The Scrapbook of Philabena Marie (Dresch) Brock

Submitted by Betty Brock.

(Most of the newspaper clippings seem to be from the Wheeling News-Register, 1934-36.)

MARRIAGE - Thelma Dresch & T. L. Brown

Mrs. T. L. Brown (extreme left) is the former Miss Thelma Dresch, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. William Dresch, of Main Street, whose marriage to Mr. Brown, of Mansfield, Ohio, was a lovely event of Saturday, July fourth, in the manse of the First Presbyterian church, Wheeling. Mr. and Mrs. Brown are temporarily residing with her parents on North Main St. (Jean Sardou Studio, The Hub)

MARRIAGE - Dorothy Farnell & John J. Reitz

Mrs. John J. Rietz is a bride of the past Thursday, her marriage to the prominent Bellaire and Steubenville architect being solemnized in the Presbyterian church of Bellaire on July sixteenth. Mrs. Rietz is the former Miss Dorothy Farnell, daughter of Mrs. Catherine Farnell, of Martins Ferry, and was a teacher in Zane Junior High school of Martins Ferry. Upon their return from an eastern wedding trip, Mr. and Mrs. Rietz will reside in Steubenville. (Portrait by Kossuth)

UPCOMING MARRIAGE - Margaret Brainerd & Earl Rolph

Miss Margaret Brainerd (right) is the daughter of Mrs. Margaret Brainerd, of Martins Ferry and her engagement and approaching August twenty-ninth marriage to Mr. Earl Rolph, of Hamilton, N.Y. was announced at a buffet supper party at which her mother presided as hostess last Monday evening. A round of pre-nuptial courtesies have been inaugurated for Miss Brainerds pleasure, the first of these taking place Friday morning, when Miss Elizabeth Carlile, of Martins Ferry, and Mrs. John Rubins, of Martins Ferry, entertained with a breakfast-bridge at the Janegrace tea room for Miss Brainerd and Miss Mary Louise Miller of Martins Ferry, whose marriage to Mr. Paul Miller of Cincinnati will take place on August first.

Mr. and Mrs. Manion have family reunion.

Mr. and Mrs.Thomas Manion were hosts on New Years Day at an interesting family reunion at their home on Nineteenth street, Warwood. The members of the family gathered at the home at an early afternoon hour. At six o clock dinner was served, covers being laid for fifteen. The appointments of the dinner were in keeping with the Christmas season.

Members of the family include:
Mrs and Mrs. Walter Walton and daughter, Kathleen of Washington, D.C.; Mr. and Mrs. Robert Schneid and son Bobby; Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mason and daughter Mary Ann; Misses Margaret and Sara Jane Manion, and Messrs. Robert and Thomas Manion, Jr.

Little Cousins have Party for Birthday

Shirley Schneider, little daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Hary Schneider of Dimmeydale, and her little cousin, Billy Mason, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kermit Mason of the Island, are] observing their third birthday anniversaries today and in celebration of the double event they are entertaining a number of their little friends with a party this afternoon. The celebration is in progress at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Schneider, where the children were received at two o'clock. Games and contest are engaging the guest and at four o' clock a birthday repast will be served. All appointments will be in valentine motif of red and white. The guests are: Misses Barbara Jean O'Neill, Barbara and Marie Biery, and Sally ?

Miss Madelyn Bittler Hostess to club Friday

Members of the Laetae Sorores club were the guests Friday evening of Miss Madelyn Bittler, at her home, on North Main street. Following a short business meeting a social hour was enjoyed. and at the conclusion of the evening a buffet supper was served.

Present were: Misses Cordelia McGranahan, Virginia Zimmerman, Dorothy Parker, Martha Arnold, Bernice Morris, Elsie McGranahan, Jane Zimmerman, Madelyn Bittler, and Mrs. Elsie Schellenberg.

Mrs. Walter Walton and daughter, Kathleen, have returned to their home in Washington, D.C. after having spent the holidays as the guests of Mrs. Walton's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Manton,of Warwood.


Mrs. Paul R. Williams, of North Main street, and her infant son, will be taken from the Wheeling hospital in a few days to the home of her parents, Mr.and Mrs. George P. Voellinger, in Warwood.

Mrs. Anna M Grove, of 68 Fourteenth street, is in Akron, O., where she was called by the critical illness of a brother, who is confined to a hospital there.

Samuel O'Leary Coen, son of Mr.and Mrs. Samuel O.Coen, is presented at the extreme right, second row. He is four years old. His mother is the former Miss Frances Quilligan of Wheeling. Master Coen and his parents will leave tomorrow for New Jersey where Mr. Coen, and associate of the A & P stores, has been transferred. Recently, the Coens came here from Fort Wayne, Ind. (Jean Sardou Studio)


Miss June Gramlich of South Wheeling, lower right, is the fiancee of Mr. John Hutter of Martins Ferry, and her marriage is to be solemnized February twenty-fifth in St. Johns Lutheran church, Martins Ferry.


