OLD NEWS - Mollohans Leg Amputated in 1910, Riverboat Can Run On "Heavy Dew," First Scout Troop In 1931

Old News transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle

Drs. To Amputate Mollohan's Leg in 1910

We are sorry to note that R.P. Mollohan is seen very poor health at present, suffering from the effects of his lame leg. We understand that as soon as Dr. Dye is able to do so he will amputate Mr. Mollohan's leg above the knee.

Every since he was a boy, Bob has suffered with this limb but in the last few years the cause of the trouble has grown to such an extent that it has now become necessary to amputate to save his life.

Everyone hopes sincerely that the operation will be a successful one and that the sufferer will soon grow strong and well again.

"Bob" Mollohan's Leg Amputated (1/11/1910)

Monday morning, Dr. Dye, assisted by Dr. John Korcoran, Miss Fay Oles, a trained nurse, and Ward Betts, who administered the ether, performed a surgical operation upon our esteemed townsmen R.P. Mollohan, amputating the left leg, between the knee and thigh. The operation was an entirely successful one, the patient having recovered promptly from the anesthetic, and at the hour of going to press is resting nicely.

Mollahan's Condition Good (1/18/1910)

"Bob" Mollohan's condition is very flattering at present, and unless something unforeseen happens, he will be able to be out in the course of three or four weeks. His limb, where it was amputated, is healing nicely, under the skillful nursing of Miss Fay Oles. He is rapidly regaining his strength.

Mollohan Back To Work (3/8/1910)

We are glad to note that R.P. Mollohan has so improved since the amputation of his limb, that he is now able to do a whole days work, something he has been unable to do for many years. He has almost completed the assessors land books for the county, and has assisted some with the work in the Calhoun county Bank.

Riverboat May "Run on Heavy Dew" in 1909

J.G. Oles, Supt. of the W.Va. Carbon Co., has purchased the lumber from Mac Ball and is now having it dressed at the mill for a new gasoline boat.

It is Mr. Oles ambition to build a low water boat, one that will ply between Grantsville and slack water the year round, which when the river goes dry will run on a heavy dew.

He is sparing no expence or labor to make such a boat, and we believe will accomplish his purpose. Such a boat would be of great benefit to Grantsville in the summer time.

Riverboat Adds Electric Generator in 1921

The Steamer Violet, the efficient and accommodating mail packet between here and Creston, has installed an electric light plant which was purchased at the Oles Garage.

This will add to the boats efficiency. The Violet has been in the service for something like a month now and has not missed a trip.

The water is getting very low but the masters of the craft declare their intention of making trips as long as the boat has a bottom.

That the public appreciates the efficient service of the Messrs. Williams is evidenced by the liberal patronage given the boat.

First Boy Scout Troop Organized in 1931

An organization of a troop of Boy Scouts of America was effected here Monday evening of last week when executives of the Parkersburg area were present and addressed a number of those interested in the movement.

The troop will be in charge of Harry A. Holliday, well known young oil and gas operator, who has volunteered to act as Scoutmaster for the boys. He is a first class young man in every respect and parents will be glad to know that their boys are under his leadership.

Other officers for the organization are Hagan Johnson, president, J.A. Jackson, vice-president, R.L. Hamilton, secretary-treasurer. The executive committee is composed of Lynn S. Oles, chairman, H.W. Haught activities, Frank H. Ferrell education, Jerome A. Francis secretary-treasurer, Rev. C.C. Jarvis chaplain.

A finance committee has been appointed to raise the necessary funds for the organization and another meeting will be held Monday, May 11th, for the purposes of completing organization work.