Miss Nellie Stump now has charge of the Kanawha Telephone
Col. Mike Duty returned to his home at Pennsboro, after having
spent several days here.
Albert Heck, a prominent merchant of Rutherford, Ritchie County,
Hagan Barr returned Saturday evening from Parkersburg, where he
visited his family and attended to business.
Mrs. Doud Stump of Phillips Run was a caller at our office on
Friday and ordered the Chronicle and Uncle Remus Home magazine for the next
year. She said that her husband is recovering from his recent spell of sickness,
with which he has suffered much pain.
Mayor Charlie Stump, who has been on the sick list for the past
week or so, is recovering.
The administration now in office is headed by the oldest man
ever to occupy the White House. Popular
president Dwight D. Eisenhower is turning the office at 1600 Pennsylvania
Ave. over to the youngest man ever elected president.
President-elect Kennedy, 43, is 27 years younger. Younger men
have occupied the White House, Teddy Roosevelt for example, but assumed office
when the sitting president died.
This means that younger blood will be infused into the whole
executive machinery of the government. While Kennedy is expected to rely on
older men, too, he has said that he wants a hustling, vigorous government,
utilizing the services of the talented men in the country now in their 30s, 40s
At a time when we are up against a grave and serious economic
and military challenge, plus an ideological battle throughout the world, with
communism, the infusion of young blood will be a good thing for the U.S.
Active, flexible, brilliant leadership is needed and deserved by
the free world.
We hope the Kennedy administration gives the U.S., and the world, just that. We
can afford no less in the critical fight for survival.