Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

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December 25, 2012

Looking Back

CROSSVILLE — December 1897

+Melvin — Our present school term will close Dec. 23. An exhibition and entertainment will be given, followed by a Christmas tree on the evening of the 24th.

+Big Lick — We had our first snowstorm on the 16th but the snow disappeared the same day.

+Lee Bandy is stopping with his friends in Elwood, Illinois. We have not heard of his going to Chicago yet, as rumor said he would. In regard to such rumors about young men, as the Dutchman said, “You pretty much, most always can’t tell.”

+Scrofulous, humors, eryisepelas, canker and catarrh can be cured by taking Ayers Sarsaparilla.

December 1943

+This year there is but one word of greetings…. Victory. This Christmas Eve in far off places of the earth and on the seven seas American Boys will be defending our right to always have a Christmas. To them we sincerely wish God-speed with a prayer for Victory.

+The government takes over the railroads of the nation when three railroad unions refuse to permit President Roosevelt to arbitrate the threat of strikes scheduled for December 30.

+Volunteer Electric ran a large ad. Americans are asked to dispense with their usual decorative Christmas lighting. Confine it to trees inside the house. Electric light bulbs are in short supply.

+“Life begins with food. It cannot be sustained without it. Powerful in time of peace, it is even more powerful in time of war.” — Marvin Jones, War Food Administrator.

December 1977

+The Pleasant Hill Historical Society of the Cumberlands held a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Community House. It has been designated a historical site by the State Historical Commission and a marker was installed.

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