The Commercial Appeal
25 years ago — 1998
STOWE, Vt. – Sixty years after they escaped Nazi-occupied Austria, the family whose charm and courage were immortalized in “The Sound of Music” are fighting among themselves — divided over $3 million that one family branch claims it’s owed by the other. The dispute made its way to Vermont’s highest court this week. At issue is the value of stock held by almost 20 dissenting shareholders.
50 years ago — 1973
The City Council yesterday followed action of the County Court and agreed to release part of a block of land just east of the new Everett R. Cook Convention
Center which had been reserved for future expansion of the center. By rescinding a 1971 resolution, the council helped clear the way for construction of a luxury hotel on the site. The County Court took the same action Monday. The council resolution passed Nov. 2, 1971, had set the land aside solely for expansion of the convention center. 75 years ago — 1948
Construction work on two YMCA suburban branches — Highland Heights and Oak Park — got the “go ahead” signal yesterday. Leaders of the Memphis YMCA $1,085,000 building and expansion campaign, meeting for a progress report in the Gayoso, decided to start
construction without waiting for attainment of the fund goal, it was announced. To date the fund is $189,000 short.
100 years ago — 1923
Prohibition Agent A.G. Ledbetter and Constables Ed Bradley and T.J. Jacobi with Deputy Sheriff O.C. Lockman yesterday found and wrecked a still near Woodstock, Tenn., destroying 700 gallons of beer and 20 gallons of whiskey. No arrests were made.
125 years ago — 1898
The Rt. Rev. Thomas H. Gailor is now Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Tennessee, succeeding the late Bishop Quintard.