Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, July 24, 2015


What was going on in Chattanooga in 1915?

Saturday, July 24

The direct cause of the extra cost for the Market Street bascule span for the new bridge over the Tennessee River was explained by F.F. Soule of the Schwizer Bascule Bridge Co. in Chicago, who said “it was 60 percent longer than any other bascule ever built, and the longest ever built in the world.”

Dr. David P. Houston has returned from Lewisburg, Tenn., where he visited Mrs. Houston and baby daughter, who are the guests of her parents.

Sunday, July 25

Local club women assisted by Boy Scouts plan to beautify the Dixie Highway in Hamilton County by planting trees and cutting weeds.

Monday, July 26

Dr. Landis Graham, who is visiting Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Seagle at Lake George, N.Y., will return Aug. 1. He will visit New York and Washington en route home.

Dr. J. Park McCallie is in Jefferson, Ga., and will visit in Statesville, Ga. and Montreat, N.C. before his return.

The new Ellis Hotel now being completed at the corner of Market and Spring streets will be open for business Aug. 10.

Tuesday, July 27

Prof. and Mrs. J.E. Walker and children have gone to Greenville, Tenn., to spend the summer vacation.

Mr. and Mrs. Lon Worsham and Mrs. E.G. Billingsley have gone to Atlantic Beach for a stay.

The unanimous vote for the construction of a $400,000, ten-story office building at the corner of Ninth and Georgia Avenue resulted from a joint meeting of the executive and finance committees of the Volunteer State Life Insurance Co. Monday. The present location is now occupied by L.J. Sharp Livery Stable, an old landmark erected in 1883. At that time, it was feared to be too far out of town.

Wednesday, July 28

Miss Laura Elmore, who is now in Cincinnati visiting her brother, Paul Elmore, will return the latter part of the week. Dr. E.A. Elmore will go to Monteagle and upper Tennessee this weekend.

Mrs. John Gilbreath and Miss Elizabeth Sisson are visiting Mrs. Charles Itzel in Cleveland, Tenn.

Thursday, July 29

The Second State Meet of the Tennessee Golf Association will be in Chattanooga in September. D.S. Henderson, president, and R.M. Watkins, secretary, of the association made the announcement.

Mr. and Mrs. Nevins Sloan, who are visiting in Kentucky, will return Friday.

Misses Katherine and Myria Wagner of Athens, who are the guests of Mrs. M.B. Littleton, will go next week to Walden’s Ridge to visit relatives.

Friday, July 30

Capt. and Mrs. W.T. Tyler and Miss Ethel Tyler will go to Atlantic Beach for a vacation.

Mrs. H.L. Anderson has returned to Nashville after a visit with her sister, Mrs. Georgia Gambill.

Miss Margaret Read will entertain Saturday with a picnic supper at her summer home at Lakeview in honor of Misses Rosalie Hutcheson and Pauline Dabney.