Monday, February 24, 2014
The Gram: Proctorsville Grammar School Newsletter
The Cavendish Historical Society (CHS) recently received a copy of “The Gram,” a newsletter produced by the Proctorsville Grammar School and labeled Vol.II No. 2.
Some of the names associated with the publication include Lillian Place, Eileen Pickett, Beth Sheehan, Howard Parker (Grade 4), and Vesta Shaw. Some of the “sponsors” include: The Handy Market; Wells Market; “If you need a barber see La Plante;” U.S. Savings Bonds at Post Office; Coal and Wood John Smith; Meals Lawrence’s Restaurant; Rooms Meals Excellent Food New Proctor Hotel; If a carpenter you need-Joseph Punalla can do the deed; Service thru the__years, Service Now, Xmas goods Pollard’s Store; Visit the Texaco Station.
CHS believes the date of the publication is most likely fall 1937. With the closing of Black Bear Mill in Proctorsville that year, Bill Lawrence opened Lawrence’s Restaurant in the Fraternal Building (today Village Clippers). He closed the eatery in 1941, which was replaced by Mae’s Restaurant.