Blanche DePue of Creston, a very pleasant young lady, visited
this place on Sunday. She was a guest of Veda Pugh of the Factory for a few
Fred E. Pell returned on Sunday from Roane County,
where he has been working on an oil well. The well was a good one, and
excitement in that locality is very high.
Bessie Williams, one of Grantsville’s finest musicians, is at
County, teaching a class
Jimmie Doyle was a prominent visitor in town a few days the
first of the week. He finished a good well in Roane, and will go back this week
to start another.
J.M. and Jake Bennett are drilling a water well for R.P.
Mollohan at his residence in the upper end of town. They will drill several
wells in and about Grantsville this summer.
Twins were born to Mr. and Mrs. Asa Harris last week, but one of
them only lived a short time. The remaining one, a sweet little girl, is getting
along nicely, as is Mrs. Harris.
Mrs. W.D. Gates has been very sick for the past few days,
threatened with pneumonia.
Squire Thornton Cain of
Brooksville was in the county seat Monday morning, looking after affairs of a
The Air Force announced a few days ago that it was switching to
a new system of training pilots. Cadets will begin their flight instruction, not
in propeller aircraft, but in jet trainers.
The new system ends an era in the U.S. Air Force, an era that
has spanned the days since prior to World War I until the present. Flight
training, in elementary aircraft, then basic aircraft and than advanced types of
aircraft, has been standard operating procedure over the last five decades.
It is hard to conceive of student trainees getting into
supersonic jets in their first 13 months of flying training, but that is what is
going to be done under the new system. This proves conclusively that the jet age
The age of the dog fight--as it went in World War I and II--is
over forever. The new supersonic fighters fly so fast, there is no
round-and-round, up-and-down fighting to be done. It is looking at automatic
controls and pressing a missile button, as the enemy approaches, and when the
two air adversaries meet, there is time for only one button-pressing.
The air age, as we have known it, involving propeller planes, is
being laid to rest.