Donelson Diary

Interesting Intimate Items of Donelson's Daily Developments

Volume 1 - Number 51

Donelson, Davidson County, Tennessee

8 May 1947

Society and Local News Items

News from over the Community

Dr. M. K. Denny is reportedly ill at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky.

Mr. and Mrs. William Payne, of Wassau, Wisconsin, are guests at the home of her niece, Mrs. Jon L. Blume, and Mr. Blume on Cumberland Circle.


Ligon's Flower Shop will soon become a member of the Florists Telegraphic Delivery organization.

Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Buttrey are now making their home on Beck's Avenue in Old Hickory.

Mrs. Maude Johnson, mother of Joe Johnson, is suffering a fractured wrist from a fall down the basement stairs recently.

Mrs. Gordon Pierce and son, David, flew to Louisville Friday to spend the day. (David sat "up front" with the pilot, his dad.)

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Luther Harvey on Lebanon Road, who have a baby boy, born Wednesday of last week in Florence, Alabama.

Arthur Bowen, Jack Walding and Jimmy Baker, all of Donelson, joined a group of 35 Southern Woodenware salesmen in a fishing trip to Pickwick Dam friday through Sunday.

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Bill Brady on the arrival of a son, born Monday morning at Norwood Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama. He has been named William Mark. Mrs. Brady (Inell) is a sister to Mrs. Gordon Pierce on Cumberland Circle.

Pleasant Grove

Thomas Carver, Correspondent

  • The community was grieved to hear of the deaths of Mrs. Alma Carver Pride and Gilliam Baker.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Chester Gleaves and family, and Betty Jo Hayes spent Sunday afternoon visiting at the Andrew Jackson Home.

Una News

Mrs. E. H. Duke,
Phone News to 6-3227

  • Mr. and Mrs. Everette Hickman Duke, Jr., and Hickman, III, Nancy Duke and her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Castleman, spent Sunday afternoon together visiting the various Duke families.
  • Mr. and Mrs. M. J. Stumpf, who for the past two years have been living in the Duke Apartments, have purchased a beautiful home on Murfreesboro Road and expect to move at once.
  • Mrs. Loula May Smith entertained her guest, Mrs. T. F. Bright, of Belvediere, Illinois, with a "Lavender Tea" Sunday afternoon from 2 to 6 p.m. The house was decorated throughout with bowls of lilac and wisteria....
  • The Youth Fellowship group at Arlington recently entertained with a beautiful chicken dinner in the new building. Herschel Gower is President which assures success in that department.
  • Mrs. Bailey's Fifth Grade room has bought new song books. The room will play Mrs. Thompson's room Friday in a softball match game.
  • Ralph Vulcano, owner and manager of the Vulcano Pottery Establishment, took the Girl Scouts to the Hippodrome Skating Rink in his truck. Virtually all of the members of the Troop made the trip.

Brown's Creek

Mrs. R. C. Stewart, Correspondent
Call news to 5-0297

  • Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Adams, formerly of Pumping Station Road, have moved to their new home on Louise Drive in Woodbine.
  • Marylyn Amos has the mumps.
  • Wayne Adams is recovering from chicken pox and tonsilitis.


Mrs. W. R. Holman, correspondent

  • Well, Folks, the Lockmen at Lock 2 have had a sudden (and we are afraid, brief) splurge of energy. They are painting, cutting grass, screening and doing all sorts of spring work.
  • Lloyd Hickerson had an accident Sunday morning. While feeding the chickens his foot slipped and in trying to save himself from a fall he caught the wire fence. The result was a badly cut hand.
  • Mr. and Mrs. Miller Minton, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pruett, Robert Pruett and Miss Betty Owen spent the weekend fishing near Waverly. We hear they caught enough fish to make some of them sick. Why not bring a few home next time....
  • Everyone send in the news and watch the DIARY grow!

Central Pike

Mrs. Bennie Bright
Phone News to 58Y

  • Mr. and Mrs. Junior Ellis were bedtime guests Saturday night at the home of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Bright.
  • We all sympathize with the family of Mrs. Alma Pride. She was a good woman and loved by everyone.
  • Some cases of whooping cough are reported in this area. We hope everyone soon gets well.
  • A large crowd attended the Sinor sale Saturday. A lot of items were sold and at high prices....


Society and Local News Items

Have New Daughter

Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Phillips on Bluefield Avenue, who have a new daughter, born Monday morning at Vanderbilt Hospital.

Smith-Arnott Wedding Rites Solemnized Last Sunday

Miss Alice Louise Smith, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Walker Smith, became the bride of Robert Lochhead Arnott, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Arnott of Brooklyn, New York, in a ceremony at 4 o'clock Sunday afternoon, April 27, at the Andrew Price Memorial Methodist Church....

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An Editorial

Maintaining the policy that the DIARY, as a community newspaper, shall do everything in its power to promote the general welfare of the community which it serves, and whereas, the destruction of telephone cables by a party or parties unknown this week has jeopardized the safety and welfare of the community, the DIARY herewith adds the sum of $25 to the rewards already offered by the Southern Bell Telephone and Telegraph Company, for the arrest and conviction of the party or parties unknown who committed this destruction.

The DIARY further calls upon the two civic organizations representing the population of Donelson --

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DDT Paint

Lower Lights

By Mary Alice Adams


With masses soft of snowy hair
With dear face lined by heavy care,
My Mother.
A weary child, my head found rest
Safe cradled there upon her breast,
my Mother.

Now older grown, my aching heart
Finds refuge there from pain and hurt, my Mother.
And Heaven itself, all pearl and gold,
Will lovlier be, because 'twill hold my Mother.

--Minnie E. Kennedy.

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Clem's Clippings

Unusual Items, None Expected To Be Read

Sometimes we're just plain flabber-gasted over our mistakes. If we ever put out a paper which doesn't have something wrong, Uncle Joe Stalin and General Marshall will likely kiss and make up. Here we're just an issue away from that first birthday and have carried one mistake all that time which it took a friend in New York to notice. We've never noticed it and no one has called it to our attention. The mistake was in the spelling of "developments" on the first page. We had an extra "E."

Some unusual things have been happening at Mrs. Blanche Torrence's. First, Louise Hulett had an accident. We don't know where Howard was but Louise was mowing the lawn in her sock feet and nearly managed to sever her big toe. And then Mrs. Torrence had trouble backing around in her car and tore up a mailbox. Finally, Howard's baby chicks apparently didn't know enough to get in out of the rain and they all almost drowned in one of our recent rains. Never a dull moment!

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