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1923 – 100 Years Ago
The Airplane And The Doctor
The H. L Scott Airplane Company of Marietta, Ohio, had one of its machines in this section during last week and the first part of this. On Nov. 1st the machine was in Williamsburg to give all an opportunity to ride. Dr. E. G. Kesler employed it to take him on a trip to Meadow Bluff to make a professional call at M. J. Austin’s. He reached his destination in seven minutes after starting. The Doctor says he will buy one of these machines to enable him to overcome the bad roads in his section.
Hillsboro High School News
The Browning Literary Society will give a public program in the auditorium Friday night, the 9th at 8 p.m. Most of the students who have been absent on account of measles are in school again. The epidemic seems to be over for the present. The laboratory equipment for the chemistry room has arrived and will soon be installed.
Scout Troop “Melting Pot”
In Boy Scout Troop 40 of San Francisco are boys representing Mexico, Assyria, Greece, Lithuania, Russia, Germany, Italy, Holland, France, England, Scotland and America. The boys were either born in one of the 12 countries or their parents are natives of one of them. United States Commissioner of Naturalization Raymond F. Crist says, “Boy Scouts form and maintain the all-American “melting pot” among the youth of our country.
1948 – 75 Years Ago
When Greenbrier Military School played Staunton Military at Lewisburg recently, play was suspended at a tense moment with the ball on the local 10-yard line while both players and officials anxiously searched the playing field nearby. A local radio commentator suggested both teams were looking for lost yardage. However, the missing article was a false tooth – and when it was found and replaced, the two teams began hitting each other hard again.
7,572 World War II Dead Returned From Europe
Bodies of eleven Army veterans from this section are among 7,572, 162 being West Virginians, aboard the Army Transport Carroll Victory, which is expected to arrive today from Europe. They were originally interred in temporary military cemeteries in France, Belgium, and Holland.
Jack Livesay of Frankford caught a pike weighing 8 ½ pounds in the Greenbrier River near Anthony Sunday.
Fox Struck By Car
The car of Alex Caldwell of Caldwell one day last week struck and killed a gray fox in the highway. Mr. Caldwell expected the fox to get out of the way but it was too slow.
1973 – 50 Years Ago
Mideast Cease-Fire Enter ‘Crisis Stage’
The Middle East cease-fire agreement, which raised hopes of bringing true peace to the region, entered a “crisis” stage today following a confrontation between Israeli troops and U. N. peace-keeping forces near the Suez Canal.
High Gasoline Tax Discussed
The fuel shortage sent many Americans to work today from cooler homes to cooler offices, in cars not supposed to go faster than 50 miles an hour and with news that a heavy gasoline tax or rationing of auto fuel is likely before too long.
Nixon Comes Out Fighting
From breakfast through dinner, President Nixon made clear to all who would listen that he won’t resign; and he is about to “come out fighting” on Watergate. As the President continued his week-long series of private meetings with legislators on Watergate, the House of Representatives Thursday voted 367 to 51 to give its Judiciary Committee $1 million, above its usual budget, to continue its study of possible impeachment of the President.
1998 – 25 Years Ago
National Hospice Month Observed
During the month of November, Greenbrier Valley Hospice joins the Hospice Association of American, the National Hospice Organization, and more than 3,000 hospices throughout the United States in observing November as National Hospice Month. Greenbrier Valley Hospice began serving patients in January 1991. GVH has qualified staff in nursing and social work, plus numerous volunteers who work together with the patient’s physician to serve patients and their families.
Spartan Marching Band To Perform At Halftime
The Greenbrier East High School Spartan Marching Band capped off the 1998 marching season with a Division III first-place win at the Tri-State Marching Band Festival, held at Marshall University Stadium. The band, performing their field show, “La Fiesta Mexicana,” under the leadership of drum majors, Jessica Perkins and Tina Campbell, also recorded first-place ratings in Outstanding Visual Performance, Outstanding Marching Performance, Best Color Guard and Best Percussion Unit. Band director Gary Allen invites everyone to see the band perform their field show at home for the final time this season at the halftime of the playoff football game between Greenbrier East and Buckhannon-Upshur at Spartan Field.
Charleston Interior Designer Offer Tips To Lewisburg Club Women
The Lewisburg House and Garden Club had its October meeting at Tuscawilla, the home of Mrs. Edward Knight. Mrs. Jonathan Park was the co-hostess. Mrs. Pat Bibbee, an interior designer from Charleston, was the guest speaker.
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