRATING BLACK HISTORY Month. Sidney Lanier Goodwyn was born in Marlinton, W.Va. on January 18, 1914. He was the son of Isom H. and Selena F. Goodwyn. His brothers were Mose, Chancey and Harry. And his sisters were Anna Bell, Mamie and Lottie. Goodwyn attended Bluefield State College, Depaw University, George Peabody Teacher’s College and West Virginia University receiving his BS. Degree in Sci- ence. He married Lillian Marie Burns, and they had two daughters, Joanne and Marie. He was a teacher at Marlinton Jr. High School with 36 years service teaching at Cass, Greenbrier Hill and Marlinton. In the summertime he worked as a cook at the Buckskin Council Dilley’s Mill Scout Reservation. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church and President of the Marlinton Lions Club. Sidney Goodwyn died on March 27, 1976 at the age of 62 and is buried at Moun- tain View Cemetery. (Marlinton High School Collection, ID: PHP002701) Access the “Preserving Pocahontas” Digital Library at www.pocahontaspreserva tion.org or www.preservingpocahontas.org If you have historical records or photographs to be scanned for the county His- torical Archive contact Preservation Officer B. J. Gudmundsson at 304-799-3989 or email info@pocahontaspreservation.org Prints of photographs are available. éehentp-thhe 192mg gnu Calvin W. Price, Editor Thursday, February 21, 1946 Our Army and Navy Boys Fairmont — Charles Wal- lace Gun, of Millpoint, a vet- eran and a junior at Fairmont State College, was one of seven men and women to make a straight “A” average at the school... A son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Gum, the young man was in the service four years and a half, and was a sergeant in the Army... He thinks it is fine to be a civilian again and very interesting to be in col- lege. He is majoring in biol— ogy. Johnny LaRue, of Hills- boro, and Ray Irvine and Joseph Smith, of Marlinton, have returned to their homes with honorable discharges from the Navy after long and hard service. Captain Harry Lynn Sheets, of the Army Air Corps, has returned to his home here with an honorable discharge after long and hard service. Boyer — Mrs. Charles Lee Nelson has received a telegram from her son, Cor- poral Johnny C. Nelson, stat— ing he has landed back in the States. He has been in the Army about three years with 22 months in the South Pa- cific. Pearl Harbor ~ John Ralph Dilley, F 2—c, husband of 0 Local agent 0 Simple application 0 Affordable rates PIONEER INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. Life Insurance Made Easy 304 636 2300 www.pioneerinsuranceagencymet Mrs. Jane V. Dilley, of Mar- linton, is returning to the States aboard the U. S. S. Sarasota, an attack transport of the “Magic Carpet.” This ship left Peleliu January 30 and is scheduled to arrive in San Diego about February 21. The U. S. S. Sarasota is one of the Navy’s vast fleet of cargo and transport ships which maintained long and often hazardous supply lines throughout the Atlantic and Pacific during the war. Lt. Ethel D. Taylor, daugh- ter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell W. Taylor, of Greenbank, has written to her parents that she is on her way to the South Pacific. Lt. Taylor, a graduate nurse of Elkins City Hospi- tal, entered the Army Nurse Corps April 12, 1945. She did work at Valley Forge General Hospital, near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, for four months. She left the States from Port of Embarkation, New Orleans, Louisiana, Septem- ber 4th and spent some time in the Canal Zone, Panama. She returned to Southern California the latter part of October. On January 18, she sailed on the U. S. Republic as one of its Complement Nurses. This is the largest Army Hospital Ship afloat and is equipped for a capac- ity of 12,000 patients. During this trip, the Re- 0 Guaranteed benefit 0 Permanent or term 0 Peace of mind public is expected to stop at many places, its main point being Manila... Mr. and Mrs. Taylor also have two sons in service. Bedford, who has been in the Maritime Merchant Marines since March, 1942, has made many trips to foreign coun- tries. Raymond enlisted in the Navy in September 1945, and is now stationed at J ack— sonville, Florida. LETTER Dear Mr. Price; 1 just read in your grand paper of the plight of the Pocahontas Memorial Hos— pital. It seems a shame that such a necessary and worthy institution should be closing for lack of funds. If a tax levy is necessary to keep it going, then I’m in favor of it. Please pass on the en— closed check to the subscrip- tion committee. With best regards, Maj. Meade L. Waugh Ft. Benj. Harrison, Indiana FIELD NOTES L. A. Buzzard was over from Mt. Grove the other see 75 pg 14 Thursday, February 18, 1971 The ice went out of Knapps Creek Saturday af- ternoon with the help of some dynamite and high wa- ter, and the jam from Watoga to Stillwell finally moved out on a 14 to 15 foot flood in the Greenbrier about 3:30 Sunday morning. The ice in the Greenbrier at Marlinton had moved out about noon, going down to pack in against the lower mass. It was fascinating to watch the water swirl in giant circles as the forward movement would begin to break up and move the ice on the river above Marlinton. Heavy rain fell all night Friday and Saturday mom— ing. At two o’clock the tem- perature fell dramatically and the rain changed to snow, practically a blizzard. The real excitement came later in the afternoon when the water kept rising in east Marlinton behind the Still- well bridge. All the ice in Knapps Creek was within a mile from the mouth. Dyna— miting by the State Road sent ice flying and let the ice move. At the dam, the rising water had come over the dam. All at once a surge brought immense cakes of ice out into Ninth Avenue and across Ninth Street, ZEbe iBntabuntas mimes-February 18, 2021—Page Jane Price Sharp, Editor knocking down fences at the Town’s log house, smashing a garage door at Mrs. Blanche Curtis’ and breaking through basement windows to Mrs. C. S. Karmers’ house to do damage within. The water went into many basements. As the river rose with the heavy rain, water was backed up on Third Avenue in Marlinton. As it came into the A & P Store, they moved the groceries to one of Burns’ trailers. They had three inches of water before it started falling by eleven. The firemen and rescue squad workers were kept busy pumping basements and being generally helpful. Fred Morrison kept the Civil Defense and others no- tified of the situation by radio. The ice is still something to see on the Buckeye River road and around the dam in Marlinton. Road and town officials surveyed the damage Mon— day and discussed measures to prevent a reoccurrence. 