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Front Page - Friday, May 6, 2016

100 Years Ago


What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?



Saturday, May 6, 1916

Prof. John Roy Baylor announces the Baylor Commencement will be May 27 at 4 p.m. John Howe Peyton, president of the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway, will be the Commencement address.

Ms. Charles Willingham is ill at her home on Vine St.

Sunday, May 7

After a lingering illness, William M. Whiteside passed away at his home at 671 McCallie Ave. He has played a conspicuous part in the history of Chattanooga. He is survived by his wife and three children, Edward, Maude and Josephine.

Little Miss Jennie K. Sauls is visiting her sister on Signal Mountain.

Monday, May 9

Rev. Claude E. Hill, new pastor of the First Christian Church, was warmly welcomed Sunday when he preached his first sermon. Rev. H.H. Moore of the Highland Park Christian Church welcomed Rev. Hill and introduced him.

Mrs. Frank B. Quackenboss of Nashville is visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Carothers, on McCallie Ave.

During the week of Shakespearean festivities, Central High School students of the English class composed poems to eulogize Shakespeare. Several good poems were written by Alice Hinton, Johnnie Nicholson, Marjorie Peak, Ray Smith, Nell Dobbs, Warren Hale, and Lawrence Daniels. Mrs. L.M. Russell is the head of the English department and has produced many of Shakespeare’s plays.

Tuesday, May 9

Edward Oehmig is home from Georgia Tech. Three members of the Electrical Engineering class are visiting him. A group of 20 engineering students are here inspecting the Hales Bar Power plant. They will return to Atlanta, Wednesday.

Miss Margaret Shalliday, contralto, delighted music lovers with her concert at the Bijou. Prof. Ray Lamont Smith was her accompanist.

Wednesday, May 10

Two companies of artillery from Fort Oglethorpe have been called to the Mexican border. They will be stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas.

The wedding of Miss Wenonah Haymore and Mr. Arthur W. Lawson took place Tuesday afternoon at the Central Baptist Church. Dr. E.L. Grace officiated. Mr. J.O. Carter sang “God Made Thee Mine.” Mr. Clay Wilkes played the “Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin.” During the ceremony, Mr. Wilkes and Alex Keese, violinist, played “Barcarolle.”

Thursday, May 11

Miss Harriet Crouch of Clarksville is visiting Miss Jessal Holtzclaw and Mrs. T.C. Thompson, Jr.

Major Charles D. McGuffey of Central High School has received several copies of a recent issue of the Buenos Aires Herald printed in England by Thomas Bell. The tenor of the Herald shows they are decidedly British on the European War.

Friday, May 12

Miss Helen Wright will compliment Miss Esther Schmidt of Ansonia, Conn., and Miss Sophia Hughes of Rome, Ga., with a luncheon Saturday at the Country Club.

Rube Marshall, the Lookouts’ “Iron Pitcher” won the series with a pitching duel with Atlanta. Rube pitched five of the last eight games. He is one of Kid Elberfeld’s best bets.

St. Luke’s Free Clinic on East Main Street has proven very popular. In order to have patients not feel the sting of poverty they can pay 10-cents a visit and $1.00 for an operation. The staff of physicians are Dr. Bayard Sullivan, Dr. Willard Steele, Dr. J.J. Bibb, Dr. S.S. Marchbanks, Dr. R.M. Colmore and Dr. H.L. Fancher.