San Francisco--Despite the trend of
modern times and independent ideas, double beds have
retained their popularity among housewives, a
department store survey revealed.
More than 5,000 San Francisco women were questioned on the
matter and 35 percent of them were in favor of the old-fashioned bed, while 37
percent preferred twin beds. The remaining 28 percent couldn’t make up their
In recent years, it has been the
vogue in the U.S. for farmers to kill hawks on site,
and the popular notion has grown that hawks kill
chickens and other domesticated birds or animals.
It is now stated by many authorities that hawks seldom attack
chickens or other farm possessions unless driven to such practices at the point
of starvation. Hawks keep down rodents, which do the farmer far more damage,
than he would experience from the occasional loss of a chicken.
We do not pose as wild game experts, and we are certainly
subject to error in drawing any conclusions on the habits of wild game, but if
an injustice is being done to the hawk, it might be well for farmers to check
with those who know the answers before joining in a drive to wipe out this or
that breed of wild animal or bird.
It has been found--after humans had almost made this or that
wild creature extinct--that the creature was put on earth for a purpose after
all, and that the elimination merely resulted in the rising of another problem
quite often more serious than the first.
Calhoun County’s senior citizens
have a spanking new, shiny white bus that arrived in
Grantsville just in time to avert a crisis. The old
green bus, a 1977 Ford with over 80,000 miles, needs
a new wheel bearing and suffers other vehicular
infirmities. The new bus was put into service
immediately, permitting the transportation program
to continue without cancellations.
A three-person delegation from CCCOA was present in front of the
State Capitol to receive the keys to the new 12-seat, ramp-equipped Dodge Ram.
Representing Calhoun were Ernest Hosey, CCCOA treasurer, project director Rod
Engle, and driver Kenneth Harris.
Cost of the new bus was $14,625, but it cost the senior citizens
project only $2,925 in matching funds. Delivery of the bus was the culmination
of a grant application that started two years ago. Anticipating that the 1977
bus would eventually need to be replaced, CCCOA board of directors launched a
fund drive to raise the matching funds. The grant was approved, with 80% of the
funds coming from W.Va. Commission on Aging and Federal monies.
Engle said the new bus would be used, along with the center’s
silver bus, to provide transportation throughout Calhoun County. Seniors have
priority use of the buses, but, if there are empty seats, the new bus will
provide rides for other passengers, with focus on those confined to wheelchairs,
who would not otherwise have a way to travel.