Guy Bailey, who was formerly located here in the blacksmith shop
at the foot of Main Street,
was a visitor in town on Friday. We are informed that he will move to this place
in the early spring and open the shop that has been closed since Coleman
Peninger sold out. Bailey is an excellent citizen and a fine workman and we will
be glad to see him with us again.
While pulling a string of casing from an old well on the Ayers
farm near Revere
on Monday afternoon, driller A.G. McIntyre of Parkersburg was the victim of a near fatal
accident. A joint of six-inch casing had been taken from the well and was
standing upright on the derrick floor, when in some manner, the hooks holding it
became loose and fell, striking full sweep squarely on his head. He was rendered
unconscious by the blow, but in a short while, was up and found alright and was
able to come here on Tuesday and go by boat to Parkersburg. He fears he has received some bad
Witnesses say that it is a miracle that he was not killed
outright by the force of the blow.
and Mrs. J.K. Doyle left today at for Cleveland, Ohio,
where he has work in the gas field being developed in that city, and where they
will make their home.
1965, 50 years
The opinion being expressed by some of the nation’s top foreign
policy experts that it is time for the U.S. to pull out of Vietnam. This
tune is the sad refrain being heard in some informed quarters after 15 years of
involvement in the country.
The French first resisted the tide and lost a war. The U.S. then
intervened, but in recent months it has become fairly obvious that the people of
are not ready, or capable, of supporting a democracy such as we hope to develop
The latest South Vietnamese government is turning actively
anti-American, and our present ambassador is the object of much controversy and
even outright rejection by high government officials.
Officially, we are still counseling the Vietnamese to do this
and that, to be good democratic boys and establish a democratic government in
the pattern to which we are accustomed. The Vietnamese have shown in the past
two years, during which one coup followed another, that they are presently
incapable or unwilling to establish a stable democratic form of government.
1990, 25 years
At the Calhoun
County board of education
meeting, superintendent Ron Blankenship reported that Calhoun has been chosen as
one of the “Top Twenty” projects by the W.Va. School Building Authority.
The superintendent recommended that the board advertise for
property in the Mt.
Zion area and that Gandee
& Partners begin the search for a suitable site for the new Calhoun Middle/High
He also recommended that the board hold their February meetings
at Arnoldsburg and Minnora schools in order to solicit input regarding the
Comprehensive Educational Facilities Plan.
The board agreed to proceed with the recommendations.