100 Years ago in West Jefferson
Aug. 16, 1912
Madison County Democrat — There is still some threshing to be done in our neighborhood, but owing to frequent rains, ii seems a hard task to get it done.
— A. F. Rice, Jacob High, Quinn Bradley and Hiram Ingalls are at the reservoir fishing this week.
— Industrial and economic conditions today are such that however many of the 7,000,000 working women in the U.S. wanted to stay at home they could not do so, because they are compelled to support themselves and others. The wage earning woman today has little chance beside her brother, although she performs the same amount of work. Yet she cannot command the same wage largely because she is not a recognized citizen. Every year conditions in the business and industrial world become more trying. Women are expected to meet all these demands, and even exceed men in matters of detail. I trust that every man of Ohio will give the women of Ohio a square deal by voting for the repeal of the suffrage amendment on Sept. 2.
— Mrs. E. J. Buckley and sons, Neal and Cletus and Mrs. Dr. H. F. Jackson and two sons, Conklin and Ellis arrived home on Wednesday from the lakes. (Mr. Buckley owned Buckley’s Hardware on the current site of Dunlap & Hay Insurance Son. Cletus was later mayor of West Jefferson.)
The Madison Press, March 30, 1953 — Mr. William Culp was pleasantly surprised last Monday evening when the Euchre Club gathered at the Culp home to celebrate his birthday. Enjoying the potluck dinner were, Mr. and Mrs. R. I. Blauser, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Poulson, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Parsons, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Culp, Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Martin, Mrs. Leigh Bradfield, Mrs. Abba Byerly, Miss Edith Traftzer and Mr. and Mrs. William Culp and daughter Phyllis.
— “Children look up to us — we should look out for them.” This was the advice given especially to local parents today by Police Chief William McGuire, in support of the child safety program during April. It is the responsibility of parents to teach their children to behave safely and self-reliantly in traffic. Chief McGuire also listed 5 points for parents to put into effect with their children. “Your firmness may someday save your child’s life,” he added.
— A request was made this week by WKRC-TV, Channel 13, Cincinnati, for letters from television owners in this area, regarding reception of the station’s new power signal of 250,000 watts. Station officials pointed out that broadcasting at this high power is something new in the television field, and there is no data at hand to determine its effectiveness.
— The Red Brick Tavern was the setting last Wednesday night when Mrs. Walter Loveless entertained the Finesse-a-bit Bridge Club. After a most enjoyable evening, prizes were awarded to Mrs. Duane Cornwell, Mrs. Kenneth Coe and Mrs. Guy Blauser.
— Used — Whizzer Motor bike and power lawn mowers at the Central Garage, 74 E. Town St., Phone 8-8331, West Jefferson. (Now the location of Williams Auto Repair.)