100 Years ago in West Jefferson
May 3, 1912
Madison County Democrat — There seems to be quite an increase in Roosevelt stock here. If Teddy is nominated there will be a big crowd of crow eaters in the Republican party, as Teddy goes as far as his cable tow will permit in opposition to the conservative Republican doctrine. If the Republican platform is made to fit Roosevelt theories, how can Taft stand on it if he is nominated at Chicago?
— Mrs. Oscar Crager very pleasantly entertained the members of the Harmony Club at the home of Mrs. P. Crager, last Thursday afternoon. After the regular program a lunch was served.
— McClellan Gregg, of Granville, who is attending the Dennison College, was accompanied home with two of his classmates, who were the guests of the former’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. C. Gregg.
— The members of the Lutheran Church have bought a lot off Edward Powell on North Center Street, where they will erect a new church. (Evidently this never materialized.)
— The Daughters of the American Revolution in regular session will meet with Mrs. William Kinnaird at her residence near West Jefferson. Mrs. Lewis Laylin, Regent of the Columbus Chapter, D.A.R., will give a report of the meeting. A full representation of the London Chapter is desired. Interurban car leaving London at 1:20 o’clock; stop at the residence.
The Madison Press, Dec. 8, 1952 — The customary study program was dispensed with and an evening entirely social was enjoyed by the Mothers’ Club when they met in the home of Mrs. Malvern Reuter, Wednesday evening. During a brief business meeting conducted by Mrs. Raymond Deacon, club president, a report from the Philanthropic Committee was given by Mrs. Joe Lewis.
— The Women’s Society of the Baptist Church will meet Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Madge McCoy, 80 W. Town St. Mrs. Lois Harrison will give the Christmas story and there will be a gift exchange.
— Members of the Saturday Nite Bridge Club gathered in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Overturf, South Center Street, for an ensemble dinner and evening of Bridge. At the close of play prizes were awarded to Mrs. Leon Garrett, Mrs. Lewis Overturf and Mrs. Marie Baber. Other members attending were: Mrs. Albert Gregg, Mrs. Cletus Murray, and Mrs. David Richeson.
— Mrs. Malvern Reuter, Lilly Chapel Road, received Gradale Sorority members in her home Thursday evening when she and Mrs. Jack Snyder were co-hostesses for the regular meeting of the group. Miss Ruth Murray was the guest speaker. She is an Orthopedic Nursing Consultant with the State Service for Crippled Children. Her work takes her to over 14 counties in this district. As a fitting climax to her talk, Miss Murray showed a number of before and after pictures of children whose malformed bodies had been corrected and made normal, proving beyond a doubt the value of the miraculous work being done by the State Service for Crippled Children.