Hunters have returned from the annual Bear Fork hunt with their
game bags full and their appetites satisfied.
The hunt was a success in every particular. There were 219
squirrels killed and the provender box was always running over.
The trophy was awarded to Clay McDonald who had 40 scalps to his
credit. Second prize was won by Jeff Miller of Roane County. John Newlon,
Spencer photographer, was awarded a prize for being the best fellow in camp and
a vote of thanks was given Marshall Bennett for his excellent cooking and
courteous treatment of members and guests of the club.
The camp was a beautiful one in the heart of the large forest
owned by Hon. Louis Bennett of Weston on Trace Fork of Bear Fork.
The best of order prevailed, and the laws of the club, as well
as all state laws, were respected and the best of discipline was maintained. The
refrain heard reverberating up and down the wilds of Bear Fork was “Happy have
we met, happy have we been, happy may we part and happy meet again.”
Change was made in the ownership of the county’s telephone
system last Friday. United Telephone Co. of St. Marys took over from Citizens
Telephone Co. of Grantsville.
To the general public, the change was made without any visible
signs, and service goes on as usual.
The final sale price was determined to be $35,812.87. This
figure was arrived at by the company’s auditor from the balance sheets showing
assets of the company.
Just when the many stock-holders of the old Citizens company
will receive their payment for stock is not known. Before final disbursement is
to be made, an opinion is to be given by Internal Revenue officials on any
further tax liability.
Citizens has not paid any federal income taxes, being considered
a non-profit corporation, and an exemption from such taxes had been granted in
the past. The exemption certificate has long since been mislaid, and the
Internal Revenue commissioner who issued it is now dead. It was decided by
directors and attorneys handling the matter to ask for a new ruling from the IRS, rather than go ahead and distribute the money,
only to have to collect it again for payment of taxes.