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Front Page - Friday, June 3, 2016

100 Years Ago


What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?



Saturday, June 3, 1916

Mr. and Mrs. Harry L. McFarland announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Edith Hunter McFarland, to Mr. Archie Marion Day. The wedding will take place the middle of June.

Dr. W. E. Anderson has returned from a trip to South Carolina. He sustained a broken wrist a few days ago while cranking his car.

Sunday, June 4

A new factory is planned for north of the river just west of the Market Street Bridge approach. The Signal Knitting Mills will have $150,000 capital stock and employ 300 workers. Mr. W.A. Jones and Mr. Floyd M. Murphy will be actively engaged in its operation.

Gov. Rye Saturday appointed attorney W.L. Frierson a special associate Justice of the Supreme Court during the indisposition of Justice Williams of Greeneville, Tenn., who is ill. Judge Frierson will serve in the Reichman ouster suit, which involves the title to the office of sheriff of Shelby County.

Judge A.W. Chambliss returned from Carson-Newman College, where he delivered the annual commencement address.

Congratulations are due Major Charles R. Evans, dean of Chattanooga’s Law School and the faculty composed of local attorneys who assisted in making a success of the school.

Monday, June 5

Attorney S.B. Smith has announced intentions in the litigation of the right of way through the property of the Limestone Products Co. He says he will go to the Supreme Court before contractors can go on the property.

Judge Samuel D. McReynolds has been supported by Attorney General W.N. Whitaker that a magistrate who goes out of his district to maintain an office vacates his office.

The following party motored to Wright’s Mineral Springs to enjoy a swim in the lake: Misses Katherine Betts, Helen Johnson, Frances Thatcher, Margaret Davies, and Virginia Carden, and Messrs. Wallace DePree, Lewis Gibson, Key Ragon, Edwyn McMillian, Milton Griscom, and Charles Wilhoite.

President W.H. Lindsay of the Signal Amusement Co. announced plans to build two new theatres here. Frank H. Dowler, Jr., vice president and manager of the company, said the plans were being perfected for the locations and would “be a surprise.”

Miss Ethel Tyler, secretary of the YWCA, will leave today for Detroit to study organizational methods.

Tuesday, June 6

Mrs. J.H. Wagner announces the engagement of her daughter, Nelle Wagner, to Mr. Dudley C. Wiley. The wedding will take place June 20. Mr. Wiley is secretary of the Mountain City Business College.

Wednesday, June 7

Misses Eula Jarnigan and Grace McCallie and Tommy Duffy have left for a trip to Colorado.

Thursday, June 8

The marriage of Miss Louise Glover and Mr Frank Witherspoon of Nashville took place at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.S. Glover of Fort Wood, Wednesday. The Rev. Loaring Clark of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church officiated. The bride is an attractive and popular member of the younger set.

Friday, June 9

The First Christian Church held a reception in honor of their new pastor, the Rev. Claude E. Hill, Mrs. Hill, and their daughters, Aileen, Margaret, and Nancy Elizabeth. Mrs. George W. Gambill was chairman of the affair. She was assisted by Mesdames I.R. Stone and H.C. Curtis, Julius Carnes, Thomas E. Edwards, Charles Kirkpatrick, R.D. Stone, and Miss Minnie Dobbs.

Mr. and Mrs. Garnett Andrews and family will go to Haven, Maine, to spend the summer.

Judge Nathan Bachman has issued an order that jurymen must report. Thursday’s court did not have enough present for the two trials. v