Hope Natural Gas Co. is now paying rentals on the Steer Creek
holdings formerly held by Columbia Gas and Electric Co. We assume the Standard
Co. has taken over the holdings of that company in this county, especially those
in the upper districts.
Several cases of scarlet fever are reported from Philips Run and
County Supt. Coleman J. Gainer conducted an examination for
pupils in the common school branches who desire a diploma. There were 17
hopefuls who took the examination. Another examination will be held Apr. 14-15.
Atty. J.T. Waldo was engaged in some very interesting law suits
in Squire Ferrell’s court at White Pine on Saturday.
The Steamer Clarence, which was loaded with Sam Gainer’s
household goods, experienced quite a time in getting started Thursday for its
trip to Ravenswood, until Charlie Starcher, manager, got up from his sick bed
and took the wheel.
As the population of this county increases and more and more
guns and fishing rods are taken out into the woods and on the streams and
waters, an increasingly acute problem will be the conservation of wildlife.
This problem has already reached the acute stage in some areas,
and with some species of wildlife. The answer to the threat of game extinction
seems to lie in several fields. One of the remedies to this eventual outcome
lies in shorter hunting and fishing seasons.
Conservation offices have responded to the threat of extinction,
lowering the bag and catch limits and tightening enforcement, but it is not yet
The major problem is the human factor--a mass psychology of the
hunters and fishermen, and their attitude toward bag limits, seasons, etc.
Too many old time hunters have little regard for the limits, and
laugh about above-limit totals. Many a covey of birds has been killed so
greedily that none are around the next season. Until the realization that
conservation habits must be practiced by all sportsmen, the decreasing supply of
wildlife will remain an acute problem. The average hunter is the only one who
can solve it.