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Mike Watson: Do You Remember When...?

Over 20 clues to the year.

By Mike Watson

It all happened in one year in Adair County. Do you remember when?

Dr. W.R. Murphy, Optometrist, came to Columbia from Louisville one day a week and saw patients at the New Columbia Hotel?

J.H. Goff opened a "Large Rooming House" on Merchant Street, behind M.L. Grissom's Funeral Home?

The Rialto Theatre was showing movies such as: "The Cowboy and the Blonde", "Frank Buck's Jungle Calvacade", and "Desert Bandit"?


Dr. Fred Newman, Chiropractor, had an office in the Hancock Hotel?

Mr. David Heskamp served as Master Commissioner of Adair County?

Our local telephone service was provided by Southern Continental Telephone Company?

Ms. Lottie H. Samuels, who taught four years in Columbia, left to teach in Carrollton?

Schools, such as Rainfall, Oak Grove and Rocky Hill, held pie suppers, with proceeds going to the purchase of necessary educational supplies and equipment?

Feather beds and pillows were often found for sale in the newspaper classified ads?

Charles Wethington was the Chevrolet dealer in Columbia?

Thomas C. Little was Superintendent of the Columbia School District?

The White Castle Inn, owned and operated by Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Bishop, formerly known as the Royal Cafe, reopened under the new name?

Rev. T. C. Smith was called as pastor of Zion Baptist Church?

The Jane Lampton Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution held their first fall meeting at the home of Mrs. Rollin Cundiff? Hostesses for the folk music event were Mrs. John D. Lowe, Jr., Mrs. Ray Flowers, and Miss Mary Lucy Lowe.

Miss Ella Kate Rowe, daughter of Rev. & Mrs. S.B. Rowe, left for Louisville to enter nurse's training at Norton Infirmary?

Rev. A.P. White, president of Lindsey Wilson Junior College, announced the fall term opening date was to be September 8th?

Mrs. O.A. Durham and Mrs. W. Todd Jeffries were in charge of the Training School at Lindsey Wilson?

Stotts & Cheatham Funeral Home and Ambulance Service had phone numbers 81-A and 81-B?

Brown Drug Store and Paull Drug Company were in operation on the Square?

Dr. H.C. Randall was elected secretary of the Adair County Fish and Game Protective Association, replacing Miss Eva Frazer?

Columbia Building Supply was owned and operated by C.M. Kelsay and Owen "Jack" Miller?

William Downs, of the Adair County News, was made the "Navy Editor" to assist in encouraging local men, 18 to 50, to join the U.S. Navy or Naval Reserve?

Hazard a guess at the year??? - Mike Watson


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