The county welfare board was in session on Saturday and approved
several new civil works projects, in addition to those passed upon heretofore.
Two high school projects, building fence and bleachers for the athletic field
and widening paving received approval.
Paving of the following county roads were approved by the local
board and certified to state authorities at Charleston:
Chloe-Nicut road up Walnut, a distance of six miles; Chloe-Beech
road, up White Oak, a distance of four and a half miles; Grantsville-Pine Creek
road by way of Starkey and Stevens places up Pine Creek to intersection of
Philip’s Run road, a distance of one and a half miles; and all intersections on
Rts. 5 and 16 to be paved with a stone base.
The seventh project was that of moving the Henry’s Fork steel
bridge at Corder’s to Rocksdale where it will be rebuilt across the West Fork.
Friday night will be the last chance for people to see one of
the best Calhoun Red Devil squads in action, as they play host to Farmington
High School in the season’s closing game.
The boys on the squad are bouncing back after the disappointment
of having to forfeit two conference games, and thereby losing the conference
championship. In practice sessions this week, they showed they were ready, come
Forfeiture of the two games, with Doddridge and St. Marys, was
due to the use of an overage player. When it became known to the local school
officials they set about doing the only possible thing. Three school records--a
Bible record, school records and a sworn statement by the boy’s mother--gave his
age as 19 as of Sept. 19, but in a census check it was found that the boy was 20
on Sept. 19, and therefore ineligible.
As soon as Calhoun officials learned of the discrepancy, they
withdrew the boy from the team. A search was made of birth records in the county
clerk’s office and in the Bureau of Vital Statistics in an effort to find the
The two forfeited games go into the records as having been won
by the opponents at 1-0.
Most who have watched the Red Devil squad are of the opinion
that the games would have been won, regardless of whether the player was used.
Calhoun still has the top scorer in the conference, David
Hathaway, and has a fine squad of championship quality.