According to The
Parkers-burg Sentinel, the rise in the Little Kanawha River on Saturday and
Sunday, while not an extensive one, allowed sufficient water on which to get out
a large quantity of timber, as well as other stuff. There were about 100
lockages of timber and ties brought out. The ties and some of the logs had
already arrived in Parkersburg and the remainder are on their way.
A barge of staves belonging to Withers and Vandevender was brought down from
Leaf Bank in the tow of a gasoline boat. G.L. Cabot Co. shipped out 8,000 sacks
and 200 barrels of lamp black on barges, which were brought from Grantsville to
Palestine, where they were loaded on cars. Grantsville Carbon Co. shipped out
800 barrels of lamp black in the same manner.
It won’t be too long before Calhoun County will have its first
hospital in operation. The one-story, red brick structure, located on a hill
overlooking Grantsville, will have 26 beds and is being equipped with many
modern conveniences, such as are enjoyed by much larger hospitals.
John Butler, superintendent of construction; Foster Poling, past
president of the county court; and I.D. Craig, district representative of
Monongahela Power Co. all hope to have the building construction job finished by
The biggest task ahead before the hospital can be opened will be
assembling equipment and personnel. While waiting for the building to be
completed, women of the county are making plans for a sewing project to make
many of the items necessary for the operation of the hospital.
Another necessary thing is the building of an entirely new road,
and a contract has been let by the county court to R.M. Busch of Grantsville for
the construction of a road that will join High Street just below the grade