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1923 – 100 Years Ago
Babson Gives Advice
“The need of the hour is to cut out fake optimism and false standards and return to old-fashioned honesty, industry, thrift and service,” declared Roger Babson at a meeting of the Babson Statistical Organization in Washington. Describing the European situation and the maintenance of large armies as a reason for watchfulness over business conditions here, Mr. Babson declared “Something will break ultimately. Europe will either disarm or fight.”
West Virginia now has seven women lawyers practicing attorneys as a result of the issuance of a license to practice law in the courts of the state to Miss Fannie I. Raderbaugh of Parkersburg.
1948 – 75 Years Ago
New Pilot Course
The Greenbrier Air Service, located between Lewisburg and Ronceverte, is starting a new course for pilots. Any ex-GI interested can be entered under the new rules and regulations, immediately. They have openings for twenty students.
Sewing Machine Agency
Nickell’s Radio Shop in Ronceverte has been appointed agent for Domestic sewing machines, Creigh Nickell, owner, announced this week. The Domestic sewing machine is approved by Good Housekeeping and has may outstanding features found in no other make.
1973 – 50 Years Ago
Breakdown In Truce Talks Seen
Egypt said today the breakdown in truce talks with Israel forced it to reconsider plans to attend a U.S.-backed Middle East peace conference. Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir warned of a possible resumption of fighting.
Nixon Story Said Unlikely
Experts familiar with the recorder involved say Rose Mary Woods’ version of how a key White House tape was erased describes an accident that is either technically impossible or highly unlikely. The Los Angeles Times questioned technicians and executives in the audio industry who deal with the Uher 5000.
Daylight Tim Possible
The House has brought the nation half-way around toward year-round Daylight Savings Time as a means of conserving energy. If the bill is passed by the Senate and signed into law by President Nixon, almost everyone in the country would have to turn their clocks ahead one hour – the first time since World War II the nation has been on year-round DST.
1998 – 25 Years Ago
Carnegie Honored For Work Against Domestic Violence
Trudy Laurenson, director of the Family Refuge Center, presents a certificate to Mary Leb, artistic director at Carnegie Hall, honoring the regional arts center for its ongoing commitment to ending domestic violence in the Greenbrier Valley and beyond. (See photo.)
EcoTheater Alive & Well
Despite misleading newspaper articles circulated across the state, EcoTheater is alive and well. Founded by Maryat Lee, EcoTheater prides itself on being “of, by and for the people” of West Virginia. Lee celebrated ordinary people by telling local stories with non-actors in natural rhythms.
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