The Town Crier, Lake City, September 5, 1956

The Town Crier, Lake City, Tennessee, Vol. I, No. 10, September 5, 1956:

Co-Editors, Bill Byrd and Eugene White, P. O. Box 194, Lake City, Tenn.  Telephone 3613 and 3297.  Subscription rates:  $2 per year.  5 cents per copy.


Miss Margaret Foust, a Town Crier reporter from Island Ford, won first prize on a hand-tooled leather hand bag at the Anderson County Community Fair in Clinton.  Miss Foust will help demonstrate leather at the TVA and I Fair in Knoxville on Tuesday, September 11.

LCHS Elects Officers

Seniors:  Sammy White, President; Wilma Shape, Vice-President; Bobbie turner, Secretary; Bradley Johnson, Treasurer; Donnie Bennett, Reporter and Charles Kelly, Sgt.  at Arms

Juniors:  Marsha Watts, President; Jerry Duncan, Vice-President; Shirley Foust, Secretary; Paul Elliott, Treasurer; Jakie Cox, Reporter and Kenneth Kesterson, Sgt.  at Arms

Sophomores:  Sandy Hatmaker, President; Elvis Snelling, Vice-President; Pat Elliott, Secretary; Oscar Hicks, Treasurer; Phyllis Martin, Reporter

Freshmen:  Kelly Webb, President; Hugh D. Foster, Vice-President; Ronald Cartery, Secretary and Treasurer; Jerry Butler, Reporter and Linda Adams, Sgt.  at Arms


Mrs. A. H. Foust, President of the High School PTA, requests that all high school students who have not received polio vaccine to do so as soon as possible.  The vaccine is now available to all students up to nineteen years of age.  A date will be announced later when this vaccine will be given.

Recipe of the Week 

Pound Cake by Mrs. Katie Bennett – 1 box powdered sugar, 1 box flour (measured in sugar box), 6 eggs, 3 sticks margarine, 1/3 C milk, 1-1/2 tsp. flavoring.  Cream butter and sugar well.  Add eggs one at a time and beat well. Add flour and milk alternately, starting with flour and ending with flour.  Bake at 350 degrees 1 hour & 15 min. in a tube pan.  The secret of this cake is in the thorough beating.


Mr. and Mrs. Frank Dew and children, Bess Ann and Stevie, have been home for a visit.  Frank is in the automotive supply business in Houston, Texas.  Frank says he is happy to be back in Lake City for a visit and hopes someday to return for good.  Although he likes Texas, Frank added “there’s no place like the Tenn, mountains.”  Frank said he was surprised recently by the visit of Betty and Hewey Fuller, former Lake City residents, now living in Houston.

A fellowship night sponsored by the Methodist Men was held Monday night, August 27, in the basement of the church.  An old-fashioned spelling bee was the highlight of the evening.  After the program refreshments were served.

The First Baptist Church will have a music school from September 10 to the 14th at 7:30 p.m. each evening.  All choir members are urged to attend.  Mr. Lawrence Luallen is music director.

Tonight (Wednesday) the Main St. Baptist Church will have their business meeting.  All officers, teachers and training union directors will be elected.

The Briceville Methodist Church will hold its Annual Homecoming Sunday, September 9.  All friends are cordially invited.

Rev. T. R. Martin, pastor of the Lake City Church of God, has returned from a business and evangelistic conference in Memphis.


Mr. J. L. Sharp of Lake City and Miss Wanda Goodykoontz of Briceville were married August 23, at the home of the officiating minister, the Rev. Ralph Cline in Briceville.  Mrs. Sharp is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Prentis Goodykoontz and Mr. Sharp is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ned Sharp.  Mr. Sharp graduated from Lake City High School and was a member of the football team.  Mrs. Sharp also attended LCHS.  They are making their home in Lake City.

Mrs. Beatrice Ridenour Daugherty and Mr. Frank Hackworth were married August 24, at five o’clock by the Rev. Claude T. Miller at the Methodist parsonage in Lake City.  Mrs. Hackworth is a teacher in the Lake City grammar school and Mr. Hackworth is a retired farmer in Anderson County near Oliver Springs.

