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100 Years Ago


As presented in the March 1918 editions of the Rome Tribune-Herald

The service flag that flies at the Darlington School shows 70 stars indicating that 70 of the graduates or undergraduates of that splendid educational institution have given their services to the government in a military capacity since war was declared. This is more than the actual membership the school right now, and considering the length of time the school has been in operation and the average number of students, it is a showing that is almost unapproachable.

The Darlington School was established some 14 years ago, and the average student body numbers about 75 each year. It is a small but select and very efficient educational institution. The standard of scholarship is high and the moral standard is most excellent. The fact that so many of the boys attending this institution have offered their services in the country’s defense illustrates the high standard of patriotism that has been inculcated in the students.


Deputy County Clerk Tom Clemmons has resigned to accept a position with the Simpson Grocery Company and has been succeeded by F.L. Sammons who has been, until yesterday, connected with the Rome and Northern Railroad office in the city.

Mr. Clemmons’ resignation was received with regret by County Clerk Graham and the regret is shared by everyone who had dealings with the office since Mr. Clemmons has become connected with it. He has been efficient and courteous and therefore popular.

Mr. Sammons, who succeeded him, is known as a capable office man and is expected to fill his new position with equal credit.

Another change at the courthouse was the resignation of Deputy Sheriff Jim Davis, to take effect in a short time. He will return to his farm near the city it is also rumored that Deputy Sheriff Redden is considering giving up the office as soon as he can make other arrangements.

In the city departments also, a resignation was tendered to the first commissioner, when Street Overseer W.E. LeMaster decided to quit. His place has not yet been filled and will probably not be filled until the beginning of the next fiscal year April 1st.


The informal bridge party at which Mrs. Clyde Price of Yazoo City, Miss., was the honoree, and Miss Martha Shorter Hamilton was hostess yesterday at the home of the latter on River Avenue, was a pretty affair and assembled a few of the close friends of the honoree.

Miss Helen McClain made top scorer and the prizes for this and for the honoree were antique handkerchiefs.

A lovely salad course with an ice followed the game.

Those playing were Mrs. R.L. DeSaussure, Miss Louise Moultrie, Miss Bessie Moore, Miss Eva Simpson, Miss Julia Smith, Mrs. Price, Miss Hamilton, Miss Isabelle Gammon, Miss Helen McLin.


Two historic documents, one setting forth how Bethman-Hollweg, former German Chancellor, sent word to Paris before the outbreak of the war that if France decided to remain neutral Germany would require - as a guarantee of her neutrality - the handing over for the period of the war with Russia, of the French Fortress of Toul and Verdun, were made public by Foreign Minister Miquon today.