The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
An unfortunate accident happened to timber contractor Jennings
Hathaway last Thursday afternoon. He was working near the incline at the head of
Bee Creek when a belt slipped and let the engine “run off.” The speed of the
engine caused the exhaust pipe to burst, one piece striking Hathaway, breaking
his arm in two places and cutting a severe gash in his head. Drs. Dye and
McCutcheon dressed the injuries and the patient is doing as well as could be
Wait Poling is breaking a colt for Roscoe Hardman that is a
dandy, and Wait knows how to get them just right.
It might be well for the young people of Calhoun to understand
now that the majority of those who have anything in a world that worships money
worked for what they have acquired.
Too often, the youthful mind is impressed with the easy
accumulation of a fortune by some exceptional figure that looms large in the
public consciousness, little realizing that such a career is the great exception
among a mass of hard workers, who got to the top by the sweat of their brows,
rather than through some streak of luck or opportunity.
More and more there is the conviction abroad in the world that
individuals who do not earn what they have are not entitled to their
possessions. There is something in the thought.
If each youngster who begins a business life in the next 10
years gets imbued with the idea of giving value for money or rewards received,
the business world will not be as worried by the next period of depression, and
the next generation will find life a happier proposition.
As of July 2, the “new” Craig Station of Consolidated Gas
Transmission Corp., located at Smithville, is in operation, taking over duties
formerly handled by Cabot Compressor Station. Cabot was phased out of operation
at 8:15 a.m. on July 8, after serving the surrounding area for 65 years.
The new operation, which occupies a site only yards from the
earlier compressor facility, swung into operation with little difficulty.
Utilizing modern technology, the new station is the latest example of a
“satellite operation” with regard to facilities and operating principles.
At the site, two 1,100 horsepower diesel engines, each driving
four compressors and a cooling fan of large dimension, stand on poured concrete
pads. Unlike standard operations of the past, these units, each with eight
cylinders and having a displacement of over 2,600 cubic inches, stand open to
the elements. Attendant control systems are much efficient and compact than
prior models, which also afforded savings in construction costs. At present, it
seems as though there will be no need to build structures to house the
operation. When “shake down” tests have been completed, these units will operate