A 10 cent increase in the price of oil was announced by
purchasing agents, bringing the price of West Virginia oil in Eureka lines to
This is the ninth increase in price since
May 22, when our grade of oil was listed at 92 cents. The price is now the
highest since October, 1930, but lacks a whole lot of the $6.10 prevailing in
During the summer, drowning is a
greater threat to children than polio, pneumonia,
heart disease, tuberculosis, and influenza combined.
Approximately 7,000 people in the U.S. die each year
It has been estimated that 90 percent of them die needlessly. A
great many are children who have not been taught to swim or have not been taught
to respect water.
Among the boys going in the service in World War II, it was
discovered that only one in 10 was a skillful swimmer. Five of the 10 possessed
only elementary skill, and four of the 10 couldn’t swim a stroke. Among the
general public, the number of competent swimmers is even smaller than the ratio
in the service.
Parents cannot emphasize too often to their children the need
for safety while swimming. Here are some rules that may save lives: avoid deep
water, never swim alone, never swim in unfamiliar water, don’t be a show-off,
stay on land when over heated or chilled, and try to keep calm when in trouble.
Grantsville Volunteer Fire Dept. has been presented with two low
band mobile radios by Consolidated Gas Supply Corp. to aid them in efforts to
provide fire protection service to the area.
The radios were made available through Consolidated’s radio
replacement program. Consolidated replaces about 30 of its own radios each year
that average 15 years of age. These surplus radios, with crystals removed, are
made available to volunteer organizations in the company’s operating area. When
new, the radios cost $1,600 to $1,800.
Accepting the radios on behalf of Grantsville VFD were Jim
Garretson and Roger Jarvis. Harold “Kitty” Wilson, Calhoun district supervisor,
made the presentation.