S.T. Stump has found some very fine looking mineral rock on his
farm above town. Samples have been sent to assayers to be analyzed, and Stump,
as well as many others, think this is a good thing.
The Grantsville ball team defeated the Tannersville team by a
score of 14 to 4 on Saturday. This team challenges any team in the country,
The 102nd anniversary of the birth of Jefferson Davis, only
president of the Southern Con-federacy, was celebrated June 3 at his birthplace
at Fairview, which is to be converted into a memorial park.
Some of our young pushers are trying to arrange a 4th of July
celebration for Grantsville. They have a fine program in view and will shove
things along, and we may feel assured that we will have something doing at home
on that great American day.
Go kart racing is the newest interest of a group of people in
the area, and is attracting a lot of attention to this newest kind of sport.
Powered by small gasoline motors, these little karts take the
driver around the track at speeds between 30 and 60 miles an hour. The driver
sits in a seat only two inches off the ground, and the lightweight frame
consists mostly of tubing. They weigh from 75 to 100 lbs.
Local enthusiasts spend much time on a track located at Mt. Zion
near the drive-in theatre on property owned by Richard Stalnaker. The track is
one tenth of a mile in length and 16 feet wide. Electric lights are being
installed at the track to lengthen the time of racing.
Kart owners include Richard Stalnaker, Robert Elliott, Leon
Yoke, Ray Gumm, Jack Pitts, Don Pitts and Bill Barnes.