Week of Aug. 7-11, 2023
1923 – 100 Years Ago
No Vice President
With the accession of Vice President Coolidge to the Presidency, there is now no vice president. That office disappears until another election. Senator Cummins of Iowa, who was president pro tempore of the United States Senate, now becomes the permanent president of the Senate. But in the event of the death of President Coolidge before the expiration of the present term, the Secretary of State would become President.
Methodists To Unite
A plan for the reunion of the Northern and Southern Divisions of the Methodist Episcopal Church was taken under consideration by the joint commission on unification at Cleveland, Ohio after having been approved by members representing both branches of the separate meetings. If the reunion occurs, the Methodist Episcopal Church will be the first of the three great protestant denominations which divided over the slavery question to become reconciled.
Memorial services for the late President were held in the auditorium of the Methodist Church on Sunday morning, attended by the local order of the Knights of Pythias, as well as the regular congregation. Short talks on the life and activities of Warren G. Harding were given by Messrs. John Raine, O. B. Davis, H. L. Gray and J. M. Raine.
1948 – 75 Years Ago
Much Canning Being Done
Approximately 1,400 cans of peaches, apple sauce, beets, greens and beans were processed at Alderson’s Community Cannery, Monday, Thursday, and Friday. More than four thousand cans of food were processed at the cannery during July.
C. Shanklin and William E. Blake of WRON are pleased to present one of the screen’s young and popular stars, Eddie Dean, the Texan, in person along with musical cowhands, featuring the Broome Brothers. They will appear on the stage at the Ronceverte Armory August 6-7.
“Excelent” Holstein Bull at State Fair
Among the 18 Holstein registered cattle to be exhibited at the State Fair of West Virginia by Guy B. Montgomery’s Morningside Farm of Ronceverte will be the only “Excellent” Holstein bull in the State – Spotlight Ophelia Best Yet.
1973 – 50 Years Ago
Agnew Under Investigation
Vice President Spiro T. Agnew is under investigation in a case involving allegations of bribery, extortion, and tax fraud in his home state of Maryland. The Vice President, who had been relatively untouched by the Watergate scandal rocking the Nixon administration, proclaimed his innocence.
$100,000 Lawsuit Filed Against Barber
A $100,000 federal lawsuit filed in Charleston against state Alcohol Beverage Control Commissioner J. Richard Barber has accused the Moore administration of using the “spoils system” to fill liquor jobs. Mrs. Janice Nunnery fired twice as manager-cashier of a state (liquor) store at Madison, alleged in the U. S. District civil action that she was a victim of the operation. Mrs. Nunnery contended that contrary to her rights in the 1st, 5th, and 14th Amendments of the Constitution, she was dismissed so the county GOP chairman could fill her job.
1998 – 25 Years Ago
Lewisburg Boy Scouts Go International
Sixteen Scouts and four adult leaders of Lewisburg’s Boy Scout Troop 70 flew out of Baltimore on July 17 bound for international adventures in Iceland and England. While in Iceland, Troop 70 will be housed by the Boy Scout Troop at the Keflavic Naval Air Station. While in England, they will participate in the International Jamboree near Manchester.
Ex-Astronaut Charged With Domestic Battery
Former astronaut Capt. Jon McBride, who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1996, was arrested Sunday and charged with domestic battery, according to files in the Greenbrier County Magistrate Clerk’s office. McBride, 54, was accused of striking his wife, Sharon, and of putting his hands around her neck and telling her he could strangle her.
Planners Will Recommend Lewisburg City Council Rezone Del Sol Property
After repeated attempts over the past few months to assemble a quorum and make a decision regarding the zoning of the property, the planners voted in favor of the change from office residential to commercial. Del Sol Café is currently operating as a non-conforming use in the office residential zone. The request to change the property from office residential to commercial came about after the owner of the café, Tony Juker, asked the City Council if it will be willing to sell the property.
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