Mr. and Mrs. Nelson Darrah,of this city, are the parents of a daughter,born Monday, January 27. Mrs. Darrah is the former Miss Louise Kertz, of Isabelle street.

June Gramlich Announces Wedding date; Honored At Party Saturday Evening.


Miss June Gramlich,of this city has chosen Tuesday,February twenty-fifth, as the date of her marriage to Mr. John Hutter, of Martins Ferry. The ceremony will be solemnized at seven o clock that evening in the St. Johns Lutheran church in Martins Ferry with the pastor, Rev. Paul W. O. Heist officiating. Miss Alice Gramlich will be her sisters maid of honor and Mr. Michael Hutter, of Martins Ferry, cousin of the bride-groom elect, will serve him as best man.

Complimentary to Miss Gramlich, the office force and former employees of the Conservative Life Insurance office, of which she is a member, entertained with a dinner-bridge Saturday evening at Ferryland Villa. The guest were received at seven o'clock and the beautifully appointed dinner was served at that hour. Later bridge was the interest for a few hours and at the close of the evening, Miss Gramlich was presented with a beautiful gift.

Covers were laid at the dinner for:
Misses June Gramlich, Thelma Weis, Gail Bohlman, Helen Heil, Edith Kerness, Elsie Schlemmer, Marie Smith, Ann Kartsimas, Phylis Arn, Clara Meyer, Helen Blumenberg, Rose Mango, Dorothy Selgwart, Erma Schnepf, Ella C. Hofflman, Helen Porter, Effie Beymer, Jean Sweet, Margaret Kerby. Mesdames: Jack A Baker, Herbert Rice, Raymond Dorsey, Walter Falck.

On Wednsday, February nineteenth, Miss Gail Bohllman of Wheeling, will honor Miss Gramlich with a party to be give at her home. The guests will be received at eight-thirty o'clock and following a few hours at the bridge tables a buffet supperwill be served with decorative details carried out in a bridal motif.

Miss Gramlich, the daughter of Mr. John C. Gramlich of Twenty-ninth street is popular among her friends and is _____Wheeling high school, class of 1930.

Mr. Hutter, the son of Mrs. Michael Hutter, of Martins Ferry, is a graduate of Martins Ferry high school. At present he is associated with the Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company in Bellaire.



Miss Ida Mae Ellis, of Martins Ferry, presided as hostess at a lovely informal party Friday evening at her home on Virginia street, the feature of the affair being the announcement of the marriage of Miss Bena Dresch, of this city and Mr. Earl Brock, of Erie, Pa. The wedding took place in Erie, on Saturday evening, December eighteeth, 1937, and had been kept secret until Friday evening.

Miss Ellis and Miss Dresch received the guests Friday evening at eight-thirty and bridge was the diversion of the evening. At the termination of the games supper was served, decorative details carried out in pink and white.With the serving of dessert, lady fingers a tiny red heart between the layers, reading "Bena and Earl, December 18,1937," revealing the interesting news, was served each guest. Best wishes and felicitations were then showered upon the bride by her assembled friends.

Mrs. Brock was educated in the Wheeling schools and has been employed by the Sterling Products company. Mr. Brock attended Erie schools and is employed therewhere he and his bride will lmake their future home.

Guests at the announcement included:
Mesdames - Earl Brock, Harold McDanel, Raymond Hardman, Ivan Myers, Wilbur Moore.
Misses - Margaret Ellis, Elizabeth Graeb, Josephine Russek, Genevieve Pashowska, Mary Lou Abersoll, Alice Hug__ ? Edna Stanley, Margaret C___?, Ida Mae Ellis.

Engagement Announced

Announcement has been mde of the engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Mary Tesniarz of Martins Ferry, to Mr. Albert Biega of Wheeling. No definite date for the ceremony has been set.

Miss Tesniarz is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Toefil Tesniarz and has been employed by the Selby and Reed pharmacy of Martins Ferry. Mr. Biega is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Biega of this city.


North Wheeling Resident Succumbs Sunday Night in Wheeling Hospital. 10-21-35 paper

Mrs. Mary Bellville Bittler, 50, wife of Harry W. Bittler and resident of 322 West street, died Sunday evening at 8:30 in the Wheeling hospital following a brief illness.

Mrs. Bittler was born in this city July 9, 1885, a daughter of Mrs. Mary Schiffler and the late Robert Bellville. She had made her home in North Wheeling for the past 31 years.

