E. Chenoweth returned from the Upper West Fork country during
the last week, where he had spent a great deal of the winter looking after his
interests. He reports several cases of smallpox at and near Rosedale in Braxton
Who invented the idea that it was against “the peace and
dignity” of the town for the mill to blow a whistle at the noon-day hour and at
6:00? The mill or factory whistle is a sound of industry and the people like to
Dr. Dye reports numerous cases of LaGrippe throughout the
Almost every local gasoline boat arrived here on Saturday. They
are doing a brisk business.
Gordie Vanhorn of Sycamore was a visitor in town Friday. He
informs us that Ralph McCoy is progressing nicely with his timber job on the
land recently purchased from McDonald. It is thought that the job can be
completed this year and the outlook is good for McCoy to make a good thing of
“Acme” is the name of the little gasoline boat built by Norm and
“Tude” Williams and sold to J.G. Oles of the West Virginia Carbon Works. She is
a handy little boat and it is Oles’ intention to run a daily packet between this
place and Creston.
The steamer Edith H. brought down about 700 bushels of coal from
the Hays coal bank at Glenville last week.
Beeman Wright of near Yellow Creek was here Monday putting up
wire, etc., to bring that division of the L.K. phone line into the citizen
Possibility of early action on construction of a huge dam across
the West Fork of the Little Kanawha River, just above Creston, will be discussed
at a meeting of area leaders and congressmen in Spencer.
The meeting is sponsored by Roane County Chamber of Commerce,
and the dam being discussed is one that would be located 1.5 miles above the
mouth of the West Fork. The dam’s primary purpose is for flood control of the
Little Kanawha and Ohio rivers. Its estimated cost in 1954 was put at
The 1954 survey made of the dam called for an impoundment 132
feet high and 800 feet long, which would hold back 8,000 acre feet of water
collected from the drainage area above the dam of some 241 square miles, largely
in Calhoun and Roane counties.
The project has been approved, but no money has been
appropriated for construction.