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Today in Johnson City History: March 25

Rebecca Henderson and Johnson City Press • Updated Mar 25, 2020 at 3:44 PM

March 25, 1910: The Comet advised ladies that their hair ribbons would last longer if they were wound around toy rolling pins. If it was necessary to iron the hair ribbons, ladies were advised to place the ribbons between two slightly damped pieces of cloth prior to ironing.

March 25, 1925: The Lions Club would soon be meeting for a luncheon at the Hotel John Sevier. The Parent-Teachers Association of the Junior High School would meet later that week in the school auditorium.

March 25, 1934: A Statement of Condition from Hamilton National Bank, which was “In Response to the Comptroller’s Call as of March 5, 1934,” reported that the bank had a little more than $4 million in resources. W.W. Miller was chairman of the board, and Allen Harris was one of the vice presidents.

March 25, 1938: Sterchi Brothers, a furniture store, advertised a three-piece bedroom suite for $39.75. That’s the equivalent of about $730 in 2020.

March 25, 1947: Dr. Jere Moore, former acting president of Tusculum College, had passed away in Greeneville. Dr. Moore had been pastor of the Greeneville Presbyterian Church since 1921.

March 25, 1954: Burglars had carried away a 1,000-pound safe from Wilson Pharmacy. Law enforcement officers later found it in a wooded area near Buffalo Mountain.

March 25, 1962: The Johnson City Press-Chronicle published a photo of youngsters at Calvary Presbyterian Church. Pictured were Mary Lynne Pratt, Kent Thompson, Jimmy Lee Harlan and Susan Story. At the time, the Rev. J. Graham Spurrier was the pastor at this church and the father of the 1966 Heisman trophy winner, Steve Spurrier. Source: The Johnson City Press dated March 25, 1962.

March 25, 1964: "Kissin’ Cousins" starring Elvis Presley began a run at the Majestic Theatre on Main Street in downtown Johnson City.

Sources: The Comet; Johnson City Staff-News: Johnson City Chronicle; Johnson City Staff-News; Johnson City Press-Chronicle; Ted Bowers/Johnson City, Tennessee, Memories.

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