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100 Years Ago

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As it appeared in the Fifty Years Ago as presented in the Sunday, Sept. 10, 1967 edition of the Rome News-Tribune

First Commissioner D.W. Simmons issued a warning to the automobilists regarding infractions of the city traffic ordinances this week fifty years ago. He said the law required automobiles to give streetcars the right-of-way and to stop if necessary to allow the streetcar to go on its way, instead of trying to cross in front of the car. Mr. Simmons asked policemen to stop automobiles driven by any persons under sixteen years of age.

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Mr. A. Rawlins was quite ill at his home on the Kingston Pike and was unable to attend to his business duties. … Miss Elizabeth Ledbetter was at home after a delightful summer spent at Greenwood and Spartanburg, S.C. … The public schools of Rome opened this week a half century ago with an enrollment of 2,157. The enrollment of Rome High School was the largest ever with 407 students. …

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First Commissioner D.W. Simmons issued a warning to the automobilists regarding infractions of the city traffic ordinances this week fifty years ago. He said the law required automobiles to give streetcars the right-of-way and to stop if necessary to allow the streetcar to go on its way, instead of trying to cross in front of the car. Mr. Simmons asked policemen to stop automobiles driven by any persons under sixteen years of age.

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“With everything working smoothly as it is now we will have the Broad Street bridge completed by the first of October,” was the statement of E.A. Mead, superintendent of the Hughes Engineering Company.

With the completion of the middle arch last week, the concrete work was finished with the exception of handrails and that was in progress fifty years ago this week. Several teams were busily hauling dirt, filling in the roadway and the work was rapidly nearing completion.

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Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Hale and son, Ellis, and Donald Turner had returned from a delightful motor tour of Virginia where they visited relatives, and to Spartanburg, S.C. The trip was most interesting and member of the party camped in the car, which was an added feature of pleasure.