November 3, 1891: La Comète made its readers laugh to start their day. “Walking into JL Evans & Co.’s store yesterday morning, a Comet reporter was surprised to see a huge pair of pants walking around. He assumed it was an automatic sample from a Western company. Mr. Grossman, it seems, had been employed by the company to clap his hands and sing, “Hello everyone, our pants banner.” Her singing continued, but you couldn’t see the banner for the pants.
November 3, 1896: One hundred and twenty-five years ago today, The Knoxville Sentinel reported campaign news with a date from Johnson City. Readers have learned: “The campaign ended here last night with a tremendous torchlight procession in honor of Governor Taylor. About 1,500 marched in the parade and more than 2,000 gathered on a vacant lot to hear Taylor speak. He received an enthusiastic ovation.
The mentioned campaign referred to Governor Taylor running against GN Tillman; Taylor prevailed in the race for governor.
The Knoxville Sentinel is now published as the Knoxville News-Sentinel.
November 3, 1900: The Journal and Tribune reported: “HH Carr, of Johnson City, a prominent East Tennessee lawyer, was among the guests yesterday from Flanders.
The Journal and Tribune was a newspaper published in Knoxville. It ceased publication in 1924. Johnson City had no daily newspaper in 1900. The Comet was published weekly.
November 3, 1921: A century ago today, The Knoxville Sentinel reported news with a date from Johnson City. “The Johnson City Men’s Union Bible Class has elected the following leaders for the coming year: Attorney Victor E. Kent, president; SA Brown, Treasurer.
The Knoxville Sentinel is now published as the Knoxville News-Sentinel. We do not have access to any newspaper published in Johnson City in 1921.
November 3, 1946: 75 years ago today, the Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported Monday Club news. Readers learned that “The Monday Club Peace Services Committee will entertain Mr. and Mrs. Edward B. Smith of Knoxville with dinner Monday evening in the private dining room of the John Sevier Hotel.
“The case will precede the club’s scheduled 8 p.m. public meeting at East Tennessee State College, which will feature an address by Mr. Smith, associate editor of the Knoxville News-Sentinel.”
East Tennessee State College, is now, of course, known as East Tennessee State University.
November 3, 1951: “It was a day for the fingers yesterday in the emergency room at Memorial Hospital, and it kept the girls in white busy most of the morning,” according to the Johnson City Press-Chronicle.
The article continued to say, “Emergency room nurses marveled at the number of people receiving emergency treatment for crushed fingers.”
Memorial Hospital was the forerunner of Johnson City Medical Center.
November 3, 1960: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported on a child. In a captioned photo, readers learned: “Yesterday Ms. Rosalee Ervin’s one-year-old son sat on the office sergeant’s estate at police headquarters, waiting for patroller CC Clark, sitting down, warming up a bottle of milk. Police chief CE Mullenix contacts the social service. The baby was left with friends on Welbourne Street around 10pm Tuesday as the mother went to get “something for a terrible headache”. Morning came and the friends had to go to work. Police were called and patroller George Murray picked up the baby. The juvenile court has an arrest warrant for Ms. Ervin’s arrest on child neglect charges.
November 3, 1969: In his column in the Johnson City Press-Chronicle, “Dear Abby” offered his condolences to Mr. and Mrs. Art Linkletter on the death of their “20 year old daughter who jumped to death while under the influence of LSD”. Art Linkletter was a very popular author and radio and television personality for many years.
November 3, 1971: Fifty years ago today, the Johnson City Press-Chronicle continued to report news of a possible medical school in Upper East Tennessee. “Dr. Charles Allen, president of the Appalachian Center for the Healing Arts, said he did not know much about the background of either Dr. Dennis or Dr. Ives, and believes neither of them had any history. experience with the type of development planned for Johnson City.
“Dr. Willard was instrumental in the development of both medical schools, according to Dr. Allen, and he is highly regarded in medical education circles. off our situation as a whole, “commented Dr. Allen.” I am very pleased with his selection. “
“The governor’s office has informed Dr. Allen that the committee will be in Johnson City on November 23. He hopes they can spend more time than a day seeing all the facilities and possibilities in the area.”
“The report is expected to be completed by January 1. Dr Allen said the delay could hurt Johnson City’s chances of getting medical school – if the Teague bill were to pass the Senate quickly enough. and that the Veterans Administration should then select sites for the new schools.
November 3, 1972: “A Tennessee legislative committee authorized to handle Johnson City’s negotiations for a medical school will make its maiden trip to Washington today on behalf of the proposed facility.”
The story went on to say, “Rep. PL Robinson, chairman of the group, said the committee would meet with the Veterans Administration offices today in Washington to begin the first round of talks at the federal level.
November 3, 1987: In his column in the Johnson City Press, Tom Hodge wrote about the behavior of baboons. “According to National Wildlife magazine, platonic relationships are quite common among African baboons. Male friends protect females and their young from attacks by other herd members and often groom and cuddle infants.
November 3, 1996: Twenty-five years ago today, in an article by Jeff Keeling, readers of Johnson City Press learned: “Dot Kelly, East Tennessee president for the Advisory Committee to the State’s Wars Commission, said with 37% of the Champs war battles already destroyed, it is time to act. Tennessee ranks second behind Virginia in the number of Civil War battlegrounds, she said, which could translate into a tourism boom.