Local News - Circa 1913
Clarence Horn has tendered his resignation to the Rural Telephone Co.
It took effect last Monday. Cletus Trevathan has accepted the job.
Clarence is a deserving, energetic young man, and has made the
telephone people a valuable employee during the time he has served
them. He will now devote his time to public work in and around town.
He is a handy man indeed, and can do most anything he turns his
hands to. Anyone wanting any repair work of almost any nature will
do well to have Clarence do it.
V. A. Page was in St. Louis for a few days last week. He has moved
recently to the place formerly occupied by Clarence Horn. Clarence
has moved to the place he purchased from Sam McMahan last week.
auto craze has at last struck our little town, E. A. White having
purchased last week, and Carl Parks this. We now have four autos and
two motorcycles. E. A. While has installed an up-to-date gasoline
oil tank in front of the livery stable. By this device autos and
motorcycles can be replenished with oil in a very short space of
time, and accurately measured. Several boys and girls of the younger
set went on a joy ride all the way to McKenzie on Tuesday
evening. Also, a great many of the Greenfield people were in Gleason
last Sunday, all coming over in cars in the morning and returning in
the afternoon. We hear there are now 37 autos in Greenfield.
A nice concrete walk was laid in front of the Terrell-Brummitt Drug
Store this week, which adds a great deal to the appearance of Front
Why not let's build a road from Gleason to Greenfield? We understand
there is a movement on foot to build one from Greenfield and
intersecting with the McKenzie-Greenfield road. It can be done. Let
us get busy.
The following from here left this week for Jacksonville, Florida to
attend the "Confederate Reunion": the Whitworths, Jesse Margrave,
Polk Smith, Robert Smyth, R. M. Page, Carlos Alexander, Bob
Jackson, Dr. Curry, Esq., J. P. M. Deck, and Steve and Tom Wray.
The little son of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Trevathan, in West Gleason, has
been quite sick with flux for a while. There is quite a lot of
sickness here, several cases of Typhoid Fever. Unless it rains soon,
we are fearful that more sickness will be the result. Also, little
Reba Oliver is reported to be right sick, and Mrs. Alexander had
quite a severe attack of billousness this week.
Mrs. Carlos Oliver left for Nashville, where she expects to have an
operation for appendicitis. She was accompanied by her husband , her
father, John M. Bragg, and her doctor, Dr. I. J. Tatum.
Oldtimer's Column - Gleason Herald
This weeks column is taken from the Thanksgiving issue
of the Herald in 1913. Jesse L. Margrave spent the weekend in his
old town of Bells. Little Jack Jeter was real sick but Guy
Hodges had recovered. The Bank of Gleason had a new metal roof
installed. Clarence Horn moved to the place bought from Sam McMahon.
D. F. Terrell was almost ready to move into a new concrete building.
In the matrimonial column Bernie Heath and Miss Myrtle
Sheppard were married by Squire Deck and out at East Grove,
Curtis Dinning and Miss Lola Dovis were married by squire H. G.
In the business world, the new 1914 models of Indian
motorcycles were on sale by Calloway motor and Cycle Co. of Gleason.
Prices on electrically equipped cycles were $200 to $325 for 7 H.P.
Specials with electric starters.
In the sporting world, Verner M. Jones was describing
the forthcoming Thanksgiving football game between Vanderbilt and
Sewanee. Both held victories over Tennessee.
The Jane's Mill reporter had a long column dealing with
the new Central high school. J. W. Cantrell drove the state
furnished transfer-wagon which was up to date and resembled a street
car. Students were conveyed to school free.
Homer Lockhart sold 48 acres north or Jones' Mill for
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