Citizens of Calhoun County have made
up their minds to celebrate the Fourth at home this
Plans are underway for an all day celebration to be held on the
high school grounds at Grantsville on July 4th. Two ball games will be played,
one at 10 a.m. and one at 2 p.m. Charles Lewis, manager of the local nine, has
assured us that Jarrett Printers, one of the best teams in Charleston, will be
here in full force.
There will be band concerts, a parade and different games and
music by the Burns String Band included in the program.
The celebration is under the direction of 4-H club leaders and
the proceeds will go to the Calhoun Cottage at Jackson’s Mill.
From numerous quarters comes
encouraging news. Those of us who have been worried
lest we become engulfed in a full blown depression
have been reassured. While we are not positive that
the recession has touched absolute bottom, many
think that it has.
One can be fairly certain that this readjustment was a
recession, and is not to be another depression--which is one source of relief to
the worried. Spending is increasing and pay raises have been granted to
millions. Inventories are decreasing in many areas and production has picked up
From a political standpoint, ending of the recession could be a
blessing to the Republicans. From an economic standpoint, the upturn will be
good news to all Americans. The U.S., in these times of challenge from
communism, certainly cannot afford a depression. The recession has been worry
A 30-inch rattlesnake was killed in Grantsville on Sunday, July
3. At about 12:30 p.m., Calvin Robinson and his family were driving into town
when he saw a rattler gliding across Rt. 16, near the board of education
Robinson killed the creature by running his car wheels over it
several times. While he was inspecting it, Fred Barnes, who has been an amateur
herpe-tologist for many years, drove by and he, too, stopped to study the
Barnes classified the rattler as a one-button female. What was
unusual about it was its presence in the middle of Grantsville. “It was about
fifty miles out of its usual habitat,” he said. He agreed with the Robinsons
that parents should warn their children that if they see any snakes with
triangular heads and a yellow-and-black diamond pattern, they should keep a
respectful distance and call an adult for help.