Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

October 16, 2012

Looking Back

By Dorothy Copus Brush
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — October 1897

+The Westel correspondent reported that John Smith who escaped from the Crossville jail is reported living in the woods on Piney Creek.

+Wherever postal banks are in operation women are among the most appreciative patrons of the system. As a rule women are more careful of small sums than men, and seem to have a more practical realization of the value of such accumulations. In many families it is only the foresight of the wife that leads to provision being made against a day of adversity.

+The protracted dry spell which has been with us the past three or four weeks coupled with the frosts of some two weeks ago has injured the late corn and sweet potato crops.

October 1921

+Oh government give us this day our daily pap, clothe us, doctor us, wipe our noses, wash our duds, plant the congressional seed for us, hoe our gardens, put the bait on our hooks, reform us, nurse our babies and rub the bacon rind on our chiggers.

+The first building for the opening of the M.E. Church South school, two miles north of town, is expected to be completed so far as to enable them to begin receiving students by the first of the coming  month.

+Indications now are that the women over the county will not go to the polls in large numbers at the coming Republican primary. To our mind that is a mistake; every person should discharge their duty as a citizen to the full.

October 1987

+Lynn Cox became the first female from Cumberland County to earn the American Farmer Degree, the highest degree possible as a member of the Future Farmers of America. The 1985 CCHS graduate is attending Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. She will receive her degree during ceremonies later this year in Kansas City.