A barge loaded with timber for a rig on Bell’s Run was stuck on
a shoal near the mouth of Steer Creek last week.
Okey Ball of Bull River passed through Mt. Zion with a fine
bunch of young cattle to graze.
Ralph McCoy, Gordy Vanhorn and John Barr were fishing recently.
Gordy said they did not catch many fish, but had plenty of fun trying.
Carr Shaffer of Mt. Zion was in town Saturday looking after
business. He has not yet fully recovered from his severe injury, but is able to
do considerable work again.
F.J. McCulty had a practical experience of what a man some-times
loses by not taking his county paper. His farm on Sycamore was sold for taxes a
year or so ago, legal notice of which was published in the Chronicle with the
name of the purchaser and the notice that the owner could redeem same within one
year. McCulty did not take the Chronicle and, consequently, knew nothing of the
sale. F.S. Wilson was the purchaser, and McCulty gave $400 and all the oil and
gas rights to get his farm back. This is only one instance of many we could cite
where a man loses money by not taking the Chronicle.
The Conservation Commission's education division has scheduled a
“float fishing” trip down the Little Kanawha River for out-of-state outdoor
The writers will put into the river about five miles above
Grantsville at daybreak and float some 10-12 hours to the town. The men will
spend the night of June 1 in Glenville, where final arrangements for the trip
will be made.
An education spokesman pointed out, “We not only hope to snag
some muskies, for which the LK is famous, but we will be using two rubber boats
manufactured at Grantsville by Rubber Fabricators, Inc., and provided by
president R.C. Flemming. The writers will have a chance to sample our fishing
and our West Virginia-built rubber fishing boats.”
Dewey Howes of Glenville will serve as guide for the trip, along
with his brother Martin of the state parks division.
About six outdoor editors should be on hand for the trip. They
are from the Baltimore Sun, Cincinnati Inquirer Pittsburgh Press, Washington
Post, Charleston Gazette,
and Cumberland Times. All have
indicated a strong interest in the trip.
Also planning to make the trip are Bill Parrish of Spencer and
John Cook of Davis, both of whom are familiar with the lure and habits of the LK.