This Week in History 7-27
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Saturday, July 27, 1940

Campbell wed Ramsey

Mr. and Mrs. W.C. Campbell announced the marriage of their daughter, Wilma, to Frank C. Ramsey, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Ramsey of North Lee Highway.

The wedding was solemnized in Dalton on Monday, July 8. Esquire J.C. Booker officiated. Mr. and Mrs. Milburn Hughes attended the couple.

Both graduated from Bradley High School as a part of the class of 1940.

The bride, who was the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, was the editor-in-chief of "The Trumpeter," the Bradley High school paper in 1940, a member of the National Thespian society and sponsor of the Bradley High band. Her father was the president of the Cherokee Hosiery Mills of Cleveland. Her only brother, Charles Campbell, was also of Cleveland.

Mr. Ramsey was a member of a well-known family of Bradley County and was outstanding in athletics at Bradley High, where he played on both the football and basketball teams. He was a member of the State Championship Basketball team. His siblings in Cleveland were Carl and Orlando Ramsey and Mrs. French Alford. Other siblings were Dick Ramsey who was a student at William and Mary College in Williamsburg, Va., Lurston Ramsey, Newcastle, Ind., Joe Ramsey and Mrs. Nollie Green of Shelby, N. C.

The couple resided in Cleveland.

Tuesday, July 30, 1940

City Schools defer opening

Superintendent R.T. Allen announced the five city schools of Cleveland would open a week later than was custom. Children would return to the classrooms and hallways on Monday, Sept. 9.

A few changes and transfers were made in faculties. Mr. Allen said. Mrs. John W. Cate, Jr., resigned after the annual election of teachers was announced. Her place on the Allen School faculty was filled by Miss Elizabeth Lusk who had already been named on the teaching staff for the following year. Miss Ruby Kefauver filled the vacancy that was left. Miss Kefauver was from Toledo, Ohio.

Kefauver spent several summers in Cleveland as her brother, Joe Kefauver, was the overseer of Hardwick Farms. She graduated from Toledo University and later taught at the Toledo School for four years.

The extra week’s vacation was welcomed by area students in light of September’s high temperatures.

Davis clan reunites

Mr. and Mrs. Cliff Davis were hosts for a family reunion in late July.

Family members who attended were: Mr. and Mrs. L.T. Davis and son, Mrs. Nat Shamblin and children, Mrs. Sterling Perkins and son, Mr. and Mrs. Levi Brown, Mr. and Mrs. O.D. Davis and son, Mrs. Frye and children, Mrs. Della Davis and children, G.W. Lewis and children, Mr. and Mrs. Gene Boles and children, Mr. Ernest Holt and son, Mrs. L. E. Black and Miss Ruby Woods.

Wednesday, July 31, 1940

“Mind Alcove” at public library

Cleveland Public Library received its first of four annual installments of books for the International Mind Alcove through the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The announcement was made by librarian Miss Ruth Chambers.

Application was made by the local library for those books on Feb. 15, 1937. The librarian was excited to learn the aplication had been accepted. She was informed the books were shipped and on the way.

A special shelf with a marker "International Mind Alcove" was arranged by the library to house the collection which when completed, was to number 100 books.

The purpose of the alcove was to make available in small communities books that dealt with the daily lives, customs and history of various foreign peoples.

The plan was to send the books about four at a time over a period of time, which made it possible to send the latest publications to provide fresh materials to communities. On that basis, it would be about six years to complete the project.

The initial selections were: “Denmark: A Social Laboratory” by Peter Manniche, “Modern England” by Cicely Hamilton, “The Menacing Sun” by Mona Gardner, “Caribbean Cruise” by John W. Vandercock, “Why War?” by Nicholas Murray Butler, “An Amiable Adventure” by Hemingway Jones and “The Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie.”