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This Week In History, 6-18-09

     

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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:

 

1909, 100 years ago

Commodore Stevens of Pine Creek was a visitor in town on Saturday. He was considerably worried over some sneak stealing the taps off his buggy axles. It was a dirty trick.

 

There is a report that work will be resumed on the Little Kanawha Railroad this year. The old reliable Sentinel of Parkersburg gives it credence, hence we are in hopes it is so. Men are at work in Gilmer County, abstracting and buying up right of way, and condemnation proceedings will begin at once, where it is impossible to agree on the price.

 

Street commissioner Jake Huffman had a force of men at work the latter part of last week extending the sewer from Ira Stump’s property to the river.

 

 

1959, 50 years ago

Calhoun mothers and fathers often wonder whether certain activity of their young sons and daughters is exactly the wise thing for young people.

 

The anxiety of parents about the conduct of their children is understandable. Naturally, they are sincerely concerned, they want their boys and girls to grow into fine men and women.

 

There is a way in which parents can influence the conduct of their children. It is not by denouncing their customs or punishing the young people. After all, growing boys and girls require some form of amusement and social life. It is natural for them to congregate together. If parents dislike the activities, it might be a good idea to provide other activity.

 

Before older people complain of what younger people are doing, it behooves them to bestir themselves and see what they are doing for the boys and the girls.

 

 

 1984, 25 years ago

Two new techniques for patient diagnosis have been initiated at Calhoun General Hospital: low dose mammography testing and the aerosol ventilation lung scan.

 

The mammography examination, which required installation of new equipment, has many advantages over older techniques, which required longer X-ray exposures. Staff radiologist Dr. Harry Ko said that the new equipment produces excellent X-rays and can be done in just a few moments.

 

The lung scan technique was developed at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. Dr. Ko and X-ray technician Charles Music attended a conference in Pittsburgh to learn the new technique. It has been in use at the hospital only since late May, and so far the hospital staff has used the new diagnostic tool on about 15 patients. The mammography testing was started two days later.

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