Opposition Groups Remain Active in 1915

(06/17/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 7/15/1915.

To Enjoin High School

From certain movements being made by a few opponents of the High School movement it is thought that an effort will be made to delay the establishment of the school either by enjoining the Board of Directors from laying the levy required for the building or by some other hindering process.

J.M. Harper, an attorney of Spencer, who is said to be employed by the "vigilance committee," called up County Clerk Fleming, Tuesday, and directed copies of all the orders entered in connection with the High School election to be made.  The work, was finished late Tuesday night and they were dispatched to Spencer that night.  It is reported that men are riding the county, circulating petitions for some purpose, but as recall is not in effect in West Virginia.  We are at a loss to determine what can be accomplished by petitions.  It is reported that one formerly high in educational circles in this county is engaged in the business.

A prominent citizen of Grantsville gives good advice to the disgruntled ones by telling them to lay aside their injunctions and wait till they catch us out and then give us a good "whoopin."