Surviving are her husband, Harry W. Bittler; one son, William Bittler; one daughter, Miss Madelyn M. Bittler; her mother; Mrs. Mary Schiffler; one sister, Mrs. Bernadine Goerner, of Washington, D.C. and two brothers, Robert and Edward Bellville.

Funeral services are to be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 o'clock in the chapel of the McCoy funeral home. Rev. Wesley Woodruff, pastor of North Street, M. E. church, will be in charge. Interment in Mount Wood cemetery will follow.



Died at Wheeling Hospital at 8:25 P.M. following short illness
Born in England, June 23,1867 Member of Local Machinists Union

John Roxby, 68, of 54 Seventeenth street, Wheeling, father of 13 children, veteran of Local No. 818, International Association of Machinists of the Ohio Valley Trades and Labor Assembly, died at 8:25 o'clock last evening at the Wheeling hospital.

Several months ago Mr. Roxby suffered a bone infection and was moved to the Ohio Valley General hospital where he recovered sufficiently to be removed to his home. Suffering relapse he was taken to the Wheeling hospital on September 20 and grew steadily worse until he passed away.

A veteran millworker, he had worked in plants in Homestead, Pittsburgh andWheeling and was widely known for his organization work for the benefit of workers in industry. He took an active interest in the Ohio county and Wheeling relief organizations since the advent of the depression.


Born in County Durham, England, June 23, 1868, a son of the late Mr.and Mrs. Robert Roxby, he came to the United States in 1880 and settled in the Pittsburgh district, where he learned the trade of a machinist. He worked for the Frick Steel company, Carnegie Steel company and others and came to Wheeling ten years ago, where he has resided since.

Mr. Roxby was united in marriage to Miss Lidia Brown, at Monongahela City, Pa. on November 10, 1898, and to this union were born 13 children, who with their mother survive. They are as follows: Ronald, of Wheeling; Earl, of Cleveland, Eugene, of Natrona, Pa; Willard, of Wheeling; Mrs. John Croll, Wheeling; Mrs. Roy Wooster, Wheeling; Miss Ethel Saffreed, of Wheeling; Robert, Richard, Elmer, Kenneth, Delmar, Dorothy, all of Wheeling. Two brothers, Edward and Robert Roxby, of Dunlow, Pa. and one sister, Mrs. Samuel Merideth of New Kensington, Pa. survive.

Mr. Roxby was a member of the First Christian church. The body will be removed to the family home at 54 Seventeenth street, where funeral services will be held. Time of the funeral services has not been announced.

Miss Murray Honoree for Sister's Party

Miss Loretta Murray of Thirteenth street, who is to become the bride of Mr. Joseph Kurtz, of Fulton, on October twenty-sixth, is to be complimented this evening, at the party planned by her sister, Mrs. William Bremer. The pre-nuptial courtesy will be a bridge-supper and miscellaneous shower and will be held at Mrs. Bremers home, 85 Thirteenth street. Appointments will be developed in blue and white and will be suggestive of the approaching wedding.

Guests will be:
Misses Marguerite Aaron, Ann Addison, Manelle Bedway, Dolores Grewe, Kae Kriegman, Clara Murray, Vera Neidert, Jerry Parker, Ann Sparks, Lillian Stewart, Loretta Murray.
Mesdames - Robert Frohme, William Pennick, John Neidert, William Bremer.


Mr.and Mrs. Fred Neininger of 103 South Penn street today anounce the marriage of their daughter, Nancy Lee to Mr. Howard Rodgers of Bethany, W. Va. The marriage of the young people occurred Tuesday, October fifteenth, in Fairmont. Rev. Donald C. Ward performed the ceremony, with Mr. and Mrs. Lee Gibson of Warwood as attendants.

Mr.and Mrs. Rodgers have returned to Wheeling and for the present, are making their home with the brides parents on the Island, where they are receiving the congratulations of their friends. Mrs. Howard Rodgers was graduated from Wheeling high school and from the Riggs LeMar School of Beauty Culture.

Mr. Rodgers is a graduate of Bethany college and is associated with the Continental Can company in Warwood. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Arch Rodgers of Bethany.



The Pleasanton A.C. will again sponsor a football team. In the past Pleasanton's teams have always ranked among the leaders in valley semi-pro circles and the officers are confident that this years club will again rank high in the valley.

This seaon as a departure from the past years, the original P.A.C. will sponsor the club. It has secured the services of Attorney Thomas P. O Brien as coach and has appointed "Happy"Applegate, former Union all-state center and semi-pro star, as captain of the squad. In addition to Applegate, the squad's roster included Yoho, Kitson, Wolfe, Pekula?

Wojcik, Moncheek, Kuku and Bologo. Practice will be held this afternoon at 12:30, and any players desiring to try for the team will report at the Pleasanton club house. All later practices will be held under the lights that are now being erected on the field.


