The Way it Was

Friday, February 9, 2007

100 years ago

Walter Williams' lecture last night

Hon. Walter Williams, the well known journalist and platform speaker delivered a fine lecture at the First M.E. Church last evening in this city, his subject being "Reading the Book." After introductory announcements by the Rev. G.H. Cosper, E.F. Bean, the editor of the Mail, introduced the speaker of the evening. Mr. Williams lecture was well received being characterized by pathos and humor, the speaker dwelling on the thought that the Bible is the book of books, the chart as well as the guide to life.

50 years ago

Janis Burgess wins mention at talent search

Janis L. Burgess, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A.F. Burgess, Nevada, is one of three high school senior students in the state to win a honorable mention in the 16th annual Science Talent Search.

Of the 260 honorable mention awards given throughout the United States and the District of Columbia, there were 205 boys and 55 girls. Like the 40 winners named last week to compete early next month for the coveted Westinghouse Science Scholarships, all of the honorable mention will be recommended to colleges and universities for scholarships.