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Wednesday, April 23, 2014 4:06 PM

60 Years Ago - 1954

Charlene Pfalzgraf has been chosen valedictorian of the senior class at Green Local School at Laings. Chosen salutatorian is Grace Bertschy.

Cinematic selections at local theatres and drive-ins: “No Highway in the Sky” with James Stewart, Marlene Dietrich; “Phantom of the Rue Morgue” with Karl Maldin; “Rhapsody” starring Elizabeth Taylor; Maureen O’Hara in “War Arrow”.

Myron C. Cline, son of Mr. and Mrs. George Cline of Lewisville, and Franklin G. Scott, son of Mrs. Harmon Scott, also of Lewisville, were among the honor roll in Ohio State University’s College of Education for the winter quarter.

Help wanted - women: summer work in country for teacher or advanced student, splendid experience, healthful work, $420 for 60 days. Box 50, Woodsfield.

Clearance Sale. Hats, flowers, veils, veiling, ribbons, hat standards. Margaret Hine, millinery.

The junior class of Lewisville High School will present “Susie the Siren” on April 30. The cast includes the following: Rose Ann DeVoe, Richard Lumbatis, Dale Carpenter, Beverly Smith, Gilbert Briggs, Mary Agnes Blackstone and Janet DeWitt.

Beginning May 11, residents of Monroe County over 15 years of age will be given an opportunity to obtain a free chest x-ray. This is a Christmas Seal service. Check next week’s paper for additional information.

50 Years Ago - 1964

Several Woodsfield residents were consulting their bird books Sunday to determine what kind of waterfowl had landed down town. An injured female loon was captured by a sheriff’s deputy, placed in the trunk of a patrol car and was released at Aubros Lake, east of town.

Help wanted - Woman to manage refreshment stand at MoonLite Drive-in Theatre, Sardis. Transportation necessary unless you live within walking distance of theatre. Persons living within five miles preferred. Write or call Robert Work, New Martinsville.

Crazy Days Sale at KV Stores. Specials include: ladies Jamaica shorts, $1.44; ladies or mens Swiss made watches, $8.88; heavyweight Birdseye diapers with pinked edges, $1.64 dozen; Perfect Touch hair spray, 2 for 86¢.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:28 AM

60 Years Ago - 1954

Four University of Illinois students escaped uninjured last Friday when their private plane nosed over during an attempted take-off near Clarington. They were using a plane owned by the university flying club.

Movies, movies,movies! This week: “The Stars are Singing” with Rosemary Clooney and Anna Marie Alberghetti; Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr in “Dream Wife”; “Rhapsody” with Elizabeth Taylor; “Skirts Ahoy!” with Esther Williams.

Woodsfield High School Senior Class will present the play “Once in Every Family” April 23rd. Cast includes Frank Egger, Mary Joan Kress, Charles Lynch, Barbara Rausch, Betty Ann Franklin, Ray McCammon, Sammie Strickling and Joy Steele.

WSTV Channel 9 programming line-up includes “Search for Tomorrow”, “The Big Payoff”, “Woman With a Past”, “Secret Storm”, “Riders of the Purple Sage” and “Jack Paar Show”.

The Men’s Glee Club of Elmhurst College, a thirty-man choral group will present a program at Lewisville Fellowship Hall.

Harold Edward Byers, a senior in the College of Education at Ohio University, was recently initiated into Kappa Delta Pi, national education honorary society.

For your convenience, the following are collection agencies for Ohio Bell Telephone: George’s Cafe, Beallsville; McDougal’s Grocery, Clarington; Radon & Sons Grocery, Lewisville.

50 Years Ago - 1964

The 1964 Sesquicentennial celebration of Monroe County received a tremendous kick-off on Saturday with the erection of the stockade and the registration for the Brothers of Brush contest. A surprisingly large percentage of our male population appeared anxious to avoid shaving for the next few weeks in order to participate.

Miss Emily Talbott and Michael Wells, River High School seniors, have been chosen as their school’s Leaders of Tomorrow and will attend a banquet honoring them April 27.

Mr. and Mrs. Dean Keevert, Woodsfield, announce the birth of a son April 6. The new arrival has been named Phillip Dean.

At the movies: “Thrill of it All” starring Doris Day, James Garner; Audie Murphy in “Showdown”; “Palm Springs Weekend” with Troy Donahue, Connie Stevens; “Lost Planet”.

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014 2:13 PM

60 Years Ago - 1954

Wrestling fans in Woodsfield and vicinity will have the opportunity to see several outstanding TV performers who will wrestle in three bouts at Woodsfield High School April 27th. Wrestlers featured include Frankie Talaber vs Oyama Kato; Carol Cook vs Ruth Bostcallie; Comanche Indian star Kit Fox vs Bob Geigel.

Ad - Removal Sale! April 14. Baby gifts, Phoenix hosiery, linens, pottery, stationary. All items from 10%-25% off. Buy now for Easter. Zonker Gift Shop, opposite Columbia Hotel.

Featured flicks at theatres and drive-ins around the area: “The Girl Who Had Everything” with Elizabeth Taylor; Esther Williams in “Million Dollar Mermaid”; “Bad for Each Other” with Charlton Heston; “Sea of Lost Ships”.

