Fred Gainer and wife Juna, who had been spending a few days at
Parkersburg, were here Saturday enroute to their home at
Lloyd Fowler of Husher’s Run spent a few days in Ritchie County visiting his sisters, B.H. Wilson
and W.H. Moore, at Goff’s Creek. He also visited his brother on Indian Creek and
his Pennsboro friends. His son, Obert, accompanied him.
Bridge contractor Tulley is interested, with Earl Fox of Sutton,
in drilling a test gas well, with a view of furnishing Sutton and Gassaway with
a cheaper fuel.
Charley Stump met with the misfortune of having his foot badly
mashed by a loaded wagon running over it.
Work is progressing nicely on the bridge pier, and it is thought
that by the latter part of this week masonic work will begin. Stone in the
quarry ran out last week and the quarrymen moved back to the Kelly quarry on
Books have from early times been the source of thorough
knowledge, and this is still true. Despite the craze of television--and soap
operas that fill the viewer’s TV day--books are still the surest way to
A survey showed that people in various sections of the country
spend a varying degree of their time reading books. People in the South spent
less of their time reading books than did people of any other section.
Some attribute this to warmer climate and a tendency to get
outdoors in the milder climate and do more than read. Whatever the reasons, and
regardless of the compensations, the South suffers when its citizens do not read
books, as does any other section of a country.
Another depressing thought for the intellectual is the type of
book most people read. It is the same type of thing that the average movie goers
pay to see-- likely something with sex, evil or scandal.
All of us should read more good books. It would be a good habit
to form the routine of reading one good book a month, or a week, or however
often your daily life allows.