Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 15, 2013

Looking Back


Chronicle correspondent

CROSSVILLE — January 1900

+More than 1,000 letters reached the dead letter office this year addressed to Santa Claus.

+Only 12 months remain in which to set in order all the things that belong to the expiring century, to the end of giving it a decent dismissal and to save the coming century from the handicap of an unfairly large burden. It is to be kept in mind 1900 is not a leap year, although divisible by four. — editorial

+It is not necessary to make any loud noise about your resolve for the New Year. Make at least one honest resolve to leave off some bad habit. Make it quietly, and down deep where your conscience and strongest determination lies. Then it will stick. If you can’t do it that way just go on the same as you did in the old year.

January 1916

+Clifty — One more Christmas has passed, bringing with it happiness on one hand and disappointment on the other. Many a child will look back on the season in the years to come with memories only of joy or pleasure. While to others it means nothing but emptiness.

+Fifty persons were in attendance at the Watch Night service at M.E. Church. The time was spent in talks, songs and prayers and was much enjoyed by those present.

+New Year’s Eve Mrs. A.W. Keyes and Misses Bessie Potter and Eula Bishop entertained a number of friends at the beautiful home of Mr. & Mrs. Andy Elmore. Five tables of cards and Five Hundred were enjoyed until 11 when a delicious salad course was served. After that the young people danced the “Old Year Out, the New Year In.”

January 1952

+Born to Mr. & Mrs. Dallas Cooley January 3 at Cumberland Medical Center, a daughter Betty Kathryn. The little lady was the first baby of 1952 at the Center.

+Sgt. Charles “Slug” Dodson, son of Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Dodson of the Smith’s Chapel community, has been assigned to Frankfort, Germany as sports editor of the Stars & Stripes.