C.C. Starcher is getting the “Clarence” ready to take advantage
of the first raise in the river.
Bob Hamilton is out with a petition requesting “Uncle Bill”
Stalnaker to put a muffler on his hog.
S.S. Patterson, Grantsville’s popular blacksmith, is doing lots
of work these days. The sound of his anvil can be heard early and late.
The heavy snow, which fell during the first of last week,
afforded young people of our town great pleasure in the way of sleigh riding.
Hardman and Gainers broom factory is again in operation after a
delay caused by a shipment of handles being held up in the ice down the river.
The contract for keeping the county infirmary for the ensuing
year was awarded to M.W. Trippett, the present agent, at the price of $225.
There were four applicants for the position. The bids of three were exactly the
same, $225; the fourth was $220. The court is allowed considerable discretion in
the matter, and, for the sum of $5, it was thought best not to oust Mr. Trippett
from the job.
Calhoun General Hospital admitted its 194th patient Tuesday
afternoon, and has treated 343 persons in the emergency room since opening three
The hospital is a very busy place, with patients sometimes
bedded down out in the hall. Tuesday was a big day for the maternity section, as
the second set of twins arrived in a three-month period, making a total of 21
deliveries so far. For the second time, all three incubators are in use at the
same time. The twins, a boy and a girl, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Weaver
There have been 35 operations performed in the three- month
period. The lab has been another busy place, as there have been 346 tests done
for out-patients, and 595 tests for in-patients, making a grand total of 941.
There have been 195 X-rays made.
Even with all the patient load, there have been only five deaths
in the hospital.