The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
The Clarksburg Exponent commented on
the Calhoun High School band and its director, Henry
C. Palmer, as follows:
“Henry Palmer, who used to wield a
mean violin up on the Hilltop way back when this
department was doing its high schooling, came back
in a blaze of something or other yesterday. Prof.
Palmer, now music director at Calhoun County High
School at Grantsville, made the outstanding hit of
the day when he brought a splendid band, nicely
uniformed, to the Salem-Grantsville football game.
“A couple of hundred fans
accompanied the team and band from the little
Calhoun county seat, which is not a bad showing at
The band again on Sunday
reflected glory on Calhoun Calhoun County when
it appeared in the big American Legion parade
in Clarksburg welcoming home Louis A. Johnson, newly
elected national commander. The local band marched
with 35 other bands and drum corps, and spectators
reported our boys and girls held their own.
The Grantsville bridge was inspected
by engineers of the State Road Commission to
determine its condition.
Commission personnel included Manley
Howard of Parkersburg, district engineer; Paul
McDowell of Charleston, bridge engineer; Mr. Brooks
of Parkersburg, inspector; and Fenton Stalnaker of
Local people who met with the group
included Troea Morrison, John Cook, Willard Furr,
F.F. McCoy, Corel Poling and Peter Zannoni. Morrison
pointed out that on the average day 22 bus runs are
made across the Grantsville bridge.
problems involving Rubber Fabricators, Inc., were
brought out by Zannoni who said that trucks hauling
products to and from the local plant had to be
tailored to the low weight limit on the bridge.
In some instances, heavy equipment
must be routed around by Glenville to avoid the
local bridge. The local oil and gas industry has
also long experienced this problem.
Last week, mayor Willard Furr, Morrison, Corel
Poling and Dennis Sturm were in Charleston to
consult with Road Commission officials about the
Mid-Ohio Valley board of health
decided at its Sept. 18 meeting to move its Calhoun
County service center out of the basement of the
The move is necessitated by the
addition of new public health programs and the
extension of office hours from three to five days a
Since July, medical examinations of
children in low income families have been conducted
by a physician and a nurse.
Health and general examinations,
nutrition education, and supplemental food coupons
are also available to mothers and children from
qualified families, as is a program for supplemental
food for pregnant women.