100 Years ago in West Jefferson
Nov. 8, 1912
Madison County Democrat — Jacob Frey and wife, of West Jefferson, spent Sunday with the latter’s parents, William Whisner and wife, of Lafayette. Jacob and daughter Agnes, and son Jacob of Columbus, spent one day last week with the former’s nephew, Jacob Frey and wife.
— The members of the Harmony Club were entertained at the home of Mrs. M. A. Silver, last Thursday afternoon.
— The Ladies of the Aid Society of the First Baptist Church, cleared $47 at their election dinner.
— “Les grans maneuvers di pouest,” as the French maneuvers are called, are unique in their way because for the first time aeroplanes are to be tried on an organized system. No longer will the commander in chief be obliged to rely on the reports of the cavalry for their information on the enemy’s movements. An aeroplane can do the work of a cavalry patrol in a 20th of the time. One thing is certain, this new development of a military science will have the effect of speeding up war and will give birth to a new school of generals, men of lightning decisions, who can decide with intense rapidity what the next move on the great chessboard of war shall be.
The Madison Press, May 14, 1953 — The 1953 Junior-Senior banquet and prom at the London County Club Saturday evening was greatly enjoyed by the 65 in attendance. The invocation was given by Reverend Delmar Case, pastor of the First Baptist Church, preceding the welcome to the guests by Bill Buscemi president of the Junior Class, who was master of ceremonies. Gary Hay, president of the senior class gave the response, followed by a brief message from Supt. Dale S. Porter. Guests of honor for the party were: Senior class mothers, Mrs. Herbert Allerton and Mrs. P. O. Harbage and their husbands and Junior class mothers Mrs. Ralph Parsons and Mrs. Theodore Less and their husbands. (I was there.)
— The first Staff Non-Commissioned Officer promotions have been awarded to three members of the 27th Special Infantry Company, U.S. Marine Corps. One of them being Staff Sergeant William C. Morgan, USMCR, 63 N. Walnut St., West Jefferson. Sgt. Morgan is a veteran of 3 years in the Marine Corps Reserve. During the Korean War Sgt. Morgan was called to active duty and served at Camp Pendleton. After he was released from active duty he returned to West Jefferson High School to complete his schooling.
— The West Jefferson Players Club set Sunday, May 24 for the annual banquet and election of officers. The banquet will be held at the Red Brick Tavern. The recent minstrel show will be discussed in retrospect and plans will be discussed for what will be next year’s program.
— Supt. Dale S. Porter received a letter Wednesday from the National Honorary Society that Sara Kile, a 1953 senior, and member of the West Jefferson High School Chapter of the organization has passed the national scholarship examination and had placed in the upper fourth bracket.