The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
The army has just moved to benefit
both the soldier’s palate and the farmer’s
pocketbook by decreeing for its troops the kind of
bacon that curls and crisps in stead of the familiar
slabs of salt pork.
Regulations provide that the ration
for each soldier must include six ounces of bacon.
For years, a part of the daily fare has been dry
salt pork, generally cooked with its equally
well-known comrade-at-arms, beans.
Revision of the regulations permits
substitution of sugar-cured bacon, and the
quartermaster corps is laying in a large supply.
Troops stationed abroad will continue to get salt
pork, as it is particularly adapted for shipment
into warm climates.
Grantsville Lions Club has completed
negotiations for the purchase of the Log Cabin Park,
and expects to develop it into a recreational
facility for the area.
The park, consisting of a tract of
over 16 acres, was used for several years as a
favorite picnic site for many groups, although it
has not been open for the past few years. It is
located on the Mt. Zion ridge, between Mt. Zion and
Millstone. It also had picnic facilities and a ball
Members of the Lions are making
plans for improvements to be accomplished, including
the building of new picnic facilities, a ball field,
and other recreation needs.
A committee is working out details
concerning the improvements, and to determine rules
and regulations to be followed by those who will use
the park. These rules and regulations will be
One of Calhoun County Library’s most
popular features for youngsters is Dial-A-Story,
reports Guin Elliott, librarian.
During the four-day Thanksgiving
holiday, 284 calls were made to Dial-A-Story. During
November, 1,087 stories were read over the
The November total is down because
the mechanism used for Dial-A-Story was out of the
library for repairs for several months.
“Probably, some of our regular
listeners may have gotten discouraged when they did
not get a story,” said Elliott, “and we want to
remind them that the story hour by phone is now back
Each recorded story lasts about four
minutes, and the story tapes are changed each week.
New tapes have been purchased.