The Charleston Daily Mail 27 Aug 1933 Page 2
TIIE CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL, SUNDAY MOKNTXG. AUGUST 27, 3033 Thinks ]abo A boarc employ wall institu in pris now ir. ex thai be hun per under -anxious wam and said for at th bu be le- Brady are not of to employ m- rock and state the anyway walls, Mr. taken property walls any them them added. of the the be an many to Views Depict Life and Conditions on McClintic's Game Preserve New September in oldest Robertson last the elders is Marshall oC Mason the were will mule charge These photographs give an adea of what the McClintic game preserve contains. Upper left, is a; general view of the beautifully wooded grounds. Left, center, is a group of wild mallard ducks in a pen. Left. below, is the preserve fish pond and dam. .Upper l i g h t -,how; somr wild turkeys in. the open. At the right center is seen the reconstructed Fort Donnally, a.historic spot on the reserve. At the lowet light is a nest of wild turkey eggs. EXTENSIVE GAME PRESERVE IN HEART OF GREENBRIER COUNTY Warden McClintic, Sportsman and Fancier, Superintends as His Hobby the Largest Private Conservation Project in the State; Also Rebuilds Historical Sites has are of Mrs Hartford re- McClung Hartford; Housh of Jackie boy's guests Mar- Harriet to the September of M. By G. T. SWAIN In Raders valley, of Greenbrier county, may be f o u n d the onh private game preserve of any magnitude in the state. It was established established a few years ago by Dr. Clifton F. McClintic, a member of the house of delegates from Greenbrier county who recently was appointed warden of the state penitentiary at Moundsville. Dr. McClintic is a fancier of wild life and-the state's leading exponent exponent of conservation. He has long gone about the state, pleading foi conservation of its natural resources and the propagation of \vild game as well as advocating with all of his force and influence the advertising of the state and its natural scenic beauties. Believing in practicing what he* -preached. -preached. Dr. McClintic induced sev- era! of his neighbor farmers to coop crate with him. and he succeeded i) having a preserve of 40.000 acres se apart for the propagation of pedigreed pedigreed live stock and wild game. The preserve lies in Rader's vallev. to the west ot the high range of Allegheny mountains that passes through Greenbrier Greenbrier county, and is one of the prettiest prettiest and most picturesque sections oi that region of the state. In the center of this preserve lies the farm of Dr. McClintic, wher? pedigreed Pole Angus short-horn cattle and Hampshire, Cheviot anc Southdo.wn sheep are raised. These fine brcpds range over 150 acres the finest farming section of the valley, valley, which is sheltered by the mountain mountain range and fed by streams of sparkling water. For Hearing Wild Game In the center of the farm is a sma- (ract, approximately one-half acre in size, where vermin-proof pens have been bui.lt for rearing wild game. A 9-foot fence encloses this tract, '.he wire extending 18 inches in the ground to prevent ground animals from gaining access, while the first 3 feet above ground is of one-fourth inch net and the next four feet oÂ£ 1 inch poultry mesh, all of which i:_ covered by two inch poultry mesh which prevents even English sparrows sparrows from"entering the pens. In the breed pens are found the beautiful Ring-neck, Silver, Golden and Lady. Amherst pheasants. There are ponds for Canadian wild mallard and wood ducks. Nearby is a poultry yard where Japanese silky and buff cochin bantam chicKens are raised. These chickens are used for hatching the wild bird eggs. Here are 35 domesticated domesticated "wild turkeys who run at large but confine themselves to the game preserve. These turkeys raised last year more than 100 young, which returned to the wild state and are now scattered over the preserve. Just as fast as the young birds are hatched Â·y'the bantam chickens, they are liberated. liberated. Another 50 acres of land is enclosed jy a 9-foot fence for a deer park. A -.umber of fine specimen of these 'beauties of the forest" are found and hey are engaged in propagating their tind to replenish the thousands wtio lave fallen at the aim of hunters who roamed through these forests ill days gone by and almost exterminated exterminated these beautiful animals. When the roung deer reach the proper age hey, too, are turned loose in the preserve preserve to shift for themselves and Â·cam over these hills and vales. No Commercial Idea The idea back of this game preserve preserve ill the protection and propagation propagation of animal life which, at one ime, was so plentiful throughout West Virginia's hills. No hunting is 'ermitted by outsiders or even the jwners, and the preserve was not es- tablished with a commercial idea mind. No game is sold and no h u n t - ing or fishing fees are collected. The idea of protection and propagation of wild birds nnd animals spread In the surrounding territory and m u c h being done along this .line by others who have "caught the fever." In connection w.ith this construe live undertaking is a novel and one of the most u n u s u a l ideas t h a t the writer found in Greenbrier valley. Not only is Dr. McClintic intensely interested in the conservation movement movement of which he is recognized as the fsther, but he is absorbed in preserving preserving historical sites. Those interested in history will recall that, d u r i n g the Indian days and immediately follov.