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This Week In History, 9-15-11

     

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The following reports are taken from The Calhoun Chronicle archives:

 

1911, 100 years ago

 

F.S. Hathaway, Bert Shaffer and A.G. Mathews attended the Sunday School convention at Sycamore, and report that it was a very successful convention.

 

Frank White, Jr., and brother Grover White of White Pine were here Monday, laying in some supplies.

 

J.H. Hayhurst, one of the workers and good farmers of Pine Creek, was a business visitor in town on Saturday.

 

Roane County Record says that Watson Elliott of Sycamore has his race horses in training in Spencer, and that there will be races there in October. Mrs. Allie Hardman and daughter Lelia of Mt. Zion shopped in that busy little city last week.

 

Charlie Starcher, who is running his boat, the Clarence, between Parkersburg and Creston, was here last week.

 

1961, 50 years ago

One of the encouraging signs in the present mild recession was the continued rise of savings in 1960. Whenever people are able to save money, they have accumulated purchasing power, which can be suddenly turned loose to cause an upturn.

 

We do not know when people will begin to spend more money --though they are spending at a good clip today. Savings have increased, and this means that the economic situation for many families is growing stronger, even within the recession.

 

If the recession does not get too severe, and if it is brought to a quick end, the recession picture might change into an optimistic one. The accumulated savings of some will then be parted with more readily. Some people tend to hold off spending when the financial picture is bleak or they fear hard times.

 

Savings is the sure road to security in our society. True, most people become eligible for social security, but this is not enough for most of us--if it is all we’ve got. Thrift, and saving, will provide independence and freedom of movement and choice--and greater happiness.

 

The satisfaction of having been prudent and put away enough to take care of emergencies, old age, luxuries and special desires, gives an inner contentment and pride.

 

 1986, 25 years ago

A former resident of Grantsville and a 1954 graduate of CCHS was broadcast on 30-second spot commercials since April, and can be seen randomly until January.

 

Bill Richards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Richards of Athens, Ohio and nephew of Mabel Arthur of Grantsville, is a teacher turned painter.

 

His artwork has been shown at Guggenheim Museum, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Brooklyn Museum.

 

He was chosen to do the artwork for Travelers Corp., which is an insurance company in Hartford, Conn. The campaign, created by William Esty Co., Inc., New York, used the theme line “Have you looked under the Travelers umbrella lately?”

 

The subject of Richards’ artwork is a red umbrella. Approximately 20 different ones were painted before the right one was chosen. The finished project was a 9-by-12 canvas.

 

The commercial made its first debut on the Masters golf tournament in April and has been shown numerous times throughout the summer.

 

Richards has fond feelings about Grantsville and Calhoun High School, and very good recollections of teachers. During his high school years, he was a member of the football team.


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 


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