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100 Years Ago


100 years ago as presented in the Fifty Years Ago column in the November 1967 editions of the Rome Tribune-Herald

An effort is now making by a group of Florida farmers, to obtain land in Floyd County for growing celery. The soil experts here declare that a quantity of such land is here and the growing of celery is not only practicable but sure to be profitable in this section.

At present, only certain points in California, Michigan, New Jersey and Florida have land suitable or used for the purpose and the market for the succulent vegetable, throughout the country, is always strong.

Celery grown in Floyd County could be sold at little transportation expense, within a short radius of this city.

The deal for land now being engineered by the Florida people is expected to be consummated before the end of the year.


An automobile containing Mr. and Mrs. George Denham and two ladies, all of Gadsden, Alabama, was overturned last night about 7:30 o’clock near Cave Spring, and Mrs. Denhem sustained severe injuries on her head and arms. The others with the exception of a few minor bruises, were unhurt.

Mrs. Denhem was placed in the auto of Dr. Chandler, who resides near where the accident occurred, and was brought here to the Frances Berrien Hospital. Her injuries were not considered fatal.

According to George Washington, a chauffeur who was in the auto at the time, Mr. Denhem was at the wheel and when the auto rounded a sharp curve in the road the steering gear became locked and caused the car to overturn. Fortunately, the top of the auto, a Buick Six, was up at the time and this fact probably prevented the weight of the car from crushing its occupants. The party was en route to Atlanta and had left Gadsden Saturday afternoon.

The wrecked auto was righted and driven here badly damaged.


Sexton King received a telegram from Herbert Adams of New York, sculptor of the monument for the grave of Mrs. Woodrow Wilson in Myrtle Hill cemetery, announcing that Mr. Adams will reach Rome tonight and the monument will be placed Wednesday morning, probably between 10 o’clock and noon.

Mrs. Hallie Rounsaville of the Ellen Axson Wilson Memorial Association asks any friends of Mrs. Wilson who wish to do so to bring flowers to the grave at that time. There will be no formal exercises.


President Wilson, in a forceful address before the American Federation of Labor in Buffalo, appealing to the working men of the United Sates for cooperation in the conduct of the war, made it emphatically clear that he opposes peace until the war against Germany has been won. He declared that his heart is with the feeling of the pacifists, but his mind has a contempt for them, too. Colonel House, he said, was sent to Europe to learn how the war can be won, “and he knows, as I know, that’s the only way to get peace if you want it for more than a few minutes.” This declaration was greeted by tremendous cheers.

The President directly asserted that Germany started the war and that Germany had determined that the political power of the world shall belong to her.