-- ing the Indian battle f o u g h t at Point Pleasant between General Lewis's Virginian frontiersmen and Chi"f Cornstalk's savage host. Fort B l a i r was b u i i t in Greenbrier county, in 1778. After the battle 'of Point Pleasant, Pleasant, Chief Cornstalk was treacherously treacherously murdered tay the Colonial troops. This caused vengeance. the savages to swear Fort Blair was razed by flames and later Fort Randolph erected. In 1778, this fort was besieged by the Indians in reprisal for the murder of Cornstalk Cornstalk and after the Beige the Redskins left for the Greenbrier settlemem. In the course of the engagement the next day, a body-servant of Colonel Donnally, by the name of Dick Porter, Porter, carved his name on the pages rf history by loading an old b l u n d e r b u s with pieces oC nails, scraps of iron and other missiles, and slaughtering the Indians. Old Fort Js R e b u i l t This old fort was being torn down some years ago and ,its logs were being converted into stove wood when Dr. McCJintic purchased it and re-created it, following the original plan oÂ£ early years, on .Culberson creek which runs through his estate. It now serves as a summer lodge. The central or m a i n lodge is 50 by 70 feet, built of the original logs of Fort Donnally. with port-holes and bullet scars still discernable, filled with rustic f u r n i t u r e , and the main Building is surrounded with log'cot- tages 12 by 16 feet, alt -of them being supplied w i t h r u n n i n g water and electric lights and well furnished Cor sleeping. A replica of old Fort Donnally situated situated on a knoll with a commanding view of the entrance of the estate and built of the original logs taken "rom the old fort, stands in a promi- i-snt place surmounted by a flagstaff over which floats Old Glory. A 50-acre park, beautifully landscaped, landscaped, lies around these lodges where one will find all the native ihrubs and trees with the hills sur- Â·dimding covered with all kinds ol 'oliage and filled with giants of the orest, standing in virgin timber Eight River Employees To Retire on Thursday Eichl employees ot the Huntington Huntington federal engineering di.strict, in- eluding I'our workers on Kanawha river locks and dams, will be retired retired from the government service on Thursday. They. arc Edison C. Brace, Jr., damtendcr at lock No. 9; Frank C. Burton, lockman at lock No. 6; William William M. Channel, lockmaster, and Charles P. Gibson, lockman. at lock No. 1.1, all in Kanawha river. Charles H. Clendenning and Samuel Samuel N. Barmis, clerks in the Hunl- ington office, and Miss Nora E. Jones, junior clerk in the Huntington Huntington office. Also resigninij effective on Thursday Thursday is John W. VandergrifT, dÂ»m- tencler al; lock No. a in K a n a w h n river. 63 years old. he has been in the service since 1902. . Mrs. M i n n i e L. McKern nnd Thomas Hewes. clerks in the Charleston office, will be dropped effective on Thursday, A reduction in staff was ordered for economy. Second Lieutenant Alvin C. Welling Welling w i l l report for duty in the Huntington district on September 12. which has held sway over the mount mount a i n sides for many years. From the oenseness of these forests peep the hododcndi'on and other n a t i v e flowers flowers in all their beauty. Culberson creek flows through this preserve and its waters are sparkling and pure, w h i l e R a i n b o w . Brook, and Loch Levcn trout disport themselves its crystal pools. Throuubout the forest may be found rabbits, squirrels squirrels and q u a i l in countless numbers. The Fort Donnally lodge offers attractions attractions 1'or summer visitors, weekend weekend parties, and those seeking recreation recreation and health, w h i l e the log cabins cabins are used for sleeping quarters. Then River Disappears One amazing . t h i n g about Culberson Culberson creek is the fact that on the Age of the preserve it sinks .anil disappears from view, to renppear 13 miles away, near Renick. This stream could be clammed up and a ^ake obtained, obtained, which would be apprbximate- "y 8 mile:; long and about 170 feel deep, surpassing Mountain -Lake j u s t over the border in Virginia and mak- "ng it one of the most atl.riicl.ive bodes bodes of water to be found in the state. That this region offers health inducements inducements cannot be d o u b t e d . w h e n ;aken in connection with the fact that coral, containing iodine, is found along the course of the streams and s q u i t e often ploughed up when the and is being cultivated. This coral .T..not found in any other part ol: Â·lie slate and is the same type that is "ourtd in