Is football dangerous? That is the
question that confronts parents who have boys of
high school age, according to coach Miles
Kochenderfer. Since football is a comparatively new
game in Calhoun County, few statistics regarding the
number of injuries are available. Under the present
coach, there have been no broken bones, dislocations
or injuries of a like nature.
“That football has an element of danger in it no clear thinking
person will deny. No game that calls for as much physical contact as football
does can be played without the risk of physical injury. On the other hand, there
are ways and means of reducing injuries so as to render them negligible. Proper
coaching, playing teams in the same class, and players themselves keeping in
good physical condition, are some of the ways of reducing injuries,” said Miles.
He added: “Thousands are killed every year in automobiles,
thousands are drowned and all kinds of possible accidents surround us. Isn’t
your boy as safe out for football for two hours a day under competent
instruction and far better off than he would be on his own, perhaps associating
with unfit companions and engaged in activities that no parent could sponsor?”
Dried may apple roots are selling
for 20 cents a pound, and if your work is scarce,
Little Kanawha Regional Council urges you to take
advantage of this opportunity to make some ready
Roots can be sold to Parkersburg Farmer’s Market or the market
at Lamberton in Ritchie County. They will accept any amount of roots, if they
are clean, dry, and in bags. Roots that are not clean and dry will be sent back
to be rewashed and dried, so harvesters are cautioned to do the job thoroughly
before taking roots to market.
The price is down this year, but so is employment, and the LKRC
feels that this is a real opportunity for people who are not working full time
to take advantage of this 20 cent profit on each pound of roots.
June 24 are the dates for the 22nd
annual Calhoun Wood Festival, and, after months of planning, arrangements are
being pinned down. Those working on the plans feel this may be the best festival
One of the main events is the Saturday afternoon
parade. Tom Justice, a former chairman, has been chosen as this year’s parade
marshal. Steve Wilmoth and Larry McCallister are parade co-chairmen. Shirley
Echard and David Wilson are festival co-chairmen.