Dr. Curry’s hospital was reorganized into a general hospital this week a half century ago. For several years it had been run as a private institution for Dr. J.W. Curry’s practice.
The need for a general hospital, where all doctors could take their patients, had been felt needed for sometime by the profession. The hospital staff was to be headed by Dr. W.L. Funkhouser.
William G. McAdoo, builder of the Hudson River tubes, spoke at the Berry School Sunday 50 years ago, delivering a talk on success, one of the very best talks the boys ever listened to. He said that he would rather be the founder of the Berry School than to have built the Hudson tunnels. ... Romans read with interest that William Randolph Hearst had purchased the Atlanta Georgian from Fred L. Seely for $313,000, and that it was probable that Roman James B. Nevin would be engaged in an editorial capacity. ... All teachers in the city and country systems were preparing to take the state examination required under the new state education law. Under the old law, teachers were only required to take such tests as might be prescribed locally. ...
A suit against A.N. Tumlin, of Cave Spring, for $5,000 damages, was filed by Mrs. Mary Ann Williams in city court. The suit alleged injuries received by being thrown from and run over by a wagon on Cave Spring Road when Mrs. Williams’ mules became frightened at Mr. Tumlin’s automobile and swerved off the road into a field. ...Winfield S. Landsdell, was killed when struck by a street car at the corner of Avenue B and West 11th Street in the Fourth Ward. He stepped in front of the car, which was traveling about 20 miles per hour, and was struck before the motorman saw him. ... Street car number 107 of the Rome Railway and Light Company jumped the tracks again at the South Broad Bridge, interrupting traffic on the Lindale line for some time. ...
For the period of a month the Rome Railway and Light Company was willing to wire houses for electric lamps at cost, to keep their men busy, and would give 30 days of free lighting service. ... The price of eggs had soared to 35 to 45 cents a dozen. ... The heavy rains of this week 50 years ago washed up about 85 yards of the new paving on upper Broad Street between 9th and Smith streets, and swelled Silver Creek to almost 100 yards wide in places. ... Miss Cora Powell, of Etowah Terrace, who had a freak egg with writing on it predicting doom was so besieged with callers that she placed the egg in a local store and hung a sign on her front gate announcing where it could be seen.