The steamer Return made a trip to Glenville on Wednesday. They
had on board our photographer, Thompson and family, who were on their way to
Burnsville, where he will soon locate and work at his old trade.
The Little Kanawha now has one more gasoline boat to her list.
Mr. Henderson of Hotel Willard is owner of this pretty little craft and she will
soon be ready for the trade between here and points downriver.
Monday morning, Dr. Dye, assisted by Dr. John Korkrean, Fay Oles,
a trained nurse, and Ward Betts, who administered the ether, performed a
surgical operation upon our esteemed townsman, R.P. Mollohan, amputating the
left leg, between the knee and thigh. The operation was a success, the patient
having recovered promptly from the anesthetic, and at the hour of going to press
is resting nicely.
Rev. M.M. Trippett of Bull River was a visitor in town on
Saturday evening. He was again awarded the contract for keeping the poor farm at
the county court. He has made a good, humane keeper, and is doing well with the
The year 1959 is moving toward its end, without so far
developing the third World War or other misfortunes that were predicted by the
There has been no collapse of public morale and the younger
generation, despite the complaints of their elders, seems to be developing
normally. These facts should not be overlooked in connection with news items
which naturally play up the unusual without expressly recognizing the great
number of men and women who play the game of life according to sound and fair
We are not ready to welcome the advent of 1960, or to suggest
that those who wish to plan their lives should get down to the business of
making resolutions. We will say that individuals can greatly improve themselves
by giving serious consideration to a program to be followed in an effort to
attain desired goals.
There is a great tendency on the part of most people to live
from day to day, without any conscious attempt to follow a pattern based
fundamentally on principles personally accepted in theory, but not always
discernible in the turmoil of daily affairs. It might be profitable for all of
us to check up on our pretensions and practices.