Donelson Diary

Interesting Intimate Items of Donelson's Daily Developments

Volume 1 - Number 51

Donelson, Davidson County, Tennessee

8 May 1947

High Don Honors To Dot Swann


Dorothy Swann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Swann, captured a major share of honors for the 1946-47 school year at Donelson High, according to an announcement by Principal Jack Draper.

Miss Swann, who won a position on the Interscholastic League All-Star basketball team earlier in the year due to her high scoring record, has been named the winner of the Balfour Key, leading honor at the school. She is also Valedictorian of the graduating class. Her awards were made on the basis of scholarship, achievement and all-around merit.

Athletes Win Honors

Athletes won all of the other awards announced by Principal Draper.

Fred Lovelace, a regular on the football, basketball and baseball teams, was named Salutatorian of the graduating class. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lovelace.

Bobby Cullum, a member of the Don football team, won the Danforth Medal for boys while Mildred Barbee, star guard on Donelson's championship girl's basketball team, was awarded the feminine counterpart. Bobby is the son of Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Cullum while Miss Barbee is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Barbee.

Dorothy Jacobs, football queen and a regular on the girl's basketball team, has been awarded the D.A.R. medal. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Jacobs. The S.A.R. award has been made to Don Malone, son of Mr. and Mrs. D. R. Malone, who has also been a three-sport star at D.H.S.

Faculty Medal Undecided

One award, the Faculty Medal, is yet to be awarded.

Thirty-one members of the Senior Class are now candidates for graduation in two weeks....

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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