Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

February 19, 2013

Looking Back

By Dorothy Copus Brush
Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — February 1900

+Dr. Dyke of Grassy Cove was called to see Willie Swan Monday who is suffering from a carbuncle on his foot.

+The young people of our town would be much benefited and the older people entertained by an active and energetic literary society. Few things do more to develop the young mind and broaden thoughts than a debating society. Who will be the first to act in this matter?

February 1943

+Mayor Fiorello H. LaGuardia stopped here for a short call on Mayor C.M. Smith. “I like it here. You have a beautiful little city,” he told the mayor. LaGuardia had arrived unannounced because he was anxious to meet a colleague and pay his respects to Crossville’s mayor.

+More than 60 ladies from Crossville and surrounding communities enjoyed the semi-formal dance held at the Internment Camp. The dance was under the auspices of the Camp Special Services Office. Transportation was furnished by that service. Over 80 couples took part in the Grand March and included officers, their wives and lady friends.

+Use V-Mail for your men in service overseas. 20 blanks for 10 cents.

+Women will probably make up about 30 percent of the labor force this year in war industries.

February 1977

+A conference on Child Abuse and Neglect was held in Crossville. DHS personnel and a recently formed local Task Force initiated by Kids, Inc. are working on a program to try to halt child abuse.

+The city has stopped thawing water lines with an electric welder because of the possibility involved. Crossville homeowners who have been forced to leave their water faucets running to prevent their pipes from freezing won’t lose money from the practice, Mayor Howard Hicks said.