Jeff Kelly, Ira Hardman and R.E. Hays caught a catfish that
tipped the scales at 42 lbs.
Misses Lena Wigner and Miney Elliott have opened a dressmaking
establishment and are turning out lots of work, with customer satisfaction.
Scotch McDonald of Sycamore was in town and took home a wagon
load of furniture.
The family of Hagan Barr will spend the summer at their
residence in this town. We are glad to have them back with us.
A.W. Hallenbake returned on Saturday from a trip all over the
county, repairing watches, clocks, etc. He said that the average man in this
county has a heart as large as your hat.
A serious cutting affray is reported from the West Fork, near
Orma. A young man by the name of McCune wanted to marry a damsel by the name of
Lane, but her brother had objections and a controversy arose. The report is that
McCune fired two shots with a revolver at Lane, whence Lane drew a knife and
proceeded to carve McCune up. McCune fired two more shots, none of the four
taking effect. McCune is reported to be in a very serious condition.
The possibility of a state forest being established in Calhoun
was discussed Monday at a meeting of Grantsville Lions Club.
Dick Van Linde, chief of planning and development for the State
Conservation Commission, told of plans and answered a number of questions.
Under consideration for such a project is a section along the
Little Kanawha River in the Bee Creek section, between Grantsville and Big Bend.
The com-mission has taken an option on one tract of a little over 1,000 acres
owned by Hughart Stump.
The proposed forest would encompass from five to ten thousand
acres of land.