From the pages of The Banner: This Week In History

Posted 6/24/20

The following items were compiled by the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library from old issues of the Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners — the Cleveland Banner, the Journal and the …

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From the pages of The Banner: This Week In History


The following items were compiled by the Cleveland Bradley County Public Library
from old issues of the Cleveland Daily Banner and its forerunners —
the Cleveland Banner, the Journal and the Journal and Banner.

It happened this week in 1908

Dalton merchants to picnic here

The merchants of Dalton have decided to hold their annual picnic at Cleveland this year, July 8th being selected as the date. The Southern railway will furnish 15 coaches to convey the crowd, and the rate will likely be 75 cents for full tickets and 30 cents for half tickets. 
 A committee has been appointed to look after the details, and word has been received from the Cleveland people, stating that they will join in to help make the day a pleasant one. A baseball game will be one of the features. Further announcement will be made later. Cleveland will heartily welcome the Dalton merchants and gladly show them a good time. 

Rosebuds balk at baseball game

The Rosebuds of Chattanooga were billed for Monday and Tuesday at Cleveland. They were to start on a series of games and were to try our boys first. 
 But before starting they came by Chattanooga High School team headquarters and received their warning, and not being satisfied with their report of Cleveland are bears, since they never came nearer Cleveland than the depot at Chattanooga.  
Tickets were wired them each day, but that did not seem to be sufficient inducement. Come on, any time, boys, if you can’t get the first base, you can get a good dinner. 

United Daughters of the Confederacy local chapter thanks community

The members of the Jefferson Davis Chapter of the U.D.C. desire to thank in this public manner, all those who assisted in any way during the carnival and helped to make it such a complete success.  
Special thanks are due our mayor and aldermen, who made it possible to have the carnival, the band and all those who took active part in the programs. We feel that personal mention should be made of the special interest manifested by Mayor Chas. S. Mayfield, W.S. Milne, W.C. Nevin, V. Whiteside and Capt. Stanley.  
The work of Mrs. Gussie Stong, who was so faithful during the entire time, was very much appreciated. Also the kindness of the press in advertising it so widely. The interest manifested by the community, not only at this time but in all the work of the chapter, is cause for grateful appreciation by all its members.  

Pursuing education pays off

Boys who get tired of going to school should read the following, written by Superintendent Adams, of Layafette college: The average educated man gets a salary of $1,000 a year. He works 40 years, makes a total of $40,000 a lifetime. The average day laborer gets $1.50 per day, 300 days in the year or $450 a year. In 40 years, he earns $18,000. The difference of $22,000, equals the value of an education.  
To acquire the earning capacity requires 12 years at school of 180 days each or 2,160 days. Divide $2,160 the number of days required to get it, and we find that each day of school is worth a little more than $10 to the pupil. Can’t afford to keep them out, can we?

Tips for healthy youngsters

Teaching health to a child:
To fill the lungs, breathing deeply through the nose, holding the breath an instant and expelling it slowly.
To stand erect with head well against the collar, and the chest out.
To keep the hands clean.
To keep the finger nails clean.
Never to put whistles or toys in their mouth without first washing them.
Never to moisten the finger or thumb when turning papers, handling papers or money.
Never to eat things that are dirty.
Never to eat fruit or candy picked up in the street.
To wash the cup used by others before drinking from it.
To gargle the throat with salt and water before being exposed to disease.  (One-fourth of a teaspoon of salt to a tumbler of water.)
Never kiss a sick friend.
When coughing, always turn the head away from a person and hold a handkerchief over the mouth.
To clean the teeth morning and night.
To eat slowly.
To chew the food well.
To be cheerful.
To stay in the sunshine and fresh air.
To sleep with the mouth closed.  
Words to live by.


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