Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia on June 6, 1976 · Page 95
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Sunday Gazette-Mail from Charleston, West Virginia · Page 95

Charleston, West Virginia
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Sunday, June 6, 1976
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be parade'-marshal Friday, but in her first year of participation, Fu- bar was grand marshal. Mrs. Brigode details Fubar's duties during the Sun Fun Festival: ' ; I clown around in all the parades -- last year they gave me a dune buggy -- and I always win the bathing beauty contests. I also get put in jail with the mayor and the councilmen. "The only year I've missed the festival was 1972 when I fell over my dog while I was packing to go to the beach. I banged up the arch of my foot and had to cancel." An anecdote that Mrs. Brigode particularly cherishes involves an exchange Fubar had with a very attractive woman while waiting for a convertible to arrive for the parade. "I was carrying on just like Fu- bar always does," she smiles, "and was advising this very pretty woman to come to Charleston and get a ' Fubar hairdo at Stone and Thomas. She was admiring my yellow yarn pigtails and giggling. I l a t e r learned she was the wife of the governor of South Carolina. "Later on, there was a long line of convertibles and I saw^a young fellow in a white suit. I thought he was a mechanic, so I asked him who he was. Tm a Thunderbird,' he told me. 'Oh, a car salesman,' I answered. 'No, a member of the Air Force Thunderbirds,' he replied. Fubar had struck again." Edythe Hill Brigode attributes her love of entertaining to a natural streak of ham. "When I was 5 years old I was picking at the piano and I could see the songs in my head," she says. "I wanted an instrument that no other girl in town had. They had three dusty accordion; at Galperin's and the only one my family could afford cost $54. At Woodrow Wilson Junior High. I started playing and my principal took me around to entertain the Lions, Rotary, and Civitan meetings. "During the war, my contribution was walking up and down Capitol Street, selling war bonds and playing the accordion. I went to the Greenbrier when it was Ashford General Hospital and entertained the soldiers. When it went back to being a hotel, some of the personnel stayed and they called me to play conventions. "During those same years, I did radio and had a 'Salute to the Service' show all during the war years." Brushing aside any mention of the acclaim she's won in nearly 50 years as a musician and public servant, Mrs. Brigode says her favorite work is dressing up as Fubar for children in hospital pediatric wards and for disabled children feted during the Forty and Eight-sponsored "King for a Day." ."They bring the kids in from all over the state," she explains, a glow lighting her face. "I greet every bus. The kids get treated like royalty for two entire days of entertainment and sight-seeing. For most, it's the only experience like this they ever have. "I've never wanted to leave here. I've enjoyed the hometown recognition I've received. There are worse things than being a big frog in a little puddle. I'm so fortunate to have had a good marriage and three fine kids, along with my success as a performer. "Plus, I have Fubar and anything that goes wrong I blame on her. She's only 9 years old and that excuses a lot." With a jingle, a honk, a saucy kick, Fubar the clown is gone. But the joy Edythe Hill Brigode has brought thousands of Charlestoni- ans remains. , State Magazine, June 6. 1976 Canadian Plaque Honors Father of Basketball A plaque commemorating Dr. James Naismith, inventor of basketball, can be seen on the property of Mr. and Mrs. High Grace, about three miles north of Almonte, Ont. Born in Ramsay Township, Lanark County on Nov. 6, 1861, he became interested in sports while he was an undergraduate at McGill University, Montreal in 1883. In 1890," he registered at the International YMCA Training School in M a s s a c h u s e t t s , and t h u s launched what was to become an illustrious career in the field of physical education. The physical education department at the Training School was aware that there was a growing need for a competitive team sport during the long indoor winter months. In December, 1891, James Naismith invented and brought to his class a game played under 13 basic rules. He had asked for two boxes 18x18 inches to be used as goals, and as these could not be found, two half- bushel peach baskets were used. The initial game was played with a soccer ball. THE MOST TALKED ABOUT MEW LIFESTYLE BETWEEN CAPE COD AND KEY WEST CSIt's so relaxing to sit on one of our balconies and see the golf course, the ocean and the sunsets. Why should I go to Florida?}* M SPARTANBURG « Maisons has all the extras you'd expect-plus some that really surprised us.W STATESVILLE SCFrankly. I'm a beach nut. And I consider Maisons my place in the sun.55 LEnOiR CSThe floor plans are fabulous. \W= can see the ocean from every room.Tnc architect must have been a 9 en j u :v'' M tt Maisons is like having champagne. Everything else is like drinking RE1DSVILLE It By the end of the summer, I think you'll see a stampede to buy out the last of the units.» MYRTLEBEACH tt If Maisons was in Greensboro, we'd sell our house and move right in. Vve drive 200 miles every weekend just tobether.andeverymileisworth^^ 6£The lobby, the card rooms and the party rooms are gorgeous, but the security system is important lo us, too. M MARion If you've been combing the beaches high and low for the perfect oceanfront condominium home, lend an ear to what people are saying about Maisons- sur-Mer. And about the totally new lifestyle that has dramatically emerged here in the exclusive Arcadian Shores section of Myrtle Beach. Where, rising 25 stories above a sweeping 836-foot stretch of the Atlantic, Maisons has combined stunning architectural design with spectacular private amenities. Even the floor plans have become interesting topics of conversation- each featuring spacious asymmetrical desiqn and multiple balconies. And you'll also hear about the fully equipped health club, the tennis courts and the In addition lo under£round garap.e parking and catered lood and bcv- crape services. Maisons also features a sophisticated 24-hour security system, nfiich incorporate closed circuit television and full-lime security guards. Olympic-size swimming pool. Plus such unusual extras as a cabana service, exciting social events and a program for young people. So, if you like the sound oftninqs so far, write us at Maisons-sur-Mer, Star Route 2, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577. Or simply call 803/449-7497. But a final word to the wise: At the present rate of sales, Maisons will be completely sold out around the end of this year. Which means it might be well worth your time to plan a special visit to our sales office located just off U.S. 17 adjacent to the Dunes Club and the Arcadian Shores Racquet and Golf Club. Because seeing, as well as hearing, is believing. MYRTLE BEACH, S.C CHARLESTON. W.VA.25ir.

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