The Tenth Ward Community Association will be represented on the gridiron with a strong club this fall. This decision was forthcoming when the athletic committee set Tuesday evening as the date to select a coach. The first practice has been called for September 9 and it is possible the club may open this season the following Sunday. All former Pleasanton A.C. gridders are requested to attend the Sept. 8 meeting at the club house.


When the Pleasanton A.C. machine invades Tunnel Green on Sunday afternoon to clash with the strong East End Yankee eleven, football fans of the valley will have an opportunity to view some of the outstanding semi pro cleaters of the local district, as both clubs have an array of gridders who are capable of giving a spectacular exhibition of sand lot football.

Ace gridders on the out-the-pike aggregation who are well known to the football public are: "Appy"Applegate,captain and pivot man: "Stacky" Wojeik, former Wheeling high star, at halfback; "Happy Pekula, powerful fullback; and Hymie Goldberg, elusive backfield man. Leading the east Wheeling lads into the fray will be their triple threat backfield ace, Midday DeFondo, who is the most versatile back in the valley. DeFondo punts, passes, and totes the pigskin spectacularly and is the key man of the East End Yankee attack. In the backfield with DeFondo will by Motty Wurtzbacker, piledriving fullback, Frank Brieding, classy signal barker, and Kenny Flading, flashy halfback.

The Pleasanton club will be fighting to avenge a 6-0 defeat at the hands of the East End Yankees last season.

Circa 1934-36



If Coach Chad Thomas of the Pleasanton-Schlitz, A.C. follows his present plan, there will be one side of the Pike eleven held down by three brothers when the Greensburg Ludwicks are met Sunday at Stogie park. They are the Balgo trio, formerly of Union high. All are dependable linemen and pack plenty of power and speed. Paul Balgo will probably start at end. He is a deadly tackler and a good pass receiver. His brother Herman will be at guard and another brother Martin, will probably start at tackle.

Coach Thomas last night announced the officials who will work the big semi-pro attraction; Warren Pugh will referee, Chick Thalman will umpire and Tom Hopkins, head linesman, The kickoff is scheduled for 2:30 o clock.

Philips, a 220 pound tackle from Martins Ferry has been added to the squad and may get a starting post.

The Pleasanton eleven will taper off with a light signal drill this evening. The entire squad is in excellant condition for the game and is determined to hand Greensburg its second defeat in nine starts. The only other setback suffered by the Ludwicks was, 14-0, at the hands of the powerful Pittsburgh St. Rosalia eleven.

Applegate, former All-Valley center from Union,who will start at the pivot post, has been designated captain for Sundays game.

Circa 1934-36



Winding up their weeks drill with a light signal practice Friday evening, the Pleasanton-Schlitz A.C. is awaiting the game with the Ludwick A.C. of Greensburg Sunday afternoon at Stogie park.

Coaches Chad Thomas and Arch Fleming have announced that Frank, former Union high tackle, has been added to the roster and may win a starting berth for Sundays game.

Sundays game will bring to a close the semi-pro grid schedule of the valley and if both elevens live up to their reputations the game at Stogie Park should be a fitting climax.

Weight comparisons of the two elevens reveal the local team will be under a disadvantage, with Ludwicks holding an edge of something like six pounds to the man.

However the Pleasanton eleven packs plenty of speed and deception and is counting on these qualities to bring it to victory. Only one player on the local eleven is ailing, but he is expected to be in shape for Sundays game. He is "Baby Face" Miller of Union, a backfield man. Miller suffered an injured knee in the Golden Bears galme and has been laid up for a week.



Sunday afternoon at Stogie Park, Fulton the semi-pro grid schedule of the valley will be climaxed by the clash between the Pleasanton-Schlitz A.C. and the Ludwick A.C. of Greensburg, Pa. Coaches Chad Thomas and Arch Fleming of the locals, have announced their squad is in top condition with the exception of "Baby Face'' Miller, who is bothered by a bad knee, injured in the game against the Golden Bears.

The Pleasanton eleven will give away six pounds to the man against the Greensburg eleven but hope to make up the weight disadvantage with a speedy and deceptive offensive attack. The Pleasanton team will average 184 pounds, the time going in at an average weight of 187 and the backs at 181 and the four backs 187.

A large delegation of Greensburg fans will accompany the team, five busses having been chartered by the fans. In addition several automobile loads of rooters will make the trip here.

Coach Fleming lasst night anounced the roster of the Pleasanton-Schlitz A. C. Included on it are the following:

Backs: Tribbett, Mucheck, Miller, Hall, Connners, all former Union stars; Harry Craig and Green of Wheeling, and Kitson of Linsly; Ends; Sims, Wheeling, Yoho and Zimmerman, Martins Ferry, and Paul Balgo,Union; Tackles; Martin Balgo,Union, Phillipps, Martins Ferry, and Laifer, Masahutten acadamy; Gaurds; F. Balgo, Anglich of Union; Wolfe and Kucku of Martins Ferry, and Miller of Wheeling; Center; Captain Applegate.

