Local fox hunters caught a red fox with hounds Saturday. The
dogs bayed it and the men were close enough to capture it alive, and now have
it, along with another one, a gray, in captivity. One of them will be turned
loose this week and a big chase is expected.
Andrew Umstead, progressive Hur timber man, merchant, dealer in
tobacco, and agent for International Harvester Co., was a business caller in
town on Thursday. He is a sure-enough hustler, and, although he has several
irons in the fire, has never yet let one burn. Such citizens are a valued boon
to any community.
Our venerable friend, J.P. Dobbins of Rush Run, was a pleasant
caller at our office. He informed us that Ward Stalnaker, venerable pioneer of
the Steer Creek valley, who has been confined to his bed at the Dobbins’s home,
with rheumatism for some time, is now able to walk about the premises without
Col. L.P. Bickel was in town several days last week. He and Wig
are interested in a block of oil territory in Ritchie County, near King Knob, on
which a good oil well was drilled in last week. He said that the well is a
dandy, and he feels sure that this one will open a new field.
It is time that Americans faced up to the fact that the great
men of yesterday said many things which are not in line with the current
political tune of today. Students of history know that many writers and
speakers, treating the Founding Fathers, omit popular items.
Even those who were this country’s greatest heroes took
positions which are today thought to be political suicide, and reactionary. They
spoke out for the majority in this country, and for the majority’s way of life,
for the philosophy of the frontier American, the colonial American, and the
people who made this country great.
Nowadays, it is difficult to speak up for the majority. The
current vogue is to kowtow to minorities, since they hold the balance of power
in many key states and can be stampeded, like goats, to vote en masse.
Let us have a more truthful interpretation of the early day
remarks on all problems, including social problems, even if it is not palatable
to some minorities, who too often seek to impose their will on the majority, and
who charge that everyone who does not bow to their wishes is prejudiced against