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Front Page - Friday, February 21, 2014

100 Years Ago ...

What was going on in Chattanooga in 1914?

Saturday, February 21

Three masked bandits held up and robbed passenger train No. 1 of the Alabama Great Southern near Attalla, Ala. They secured not less than $100,000 in registered mail. The train was crowded with passengers on their way to Mardi Gras in New Orleans. The bandits are still at large.

The Tiger-Georgia Tech basketball game is tonight at the Armory. Dancing will follow the game. Sponsors for the Tigers are Misses Elizabeth Lupton, Bessie Bruce, Helen Tucker, Josephine Whiteside, and Lula Brown. Sponsors for Georgia Tech are Misses Josephine Colyar, Fannie Scholar, Rebecca Devine, and Virginia Hill.

Sunday, February 22

The Grandees of the Noble Order of Scottish Rite Masons will hold their reunion here this week. This is the most important event of the Masons ever occurring in Chattanooga. Many visitors will high degrees are expected from over the state. President George E. MacKenney and Vice President Walter C. Johnson, 32nd Degree Masons, and A.N. Sloan and J. B. Nicklin, who are 33rd Degree Masons, are on the advisory committee for arrangements.

At the spacious home of Mrs. Mary Brabson Littleton, the Chickamauga Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution gave a Colonial Party. Mrs. H.S. Chamberlain, regent, and her husband, Capt. Chamberlain, were in the receiving line. The guests wore colonial costumes. Dancing followed the reception.

Monday, February 23

Mlle Anna Pavlowa, world famous dancer, has been booked to appear with her company and symphony orchestra in March at the Bijou Theatre.

Mr. and Mrs. W.L. Frierson have leased the Mountain Cottage previously occupied by Mr. and Mrs. G.D. Andrews.

Tuesday, February 24

A committee under the direction of Mrs. T.C. Latimore sponsored a “towel shower” for the Vine Street Orphanage. All sizes of towels were received. Clothes, materials, thread, buttons, and money also were received. The children of the orphanage enjoyed the tea that followed.

Mrs. Simon Golibart of Washington came Monday night to visit Mr. and Mrs. Simon Golibart, Jr., and Mr. and Mrs. Victor Golibart.

Wednesday, February 25

Miss Mary Key, daughter of Mrs. S.A. Key, was married Tuesday afternoon to Mr. Pearson Blythe Mayfield of Cleveland, Tenn. After a wedding trip to Florida, they will reside in Cleveland.

Mrs. T.C. Thompson, Jr., and Miss Jessal Holtzclaw were hostesses to a large tea in honor of Mrs. Frank Stoddard of New York, Miss Rebecca Devine of Carters, Ga., Miss Mabel Crawford of Milledgeville, Ga., and Miss Elizabeth Lupton. Over 200 guests called between the hours of four and six.

J. N. Schlesinger and J.C. Schlesinger left today on a business trip to Florida.

Thursday, February 26

A snowstorm has covered the South, even Louisiana and Mississippi. It was the first in 20 years. Falling temperatures and sleet accompanied the snow, which was over two inches deep.

Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Gilman have purchased the D.H. Rains home on South Crest Road, Missionary Ridge.

Friday, February 27

Much interest had been aroused by the announcement by the Chattanooga Railway and Light Company that the old Lookout Mountain Point Hotel would be razed. The interest was so great in keeping it that it will stand a while longer.

Mrs. S.D. Loder and Miss Bess Loder, who are spending some time abroad, will remain in Nice until spring, when they will return to Paris.

Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Quackenboss are receiving congratulations on the birth of a son. Mrs. Quackenboss is the former Miss Marian Carothers.

Saturday, February 28

Tom Frazier and Chester Varnell, two Chattanooga students at Vanderbilt, are members of the Vanderbilt Glee Club that sang in Chattanooga Friday night.

Miss Emily Miller has returned home from Miss Church’s School in Boston to spend the Easter holiday.