Stockholders of the Floyd County Nova-Kola Company elected an entirely new directorate and official corps to take charge of the company’s affairs. Newly elected officers were J.H. May, president; W.H. Wilkerson, vice president; and C.H. Shiflett, secretary and treasurer. D.E. Lowry was to be manager of the plant, which was located on East First Street.
Messrs. Shiflett, May and Wilkerson were members of the board of directors, together with A.N. Tumlin, of Cave Spring; O.L. Betts, H.W. Sparks, of Cave Spring; Wm. DeLay, M.S. Lanier, W.A. Jolly, of Kingston; W.J. Griffin, J.J. Conn, D.W. Simmons, G.B. Holder and B.T. Williams of Cave Spring. The executive committee consisted of Messrs. Lanier, Simmons and Griffin.
The Third National was the name given to Rome’s newest bank a half century ago. It was located at the corner of Broad Street and Fifth Avenue, and was capitalized t $100,000, all of which had been subscribed. The bank’s active executive officers were John M. Graham, president; E.P. Harvey, vice president; and George Beystegel, cashier. These were all well-known businessmen.
There was a meeting of members of the associated charities fifty years ago at the Carnegie Library. Regular routine business was transacted, and plans for the immediate establishment of the convalescent camp on Mount Fairview was discussed. Officers of the organization were Wilson M. Hardy, president; Hughes T. Reynolds, treasurer; Mrs. John E. Reynolds, chairman of nursing committee; and Mrs. J. Lindsay Johnson and Mrs. John C. Printup, secretary.
Several changes were made on Broad Street. F.E. Vaissiere moved his jewelry store from the middle of the block to the second door from Second Avenue, No. 407. The former location will be remodeled and occupied by the Citizens’ National Bank. Work commenced on the remodeling of the Lanham and Kuttner stores, and also on the building next to Kress’ store which was to be occupied by L.M. Weitzel. The Weitzel store in the Tribune-Herald building was to be occupied by Martin’s ten cent store. … G.K. Meadwos announced his candidacy for the legislature from Floyd County. … Green Clanton was badly injured in North Rome, near the Georgia Marble Works, in a cave-in of a sewer which the city was constructing. … Rome lost a well-known and highly respected citizen, Mrs. George Ramey. Mr. Ramey’s father, Mr. William Ramey, married Miss Eliza Garlington, sister of the then governor of South Carolina. … The Board of Education chose Dr. W.L. Funkhouser to be medical inspector for the Rome Public Schools. … Mrs. W.W. Cantrell was painfully hurt when she was thrown forward in the carriage in which she was riding. …