Coach Thomas last night had not decided upon his starting lineup for Saturdays game.


Continental Can last night won a 1-0 shutout victory over Carpenter A. C. in the second game of the current donkey mushball series sponsored at Fulton park for the benefit of theWheeling police radio cruiser fund. Last nights tolt was a repitition of Sundays clash between the police and the firemen, with plenty of amusing moments and sudden spills.

One of the spryest burros on the diamond last night was "Mae West," who "did em wrong" every chance she had. "Huey Long" figured in several hot debates at home plate and staged a five minute filbuster when one of the batters tried to steal second base late in the game.

Tonights game,strting at 8:15, will find Stone and Thomas opposing the Laughlins. The crowd has reached the 1,800 mark on each of the first two nights. The series will be concluded Wednsday night. 8-15-1935


The Carpenter A.C. of North Wheeling today travel to Aetnville Mill grounds to meet the strong La Belle Lulmber, leaders of the Martins Ferry City league, at 3 o clock. N.Visnic or Smith will pitch for the Carps while R. Moreland will pitch for La Belles.

Monday Carpenters meet Continental Can of Warwood on the donkeys at Stogie Park,under the lights at 8:15.. o clock.......


Wiring in an automobile owned by Harlan Marshall, Wheeling, was burned last night when a short circuit in the ignition system started a fire under the hood of the car, while it was parked near Fifth and Main streets. Firemen said there was no other damage.


Mr.and Mrs. Leo Kletzly will entertain at their home on Zane street, the Island, Saturday evening in observance of their wedding anniversry. Bridge will occupy the earlier hours of the evening and at a late hour a buffet supper will be served. Mrs. Kletzly will be remembered as the former Miss Marcelle Sacher, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Joseph Sacher, of the Island.


Formal announcement is made today of the marriage, May twenty-eighth, of Miss Blanche Marie Annett, daughter of Mrs. Blanche Annett of Cadiz Pike, near Bridgeport, and Mr. David Allen Eddy, son of J. E. Eddy, of Paxton avenue, Elm Grove. They were married in New Martinsville, W.Va. with Rev. Bascom B. Trevy, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church and formerly of Elm Grove, reading the service at eleven o clock in the morning. Miss Edith Davis, of Warwood and Mr. Kennth Butler, of Bellaire, were the attendants.

Mrs. Eddy attended the high school at Milton, Del; and has been employed at the Continental Can Col; Mr. Eddy, attended Triadelphia district high school, and he, too, is an employee of the Continental Can Co.


A late August wedding of interest to the many friends of the principals will occur Wednsday morning, August twenty-eighth in St. Alphonsus Catholic church wiith Miss Mary Manning and Mr. Cecil Naegele plighting their troth. The nuptial mass will be celebrated at seven o clock by Rev. Fr. Leo, O. M. Cap. Miss Dorothy Manning, cousin of the bride, will be the maid of honor. Mr. Raymond Naegele will attend his brother as best man.

A wedding breakfast at the Catholic Womens League will follow the church service. Later Mr. Naegele and his bride will attend his brother as best man.

Miss Manning is the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Earl Manning, of Twenty-fourth street and is an employee of Sterling Products, Inc.

Mr. Naegele is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Naegele, of Thirteenth street. He is employed by the Hygrade Products Co. To compliment Miss Manning a party will be given Monday evening by Mrs. Carl Bauer.


Mr.and Mrs. L. J. Kletzly, of the Island, are the parents of a baby boy born Tuesday at home. Mrs. Kletzly is the former Misss Marcella Sacher.


The Young Womens League of the Y.W.C.A. held a picnic at the Wheeling Park during the past week. Swimming in the park pool was enjoyed during the afternoon and in the early evening a lovely picnic supper was served at one of the delightful picnic sites in the park. And in conclusion the members of the League joined the dancers in the pavillion.

Those present were:
Misses---------Clara Timberlake, Alma Crow, Helen Knapp, Madelyn Butler, Virginia Showalter, Jane Leiphart, Willetta Farley, Mary E. Strobble, Dorothy Parker, Ida Fyfe, Betty Beneke, Sara Fortney, Mildred Sterla, Cordelia McGranahan, Martha Arnold, Josephine Rusek, Mary Moore, Mildred Niehause, Dorothy Forster.


Complimentary to Mrs. Russell Linsley, a recent bride, who will shortly go to Columbus, O. to make her home, Miss Catherine Lash, entertained with a luncheon party at her home in Elm Grove.

