Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

April 2, 2013

Looking Back

By Dorothy Copus Brush
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — March 1900

+Congressman C.E. Snodgrass of Crossville was chosen acting chairman of the committee that reported an amendment to the Constitution of the United States disqualifying polygamists for election as senators or representatives to congress. Polygamists should not be allowed to vote, or hold any office, civil or military, under the laws of any state or territory and a rigid enforcement of the law would land all such gentry in the penitentiary.

+Hale’s Chapel — There were two Mormon elders in this community last week.

March 1930

+Pleasant Hill — Friends of Dr. Wharton will be interested to hear she has embarked on her trip to the Orient. She spent several days in California visiting old college friends first. She assures us that the needed refreshing is being found.

+Charles Comstock, state chairman of the George Washington Masonic Memorial Association was in Washington, D.C. for its annual meeting. The association has charge of financing the handsome Masonic Temple on Shooters Hill in Alexandria, VA. The building is up to the fifth story. It will take some years to finish and likely will cost from $3 million to $5 million.

+Crab Orchard — Miss Cora Belle Burnett entertained a number of friends at her home with games and radio music.

March 1987

+A Crossville taxi cab driver was arrested for selling and possessing less than a gallon of taxed history by City police observing as he made the sale. A marked $20 bill was used. Police also confiscated his taxi where the sale took place.