Rome was to have another bank, according to plans announced fifty years ago. It was to be located at the corner of Broad Street and Fifth Avenue, formerly occupied by the Salvation Army, the building to be remodeled. Capitalized
at $100,000, it was being organized by John M. Graham and his associates. A name had not been selected for the new bank, and it was not intended to begin operation before early in 1913.
Rome’s seventh bank, it was to be located in a section of the city that was rapidly coming to the front. It was to be just across the street from the new hotel to be erected on the site of the old Colonial Hotel.
The new institution was expected to be a convenience to the residents and businesses of that section of the city, since all the other banks were located between Second and Third avenues.
Twenty-two boys and girls of Rome High School were to graduate in exercises at the Opera House next week a half-century ago. The program was to feature a play written by Isabel Gammon, a member poof the graduating class, titled “The Stranded Actor.”
Others to receive their diplomas were Evelyn Barrow, Marie Cumming, Ruth Chambers, Edith Dempsey, Inez Ebling, Nellie Vail Eubanks, Sara Fahy, Rosa Hammond, Hattie Howell, Essie Keown, Frances Stanfield, Lula Stoffregan, Ruth Warters, Gladys Willingham, Edyth Young, Margaret Pruden, Ethel Ray, Robert Attaway, Richard Harris, Howard Lowery and Clifton Stoffregan.
Three diamond rings valued at $500 were stolen from Mrs. (Dr.) H.H. Battey. They had been left under a pillow in her bedroom at the residence, 100 West Eighth Avenue, and there were no clues as to the culprit. … The entertainment at the Airdome by the ladies of the Christian Church was most charming. Miss Estelle Mitchell entertained with her popular dialect readings and Miss Harrie Fumade, noted whistler of Atlanta, whistled to the accompanied of the Nixon Orchestra. A thunderstorm interrupted the program, but it was resumed when it ceased. Miss Fumade was the guest of Mrs. J.H. Taylor of East Fourth Avenue. … the famous evangelist, Bob Jones, concluded the most remarkable series of revival services ever held in Rome, packing the Rounsaville warehouse
with audiences numbering as many as 2,000. … From the Lindale News by Charles J. Ogles: “It was Carl East who is going to Guild, Tenn., to pitch a game of ball Sunday, instead of Earl West, as was stated in this column Thursday by a typographical error.”
It was read with interest that outfielder Ty Cobb, of the Detroit Club, had been reinstated after being suspended for attacking a spectator, who he said insulted him. His reinstatement was the result of a strike by the Detroit players. … Two divisions of the Atlantic battleship fleet were sent to Key West to be ready to move to Cuba, this action becoming necessary to protect American interests, as the insurrection and disorders were believed by the government to be out of control of the Cuban government. … At the 124th Assembly of the Presbyterian Church, U.S. held in Louisville, Ky., delegates voted in favor of pensions and annuities for disabled ministers. …