Mr.and Mrs. William Zimmerman, of North Main street, observe their silver wedding annivversary at their home, with a dinner party, to which their immediate family and a number of intimate friends were invited.

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Jeavons, Jr. presided at the informal party at their home on Richland avenue, Warwood.


Miss Sylvia Cohen, daughter of Mr.and Mrs. Simon Cohen, of Noble street, Bellaire, will be hostess to a group of friends, students at the various colleges who are spending the holidays at their homes this evening. The early evening hours will be spent with bridge and dancing and at a late hour a cleverly detailed buffet supper will be served.


Miss Anna M. Grove of 68 Fourteenth street, has been called to Akron, O., owing to the serious illness of a brother.


In homes where there are little children, Christmas is the happiest day in all the year and the above young folks are to gladden the day for several prominent out-the-pike families. The Yuletide festivities at the "Elmcrest", the Elmwood home of Dr. and Mrs. W. E. Weiss, are to revolve about their precious grandchildren pictured at upper left. They are William Henry Kinnucan,called "Timmy" by his intimates, and little sister, Helene Madalyn Kinnucan, children of Mr.and Mrs. Henry Lane Kinnucan. Timmy was three years old last July third and Helene celebrated her first birthday September twenty-sixth. Portrait by Kossuth (picture available, B. Brock)


Complimentary to Mrs. Rosalie Stroud, who has resigned her position with Sterling Products, Inc., and who is leaving this week-end for Cumberland,Md.; to make her home, her office associates at the Sterling are to entertain this evening with a dinner and bridge party. The guests will be received at six-fifteen o clock in a private dining room at Hoge-Davis tea room and dinner will be served at that hour. Appointments will be simply arranged in a Valentine motif in a color scheme of red.



At seven o clock,this evening at the Pleasanton home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kite will be soleminized the marriage of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth Kite, to Mr. Edmund Joseph Ennis, of South Wheeling. Rev. Thomas M. Zumbunnen, pastor of the Edgewood Park M. E. curch, will read the wedding service in the presence of friends and relatives of the principals.

The bride has chosen Miss Elizabeth Ennis,sister of the bridegroom to be her maid of honor and the brides brother, Mr. Alfred Kite will serve Mr. Ennis as best man. A wedding supper will folow the ceremony.

The bride-elect was graduated from Triadelphia high school and Elliott Commercial college and is connected with the Hazel-Atias Glass company, Mr. Ennis, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ennis, of South Wheeling is associated with the Reichart Furniture company.


Mrs. Edward Joseph Ennis, the former Miss Elizabeth Kite, is the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Kite, of Pleasanton, her marriage being soleminzed at home June twentieth. Mr. and Mrs. Ennis are at home at 1061 McColloch street. {Robinson Studio} picture available -B. Brock.


At the home of Mr.and Mrs. Charles Kite, 218 Arcadia avenue, Pleasanton, this evening at seven-thirty o clock will occur the marriage of their only daughter, Elizabeth, to Mr. Edmund Joseph Ennis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Ennis, of South Wheeling. The nuptial service will be performed before an improvvised altaar of colorful garden flowers arranged before the fireplace in the living room. Rev. Thomas M Zumbrunnen, pastor of Edgwood Park Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate in the presence of relatives and close friends.

Miss Phyllis Stuart is to attend Miss Kite as maid of honr and only attendant.

Mr. Alfred Kite brother of the bride is to attend Mr. Ennis as best man.

Miss Kite has chosen for her wedding gown, a model of white lace, fashioned over white taffeta floor length, and designed with long pointed sleeves and a Queen Anne collar of the lace. She will wear white crepe slippers and fher arm bouquet will be composed of Ophelia roses tied with white satin.

Miss Stuarts gown is to be a model of pink georgette, toe length skirt and fitted bodice and a sash of pink and ble. A jacket of the georgette has short puff sleeves of little ruffles and ruffles finish the neckline. She will wear white sandals and will carry pink roses and delphinium.

A reception will supplement the cermony and a bauffet supper will be served. Garden flowers in a riot of color will decorate the dining room for the occasion.

Mr. Ennis and his bride will leave on a brief trip for their honeymoon, and returning will take up their residence at 1061 McColloch street.

Miss Elizabeth Kite was educated at Triadelphia District high school and Elliott Commercial college and has been associated with the Wheeling office of the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, Mr. Ennis is connected wwith the Reichart Furniture Company.

