This Week in History 8-24
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Wednesday Aug. 24, 1938

Cleveland cares for those in need

Many children who were under the care of the local child welfare agency would not have been able to attend school when school opened in the fall of 1938 had it not been for an appeal for clothing and school supplies. The call for goods had Miss Kate Hurt's name as the one to call at phone number 5112.

Besides clothing and school supplies those children were further handicapped having no books. Clothes, supplies and books were contributing factors when children did not attend school on a regular basis.

Most urgent needs were: two pairs of overalls size 6; two pairs of shorts size 6; two pairs of overalls size 8; four pairs of overalls size 10; four shirts size 10; dresses sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12; underclothing; and boys and girls shoes all sizes.

They were glad to accept sweaters, coats, and winter underwear as there were many requests for those items.

Bradley county women wanted to learn how to better their lives and the lives of their family members so they studied new ideas.

Thursday Aug. 25, 1938

10 Bradley women excel in course

Six communities were represented at the Fourteenth Annual Meet in Knoxville August 29- Sept. 3, 1938.

Miss Margaret Ambrose, who was assistant director of home demonstration work U. T. Division of Extension, was in charge of the short course.

Included in the four-day program were group meetings on such subjects as: Community Planning, Health and Sanitation, Marketing Electrical Equipment, How to Buy Clothing, Landscaping, Poultry, Recreation Leadership and Vegetable Gardening.

Those from Bradley County who attended were Mrs. D. R. Giles, Blue Springs; Mrs. Homer Shoemaker and Mrs. Lillian Hysinger, Prospect; Mrs. Flora Geren, Mrs. Cora Geren and Miss Maggie Ross, Eureka; Mrs. John Brown and Mrs. D. C. Sollums, Mouse Creek; Mrs. L. P. Climer, Michigan Avenue and Mrs. Elmer Guthrie, North Cleveland.

Bridge breakfast for Miami visitor

Mrs. Murray Hitt Entertained For Miss Willie Mae Haggard

Mrs. Hitt entertained with a lovely bridge breakfast at her home on North Parker Street, complimenting Miss Willie Mae Haggard, of Miami, Fla., who was in town to visit her parents.

Mrs. Hitt chose a Mexican motif and the home was decorated with Mexican table cloths, dishes, tally cards and prizes. Mrs. L. J. Michael received the high score prize and Mrs. Roland McCrary, the low score. A gift was presented to the honoree.

Mrs. Hitt's guests were Miss Haggard, Mrs. Michael, Mrs. McCrary, Mrs. W. O. Haggard, Mrs. V. E. Skullman, Mrs. J. W. Woods, Mrs. Lester Haggard, Mrs. Henry Reeves, Mrs. Jenny Fitzgerald, Mrs. Gus Becker, Mrs. D. N. Arnold, Mrs. John Inman and Mrs. Ed Dooley.

Saturday Aug. 27, 1938

72nd annual closing celebrations at Zion

Never before in its history had the Zion church been honored as she was that week in 1938. Ministers and their congregations came to pay tribute to her in that 72nd annual anniversary celebration.

The closing service of the celebration was held at 3 P. M. on Sunday with Rev. C. H. McIver, pastor of Alleyne Memorial Church, Chattanooga, and his people in charge.

The church and her pastor were grateful for all who made contributions to the anniversary. The names of business concerns who made contributions were read in the closing service and then posted on the bulletin board.

Members also made gifts to their pastor, Rev. Jackson, who celebrated a year of service at the church.

Churches studied to "show themselves approved" to minister to the spiritual needs of the congregation.

Sunday Aug. 29, 1938

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church offers classes

The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church (colored church) of which the Rev. Van J. Malone was pastor, began a week of Bible Training and religious education that began Monday night at 6:30 and ended at 8:30 and went through Friday.


The school was conducted by Mr. Wm. H. Claibourne, of the national B. Y. P. U. board in Nashville. Teachers who were well prepared and accredited teachers were chosen to carry on the work.

Mrs. Grace Gorbett taught the juniors, Mrs. Eva Laseter taught the intermediates, Mrs. J. L. Riddle taught the senior class; Mr. Claibourne, of the national B. Y. P. U. board in Nashville, taught the B. A. U. class.

Credits were given to those who completed the courses offered.