|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 12/15/1927.
Town Voters to Decide Pool Room Issue
Council Orders Question on Ballots in January Fifth Election
Active War on Amusements Being Waged
Hot Times Promised
A special meeting of the town council was held Tuesday night and the
question of whether or not pool rooms will be allowed to keep open in accordance
with the laws of the state in Grantsville will be submitted to the voters
at the town election to be held in January. No mention was made of
regulating the length of women's skirts, amount of paint to be applied
to maiden cheeks, or time of kisses between flappers and cake eaters.
The latter subjects will come in for regulation later on with picture shows,
croquet and dominoes.
It makes little difference to the Chronicle force personally whether
pool rooms are closed or open. None of us could shoot with watermelons
for balls. Being blind in one eye, the length of skirts has not bothered
us for some time.
Seriously, we can see no objection to well conducted pool rooms.
It seems so much better than slipping off to some barn loft or back alley
for puerile, penny-ante poker.
In other words recreation had better
be indulged in on Main Street than under the willows on the riverbank.
Grantsville is undoubtedly a better town than it was several years ago,
and regardless of how the pool issue is settled we are not headed for the
In the event the reformers ban the pool games, we warn
them to lay off croquet and dominoes.
NOTE: Election results published in a later issue show 85 For
and 92 Against.