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Front Page - Friday, January 8, 2016

100 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, Jan. 8, 1916

A combination of seriousness and fun made the annual banquet of the Chattanooga Academy of Medicine and Hamilton County Medical Society a very pleasant affair at the Mountain City Club Friday night. Dr. Y.L. Abernathy was toastmaster, Dr. Cooper Holtzclaw and Dr. Ed Newell were the speakers of the evening. Dr. G. Victor Williams, the incoming president, Dr. E.B. Anderson, the outgoing president, and Dr. H. Berlin were toasted by the members.

The Art Study Club held a meeting Friday and elected officers for the coming year. Miss J. Holtzclaw was elected president; Miss Ava Wright, vice president; and Miss Elizabeth Read, secretary.

Mr. and Mrs. J.N. Schlesinger entertained Friday night in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Schlesinger.

Sunday, Jan. 9

Many Chattanooga girls are receiving letters from the “boys in the trenches,” and are becoming Godmothers in answering them to boost their morale. The movement to adopt a soldier started in the fall, and has been a successful undertaking by the “Godmothers.”

Members of the Saturday Evening Club entertained with their annual dinner party at the Patten Hotel. W.G.M. Thomas made a talk on “Who’s Who in the Club.” Dr. D.R. Lee talked on “Fears and Hopes of the Leap Year 1916.”

Monday, Jan. 10

Pollack Boyd, Riverview’s crack golf player, won the finals in the golf tournament on the Riverview course, defeating Isaac Phillips in the final match, one up.

Miss Martha Berry, founder of Berry School in Rome, Ga., has established a branch school at Mountain Spring district on Lavender Mountain. It’s in the charge of H.G. Hamrick, a graduate of Berry School for Boys.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

Miss Mamie Bright returned Sunday from a visit to her sister, Mrs. Frank Gracey, in Augusta, Ga.

Mrs. John Campbell, Mrs. J.B. Craig, and Mrs. Alan Kelly of Jasper were the weekend guests of relatives here.

An election at the Armory last night resulted in the promotion of 2nd Lieut. P.R. Gilbert to 1st Lieut. of Troop B, and Sgt. Edwyn McMillian to lieutenant. This followed the retirement of 1st Lieut. Joe Trimby, who had served six years. McMillian is a graduate of Virginia Military Institute.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

Miss Elise Chapin will arrive home tomorrow from a visit to relatives in Dallas and Houston, Texas.

St. Luke’s Clinic, under the auspices of the Archdeaconry of Sewanee and East Tennessee, has opened at 616 Main St. Dr. H.L. Fancher is in charge. He is assisted by Dr. Bayard Sullivan, Dr. R.M. Colmore, Dr. S.S. Marchbanks, and Dr. Willard Steele.

Thursday, Jan. 13

A plan started by Commissioner Herron for the beautification of city parks and parkways has resulted in ordering 14 Lynwood trees from Biltmore Nursery near Asheville, N.C. They will be planted in the center of Dodds Avenue in Ridgedale.

Friday, Jan. 14

Two young men, John Taliaferro and Alvin Ware, are missing on a hunting trip. They were to leave Charleston in a small boat Monday night. The brothers of Ware went up the Tennessee in a launch looking for the missing men.

Miss Louise Bradford will leave Monday night for Jackson, Miss., to visit Miss Mary Ella Gavett. She will then go to New Orleans to attend Mardi Gras. v