The family of Dr. G.O. Hopkins left Saturday morning on the good
ship Clarence for Creston. We do not know where they will locate.
Roscoe Hardman has sold his famous Hereford bull Marmaduke 5th
and a fine bunch of heifers to Okey Beall of Burnt House. Hardman recently
purchased the fine bull Beau Brummel, who is noted as being the finest in the
Erre Stump of this place is now working on a drilling well in
Ritchie County, near Petroleum. He contemplates leaving soon for British
Columbia, where he will work for an oil company.
Grantsville volunteer firemen had an especially busy day on
Tuesday, answering four calls. Two houses were destroyed, one off the Phillips
Run road and another at Big Springs.
The H.O. Lane family lost all possessions in a fire that
destroyed their home. Mrs. Lane rescued their three-month-old baby in the family
room from the burning building, but was slightly burned in doing so. The blanket
in which the baby was wrapped caught fire and she hurriedly dropped it as she
fled the blazing structure.
Firemen were able to save the Raymond Hupp house which was
threatened by the spreading fire. En route to the Lane fire, firemen stopped to
extinguish a blaze on Phillips Run, which was also threatening a house.
An unoccupied house at Big Springs was destroyed, the firemen
answering that call as soon as they returned from the Lane fire. They also
answered a call to extinguish a brush fire on Sycamore.
Grantsville volunteer firemen have been called out a number of
times in the last week to fight brush and forest fires, which have been
prevalent in the area.
Fire chief Orville Barnett said that he and the men in the
department were willing to assist in fighting these brush fires in the county
because they might at some time be able to save someone’s house or other
valuable property. They have returned from some of these fires both weary and
muddy, freely donating their time to help their neighbors.