Today in Johnson City History: June 11 | To live

June 11, 1891: The Comet reprinted an article that originally appeared in the Bristol Courier. “Between midnight on Saturday night and daylight on Sunday morning, a man entered the home of John Warren, who lives on the hill west of Sullins College, and made a victim of Mrs. Warren. of his diabolical lust, under death threats.”

“John Warren is employed at the Norfolk & Western shipyard, and does day and night tours every other week. He came to Bristol three or four years ago from the upper end of Washington County (sic). He has made an enviable impression among his co-workers. He has been married about twelve years and has four or five children.

“There are suspicions pointing to the perpetrator of the horrific crime, and Mr. Warren, police officers and personal friends have been busy on the trail for two days and when the right man is found, there will be neither a full judge nor a full jury to administer justice. .”

Sullins College was a women’s college; it was located in Bristol, Virginia. It is now closed.

The Bristol Courier was published in Bristol, Tennessee from 1870 to 1907, according to loc.org.

June 11, 1897: One hundred twenty-five years ago today, The Morning Tribune reported that “JF Crumley of Johnson City came yesterday.”

The Morning Tribune was a newspaper published in Knoxville. In time it became the Knoxville Journal and Tribune. It is now published as the Knoxville News-Sentinel. Johnson City did not have a daily newspaper in 1897, but The Comet was published weekly.

June 11, 1922: Exactly a century ago, The Sunday Chronicle brought good news for budget shoppers in and around Johnson City. “To those lucky people of Johnson City and its farthest hundred mile radius who have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to enjoy Dollar Days on sale in other cities, the announcement that the progressive merchants of Johnson City have established the next Wednesday, June 14, like Johnson City Dollar Day, will be welcome, because that means next Wednesday will be the BIG DAY of the summer.”

“For those who have never had the good fortune to attend a Dollar Day on sale, they can be told that on that date, Wednesday, June 15, the merchants of Johnson City combine to offer remarkable concessions to trade, concessions that they would have no justification for wearing except at infrequent intervals.”

“The purpose of this event is quickly understood. By making price incentives of an unusual nature, the citizens of Johnson City and its commercial territory, which covers upper eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, and extends into Virginia, become fully acquainted with the advantages and facilities of Johnson City as a commercial center. Business friendships are cemented, commerce is booming, and the fame of Johnson City and its widely diversified, thoroughly modern and comprehensive retail establishments is spreading far and wide.”

The Sunday Chronicle was published as the Johnson City Chronicle on other days of the week.

June 11, 1947: Seventy-five years ago today, according to the Johnson City Press-Chronicle, “Mrs. Carla B. Keys was elected director of the Johnson City Chamber of Commerce to fill DR Shearer’s unexpired term, at a board meeting Monday noon in the private dining room of the John Sevier Hotel.

“In the same session, the board approved the list of committee chairs chosen by the executive committee. President Gates Kidd announced that forms have been sent to all members of the organization so that they can indicate their preference of committees in which to participate.

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“A tentative copy prepared for a new Johnson City tourism brochure was discussed and approved.”

“Allen Harris, Jr., gave a brief report on the Memorial Hospital campaign and Chairman Kidd urged the board members to give (several indecipherable words) that the campaign was a success.”

“The group voted to send Penn Worden, Jr., to the Southeastern Institute at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, June 22-28, to study new procedures and information about the work of the Chamber of Commerce.” .

June 11, 1964: According to the Johnson City Press-Chronicle, “Johnson City attorney Bernard Cantor will likely be named in two to three days as Washington County campaign manager for senator candidate Ross Bass.”

“Bass met here yesterday with a dozen potential workers. He said the local campaign manager will be named before the week is out.”

“If Cantor, a former supporter of the late Sen. Estes Kefauver, is not named, the choice will likely be John Goodin, another local attorney, the Press-Chronicle has learned.”

June 11, 1972: Fifty years ago today, the Johnson City Press-Chronicle reported: “The Johnson City Civinette Club installed new officers in the Ann Howard Cafeteria with guests of Civitan husbands.”

“The officers were installed by Cloyd Walker, outgoing president of Civitan and former president of Nativic. They will serve Kate Droke, president; Daisy Ewbank, First Vice President; Moleva Birchett and Teddy Zellar, Second Vice Presidents; Carolyn Justice, Recording Secretary; Edna Baxter, correspondence secretary; Vivian Stroup, treasurer; Maryeva Gillikin, Deputy Treasurer; Mary Ruth Blalock, MP; Norma Jean Cannon, chaplain.

Ann Howard’s coffee shop was located in The Mall.

June 11, 1997: Twenty-five years ago today, the Johnson City Press reported a story that could have had a tragic ending. Instead, however, everything ended well. With an Erwin date, readers learned that “a 2-year-old boy took his grandmother’s Cadillac for a spin Monday, backed the car into a neighbor’s driveway, causing minor damage to the driveway and vehicle neighbor’s sport utility vehicle.

“According to a report from the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department, Billie J. McNabb, 175 Dillard Ave., got out of her car in her driveway, leaving her keys in the ignition.”

“Before she got back in the car, 2-year-old Clay McNabb had gotten out of his seat and into the driver’s seat. He reportedly started the car, put it in reverse and drove down a hill and into a carport at JoAnn Bogart’s home, 654 Dillard Ave.”

“Young Clay was not injured or charged with any traffic violation. The Cadillac sustained ‘substantial’ damage, according to the report.

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