A grass fire within Beallsville corporation limits on the Buchanan property early Friday afternoon seriously threatened the Church of Christ building and a tract of pines nearby. The fire was within two feet of the church when extinguished.

According to a recent survey, farmers in Monroe County pay an average monthly electric bill of $4.75. This county average bill compares with a national average of $7.40 per month.

Notice - The Lewisville Council hereby notifies that anyone caught dumping rubbish, anywhere other than the city dump, will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

50 Years Ago - 1964

It is estimated that about 300 persons will take part in Woodsfield’s Sesquicentennial pageant. Robert Podlasiak will arrange and direct music and Miss Lynn Haley will handle the choreography for the dancers.

Rules for Beard Growing Contest - The contest shall be open to all residents, former residents or descendants of former residents. Registration is one dollar.

At a special meeting of the Board of Directors of the Woodsfield Savings and Loan Company held March 23, Sam P. Jones was elected president of the board.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014 3:46 PM

60 Years Ago - 1954

The Senior Class at Clarington High School will present the western comedy “Desperate Ambrose” April 9th. The cast includes Sanford McIntire, Keith Crawford, Don McKee, Jim Ollom, Patty Koloski, Phyllis Boltz and Paul Dietrich.

Four-way traffic lights have been installed on the Woodsfield public square and should serve a most useful purpose regulating traffic in the center of the business district.

A myriad of movie selections this week at theatres and drive-ins: “Shane” starring Alan Ladd; Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming in “Hong Kong”; “Forbidden” with Tony Curtis; Charlton Heston in “The Naked Jungle”.

Three student nurses of the Ruth Brant School of Nursing in connection with the Martins Ferry Hospital are all from this community: Joy Knapp, Stafford; Carol Hagan, Beallsville; Audrey Walters, Beallsville.

Service news - Pfc. Oscar L. Singer, son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Singer of Harrietsville, has been selected “soldier of the month” at the United States Hospital, 165th Army unit in Japan.

Spring Bargains at Harper’s Red & White Food Market, Woodsfield: Oreo Creme sandwich, cello bag, 39¢; tender beef roasts, 47¢ lb.; Campbell’s tomato soup, 3 for 38¢; frozen strawberries, 27¢ pkg.

Sheriff Francis J. Sulsberger, Jr. reports for the month of March there were 17 prisoners confined to the jail. Charges included 2 using profane language in the presence of female and disturbing peace, 2 stealing meat and tampering with a motor vehicle.

50 Years Ago - 1964

F.V. Ballad and Harold Keylor, co-chairmen of the beard growing contest for the coming sesquicentennial celebration, announce that the dates for registration for the contest have been changed to April 10 and 11.

Cinematic selections at local theatres and drive-ins - “Tammy and the Bachelor”; James Garner in “The Wheeler Dealer”; Sophia Loren in “Mystery Submarine”; Vincent Price in “Diary of a Madman”.

Jim Helbling, of Woodsfield High School, and Don Weber, of Skyvue High School, were selected for the 1964 All-Eastern Ohio Class A basketball squad by area coaches last week. 

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014 3:27 PM

60 Years Ago - 1954

On March 22, the hardware store and business of Elmer H. Egger (deceased) in Lewisville was sold to Fred H. Wittenbrook, Paul R. Wittenbrook and John E. Wittenbrook. The boys are nephews of Mr. Egger and will continue to operate the business with the same courtesy Mr. Egger extended to his customers.

The Woodsfield Exempted Village School District has taken a forward step in the providing of better educational facilities and a more well-rounded curriculum for future generations of children. Sensing the potential financial return in wise woodland management, they have leased a tract of land to be used as a tree farm.

The Confirmation Class of St. Paul’s Church, Trail Run, have written essays covering the course of study in preparation of confirmation. Students include Mary Louise Kreig, Raymond Fluharty, Linda Byers, Marian Sue Busche, Nora Fluharty, Betty Leasure, Emerson Kreig, Lynn Jackson and Sandra Jackson.

Sponsored by the Cline Truck & Equipment Co., a personal appearance of the Kentucky Boys, Zeke and Red Turner, WLW radio and television stars, will be in Woodsfield April 6 at the high school auditorium.

At theatres and drive-ins: “Hangman’s Knot” with Randolph Scott; “Mr. Walkie Talkie”; “Here Come the Girls” starring Bob Hope; “The Great Diamond Robbery” with Red Skelton.

Ray Lee Christman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dick Christman, Woodsfield, has been named to the Dean’s List at Ohio University.

50 Years Ago - 1964

The pageant committee for the upcoming Sesquicentennial celebration met Monday to make plans for its production. There will be 12 acts depicting the history of the settling and development of Monroe County and Woodsfield up to the present time.

The Lewisville Fire Department has purchased an automatic timing device, which has been attached to the siren, that will blow the noon whistle everyday, including Sundays, thus relieving those persons who have taken care of the chore in the past.

Movies showing locally this last week of March include - “Lilies of the Field” with Sidney Poitier; Sandra Dee in “Summer Place”; “Critic’s Choice” starring Bob Hope, Lucille Ball; “House of Women”.