The B&O Railroad Co. has promulgated the following notice:
“Officers and employees will take notice that there will not be employed, nor
permitted to remain in the service in the capacity of train master, dispatcher,
operator, engineer, fireman, or trainman, yardman, block
or other signalman, watchman, or in
other positions, where in any way charged with the direction or operation of
trains, persons who use intoxicants, either while on duty or off duty.”
As yet there is no one filling the position occupied by John C.
Mathews in the Bank of Grantsville, but someone will likely be secured within a
short time to fill the place.
Contractor Lou Bickel is drilling a well for Godfrey L. Cabot on
the Wolverton farm on Big Root.
W.H. Whipkey was in town a short time on Saturday. Bill has held
down a job on Cabot’s gas lines for about a dozen years.
Smith and Huffman sold a good horse to Jennings Hathaway of Hur.
H.A. and S.J. Witte, two honest and industrious farmers from the
valley of Steer Creek, attended to business in the county seat on Monday.
The Kennedy Administration has announced that more American
troops will be sent overseas in the next year. The effort to bolster U.S.
conventional forces is the reason for this change in policy.
It will mean that more American boys will serve on foreign
bases, and in foreign countries, than had been hereto-fore planned. These
servicemen are, in many cases, our best--or worst--ambassadors.
It would be of great benefit to the country if the program to
educate our servicemen in the diplomatic arts were intensified and broadened. It
is already a good program, insofar as it goes, but much more effort, and time,
could be devoted to this project, with beneficial results for the country and
the cause of democracy, and we hope this is done in the expanded overseas
We might as well recognize the fact that Americans are not
usually good diplomats--with exceptions--and concentrate on making friends where
we send our servicemen, rather than enemies.