1924– 100 Years Ago
The Mary Adel Hays Opera Singers will appear at Carnegie Hall this Friday evening. This us is the fourth number of the Lyccum course of this season. The whole course this season is exceptionally good, and those who are not attending are missing real treats.
The Eagan Motor Sales Agency, Studebaker dealers of Ronceverte, received the “president’s prize cup” for the greatest proportional increase in sales of Studebaker cars during the month of December. This handsome cup has been on display for the past week in the Lewisburg Drug Store. We congratulate Mr. Eagan on this remarkable success, but who would expect anything else of a man of his business ability and energy.
The country is still short 1,000,000 homes. No wonder rents in New York have gone up from 40 to 90 per cent in the last three years. Similar increases may be noted in other large cities. At that, this shortage does not justify exorbitant rents from the poorer people. It is nothing but sheer profiteering in many cases.
1949 – 75 Years Ago
It is almost certain that Lewisburg will be afforded delivery of mail within the corporate limits in the next few weeks. When this comes about the citizens of Lewisburg will realize a dream that they have been wishing for years.
A Large Rutabaga
J. Wesley Loudermilk, age 88 years old, Frankford, took from the ground a few days ago some large rutabagas which he raised in his garden this past season weighing four pounds. He fed one to his flock of hens the day before much larger than this. Can the young gardeners beat this?
Greenbrier Sale Denied
President Walter J. Touhy of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway denied reports that the Greenbrier Hotel at White Sulphur Springs is for sale. “The Greenbrier has not been and is not for sale. It is an integrated department of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, and we consider it an adjunct to the successful operation of our own business,” said Touhy.
1974– 50 Years Ago
FTC Attacks Cigarette Smoking
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) told Congress today it should order a stronger health warning printed on cigarette packages, require the same warning on packs of “little cigars,” and launch a government advertising campaign to discourage smoking.
Israel Begins Withdrawing
Military sources in Jerusalem said today Israel has begun withdrawing heavy equipment from Egypt and started clearing an estimated 750,000 mines laid down near the Suez Canal since the 1973 Middle East War.
A Texas legislator said Wednesday it is much better “to have a little crud in our lungs” than to allow citizens to file lawsuits every time they think someone is violating antipollution laws. “ “ I don’t need some bunch of do-gooder nuts telling me what’s good to breathe, “ Rep Billy Williamson said. “And I don’t want a bunch of environmentalists and Communists telling me what’s good for my life and family.”
1999– 25 Years Ago
Lewisburg City Hall To Expand Into Adjacent Space On Washington Street
After many months of discussion and debate, the Lewisburg City Council announced its choice of a location for the new city hall. Council member DeEtta Hunter said the committee opted for the former Greenbrier Valley Bank Building. Hunted noted that, due to the age of the building, the city will be able to obtain funds for historic preservation and restoration as it commences with the project. It was constructed in the late 1890s.
Monte Carlo Extravaganza Takes On New Look For 1999
The 1999 Monte Carlo Extravaganza has a new look, a new band, a new Art Gallery and even a few surprises. Monte Carlo is the perfect cure for the winter blues. Carnegie Hall’s 1999 Monte Carlo and Silent Auction will take place February 20, from 8 PM to midnight at The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs. All proceeds directly benefit Carnegie Hall. (photo)
Council Of Churches To Focus On Six Areas In Lobbying Legislature
The West Virginia Council of Churches has announced six areas it will focus its efforts on during the 1999 session of the state Legislature. The areas on which the council will concentrate are welfare reform, gambling, mountain top removal/valley fill coal mining, tobacco tax, sustainable timbering and the death penalty.
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