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100 Years Ago With Charlie Miller

By Diana Shaw

December 26, 2013

Dec. 26, 1913

Madison County Democrat — Letters to Santa Claus, first appeared on Dec. 23. — Dear Santa, I am a little boy nine years old. I would like to have an air gun, some handkerchiefs, nuts, a whistle, horn, candy, oranges, apples and a game so I can play at night. Please do not forget mother and father. Freddie Dietsch, West Jefferson, Ohio.


— Dear Santa Claus, I wish you would bring me a new waist, candy, nuts, a horn and a little automobile. Your loving little boy, Thomas Jester, West Jefferson, Ohio.


— Dear Santa Claus, I am a little boy six years old. I go to the schools every day and am a good boy. I would like for you to bring me a bicycle, some roller skates, a horn, an engine and cars, a wagon, a nice fur cap and some candy, peanuts and oranges, and a table, too. Please don’t forget mama and papa. Bring them something nice. Hoping to get all the things I have asked for. I remain, Your Little Friend, Wilmer McCoy, West Jefferson, Ohio.


— Dear Santa Claus, I am a little boy seven years old and go to school every day. Will you bring me a knife, air gun, ring, gloves, candy, oranges and English walnuts. Do not forget mama and papa. I live on the Middle Pike, and will be a good boy. Boyd Young, West Jefferson, Ohio.

— We are two little girls six and three years old. We want a doll, set of dishes, broom and a little table and some candy and oranges. Mary Kathryn and Martha Goodson. P.S. — Don’t forget little brother Ralph. He wants a Teddy bear. West Jefferson, Ohio.

— Dear Santa Claus, I am a little girl nine years old. And I am in the fifth grade. I would like very much to have a doll head, some story books, muff and some candy, oranges and nuts, and a ring. I will hang my stocking up. Your Little Girl, Martha High.

Part II

The Madison Press, March 29, 1954 — The West Jefferson Demonstration Council will have a all day meeting at the Grange Hall, Wednesday, April 7. The members will take a sack lunch and spend the day making etchings and painting aluminum trays.


— April 1, 1954 — “Entertainment for all,” said William McGuire and Dick Johnson, when they announced the “Policemen’s and Firemen’s Dance” for Friday night, April 9. Proceeds from an evening of 50-50 dancing and Euchre in the high school gymnasium will go for equipment for the volunteer firemen. The party starts at 8 o’clock and lasts “as long as the fun lasts.”


— A lecture and demonstration of television transmission will be given by Robert Clark, of Cleveland, public relations supervisor for the Ohio Bell Telephone Company, before the assembly of West Jefferson High School in the school auditorium on Thursday, April 8. Mr. Clark will also present his program to the West Jefferson Businessmen’s Association at 6:30. He will explain and demonstrate the principles of radar and the use of microwaves. Also he will describe the Bell System’s coaxial cable network now being installed across the nation.


— Don Riebel, West Jefferson, has been elected to membership in the American Aberdeen Angus Breeders’ Association at Chicago. Mr. Riebel was one of the 16 purebred Aberdeen Angus breeders from Ohio selected to membership.