Bud Johnson, the genial superintendent of the Withers and
Vandevender stave yard below town, was in to see us on Saturday. He says there
are now over a million staves in the yard, besides several hundred thousand feet
of lumber. Bill Stump will move these out as soon as possible after the first
It is asserted upon authority that the value of food stuffs that
West Virginia buys from other states for home consumption, which could be grown
within the state, is equal to the value of the coal that West Virginia ships out
of the state.
In other words, for every dollar we gain by taking advantage of
our natural resources, we lose another dollar by failure to take advantage of a
The next meeting of Masonic Lodge in this town will be on
Christmas night. There is a large amount of work to be done and a pleasant
evening is anticipated.
A vein of coal six feet thick was found at a depth of 28 feet on
the A. Westfall farm on Bull River.
At the close of the 1959 firearms deer season, Calhoun County
checking stations have tagged 81 deer. Conservation officer Marvin Lewis
reported that 49 of these were taken within the county, with two of them being
checked in Gilmer County.
This is the biggest deer kill in the county for several years.
In 1957, there were only 17 killed in the county. In 1958 the number had risen
to 34. The county, which has a season only for bucks, will have to have a kill
of 57 for two years on three- year average to become a hunter’s choice county.
While the figure is climbing each year, it will still not be a
hunter’s choice county next year, under present regulations.