100 years ago with Charlie Miller


Charlie Miller - Contributing Columnist



Feb. 2, 1917

Madison County Democrat — Dr. C.B. Tanner, of Columbus, left Tuesday for Boston, where he will enter Harvard Graduate School of Medicine for special work in eye, ear, nose and throat. Mrs. Tanner is with her parents, Prof. L. C. Dick during his absence.

• Lou Reason and Miss Gladys Stickle were the guests of Columbus friends last week. (Lou Reason owned the White Kitchen. Later Gladys’ sister, Catherine married “Chesty” Smith and they owned and operated the White Kitchen.)

• Charles W. Hollar and Miss Helen Morgan were married at the parsonage of the Baptist Church by Rev. D. A. Cush. (The parsonage sat behind the church when it was located on the corner of Main and Center streets.)

• The revival meetings began at Lilly Chapel Sunday. We ask everybody interested in these meetings to attend the preparatory services on Sunday and Wednesday evenings. Let us get ready for this great work and do our part. R. S. Meyer, Pastor.

• Fine for Rheumatism! Musterole loosens up those stiff joints — drives out pain. Get a jar at once from the nearest drug store. It is a clean, white ointment made with the oil of mustard. Musterole is recommended by many doctors and nurses. Millions of jars are used annually for bronchitis, croup, stiff neck, asthma, neuralgia, lumbago and aches and pains.

Part II

The Madison Press — May 17, 1956 — The West Jefferson School Operetta, “Magic Pipes,” presented Thursday and Friday evenings May 10 and May 11, by grades three through eight, was very well attended. There was a well trained cast of 400 students with a different cast each evening. The operetta was directed by Mrs. Elizabeth Poulson and Mr. Okey Santee, music teachers, who with the pupils are to be congratulated on the splendid performance.

• The Alpha Gradale Sorority was entertained Thursday evening, May 10 by Mrs. Anne Timmons. Mrs. Maxine Santee and Mrs. Joan Harbage were assistant hostesses. Mrs. Esther Mae Baker told of the World Service Program of the Y.W.C. A. An election of officers was held. They are: Primus, Mrs. Walter Woodward; Pro Primus, Mrs. Emmett Young; Tribune, Mrs. Wayne Baker; Corresponding Tribune, Mrs. Lewis Overturf; Quaestor, Mrs. Paul Cochran; News Reporter, Mrs. Russell Stratton.

• Mr. and Mrs. Fred Simpson of Gillivan had as their guests on Mother’s Day, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Miller and son Joe, Mr. and Mrs. Roger Picard and children, Mr. and Mrs. William Conway and daughter and Mr. and Mrs. Emerson Corbin and son.

• The West Jefferson Alumni banquet will be held May 25 in the high school gymnasium. It will be followed by a 50-50 dance. The following have been appointed to various committees, Mrs. Francis Martin, Mrs. Mable O’Hara, Mrs. Susan Cornwell, Mrs. Nancy Smart, Mrs. Clyde Hockenbery, Mr. Perry Rice, Mrs. Shirley Hart, Mrs. Etta Chenos, Mrs. Cynthia Brake and Miss Dessa McCoy. Music will be provided by the Sunset Serenaders.

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Charlie Miller

Contributing Columnist

Charlie Miller is the former mayor of West Jefferson and local historian. He has been writing West Jefferson 100 years ago off and on since 1976. He can be reached at Charlie_m_miller@yahoo.com.

Charlie Miller is the former mayor of West Jefferson and local historian. He has been writing West Jefferson 100 years ago off and on since 1976. He can be reached at Charlie_m_miller@yahoo.com.