CALHOUN NEWS FROM 1952 - Traffic Count Across Grantsville Bridge, Ira Stump Dies And "Get Your Multi-Flora Rose" While It Lasts

TRAFFIC COUNT ON BRIDGE - A traffic count was made on the Grantsville Bridge for three days by local students for the Town Council to be given to the State Road Commission, relating to the placing of traffic lights at either end of the narrow bridge.

During a three day period (8 a.m.-5 p.m.) there were 2,587 cars, 911 trucks and 1820 pedestrians. Mayor Harry Holliday took pictures of school buses and vehicles trying to pass on the narrow bridge, as well as pedestrians who have to walk beside traffic. (Editors Note: Traffic lights for one-way traffic were later installed on the old bridge, which crossed the LK from south Grantsville to Main Street, allowing a safer walkway).

Boys who took part in the traffic count: Donnie Dye, Jim McDonald, Richard Barnes, Carl Smith, Ray Jarvis, Voras Haynes, Charles Hathaway, Bill Woody, Cletus Yoak, Steve Lowe, Jim Riddle, Jim Stump, Bill Walter, Bill Welch, Steve Atkinson, Bob Walter, Ronald Barr, Mike Ferrell, George Hardman, Ronald Hosey, Byron Witt, Dick Richards, Jack Umstead and Joe Huffman.

FRANCIS HAYMAKER FFBL WINNER - Francis Haymaker was the first prize winner in the annual Farming for Better Living contest. He was presented with a pure-bred dairy heifer donated by the Calhoun Bank. A. G. Mathews, local attorney, was master of ceremonies. A delicious turkey dinner was served by the Legion Auxiliary. Quartet music was presented by Don and Von Yoak, Dennis Sturm and A. G. "Ted" Burch. Second place went to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Shock, receiving 1000 pounds of fertilizer donated by A. R. Holbert Store of Big Bend.

FUNERAL DIRECTOR IRA STUMP DIES - Local mortician, Ira N. Stump, 77, died following a long illness. Born in Grantsville, he was the son of the late Sinclair and Martha Bennett Stump. In 1897 he organized the M. E. Stump Hardware and Furniture Company, also making coffins.

Pallbearers at his funeral, Victor Brannon, Don Morris, Walker Johnson, Foster Poling, J. B. Smith, C. C. Kingsbury, Dallas Kight and P. P. Gunn.

Gerald and Ira Charles Stump will continue with the funeral service.

SICK ROOM COMPLETED AT SCHOOL - The Grantsville Graded School has a completely outfitted sick room, thanks to the sponsorship of the PTA. Reed's furniture donated the bed and springs and the Calhoun Super Service donated the mattress.

MULTI-FLORA ROSE FURNISHED - C. C. Jackson received some multi-flora rose Friday and plans to use it as a living fence between a crop-field and a pasture. Planting stock was furnished by the Little Kanawha Soil District. (Editor's Note: The rest is history)

KANAWHA THEATRE THIS WEEK IN 1952: "Here Come The Nelsons," Charles Starrett in "Laramie Mountains" with Chapter 11 of "King of the Congo," Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in "Jumping Jacks," and "Love is Better Than Ever" with Elizabeth Taylor.

STRADER'S DEPARTMENT STORE - Blouses $1.95, Skirts $2.95, Ball Band Socks .59.

CHLOE NEWS - Miss Glenna Hicks and Mr. and Mrs. Luther McGeorge attended the funeral of Julia Mullins at Oka Sunday.

UPPER PINE CREEK NEWS - Dewayne Nutter spent Thursday night with Jennings Gainer.

BIG SPRINGS NEWS - Mary, Ila Grey and Terry Snider spent Sunday with the Linvilles.

SAND RIDGE NEWS - Ed Whytsell is now employed at the State Hospital in Spencer.

DEER SEASON - There will be a one-day deer season on December 6.

ARNOLDSBURG NEWS - Rex Hall, local merchant, went to Rosedale Tuesday to buy a load of black walnuts.

RUGS FOR SALE - W. B. Gibson had a 9 x 12 linoleum rug for $4.95.

MT. ZION NEWS - Bobbie Umstead was calling on his grandmother Mrs. India Umstead.

APPLE FARM NEWS - Mr. Rupert Stump was visiting his mother, Treacy Stump, with his daughters.

CANNERY OPEN - The cannery will be open to process butchered meat.

Compiled Norma Knotts Shaffer Calhoun Chronicle