Although state and county police are
still working on clues left by the robbers, no
arrests have been made in the safe cracking case in
which Bridge Filling Station was robbed of $250 in
cash and nearly $500 in checks on July 5. Lyle S.
Ayers, manager of the station, has been able to stop
payment on many of the checks, reducing his loss
The safe is thought to have been blown about 3 a.m. The loud
report was heard by several residents of Main St., who decided it was a hangover
of the Fourth of July celebration. Nitroglycerine was used in blowing the safe.
The heavy door was blown from its hinges and the handle and combination were
found buried in the opposite wall. A quantity of nitro-glycerine was found in a
can on a desk near the safe. Entrance to the building was effected through a
This was Grantsville’s first experience with safe-wreckers, and
as a result, businessmen are more careful about leaving money and valuables on
At a meeting of the town council, Dudley Lutz was designated as
night police to patrol the streets from 10 p.m. until daylight. He will be given
authority to see that all loafers and stragglers are off the street and all
loafing places are closed by midnight.
July is the month of vacation -- the
mid-summer month! The nights are warm and often
clear, and hiking, camping, swimming and fishing
beckon to everyone.
You are probably too busy, or you haven’t caught up on chores,
or you haven’t got the money, or something. Our advice is to forget your
problems, take to the hills or woods, and refresh your mind and your body -- and
Nature is wonderful therapy. July is a wonderful month. Maybe
other years will bring even more problems. For example, today, we are not at
war. Gasoline is not rationed. You are free to drive where you wish and enjoy
variable and new and interesting scenery.
Slaughter on our highways continues, however, and while seeking
to enjoy the outdoors and warm weather, some 2,000 Americans lose their lives
each summer. Another 10 to 20,000 are injured, crippled, scarred or seriously
hurt. See that you are not one of these, but enjoy the summer of 1958, and the
freedom that is ours, and the luxury nature offers us all.
Sunshine Corner, the official gift shop of Calhoun General
Hospital, was opened to the public on July 8, following a ribbon-cutting
ceremony by Grantsville mayor Joe Virden.
A feature of the shop will be hand-crafted items ranging from
woodwork to crochet. Once a month, work of an individual craftsman will be
Items placed on sale were by Geraldine McNeil, dolls; Kate
Holliday, mats and bibs; Connie Wagoner, dolls; Jo Price, woodwork; Mary
Nichols, afghans; Peggy Virden, bibs; Linda Edwards, cloth items; Bessie Arthur,
crocheting; Mike and Carol Klamert, wooden toys; Margaret Cunningham, pillows;
Fae Cox, pillows and puppets; Mike Williams, wooden cradle; Eileen Sullivan,
bibs; Fred Wolford, wooden items, and Hope Rampp, hand-made towels.