From the pages of The Banner

This Week in History

Posted 10/30/16

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

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From the pages of The Banner

This Week in History


The following items were compiled by the History Branch of 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.


Sheriff Sam Cannon was impressed with local rescue workers.

“I was tremendously impressed with the efficiency and teamwork of the various county agencies which helped in the rescue activities of Saturday night’s accident,” said Sheriff Cannon in commenting on the accident in Charleston which cost Reba Jo Blair and William Henegar their lives.

“The Tennessee Highway Patrol, Lea Atchley Rescue Squad, and the Charleston Police and Fire Departments did a most thorough job of rescue and protection for the area. It was just a matter of a few minutes from the time of the accident until the various groups began their work,” Cannon said. “We’ve got some mighty efficient people in the county,” he added.


Safety tips were offered to area spooks and goblins.

It’s spook and goblin time as Cleveland as area youngsters prepare for the annual observation of Halloween. Here are a few safety reminders passed on by a state health organization:

Adult supervision, discreet and from a distance, is a good idea. Don’t let a toddler set off with older children. They’ll forget all about him and he’ll get lost.

Use burnt cork, grease paint or other makeup. It’s messy but a lot safer than a rubber mask. Make sure all clothing is short enough so it won’t get tripped over.

Soft rubber weapons only. Even a wooden sword can be dangerous if it breaks or splinters. Absolutely no candles or other open flames. Flashlights only, preferably with plastic lens.


C.L. Wilson, president of the Cleveland National Bank, cut the ribbon at the entrance to the new Village Branch of the Cleveland National during formal opening ceremonies held Thursday.

John Bowman was the first customer to use the drive-in facilities at the new branch. Bowman was in his horse drawn buggy. He is one of the bank’s oldest customers and is still seen frequently at Cleveland National.

The new branch features two drive-in windows and a night depository.


Battle lines were drawn for the “Game of the Year” in Nashville as thousands planned to see Bradley vs. Battle Ground Academy.

Pointing to a so called “game of the year” indicates the clashing of two teams will decide something. And that is the picture being drawn of Saturday night’s football battle in Nashville.

Bradley County vs. Battle Ground Academy collide, with neither team having lost this season. Bradley (8-0) was first ranked in last week’s Associated Press poll, and had the weekend off. BGA (8-0), was in third place, and whipped Chattanooga East Ridge, 34-19.

The scene of the conflict will be Vanderbilt’s Dudley Field. The site was selected because of the expected crowd of 15,000. The date was chosen to avoid possible crowd cutting at other Nashville area games Friday.

This match is a natural. BGA’s offensive sparkplugs are quarterback Duke Shackelford and halfback Sid Tompkins. Their counterparts with Bradley are quarterback Steve Sloan, a 1960 All-State choice, and halfback William Senters.


Ms. Julia Carroll Kaylor, 96, a licensed practical nurse at Bradley County Memorial Hospital, died there Saturday night.

Survivors include her husband, Labern R. Kaylor, of Route 5; four sisters: Mrs. Cleo Wilson, Mrs. Mary Belle Greene and Mrs. Florine Pulman, all of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ruth Ballinger of Cleveland; three brother: Eustice Carroll, Kensington, Ga., David Carroll, Cincinnati, and James Henry Carroll, Florida.

A daughter of the late Benjamin and Sallie Kaylor Carroll, pioneer residents of Bradley County, she had lived here her entire life. She was a member of Michigan Avenue Baptist Church where funeral services will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock by the Rev. T.H. Logan, pastor. Burial will be in Michigan Avenue Cemetery. The body will remain at Fike Funeral Home until the service hour.


Ben Pearson, America’s top archer, will arrive in Cleveland Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock by private plane, according to a statement made today by P.B. Abel, a member of the Cleveland Bear, Boar and Deer Hunters Club.

Pearson, of Pine Bluff, Ark., has appeared internationally in outdoor movies and in archery exhibitions. His skills have led to wide fame. He will hunt bear and boar as a guest of the local club while in this area, Abel stated. The party will leave Sunday afternoon for Tellico Plains for a two-day hunt.

Abel operates a hardware and sporting goods store at Five Points and handles sporting equipment made by a firm headed by Pearson and bearing his name. All area sports enthusiasts are invited to see two exiting color films with sound at the new YMCA building tonight at 7:30.

The movies will star Pearson and Howard hill, another top archer. The films are entitled “The Arrow is for Lion” and “Hunting Boar, Rabbit, Gar and Goat.”

L.J. McCool, an expert archer with the Pearson firm, is in town today and will give an archery exhibition following the movies. He is at the Abel store today until 6 p.m.


Is Your Family Worth $30? For $30 and a little hard work, America’s foremost authority on radiation and fallout, the Nobel prize winning scientist, Prof. Willard F. Libby, built himself a practical shelter from fallout.

Do you want to invest that much on behalf of your family and your country? See Professor Libby’s articles on “You Can Survive Atomic Attack,” appearing in this newspaper daily, and write for his complete 50-cent booklet on the subject. The series starts Nov. 6.


Military News:

Ernest W. Eaves, fireman, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Eaves of Route 2, McDonald, is serving aboard the attack aircraft carrier USS Ranger which arrived in Yokosuka, Japan, on Oct. 23 for a 14-day visit. Since the Ranger joined the powerful Seventh Fleet in the Western Pacific in September, it has visited such Japanese cities as Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto and Nagasaki.

Airman Third Class Donald R. Thomas, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Thomas of Providence, Ky., is being assigned to McClellan AFB, Calif., following his graduation from the technical training course for aircraft engine mechanics at Sheppard AFB, Tex. He is married to the former Judy L. Green of 1816 Forrest Ridge Drive, Cleveland.


A record chill hits area, with frost again tonight.

Arctic air moved southward into the Cleveland area early today bringing a record chill with it. However, the “cold wave” may be short lived, weather observers believe. Nashville’s low during the night was 26.7 degrees and Crossville had a cold of 22. It was 29 at Knoxville and 21 here in Cleveland. Our 21 was the lowest in the state. Frost coatings were fairly general over the state.

Tonight will be fair and not as cold, but frost is likely again. Saturday will be mostly sunny and warmer. Little or no rain is expected during the next five days. The high here Thursday was 65 and today’s noon temperature was 54 degrees.


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