Mrs. William Erhard Weiss and her two grandchildren, William Henry and Helena Madelyn Kinnucan, of Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan, are presented today from a holiday portrait made at "Elmcrest," the Weiss home in Elmwood, where the children are Yuletide guests with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Lane Kinnucan. Mrs.Kinnucan is the former Miss Madlyn Weiss, only daughter of Dr. and Mrs. William Erhard Weiss. The presence of the babes has made this holiday season an exceptionally delightful one at "Elmcrest" 1934 (from picture,caption)

The marriage of Michael Malagio, son of Joseph Malagio, to Miss Rose Greco, daughter of Mrs. Carmella Greco, both of Tiltonsville,was solemnized in St. Josephs Catholic church here Saturday morning, with father J. S. Karwoski officiating. The newlyweds left immediately after the ceremony for a honeymoon tour in the east with Weirton friends. Upon return they will make their home in the Colombo apartment on Walden street.


The marriage of Miss Genevieve Hoskinson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Hoskinson, of Shadyside, was announced Saturday night at a party given by the brides sister, Miss Margaret Hoskinson. The cermony took place in Cleveland, O. May sixth 1934 ? Mr. Futhey attended Finn college in Cleveland. following his grauation from Shadyside high school. He is employed in Shadyside.

Miss Rosalie Sutton and Miss Mildred Futhey will be hostesses this evening at a party planned to compliment Mrs. John Futhey, nee Miss Genevieve Hoskinson, a bride of early May and sister-in-law of the one hostess.







Announcement is made today of the marriage of Miss Hattie Mae Murray, of 85 Thirteenth street, to Mr. William Paul Bremer, of 230 Valley boulevard. The marriage was secretly solemnized at St. Alphonsus church by the Rev. Fr. Frederick, O. M. Cap; on January ninteenth, 1935, and was kept an absolute secret, members of the immediate families not being informed of the cermony until today.

Mrs. William Paul Bremer is the daughter of the late Mrs. Loretta Neidert Murray and was valedictorian of the class of 1931 of St. Josephs Acadamy.

Mr. Bremer, son of the late John and Madelyn Bremer, was educated in the Wheeling parochial schools and is associated with the Wheeling Corrugating company.


Tuesday evening a group of friends held a surprise party for Sara Fortney of Bridgeport pike at the home of Mildred Niehaus. The occasion was to celebrate her birthday which occurred on that date. Cards were the main diversion supplemented by the serving of refreshments.

Following is the list of those attending:
Misses---------Sara Fortney, Josephine Russek, Bena Dresch, Mary Dailer,Wilma Holmes, Virginia Showalter, Madeline Bittler, Dorothy Parker, Jane Liephart, Ida Fyfe, Cordelia McGranahan, Mildred Niehaus.


Miss Willetta Farley entertained Tuesday evening at her home in Pleasanton, her guests being members of the Young Womens League. The affair was in the nature of a weiner roast, a campfire program being a supplementary feature.

Guests were:
Misses----------Mary Elizabeth Stroble, Virginia Showalter, Cordelia McGranahan, Madelyn Bittler, Mildred Sterla, Dorothy Rouse, Wilma Holmes, Ida Fyfe, Bena Dresch, Martha Arnold, Alma Crow, Sara Fortney, Mildred Niehaus,Wiletta Farley



At Wheeling Park last evening members of the Young Womens league and their friends enjoyed a picnic supper and informal evening. Dinner at six-thirty was followed by swimming and dancing.

Included were Norma Jepson, Dorothy Parker, Mildred Sterla, Madelyn Bittler, Helen Knapp, Mildred Niehaus, Willetta Farley, Sara Fortney, Josephine Russek, Virginia Showalter, Lois Osar.


Mr.and Mrs. Walter Walton, 128 Nineteenth street, Warwood, are the parents of a daughter born Tuesday in the Wheeling hospital. Mrs. Walton is the former Jeanne Manion and resides in Washington, Pa.


Miss Dorothy Martin and Mr. Robert A. Burrall, both of Pleasanton, were married Saturday moring in Edgwood Park Methodist Episcopal church,with the pastor, Rev. Thomas M. Zumbrunten, officiating, using the ring ceremony. After the service, Mr. and Mrs. Burrall left on an eastern trip,and returning they will make their home at 502 Washington avenue, Chantal Court.

The bride is the daughter of Mr.and Mrs. V. H. Martin of 88 Washington avenue, Chantal Court, and Mr. Burrall is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Burrall of Valley View Avenue, Pleasanton.


Houses being torn down to make room for Warwood-Wheeling road.

Office of electric welding and machine company is being moved.

The old brick row, south of Stop 1, on the east side of the River road is being demolished to make way for the new Wheeling-Warwood boulevard. A dozen or so families living in these two story brick structures moved during the past few days.

A crew of the Wheeling House Wreckage company is doing the work of tearing down the row. Another two-story brick has already been partly torn down and bay the end of the week, the job will be finished. These houses are being demolished so that the thoroughfare can be widened.

