M.L. Clark and Son’s Big Combined Shows will give exhibitions on
Tuesday and Wednesday in Arnoldsburg. The show is much improved for the present
season, with more people, animals and horses--the largest and best Wild West
Wagon Show in existence. The show has often been mimicked, but never equaled.
As a special feature is a company of cow boys and girls from the
plains of the West--some of the best riders and ropers the world has ever
produced; also, a band of Sioux Indians that will take a special part in each
Besides the real wild west attractions, they have some of the
best circus talent that can be secured. A fine band of music will be heard and
there will be a street parade daily at 1:30 p.m.
Come and bring the family. Don’t miss the show, as it is likely
to be a long time before you have an opportunity of seeing a show of this kind
Since January, there have been 17 people in Calhoun who could
have died from rabies, according to Health Dept. records.
They were all exposed to the disease, but took anti-rabies
shots. Seven of these exposures were in August. If a child on the way to school
sympathetically picked up a cat because it appeared to be sick, should the cat
bite the child, but not seriously, the child could be exposed to rabies and it
might escape detection. Once symptoms do appear, the disease is incurable, and a
horribly painful death is inevitable.
The present quarantine on dogs and cats should not be taken
lightly. The cooperation of all persons will be required to wipe out rabies in
this area. Elimination of stray dogs will stop a transfer of this disease from
one area to another, and the foxes will die from the epidemic of rabies, which
now exists among them.
Never, said county agent Bill Arhick, be deluded from the fact
that dogs are the number one problem in human rabies. Since the dog is a
domesticated animal, he is a close associate of man, yet he also spends
considerable time in the same environment as the fox. Hundreds of foxes die with
rabies and it goes unnoticed by man because they live in two different
environments. If a dog dies with rabies, it is nearly always known. In addition
to endangering human life, the infected animal may bite several head of
livestock causing considerable loss of money.
According to West Virginia Code, it is unlawful for dogs and cats to be moved
from the premises without a special permit from the commissioner of agriculture.
It is unlawful for the owner of any dog or cat to permit such dog or cat to run
at large in the quarantined area. Any dog or cat running at large may be caught
and confined or may be shot or otherwise destroyed by any person, without any