Thursday, July 1, 1948
New York – Loaded like Noah’s ark, an airliner set out June 14 from La Guardia field for Milan, Italy.
Aboard were seven bulls, two heifers, fifty young pigs, sixteen white leghorns, two cocker spaniels, two Scottish terriers, and an English setter.
It took more than four hours to persuade some of the animals that they wanted to go to Italy to join cattle breeders near Milan.
The load was sent by the Carnation Milk Farms, of Carnation, Washington.
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One day last week, down at the mouth of Knapps Creek, Rev. R. H. Skaggs caught himself one nice 10 pound snapping turtle. Upon cleaning it, he found her to be just larded up with fat. In her were no less than 31 fully developed eggs, and a number of other bunches of eggs in various stages of development. While this was the final experience this creature was to have with man, there was sign this was not the first time this turtle had experienced a run-in with the master of creation. Comfortably embedded in gristle in the stomach was a number two bass hook. It had been a snelled hook. The leader was gone, but the waxed wrapping and the polish were both as good as ever.
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The sign of the moon was an important matter to be taken into consideration when putting on a clapboard roof. If put on during the light of the moon, the boards were liable to turn up; in the dark of the moon the boards were liable to lie flat for a good lasting roof. The time of year to especially mind your eye when putting on a board roof was during the high tide period of spring when moon and sun combine to pull together. Fence posts then set have a tendency to pull out of the ground. However, this is the time to lay up a rail fence – the bottom rail will ever stay on top of the ground.
THOSE THERE BEARS
The farmers of Elk, from Valley Branch to Crooked Fork, by way of Split Rock, have experienced and are experiencing their heaviest losses of sheep by bears the region has ever known. A number of bears have been killed and yet bears continue to kill sheep.
I have talked to farmers in the adjoining counties of Webster and Randolph, who say they have had to go out of the sheep business on account of the protection of bear as a game animal, for the pleasure of the big city sports. I think this is the biggest fool regulation ever imposed upon a long suffering people. The very idea of propagating, through protection for sport, of such a destructive, predatory animal. It would be just as sensible to pass a law not to allow a man to kill a sheep killing dog…
The list of “Top Notchers” for the last six weeks of school has been announced as follows:
Beaver Creek: Mildred Burr 4; Barbara Burr 4; Charlotte McKeever 4; Bessie Underwood 6; Della Underwood 6; Freda Underwood 6:
Brownsburg: Carl Boggs 5; Hazel McChesney 5.
Brushy Flat: Yvonne Friel 6; Everette Friel 6.
Buckeye: Phyllis Rogers 5; Gladys Fitzgerald 6; Patricia Landis 6.
Burnside: Arberta Shields 8.
Caesar Mt.: Jerilene Dean 5; Clarice Rose 6.
Campbelltown: Tommy Beale 4; Dewey Ross 5; Phyllis Schumaker 6; Madeline Sparks 6.
Cass Colored: Paul Stewart 7.
Cass Graded: Mary Frances Gum 4; Jerry Long 4; Teddy Nelson 4; Ella Mae Shields 4; Vernon Sturgill 4; Kenneth Tallman 4; Colleen Dill 5; Wayne Foe 5; Doris Mae Hamrick 5; Marvin Lee Moss 5; Harold Neighbors 5; Barbara Slaven 5; Lorene Thomas 5; Carol Wright 5; Barbara Blackhurst 6; Gary McPherson 6; Bernice Ryals 6; Sue White 6; Jesse Elza 6; Howard Slaven 7; Billy Terry 8; Judith Cassell 8; Mary Frances Chestnut 8; Mary Dare Doyle 8; Helen Jackson 8; Betty Lou Sheets 8; Eva Varner 8.
Clover Lick: Donald Ervin 4; William Earl Ervin 5; Rose Mary Ware 5; Wilma Hamrick 6; Robert Shields 6.
Cummings Creek: Marilee Hamilton 4; Carlos Schoolcraft 4; Thelma Alderman 6; Letcher Pyles 6.
To be continued…
John S. Hannah, aged 56 years, died at his home at Greenbank, Sunday morning, June 27, 1948… On Tuesday morning, the funeral was held from the home… Interment was in Arbovale Cemetery.
Thus is noted the passing of one of the leading and one of the best citizens of Pocahontas County.
John S. Hannah was a son of the late Captain S. B. and Elizabeth Mathews Hannah… In his large business affairs, he was a merchant and stockman.
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Mrs. Daisy Rucker Robertson, aged 61 years, wife of Edward H. Robertson, of Edray, died Friday, June 25, 1948. On Sunday afternoon, the funeral was held from the Edray Church… Her body was laid to rest in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery. The deceased was a daughter of the late James L. and Sarah Rucker… She was the mother of 13 children, 10 of whom survive… The deceased performed well her part in the home and other walks of life and she will be greatly missed.
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Eula Dilley Hefner, aged 34 years, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. M. Dilley, died Sunday, June 20, 1948, in Raleigh, North Carolina… On Friday afternoon her body was laid to rest in the family plot in Mountain View Cemetery… In 1937, she was united in marriage to Fred Hefner…
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John Meadows, aged 83 years, a former resident of Marlinton, died Saturday, June 26, 1948, in a Hinton hospital of injuries received when he was struck by an automobile. Among his children are Beecher, Aubrey and Robert, of Marlinton, and Floyd, of Hinton; also three daughters.
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Samuel Lester Mann, aged 57 years, died at his home in South Charleston Saturday, June 26, 1948. On Tuesday afternoon his body was laid in the Gibson cemetery on Elk… Born at Edray, the deceased was a son of the late Clark and Phoebe Mann…