Monday, August 9, 2010

Amanuensis Monday: Morristown TN Social News, 1946, Part 1

Thanks to John at Transylvanian Dutch for providing a framework (and nudge) for transcribing family records, news clippings and other treasures.

This is part one (of three) of a transcription of selections from the “Society News and Personal Notes” column from the Morristown (TN) Gazette and Mail, Friday, May 24, 1946, page 3.  I have not transcribed announcements of the Daily Calendar, Evangelistic Services, Community Club meeting, Singing Convention meeting, the schedule for commencement at Morristown College and an announcement of Summer School that were listed in the column. 

– Society News and Person Notes –

Telephone 173
Note: News items for this column  should be telephoned in by 9:30 a. m. to insure publication same day.  All communications mailed in should be addressed “Social Editor,” Gazette and Mail, and signed.


     Sgt. L. E. Bacon received his discharge at Fort Bragg, N. C., recently, after twenty-five and a half months’ service with the U. S. Army Signal Corps.
     Mrs. Jack White of Whitesburg was a visitor in Morristown yesterday.
     Miss Stella Smith was the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bless Smith of White Pine, Wednesday.
     Mrs. James Bunch has received word that her husband, Sgt. James T. Bunch, Jr., has arrived in the states after spending seventeen months in India.  Mrs. Bunch and little daughter, Brenda Sue have resided with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Rich, during the absence of Sgt. Bunch.
     Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Marsh of Marshall, N. C., were visitors in this city Wednesday.
     Mr. and Mrs. Walter Cooper, Mrs. Kyle Everhart and daughters Betty Jean and Margaret Ann of Mohawk were visitors in Morristown Thursday.
     Mrs. and Mrs. Keith Burgner and Miss Helen Anderson returned Wednesday evening from Newark, Ohio were they were delightfully entertained for the past week as the guests of Dr. and Mrs. W. H. Bennett, formerly of Morristown.
     Mrs. Roy Range of Detroit, Mich., formerly of this city, is the guest of friends and relatives in Morristown.
     Friends of Guy Garrett will be interested to learn that he is much improved following an illness of several weeks.
     Misses Hermina Dickerson and Jennie Lea Helton will attend the graduation exercises at Sullins College in Bristol this week.  While there they will be the guest of Miss Jane Fagg who is a member of the graduating class.
     Lt. and Mrs. W. H. Garrett and little daughter, Tina of Albupuerque (sic), N. M., remain the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Guy Garrett.
     Mrs. R. W. Johnson and son,
     Mrs. C. C. Cross, Mrs. L. W.
     Mrs. Robert Doggett and daughter, Jane of Nashville will arrive Sunday by motor to spend several days with her mother, Mrs. B. C. Weesner, before leaving for Lynchburg where they will be joined by Miss Roberta Doggett, student at Ranlolph-Macon (sic).  The three will continue to Washington City, touring the valley of Virginia en route.
     Mr. and Mrs. Everett Bowers and Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lovegrove enjoyed a delightful outing in the Smoky Mountain park near Gatlinburg on Sunday.
     Johnny were visitors in Knoxville yesterday.
     Nabers and Miss Mayme Williams composed a motor party to Greeneville and Tusculum yesterday.


Note:  The final two entries appear to be continuations of previous entries that were cut off.