The following reports are taken from
The Calhoun Chronicle archives:
The editor visited the bridge below Arnoldsburg last week and
found it to be a first class piece of work and something we can all feel proud
of. The next one will be at Grantsville and we hope that there will soon be
heard the clinking of mason’s tools on the stone work.
The Fogle house has undergone considerable improvements, and is
a much better looking hotel now. The mineral well is attracting considerable
attention and this popular hostelry is doing a thriving business.
We have heard that a new canning factory will be built at
Altizer by the Messrs. Hickman.
U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration, has
awarded Air Agency certificate No. 4143, authorizing Rubber Fabricators, Inc.,
of Grantsville, to operate an approved repair station for limited emergency
equipment overhaul and repair of life rafts and vests.
Robert L. Schnurr, Leno Ash and Arthur F. King of the local
plant have been awarded certificates as repairmen by the CAA, with an Air Agency certificate going to Rubber
An investigation was made by Civil Aeronautics authorities prior
to making the award to determine that the facilities and personnel were
adequate. This repair station is under the supervision of C.L. Wilson of the
Federal Aviation Agency in Charleston, and inspection of Rubber Fabricators will
be made every 60 to 90 days by the agency’s T. Johnson, maintenance inspector.
For the first time in a few years, Grantsville had a
full-fledged tennis tournament under the sponsorship of the Little Kanawha
Tennis Club. Singles, mixed doubles and men’s doubles were fought out on the
Grantsville tennis court from July 15-22, with winners in each category
collecting trophies. As the tournament wrapped up, Roger Jarvis, treasurer of
the club, announced that a women’s tournament was being planned for August and
there would be another round of contests in September.
Bob Bailey won first place in the singles, with Roger Bush
second and Roger Jarvis third. In mixed doubles, Juanito and Gina Aya-ay were
first, with Mark Krugman and Brenda Gherke second and Ben and Gigi Sol third. In
men’s doubles, Spencer residents Roy Hildreth and Dave Ferguson took first, with
Bob Bailey and Jim Morford second and Lyle Kerby and Mike Mills third.
Jarvis said that the money earned on the tournament would
eventually be used to pay for resurfacing of the tennis courts. When the club
was organized about eight years ago, it paid for the original surfacing and the
installation of lighting. For a few years, the club was inactive because of
insufficient players for a tournament, but Jarvis was hopeful that a full
schedule of events could be anticipated.