Thursday, June 13, 1946\r\n\r\nP. C. Curry has sold his store house and general store business on Main Street to Wilbur Sharp, who will continue the business.\r\n\r\n- - -\r\n\r\nForrest Burner, of Arbovale, was down to town Monday to claim bounty on one bear scalp. A bear had been raiding his father\u2019s sheep, so he set a trap and on Saturday morning, he found a big bear in the trap. The beast dressed out about 150 pounds. The fur was still in prime condition.\r\n\r\nWOOL POOL\r\n\r\nThe Pocahontas County Wool Pool will be assembled and graded in the Marlinton Motor Sales (Ford Garage) Building Monday and Tuesday, June 17 and 18.\r\n\r\nPocahontas County has the largest Wool Pool in the state again this year, and will probably be the first pool to deliver more than 50 thousand pounds of Clear Medium wool.\r\n\r\nDue to the size of the pool, two crews will grade this year\u2026\r\n\r\nProducers should make every effort to deliver their wool clean and dry, in good condition, with each bag tagged, both outside and in. Wool is a valuable crop and should be treated as such.\r\n\r\nDurbin Votes Dry\r\n\r\nAt the local option election in Durbin last week, the people voted the State liquor agency out of the town by a vote of 137 to 127.\r\n\r\nNew Bank President\r\n\r\nAt a meeting of the Board of Directors of the Bank of Marlinton, held last Friday, J. Lanty McNeel was advanced from vice-president to president, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Dr. James W. Price. The institution will be forty-seven years old on June 21, 1946, and Mr. McNeel is the third man to hold the position of president. The first president was M. J. McNeel; the second, Dr. J. W. Price\u2026\r\n\r\nFIELD NOTES\r\n\r\nThe two bear killing episodes to be recorded this week were barren affairs \u2013 no bears were killed. First to be reported was the chase over on Williams River of a big bear which had come over the line onto Stony Creek to kill sheep for Neal Beverage. Oscar Sharp and others took their bear dogs to jump the bear on Gallagher Flat. He did not run correctly, failed to go through the stand occupied by hunters, and escaped the dogs into Black Mountain. The bear came back again to kill sheep for Melvin Wooddell.\r\n\r\nUp in the Sinks Country around the head of Greenbrier River one householder was so pestered by bears that he had to pen his sheep nightly right at his house. In spite of this precaution, a powerful big bear came in, killed a sheep and carried it away. A trap was set at the kill and the bear got a foot in it. He carried the trap off. Finally, the drag caught and then the powerful beast pulled his foot loose.\r\n\r\nThen, the Galfords, Taylors and other North Forkers were called to bring their bear dogs. They responded with a pack of six good bear fighting dogs. Though the day was pretty well along, and every one knew a hurt bear just out of a trap was going away from that place a long ways before settling down to lick his sore places, the dogs were turned loose on the sign. They made a great run; so far they were pretty well blown when they finally jumped the bear and came up with him. That bear was in a frightful humor. He killed one dog, and mauled the others real bad and then made away before the men could get to the fight.\r\n\r\n- - -\r\n\r\nUp on Back Alleghany, Allan Galford heard his farm dogs furiously baying something. Taking his gun, Mr. Glaford found the dog barking at a big coiled rattlesnake. Knocking the big snake out, he saw another rattler near by. One was a yellow, and the other a dirty black. The larger one was yellow and it had fewer rattles.\r\n\r\n- - -\r\n\r\nEugene Ammons caught himself a fifteen-inch rainbow trout in Stony Creek. Billy Evans got his tackle all smashed up by a big rainbow trout in Stony Creek. He figures it was twenty-four inches or better in length. I also hear tell of a fisher on Williams River, below the Deadwater, snagging onto a brown trout, which straightened a heavy hook out like a pin.