Mrs. Chas Gump is very low at this writing with consumption. It
is not thought she can survive many days.
Allen Rush, an energetic young gent of this place, left last
week to seek his fortune in the “Western Wilds.”
Alfred Keaton is wearing a smile 6 by 12--it’s a girl.
Miss Ida Reip of Euclid is teaching a very successful school at
this place. She is one of Calhoun’s brightest young ladies. We wish her much
success in her work.
Samuel Kelly is seen every Sunday morning wending his way across
the Walnut hill in the direction of William Brown’s. Sam said, “Ocie is a mighty
sweet little girl.”
The daughter of S.L. Stalnaker has been very sick for the past
few days, but is much better at this writing.
Services were recently held aboard the old battleship West
Virginia--final services of farewell to the ship--which is being sold for scrap.
This is another of the famed battleships of World War II, now
doomed by progress, to go the way all battleships have gone in postwar years. It
will be remembered that the West Virginia lay berthed at Pearl Harbor on the
morning of Dec. 7, 1941, and bore the brunt of the Japanese attack.
She was sunk, but later raised and then played a prominent role
in winning the naval war against Japan.
The time of battleships is at an end. With that end came the end
of an era in naval warfare. The carriers became the main stem of operations in
WWII. The question today is whether carriers have reached the end of the line in
The coming weapon is the atomic powered submarine, and whether
carriers are obsolete, even the new nuclear-powered ones, cannot be known
positively. We guess that carriers are not yet doomed, and they are, in fact,
moving airbases, which are less vulnerable than fixed bases, but this could be a
When WWII came, most people thought the battleship was the
ultimate weapon on the oceans. The war quickly proved that it was the carrier.