Making their home in Lake City following their wedding on August 21 are Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hicks, Jr.  The bride is the former Miss Dixie Ragsdale, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Ragsdale of Oak Ridge.  Mr. Hicks is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Hicks, Sr. of Lake City.

Have You Heard?

Visiting the Chas. Vowells last week were Mr. and Mrs. Otha Atwood and children of Harveyville, Kansas…Roy Duncan and Elmer Lee are vacationing at Myrtle Beach, S.C…Mrs. Farley Phillips, Jr. will join her husband in Dayton, Ohio on the 17th…Mrs. Hood Wender left last week for Portland, Maine, to attend the funeral of her mother…Russell Roach is home from Dayton, Ohio, for a visit…Mrs. Bert Hatmaker of Canton, Ohio, is visiting her brother, Flint Keever and Mrs. Keever…Mrs. W. C. Jones of Knoxville was a recent guest of her sister, Mrs. Frank Bennett…Visiting Mrs. Vic Ford last week was her niece, Mrs. Lawrence Goins and her two children, of South Clinton…Jean Elliott is vacationing in Gulf Hills, Ocean Springs, Mississippi…the Christy Elliotts and the Vaughn Bennetts spent the Labor Day week-end at Myrtle Beach, S.C…

Tina Darlene, 4-1/2 months old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Tuttle was baptized Sunday, August 26 at the Ducktown Methodist Church.  The Rev. E. F. Wood performed the Baptism.

Fire Chief I. D. Queener has returned from Middle Tennessee State College at Murfreesboro where he studied advanced officers training in connection with fire-fighting.

ISLAND FORD NEWS by Margret Foust

Oscar Whitaker of Mansfield, Ohio, has been visiting his parents, the Fletcher Whitakers…Mrs. J. R. Nesmith has returned home after visiting her daughter, Mrs. Owen Couch, of Guntersville, Alabama…Recent guest of Mr. and Mrs. James Lane was Mrs. Lane’s brother, Pfc. John Tackett of Camp Polk, La…visiting the Sam Strongs this week are their son and family, Mr. and Mrs. George Kelly Strong and son Jerry, of Detroit…Bill Burton has been transferred from Fairbanks, Alaska to Nome, Alaska.

BIRTHS at Scott Hospital

Mr. and Mrs. Mac Dilbeck, a boy, Gary Wayne; Mr. and Mrs. Don Wright, a girl, Marcello Faye; Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy McGhee, a girl, Charlene Cheryl

SPORTS as seen by Uncle Jake

These young fellas up here at the newspaper office talked me into going down to Clinton Friday night to see the opening football game between Lake City and Clinton.  It was the first football game your Uncle Jake had ever seen so I am not making any comments on who did what good, but I told the editors that they could have a little of my column to say something.

I sure did like those youngsters that yelled for their team all the time.  I liked their costumes too.  I didn’t find out till I got home that the other people were supposed to help them yell, but nobody around me was hollering atall.  I did hear one boy holler “Beat Burrville.”  I would have liked it more if our band could have played more and louder.  I wondered if our school had a school song.  I guess they do though.  Don’t think I’ll be able to make it next Friday to Ducktown but I’ll be there in spirit.  The two coaches out to be proud of their boys for the good sportsmanship they displayed and we know they will be an example to them the rest of the season.  Good sportsmanship reminds me of an old saying that goes like this… “And when the one Great Scorer comes, to write against your name, he writes, not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.”  See you next week.

EDITORS NOTE:  The Cheer Leaders Uncle Jake spoke of are:  Head Cheer Leader Wilma Sharpe and Marsha Watts, Bobbie Turner, Pat Braden, Annette Hatmaker, Paul Vowell.  We agree with all the things Uncle Jake has said.  There were 3 players slightly injured:  Capt. Bruce Harmon, Morris Braden and Dave Hill.  Although the score was Clinton 25-Lake City 0, we know with a little experience and practice the Lakers will have a fine season.

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[Original owned and transcribed by Stephanie A. Hill with no corrections to spelling or punctuation.]

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