Romans read of the decision of the state court of appeals that there was no automobile speed law in Georgia, with the exception of the one for passing for a crossroad, where the law held the driver specifically to 6 miles an hour.
The decision was of interest in the fact that no action could be taken against a driver who was merely speeding if he ran down a pedestrian or struck another vehicle. Another interesting fact was that the first conviction of an auto driver for homicide in Georgia, the conviction involving a driver who struck and killed a woman as she alighted from a streetcar at a cross road. The legislature, in passing the law, did not fix the speed limit for a number of reasons. Members reasoned that the question of a reasonable or proper speed was one that depended largely on the driver. Some drives might keep up a pace of 30 to 35 miles an hour in perfect safety, while with others it would be dangerous at 20 miles an hour.
Theodore Roosevelt was nominated presidential candidate of the National Progressive Party in its first annual convention held in Chicago, which was to place him in the running against Wilson and Taft. … The Panama Canal administration bill passed by the Senate provided free passage for American ships when completed.
A delightful dance was given at the Coosa Country Club by Mrs. L.A. Dean for her daughter, Miss Cobbie May Dean and her visitors, Misses Nellie Hood Ridley, Dorothy Ezelle and Helen Douglass, of Atlanta. Miss Missie King entertained with a small supper beforehand for Miss Dean and her visitors Nevin Patton, Andrew Cooper, Mark Cooper, Homer Arrington and Jim Maddox. … Another dance of the week was given at the club by C.N. Featherston for Miss Marie Cumming and her guest, Miss Estelle Fort, of Atlanta. … Margaret Lewis entertained with a lawn party this week in 1912. The young “belles and beaux” made a memorable picture of childish beauty and delight amid their merry games. Little Sara Glover and Ernestine Jervis, two fairy-looking girls, served iced punch on the porch. … Masters Hamilton and Wallace Grant were hosts at a party at the home of their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D.B. Hamilton on Fourth Avenue, in compliment of Hamilton’s ninth birthday. …
Mrs. Geston Garner was visiting relatives in Kentucky. … Mrs. Max Kuttner was recovering nicely from an appendix operation at St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta. She was to remain in Atlanta with her parents until October.… Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Kirton announced the arrival of their daughter, Julia Eleanor, on the 5th instant. … Mrs. Jule Glover and Master Wingfield Glover were visiting at St. Simon’s Island. … Bob Gibson and Gus Fite were on a trip to North Carolina. … Mrs. Edward Hume and little daughter Louise were visiting Mrs. Hume’s sister, Mrs. W.G. Oehmig, in Chattanooga. … A group of young men formed a supper club called “Bread Line” and planned to have a supper party once a month at the Cherokee Hotel. They included DeForrest and Shorter Hamilton, Lint Hamilton, Homer Arrington, Paul Benton, Jim Maddox, Albert Fahy, Will Patton, Clair Wyatt, Milton McDermott, Simpson Pennington and Dick Harrison. …