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This Week In History, 4-8-10


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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:


1910, 100 years ago


The infant child of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Burch of Enon was severely burned last week by a fire from an open grate catching in its clothing. It is hoped that the little fellow will entirely recover from his injuries.


C.C. Starcher attended a law suit at Arnoldsburg last Friday in which his mother was sued by the firm of Nicholson & Co. for a store debt amounting to about $100, which that firm claimed was unpaid. The case was decided in favor of Mrs. Starcher, who was given a judgment of $23 and cost of the suit.


Garden making still occupies the spare time of many citizens.


Woods fires are causing considerable trouble in the vicinity of this town.


The value of a local newspaper is much more than many people seem to think, and the way to make it good is to patronize it, pay for it, and furnish it with ads, news and items, such as the public want to know. Bring them on, and “faith we’ll print ’em.” The press is a mighty power in helping to carry on the business and progress of our country. The fact is that the press has always been influential, even in the Savior’s day. If you don’t believe it, read Mark 2:4 and see for yourself.



1960, 50 years ago

The U.S. is in the position--and has taken the position for about a year now--that it will not agree to a ban of all nuclear testing.


The latest United States proposal--made at Geneva with Soviet representatives--was that nuclear power countries ban all nuclear tests, except underground tests.


The U.S., through President Eisenhower, became a little hot under the collar about a month ago when we were forced--partly by the weight of world opinion--to announce that we would continue our ban on nuclear testing for a short while, hoping that agreement could be reached with the Soviets on nuclear testing. The catch, according to many U.S. officials, is that we fear some types of nuclear testing might be undetectable to our monitors.


This may be true, and we certainly cannot contradict our own experts. The eyes of the world have been focused on the spectacle of this country opposing a complete ban on nuclear tests, while the Soviet Union continues to propose a complete ban. It may be that the U.S. will eventually be forced to agree to a complete ban.  




 1985, 25 years ago


Marcus McPhail begins a new job on Apr. 15.


His resignation was officially accepted by the board of education on Monday, Apr. 1, ending eight years as guidance counselor, football coach and athletic director at CHS.


McPhail was married this past Saturday in North Carolina to the former Louella Carney. They will reside in Ravenswood, where he will assume the duties of guidance counselor at Ravenswood High School.


He was also instrumental in organizing the elementary sports program in the county, allowing grade school students to participate in organized sports prior to attending high school.

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