numerous places in Florida. The original site of Fort DonnaLty vas. about 3 miles south of: the present present site. The replica is destined to stand for m a n y years, :for it is in the center of a game preserve, where nore than $10,000 has been spent to issist nature in presenting to the l u m a n eye one of the prettiest pic- ,ures to be found in the majestic nountam ranges. Â· To reach this site visitors should urn north from the Midland trail, is Richlands, and travel 6 miles by vay of Williamsburg. --Correspondence and extension students students of the University of Missouri mmber nearly 2,500. Moore to Answer Contempt Citation Adjudged ill contempt or", court, George D. Moore, Charleston lawyer lawyer and member of the house of delegates, is to appear before Circuit Circuit Judge A r t h u r P. Hudson on the first day of the Tall term, Monday, September 11, for disposition o.[ his case. The judge, on August 7. held Moore in contempt for his failure to make settlement with a commissioner commissioner o.E accounts as committee for the- estate, of Frank Balint, an insane person, of Tolua, Hungary, and as special commissioner in the suit of Alice H. Williams, as administrator, administrator, against C. A. Ray and another. another. 12 FAIRS LISTED OVER THE STATE Greenbrier Event to Open t Monday, Kanawha's on ' September 9 Twelve lairs will be held in West Virginia the last of this month and throughout September. , One of the biggest lairs in tie state the Greenbnei Valley event, opens on Monday at 'Â· LewisburiB- Ronceverte to continue through September September .1, The Tucker county fair will lie held at Parsons beginning Wednesday, Wednesday, August 30, and continuing through September 2. The Kanawha exposition and stare 4.-H fair will open at the fairgrounds near Dunbar on September 9 and will continue through September 18. A five.-day fair was held at Mar- lihton, in Pocahontas county, last week. Other fair dates: The Webster county fair, association, association, Camp Caesar,, at Cowen, September September 12 to 16. The Wayne county fair, at Ceredo, September 13 to 16. The Helvetia community fair association, association, at Helvetia, September 13 to ! 15. The Eagle district fair,' Lumberport, Lumberport, September 15 and 16. The Marshall. county fair, association, association, Moundsville, September 11 to 13. The Tri-County cooperative f a i r association, Petersburg. September 27 to 29 . The Barbour County Street fair. Philippi, September 0 to 8. The Mason county fair at Point Pleasant. September 4 to 7. All fair dates are inclusive; RIPLEY "E. F. Ong, 77 years old, died at his home here last Sunday, foilow jng a long illness. Funeral service Â·were held. Tuesday with Rev. E. H Ritchie in charge. Burial -was in th Otterbein cemetery at Evans. J. W. Morgan, of Sidneyville, die as he sat in his chair at his home Heart disease was the cause of th death. . " Carl BOKO, 50 years old, committe suicide = by hanging himself . at hi store near Belleville. Despondenc over the death of his wife, -who wa fatally burned last March in an oi explosion as she was starting a- fir in the kitchen stove is said by rel atives to have caused his act. Miss Josephine Fox, of Ripley, at Middletbwrj, Ohio, where, she wil enter the Middletown hospital i'o nurse training. -, D.. Moore has resigned as th principal oJ! the high school and ha left for Spencer where. he has ac cepted the position of assistant super intendent.of schools .in Roane county Mrs. Russell Staats, of Gassaway spending the week with her par ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. S." Oldham. Miss KHeji': Grow is spending a -fev days with' her mother, Mrs. Mai- Bush. Fiancis Cleek has joined the TJ S ormy fl ing coips and is nov training at- 'Selfridge field, Mt. Clem ens. Mich. Mr. and Mrs. E. K. Allen anc daughter, Jane Lee, of Washington D. C. are visiting Mrs. .-Allen's other Mrs Nelfoe Hivcl Mi, and Mrb HaflaVT of Akron, Ohio, spent the week Â·witi' Dr. and Mrs. George W. Simmonr and, Mrs. Howe's father, A. T. Parsons. Parsons. Â· . A reunion of the Harrison and Fisher families will be held at; r the Alexander Harrison home place"' Â£ fork. Sunday, Sept. 10; 'beginning 'beginning at 11 a. m. Speeches, rnusit. a basket, dinner will feature the orogram. Original Tax Tickets Used for Delinqtiencie; For the first time in the history cE the sheriff's office, original lax ickets are to be used for the collec- ion of delinquent taxes. Formerly, tax tickets that had not been paid were taken from the files nd delinquent receipts were made. Savings Is An Important Part of Â· ! " " Â· Â· . Ambition \ MBITION and perseverance are all Â·*Â· *- any young wage-earner needs. Though your income may be small and your ability ordinary, by a persistent plan of saving you can get on and go ahead." Why not let the convenient location of the Kanawha Banking Trust Company help you - in your saving plans? Progress is easier t h a n you imagine. We pay 3% Compound Interest on Savings Accounts Kanawha Banking Trust Co. Member Federal Reserve System This the "