Caught in a sudden storm, with lightning breaking on all sides,
the U.S. navy dirigible Akron crashed into the Atlantic, killing 73 officers and
members of the crew. Three of the personnel were rescued.
Flying to the scene, off the coast of New Jersey, the U.S. Navy
non-rigid dirigible J-3 also fell into the ocean. Five of the crew of seven were
rescued, but the commander, who was found in the sea, died later.
Chairman Vinton of the house naval committee said, “There won’t
be any more big airships built--we have built three and lost two.”
Secretary of the Navy Swanson said, “It is still too early to
outline the Navy’s future policy on aircraft.”
“Do the people of Grantsville know
the condition of their fire department?” That’s the
question asked by mayor Willard Furr. He said the
situation is summed up in one word-- “Critical!”
Furr has been informed by state officials that the insurance
rates in the town will be more than doubled unless something is done immediately
to bring the local fire department up to certain standards. For example, he said
that a person now paying a rate of $20 per thou-sand dollars of fire insurance
will soon be paying nearly $50 for the same coverage.
Greatest need of all is for men. There are only four or five
active members. These few men, reports the mayor, would be unable to handle all
the equipment needed to control a major fire, should one break out in the area.
Furr said that he was interested in getting young men interested
in the fire department, and invited all over 18 to attend a meeting on Friday
night, as well as residents of the town, to help with a complete reorganization
of the department
Donna Cain came into the Chronicle
office a few days ago and presented us with a copy
of a proclamation announcing that next week is
National Consumers Week. She said that she was on an
official visit as chair-person of the Family
Resource Management committee of the Calhoun
Extension Home-makers and of the Parkersburg area as
She emphasized that
consumers are the hub of the economy. Without consumers, there would be no
demand, no industry, and no jobs. On the family level, it is important to
seriously plan shopping trips, instead of indulging in budget-wrecking impulse
The Shopper’s Creed reads:
Plan your shopping list, stay within your budget, get the most
nutrition for your dollar, buy food in season, be flexible, and choose wisely
when it comes to prepared and convenience food.