R.P. Mollohan is in Washing-ton having a “cork” limb fitted to
his body. He will be detained there for several days learning to use his new
limb. He reports a pleasant trip.
Dowd Stump, the progressive Phillips Run farmer, experimented
this year with a new crop, milo maze, and judging by the specimen left at the
Chronicle office it will be a profitable crop for this country. It resembles
cane, and is a fine food for horses, cattle and poultry.
Mrs. Guy E. Teter and little daughter Dorothy Virginia, who
visited home folks at this place during the summer, returned home to Montana
last Tuesday. Miss Mattie Hays accompanied them as far as Parkersburg, where she
visited for a day.
Dick Hays is breaking a colt for Ralph Bennett of Stumptown. The
colt is highly bred, and is as fine as they grow in this country.
Alvan Vannoy, son of Lewis Vannoy, was host Wednesday eve at a
pleasant surprise party given by the Stumptown band. It was Alvan’s 27th
birthday. After being loaded with numerous valuable presents, it was left to Roy
Linger, who lately joined the “Benedicts” to make the presentation of the
evening with a large rag doll. Alvan is one of the young businessmen of the
Steer Creek valley, and may he have many returns of the day.
Although many economic experts say we are in a recession that
began in June, the outlook for the sixties should be good.
This is true because of the huge increase in homes expected in
the 1960’s. The war boom babies, which occurred in the early forties and carried
through into the late forties, will be heavily felt in the sixties.
Marriages will set records, and each family will need
appliances, automobiles, and all the things which make the average American
family household. For this reason then, there should be a tremendous demand in
the next three or four years, and the economy should expand greatly.
The mere fact that households are increasing, and that we are
experiencing a sudden new-family bulge in the early sixties, does not
automatically create prosperity.
On the other hand, if business opportunity is available, and if
inflation is controlled, there are most of the ingredients present for a high
level of economic activity.
The sixties promise a great economic opportunity for
enterprising businessmen and those who are willing to work and expand their
business. Barring a very serious depression, the sixties could be the most
prosperous decade, overall, of the U.S. in a long time.