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1923 – 100 Years Ago
Greenbrier Prize Winning Cattle
The great polled Shorthorn stock bull, Royal Choice Sultan, of the McLaughlin Farms, Maxwelton, created a great sensation at the eight fairs where he was shown this year in West Virginia, Tennessee and Virginia. The herd of nine cattle are at home again after having won 18 championships, 36 first prizes, 20 seconds, 14 thirds, 10 fourths, two fifths and two sevenths. The cattle will be shown on December 1 to 8 at the International Stock Show in Chicago.
Big Football Match
This Saturday afternoon at the Laidley Field, Charleston, the 1923 elevens of West Virginia University and Washington and Lee University will resume hostilities where the 1922 teams left off. It will be the tenth meeting between football teams of the two institutions. Of the nine games played so far, the Mountaineers have won five, the
Generals three, and the odd contest, that played last fall, ended in a 12-12 tie.
27 Killed In Mine Explosion
The lives of 27 miners were snuffed out at the Raleigh-Wyoming Coal Company’s operation at Glen Rogers, near Beckley on last Tuesday morning by an explosion of gas which occurred just as the men were going to work. Among the saddest of the cases of those killed were those of Joe Gurak, whose wife and six children arrived only two weeks ago from Poland, and Henry Wright, whose wife came from Scotland with their baby only three months ago.
1948 – 75 Years Ago
Lewisburg Water Works
The Town Council of Lewisburg is planning to improve the town water system. Plans are being formulated to issue revenue bonds to finance improvements to the somewhat out-of-date water system of Lewisburg. Several new water mains will be laid and some of the older lines will be enlarged.
New Coal Mole
The Sunnyhill Coal Co. demonstrated a giant mechanical mole that may put half of the nation’s coal miners out of work. The machine is called a colmol – a contraction of coal and mole – and its sponsors claim it can dig and load from three to five tons of coal a minute in suitable surroundings. The company said the machine does the work of a cutting machine, a drilling machine, and a loading machine, all used in modern coal mining.
The DeLuxe Cleaners of East Rainelle celebrated their second anniversary with a turkey dinner at the King Coal Hotel with all 14 employees present.
1973 – 50 Years Ago
Kissinger Awaits Israel’s Response
Secretary of State Henry Kissinger flew to Jordan today to await Israel’s response to new Middle East proposals worked out in talks with Egypt’s President Anwar Sadat. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir called a special cabinet meeting apparently to consider the offers.
Impeachment Is Predicted
Unless President Nixon voluntarily leaves office, Congress will oust him through a strong public demand for impeachment, civil rights leader Ralph Abernathy said Tuesday. Abernathy, chairman of the Atlanta-based Southern Christian Leadership Conference, told a Concord College convocation he was “sick of old men – old white men – running the country. “I want to hear the voices of young blacks and whites and of women,“ he said.
Butchers, bakers, pastry makers – are the complete “Culinary Brigade” – a pride and joy of The Greenbrier Hotel is shown with Herman G. Rusch, executive food director, front row-left, E. Truman Wright president and managing director; and Wesler T. Keenan, vice president and general manager. The Culinary School of The Greenbrier’s Culinary Apprentice and Training Program will have its sixth graduation exercises November 16.
1998 – 25 Years Ago
Businesses Encouraged To Don Spartan Green & Gold
The Greenbrier East Spartans are once again playoff-bound. With an 8-1 record going into Friday night’s homecoming game against Martinsburg, East is assured of a berth in the 16-team AAA high school football playoffs. Everybody in eastern Greenbrier County is asked to decorate their businesses and offices in green and gold to show their support for the team.
Greenbrier Gardeners Club Wins State Garden Club Award
The Greenbrier Gardeners Garden Club of Lewisburg recently received the West Virginia Garden Club Award. This is the highest award given to a garden club in the state. The Greenbrier Gardeners received the award for implementing various projects over the years which meant the most to the lolcal community. One of Greenbrier Gardeners special project is “Garden Therapy,” which involves monthly visits to Lewisburg Elementary School. On these visits, a special group of children has hands-on experience with gardening.
Monroe County Voters Reject $2.9 Million School Bond Levy
According to unofficial returns, the voters of Monroe County are continuing a tradition of defeating school bond levies, While 1,602 cast ballots against the proposed $2.9 million levy during this year’s general election, 1,277 voters were in favor.
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