We understand that J. Hardman contemplates building a gasoline
power boat for use at his ferry at the foot of Williams Street.
J.M. Hamilton and R.M. Marshal have purchased 300 acres of the
farm in Sheridan district known as “Sixteen Bend.” This is one of the best
pieces of farm lands in the county, and we understand that it was purchased at a
Wig Bickel is transporting his tools and machinery from this
place to Orma on the West Fork, where he will drill a well for Sherwood Oil Co.
It will be a rank “wild catter” and will be watched with a great deal of
C.C. Starcher and Dr. Pickering have sold the Good Steamer
Clarence to a gentleman from Ohio, and that splendid boat will be taken off the
Little Kanawha trade. This is one of the best gasoline boats on this or any
other river and has done a big business. Its being taken off of this trade will
be a big help to the other boats on this river.
Sixty million householders will join census officials beginning
Mar. 28 in all 50 states.
This is the 18th census of population and housing in the U.S.
and, in some ways, it might be the most interesting. The first census was taken
170 years ago, in 1790. Thomas Jefferson was then Secretary of State.
The census, which is taken every 10 years, is expected to show
trends that will influence business, cities and states, and even sections of the
country. The states and sections will be interested to know how their population
is being affected, where it is growing, and where citizens are decreasing in
One of the political results of the census will be that on it
will be based Congressional representation, as elected in 1962. Because the
House of Representatives is limited to 435 seats, after the census is taken, it
will be determined how many persons each representative will represent. Some
states are expected to lose Congressional representation, and others are
expected to gain.
A number of eastern states, including West Virginia, New York
and Pennsylvania, will lose representation as a result of the census.
All in all, we will know much more about ourselves, some of it
in a few months, and all the information within a year.