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Front Page - Friday, March 4, 2016

100 Years Ago


What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?



Saturday, March 3, 1916

For the first time in 25 years, three brothers accidentally met in St. Louis at the “Preparedness Congress of National Defense” for the mayors of the United States. Mayor Jesse Littleton of Chattanooga ran into his brother, Martin W. Littleton, former Congressman of New York, and then they were astonished to run into another brother, Charles of Fort Worth, Texas. These are three brothers of the famous Kingston Littleton family of 19 children, 15 of whom were boys.

Dr. H.L. Fancher, Dean of the St. Luke’s Clinic on Main St., reports that 47 patients have been treated, eight were under six years old, 17 were between 6 and 21; and two adults. It costs the patients 10-cents per visit if they have it, and if not they are treated anyway.  $5.10 has been collected since the Clinic opened in January, under the auspices of the Archdeaconry of Sewanee and East Tennessee. Dr. Fancher is assisted by Drs. Rayard Sullivan, R.M. Colmore, S.S. Marchbanks, and Willard Steele.

Sunday, March 5

Mr. and Mrs. Sim Perry Long have purchased property in North Chattanooga near the Joe V. Williams property and will build a permanent home.

Misses Elizabeth Lodor, Maude Whiteside, Helen Watkins, Katherine Henderson and Sterling Milne will attend the Easter dances at Sewanee.

Monday, March 6

Fred Graff, third baseman for the Lookouts, is the first to report for 1916. He came here from New York and this is his fourth consecutive season with the Lookouts.

Miss Margaret White has returned from Knoxville where she has been the guest of Miss Ann Henegar and attended the Cotillion Club dance Friday night.

Miss Louise Llewellyn will return home from New York Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 7

Paul Kruesi, E.E. Betts and James F. Finlay, a committee from the Chamber of Commerce, are in Washington to appear before the Committee of Military Affairs to urge the establishing of the Military Brigade Post here. Senator Lea is chairman. H. Clay Evans and C.H. Houston will join the committee.

Death claimed one of the city’s pioneers. Paul R. Albert, who for more than 30 years was the one who sponsored the theatrical assignments in Chattanooga.

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Erwin will move to Missionary Ridge to reside.

Wednesday, March 8

At a rousing meeting at Chattanooga High School, plans were discussed and endorsed to start a Cadet Corps. Major W.J. Bass met with Commissioner Huffaker and Superintendent C.H. Winder. More than 150 boys expressed their desire to join the corps. Prof. F.E. Gunn and DeForrest Spencer will have charge of the training.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross Kirwan of Louisville, Ky., have come to Chattanooga to reside and are with the Misses McClure for the present.

Thursday, March 9

Miss Elizabeth Stoops has returned to Agnes Scott College after a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stoops.

Mrs. Lapsley Hope and baby will leave soon for El Paso, Texas, where they will join Mr. Hope to make their home.

Mrs. James F. Finlay and Mrs. J. Edmondson Smartt were hostesses at an afternoon tea at the Finlay home on Fort Wood for Mrs. Joseph T. Howell, Jr., of Nashville, a recent bride.

Friday, March 10

Griffin Martin, who is in Yale, will spend the Easter  holidays in New York.