Robert H. Mollohan, son of Mr. and
Mrs. R.P. Mollohan, has been notified of his
appointment as a deputy collector of Walter Thurmond
Young Mollohan has resided in Glenville, where he was engaged in
business, for several years. He has many friends here who will be glad to learn
of his preferment and who will vouch for his reliability and fitness for his
Mollohan will have charge of collection of income taxes and other federal
customs in a district of counties in the central part of the state, one of which
Science will be emphasized during
the current year at Calhoun High School. Principal
Roy J. Stump’s application for participation in the
Traveling High School Science Library program has
been accepted by the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, and 200 outstanding,
evaluated, up-to-date “best seller” type books in
the sciences and mathematics will circulate to the
school library from Washington.
All branches of science will be covered and the reading level
will range from books the brilliant junior high student will find interesting,
to some that will give the outstanding high school senior a taste of advanced
work. The collection lists for more than $1,000.
The idea for this experimental program, aimed at interesting
more students in scientific and technical careers, originated with the National
Science Foundation, an agency of the federal government.
Although very few official actions were taken at the monthly
meeting of the Calhoun County commission, commissioners were looking ahead to
the reopening of the county jail.
Last year, when the
county jail was closed by court order, the main obstacles to keeping it open
were the requirements that there be round-the-clock surveillance of prisoners
and a program for feeding prisoners.
Since then, Calhoun County’s prisoners have been boarded at the
Gilmer County jail at a $35-a-day cost for room and board, along with
transportation costs paid by Calhoun whenever prisoners had to be transported
back to Grantsville for court appear-ances and similar hearings.
At the Commission meeting, it appeared that the county was ready
to consider reopening the county jail. Commissioners instructed county clerk
Richard Stalnaker to talk with Judge George M. Scott about the arrangements.
According to commission president David Barr, Calhoun General
Hospital’s nutritionist is ready to supervise the preparation of meals for
county pri-soners. The hospital cafeteria can provide the needed hot meals.
As for round-the-clock surveillance, the county now has
available people who have taken special courses in training for such police
work, and they are ready to go to work whenever the jail can be reopened.