The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
Since the beginning of the present
extraordinary session of the legislature, each
department of the state government has been
carefully scrutinized, the salaries of elected
officials noted, and the monthly stipend of that
innumerable host of employees brought out in the
To those of us who have had the
Annual Report of the State Auditor on our desk, the
figures presented nothing new, but to the great body
of citizens, it has been a revelation, and to many
of them, it holds the secret of why they have lost
The report shows that 40 persons are
on the state payroll in one of the minor divisions,
the State Tax Commissioner’s office, with salaries
ranging from $125 to $500 a month, or $6,000 a
year--that is $126,458 a year or $415.85 for each
Vice president C.H. Hardesty, Ray W.
Garvin, superintendent of public relations, and
other officers of the Monongahela West Penn System
were here for a few hours inspecting the local plant
They spoke very
highly of its appearance and were well
pleased with the way in which local employees of the
company are taking care of things. The plant is in
the charge of Herbert S. Plant, assisted by Harry V.
Williams and Coda Morrison.
1982, 25 years ago
Sgt. Steve M. Valentine is a career
Air Force man, now stationed at a base in Spain. He
and his wife Carol and two sons recently arrived
there. Having left their new address with the
Chronicle well in advance, they expected to have
several issues to read when they arrived at their
Steve took this up with the
postmaster at the Air Force Base. “I thought that
paper went to another Sgt. S.M. Valentine here,” was
the postmaster’s reply.
To find that there was another
airman at this new base, with the same name and even
the same rank, was a surprise to Steve, so he looked
up the other Valentine--and further wanted to know
what he had done with those issues of the Chronicle.
The other Valentine, from another
state, said he had gotten the Chronicle, thought
that someone was sending it to him, and he had read
and enjoyed them, but had them no longer.
Needless to say, the right Steve
Valentine has received the Chronicle each week, and
reports that the family is enjoying it in Spain.