This Week in History
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Local folks remembered their beloved dead on Memorial Day and fallen soldiers were remembered for their service and valor.

June 1, 1951

United Daughters of the Confederacy observed Jefferson Davis birthday

United Daughters of the Confederacy observed the birthday of Jefferson Davis with special services at the Confederate plot in Fort Hill Cemetery on Memorial Day. Davis was the only president of the Confederacy.

The memorial address was given by Dr. Clyde E. Lundy, who was pastor of Broad Street Methodist Church. The service closed with singing "In the Sweet By and By," which was the favorite song of Davis.

Following the services, flowers were left at the 278 Confederate and four Union soldiers’ graves who were buried within the enclosure.

Warmer weather

inspired picnics

Warmer weather inspired picnics and fun and the young were out enjoying themselves and their friends.

The Intermediate class of North Cleveland Baptist was entertained with a picnic supper at Waterville Lake on Thursday night, the last of May.

In attendance were Eloise Goodner, Stella Mae Goodner, Betty Morrow, Ann Myers, Grace Ann Brown, Elizabeth Webb, Joyce McDonald, Sandra Ragsdale, Sherry Parks, Darrell Harmon, Wade McDonald, J.W. Kibble, Jimmy Elrod, Ralph Chase, Jerry Elrod, David Lewis, Bill McDonald, Billy (Red) Ledford, Jackie Ledford, Wilbur Boring, Mrs. Hoyt Elrod, Mrs. Roy Ragsdale and Ray Lewis. Intermediate leaders who attended were Grace Stephenson, Mrs. Ray Lewis, Hoyt Elrod and Mrs. Bill Ragsdale.

June 2, 1951

Electric show success

Twenty-one residents of Cleveland won prizes at the Electric Show where there were an estimated 7,000 people in attendance on June 1.

"This was Cleveland's most successful Electric Show," stated Mrs. Mary Stonesipher of the Cleveland Electric System. She expressed her appreciation to the Banner, the local radio station, merchants who participated in the show and all others who were connected with it, for making the show a success.

Those winning prizes were: Willard Moore won a radio given by Radio Sales and Service; Cherokee Tire and Motor Sales gave four table lamps to Nola Goins, Harold Womack, Mrs. Lester Haney, and Gene Hilliard. Judy Campbell was the winner of a Crosley Radio given by Fred Hall Furniture Co.; Stamper & Son Hardware Store gave a Crosley radio to Howard Moore; Discount certificates on Crosley appliances given by Stamper & Son were won by J.D. Poteet, Essie White, Everette Stanley, Hal Carter Jr., Horace Haney, Nadine Roberson, Mrs. Hal Carter Jr., W.D. Howell, Mrs. J.L. Burrell and Ruby Brown.

Cleveland Equipment Co., local International Harvester dealer gave a clock to J.C. Green; The Kelvinator dealer gave a Dormeyer mixer to Mrs. J.V. Dodd; J.J. Hallum was the winner of a Sunbeam Toaster given by Chase Appliance, local Frigidaire dealer; and the Grand prize was won by Dr. W.C. Stanberry. Stanberry received an International Harvester Home Freezer, given by Cleveland Electric System. That was the hardest prize to give away, because 16 names were called before one was drawn when the person was present, that being Stanberry.

June 4, 1951

Church holds first homecoming

Everybody loves a good old fashioned home-coming Sunday with good home-cooked food and everyone dressed in their Sunday best.

Charleston Cumberland Presbyterian Church held its first homecoming Sunday in the history of the church, which turned 91 years old. Pastor the Rev. Charles Hayes was in charge of the morning services.

Mrs. Nora Jones of Jones' Flower Shop donated flowers that decorated the church.

Many out-of-town folks attended from Etowah, Benton and Chattanooga.

June 6, 1951

Birthday celebrated

Mrs. Lydia German celebrated her 84th birthday on Sunday with a dinner at the home of her son, Everett German, on Dalton Pike.

There were 69 guests in attendance, including her seven children and their families, Mr. and Mrs. Ulysses Watus, Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Ledford, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence German, Mr. and Mrs. Jack Howard, Mr. and Mrs. Coy Ogle, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest German and Mr. and Mrs. Everett German. Others present were her only brother, Jim David, 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.