Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, September 18, 2015

100 Years Ago

As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1915

Saturday, Sept. 18, 1915

Under the supervision of Roger H. Crox, county superintendent of roads, the Riverside Drive has been graded to less than a mile south of Boyce. This will shorten the highway from Chattanooga and the territory west of Missionary Ridge along the river to the city.

Mrs. Alan Kelly of South Pittsburg was the guest of relatives in Chattanooga Thursday.

Sunday, Sept. 19

Mrs. D.K. Steinau has organized a group of 50 women who will provide clothes for the babies of needy families and institutions. Layettes will be donated to the Associated Charities for distribution. Doctors will also act as agents.

Judge J.B. Ragon announces the engagement and approaching marriage of his daughter Tillie to Hollis M. Caldwell of Lookout Mountain. The wedding will take place in October.

Miss Lila Mansfield will go to Atlanta to attend a wedding.

Griffin Martin will leave Thursday for the East to re-enter Yale University.

Monday, Sept. 20

Clifton Cook, boy aviator of Chattanooga, son of Dr. and Mrs. S.B. Cook, flew an airplane from Wilder Field in Fort Oglethorpe for 39 minutes at height of 500 feet. A crowd of 4,000 watched the 17-year old youth do his stunts in a Curtis bi-plane.

F.B. Bogart left Sunday night to enter the University of Wisconsin.

Mrs. J.B. Lauderbach, county collaborator for the Hamilton County Canning Clubs, will accompany some girls to Nashville, where they will have an exhibit at the State Fair.

Tuesday, Sept. 21

Dr. J.W. Bachman and daughters, Mrs. Charles R. Hyde, and Mrs. C.E. Buck will go to Bristol, Tenn., to attend the Cox-Fleming wedding.

Mr. and Mrs. J. Edmondson Smartt will be with Miss Ella Sims on Clark Street for a week.

Fire damaged the Robert Scholze Tannery in St. Elmo Monday to the amount of $25,000. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it started on the second floor. The factory’s war orders for saddles will not be delayed, according to George Scholze.

Wednesday, Sept. 22

The Rev. and Mrs. H.H. Sneed of Gulfport, Miss., are the guests of Mrs. Mary Frater en route to Washington to attend the dedication of the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

The convention of the National Order of Beavers closed Tuesday night with a banquet in their Hall on Market Street. Sam E. Jones of Chattanooga was elected supreme president. Today, the Beavers are the guests of the Eleventh Cavalry at Fort Oglethorpe for a luncheon with special permission of the War Department.

Miss Virginia Hill, who is visiting Miss Eugenia Caldwell, will return to Hillsdale this week.

Thursday, Sept. 23

An announcement of the death of Anthony Comstock will be of interest to some Chattanoogans. He was for a time an instructor at Lookout Mountain Institute of Education.

Mrs. Polk Tarwater of Rockwood is the guest of Mrs. Alvin Spears.

New styles shown for fall include plaids and stripes in hosiery, patent leather both for hats and shoes, button shoes (which are more popular than laced shoes), and Georgette blouses in colors to match the suits. Very smart suits are priced at $25.

Friday, Sept. 24

A delegation of over 200 is visiting Chattanooga today from Ohio in interest of the Ohio monument to be erected on Lookout Mountain. They feel $25,000 is not enough for the type of monument they want. Lt. Gov. John H. Arnold of Columbus, Ohio represents the state. J. Reed Voight is chairman of the local entertainment committee. The party will go to Lookout Mountain, Signal Mountain, and Fort Oglethorpe by streetcars.

Mrs. Joe Deains and daughter, Mary Ruth of Pikeville, Tenn., are the guests of the Misses Hood on Lookout Street.

Robert McFarland, Marvin Hall, and Edward Oehmig are leaving to re-enter Georgia Tech in Atlanta.