Assessor R.J. Knotts came in from Sherman District on Friday
evening and reports all of the work done in that district, except what he can
finish in about two days. By June 1, he and his deputies will have finished
their work on the 1910 assessment.
W.J. Mathews has remodeled his refreshment parlor quite a bit
and it is now very inviting. He is selling ice cream and all the cold drinks on
Commodore Dotson’s boat, Carrie V., departed from here on Monday
afternoon with one of the largest fleets of timber that has ever been taken down
the Little Kanawha, said The Parkersburg
The fleet consists of 60 lockages of logs, all rafted together
and covering a wide expanse of water, as there were over 2,500 logs in the
fleet, some of them very large, as this is considered some of the best timber
that has been taken for many years.
All of this timber was purchased from Little Kanawha Log and Tie
Co., extensive operators in the upper section of the river valley, the
purchasers being the Ironton Lumber Co., and the logs towed to its mill.
The per capita income for West Virginia reached a new high of
$1,599 in 1959. The 1958 per capita income was $1,512.
Thus, the average family of four in this county in 1959 had an
aggregate income of $4,056. If this figure seems on the high side, the W.Va.
Chamber of Commerce pointed out that its estimates include all personal income a
family receives. Salaries and wages usually account for approximately 70 percent
of the average family’s personal income, with 30 percent from other sources.
Personal income in Calhoun County gained 5.7 percent in the 1959
period over 1958. The total 1959 income for the county was $9,426,000, compared
with $8,916,000 the previous year. This 5.7 percent increase was also the
The per capita income in the U.S. averaged at $2,161, which puts
W.Va. 26 percent below the national average.