'Ii'avel Mrs. William Moore, of Stony Bottom, and Mrs. Kathryn Moore Faudree, of Covington, Virginia, are home from a month’s trip to California (arriving back just three days before the earth- quake). While in California, they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Dale McLaughlin, of Redondo Beach, and also visited Mr. and Mrs. Jack Moore, of West Covina, all formerly of Stony Bottom. While sightseeing, Mrs. Moore appeared on the Truth or Consequences TV Show, as a contestant, and will let us know when we can see her on this show. They also visited Las Vegas. Eugene Simmons will leave Monday for a two- week vacation in Puerto Rico. BIRTHS Born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilfong, of Hillsboro, a son, named Garland Alfred. Born to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Moore, of Marilla, New York, a daughter, named Laura Elizabeth. DEATHS Silas Workman, 79, of Hillsboro, a son of the late Andrew Jackson and Sarah Workman. Burial in the Oak Grove Cemetery. George Steele Callison, 71, of Oak Hill, formerly of Marlinton, a son of the late Richard and Fannie Beard Callison. Burial in the Mountain View Cemetery. Mrs. Mabel Galford Thomas, 66, of Cass; burial in the Wanless Cemetery on Back Mountain Cornelius H. Shiflett, 91, of Durbin, a retired em- ployee of the Pocahontas Tannery Company. Burial in the Bethel Cemetery on Back Mountain. 100 £21113 @030 in @he iBurabnntaa (limes Calvin W. Price, Editor Thursday, February 11, 1921 We are now enjoying a soft and muddy winter. It is certainly making the mail carriers live hard. Within a few years, the postal service has grown and broadened until certain interests are ready to crucify a gentleman by the name of Burleson who is handling more pounds of mail in one year than they used to handle in ten. It looks like the women of this country are sleeping with catalogues under their pillows, and it is certain that a big mail order catalogue occupies a position of honor along with the family Bible on the center table in most homes... In the old days, the most important mail that came to this county was carried by a man by the name of John Donley who made the trip from Lewisburg to Hunt- ersville, a distance of forty- nine miles in one day, and made the trip back the next day. The mail was carried in a two-horse wagon in summer time and on horseback in the winter. Donley was the most famous mail carrier that we ever knew. He belonged to the days when a big revolver was considered a part of the ordinary and necessary equipment for a carrier, and when the outfit changed hands, the revolver went with the trade. Our recollection of Donley was that he was a very abrupt man. His driving was like the driving of Jehu the son of Nimshi; for he drove furi— ously. There is a story con- nected with his taking up the hard life of serving the long mountain route. He was working for a farmer in Greenbrier county, and not answering the dinner bell promptly, and the farmer un- dertook to break him of that bad habit and drilled into him the necessity of drop- ping anything that he had in his hand when the dinner bell rang and attending to the business of eating. The train- ing went on for some days, until the time came when Donley and the farmer were lifting off a big Newton wagon bed and got it part of the way up when the dinner bell rang. Donley let go of the rope and went to dinner, and the bed came down on the farmer and held him where he lay. About the time dinner was over, the farmer showed up with a club in this hand and ran Donley off the farm, whereupon he took up the life of a mail carrier which he pursued many years. LINWOOD The fine cattle roam over the hills and meadows of the big stock farms like it was summer time. Eugene Gate— wood, C. C. Beal, Dunlap Bros. and Russell Hannah all have fine herds. We have had several cases of flu, but in the mild form. The Linwood school taught by Mrs. R. F. Yeager is crowded to its utmost ca- pacity and pupils have been turned away because there is not room for any more seats. We can get the seats but we cannot enlarge the building. The schoolhouse was burned HealthCare Marketplace Special Enrollment Period February I5 May I5 Good Life Financial, LLC 304-456-4828 4954 Potomac Highlands Trail q ’ Green Bank,WV 24944 ‘ a few years ago, caused by a defective flue. A temporary building was put up with a view to build a two-room school house later. The board of trustees condemned the schoolhouse and next year they hope to have a large tWo room building that will ac- commodate all the young people who want to attend school at Linwood. DEER CREEK VALLEY Plowing and getting ready to make sugar is the order of the day. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Galford are building a new house on their farm. They rented their house and farm to Ham Burns last spring and moved to Cass. We welcome Mr. and Mrs. Galford back to the valley. The sound of the tractor with the three gang plow is heard and seen running at the Siple Farm. Jim Belcher, the big demo- crat, is running the school truck from Cass to the Greenbank High School, which gives the children in the valley a chance to attend the good school. Uncle Jim Sutton, of Ar- bovale, still makes his two trips a week to Cass. He will buy anything that you have to sell that you can eat or drink, except old hen or moonshine. Frank Young, at the Siple Farm, is feeding this winter for the W. Va. Pulp & Paper Co., 103 head of cattle of which 95 are calves. These calves were bred from regis- tered Shorthoms and Polled Angus bulls, and we expect they are the best bunch of calves in the county. see 100 pg 14 Need to enroll or change healthcare coverage? Contact LuAnn Creager