The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
Grantsville’s first Christmas
outdoor lighting contest is being sponsored by the
Woman’s Club, with a prize of $10 for the best
Yuletide lighting scheme, $5 for second best
decorated home, and $2.50 for third best.
To enter the contest, fill in the
entry blank appearing in this issue and mail to Mrs.
L.C. Hamilton, or just send her your name, then
decorate and light the outside of your home.
Decorations can begin as soon as the
family desires and be kept on as long as you wish,
but the sponsors require that the decorations be up
from Dec. 23- 30, and kept lighted 7 to 9 p.m.
during the week of the contest.
The money for the prizes was
given to the Woman’s Club by Monongahela West Penn
Public Service Co. Entries are to be judged on the
basis of simplicity and originality.
The Russians are ridiculing some
of our claims of greatness in the rocket and
missiles field. As every reader knows, U.S.
officials and some military figures have been
bragging on our missiles and rockets pro-gram ever
since the Russians proved to the world that they
were far ahead of us by launching two earth
Dr. Werner von Braun, Dr. John
Teller, Dr. John P. Hagen. Gen. James H. Doolittle
and others have spoken bluntly to Americans in a
fashion which we think is both desirable and
beneficial. They do not try to beat around the bush
but tell Americans that they face a mortal threat
and are behind and the times dictate an all-out
effort to recover the initiative to catch up with
the Russians in the rocket and missile field.
While we resent any ridicule or
criticism from the Russians, who have little regard
for the truth and cannot be relied upon to paint an
accurate picture of the situation, their ridicule
brings a smile to our lips.
A total of 739 deer were killed this
year by gun hunters in the season that ended at
sundown on Dec. 4, as reported unofficially by
Calhoun County’s six game checking stations. This is
an increase of 233 over the 1981 count, which came
The six stations also reported 142
deer killed so far by bow and arrow hunters. The
season, which started on Oct. 16, lasts until Dec.
31. Expectations are that there will not be much
increase in bow kills by the end of the season.