Hamilton Herald Masthead


Front Page - Friday, November 20, 2015

100 Years Ago

As reported in the Hamilton County Herald in 1915

Saturday, Nov. 20, 1915

Plans are now being completed to establish a large spinning mill in Chattanooga with $250,000 capital. G.H. Miller of Miller Bros. Co. has just returned from Philadelphia, where he conferred with A.G. Thatcher, president of Coosa Mills in Piedmont, Ala., and his son, Alfred Thatcher, who is the manager of the Standard Processing Co. in Chattanooga. Mr. John Stagmaier is also interested in establishing the new mill.

The Mountain City Club at its annual meeting Friday night re-elected Herbert Bushnell president. L.L. Fischer was elected vice-president, N. Thayer Montague, secretary, and J.B. Hoskins, treasurer.

Dr. Henry Berlin is seriously ill at his home at 110 McCallie Ave. He has steadily grown worse since his return from New Orleans.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Through the efforts of Adolph S. Ochs, Sol Moyses, and W.A. Sadd, Marion Extract Co. of Marion, Va., will erect a plant in Chattanooga. The president of the Marion Co., William H. Teas, said the plant, which will cost about $150,000, will be started Dec. 1.

Four Chattanooga girls, Misses Gloria Lamb, Mary Bertha Allison, Margaret Ochs, and Josephine Whiteside, who are attending Chevy Chase School, will spend the Christmas holidays in New York City as guests of Mr. and Mrs. Adolph Ochs and Miss Iphigene Ochs.

Mary Pickford as “Madame Butterfly” will be presented at the Alcazar Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. A special music program will be conducted by Prof. Ogelby. Admission is 10 cents.

Monday, Nov. 22

Robert Nixon, Mercer Reynolds, Horace Humphreys, and J.W. Candler of the St. Elmo Businessmen’s League will meet today to plan for the house-warming at the new South St. Elmo school.

Dr. and Mrs. J. Park McCallie spent yesterday in Soddy, Tenn.

Miss Jessie Turner, who has been ill, has returned to Hixson to resume her duties as teacher of English in the high school.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

Miss Virginia Hill, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Hill, and Harold Smartt, son of Mr. and Mrs. G.M. Smartt, were married Monday by Dr. W.F. Powell, pastor of the First Baptist Church. The wedding took place at the country place of the bride’s parents in Hillsdale, Ga. After a wedding trip, the young couple will reside at 1120 Kirby Ave.

Wednesday, Nov. 24

Mrs. Dunbar Newell was hostess at a tea in honor of a recent bride, Mrs. J.B.S. Woolford, the former Miss Ellen Leiper Winslow of Baltimore. The house was beautifully decorated in green and white. Mesdames James LeClereq, W.G. Oehmig, J.M. Selden, and J.A. Wiggs assisted at the tea table. About 80 guests called.

Thursday, Nov. 25

W.H. Sears, local architect, said the building spirit here is very noticeable, and the wave of prosperity is shown by the location of many new plants here.

The polo team of the 11th Cavalry Veterans is ready for the Charity Cup tournament today at Warner Park. Every member of the team is a crack player. Col. Allen, Capt. Swift, and Lieuts. Shannon and Miller will play the “Youngster” team composed of Lieuts. Crutcher, Robertson, Blount, and Kerr.

Friday, Nov. 26

Delta Chi fraternity of U-C will have a weekend house party at Mrs. C.W. Shackleford’s on Walden’s Ridge. Those attending will be Edwin Woodworth, Lawrence Faucette, Byron Pope, Harry Clark, James Lazard, Hugh Vandever and Angus McWhorter.

A seagoing yacht moored at a local wharf will be used as a sight-seeing and pleasure boat on the Tennessee River. Mr. Morris Sherman, owner, bought the vessel in New York and made the trip to Chattanooga by way of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Mississippi River.

Winner of the gold pin in the Ladies’ Golf Tournament at the Riverview links was Miss Nancy White. The silver pin winners were Mrs. John S. Poindexter, Mrs. Lucius Mansfield, and Miss Elizabeth White.