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This Week In History, 1-8-09


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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:


1909, 100 years ago

If the various airship clubs are successful this year, sky sailing will be regulated by statute. Navigators of balloons and aeroplanes will be forced to qualify in meteorology, chart making, air currents, expansion of gases, rules of the road, and cloud dodging.


The endowment of chairs in leading universities may soon be confidently expected, and the B.A. degree will stand for proficiency in aeronautics, as well as in the arts. The proposed law will also declare a perpetual closed season for balloon shooting, and every ascension is to be recorded so that relatives and friends may be assisted in their search for their loved one’s remains.





 1959, 50 years ago

Calhoun is one of only 13 West Virginia counties which has a 100 percent rating for library service, according to a newly published report by the state library commission.


Residents of Calhoun have enjoyed excellent library service since 1950. Alpha region stands out with distinction as one of the few in the state with this highest rating. The state as a whole is rated as 51 percent of the population with no library service whatsoever.



 1984, 25 years ago


Employees at Cabot Compressing Station were told by executives of Cabot Corp. that the station will cease operations around May 1. Seventeen employees will be affected. Gary Campbell, manager of Cabot Station, said that the employees will be reassigned.


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