Calhoun High School opened with an
enrollment of about 350 students, a decrease of
about 75 from last year’s peak. The decrease is
largely because 50 Murphy district, Ritchie County
students, who attended Calhoun High last year, were
prevented from returning this year by the county
unit system, and the new freshman class is not as
The school is under direction of principal Glenn S. Callaghan
and a corps of 16 teachers with subjects taught as follows:
Glenn S. Callaghan, problems of democracy; M.T. Hamrick,
physical education and athletics; Martha Hardman, girls physical education; Alma
Ayers, English, journalism and public speaking; Grace Hamilton, social science;
Harold Proudfoot, social science; Don Bell, English and dramatics; Martha
Kochenderfer, English and latin; H.C. Palmer, music; C.W. Hill, vocational
agriculture; Nellie Cornell, vocational home economics; Ray E. Harris, biology;
Clyde Riddel, chemistry and general science; Fred W. Eberle, mathematics;
Garnette Pharr, typing and stenography; Delberta Davis, commerce and business;
Charlotte Seward, library.
Commenting on the auspicious opening of the present term,
Callaghan said that the organization of the school had been enhanced in many
particulars and the general spirit of the student body was better in every way,
and that he was looking forward to the best school year in his experience.
Great improvements have been made to the grounds surrounding the high school.
The board of education is applying to the national recovery administration for a
loan to build a new gymnasium in which will be installed a modern cafeteria to
furnish students warm food at low prices.
There is no doubt that Russia’s
Nikita Khruschev has scored an outstanding
propaganda victory in his bid for a new summit
meeting. His activities, in his latest triumph, make
it evident once again that the U.S. is up against a
formidable leader and a shrewd expert in the field
Looking at his bid for a summit meeting, from the eyes of
so-called neutral countries, or under-developed, nationalistic countries, the
dictator’s plea for a summit meeting appears to be an effort to forestall
serious trouble in the Middle East. Khruschev is on the offensive and the U.S.
is placed in the role of the defendant.
For it is the U.S. which has used troops in Lebanon, and in a
country where the majority of the population now appears to oppose its
intervention. Even worse is the tone of the great majority of American reports
which have come out of Baghdad since the revolution in Iraq.
Jeffrey Ash, 14, of Spencer, drowned in the Little Kanawha River
above Grantsville last Sunday.
The accident occurred above the B.F. Goodrich plant at about
3:30 p.m. According to Vandale Funeral Home, Ash had been on a fishing trip with
other mem-bers of his family. He descended an old stairway leading to the water
and, apparently in the belief that the river was shallow, stepped out. The water
is about 25 feet deep at the bottom of the steps.
Ash, who could not swim, went under and never re-appeared.