It Happened This Week: White Sulphur Springs Edition

The following information is taken from the pages of The Sentinel, the precursor of The White Sulphur Springs Star, for the month of August 1952.

Leon Whited, aviation machinist mate, received his honorable discharge from service and has accepted a position with the Bowling Hardware Co. in White Sulphur Springs.
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The Town of White Sulphur Springs Council announces that the project of installing a new sewer line in the Fist Hatchery Addition is now under construction at a cost of between $4,500 and $5,000.
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The White Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department held a jubilant celebration July 31 when the long awaited fire truck arrived from Roanoke, Virginia.
The new fire truck will be on display on Main Street for the benefit of local citizens.
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Charles M. Burr of White Sulphur Springs was among the 49 students of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Home Economics of West Virginia University to make the dean’s list.
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The Dollhouse was moved Tuesday from the C&O Railway property across Main Street to the park lot adjoining the Alvon Hotel, almost the identical spot where it was originally located when started by two girls just out of college, Lita and Pat Shinn.
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Two 17-year-old golfers from White Sulphur Springs won berths in the National Caddie Tournament in Charleston Tuesday, Harold Lee Byers and Lorna William Wickline.
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The board of managers of the Greenbrier Youth Camp have completed the general plans for the erection of the first building on the camp site near Anthony Station. This building is to be a one-story structure to be used for an assembly room, dining room, and kitchen.
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On July 29, 1952, Sergeant First Class John C. Clifford of White Sulphur Springs was awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action.
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The White Sulphur Springs Rotary Club recently recognized Dr. C.B. Collins and Harry Gillespie for 25 years of membership and perfect attendance during the club’s regular luncheon meeting in the community house on August 21.
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Prize winner in the New York Herald Tribune, Paris Edition, photo contest for service personnel was Edsell D. McGrady, aviation chief photographer’s mate, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. McGrady of White Sulphur Springs.
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Mr. and Mrs. W.L. White of White Sulphur Springs received word that their son, A-sc Bobby G. White, has received his corporal stripe. He is stationed at Francis E. Warren Air Force Base in Wyoming.
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Nearly 18,000 recreationists sought relief from the hot weather during July by visiting national forest recreation area Blue Bend. Visitors from all over the country and from Canada were reported.
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The White Sulphur Sentinel office will be closed next week, August 24-30, in order to give its employees a week’s vacation.
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Some of the features this month at the Plaza Theatre include James Stewart, Arthur Kennedy, and Julia Adams in “Bend of the River;” Helen Hayes and Van Heflin in “My Son, John;” and “Singin’ in the Rain starring Gene Kelly, Donald O’Connor, and Debbie Reynolds.
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Cpl. Jackson E. Troxell, son of Mr. and Mrs. David A. Troxell of White Sulphur Springs, recently graduated from XVI Corps Leaders’ School at Camp Matushima, Japan.
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Boy Scout Troop No. 51 of White Sulphur Springs, spent two weeks at Camp Clifton McClintic and was made a member of the Honor Troop for the two week there.

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