The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
Bob Smith of near White Pine met with a great misfortune. He was
trimming a fruit tree when a limb dropped and struck him in the eye, bursting
the eyeball. Dr. Wright was called and administered medical aid.
Ellie Propst of the mouth of Leafbank got quite badly hurt by a
small sapling falling and striking him in the back of the head. Dr. Pickering
was called and dressed the wound. The doctor said that the wound would not be
serious unless something unlooked for set in.
Science is always developing theories and telling us new things.
Some time ago, we heard there was a kind of electrical brain activity, produced
by cells which build up an electrical charge, and then flash miniature lightning
bolts to adjoining brain cells.
We won’t pursue the discovery much further at this time, but the
idea is worth watching. Maybe, in the years to come, a student, failing in his
classes, will be able to go to a service station and get a supply of electricity
that will set his brain to thinking.
Without reference to any persons in this area, we can imagine
that there are many individuals who need some sort of miniature lightning in
their heads. The only way that they can be made to think is for somebody to make
it as easy to do as it is to sit down and rest.
Two Calhoun High School students, Laura L. Cain and Alisa K.
Dowell, will be dubbed Ladies of the Golden Horseshoe on May 11 at the State
Capitol in Charleston.
The annual Golden Horseshoe Day, sponsored by W.Va. Dept. of
Education, will honor 221 eighth grade students from every county in the state.
The students to be honored have scored the highest on a test
about West Virginia prepared by the Dept. of Education. The two highest scorers
in each county were chosen, while the remaining 110 students were the other
highest scorers in the state, prorated by county according to the county’s ratio
to the number of eighth-grade students in the state.