A small blaze was discovered in the residence of Mr. Cornell,
near the mill, on Thursday morning. It was extinguished by “Ikey” Harris, who
came on the scene with a bucket of water.
This Tuesday will be the last day of the public schools at this
place. This has been one of the most successful terms of school ever taught
here. Prof. Ferrell and Miss Williams deserve great credit for their excellent
work, and the patrons should use their efforts to secure their services for the
The gasoline packet A.E. Kenney conveyed the funeral party of
aunt Brown Johnson from here to the mouth of Big Root on Thursday evening.
Al Jackson, prosperous oil man and farmer from Chestnut Grove,
was in town on Monday to look after business affairs. He informed us that the
gasoline plant operated by himself and Park Bowser is now making 300 gallons a
day. This is an improvement over the rate at starting, as at that time they made
only 10 gallons an hour. The fluid is of the very best grade, and this will soon
be a big industry in Calhoun County.
The packet Return made a flying trip to Parkersburg, making the
trip in 28 and a half hours of actual running.
There’s something morally wrong--in our buckwheat cake way of
thinking--when an actor or actress gets $25,000 for one appearance on some silly
television show. Of course, we don’t blame the show people; we’d take it if an
offer like that came our way, but this points up the distorted pay scale of the
While remuneration for citizens doing work of great value to
their country, in the scientific, defense or intelligence fields--for a few
examples--is usually meager, powder puff boys and girls get more for one
performance before the cameras than professionals in the above-mentioned fields
receive for a whole year’s vitally important work.
The movie and television industries are so organized, and the
entertainment field so situated, that an established star can demand exorbitant
sums of money for his little stint, or song, or dance--or cute remarks.
As far as we are concerned, the acting
professional is the most overpaid of all professions. Considering the quality of
most movies, this makes the salary scale in show business the outrage of the