Visiting The Past
Sept. 3, 1936: Mrs. David Cano complimented her two children
Thursday with a prom party at the home of their grandmother
Mrs. Leila Harrison, in Smyrna. The children have lived
in Alabama until recently, when they came to locate here.
Smyrna: Sept. 10, 1936:
The Smyrna Public Library, an NYA project made possible here
through co-operation of the Smyrna Men's Club and the Smyrna Woman's Club, will be
opened to the public for the first time on next Tuesday evening, Mrs. Callie Jay,
librarian, disclosed today. The program starts at 7:30 o'clock, but library which is
in the Woman's Club building on Smyrna-Atlanta road, will be opened for inspection
until 9:30 o'clock.
Milt Reece, 38, of Smyrna, along with Mrs. Reece, Phillip Mayfield, her father,
and Miss Nola French, had a narrow escape from death last Friday as the automobile
in which they were riding overturned on the new Atlanta-Macon road, after hitting
a telephone post.
Smyrna: Sept. 17, 1936:
Smyrna High School enrollment numbers 109, which is the highest ever attained in
this division of the school. A new laboratory has been arranged for the science pupils.
Miss Helen Little is teaching a music class which is accomplishing a great deal.
The school welcomes five new teachers, Miss Lois Rogers, Miss Ernestine Petree, Miss
Evelyn Edwards, Miss Sara Coan, and Mrs. Albertine Fleming. The school's total enrollment
includes 514 students, showing an increase of about 100 over last year's student body.
The first and second grades taught by Miss Rogers have 46 students.
Miss Rice's third grade has 35 on roll. The fifth grade taught by Miss Sara Coan of
Locust Grove has 42 pupils. The sixth grade has an enrollment of 40 pupils. They have
elected Mary Frances Taylor and Melvin Holleman as nurse and doctor respectively.
Oakdale: Sept. 24, 1936: Governor-designate, E. D. Rivers of Georgia,
M. D. Collins state school superintendent, leading officials of Cobb county and
prominent residents of Atlanta, Marietta and Smyrna will all join Monday night at
Locust Grove in the dedication of Fitzhugh Lee school. Roger Enloe is principal of the
school and Robert Thornwell Coit is assistant principal. Members of the district board
of trustees are Berry D. Bolling, chairman; W. R. Hoyt, Jr., treasurer; Clarence Dempsey,
secretary; R. L. Wood and Roy Gentry.
Smyrna: Oct. 8, 1936: Mr. and Mrs. S. C. Edwards announce the engagement
of their daughter, Margaret Louise, to John Earle Lowry, Jr., the marriage to be
solemnized in November at the Smyrna Methodist church.
Oakdale: Oct. 8, 1936: Funeral services for Elijah L. Herren, 78, died at
Locust Grove, were held Sunday afternoon at Collins Springs church and interment in
church cemetery. Surviving are his wife, daughters, Mrs. L. J. Wood, and Mrs. Fred
Puckett; sons, C. L. Herren and W. E. Herren; and brothers, J. A. and J. M.
Pallbearers were W. E. Hogue, Roy Herren, Virlyn Herren, S. A. Wood, Clark Hudgens, Jr.
and H. D. Moore.
Smyrna: Oct. 8, 1936:
Representing Smyrna school Olin Jones won first place in the amateur contest with
his violin solo, and Jack Taylor placed third in the freckles contest.
An impressive ceremony here Sunday was the christening of Parker Rice Lowry, infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. Brooks Lowry, at the Smyrna Methodist church during the 11 o'clock
service. Rev. V. L. Bray performed this with the assistance of the pastor, Rev. A. E.
Scott. The infant was dressed in a long dainty dress which was worn by his mother,
the former Miss Judith Rice. He is named after his maternal grandfather and his