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Thursday, April 23, 1964
From the desk of Mrs. Jane Price Sharp

The service trees started showing white on the hills Monday.

WEDDINGS
Kiner – Hause
The Edray Methodist Parsonage was the scene on Saturday, April 4, 1964, for the wedding of Miss Dorothy Hause and Don Kiner.
The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hause, of Buckeye, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kiner, of Woodrow.
Mrs. Kiner is a graduate of Marlinton High School and the Southernton Mart Beauty School in Huntington.
Mr. Kiner was graduated from Marlinton High School and recently completed two years duty with the Army. He is now on the police force in Newport News, Virginia.

Michael – Vandevender
On Sunday, April 12, 1964, at two o’clock in the afternoon, the marriage of Miss Kathryn Lee Vandevender and Earl Douglas Michael was performed in the Marlinton Presbyterian Church.
She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Vandevender, of Slatyfork,. She is a graduate of Marlinton High School and Glenville State College.
He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Michael, of Marlinton. He is a graduate of Marlinton High School and attended Glenville State College, and is presently attending night classes at the University of Maryland.

DEATHS
Timothy Samuel Alderman, 86, of Huntersville; born on Douthards Creek, a son of the late Octave and Nancy Alderman, and was a member of the Minnehaha Springs Methodist Church; burial in the Alderman Cemetery.
Samuel Aaron Morgan, 58, of Hillsboro; born at Hillsboro, a son of the late William and Frances Hill Morgan; an employee of the State Road Commission and a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge at Lobelia. Burial in the Emmanuel Cemetery.
Mrs. Mary Warwick Webb, 88, of Bel Air, Maryland; born at Green Bank, a daughter of the late John R. and Mary Jane Cleek Warwick; burial in the Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania.

Letter to the Editor
Answer
continued from last week
Now, the “Patriot’s” second distortion: He mentioned wading snow “hip deep” to feed turkeys and that “they” were “in the last two weeks trapped and transported out of the county.” How many are “they?”
This statement was in reference to a recent capture of three male turkeys on Seneca Forest. One was transplanted to provide necessary sex for reproduction this spring on the Big Ugly state-leased tract in Lincoln County. (Hens and young turkeys – from Watoga Park – were stocked there last fall.) The other two were banded and released at the point of capture! Considering that the great majority of males are superfluous as far as maintaining the population is concerned, what does the patriot have to complain about? I wonder how different his view would be if he lived in the area where the birds were stocked.
A third distortion: … “This (the turkey transplanting) has been going on for years unknown to most citizens…” This is the most inexcusable statement in the letter in question. I have never misrepresented the transplanting program. Also, it has been repeatedly discussed in print. In addition to the previously mentioned article by Director Lane, the following three articles, discussing the transplanting in one manner or another, were in the West Virginia Conservation Magazine: “Live Trapping of Turkeys, May 1950; “Highlights of the Reported Turkey Kill,“ June 1961; and “Progress with Wild Turkeys,” October 1963.

Also, the Annual Reports of the Department of Natural Resources (October issues of W. VA. Conservation discussed the trapping and transplanting program in the years 1949-50 (page 43), 1956 (page 18), 1958, (page 18), 1961 (page 8) and 1963 (page 11).
Additional articles, papers and news releases have publicized the banding and population studies on the Rimel and Neola areas.
It should be obvious that if details of the trapping program are unknown to any citizen it is because he does not read the conservation literature or does not seek information from those in a position to know. It seems that too many of our people are content with a coarse diet of “rumorfodder” rather than richer meals more heavily charged with nutritious facts.
In this connection I wish to make clear that I am always happy to discuss any phase of the turkey trapping at home or by telephone, with anyone. My files, letters, reports and records are open for inspection by anyone at any time. Considering how much in error are some of the rumors I hear, it is regrettable that so few people go to the trouble to learn the facts when they need only to dial a number to do so.
To be continued

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