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This Week In History, 11-15-07

     

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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:

 

 1932, 75 years ago

 

A.E. Weaver, owner of Grantsville Lumber Co., is engaged in a work in off times that deserves the hearty commendation of his fellow townsmen. At his own expense and unaided by the town or county, he is paving, with stone base, Market Street from Wiant & Barr Store to his mill entrance and Simon Street along the front of his warehouses.

 

He is doing an A-number one job and it will add greatly to the appearance of that end of the town. The town should take steps to connect Simon Street with River Road and also pave from Market to the new water station.

 

 

  1957, 50 years ago

Richard Plant, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Plant of Elkins, formerly of Grantsville, now employed as personal representative for Howard Hughes Tool Co. of Los Angeles, Calif., has been promoted to district manager in charge of the Sacramento territory. He will move to Sacramento next month.

 

He received a degree in business administration from Davis and Elkins College in 1956. He is a U.S. Marines veteran of the Korean War. He is the grand-son of Dora Plant and the late Mr. and Mrs. Roy Morrison of Grantsville.

 

            

 

          

  1982, 25 years ago

   

West Virginia Telephone Co. will soon begin work on a $525,000 construction project that will do away with 10-party telephone service in the county.

 

Quality Contracting Co., the firm that received the job contract, will begin work soon, according to Bobby Greathouse, local telephone services super-visor.

 

Construction will affect about 450 customers living near Orma, Minnora, Chloe, Stinson, Nicut, Euclid and other areas southeast of Arnoldsburg.

 

“This project culminates a four-year program begun in 1979 to eliminate 10-party telephone service in Calhoun county,” said Greathouse. “In 1981, we did away with 10-party service in the Grantsville exchange and this year our customers in the Arnoldsburg exchange will be able to select from either private line or 4-party service.”

 

The project involves replacing older telephone cable and open wire with new,    larger cable that is capable of serving more customers and providing better grades of service. Since 1979, the company has spent about $2 million on related projects.

 

“Our customers should see a noticeable improvement in the quality of their telephone service,” said Greathouse, “with less noise and fewer troubles on the line.”

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