Thursday, March 8, 1948
“Room Arrangement” was the subject of the lesson discussed under the leadership of Mrs. Lura Brill at the Marlinton Homemakers Club Friday evening. This meeting was held at the home of Mrs. Brill and Mrs. Mabel Hudson.
An interesting feature of the meeting was the donation of 18 used pocketbooks filled with useful, small articles to be sent by Church World Service for European Relief. This was part of the work to be done under the In Relations committee of the club during 1948…
Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Sharp, of Marlinton, have announced the marriage of their daughter, Dolly Grey, to Grey McComb, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence McComb, of Hunt-ersville, on Monday, March 1, 1948, with Rev. L. E. Saville, of Minnehaha Springs, reading the ceremony…
For several years, black mallard wild ducks have nested on Greenbrier River from the mouth of Knapps Creek to the mouth of Monday Lick Run. Down about the Marlinton town limits, the lines of the Pocahontas Telephone Company are stretched across the river. Every now and then there is broken connection on some of the wires below town. The linemen, in tracing the trouble, check up on the river crossing. Quite often they do find the trouble here, and more than likely it is the result of some plumb wild duck flying into the wire.
One day last week, Manager James Bear went down to check on these wires, and out of a small swamp on the fields of Z. S. Smith, Jr., he flushed a flock of eight black mallard ducks. So, these water fowl are back again for to nest and raise families.
The reference book says of the black mallard that it is one of the good eating ducks. Also, that while the regular mallard is easily tamed, and is considered the starting stock of the common domesticated duck, the black mallard is the wildest of all wild ducks. No one has been able to tame one yet.
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I am half afraid to write too much about it, but the fox hunters keep telling me more grouse have come through this winter than for several years past. Anyway, here is hoping the scarce end of the cycle has been passed, and the finest of game birds is beating its way back in numbers.
Howard Mullens, of Williams River, said he was waked up about three o’clock the other morning by a big old cock grouse a drumming on the wooded hillside not far away.
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The largest beaver skin reported was better than a cloth yard each way. If you have never seen a beaver pelt, you may be interested to know they are stretched as near round as possible. A skin forty inches long will stretch about thirty-eight inches across.
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Howard Mullens got three big beavers the last night of the open season. The three pelts brought an even $100 to Mr. Mullens.