On the west side of the new highway in this vicinity, a new concrete wall is being erected in the vicinity of where several frame dwellings were located.

The Bates Contruction company is still using the giant steam shovel in moving part of the hillside south of the Constanzo coal mine. The earth being removed is being used for a fill in the vicinity of the Old Top Mill. Drains and sewers are being installed all along where the new road is to be located.

The second dwelling of Costanzo Coal will probably be moved to its new location by the end of the week. Another house is to be moved before the large garage and offices of the company are moved back towards the hill.

While this work is prgressing, one way traffic is being permitted and only short delays are being experienced. As soon as the fill has been made, the Panhandle Traction company will start work on placing their tracks along the west side of the new thoroughfare.


On Wednesday, Mr.and Mrs. Wilbur L. Henry of the Island will observe their twentieth wedding anniversary and in celebration of the occasion have planned a western trip which will last several weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Henry will leave Sunday morning by motor for Columbus, Ohio, where they will board a TWA airliner for Los Angeles, Cal. There they will visit Mrs. Henrys brother, Mr. William Hoffman, for a few days. In sixteen days Mr. Henry will return, but Mrs. Henry will remain until late October returning by train.

Mrs. Henry is a native of Scottsdale, Pa. and with Mr. Henry has made her home in this city for a number of years. They are the parents of one son and two daughters, Thomas Henry, Virginia Henry and Laura Martha Henry. Mr. Henry is a member of the accounting department of the Wheeling Steel corporation.


Miss Clara Dew of Bellaire, financee of Mr. Roy Frederick of Martins-Ferry, was honored with a bridge-dinner and miscellaneous shower Monday evening when Miss Marion Beck of Bellaire entertained at the Catholic Womens league in Wheeling.

The guests were received at seven o clock and dinner cleverly detailed in silver and white, with a centerpiece composed of a miniture bridal party, was served at that hour. Later bridge was the interest with three tables in play. At the close of the evening the shower of gifts was presented to the honor guest.

Guests present included:
Misses Clara Dew, Jane Mason, Mary Kalwskey,Thelma Campbell, Elizabeth Merritt, Edna Petticord, Leah Rapaaswick, Marion Beck. Mesdames Robert Woodward, Francis Beck, Carl Beck


Mr. and Mrs. Joseph I. Ennis, of South Wheeling, announce the marriage of their daughter, Miss Elizabeth May Ennis, to Mr. Harry Wayne Ault, Jr. of West Alexander, Pa. The ceremony was performed Monday, September twenty-third, at nine o clock in the evening in the parish house of the Immaculate Conception Catholic church with the pastor, Rev. Father Alphonsus Gesing,officiating. Mr. and Mrs Peter Petko were the only attendants. Following the ceremony an informal reception was held at the Petko home in Warwood.

Mr. Ault was educated in Wheeling high school and is well known among the younger set. Mr. Ault is the son of Mr. Harry Ault, Sr. of West Alexander, and is employed with the J. C. McKenzie company, of Washington, Pa. For the present, the couple will live with the brides parents of South Wetzel street.

Cards announcing the marriage will be recieved by their friends tomorrow.

The first in a series of post-nuptial parties for Mrs. Ault will have Miss Betty Beiswenger as hostess at her home on South Wetzel street. Miss Beiswenger will issue invitations to the affair later this week for a bridge-supper and miscellaneous shower. The party will be held Thusday evening; October twenty-fourth. Bridge will interest the guests during the early hours, to be terminated with the serving of a buffet supper.


Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Young , of 188 Seventeenth street this morning announce the marriage of their two daughters, one nuptial event occurring in January and the other Saturday evening. Miss Grace Young and Mr. Lawrence Dunlap, of North Wheeling, were united in marriage last evening, the ceremony being solemnized at six-thirty o clock. Dr. James Bisgrove read the nuptial service. Mrs. Elwood McFarland attended her sister as matron of honor and Mr. Robert Lee Dunlap served his brother as best man. Mr. and Mrs. Dunlap have taken up their residence in South Wheeling.

Following the marriage service the principals returned to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Young and during the informal reception that occurred that evening, announcement was made of the marriage January eleventh of Miss Mary Frances Young and Mr. Elwood McFarland, of South Wheeling, Rev. A. R. Bennett, pastor of Benwood M.E. church officiated at that ceremony and there were no attendants. Mr.and Mrs. McFarland are residing with her parents.

Mrs. Dunlap and Mrs. McFarland were graduated from Union school in East Wheeling and Mrs. McFarland, later, attended Wheeling high school.

Mr. Dunlap is an employe of the Ohio Valley Lithographing Co. Mr. McFarland is employed in a Benwood mill.


Dresch Family Reunion, Abt. 1925
On the Boardwalk, 1936