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Front Page - Friday, April 22, 2016

100 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, April 22, 1916

A week of pageantry started successfully at Central High School when the students presented “Midsummer Night’s Dream.” In a scene of natural forest trees, vines, and flowers, the players were Lovell Morris, Edith Shehee, Margaret Wilson, Miss Chaffee, and little Miss Emily Barnes, who won her way by dancing. The play was directed by Mrs. L.M. Russell.

Mrs. John E. Gilbreath and Mrs. J. L. Goodwin are in Dayton, Tenn., visiting their mother, Mrs. Samuel Frazier, who is ill.

Messrs. Adolph Ochs, II, Quintus Shepherd, and Will Shepherd will motor to Atlanta for the Grand Opera.

Sunday, April 23

The cornerstone of the new University Library was laid Friday, April 21 by the student body and faculty. President Hixson, in his address, reviewed the growth of the university since March 26, 1889, when application was made by 17 local men for an institution of higher learning. Only six of the men are living and were present at the ceremony Friday: J.H. Rayless, A.J. Gahagan, J.D. Walsh, Bishop Earl Cranston, and Bishop J.C. Hartzell. The year of the incorporation, the assets of the university were nearly $100,000.

Mrs. Thomas Scrutchins of Chicago arrives this week to visit her mother, Mrs. F.M. Stafford, and sister, Miss Alice Stafford.

Mrs. W.H. Pryor and Miss Eloise Baylor will sing Rossini’s “Stabat Matar” this evening at the song service of the First Presbyterian Church.

Monday, April 24

A movement is on to preserve the historic building which was Andrew Johnson’s Tailor Shop in Johnson City, Tenn. Johnson was the 17th president of the United States. A bill was introduced by Congressman Samuel Sells asking for $5,000 to preserve the little shop.

Tuesday, April 25

Mr. and Mrs. Henry Crumbliss of Kingsport, Tenn., Mr. and Mrs. James G. Crumbliss of Knoxville, and Hugh Crumbliss of Nashville have arrived to attend the Trimby Crumbliss wedding.

Wednesday, April 26

Chattanooga was saddened by the word that has been received of the death of John A. Patten, who died following surgery at West Side Hospital in Chicago. Mr. Patten, president of the Chattanooga Medicine Co., was a highly respected and prominent citizen. Mrs. Patten, Z.C. Patten, Jr., and George H. Patten were at his bedside. His body will arrive Thursday. Funeral services will be held at the First Methodist Church.

John Dineen has returned to St. Mary’s College in Dayton, Ohio after spending the Easter holidays with his parents.

Thursday, April 27

The wedding of Raleigh Crumbliss and Miss Vera Trimby took place Wednesday afternoon in the First Baptist Church. Dr. W.F. Powell officiated. J. Victor Golibart sang “The Sunshine of Your Smile.” Mrs. G.M. Smartt was organist. Immediately following the wedding, the young couple left for New Orleans on a wedding trip.

Chattanooga now boasts of seven parks, all in good shape, with tennis courts available to everyone. Comm. Ed Herron and Sup’t of Parks Philip Shugart are greatly pleased with their progress.

Nashville was shocked by the tragic shooting of Harry S. Stokes, prominent lawyer, by his opposing counsel in the “City Hall Scandal.” The shooting occurred in Stokes’ office in the American National Bank Building in Nashville.

Friday, April 28

An impressive wedding ceremony took place last evening at Third Presbyterian Church when Miss Effie Stone and Mr. Eugene Howard were married by Dr. I.D. Steele. Miss Lorena Tatum sang “Love, I Have Won You.” She was accompanied by Charles Iler, piano, and Miss Evelyn Armstrong, violin. 

The following women of First Presbyterian Church are attending the 18th annual Presbyterial meeting at Etowah, Tenn.: Mesdames F.K. Rosamond, W.B. Swaney, R.F. Hudson, W.C. Bogart, and W.T. Sayre.

Mrs. J.C. Doughton will leave today after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Doughton. Her home is in Pennsylvania.