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Front Page - Friday, November 6, 2015

100 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1915

Saturday, Nov. 6, 1915

The Copenhagen correspondent of the Daily Telegraph in London sent the following: The Swedish government has decided to give Thomas A. Edison of the United States the Nobel Prize for Physics.

The Herron triplets walk away with the prize in the “Better Baby Contest” at the Chattanooga District Fair at Warner Park Friday. They are two years old, and scored 90 points. The babies are Evelyn Marie, Emory, and Charles Wright Herron, children of Commissioner and Mrs. Ed Herron.

Sunday, Nov. 7

The First National Bank of Chattanooga is celebrating its 50th Anniversary. It opened November 1865 with capital stock of $200,000. Officers were President William F. Rathburn; Vice President T.R. Stanley; cashier Theodore G. Montague; and assistant Cashier A.J. Gahagan. The first building was at Sixth and Market Streets, the heart of the business section. The bank remained there for 20 years.

Laying wood blocks at the rate of 5,000 an hour has caused a great crowd of spectators to form on the west side of Market Street, with 50,000 blocks laid Saturday.

Mr. and Mrs. Ed Finlay have returned from Charlottesville, Va., where they attended the Vanderbilt-Virginia football game.

Monday, Nov. 8

Miss Chloe Thompson will undergo an operation this morning at West-Ellis Hospital.

Mrs. J.A. Mitchell and Miss Mary Mitchell will entertain with a tea from 3-5 at their home on Lookout Mountain Tuesday.

Tuesday, Nov. 9

Chancellor W.B. Gavin handed down an opinion sustaining the erection of the 10-story skyscraper the Volunteer State Insurance Co. wants to build on the corner of Ninth and Georgia Avenue. The building will cost $415,000.

Mrs. Virginia L. Peak, Miss Marjorie Peak, and Miss Mayme Ringwald will return this week from a tour of the West. They visited three months in California.

Dr. Evans of Valparaiso, Ind., has returned to his home after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. DeForrest Evans.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Mrs. J.C. Doughton of Milford, Del., is the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Doughton.

Mr. and Mrs. Z.C. Patten will honor Misses Betty Andrews and Margaret Read with a dance at Ashland Farm the 14th of November.

Thursday, Nov. 11

The Black and White Charity Ball at the Golf and Country Club Wednesday night was a huge success. The Girls Auxiliary sponsored the ball. The Grand March was led by Mrs. C.C. Nottingham and Mayor Jesse M. Littleton. Over 500 attended the supper and dance.

Miss Maude Whiteside left for Dallas, Texas for a month’s visit with her aunt, Mrs. A.S. Moise.

Friday, Nov. 12

News has been received of the death of Mr. Albert T. Brock, a well-known Chattanooga businessman, at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Miss Hardie Holt and Rudd Loder were married Thursday at the Trinity Methodist Church by the Rev. T.S. Hamilton. Both young people are well-known members of the 1912 graduating class of Chattanooga High School.

Mr. and Mrs. James F. Johnston will entertain next week at their country place, Summerfield, with a barbecue for about 100 guests.