Jeff Kelley, the prosperous Philips Run farmer, is contemplating
a trip to the great northwest this year. It is probable, if he likes the country
there, that he will buy land and move his family there.
S.L. Stump, formerly of Big Bend, but now of Buckhannon, was a
business visitor in Grantsville. His many friends will be glad to know he is
prospering at his new location.
Ernest Goff of Gilmer County spent several days here trying to
institute a lodge of American Protective Legion, and we understand that he wrote
several insurance policies, and may organize a lodge in the near future.
The census enumerators are now at work, and the people should
assist them in every possible way to obtain correct information.
Sylvester Kerby, one of Hur’s good citizens, was a pleasant
caller at our office. He reports work booming in his neighborhood, principally
in timber. He has just finished logging two sawmill sets for Andrew Umstead, and
will likely do some more work for him in the near future.
A new type of vine for this area has been planted on the grounds
of Calhoun General Hospital as a cover for the steep banks.
Five hundred kudzu bulbs were set out Monday morning under the
direction of C.R. Wease, county court president. Volunteers from the county jail
assisted in the work. The bulbs were planted over an area of several banks, and
they are expected to eventually cover the banks with a lush growth of greenery
to stop erosion of the soil. The plants, which develop into a quickly spreading
vine, also have a white blossom to add to their beauty.
Wease also planted a row of quickly growing Chinese chestnuts on
each side of the hill leading up to the hospital. He has put many hours of his
own time in working on the hospital grounds, with establishment of the sturdy
growth of grass on the front lawn of the building.