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Front Page - Friday, September 9, 2016

100 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, Sept. 16, 1916

Chattanooga’s Troop B left early last night from Camp Rye for the Mexican border. Amid cheers and bugle calls, 22 cars and 215 men boarded the train under command of Capt. Douglas McMillian.

The old Crabtree Farm has been the scene of a public auction. Twelve tracts were sold at prices ranging from $141 to $292.50 an acre. The property is on Brainerd Road, and the lots will be used for home building.

Miss Isabell Carr of Harriman will come Monday to be the guest of Miss Lois Leavitt on Lookout Mountain. They will leave Thursday to enter Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Ga.

Sunday, Sept. 17

The Chattanooga District Fair has completed the new Agriculture Building at Warner Park. The building is fitted for the best exhibitions in the South. The Poultry Show will be held in the basement.

Mrs. M.E. Barnes announces the engagement and approaching marriage of her daughter, Edna Elizabeth, to Frank Edgar Skilton. The wedding will take place in October.

Edward Carswell and Whitney Colburn are leaving today to enter the University of Georgia in Athens.

Monday, Sept. 18

Mrs. Lucy Holtzclaw McDonald has returned from a visit with relatives on Walden’s Ridge. Dr. Holtzclaw and Mr. and Mrs. T.C. Thompson, Jr., will move down from the Ridge next week.

Miss Inez Hyder has just returned from New York, where she attended a dancing convention. She says the newest steps are Walking the Dog, the Jelly Roll, and the Hula Hula which have been accepted as ballroom dances.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

The formal opening of Bright’s School was held this morning. Miss Mary G. Bright outlined plans for the year for the 50 students enrolled. Miss Barbara Moore of New Britain, Conn., a Vassar graduate, will assist in the Primary department.

The home of Clerk and Master Sam Erwin and Mrs. Erwin on Missionary Ridge burned completely Monday. Fire companies No. 6 and No. 8 chemical responded. Lack of water prevented the engines from getting into proper pumping play. Two cisterns were the only source of water they had. Furniture and home losses were estimated at $7,000.

Morris Temple and his son, Fred, have gone to New York and will later go to Pennsylvania, where Fred will enter the University of Penn.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Mr. and Mrs. R.B. Cooke, Misses Rachel and Adelaide Cooke, and Mrs. J.S. Devine motored to Knoxville yesterday, where Rachel will enter the University of Tennessee.

Thursday, Sept. 21

The marriage of Miss Roslyn Pyott and Harry Day of Grand Island, Fla., was quietly solemnized at the home of the bride’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. S.C. Pyott. Dr. C.H. Meyers performed the ceremony. They will reside in Grand Island.

Van Dyke and Adolph Ochs II have returned to Chattanooga from a three-month visit in the Orient. They were in Canton, China, during an uprising, but were undisturbed by the Chinese.

A gifted Chattanoogan, Miss Ida Kerr, will be heard at First Christian Church Sunday night when she sings with a quartette composed of Mrs. M.S. Relze, Paul Campbell, and C.H. Wilder.

Friday, Sept. 22

Mrs. Clarence Steward and Misses Mary Steward and Catherine Signiago will leave today for a visit in Atlanta.

Mr. and Mrs. John S. Poindexter have opened their home on Ft. Wood after spending the summer on Walden’s Ridge.

Mrs. M.C. Ewing, Misses Rosalind, and Winifred Ewing have moved to their home on McCallie Avenue from their summer place on Lookout Mountain.