A glimpse back 79 years ago:
Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1936
Miss Ernst entertains
at prom and dance
Miss Eleanor Ernst was the hostess to a group of the younger social set for prom and dance. The party gathered at Fillauer’s Lake at 8:30 p.m. and dancing was enjoyed until about 10:30 p.m. The party then continued at the Ernst apartment. A delicious tea course was served on the lawn.
Those invited were: Misses Mary and Ann Stamper, Joe Corn, Peggy Ferguson, Nancy Naff, Betty Davis, Johnnie Fay Bryon, Dorothy Nell Grigsby, Ellen Ann Westerbeng, Frances Parks, and Augusta Hoyle among others. Messers invited include: Bob Card, Bill Dooley, Bud Orr, Ted DeWeese, P.J. Rarmon, Walter Kile, Answel Rymer, George Don Westerberg, and Bill Fillauer among others.
Thursday, Aug. 13, 1936
College Hill addition
fills long felt need
The new addition to College Hill school represented an expenditure of approximately $15,000 of which the City School Board contributed $6,000 and WPA contributed $9,000. One of the biggest improvements at College Hill was the grading of the grounds, as the entire hill was worked down about three feet. This made the entire grounds usable for play.
The addition was built to be used entirely by the high school department and gave them room to expand. Both elementary and high school departments were badly overcrowded for some years.
Rough mat men on card
here Saturday night
Two of the roughest wrestlers ever to appear in Cleveland were scheduled to hold a grudge match, no holds barred, no time limit, at the Bradley High Athletic field, Saturday, Aug. 16, 1936. The Terrible Turk Hamid and the “Wild Bill” Collins agreed the winner would receive the purse of both men. This ensured plenty of action at the start of the fight. Collins outweighed the Turk by 15 pounds, but the latter stated he could make up for this with his speed. He is also a good hand at biting.
Friday, Aug. 15, 1936
Ross Edgmon suffers
concussion of brain
Edgmon collided with a player in a softball game Thursday night, Aug. 13, at Bradley athletic field. The Builders were playing the White Seals with Edgmon playing first for the former. The accident happened while Edgmon was fielding a slow roller off the bat of joe McClannahan along the first base line. McClannahan’s knee struck Edgmon above the temple. After the game he suffered a near collapse and was rushed to a physician, who announced a slight concussion.
Germany hosts Olympics
A description of the ceremony for the 1936 Olympics hosted in Germany: “...The massed bands marched onto the field through the arch at the west end of the stadium, directly beneath the Olympic flame. There were 100 fifes and 100 drums playing by soliders and sailors. They were followed by a battalion of horns and bugles. In perfect formation, the bands marched to the center of the field and formed around the leader. ...”
Monday, Aug. 18, 1936
Loses bet; bit by dog
while paying off
Chester Smith was awaiting the completion of his election bet ride while “Kraut” Green, who was to furnish the principal means of locomotion, was recovering from the bite of a dog, believed to be mad. Smith and Green made a bet on election day that should their candidate for sheriff lose, the winner would be given a ride in a boy’s wagon over Etowah’s R.F.D. No. 1, a distance of 23 miles. Green voted Republican and Smith voted the Democratic ticket. Paul Cantrell, Democrat, was elected sheriff.
The two set out on their ride, with Cantrell doing the riding and Green doing the pulling. Green was bitten by a dog shortly into the trip. A physician was summoned who gave first aid, but advised that due to the prevalence of rabies in this section, the ride by postponed until after a course of anti-rabies serum had been administered.
Lightning bolt kills stock
Lightning dealt a death blow to a horse and mule during a recent severe electrical storm. The animals belonged to Jerome Winkler. The two animals were in a pasture east of the Winkler home when the sharp bolt struck. They were found early the next morning lying within about two feet of one another
A week previous a horse on the adjoining farm of H.B. Anderson was killed by a lightning bolt and at the same time a cow grazing in a pasture at Miss Malissa Byrd’s home was killed by an electric bolt.