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By Charlie Miller Contributing Columnist



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May 22, 1914

Madison County Democrat — Prof. L. C. Dick has been employed as superintendent of our public schools for the ensuing year. (I remember Mr. Dick visiting our first grade class in 1942, at that time he was county superintendent. He was a small man, probably not much over 5 feet tall.)


— The members of the First Baptist Church Sunday school, are preparing a children’s day program to be given in June.


— Ernest Crego, living on the London Pike, has purchased a seven passenger Buick automobile.


— Conklin Jackson, West Jefferson High School, garnered second place in the 100 yard dash at the Madison County Y.M.C.A. Athletic Meet. The winning time was Morris Sanford, of Plumwood, with a winning time of 12 3/5 seconds. Conklin also came in second in the baseball throw. Morris Sanford was again first with a throw of 222 feet.


— The following appeared in the Democrat from the London correspondent, John Roberts. Think of it: An octogenarian trying to write a readable article for a newspaper. My recollections extend back to 1841. This was about the time of the great hard cider and coonskin campaign. We heard them sing, “Tippecanoe and Tyler too.” Tyler proved to be a thorn in their side. He always claimed, he never had been a Whig. Tyler wrecked the Whig Party.


Part II

The Madison Press, July 18, 1954 — Members of the West Jefferson Businessmen’s Association and their wives picnicked at the shelter house on the city playgrounds last Friday night. There was no business, there was no program. It was simply a get-together for an informal evening, they stated.


— Funeral services for Stinson W. Arganbright, 96 S. Chester St., West Jefferson, aged 79 years, who died Monday evening, were at 10 o’clock Thursday morning at the Blauser and Baker Funeral Home. The body was taken to the Friends Church at Londonderry to lie in state. A retired farmer and carpenter, he is survived by his wife, Hattie, three daughters, Mrs. Thelma Weinrich, Mrs. Mary McElroy and Mrs. Ella Groves, four sons, Edwin, Ray, James and Ernest. Three brothers and one sister also survive.


— Second Lieutenant George Eley, 23, is serving as adjutant of the Fifth Air Force rescue squadron at Seoul City Air Base, Korea. He has been with the Air Force since March 1953, and has been awarded the United Nation Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. His parents, Rev. and Mrs. George Eley now live in Corning, Ohio. Rev. Eley was formerly pastor of the West Jefferson M.E. Church. Lt. Eley is a graduate of West Jefferson High School, Class of ’48, and earned a bachelor of science degree in education at The Ohio State University, Class of ’53.


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