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Front Page - Friday, April 8, 2016

100 Years Ago

What was happening in Chattanooga in 1916?

Saturday, April 8, 1916

Miss Loraine Pruett won the individual prize of $10.00 by her discussion of Shakespeare’s greatness as a poet. The Patten Library Society contest was held in the chapel at the University of Chattanooga.

A handsome new fountain has been installed just inside the main entrance at Warner Park by Commissioner Ed Herron. It is electrically lighted in green, white and yellow. Goldfish are in the pool.

Sunday, April 9

Mrs. C.M. Grether of New York and Miss Mary Haraway of Atlanta are visiting Mrs. C.W. Hahn and Miss Regina Hahn.

Miss Katie Rice left last night on an Eastern buying trip.

Monday, April 10

In celebrating the 54th anniversary of the Battle of Shiloh, the reunion of survivors of the two armies were welcomed by DeLong Rice. The old-fashion fiddle “gave in great joy and great sorrow” as its music for both occasions. Mr. Rice said, “May those sweet antiques of melody never die out of the sols and fingers of men.”

Kid Elberfeld’s “Lookouts” are in good shape for the season. Only one, Gene Knapp, is not in good form yet.

Tuesday, April 11

There are 50 committees of four of Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce out to get 700 new members. President C.H. Houston started the young men’s department with John F. Key as chairman.

Mrs. Euclid Waterhouse honored Mrs. Clifford Waterhouse, Mrs. Edward Finlay and Mrs. Harold Smartt with a luncheon at her home on Missionary Ridge. Decorations carried out the Easter theme for the 12 guests present.

At the annual election of the Chattanooga Music Club, the following officers were elected: Mrs. Morris Temple, president; Joseph O. Cadek, first vice president; Mrs. L.G. Browne, second vice president; Mrs. Robert Schwartz, recording secretary; Mrs. August Schmidt, corresponding secretary; and Mrs. D.A. Graves, treasurer.

Wednesday, April 12

D.S. Henderson has returned from New Orleans and a Western trip. Ernest Martin accompanied him home.

Mrs. J.C. Mansfield and Miss Lila Mansfield have gone to Athens to spend two weeks with Mrs. Fred Mansfield. On their return, they will open their home on Lookout Mountain.

James N. Hazelhurst, acting for the City of Chattanooga in valuation of City Water Co., unearthed six-inch water pipes laid by Gen. U.S. Grant in 1864. They were dug up at the corner of West Sixth and Chestnut. A number of the pipes were from tanks on “Reservoir Hill” at the end of Poplar Street at the river.”

Thursday, April 13

The women and young girls of Chattanooga have organized circles to roll bandages for the American hospitals in France and sent 6644 rolls of bandages through the Red Cross by way of New York. Two workshops are in the Flatiron Building.

Mesdames J.O. Fowler and Charles Fowler were hostesses of the North Chattanooga Book Club at the home of Mrs. Robert Porter on Crewdson Street.

Friday, April 14

Mrs. David Houston and little daughter have returned from a month’s visit with Mrs. Houston’s parents in Lewisburg, Tenn.