The Edith H. took a crowd of young folks on an excursion to
Glenville and Sand Fork before returning on Sunday.
Frank Roberts got his foot ankle badly mashed by a horse falling
on him while on his way from Pine Creek on Saturday.
Godfrey L. Cabot purchased the gas franchise at Elizabeth and
will start a pipe line from Elizabeth to connect up with his line at Creston.
John Smith, son of Joe Smith of the factory, will leave this morning for
Elizabeth to take charge of the plant.
Uncle Peter Johnson, one of the oldest citizens of the county,
was a pleasant caller at our office. He is in his 83rd year and is as sprightly
as a boy. He is a great reader and spends most of his time at that pleasure. He
often works a half or whole day and can do as much work as a young man. He has a
wonderful storehouse of reminiscences, which are very entertaining. A lifetime
resident of the county, he has lived in Grantsville for 48 years and has seen it
transformed from a cornfield to a thriving town.
Fenton R. Stalnaker of Orma, who has been county supervisor for
the State Road Commission for the past two years, has been promoted to the
position of assistant to the maintenance engineer of District 3. He will work in
Calhoun, Wirt, Roane and Jackson.
Named to replace him as head of the Calhoun system is Victor
Brannon of Arnoldsburg, who has been assistant supervisor for two years. Walter
B. Ayers of Grantsville is the new assistant supervisor.
Stalnaker’s new duties will include helping with plans for the
care of roads in the district, helping county men solve maintenance problems,
and assisting engineers in the district.
He said that he wished to thank the people of the county for
their cooperation given him during the time he was county supervisor, and that
he hoped to continue to work for improvement of roads in the area in his new